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  • adj. inadequately clothed


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  • The bodies, partly covered by bales of straw, and some half-clothed, were found near the border with Jalisco state.

    More bodies found in western Mexican pits

  • During one of their walks a poor cot in the foldings of a vale attracted their notice, as being singularly disconsolate, while the number of half-clothed children gathered about it, spoke of penury in its worst shape.

    Chapter 1

  • Maybe holding hands or acting as if they'd never met, pulling on shorts, or unabashedly half-clothed.

    The Duck, the Clock and the Condom

  • Whenever she points out half-clothed young men, muscles taut and shining with sweat—at the gym, at the park, doing yard work in the neighborhood—I chastely smile and laugh, slap her arm and call her bad.


  • It's a masterpiece of Americana at is finest: a portrait of John Lennon; a young Jackson Browne on tour; Bob Dylan in Hollywood watering his grass; a half-clothed Divine in his dressing room; Richard Nixon's resignation captured on a television, Bette Midler in a bed of roses; Tammy Wynette holding her baby, a big Cadillac behind her; Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic; the Rolling Stones on stage.

    Annie Leibovitz: Still One of the Greatest Artists Ever

  • What was it like, above the Arctic Circle watching half-clothed, starving men dig in the frozen ground with their bare hands?


  • Meanwhile, in a photo from 1992 by German-born Helmut Newton, famous for his majestic nudes, a half-clothed Carla Bruni leans on a piano at her home looking at family photos.

    Selling Sex at Auction

  • We find our houses empty and our people hungry; many of them half-clothed and many of them not clothed at all.

    Rhetorical Figures in Sound: Alliteration

  • Sylvie Cachay was discovered half-clothed, face-up in a tub at the Soho House hotel on Dec. 9 after hotel staffers noticed water leaking from the ceiling below her room.

    Fashion Designer Sylvie Cachay's Death Officially Murder

  • They ran half-clothed around the outdoor cooking fires as children anywhere might.

    Chez le Chef


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