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He'll be gold-bricked if he wears 'em scrambled that way around this place.

That's the way with these shrimps; they ain't good fur anything else.

I could tell it, if nothing else showed it, by the way in which she overdoes respectability.

"They needn't eat their lunch that way," declared his sister.

Look at him now over there, the way he goes around butting into strangers.

One swift glance had shown him there was no way of instant retreat.

She certainly knew he was liable to go at any time, in exactly the way he did go.

On the contrary, indeed, he appeared to joy immensely in Percival's way of life.

It's a pity you ain't got some one to shut down on you that way.

The public road was thronged with people on their way to Olympia.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English weg "road, path, course of travel," from Proto-Germanic *wegaz (cf. Old Saxon, Dutch weg, Old Norse vegr, Old Frisian wei, Old High German weg, German Weg, Gothic wigs "way"), from PIE *wegh- "to move" (see weigh). Most of the extended senses developed in Middle English. Adverbial meaning "very, extremely" is by 1986, perhaps from phrase all the way. Ways and means "resources at a person's disposal" is attested from early 15c. Way-out (adj.) "original, bold," is jazz slang, first recorded 1940s. Encouragement phrase way to go is short for that's the way to go.

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