One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a flawed or incomplete way.‘MPs represent, however imperfectly, the democratic will of their electors’‘the disease was imperfectly understood at the time’
- ‘Parties that, however imperfectly, represent the younger generation are still kept out of the race.’
- ‘The international institutions in general work very imperfectly.’
- ‘Lower income countries were forced to dismantle the protections they had so imperfectly built against foreign control.’
- ‘At the end the sense is of having fully learned a lesson which had before been only imperfectly taught or imperfectly grasped, or both.’
- ‘Organizations may be able to adapt only imperfectly to environmental changes.’
- ‘Cholera was essentially a product of impure water, a disease that was imperfectly understood at the time.’
- ‘Historians must strive for objective truth, however imperfectly.’
- ‘Historically, labor unions have worked (however imperfectly) toward such a vision.’
- ‘In the United States, the candidate would be flanked by a wall of myrmidons with imperfectly concealed shoulder holsters.’
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