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    adverb misuse

    Hello, in the book i'm reading I came across this passage :
    "In the main, I was uxoriously content. That is only a technical misuse of the adverb."
    Does it mean that the word uxoriously is wrongly used? Or is there another meaning to these sentences?

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    Re: adverb misuse

    It depends on context (as usual) 'Uxorious' can correctly be applied only to a man (who's excessively obedient to his wife). If the writer was female, for example, using the word to mean 'being a wife' (which seems to me possible), that would be a misuse - but an understandable one.

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    Re: adverb misuse

    Thank you :)

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