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My jacket is from Old Navy, and sweaters from a motley of stores I don’t care about.

Klagsbrun’s assemblages are motley and ramshackle, and yet vital.

The Post led the charge into federal court, welcoming a motley crew.

Now, it’s all up to a motley crew of players to plan out how to actually get these things to people like doctors and nurses in the safest way possible.

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Ultimately conquering the coronavirus pandemic will likely require a motley crew of vaccines which use different technologies.

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A motley crew of former sailors led by Commodore Joshua Barney mounted the only real resistance to the British.

Well, it was based on an amalgam of bands—Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, and Van Halen.

A motley crew, to be sure: Islamic states, sub-Saharan Africa, China.

The motley crew cast participates in an illegal cross-country car race, while doing anything to win.

Vampire Weekend, “Giving up the Gun” The ultimate motley crew: Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Daft Punk, Lil Jon and RZA.

The proclamation was posted on the door of the court house and soon a motley crowd gathered around to read it.

Seldom has war brought together such a motley assemblage of races as gathered on the Ridge during the siege of Delhi.

These little shops, which display at regular intervals their motley assortment of wares, fill me with delight.

It was a motley army, without uniforms, without banners and many without arms.

While waiting for the performance to begin, the motley troop encamps on the grass near the theatre.


On this page you'll find 76 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to motley, such as: disparate, kaleidoscopic, assorted, conglomerate, dappled, and diversified.

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