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  • n. The state or condition of being seamy.


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  • The overall seaminess of that enterprise is so underreported that just last week, one of the Post's own reporters felt like they had to obtain a quote in order to get the dictionary definition of "lobbyist" into their story.

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  • Instead, you can look forward to months of non-stop, revolting tabloid seaminess.

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  • Scorsese's dark vision of human alienation in an urban wasteland captures the seaminess of pre-Giuliani Manhattan, and DeNiro's career-making performance as Bickle is truly haunting, recalling those real-life outcasts who have used violent crime to tell an oblivious world: "I was here!".

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  • Scorsese's dark vision of human alienation in an urban wasteland also captures the seaminess of pre-Giuliani Manhattan, a place I remember vividly.

    John Farr: Movies When New York And I Were Young

  • Contrast the latest products of the media's fame factory with the Washington news of the moment: the breathtakingly real seaminess of the Abramoff story, the unscripted drama of Tom DeLay's fall, even the relatively minor human tableau of the Alito hearings.

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  • There is not the seaminess of Bourbon Street or South Beach. - Owens one of NFL's true faithful

  • The geography of San Francisco is too beautiful to allow seaminess to get much of a foothold, and so along with these barkers there were many tourists afoot, tourists carrying loaves of sourdough bread and Ghirardelli chocolates.


  • He had lately turned the marriage bed into a field of scurrility and seaminess.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • And if it has, has not the light shown you the seaminess of much in which a dimmer light detects no flaws or stains?

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  • Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale's "The Fighter" is a punch-drunk tale whose fitful ramble from Jerry Springer-style family seaminess to "Rocky"-like triumph is elevated enormously by knockout performances.

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