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- ‘Almost all of the Act One numbers fall a trifle austerely - not to say aridly - on American ears, owing in part to the employment of Japanese instruments, melodies, and harmonies.’
- ‘I am struck by how many serious intellectuals we have writing at the moment, not aridly intellectual, but certainly with a spiritual dimension - the spirituality of the everyday.’
- ‘The writer continues to investigate the ideas of care and love, but he also speculates aridly on the nature of literary creativity.’
- ‘The contributions to the Kelman symposium are - to be kind - patchy and smack aridly of academe.’
- ‘Parris also seems to approve of the seemingly sophisticated but actually aridly semantic implied argument behind the phrase.’
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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.