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predicative Quivering; trembling.‘her face aquiver with pleasure’
- ‘‘Yes it is,’ she replied, her lower lip aquiver.’
- ‘He felt the two mages clash, their grim determination and faith in their opposing deities setting the air around them aquiver.’
- ‘I've cleared my calendar at work for the next two weeks, I've ironed a presentable shirt and I'm all aquiver in eager expectation.’
- ‘You look like a cat sighting a bird, all aquiver with bloodlust. Cool your temper.’
- ‘The shocks set church bells aquiver in Boston, 1,600 km from the epicenter.’
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.