Examples of patchy in a Sentence
The lawn is kind of patchy this year.
Patchy fog made driving difficult.
His knowledge of the language is patchy.
She has only a patchy understanding of his condition.
Recent Examples of patchy from the Web
The fall color is patchy across the metropolitan area.
Global automakers are being squeezed as tightening emissions regulations effectively force them to accelerate introductions of electric vehicles, even as delivery figures are still tiny and battery-charging infrastructure remains patchy.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, patchy fog? Lows: Mid-to-upper 50s.
Sue Baker, an Australian forest ecologist at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, says Franklin's work on patchy logging—called variable retention harvest—has left its mark in places as varied as Scandinavia, Argentina, and Australia.
With the orchestra far at the rear, the sound mix isn’t perfect (the percussion in particular needs more oomph) and amplification was patchy on opening night.
But never before had a central bank made such large-scale purchases in the corporate-credit market, where debt defaults are more common and trading is often patchy.
All accommodations come without telephones or TVs – and cell service is blissfully patchy, with signals interrupted by Mount Babel.
Forecasts show a 20 percent chance of showers Tuesday morning and patchy fog before 8 a.m. The chance for rain increases to 70 percent by Tuesday night, with possible thunderstorms and temperatures around 61 degrees.
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