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partially caved in two takes

"caved in two takes"? Huh?

And I feel a PN coming on, since these people should know how to write better than this: "partially" is the opposite of "impartially". The word they want is "partly".

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Aug 12th, 2008 at 04:22:06 PM EST
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That's not what the Webster tells me.

partially - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

1archaic : in a biased manner : with partiality2: to some extent : in some degree

As in 'partial collapse', I guess?

Or is that just US English?

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Tue Aug 12th, 2008 at 05:50:22 PM EST
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No, it can be used to mean "partly". It's just a bugbear of mine (ie I don't think it's good usage).

BTW, I just heard a French sovereignist MEP explain the collapse by successive enlargements of the EU, leading to the cobbling together of a larger chamber...

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Aug 13th, 2008 at 01:29:19 AM EST
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Uhm...

Partial

Main Entry:
1par·tial  
Pronunciation:
ˈpär-shəl\
Function:
adjective
Etymology:
Middle English parcial, from Late Latin partialis, from Latin part-, pars part
Date:
14th century
1 : of or relating to a part rather than the whole : not general or total 2 : inclined to favor one party more than the other : biased 3 : markedly fond of someone or something --used with to



"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Tue Aug 12th, 2008 at 05:59:30 PM EST
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The adjective "partial" can have this sense, no doubt. But "partly" is a much clearer adverb than "partially". Occam's Razor.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Aug 13th, 2008 at 01:30:57 AM EST
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