One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not — but rather —‘the novel was not so much unfinished as unfinishable’
- ‘The hysteria was not so much instantaneous as ready-made.’
- ‘Bobby Gillespie at 40 is not so much middle-aged as never-aged.’
- ‘Revolutionary France was not so much backward as different in the route it took towards industrialization.’
- ‘His public relations skills are not so much negligible as negative.’
- ‘The connection between growth and ideas is not so much logical as psychological.’
- ‘She is not so much cautious as thoughtful and reasoned: extremely useful qualities for new organisations in uncertain waters.’
- ‘It is not so much a case of dumbing down, as pumping up the volume and giving it back to the people.’
- ‘It is not so much to keep the cash flowing as to satisfy his addiction to writing stories.’
- ‘Their reasoning is not so much theological as magical.’
- ‘What's different now, though, is that feminism appears not so much dead as obsolete.’
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