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make-shift

make-shift Sentence Examples

  • When Alex opened the make-shift gate, Carmen stepped inside and knelt beside the lamb.

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  • It was of course only the few who could afford elaborate tombs of the kind: the poor had to make shift with an unpretentious grave, in which the corpse was placed enveloped only by a few rags or enclosed in a rough wooden coffin.

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  • The less fortunate make shift to live outside as best they can, but are all day in the mosque, and are seldom deserted by Moslem charity.

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  • Birgus dispenses with a covering; Coenobita can make shift with half the shell of a coco-nut; Chlaenopagurus wraps itself up in a blanket of colonial polyps; Cancellus tanneri, Faxon, was found in a piece of dead coral rock; Xylopagurus rectus, A.

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  • They make shift to live merely by conformity, practically as their fathers did, and are in no sense the progenitors of a noble race of men.

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  • At present men make shift to wear what they can get.

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