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- ‘Boys from such areas brought their aggressive atavism to the campus, where they were never reformed or punished.’
- ‘Much media and political comment has explained the profundity and rootedness of this feeling in terms of bigotry and criminality, of archaism and atavism.’
- ‘Under such circumstances, racism is not an historical atavism, but an entirely normal, and constantly growing, feature of the political landscape.’
- ‘You don't have to share the cloyingly sentimental atavism he displays towards Ireland to appreciate his energy and enterprise as a writer who finds material for his novels in every corner of the world.’
- ‘Clearly, the key question here is the extent to which these are wholly new tendencies or represent some kind of historical atavism.’
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.