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  • adverb In a posh way.


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  • Similarly John Humphrys, in his book Lost for Words, writes "They people who deliberately speak 'poshly' try to speak like the Queen or even Brian Sewell, the only man I have ever met who makes the Queen sound common."

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • She's actually speaking quite "poshly" (probably to be understandable to Americans), but she still sounds like a kiwi chick, not an Aussie. - Because visibility matters

  • While that is above the $100 range a square foot that some Houston office buildings are currently selling for, the poshly appointed property might have fetched between $200 and $225 a square foot before the financial downturn, according to Tom Fish, a real-estate investment banker with Jones Lang LaSalle in Houston.

    Selling a 'Fraud' Portfolio

  • When his hood was removed, he was in a poshly decorated room, which made me think of The Prisoner for some reason.

    It Must Be Noon Somewhere : Bev Vincent

  • The place was small—thin and long, like any historical row house—but poshly decorated.

    Sweet Deceit

  • The place was small—thin and long, like any historical row house—but poshly decorated.

    Sweet Deceit

  • One poor lad was told "Open that window you grotty little man!" by a poshly spoken lady - little did she know the poor sod has 3 science 'A' levels and couldn't get a job anywhere else.

    The Direct approach

  • But zoom in close, and the scene is a little less poshly dignified.

    Friday habits

  • There was only a couple of hundred votes in it but, interestingly, the sharp-suited Ruperts who had aspired to be "Tony's" right hand man and the poshly-voiced Jocastas with the framed pictures of Alistair Campbell on their desks seem to have other commitments now that being a member of the Labour party means actual work as opposed to merely mincing around wielding mobile phones and trying to look important.

    Sadie's Tavern: Henley Was a Triumph, plus Winchester

  • Mr. King, a scratch golfer who has been with TaylorMade-Adidas for more than 25 years, was holding court from the large, poshly outfitted Adidas booth on the exhibition-hall floor.

    The Patient Is Stable


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