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sketchy

mod. unsafe; illegal; risky. (Alluding to danger due to lack of knowledge.) Why are we going down in the sketchy place on this silly errand?
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There are many more such examples of sketchiness throughout the pamphlet.
As Marcus herself admits, part of their attraction is that they are short; one might add that their very sketchiness makes them good material for actors trained in the modern, subtext-based style of acting.
Despite the sketchiness of our--and presumably Harry's--knowledge of the father, those few paragraphs create a lifetime of obligations that Harry seeks to fulfill.
That each chapter here might have inspired an entire book by itself is a tribute to Kammen's ambition - but it also lends an overall sketchiness to his work.
Sketchiness was a style, one Bernini might consciously employ when he wanted viewers to praise him for his bravura and imagine his art as a performance.
The sketchiness of this coda contrasts with the density of documentation and the sensitivity to time, place, and complexity that imbue most of the volume.
On the one hand Vonna-Michell is a realist, and his work--in the rapid delivery and inbuilt narrative lacunae of his recitations, as well as in the sketchiness of his installations--speaks of the difficulty of any accurate conveyance of history, or even personal experience, whether through speech or media, through a photograph or a sound recording.
that become dramatic dead-ends because of their sketchiness.
In other sketchiness, Jorge tried to fight Van one night and later told us that armed bandits had stolen the rental car's shitty stereo from him at gunpoint.
It is the sketchiness and elusive quality of these parenthetical figures, as well as the protagonist's increasing isolation from his environment, that arouse the reader's imagination.
He concedes, however, that the tale could have benefited from stronger and more prominent caveats about the sketchiness of intelligence reports.
Given the sketchiness of other analysis and deferential appellate review, court discussion of J.
not the sketchiness that aspires to but fails to achieve photographic
37) I agree that the figure against the tree is male, and I would add that the sketchiness of the man makes it impossible to determine his age, whether he is young, middle-aged, or old.