One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘They have taken with them at least US $5 billion in corruptly obtained earnings.’
- ‘If that particular licence or approval or authority has been obtained on the basis of a bribe, i.e. obtained corruptly, that can have ramifications for the organisation when it comes to make future investments.’
- ‘If a university had been caught taking money from a private school in exchange for lowering the entrance criteria for its pupils, the government would have accused it, quite rightly, of behaving corruptly and unfairly.’
- ‘He also stressed that the money - which represents a fraction of his estimated $1.4 billion fortune - had been earned legitimately through business, not corruptly in office.’
- ‘Every elector who corruptly accepts or takes any such food, drink, entertainment, or provision also commits the offence of treating.’
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