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  • r  in an imperfect or faulty way
    The lobe was imperfectly developed

  • Recent historical research has stressed that China was modernizing and internationalizing fast, if imperfectly, in the half-century between the late Qing dynasty and the outbreak .
  • That perception crosses over, though imperfectly, into reality.
  • The chest is large, white and flabby, suggesting a beached sea otter, and it's pocked with what looks like dozens of tiny, imperfectly attached hair-implant tufts.
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  • Nobody’s perfect, but Cubs will take win
    Expecting perfection from this bunch of Cubs is totally unrealistic. Let's just say they were imperfectly perfect Sunday, and that was good enough to get them a 4-3 victory in 11 innings over the Pittsburgh Pirates at steamy Wrigley Field. Pinch hitter Dioner Navarro's bases-loaded sacrifice fly with nobody out finally won it for the Cubs, who were one strike away from winning in regulation.
    July 7, 2013 - Daily Herald

  • Paul Wolfowitz in Forbes
    Wolfowitz told the board, "You still have the opportunity to avoid long-term damage by resolving this matter in a fair and equitable way that recognizes that we all tried to do the right thing, however imperfectly we went about it."
  • Ben Bernanke in Los Angeles Times
    Much evidence suggests that expectations have become better anchored than they were a few decades ago, but that they nonetheless remain imperfectly anchored,Bernanke said.
  • Les Miles in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    I think any time you play imperfectly, and you come to the post-game, you have to recognize that first things first,said LSU coach Les Miles. "You'd much rather win than do any other thing that we got, so that being said, I think we have...

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