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  • noun Plural form of makeshift.

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Examples

  • "Well, it must be so," returned Captain Carbonel, "but I hate the idea of makeshifts and having imperfections concealed."

    The Carbonels

  • One camp in Ocean County, New Jersey consists of around 50 people living in tents, huts and other makeshifts shelters, The Daily Mail reports.

    Joy Bricker, Longest-Staying Marriott Guest Ever, Checks Out After More Than A Decade

  • He knew just how expensive Mary's clothes were, yet he could not blind himself to the fact that Polly's vagabond makeshifts, cheap and apparently haphazard, were always all right and far more successful.

    BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN

  • But there's still the product makeshifts that are on going.

    CNN Transcript Jan 11, 2010

  • The effect was more rustic and less baroque, and reminded him of all of the makeshifts that they had used when the Vale was first settled.

    Elephant in the City

  • To quote the American biologist Colin Pittendrigh, the whole thing is nothing but a ‘patchwork of makeshifts pieced together, as it were, from what was available when opportunity knocked, and accepted in the hindsight, not the foresight, of natural selection’.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • Am I the only one scratching my head, wondering why everyone hyped up turning OFF a few lights at 8:30 p.m., only to see some makeshifts lights turn ON in its place a mere 60 seconds later?

    Buzzine » New Math

  • To quote the American biologist Colin Pittendrigh, the whole thing is nothing but a ‘patchwork of makeshifts pieced together, as it were, from what was available when opportunity knocked, and accepted in the hindsight, not the foresight, of natural selection’.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • Thus ‘Lysol’ acts in a way that makeshifts like soap, salt or soda never can.

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  • She allows no makeshifts for the discipline of hard work and of self-denial, for the culture of all the strengthful qualities.

    Black and White

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