One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See tiresomeas submodifier ‘a tiresomely predictable attitude’
- ‘But to your tiresomely predictable suggestion of ‘repressed homosexuality’, I have this to say.’
- ‘There is nobody more tiresomely predictable and bound to an intellectual rut than somebody who is constantly proclaiming himself free of ‘limitations’.’
- ‘He's trying to re-create those touch football games - one of the most tiresomely repeated, irrelevant cliches of the whole over-blown Kennedy era.’
- ‘The same attitudes are tiresomely evident in the editorial and letters columns of Oklahoma's largest newspaper.’
- ‘Characters thus afflicted may be realistic but they are also tiresomely predictable in their cravenness.’
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