One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘His lawyerly grasp of a brief on every subject gives him the edge over questioners every time.’
- ‘Eventually they believe that there must be something to the charges because the endless parsing of it sounds lawyerly, desperate and boring.’
- ‘The letters he sent to his captors, often in shaky, hard-to-read handwriting, reveal the lawyerly and uncompromising precision of his approach.’
- ‘The West's appreciation for the rule of law can be seen in the lawyerly parsing of targets to ensure that they are valid and military in nature.’
- ‘Putting witnesses under oath induces them to weigh every word with lawyerly care rather than freely volunteer information.’
- ‘In practice, this lawyerly distinction hasn't worked.’
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