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It was clear that Apple’s antiquated App Store rules needed an update, but now that we see their solution, it’s clear that things are going to be very messy for platform operators and game developers that were hoping for an easy solution.
APPLE LAYS OUT ITS MESSY VISION FOR HOW XCLOUD AND STADIA WILL WORK WITH ITS APP STORE RULESLUCAS MATNEYSEPTEMBER 11, 2020TECHCRUNCH
These soft, elegant towels can go up against even the messiest food spills.
DISH TOWELS TO TACKLE ALMOST ANY MESSPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMSEPTEMBER 10, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
What you usually get is messy, frustratingly slow progress, and self-doubt about your own voice and skills.
BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FORTUNE’S 40 UNDER 40 IN GOVERNMENT AND POLICYRACHEL KINGSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
The formula for these points was quite messy, but if you’d like to see it nevertheless, check out the write-ups of Laurent Lessard, who found a condition on these values, and David Zimmerman, who attempted to find a closed-form solution.
CAN YOU COVER THE GLOBE?ZACH WISSNER-GROSSAUGUST 28, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The battle to secure as many vaccine doses as possible, once approved, could prove an even messier fight given that a limited number of companies are trying to address the problems of the entire world.
THE COVID VACCINE ARMS RACE AND THE STRUGGLES OF THE SUPPLY CHAINSY MUKHERJEEAUGUST 20, 2020FORTUNE
Because how you do it on the small scale in perfect conditions is very different than the messy real world.
POLICYMAKING IS NOT A SCIENCE (YET) (EP. 405)STEPHEN J. DUBNERFEBRUARY 13, 2020FREAKONOMICS
It’s been very messy — even messier than I’ve made it out to be.
THE PRIME MINISTER WHO CRIED BREXIT (EP. 392)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 10, 2019FREAKONOMICS
I can't bear ugly, messy places; above all, messy, untidy places make me perfectly cross and miserable.'
ROBIN REDBREASTMARY LOUISA MOLESWORTH
There used to be a very messy, rocky desert here, and we used to have to scrabble and scratch our way to the monument.
THE COLORS OF SPACEMARION ZIMMER BRADLEY
There was something so messy about dish-washing, ordinary dish-washing; milk-pans were different.
THE CAMERONS OF HIGHBOROBETH B. GILCHRIST
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WORDS RELATED TO MESSY

  • badly dressed
  • badly worn
  • bedraggled
  • dilapidated
  • dingy
  • dirty
  • disheveled
  • frayed
  • frazzled
  • full of holes
  • grubby
  • grungy
  • in tatters
  • messy
  • moth-eaten
  • scruffy
  • shabby
  • sloppy
  • tacky
  • tattered
  • threadbare
  • torn
  • unclean
  • uncombed
  • ungroomed
  • unkempt
  • worse for wear
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