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disjointed

(dĭs-join′tĭd)
adj.
1. Separated at the joints.
2. Out of joint; dislocated.
3. Lacking order or coherence: disjointed sentences.

dis·joint′ed·ly adv.
dis·joint′ed·ness n.
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O'Keefe has disjointedly uttered the rune on which the theme of the narrative is built:
Approaching policy disjointedly, Washington appeared to dither.
After a smooth introduction that ties the historical narrative of the previous chapter into the modern-day self-perception, politics and family structure of the population, the chapter begins to read rather more disjointedly. We jump through a series of short sections on sport, the natural environment, family and business names, cultural artifacts and architecture, back to politics, to celebrations, back to cultural artifacts (clothes), back to politics (council of elders), back to clothes, then into a long section on farming, ending the chapter with three short, separately titled paragraphs on sheds, funerals, and ghost stories.
More fragmented and car-oriented than the consolidated city districts described above, the Offshore district is best characterized as a transitional area where three highly differentiated zones intersect disjointedly. To the west lies the modern/colonial city with its geometric grid of axial boulevards and densely built blocks of marked uniformity.
In turn, instead of continuing to approach the region disjointedly, Washington must resurrect the Levant as an idea.
While the criticisms Reed makes throughout are compelling, the revised essays at times read disjointedly, and a reader will want for more than a baseline knowledge of the worlds of politics, history, punditry, black literary writing, and Hollywood in order to make sense of the name-dropping that occurs throughout.
However, the sections function somewhat disjointedly as Stecker jumps from one to the next with little overarching narrative.
These pillars are further divided into 12 sub-pillars wherein factor conditions splits into 6 sub-indices and other three are distributed into 2 sub-indices disjointedly, which in turn are measured through indicators.
In LCRH, ghosts (and puppets) join the living to watch time unfold differently, disjointedly, as the characters try to make sense of the "what was" in relation to the open-ended "what if." The complex intertextual connections among Wilder, Vogel, and Japanese theater encourage a cross-cultural, multitemporal investigation of the way modernity's methods for organizing time are recorded in modernity's dramas and reproduced as modernity's ghosts, embodied reminders that the past "will always need fresh actors ...
Drawing on fieldwork in a rural area of KwaZulu-Natal, this article shows how people experience government and other institutions in a patchwork of encounters spread out over time, disjointedly, and via various intermediaries.
This fluidity allows for a richly layered, oddly cyclical national historical narrative, where the past is disjointedly present in landscapes, and this history is inscribed within literary works like Wordsworth s Excursion, which use Gothic buildings as organizing structures.
Then there's the police officer holding the sign with one written word - "Help!" In its quirky and charming way, the piece can be understood as a new form of portraiture, where outer image blends disjointedly with inner truth, and subject has as much input in the completed work as artist.