loosely knit

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Adj.1.loosely knit - having only distant social or legal ties; "a loosely knit group"
distant, remote - far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
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The cyclist turns out to be a member of a loosely knit group of train aficionados, several of whom have recently died under suspicious circumstances.
Dante Haruna, a former member of a loosely knit Queer-Trans People of Color student group, said sometimes it's hard to fit in with other minority groups, such as the predominantly white UO gay and lesbian groups.
The corrosion process involves the dissolution of the cobalt binder at exposed surfaces leaving loosely knit tungsten carbide grains that have little structural integrity.
He came out with a white, loosely knit pique in 1926 and, a year later, stitched the crocodile logo on the shirt's left breast.
Morten Larsen took photos of a monument to the 1996 summer Olympics in downtown Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park on Tuesday morning as his wife, Annette, stood nearby, a loosely knit shawl pulled over her head, a light scarf knotted tightly around her neck and her hands shoved deep into the pockets of her jeans.
And that brings us to a club that may not be as exclusive as either the Beefsteak Club or The Giga Society, but one that will always have an impact beyond the club itself--the loosely knit club of The Exceptional Parent.
Tellingly, this gallery included works by members of the pairs' loosely knit circle of collaborators.
Peirce, in fact, was a member of a loosely knit group at midcentury that worked to orient American science toward research and publication and, more generally, toward professionalization as it had been institutionalized in Europe.
UKRAINE'S ousted leader has urged his former citizens to press for a vote to determine the status of their regions, a call echoing Russia's push to turn the country into a loosely knit federation.
MOSCOW, Jumada I 27, 1435, Mar 28, 2014, SPA -- Speaking from Russia, Ukraine's ousted leader urged his citizens Friday to press for a vote to determine the status of their regions - a call echoing the Kremlin's push to turn Ukraine into a loosely knit federation, AP reported.
She is also the nominal leader of a loosely knit band of artists, friends and students who are integral to each firing.
The video, in turn, was quickly rejected by commanders of the Free Syrian Army, the umbrella group for loosely knit bands of opposition fighters across Syria, and some residents of Aleppo mocked the video in postings on Facebook.