One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘‘For many years I have watched the rise of Ireland as an enviably vigorous European country, able to boast artistic and entrepreneurial talents in equal measure,’ he said last week.’
- ‘From set, lighting, and sound design to the acting of even subsidiary roles, this production set an enviably high standard that made what could have been merely a museum piece into a vibrant bit of comic irony and social satire.’
- ‘The luxury-hotel chain has built its reputation on enviably slick urban properties, but, in keeping with the trend to ‘cocoon’ on holiday, the company is branching out into hideaway resorts.’
- ‘But this isn't scepticism, more a kind of amazement that people who are enviably elegant and desirable when conducting love affairs on screen are so horribly bad at acting out their affairs in real life.’
- ‘Even those whom we find enviably attractive frequently find no pleasure in themselves: they feel with relief but also with scorn, that they might have convinced the rest of us, but they know better than to be convinced themselves.’
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