Definition of 'motley'
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They made up the most motley of crews. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Shame about the motley crew of wet experts flopping about in front of them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Remember how he collected his motley crew of disciples? Christianity Today (2000)It is suddenly fashionable again to yell abuse at the motley collection of characters under the spotlight on our screens. The Sun (2009)His wildlife show is on the verge of being cancelled and his motley production crew about to lose their jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What a motley bunch we were! A Channel of Peace (1993)The heroes are a motley collection. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Or whether it was a beacon of false hope lit by the unique electricity of a motley group with an idiosyncratic manager. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some 7,000 objects have been selected from a motley collection. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Needless to say, the show will end up glorifying his motley collection of colourful misfits. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They were a motley crew, to say the least. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's a sobering thought that you are the least popular of a motley crew. The Sun (2014)In their places for the home side, a motley collection of untried young players and expensive misfits. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So it's great to find this marvellous motley crew still making records and still having something to say. The Sun (2011)It's about an enterprising Dubliner who brings together a motley bunch to form a soul band. The Sun (2009)He failed to win the nomination in 2008 and this time took a long time to see off a motley collection of rivals in the primaries. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Already listed as having the worst weather in Canada, the motley collection of buildings stands alone and deserted. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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