Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
No longer feeling distressed or anxious; reassured:‘relieved parents who had waited anxiously for news’
glad, thankful, grateful, pleased, happyput at one's ease, easier in one's mind, easy in one's mind, comforted, cheered, reassuredView synonyms
- ‘She was relieved to see the bright lights of the terminal only a few feet away.’
- ‘More than 30 were relieved to discover they were staying at the school.’
- ‘At this point I'm not sure if I'm relieved or disappointed.’
- ‘However, I also felt relieved that he wasn't here to complicate things.’
- ‘Are you relieved to know that she's not dying or very ill?’
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.