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  • And yet I see clusters of sorry-looking people clustered around bus stops as I drive home from work every day, so clearly there are people without cars in LA.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why the Arizona Law is Much Worse than the Federal Law It is Supposedly Based On

  • In the season's first episode alone, he opened up a cooking school in Westwood (where concerned parents brought in heaps of the sorry-looking lunches served to their kids), demonstrated how much extra sugar kids consume by drinking flavored milk (more than a school bus-full!)

    Jamie Oliver: I’m Now Working with Los Angeles Schools -- Just Not on Camera

  • She also had studied sculpture in college, and when she saw a sorry-looking butter cow at the Iowa State Fair in the late 1950s, she complained to officials and said she could do better.

    Cow Sculptor Buttered Fingers

  • Until recently, every time Betty Sanders pulled in or out of her driveway in Medfield, Mass., the strip of sorry-looking grass wedged between the street and sidewalk in front of her house gnawed at her.

    Gardeners Go to the 'Hellstrip'

  • One of the villagers rescues a sorry-looking head of cabbage he was going to feed to his pigs and offers it to the stranger.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: Taking Stock

  • We loaded the sorry-looking plow onto our stone boat and set out for the back of the farm.

    The Dirty Life

  • He stopped in front of her and gestured with his thumb to the sorry-looking specimen behind him.

    Blood Ninja II

  • She was at her usual place, selling the last flowers of the year, when Naldo approached her, and bought a bunch of sorry-looking sunflowers.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • I was swallowing plenty of water as I tried to thrust my arms out of the water in a sorry-looking butterfly stroke, and, less than halfway to the deep end of the pool, the mermaids were already doing their half-second flip turns, coming back in my direction.

    Therese Borchard: Why Messing Up Is Good For You

  • I don't think about how big he seems hulking over me or how sorry-looking that sweater is dangling from his fist.

    Adrift

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