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Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Mon Aug 13 00:18:52 UTC 2012

On Aug 12, 2012, at 5:04 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> Chuck Klosterman writes,
> "… you behaved _cowardly_ and apathetically …"

see some discussion in Michael Quinion's World Wide Words (#796 of 4 August, #797 of 11 August) of "-lily words".  the choices are "cowardlily" (ouch), "cowardly" as an adverb, or avoidance of the adverb by means of a PP ("in a cowardly manner and apathetically", "apathetically and in a cowardly manner", "in a cowardly and apathetic manner").


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