One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In shoe boxes filled with important immigration papers one could find menus or flyers handed out in the streets that my father kept, preciously, as carefully as the immigration documents.’
- ‘It reprints newspaper classics from the early 20th century, at their original size, every watercolour nuance preciously preserved.’
- ‘To my mind there is something in the up-for-it, let-your-hair-down, what-the-hell British pub culture that enshrines something seriously free, something preciously liberal in overall British culture.’
- ‘The tramway, the kiddies' fairground, the open moor and tranquillity is really what families value most preciously.’
- ‘Countries like Poland got preciously little tangible benefits for their involvement, be it by way of commercial contracts, military assistance, or abolishing visa restrictions for Polish visitors.’
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