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  • v  mark with or as if with pockmarks
    Her face was pockmarked by the disease
  • s  used of paved surfaces having holes or pits
  • s  marked by or as if by smallpox or acne or other eruptive skin disease

  • For 88 years it has been a final resting place for the World Series dreams of both the White Sox and Cubs, an epically painful calendar of defeat pockmarked by Bartman (the dopey .
  • The new look may have already shed new light on the processes that formed the pockmarked surface of the moon.
  • Most of its buildings are knocked flat, as though by dynamite, or pockmarked by shellfire.

  • Tony Blair in USA Today
    Blair, who is widely expected to announce his resignation from office later this week, said Ireland had suffered "centuries pockmarked by conflict, hardship and hatred."
  • Jacob Zuma in Independent Online
    History is pockmarked with countries that become failed states because of a lack of a separation of powers between the executive and the judiciary, leading to inadequate checks and balances,Zuma said.
  • John Henry in USA Today
    It'll be a couple of years, and he will always be a bit pockmarked. After damage as heavy as that, I think he will not return to his film star looks,said Henry.

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