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The penguin metaphor construct becomes increasingly threadbare as the seasons progress.
ATYPICAL FELL SHORT AS BOTH AUTISTIC REPRESENTATION AND ENTERTAINMENT. AT LEAST IT WAS ECLIPSED DURING ITS OWN TIMESARAH KURCHAKJULY 16, 2021TIME
Because few of the alternatives are ready to be tested, and the bit that can be is so threadbare that marketers wouldn’t learn much.
GOOGLE’S DELAYED COOKIE CULL IS AN INEVITABLE INTERMISSION TO ITS FRACTIOUS PURSUIT OF PRIVACY PROTECTIONSSEB JOSEPHJUNE 25, 2021DIGIDAY
Taiwan doesn’t suffer from a threadbare healthcare system or poor government management when it comes to Covid-19.
TAIWAN’S FACE-TIME WORK CULTURE IS HURTING ITS PANDEMIC RESPONSELESLIE NGUYEN-OKWUMAY 18, 2021QUARTZ
I’ll wear it to every party—until it’s threadbare, and then I’m sure I’ll have horror stories connected to it once that happens.
SPENT THE LAST YEAR IN SWEATPANTS? THE CREATOR BEHIND A NEW NETFLIX SHOW HAS SOME IDEAS ABOUT WHERE OUR CLOTHES GO FROM HEREANNABEL GUTTERMANAPRIL 1, 2021TIME
The Kremlin of course denies this, but such denials are threadbare in the aftermath of at least three high-profile poisonings since 2006 of people opposing the regime or associated with regime opponents.
CAN NAVALNY’S OPPOSITION MOVEMENT SURVIVE?TRACY MORANMARCH 11, 2021OZY
The reliance on chronically underfunded health departments has exposed a threadbare digital ecosystem in which manual data entry, unscalable though it is, is often the fastest way to fix things that break.
THIS IS HOW AMERICA GETS ITS VACCINESCAT FERGUSONJANUARY 27, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Wolfe turns toward them and keeps a steady pace, his lanky body draped in a threadbare button-down shirt, hands relaxed, legs light, back barely shifting.
CAN A HUNTER OUTRUN AN ANTELOPE? THIS ULTRA-MARATHONER IS FINDING OUT.BY CHRISTINE PETERSON/OUTDOOR LIFENOVEMBER 23, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The trick that he hit upon was the stalest, the most threadbare, the most commonplace and vulgar that one can imagine.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
It is used to divert attention from poverty of thought and a threadbare vocabulary.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
Moreover he had torn his threadbare overalls and his hot face was smeared where he had rubbed off the mosquitoes with dirty hands.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
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WORDS RELATED TO THREADBARE

  • abandoned
  • castoff
  • desolate
  • dilapidated
  • dingy
  • discarded
  • faded
  • lorn
  • neglected
  • ownerless
  • relinquished
  • ruined
  • run-down
  • seedy
  • shabby
  • solitary
  • threadbare
  • uncouth
  • bedimmed
  • broken-down
  • colorless
  • dark
  • darkish
  • dilapidated
  • dim
  • dirty
  • discolored
  • drab
  • dreary
  • dull
  • dusky
  • faded
  • gloomy
  • grimy
  • muddy
  • murky
  • obscure
  • run-down
  • seedy
  • shabby
  • somber
  • sullied
  • tarnished
  • threadbare
  • tired
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