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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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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.
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Boro started slowly, lumbered disjointedly onto the back foot and were powerless to resist as Burnley imposed their shape and tempo on the game.
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The first sentence aptly characterizes Gauguin's aphoristic and disjointedly anecdotal writing; the second makes explicit that the pages to follow will be constructed not only from the artist's own thoughts but also from the words of others, textual fragments that caught the artist's eye and that he harvested from a dizzyingly wide array of sources.
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This absence of a prevailing authority to coordinate all aspects of the response resulted in many rescue and medical teams operating independently and disjointedly, without knowledge of the "big picture," although they no doubt have been rendering excellent care to the victims they have encountered.