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1rare Attentive, heedful. Often with to. Now rare.
2Intentional, deliberate; conscious. Opposed to "inadvertent".
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin advertent-, advertēns, present participle of advertere advert. In later use after inadvertent.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.