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Synonyms for makeshift

Synonyms for makeshift

something used temporarily or reluctantly when other means are not available

Synonyms for makeshift

something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency

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done or made using whatever is available

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Lydgate did not mean to be one of those failures, and there was the better hope of him because his scientific interest soon took the form of a professional enthusiasm: he had a youthful belief in his bread-winning work, not to be stifled by that initiation in makeshift called his 'prentice days; and he carried to his studies in London, Edinburgh, and Paris, the conviction that the medical profession as it might be was the finest in the world; presenting the most perfect interchange between science and art; offering the most direct alliance between intellectual conquest and the social good.
5) The existing text of the vineyard scene is a compound of two different versions, clumsily adapted, and eked out with some makeshift additions.
As the profession became better organized and as the plays gained in quality, such makeshift accommodations became more and more unsatisfactory; but there were special difficulties in the way of securing better ones in London.
said Raffles, sitting on one pedestal of a desk from which the top had been removed, and setting his makeshift lantern on the other.
needs, and had to have a number of makeshift deities, or, as a sailor
ISLAMABAD -- Health experts advised citizens to avoid substandard foods from makeshifts stalls to avoid from carrying infections in high-risk monsoon season.
ISLAMABAD -- Health experts on Wednesday advised citizens to avoid substandard foods from makeshifts stalls to avoid from carrying infections in high-risk monsoon season.
The essays here discuss the importance of forests in three Northamptonshire villages, the working of the Poor Law in rural Lancashire, the effect on the poor of a school charity in London, the effect of crime and criminal networks on the poor in London, the importance of pawn-broking in 1770s' York, the importance of kinship on poor relief in the early modern period and, finally, the economy of makeshifts in the early modern north.
ISLAMABAD -- Health experts on Tuesday advised citizens to avoid substandard foods from makeshifts stalls to avoid from carrying infections in high-risk monsoon season.