One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘They were very cheap of course and attractively presented - they looked neither meretriciously glossy nor ponderously dull.’
- ‘And how can our heroine, now so chaste and docile, have only two hours ago been writhing meretriciously across the screen in song?’
- ‘His pictures are neither symbolic nor meretriciously anecdotal, but his colour and the rhythms and forms he paints are highly suggestive.’
- ‘It meretriciously urges all parties to exercise restraint, as it, itself, exercises restraint in the field of morality.’
- ‘Somehow Fish continues to be given platforms to argue (meretriciously, I believe) for one thing or another.’
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