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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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Conversely, my knowledge of earlier regime changes--such as in Hawaii and Nicaragua--was sketchier, and the details proved more useful.
The treatment of In My Father's House is even sketchier than that of Men of Brewster, filling less than one-fourth the space given to Jazz.
Coleman's written reports were sketchy, his memory of the transactions sketchier.
As the consultants hired by the cabinet to examine the options remarked, the two-centre proposal emerged so late in the day it was inevitable that detailed information would be sketchier than that for the Rogers scheme, which has been on the table for four years.
Dave Dowling's book is sketchier than Gooden's and may tend to confuse the reader.
The Bioterrorism Act is still being debated to the point where estimates regarding its costs are even sketchier, but the consistent refrain is "billions.
In the sketchier final section, "Glimpses of Hope" emerge in diverse ministries: a candlelight vigil under siege, an art competition, children's clubs, a renovated organ, a health center, and economic empowerment programs.
Information on program costs was sketchier, he noted.
Less developed and much sketchier than Jewers's, Donovan's introduction surveys the approaches taken by the usual suspects: Watts, Lukacs, Doody, Goldmann, and Richetti, and it very helpfully places these critics within a gendered critical context.
In regard to the perceived attributes of the 'perpetrator' of the incivil conduct, the data we obtained here were decidedly sketchier.
It is perfectly sound so far as it goes, but nevertheless sketchier than it needed to be given the commitment to book-length exposition.
John Martin's case, which introduced this article, is sketchier than many but can serve as an archetype for several details.
a sketchier portrait of her first year of full-time teaching.
I have criticized their arguments and now, in admittedly sketchier terms, have provided reasons for adopting a different framework, capable of supporting rights against welfare, as well as rights that are based on welfare.
The book closes with an even sketchier period of the lute's history: the lute in Scotland.