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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
No one should pretend to write upon so threadbare a topic without having at least some novelty of expression.
PEVERIL OF THE PEAKSIR WALTER SCOTT
The fireplace gave the room a cheerful appearance but she could not fail to notice the threadbare rug, the scanty furniture.
THE MISSING FORMULAMILDRED A. WIRT, AKA ANN WIRT
"Must ha' been a religious gentleman," said the Yellow Leaf approvingly, as he tapped his stick upon the threadbare patches.
A DRAKE BY GEORGE!JOHN TREVENA

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