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The inflicting of pain, especially mental pain, on oneself.
- ‘Irene's subsequent self-torture echoes that of Rachel.’
- ‘The self-torture gradually phased out as I undertook further reporting of business events.’
- ‘In essence, it's another form of self-torture.’
- ‘We've always been a band that was into self-torture.’
- ‘Critics carped, but there was something sweet in seeing so much self-torture finally resolved.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.