unskilfully

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  • One of his legs had been broken and unskilfully set, so he did not run quite like other dogs. Cited from A Spinner in the Sun, by Myrtle Reed
  • It is not that they touch life so unskilfully, but they touch so little of it. Cited from The Threshold Grace, by Percy C. Ainsworth
  • Nor is what may be called the private part of the story unskilfully woven with the historical part. Cited from Life of Charles Dickens, by Frank Marzials
  • I shall follow his example and take up a pencil; at first I shall use it as unskilfully as he. Cited from Emile, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Many instruments, when unskilfully played, give out tones of this character. Cited from The Psychology of Singing, by David C. Taylor
  • That on Mud Island had been unskilfully constructed, and required at least eight hundred men fully to man the lines. Cited from The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5), by John Marshall
  • In this case also then those who hear skilfully are benefited, and those who hear unskilfully are damaged? Cited from Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion
  • It seemed an age to her before she could move; then she tried to get up, and some one, rather unskilfully, helped her to her feet. Cited from Glenloch Girls, by Grace M. Remick
  • If the patient objects, it is being unskilfully done; the right sort of rubbing is always pleasant. Cited from Papers on Health, by John Kirk
  • Therefore you speak unskilfully; or, if your knowledge be more, it is much darkened in your malice. Cited from Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare
  • He had not unskilfully caught many of the tricks of that metropolitan environment. Cited from The Regent, by E. Arnold Bennett
  • You have tried, and tried not unskilfully, but you see now that the right man cannot always win -- a useful lesson, is it not? Cited from The Unspeakable Gentleman, by John P. Marquand
  • The natural voice is crude because it is unskilfully used. Cited from The Psychology of Singing, by David C. Taylor
  • His ornaments are too minute and too profuse; and moreover, occasionally, very unskilfully worked. Cited from A Bibliographical Tour, Volume Two, by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • Grace assented to the proposal, and the woman told her tale unskilfully, for want of practice, as she declared. Cited from The Woodlanders, by Thomas Hardy
  • This work, though written in a rambling style, contains a small proportion of useful materials very unskilfully digested. Cited from The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume I, ed. by Charles Rogers
  • Nicholas's expectations have been deceived, but his plan was not unskilfully laid. Cited from Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville, Vol. 2, by Alexis de Tocqueville
  • In an unskilfully developed game it is a common occurrence to see the victory won before the defeated player's Rooks have ever moved. Cited from The Blue Book of Chess, by Howard Staunton and "Modern Authorities"
  • You will probably find that cold has been unskilfully applied to this patient, and bad effects have been produced, not by the cold, but by its unskilful application. Cited from Papers on Health, by John Kirk
  • He began to talk -- at first reluctantly, unskilfully -- but afterwards he talked more freely, chattered away in fact. Cited from The Torrents of Spring, by Ivan Turgenev
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