In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Among the pleasures of this rather dispiriting collection are Chandler's verdicts on his fellow writers.
- Such a dispiriting fate should not befall Lawrie on this occasion.
- There was more dispiriting news yesterday for Russia.
- The dispiriting fact is that no negotiated two-state agreement is likely in the near future.
- For a year and a half, you did that dispiriting, desperate drudgery.
- For Campbell, the past few months have seen a rebirth, after a dispiriting struggle in America with a shoulder injury.
- Their departure brought a dispiriting end to their heady arrival in Baghdad two weeks ago.
- Economically, we were on the cusp of a new and dispiriting era.
- The exchange of ideas and information becomes a battle of wills, a futile and dispiriting activity.
- No doubt taking up intelligent design is a dispiriting business.
- A number of dispiriting things have happened recently.
- The Leeds defenders who played were subjected to a dispiriting ordeal.
- This must be one of the most dispiriting exhortations ever issued by a political leader.
- Consider the dispiriting view that everybody always acts out of their own self-interest.
- The Marriage Movement recently got hit with some dispiriting news.
- Under these dispiriting circumstances, the few voices calling for toleration were accorded increased attention.
- This made a dispiriting start to the evening, which is something one doesn't often say about Balanchine.
- A dispiriting run without a league win in September and October was broken by a win at Liverpool in November.
- The really dispiriting part of this whole show is that the best work, Third Eye, was unsold when we visited.
- A paltry 12,000 paid to watch the dispiriting sight.
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