In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- But his promise to Inger demanded he put personal feelings aside and concentrate on conciliating her brother.
- When she tracks him down at his office, she expects to be conciliated, to be appeased, but especially to be married.
- But this assertion too would deserve some criticism, since some Arab countries are presented by western governments and media as conciliating both.
- The shared notion of caste honour by which they had conciliated the nobility eventually proved a fatal stumbling-block to any reasonable scheme of cooperative reform.
- When Lloyd George made a somewhat defeatist speech in Parliament in May 1941, Churchill felt no need to conciliate him.
- The combine strength of these Jathas was enough to persuade Zakriya Khan, who, on the transfer of his father to Multan, had become governor of Lahore, to try to conciliate the Sikhs.
- The Middle Ages last at least until Contarini's failure to conciliate the Protestants at the council of Ratisbon in 1540.
- To conciliate the Church, Descartes tried to give the impression that the Meditations was another defence (albeit a novel and irrefutable one) of the truths of religion against atheists.
- That meant conciliating those alienated in the meantime - Catholics and Royalists.
- Governments have no more urgent task than to help to conciliate individuals, corporations, institutions, and society at large with the new frontierless Universe.
- This was and remains the most difficult problem: how to conciliate both nationalists and unionists without provoking the breakdown of constitutional politics, a violent backlash, or both.
- Their followers trust them and look up to them; sometimes, when the pack is on the loose, it is necessary to conciliate them.
- Henry prepared for war by conciliating surviving Ricardians and renewing foreign alliances.
- After 1603 he visited Scotland only once, in 1617, but he conciliated the gentry and, through the ‘Scottish Council’, got his way in Parliament.
- The king was now indifferent to attempts to conciliate him: he gave all his attention to composing a defiant manifesto which he proposed to leave behind, denouncing all that had been done since October 1789, and much before that.
- He conciliated the people by his affability, brought in Englishmen to teach various handicrafts and tried to help the farmers by improving the breed of Manx horses, and, at the same time, he restricted the exactions of the Church.
- The strain of her heavy-drinking lifestyle, increased by having to conciliate her husband, Reeves, who hung around February House like a piece of driftwood, was taking its toll.
- Treating Islam as an aberration because of its views on martyrdom is bound to antagonise rather than conciliate Muslims.
- To conciliate the soldiers, he raised their pay, creating financial problems.
- The Islamists on the council are said to have left angry, and it was up to Bremer to attempt to conciliate them.
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