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Synonyms for scrappily

in a bellicose contentious manner


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Both played scrappily, breaking each other twice early on in the first set before the 30-year-old's experience shone through.
The match started scrappily as the visitors carved out the opening chance when Morten Gamst Pedersen's clever lay-off saw Goodwillie shoot across the face of goal.
If they don't make the playoffs, it's because they are in the same division as the scrappily good Lions and the world-dominating, undefeated Green Bay Packers.
Though you will one day perish, if you pair up with a group of likeminded theatre makers who work scrappily, innovatively and efficiently, you just: might get published a her all.
Good luck to the both of them, but sadly on this record their chemistry is mismatched and their over ambitious songs are scrappily executed.
Gilbert's casual craftsmanship--threads dangle from the plastic's seams, and the boats' wooden oars are scrappily handmade--adds to the insouciant air.
Hinckley broke the deadlock after 24 minutes of scrappily even play, prop David Peck pouncing after Kenilworth lost a scrum against the head and Joe Glover adding the conversion.
The second half began scrappily but Kyle put the home side ahead with the simplest of goals.
The meeting ended scrappily when Lindgren fell in third place behind Adams and Batchelor and that handed Swindon a maximum 5-1 to give the scoreline a more flattering appearance.
There's already an older border fence here, a hodgepodge of Marine Corps steel landing ramps, concertina wire, and steel beams, all scrappily patched and welded, burrowed under in places, then reinforced with dirt piles that look like cat scratchings.
It was a funny match and I started very scrappily yesterday but Mark played great tonight.
Where will the methods of critical scholarship with which they approach literature from the age of science's decisive ascendancy leave them when, having arrived as the first twenty-first-century humanists, they take up the frayed thread of our scrappily ongoing two-cultures conversation?
Nevertheless, Murray does not glibly assume the reality of lasting values: he argues for them, scrappily, provocatively, with energy and conviction.
Now the three-hour (without commercials) project about rebellious Warsaw Jews who fought scrappily against their Nazi oppressors gets an unusual turn at the big screen, with a one-week run beginning tonight at Laemmle's Fairfax Three Theater, 7907 Beverly Blvd.
Well, then, we were put in possession of the Homer of Chapman, and to work we went, turning to some of the "famousest" passages, as we had scrappily known them, in Pope's version.