In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- One skater who helps run one of many clubs for children said hundreds of youngsters would be disconsolate.
- ‘They never turned up’ was one of the most common post-match complaints from disconsolate supporters.
- My horse trudges bored and disconsolate around the whole property, seeking even a single blade of green grass.
- I have never seen a more disconsolate and desolate group than the Party after that speech.
- No one, though, seemed too disconsolate at the prospect of a replay.
- Quite a few disconsolate men complained that the ballot should have been secret, but they did so while lacerated by basilisk stares from the suspicious harridans they had brought with them.
- ‘They don't make a living out of getting things wrong,’ one disconsolate MP said last night.
- But they are far from disconsolate, because they have confirmed that the defensive ditch of the medieval Castle is still in good condition and where they expected it to be.
- By then the protesters appeared to have lost heart and left the lecture hall looking disconsolate as the audience gave the speaker a round of applause.
- Fifteen minutes after they trooped out of their dressing-room, disconsolate, shocked by what had unfolded, the footballers were still trying to come to terms with the reality of their situation.
- I felt a bit too embarrassed for that, said the disconsolate defender.
- If you finish fourth and you don't race well, then you can be frustrated and disconsolate.
- Daniel is red-eyed from weeping, while John stares unseeingly out of a hotel window, disconsolate.
- Spectators aren't going to go home disconsolate if their team loses, as they do in Australia.
- He was staring out of the window, disconsolate that he had to urge me to censor my work.
- So off I sloped, rather disconsolate, leaving my second attempt at a French loaf to sulk on the counter, all sunken and miserable-looking.
- The painter creates bleak snowscapes peopled by groups of disconsolate figures, dispersing and recombining.
- I get whiny, and disconsolate, and I'm generally so absorbed in personal misery at the disaster I anticipate that I can't really think of very much else.
- I can't say I was too much bothered, though Dolly and Harry were disconsolate.
- A disconsolate player admitted: ‘We blew it with those two penalty misses.’
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