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A slight hint of future developments.
- ‘It is a snapshot, a straw in the wind and should only be regarded as an unscientific measure.’
- ‘This nastiness is just a straw in the wind, a small beginning.’
- ‘He'll be left nameless here for fear of embarrassing or stigmatizing him, but we can hope his selection was a straw in the wind.’
- ‘Moreover, there have been other straws in the wind.’
- ‘There have been other straws in the wind, some related, some not.’
- ‘The Senate's refusal last year to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty may have been a straw in the wind.’
- ‘There are straws in the wind that could influence the outcomes in marginal urban and extra-urban constituencies.’
- ‘Various straws in the wind make me less worried, and the consensus seems to be that the re-establishment of some ‘stable’ authoritarian apparatus is not in the cards.’
- ‘This week's people are likely to be unreliable as straws in the wind and playing mind games.’
- ‘But there are some straws in the wind blowing that way.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.