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- ‘The city bristles with billboards, the Chief Minister's face looking down benignly on commuters, urging them to pay their electricity bills on time and online.’
- ‘The team looked on benignly because, at that stage, they were level and the game was turning their way.’
- ‘Then the colonial governments had the idea, benignly intended, of protecting the peasant growers from the fluctuations of the marketplace.’
- ‘He smiles benignly, but I would be truly surprised if we met again.’
- ‘This mainly seemed to involve me talking too much with the actors nodding benignly.’
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.