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[with negative] In any way; at all:‘I'm not poor by any means’
- ‘It is not a well thought out performance by any means.’
- ‘Indonesian trade with Australia is convenient, but not critical by any means.’
- ‘The film doesn't purport to be a documentary by any means.’
- ‘This is not essential by any means, but it can help in certain projects.’
- ‘The graphics are good and clean, but they are not stunning by any means.’
- ‘Don't get me wrong, they aren't terrible by any means but are just not overly impressive.’
- ‘Watering the garden plants is not an easy job, by any means.’
- ‘We have not proven that by any means, and it is not a trivial assumption.’
- ‘It wasn't glamorous by any means, but it was all so new and exciting to me.’
- ‘He didn't drive slowly by any means, but he didn't try to impress people with his horsepower.’
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.