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- ‘Free of any pretension and big-headedness, it was one of the most engaging things I have ever seen on the stage, professional or amateur.’
- ‘It simply promotes feelings of bitterness if you are the loser, or incredible, overly-egotistical big-headedness if you so happen to be the winner.’
- ‘Many dinners were spent lamenting his various acts of big-headedness.’
- ‘Some blurbs reveal big-headedness, others ignorance or hidden anxieties or secret wishes.’
- ‘I don't think there's a natural big-headedness about them.’
- ‘I knew she was sometimes a little big-headed and right now she was just showing her big-headedness.’
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.