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Hillis also emailed lawmakers with a personal plea, pitching the bill as a way to entice more young people, who tend to skew liberal, into the Republican fold.
Even though this is an activity skewed towards to wealthier people, it is helping a remote economy, and it is getting people outside at a time when we feel caged in.What America's Richest Ski Town's Handling of COVID-19 Says About the Country|Lucas Isakowitz|February 1, 2021|Time
That’s both because it was a shortened year — only 23 appearances for him — and because pitch usage doesn’t often skew much for a guy who throws a near-even diet of sliders and four-seam fastballs.Brad Hand thrived with lower velocity in 2020. With the Nats, he wants to bring back the heat.|Jesse Dougherty|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
Day-care operators say their workers, whose employees tend to skew older than teachers and often make minimum wage, should be next in line for vaccination.D.C.’s day-care employees criticize the city’s vaccine plan for prioritizing school staff over them|Perry Stein|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
Parler attracted an audience that skewed hard to the right, including some who came to the service because they believed Twitter was biased against conservatives.Why We Published More Than 500 Videos Taken by Parler Users of the Capitol Riot|by Scott Klein and Jeff Kao|January 17, 2021|ProPublica
In Scotland, hourly wage inequality matches the rest of the United Kingdom once the skew of London is factored out.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other colleges took more overt actions to skew their Clery Act numbers.
There are a number of inadvertent and purposeful ways for universities to skew their Clery Act numbers.
Those numbers skew heavily toward the males, with just over 11 percent of male high school students reporting use.Smokeless Tobacco: A Forgotten Teen Risk|Russell Saunders|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Using capital gains but not government income would tend to skew the results toward the wealthy.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows, April 27|PunditFact.com|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Niagara Falls' spectacular skew-wise splashing toward the Canadian side didn't set many hearts at ease, either.Old Friends Are the Best|Jack Sharkey
She was put together skew-geed an' one side of her was so out of geer that she couldn't run straight even on a macadam road.Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Another bridge is a perfectly constructed skew arch, which the train crosses a few feet after leaving Chicago.
That'll make everyone skew all weird and screwy, and make everyone look guilty.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Of a truth I will even buy me a skew-bald mount and ride round corners in search of the like reputation.A King's Comrade|Charles Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for skew
- composed of or being elements that are neither parallel nor intersecting as, for example, two lines not lying in the same plane in a three-dimensional space
- (of a curve) not lying in a plane