Definitions

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  • adjective comparative form of woolly: more woolly

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Examples

  • Has nobody come across schoolteachers who, frequently concerned with issues of control and primarily focused on ‘the examinable’, regularly do not do the woollier, non-examinable parts of the coursebook which happen to be the parts where language is personalised, creativity is possible and English becomes fun?

    C is for Coursebook (by Lindsay Clandfield) « An A-Z of ELT

  • I was also coming to see that the distinction between sane and insane was much woollier and more ambivalent than I had previously realised.

    Henry’s Demons

  • I was also coming to see that the distinction between sane and insane was much woollier and more ambivalent than I had previously realised.

    Henry’s Demons

  • He appeared to me in dreams as a ghost, growing ever woollier and wilder, until he looked in the passage like a wolverine.

    Animals in Reverse

  • What that omits is Mr. Howard's singular contribution to upholding peace and prosperity throughout Asia-Pacific, not just in the Middle East -- although Australian soldiers, ships and planes have served in the woollier parts of Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Howard at the White House

  • Medical news that used to come almost entirely from physicians or a neutral source like the FDA now flows at the public from every direction: from magazines, doctors and the even woollier, unregulated world of the Internet.

    Heavy Meddling

  • And this means, Don, that a campaign that was getting pretty wild and woolly is going to get wilder and woollier.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2007

  • Admiral Spruance, in particular, had been made skeptical by some of the woollier claims.

    Sea of Thunder

  • Admiral Spruance, in particular, had been made skeptical by some of the woollier claims.

    Sea of Thunder

  • The performance goes on for an hour, growing woollier and woollier in tone, and then dying out in sleep.

    Travels in West Africa

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