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A large collection of tents, typically one forming temporary or makeshift accommodation for refugees or homeless people.
- ‘Take the idea of the tent city in Vancouver, where homeless people put it all on the line to protest homelessness and government inactivity.’
- ‘Camp Premier is a tent city erected for the homeless.’
- ‘Authorities asked residents to take pilgrims into their homes, while a tent city was opened on the outskirts of the capital.’
- ‘To cope with the millions expected to arrive daily in Allahabad, the authorities have constructed a giant tent city.’
- ‘Next to the camp was a large tent city, housing hundreds of volunteers who had come to support the military by cooking, cleaning, and clearing debris.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.