In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- As soon as I reached my work place I saw ashen faces and tears in the eyes of my colleagues.
- The ashen face in the bed twisted in pain, pale lips parting and pressing together.
- This Pastor was an older, gaunter man; his face was ashen and he seemed very weary, having been worn down by the endless petitions of the last few days.
- Katie's face was pale and ashen and her eyes were glassy.
- She turns to look at him; his face is ashen, and there is a cigarette in his hand.
- Erik nodded, his eyes still locked on his father's ashen face.
- His ashen face was animated by genuine interest.
- Giovanni sighed, smiling happily, which added color to his ashen cheeks.
- Daphne freezes, seeing the sudden fear on her father's ashen face.
- His face was ashen, and he didn't say a word for several minutes.
- Utter terror was conveyed across his ashen face.
- His face was ashen, a yellowish grey color that spoke of death.
- He had a shock of dark blue hair that, yesterday, had blond roots, and his smooth skin was an ashen color, suggesting that he'd been sick for a long time.
- His face was ashen as she started to advance upon him.
- His face was ashen white and the grip he had on my sleeve tightened.
- His face was ashen white, and he looked like a ghost, his skin almost translucent.
- Days later, pictures of the residents' ashen faces were plastered over the papers and broadcast on the news every night, invariably showing tightly strapped face-masks.
- Jasmine had a blanket around her shoulders, her face ashen white.
- His face was ashen by this point, and he could barely hear his own voice.
- The rest of us just continue to be stressed out, over worked, ashen and grey faced and up to our necks in debt.
- When he saw her ashen face, concerned flooded him.
- Their faces were ashen, sorrow staring back from hollow eyes.
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