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  • adv. In a scruffy way.


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  • He's appeared to chat about what it has meant for a decade or so to be so badly drawn, and to sing a song from his 2000 Mercury Prize winning album The Hour of Bewilderbeast, the kind of scruffily enlightened record that can easily be someone's favourite, and one from what will be his newest album, Is There Nothing We Could Do?

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  • It's telling that the most talked-about businessman in the world right now isn't Warren Buffett or Bill Gates—it's Mark Zuckerberg, a 26-year-old, scruffily dressed Jewish kid who started a cultural revolution in his dorm room and inspired a movie that just may win the Oscar for best picture.

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  • According to US State Department officials the man, who was scruffily-dressed and appeared to have psychological problems, was intercepted by Secret Service Agents while trying to climb into the White House through the window to the Lincoln Bedroom.

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  • "Drive" matches the nakedly brutal (an explosion of violence in a nightclub that evokes Weimar decadence) with the scruffily lyrical (The Driver taking Irene and her sweetly soulful young son Benicio—he's played by Kaden Leos—for a drive down the barely moist cement channel of the Los Angeles River.)

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  • All in all, it seems to me that England played scruffily and won - that is always good enough on the day, and they can build on it.

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  • The truth is, Jonathan Franzen is on the cover of Time because he wrote The Corrections, not, despite what some want to think, because he's scruffily handsome and could be a model for J. Peterman.

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  • Waving Iranian flags and pictures of Ahmadinejad, the crowd crushed into the restraining bars, some of them shedding tears at the presence of their scruffily bearded hero.

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  • The man was scruffily dressed in a traveling coat and a shapeless hat, with a folding camera strapped around his neck.


  • "I've had a hard time describing it to people," Ms. Javitch said of the movie, which sees its heroine accompanied first by an erratic child and then by a scruffily handsome go-between for an armed band.

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  • Neither woman had noticed the man was scruffily dressed, that he wore no scarf.

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