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  • We get it though, and ponder how this ill-adjusted kid got into Harvard in the first place.

    Regina Weinreich: New York Film Festival Goes to Harvard

  • Psychiatrists, he added, have "overwhelming evidence that homosexuals are created -- generally by ill-adjusted parents -- not born."

    Life Before Stonewall

  • Is it to be found in burdensome taxation or ill-adjusted tariff regulations?

    Black and White

  • This loft had neither window nor skylight, and the gloom would have been intense, had not a few faint sun-rays struggled through the interstices of some ill-adjusted tiles.

    Monsieur Lecoq

  • This gentleman did not know Mr. Polly personally, but he had dealt with him generally as “one of those ill-adjusted units that abound in a society that has failed to develop a collective intelligence and a collective will for order, commensurate with its complexities.”

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • In our experience, most outstanding fathers have somewhat disappointing sons, brilliant wives have duller husbands, people who seem to be ill-adjusted often improve, and those considered extraordinarily fortunate eventually have a run of bad luck.

    Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation

  • The faint smell of smoke came with the breeze, the smoke from torches and ill-adjusted oil lamps.

    The Magic of Recluce

  • "Sir?" the driver asked, the irritating screech of ill-adjusted windshield wipers drowning his voice.

    Noble House

  • They could not see that he was a weakling, ill-adjusted to reality.

    Maigret and the Old Lady

  • He may have low standards and ill-adjusted relationships.

    Society Its Origin and Development

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