Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she opened the door fearfully’
apprehensively, uneasily, nervously, timidly, timorously, diffidently, hesitantly
with apprehension, with trepidation, with bated breath, with one's heart in one's mouth
2‘Stephanie looked fearfully glamorous’
extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, remarkably, uncommonly, extraordinarily, incredibly, most, very, really, immensely, thoroughly, positively, decidedly, downright
North American quite
tremendously, awfully, terribly, frightfully, dreadfully, terrifically, desperately, seriously, devilishly, hugely, fantastically, madly, ultra, too … for words, mucho, mega, majorly, oh-so
British jolly, ever so, dead, well, fair, right
North American real, mighty, awful, plumb, powerful, way
South African lekker
dated devilish, hellish, frightfully
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