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    In patches


    Can anybody tell me if in patches in the text below means in certain respects?

    "Ailsa was singularly ignorant in patches, and had no idea that anything but dress, jewelry, champaigne, and women cost money."

    Aleister Crowley, The Chute, 1915

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: In patches

    You've got it right. She was quite ignorant in some areas ("in patches"), but not in others.

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