One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Bracketed first lines serve as titles, hovering over their doubles; mercurially reappearing colons frustrate the stability of conventional grammar.’
- ‘His return to Cork may herald a fresh chapter in his mercurially brilliant career, but whatever the outcome, he is not about to give up.’
- ‘And the limelight is repeatedly stolen by John Kazek's gloriously brash Bottom and, best of all, Malcolm Shields's mercurially nimble Puck.’
- ‘Impish arpeggios moved mercurially from darkness to sheer joy in the twinkle of an eye, the entire interpretation capturing the essential scariness of the piece.’
- ‘Pardon the overstatement - but then, as this mercurially majestic album proves, hyperbole is the new subtlety.’
- ‘The mercurially talented Cantona was much travelled before United's call but he quickly settled in the north-west, forging a relationship of mutual respect with his team-mates and manager.’
- ‘Jim has been mercurially inconsistent, and Robert is injury-prone.’
- ‘She sits a sizable distance away from him, grinning mercurially.’
- ‘He was fairly short, a trifle rotund, with dark penetrating eyes that had a way of roving mercurially over objects under surveillance.’
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