half-understood

half-understood

adj
partially understood
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They probably evolved from ancient fertility rituals, mixed up with half-understood bits of history.
Take Nothing With You - Patrick Gale Tinder Press - out Tuesday A HEALTH crisis causes fiftysomething Eustace to look back on his life, from boyhood romances and long lost friendships to half-understood family secrets.
I thought of Pakistan as being stuck in dusty rooms, mounds of strange food, vague relatives, mosquito bites and half-understood Urdu, proper periphery.
Former US president Barack Obama had half-understood this.
But while one can rightly question its relevance to current affairs, one could make the same case for the bulk of the ridiculous Western "journalism" when covering African politics and conflict, when events long gone and buried are routinely dredged up to flesh out half-understood current issues.
"It is better to protect the home-front, and help regional states to build up their own capacity - and to desist from meddling in regional affairs that are only half-understood." Lehr agreed it was an "interminable" fight.
There is no malicious intent or evil in the world; there's only fear and half-understood perspectives.
At the end, after a chapter dealing with today's manifestations of the Garter, Trigg asks 'Why does the modern and contemporary history of the Garter read like a series of weird examples, fragments, and half-understood allusions?' (p.
[The Van Meters and their peers] came from families dedicated to perpetuating some moldy half-understood code of conduct passed along by generations of imposters.
Being very compressed and condensed, popularized in half-understood forms, they are generated and maintained as a rich source of information about the national representations circulating in the society.
Sooner or later the rumblings start, and people take to the streets with half-understood slogans and more tangible items to enhance the debate, like rocks and Molotovs.