In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Guess who appeared on the stage amidst colourful smoke in a cinematic fashion!
- We lie in dappled shade amidst cawing crows, wave sound, a sprinkler playing on the short grass.
- The critical things seem to be getting lost amidst proposals to do everything.
- First of all what strikes a nature lover is that it is a green jungle island amidst an ocean of concrete jungle.
- The place was a mess of brambles and graffiti, but amidst the wreckage I found a fine piece of Victorian statuary.
- Soaking in the sun amidst the abundant culture around, I sat back on a bench, smugly pleased with myself.
- The discussion then tends to wither and die off amidst all the the confusion.
- There was quite a bit of tartan, along with the more traditionally sombre garb, and many smiles amidst the tears.
- Everyone loves finding a letter from a friend or loved one amidst the stack of bills.
- Rome is the opposite; it's the workers who feel guilty amidst so many ostentatious tourists.
- What really stood out for me was a minor drama amidst all the clowning about and grandstanding for the media.
- Eggs hidden inside the cab of a toy truck or amidst the set of wooden blocks will add to the excitement of the search.
- Isn't it amazing how these people continue to keep their day jobs amidst this kind of mediocrity?
- The paintings recapture the memory of a grand era amidst the debris of contemporary history.
- It was an experience to stand amidst a countless variety of brilliantly hued wild flowers.
- It projects the densely built cityscape amidst a set of evocative photographs of the city.
- These seem to have been sidelined amidst all the hoopla surrounding the rights issue.
- True, it's quite possibly the weakest song on the album, but its only sin is being merely good amidst greatness.
- I spotted her amidst a sea of umbrellas and waved goodbye even as she smiled and pointed one finger to the sky.
- There's a strong whiff of testosterone amidst the anti-bacterial spray and truffle odour.
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