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  • Those sandwiches look loose, runny and ill-composed, if you ask me.

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  • Turks (I speak without prejudice) is an ill-composed piece, containing in it vain and ridiculous errors in philosophy, impossibilities, fictions, and vanities beyond laughter, maintained by evident and open sophisms, the policy of ignorance, deposition of universities, and banishment of learning.

    Religio Medici

  • Beatrix, the other completed novel of the year, is a drawn-out, ill-composed work, which is not redeemed sufficiently by its minute description of Breton manners and its portrait of

    Balzac

  • Every technical detail identical with what was employed up to recent years was settled; Henning drew his ill-composed cartoon of

    The History of "Punch"

  • How many there are which fully satisfied me at the beginning, and which seem feeble, inadequate, or ill-composed, now that the paintings are advanced.

    The Mind of the Artist Thoughts and Sayings of Painters and Sculptors on Their Art

  • _Beatrix_, the other completed novel of the year, is a drawn-out, ill-composed work, which is not redeemed sufficiently by its minute description of Breton manners and its portrait of George Sand in

    Balzac

  • His errors were delivered in faultless grammar and excellent self-expression; his correct answers came out in the English of his companions; mispronounced, ill-composed, and badly delivered.

    The Fourth R

  • In other arts it may be otherwise, and no doubt a lop-sided statue or an ill-composed painting is a plain offence to the eye, however skilfully it may copy life.

    The Craft of Fiction

  • It is urged that the work is ill-composed, insipid, and tasteless, and that it contains not a few marked peculiarities in diction and metre, together with more than one historical inaccuracy.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • In an age when books were few and ill-composed, his works became widely popular; because, although he dealt with abstruse subjects, he wrote -- as even Naudé admits -- in a passably good style, and handled his subject with a lightness of touch which was then very rare.

    Jerome Cardan A Biographical Study

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