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  • adj. comparative form of patchy: more patchy


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  • It would be an exaggeration to say it's only a ghost of its former self, but it has acquired a slightly routine quality and the new cast is much patchier than the first.

    Blithe Spirit – review

  • That has driven a fair amount of money into developed markets, including the U.S. Moreover, even if growth is getting a bit patchier, confidence in the U.S. economic recovery is rising.

    The 'What, Me Worry?' Market

  • A turbine mounted in a spot where the wind blows steady and hard, such as the Great Plains, typically cranks out more electricity each year than it does in a spot where the wind is patchier and weaker, such as the Northeast.

    Wind Power Hits a Trough

  • Forests tend to be patchier than those of the Middle Rockies (17) to the north.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • So (say) Facebook could pay a premium to ensure it will load quickly, while any site you set up would take ages and have patchier service.

    Johann Hari: Has The Internet Brought Us Together -- Or Pulled Us Apart?

  • Judging by this first sample, the execution will be patchier, but the best are outstanding.

    The peace to end all peace

  • I'd defend to the death the ability of many of my students, but their training is patchier and they've had less practice applying their skills.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Her relations with her mother and her father, when he was alive, were patchier.


  • "The soft patch is getting patchier still," HSBC economist Frederic Neumann said.

  • And thus did a candidate who appeared so fearsome on the horizon - and who, for now, rides high in polls - come to look somewhat frizzier and patchier in the barnyard upon closer inspection.

    NYT > Home Page


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