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motley
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • They were a motley collection; a mixture of the weak seeking protection, the ambitious seeking some shared glory, and the thuggish gravitating toward a leader who could show them more refined forms of cruelty.

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  • They are a motley crew.
  • a motley mix of tax cuts, infrastructure spending and other programs

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