One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘There were plenty of those on the shore and I picked up a particularly pretty white one, made a vague wish about future prosperity, and ceremoniously placed the rock on the lip of the well.’
- ‘Finally, 13 minutes later, the two umpires walked ceremoniously onto the wicket and removed the bails, signalling the draw and a 2-1 series win for England.’
- ‘When the market moved to Cocklebury Road from its town centre site in 1952 the bell was ceremoniously handed over and struck at every market since.’
- ‘Proud owners ceremoniously take their covers off the cages, unveiling their latest acquisitions and jostling for position, trying to place their birds close to others that will encourage them to burst into song.’
- ‘With their massive ballrooms, twisting galleries, ceremoniously laid out kitchens and enviable furnishings, Chateaux were also the dwellings of European Kings and queens.’
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