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How To Use ill-fitting In A Sentence

  • The draughtiest windows are ill-fitting single-glazed sashes. Times, Sunday Times
  • The other two men ditch him as a liability, and he dies of gangrene caused unheroically by ill-fitting clogs. And So It Went
  • She had reduced her joke-provoking bustline from 42D to 34B and instead of squeezing herself into ill-fitting size 20 tops and elasticated skirts, she could take her pick from the high street size 12 rails.
  • Nail-biting in children, shaving in men and ill-fitting shoes in adults have all been blamed for making warts more likely.
  • It can be brought on by years of wearing high-heeled or ill-fitting shoes that push the toe bones against the nerve. Times, Sunday Times
  • She also dressed him in an ill-fitting suit so he appeared to be losing weight. Times, Sunday Times
  • Show officials, stewards, judges and workers were in abundance and the hands-on people could easily be recognised by their mucky boots and ill-fitting, handed down bowler hats.
  • If you wear dentures, be sure to keep them clean and have them adjusted if they are ill-fitting.
  • However, women who wear ill-fitting shoes are liable to suffer in the long-term with blisters, bunions and joint pains.
  • Using modern-day infomercial creativity, the zipper industry alerted people to problems they didn't know they had -- namely "gaposis," gaping holes between ill-fitting buttons and clasps that exposed drafts and prying eyes to the body underneath. Tove Hermanson: The Secret Sexy Life of Zippers
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