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Of consequence

  • of importance, value, or influence.
Webster 1913

Of late

  • adverb in the recent past
    late; latterly; recently; lately.
    • he was in Paris recently
    • lately the rules have been enforced
    • as late as yesterday she was fine
    • feeling better of late
    • the spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also
  • recently; in time not long past.
Webster 1913

Of old

  • formerly; in time long past.
Webster 1913

Of one's self

  • by one's self; without help or prompting; spontaneously.
    Why, knows not Montague, that of itself England is safe, if true within itself? Shak.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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