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- ‘I don't think anybody could live that burningly honest all the time.’
- ‘Moreover, Thomas Carlyle and Satie's mother were both Scottish, not English, and the burningly radical Carlyle was not exactly ‘a conservative thinker’.’
- ‘I hiss slightly, burningly angry that they did that.’
- ‘The two seem to merge, briefly and burningly, in the poem ‘Max,’ in which the speaker mourns all that she has lost, both personal and public.’
- ‘There are few things I definitely, absolutely, burningly desire to own.’
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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.