noun, plural mot·leys.
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The Post led the charge into federal court, welcoming a motley crew.To Hold the Government Accountable, We Need to Know What It’s Doing. That’s Why We’re Tracking PPP Data.|by Jeremy Kutner|March 12, 2021|ProPublica
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.
Ultimately conquering the coronavirus pandemic will likely require a motley crew of vaccines which use different technologies.The science behind the leading COVID vaccines will lead to faster manufacturing|Sy Mukherjee|December 5, 2020|Fortune
A motley crew of former sailors led by Commodore Joshua Barney mounted the only real resistance to the British.The Presidential Hopeful Obsessed With the War of 1812|Ben Jacobs|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, it was based on an amalgam of bands—Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, and Van Halen.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper|Marlow Stern|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A motley crew, to be sure: Islamic states, sub-Saharan Africa, China.At the United Nations, It’s Human Rights, Putin-Style|Jay Michaelson|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Andrew Garfield in ‘We Exist’ and More Celebrities in Music Videos|Marina Watts|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
These little shops, which display at regular intervals their motley assortment of wares, fill me with delight.Marguerite|Anatole France
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.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky