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badly matched; incompatible
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  • It was indeed the most curious, the most ill-assorted household that could be imagined.

    Artists' Wives Alphonse Daudet
  • Does he consider that ill-assorted couples will make happy nations?

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

    Patrick Braybrooke
  • We shall have, as I before remarked, hundreds of these ill-assorted unions.

    Wood Magic

    Richard Jefferies
  • The patriarch's union with Hagar was ill-assorted and ill-advised.

  • By their examples we are warned to decline all unequal and ill-assorted unions.

  • Isabella was, however, relieved at her escape from an ill-assorted union.

    Thackerayana William Makepeace Thackeray
  • She said, 'I would do anything, my dear, to save you from an ill-assorted marriage.'

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
  • The flavor of Americanism is no leaven to this ill-assorted population.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • Ill-disciplined, ill-assorted these men do not bear the air of coming triumph.

    Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson
  • But the party was ill-assorted, and peace was not likely long to reign.

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