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- ‘It is austerely modernist, making little concession to either plot or character, more like a fictive sculpture than a story, an obsessively repeated series of patterns.’
- ‘If you happen to forget your novel, you can quite happily while away the hours drinking in this austerely beautiful scenery.’
- ‘One is an academic who lives austerely - perhaps too austerely - the other a corporate whiz.’
- ‘His status among the people was consolidated by his lifestyle - he lived austerely, and never married.’
- ‘His early works are romantic treatments of subjects from Ovid and Tasso; later he developed an austerely classical style.’
- ‘‘I'll give you a week, Colin,’ Sam said austerely, ‘And you better have your answer by then.’’
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.