One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See hellishas submodifier ‘a hellishly dull holiday’
- ‘I do it all the time, when I want to transplant a sentence from one location to another in one of my hellishly long essays.’
- ‘And I would bet anything that what they are counting down now is the number of days left before winter, cloud cover and hellishly difficult terrain reduce the chances of successful ground operations.’
- ‘The political balance between the two tribes gives us a labyrinthine civil service, two governments and hellishly high taxes.’
- ‘On the contrary, it is a hellishly brutal place where despotic cruelty, casual violence, ready sex and the relentless pursuit of blood feuds are the order of the day.’
- ‘It's hellishly difficult and no fun in practice.’
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