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- ‘It starts bearably enough, with Prince in search of a song, thumbing through his James Brown-by-numbers rule-book on the title track.’
- ‘They don't recommend their ‘mud season’ in late winter/early spring, but their summers are bearably hot.’
- ‘My recitation went bearably, apart from a little trip at an uncertain point.’
- ‘But no, it alternates between providing only cold showers, and providing (if the hot tap is jammed fully open) just bearably tepid showers.’
- ‘However, I could also blame most of my future health problems and failures to bearably socialize on the ungodly video game, if so many child shrinks and Senators Joseph Lieberman and Herb Kohl would tell me.’
- ‘Their mocking, svelte sexiness made even this pallid romp almost bearably romplike.’
- ‘It was widely considered in the town that if the world was under ten feet of snow the guardhouse would remain just bearably cool.’
- ‘Dining areas are bearably lit, winningly sleek, and surprisingly clean.’
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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.