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  • Meanwhile, his fellow apprentice, the tax-avoider Sir Philip Green has been praised for completing an ill-written summary of Lord Gershon's 2005 efficiency review, a project which had to be marked down after he did not show his workings.

    Why are we letting business big shots alter our society?

  • For instance, Reverend Todd Owen Watson wrote, "It would be nice if the changing of one or two words in a state constitution would solve all of our concerns about life, its sanctity, and its meaning, but this ill-written and ill-advised amendment might destroy more life than it saves because of its... heavy-handed impact across all aspects of our daily existence."

    Sarika Bansal: Personhood: Why Beginning Life at Conception Carries Risks, Even for Anti-Abortion Activists

  • It was a day of many meetings in Berlin, some crucial to the German war effort, some resembling ill-written scenes from a Marx Brothers movie.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • In his The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction 1990, David Pringle called The Caves of Mars “an ill-written, low-pressure space opera.”

    1960s Ace double novel: The Caves of Mars by Emil Petaja

  • It's a peculiarly ill-written part of The Constitution blessed be its name.

    [obama] produce the vault copy and have done with it

  • This is no vain description of a storm unconnected with the piece; no ill-written amplification; it is the purest diction, the most affecting language; in short, it is Racine.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Immediately after having applied such shameful language to a man respectable compared with himself, he considers him as an irrefragable witness, because Boindin — whose unhappy temper was well known — left an ill-written and exceedingly ill-advised memorial, in which he accuses La Motte — one of the worthiest men in the world, a geometrician, and an ironmonger — with having written the infamous verses for which

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • I find it very interesting that Miss Snark will look past the ill-written query, which to me is indicative of the writing, to request pages.

    HH Com 152

  • The sort of Euro-philia exemplified by you, and your plaintive defense of Kunkel, and of the sort of dull, self-important, ill-written horseshit that gets published in N+1 is perfectly ripe to be overturned.


  • This issue, being a substitution for other and more palatable food, had caused serious discontent among all the prisoners, the carriage of the Governor upon the Race Course at Sydney having, as a mark of their displeasure, been placarded by stealth with a paper bearing the marvellously ill-written and worse-spelt inscription of

    Ralph Rashleigh


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