One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Then was seen the unprecedented sight of a party agent challenging the votes on his own side with a captiousness that his opponents would have hesitated to display.’
- ‘Dress, it seemed to me, was all she cared for; and there was a captiousness and ill-temper about her, at times, that was, to say the least of it, very unbecoming.’
- ‘Well, since you didn't reply in substance or with the captiousness common to the topic, you, at least, won't be indicted as a hijacker!’
- ‘This article is not prompted by any mere spirit of captiousness on my part.’
- ‘By way of a protest against the captiousness to which their agents were subjected, the Polish authorities on August 2 prohibited the importation of this firm's products into Polish territory.’
- ‘Finally, mention should be made of the author's logical arguments, and his clear and interesting style: satisfying the highest professional demands, this book contains no dry scholarly captiousness.’
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