One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adverb & adjectiveBritish
Happening or done once in each school, college, university, or law term.as adjective ‘termly examinations’as adverb ‘the committee meets termly’
- ‘I've enjoyed the termly classes I've taken, but just when the group is beginning to gel, term finishes and you have to start all over again with a new class.’
- ‘Please note that we will also close at 12.30 on Friday February 23rd for our termly staff meeting.’
- ‘Students at St Peter's pay a fixed termly price for meals in advance.’
- ‘A student has been left with a broken nose after a fight at the termly cocktails party held by Christ Church's drinking society, the Cardinals.’
- ‘There is no evidence to suggest that he needs any more speech and language therapy and physiotherapy on a termly basis.’
- ‘The duties of the Professor include giving termly public lectures, and an oration at honorary degree ceremonies, as well as the ability to judge and award a number of poetry prizes to the value of many thousands of pounds.’
- ‘Jane Sullivan, whose teenage son Rory attends Alcester Grammar School, has been buying termly travel passes from company First for the last two years.’
- ‘Fees are payable termly, in advance, although many schools will make arrangements for fees to be paid on a monthly basis throughout the year.’
- ‘The interview was part of an deal whereby the media agrees to leave the prince alone while he studies for his degree in exchange for termly photocalls.’
- ‘Another article discussed children's stress before taking their final primary school examinations or termly tests.’
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