from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of rocky: more rocky

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as rocker.


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  • "If China is headed for a hard landing, there's going to be less demand from the middle class there," said John Canally , economic strategist at LPL Financial, referring to the rockier of two economic growth scenarios.

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  • Firstly it's broader in its palette, secondly it's just a little bit ropey in parts with a raw edge - something I like, thirdly, well, it's just that bit rockier, which isn't quite the same as the second point although it is linked.

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  • BASF said in late July it expected "rockier" times amid volatile prices for raw materials but still reported a 27% surge in second-quarter net profit on the back of its large oil-and-gas unit, which is helping offset rising manufacturing costs.

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  • The arrangement's been nicely polished too (unlike 'Hook Up', where I thought they wrecked the production by shifting the key of the backing track down and making it 'rockier').


  • The song has aged extremely well, truth be told - probably more so than some of the "rockier" songs on the band's debut that suffered a bit in comparison to better songs recorded with an actual drummer later in their career.

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  • If he fails to heed this latest warning, his path to the Senate could be far rockier than he originally imagined.

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  • Mr. Wilson, who predicts that a rockier market could come as soon as January, calls the relatively low prices of options an opportunity to guard stock portfolios.

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  • But Kremlin watchers say that a shriller tone in recent days could spell rockier relations for as long as he faces political uncertainty.

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  • NEW YORK—With more hawks taking flight at the world's central banks, one trader placed a big bet that the most popular exchange-traded gold fund will see rockier trading.

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  • Compared to the present calm period, those contracts are priced as if the stock market will be rockier, meaning investors have to pay up for several months' protection.

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