ill-matched

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Many Theresas have been born who found for themselves no epic life wherein there was a constant unfolding of far-resonant action; perhaps only a life of mistakes, the offspring of a certain spiritual grandeur ill-matched with the meanness of opportunity; perhaps a tragic failure which found no sacred poet and sank unwept into oblivion.
He inquired how his queer friend with the young wife was, and running his eyes over the ill-matched horses and the carriage with its patched mud-guards, proposed to the ladies that they should get into the char-a-banc.
He of the green gaban would have offered resistance, but he found himself ill-matched as to arms, and did not think it prudent to come to blows with a madman, for such Don Quixote now showed himself to be in every respect; and the latter, renewing his commands to the keeper and repeating his threats, gave warning to the gentleman to spur his mare, Sancho his Dapple, and the carter his mules, all striving to get away from the cart as far as they could before the lions broke loose.
Philip did not ask by what means the ill-matched couple had separated, but Athelny told him.
What greatly strengthens such a suspicion is the fact that this controversy between two ill-matched antagonists --at a period, moreover, laud it as we may, when personal influence had far more weight than now--remained for years undecided, and came to a close only with the death of the party occupying the disputed soil.
Set on a German building site, it featured three Geordie bricklayers and other ill-matched tradesmen forced to leave behind the dole queues of Margaret Thatcher's Britain to find work.
The ground-breaking comedydrama focused on an ill-matched bunch of British workers thrown together on a German building site as they escaped unemployment in early-80s Thatcherite Britain.
The manchoir emerged blinkingeyed from the Blue Mountains of New South Wales 15 years ago armed with no more than their vocal chords, a nice line in deadpan, improbable facial hair and an ill-matched set of hats.
None of their friends think their marriage will last, but can the ill-matched lovebirds prove them wrong?
When their city is threatened with destruction, these ill-matched friends will need to stand together to save their home.
IT'S less an abbreviation and more an ugly, ill-matched aggregation of sounds, although at just six letters, it's suitably succinct and, in a comparatively short period, has become a word with which we've grown remarkably familiar.
The first series of the groundbreaking comedy-drama focused on an ill-matched bunch of British workers thrown together on a German building site as they escaped unemployment in early-1980s Thatcherite Britain.