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1‘unbaptized infants are thought to live in limbo’
oblivion, void, non-existence, neither heaven nor hell
‘the measure has been in limbo since Congress took a 10-day break’
in abeyance, unattended to, unfinished, incomplete
suspended, deferred, postponed, put off, pending, in a state of suspension, awaiting action, on ice, in cold storage
unresolved, undetermined, in a state of uncertainty, up in the air, in no man's land, betwixt and between
ongoing, outstanding, hanging fire
abandoned, forgotten, left out, neglected
on the back burner, on hold
in hand, under way, continuing
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.