• WordNet 3.6
    • adj botched spoiled through incompetence or clumsiness "a bungled job"
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In literature:

He came near to making an awful botch of things.
"Tom Slade at Black Lake" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
I'm just a plain, everyday botch.
"Tom Slade with the Boys Over There" by Percy K. Fitzhugh
If I attempt to select them I shall be tricked and bamboozled into purchasing mere daubs and botches.
"Continental Monthly , Vol I, Issue I, January 1862" by Various
A guile seemingly so guileless that yours, compared with it, is botch work.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
If it does, then its absurdities are nothing new, for we all know what a botch Ibsen made of accounting for himself.
"A Book of Prefaces" by H. L. Mencken
I've lived my life and haven't I made a botch of it?
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
Mr. Primefit, the Eton Stultz, is changed into Botch, the cobbler.
"The English Spy" by Bernard Blackmantle
Fancy the botch he will make of it!
"The Story of a Play" by W. D. Howells
Work that is not finished, is not work at all; it is merely a botch.
"How to Succeed" by Orison Swett Marden
And fancy the most assiduous Potter, but without his wheel; reduced to make dishes, or rather amorphous botches, by mere kneading and baking!
"The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III" by Various

In poetry:

What's tender conscience? — 'Tis a botch,
That will not bear the gentlest touch;
But breaking out, dispatches more
Than th' epidemical'st plague-sore.
"Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto I" by Samuel Butler
Ah, such a ship! No thing of botches
A man might make in a couple of watches,
But his own ship, see you, the staunch goelette,
Named for St. Yves, with all sail set,
Her hull to scale and her rigging to plan —
A credit to him and to good St. Anne.
"Ex-Voto Breton Church Model" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Louisville Metro Police investigate a botched a murder suicide in Newburg that left a man dead and a woman injured.
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A Rio Rancho man who served in the famed Tuskegee Airmen is blaming the VA hospital in Albuquerque for a botched eye operation.
BBC head calls for radical overhaul after botched report on child sex-abuse allegations.
Merkel's rival Steinbrueck judged to have botched campaign start.
Dog Survives Botched DIY Neutering.
Nate Silver's Biggest Critic Blames Botched Prediction, Romney's Loss On Hurricane Sandy.
EMC Loses Bid for Sanctions over NPE's Botched Suit.
Brazilian model dies after botched liposuction.
Not Global, Not Mobile: The Botched Japan Deal That Left Zynga Screwed Overseas (ZNGA).
1 arrested in botched kidnapping of Montco baby (video).
Man badly hurt after botched stunt.
Suspects ask police for help in botched "Dine and Dash " in Sylvan Beach.
Raymondville doctor 's assistant shot in botched kidnapping.
Dog shot during botched raid in Harlingen.
He blames the Harlingen Police Department for shooting his dog , during a botched raid at his home.

In science:

But in developing this idea, they blundered, and it was, unfortunately, their botched version of the idea that was taken up and subsequently built into the institutional structure of academia.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?