checkered

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His sleep was checkered with starts and moans, and sometimes with a muttered word or two.

But without knowledge of it that progress will be checkered and perhaps futile.

Rousseau, at the end of his checkered life, from 1770 to 1778, lived in Paris.

The lower portion of the body is silvery white, checkered with black.

In all his checkered life, that had left its deepest stamp on him in Italy.

It was checkered and gridironed with pavements and electric lights.

The right side of her checkered dress was soaked with blood from shoulder to waist.

All the strange, checkered past seems to crowd now upon my mind.

It lures to allegory, this checkered board, these jousts and far crusades.

He has had a checkered life, but it has evidently been a happy one.

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