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- ‘They are also arrestingly beautiful, vividly coloured and richly textured.’
- ‘It starts off very arrestingly, but the movie loses its way in a kind of drawn-out middle eight, in which Maiquel gets into cocaine and begins falling out with his compadres and the corrupt cops who are making it all possible.’
- ‘The boar hunt depicted in the orchestral prelude, with its wavy textures, percussion gasps, wordless choral voices and anguished cries from lower strings, arrestingly sets the tone.’
- ‘Despite some unpolished acting, this conceit is arrestingly carried off: the scenes representing Orpheus's journey into Hades are particularly imaginative in the way they depart from reality without ever actually leaving Rio.’
- ‘‘When Britain's sea power was in its prime,’ he began arrestingly, ‘Samuel Pepys ran our Navy almost single-handed.’’
- ‘With her penchant for the arrestingly unusual statement, Smith declares that Howard's mistress finds him ‘a man for whom she had no sexual desire whatsoever’.’
- ‘Therborn, by contrast, in focusing on just one dimension of existence, develops a map of human changes over time that is faithful to the complexity and diversity of the world in an arrestingly new way, omitting no corner of the planet.’
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.