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/im·per·fect/ (im-per´fekt) of a fungus, capable of reproducing only by means of conidia (asexual spores).
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Christ called and revealed himself to the woman at the well; he now calls imperfectly situated Catholics to the strength and love of the Eucharist so they, too, may become evangelists of the good news in their lives.
This is because, whilst the former has evolved, the latter has been engineered, however imperfectly.
The replacements for Silver and Skelos are still new and imperfectly schooled in Albany's dark ways.
Working in the public sector, CalMac have provided, sometimes imperfectly, a reliable service for Scotland.
But it could work imperfectly on bankers' incentives if they believe it could be triggered when their bank suffers large losses, even if they have conducted appropriate risk management and so making them excessively risk averse.
The company's first waste specialist, Cummings tackles the problem on three fronts from her Portland home office: in the kitchen (promoting stem-to-root, snout-to-tail cooking), at the table (reducing discarded food and getting leftovers to the needy), and on the farm (using blemished fruits and veggies via a program called Imperfectly Delicious Produce).
Ledo and Boer present a Spanish translation of Dutch polymath Erasmus' Encomiun Moriae that a Portuguese scribe around the middle of the 17th century seems to have copied imperfectly from a previous 16th-century translation.
Housing associations are the best-equipped vehicles to answer that need, yet what they do (and why they do it) is imperfectly understood, both by the public and politicians.
However, it said: "It is very difficult to prove anything definitive based on imperfectly operated paper records system at 30 years' remove.
Hence, one must consider a broader scope as part of the computational agenda for materials discovery: including synthesis, metastable and imperfectly assembled phases, defects, dopants, excited states and dynamics in order to truly aid in the accelerated development of functional materials and technologies.
Perhaps we should just agree that we are an imperfectly pair-bonding species.
Some advice is expensive--laser eye treatment for short sight rather than glasses, and laser hair removal rather than waxing--but it's always consistent with her approach: that it's better to do something well once than many times imperfectly.