In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They are tough, but decent, clearly not posh Labour party arrivistes, and they clearly have the Labour party in their veins.
- Many, such as Fielding's cousin Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, would go on laughing at Richardson, the anxious arriviste, for his ‘low’ pretensions to gentility.
- Full of arrivistes and the new rich for whom desperate consumption was a proof of being, its secret world (secret, that is, to all not admitted to the charmed circles of the West End) revolved around sex and gambling.
- Like a lot of new-money arrivistes, Target can make grand gestures, but it gets the details wrong.
- In Thackeray's next full-length novel, the Newcomes are so called because they are both a nouveau riche and an arriviste family.
- One strand of poetry, even today, represents the resentment of the old middle class at finding its assets devalued by a flood of competition; its hauteur towards the arriviste working class graduates.
- Many more felt a sentimental attachment to Jacobitism, or at least alienation from the arriviste courts of William III and the Georges.
- Jean Chretien (though now wealthy) is an outsider, an arriviste, and a rags-to-riches political scrapper.
- Believe me, the work of a line cook in a restaurant catering to the tastes of arriviste Texans is even more boring than it is cracked up to be.
- The ranks of modern royalty are crowded with arrivistes.
- Michael Armstrong spoofs the pretensions of bourgeois arrivistes, while describing the horrors of child labor and documenting its heroine's mounting inquisitiveness and willingness to intervene.
- Given the Marxian reduction of everything to class interests, it is obvious that a petit bourgeois arriviste such as Ms. Rodham-Clinton can neither command the allegiance of the proletariat nor enjoy the trust of the capitalists.
- He stands out among the arriviste engineers who dominate the tech industry, combining aristocratic reserve with a merchant's frugality and the obsessive drive of an entrepreneur.
- There are many Irish arrivistes keen to be seen in these places regardless of whether they get clotted cream, proper cucumber sandwiches or a bit of crumpet.
- Distinguishing between a painted lady of ancient noble lineage and a lady with arriviste social ambitions who availed herself of face paint with equal liberality is no longer a matter of reading fixed signs on the surface of the body.
- They merely confirmed that, for the second time in two decades, the BBC had lost one of its treasured institutions to the arrivistes of commercial television.
- As the Van Doren family play their favourite parlour game - trading Shakespearian quotes across the dinner table - an arriviste young lawyer watches, open-mouthed and clearly intimidated.
- Even the arrivistes in California understood the sophistication required for a vigneron, commissioning fine architects to enhance their vineyards with beautiful buildings.
- What's more at the end of the day, Conrad Black was still Conrad Black: egotist, aspirant and arriviste.
- The ‘image’ of a city like Tokyo or New York might well come from star-struck arrivistes rather than locals.
- They've been replaced in the Commons by the suburban arrivistes who now dominate the Tory benches; they've lost their feudal right to sit in the Lords.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.