One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Interestingly, while a sign of atavism, flat-footedness was also considered a result of ‘modern’, urban living and its unhealthy and disabling influences.’
- ‘We get used to violence; we get used to political deceit and flat-footedness.’
- ‘Well there's a good business in orthotics to fix flat-footedness, but it seems that it's pretty much an evidence-free zone, even down to how it should be diagnosed.’
- ‘But the more complex sense she leaves probably derives less from her strength or arrogance than from her flat-footedness - her interpersonal naïveté or incompetence.’
- ‘But long straight stretches still felt like flying, and taking off the skates still brought that old sensation of disappointment and flat-footedness.’
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