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- ‘But how does one pinpoint the blameable subject in a bureaucracy?’
- ‘He had been blamable, highly blamable, in remaining with her after he first felt her influence over him to be more than it ought to be.’
- ‘His describing this as a player's mistake means his original line - the one about a ‘miscommunication’ that was blamable on the coach - was never heartfelt.’
- ‘If the term cause must be used, it can best be distinguished in this meaning as the imputable or responsible or blamable cause.’
- ‘Their negligence must be not the omission to take all possible care; it must be much more blameable than that.’
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.