December 4, 2008

Sentence of the Day: ましてや

Least of all, could it have been that my fancy, shaken from its half-slumber, had mistaken the head for that of a living person.

I didn't make this one up, ALC and Edgar Poe did. At first I was confused, but I think this is kind of like the さらに sense of まして... but it's a little odd. And Edgar, use a question mark next time. Sheesh.

Bonus note:や makes it stronger.