Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Befittingly

Not so common to see this participial adjective turned into an adverb, but here it is in Christine Mulke's latest Field Report, "Fresh Direction," in this past Sunday's New York Times Magazine (the April 25th issue):

Today their sustainable farm operates at a befittingly high level, generating enough heritage-breed meat and heirloom vegetables for 300 C.S.A. members and four farmers' markets in the Raleigh-Durham area, as well as the Raleigh restaurant Zely & Ritz, which Holcomb owns with its chef, Sarig Agasi (who is also partner in Eno).


I realize: Arguably not a -y word but an -ly word.

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