a. multi-colored; mixed; having elements of great variety
He wore a loose tunic and looser trousers, homespun and dyed in motley green and brown.
Sentence in Classic:
Through all this motley assemblage, threading her way with the skill of an accomplished rider, there galloped Lucy Ferrier, her fair face flushed with the exercise and her long chestnut hair floating out behind her.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Scarlett, though filled with the universal Southern desire to believe only the pleasantest and most reassuring things about the progress of the fighting, felt cold as she watched the motley ranks go by.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
There he was before me, in motley, as though he had absconded from a troupe of mimes, enthusiastic, fabulous.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
Here Antonius with barbarian aid and motley arms, from the conquered nations of the Dawn and the shore of the southern sea, carries with him Egypt and the Eastern forces of utmost Bactra, and the shameful Egyptian woman goes as his consort.