One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Two days later, on Wednesday 12 March, another young woman was barbarously stabbed to death.’
- ‘It is also an enormous affront to the memory of the 3,000 men and women murdered so barbarously on 11 September 2001.’
- ‘Moreover, the September 11 attacks vividly showed what many have warned of for some time: terrorism's reach is broad, its resources deep and its intentions barbarously lethal.’
- ‘As Ellis describes it: ‘‘Homosexual’ is a barbarously hybrid word.’’
- ‘The English poet John Dryden, who died in 1700, complained that the language was becoming unruly and disordered - ‘how barbarously we yet write and speak’, he said.’
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