Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Assert again:‘he moved quickly to reassert his control’
reaffirm, reassert, confirmView synonyms
- ‘He moved quickly to reassert UN centrality in emergencies across the globe.’
- ‘I suspect they probably bided their time until the furor over the May conference died down, before waiting to reassert their power and control.’
- ‘A statement issued on behalf of the publisher said that it reasserted its support for the original order and repeated that it would never knowingly contravene a court order.’
- ‘In this way the victim's worth can be reasserted.’
- ‘It is a quick, single move which breaks the flow and reasserts one's control over the situation.’
- ‘Hence its brazen efforts to reassert control, by any means necessary.’
- ‘Like the Islamic and Ottoman works that follow, they show how quickly this region surmounts destruction and reasserts its cultural traditions.’
- ‘As the appeals court weighs the case, some members of Congress are moving to reassert their authority.’
- ‘Everything comes together smashingly, in an extended dénouement that… reasserts the power of stories and songs to represent, sustain and complete us.’
- ‘British rule in Jamaica was shaken by a rising in 1865, and the governor Edward Eyre recalled in disgrace, but control was reasserted.’
- ‘France, however, hoped to reassert control over Indo-China and reoccupied the main cities.’
- ‘However, Celtic quickly reasserted themselves and were back on level terms following an Alan Hosey header from a great John Reid cross.’
- ‘My sane sensible side reasserted itself quickly, but just for one second after seeing a room for let in Brighton, I was about to just up and leave.’
- ‘A stalemate had been reached in which the opposition could not unseat the government by force and the government could not reassert full control.’
- ‘However, the European Council was also an attempt by governments to reassert national control over the development of the EC.’
- ‘The illusion of easy communication disintegrates, the curse of Babel reasserts itself, English collapses into translationese.’
- ‘The Second Republic was progressively emasculated as the old monarchist élites reasserted control at central and local level.’
- ‘Each year Eliot's presence reasserts itself at a deeper level, to an audience that is surprised to find itself more chastened, more astonished, more humble.’
- ‘He had previously helped his father and brothers reassert government control during a period of lawlessness and had served as a Minister.’
- ‘Her longing to reassert control over her body deepened after a series of stillbirths and miscarriages left her with only one healthy child, Elma.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.