In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Because it involves duplicity and double-dealing, nobody emerges with clean hands.
- He would ultimately be released from the state institution where he was confined for four years, in a legal case that has all the drama and double-dealing of revenge tragedy.
- She hits back, setting into motion an unlikely but highly watchable tale of deceit, double-dealing, divorce and international fraud.
- I reject outright accusations of double-dealing and dishonesty and stand on our record.
- Her methods of double-dealing had become more and more refined over time, and through cleverness and acts, and she was never caught by either side.
- But ‘progressives’ are not alone in their mendacity and double-dealing.
- That piece of double-dealing was the last straw.
- Amidst all this scandal and intrigue, these monumental moments of dramatic irony and double-dealing, all our hero can do is chatter.
- This dual deal was taken as a piece of double-dealing.
- To take a leadership role on either side is to enter an atmosphere rife with double-dealing, propaganda, and spin.
- The story is complex, involving historical events and intrigues and all manner of double-dealing amongst the competing factions.
- His prior record of deception, double-dealing, and concealment makes that quite impossible.
- In the whole nauseating story of double-dealing that has bedevilled cricket over the last year or so, nothing has been more intriguing than our own almost comical realisation that there is a very fair chance of English involvement.
- Because he was in such a high position and because the amounts involved each time were relatively small - only a few hundred pounds at a time - the thefts went unnoticed until February this year when his double-dealing was finally exposed.
- By and large, he is a dramatist of deception and double-dealing, an architect of environments that entrap and extinguish their inhabitants.
- How often do you hear a musical which exposes, as this does, inner-city corruption, systematic intimidation and double-dealing over slum-clearance with the poor exploited?
- He was as devoted to secrecy as he was to power, and by intrigue and double-dealing he maintained an aura of aloofness.
- What makes this outstanding book so vivid and fresh is not only the story it has to tell - a breathless tale of butchery, realpolitik and endless double-dealing - but also the manner of its telling.
- His intelligent double-dealing ensures that everyone gets what's coming to them, while the way in which he handles some of the film's tougher characters (especially a man with a knife) has to be seen to be believed.
- When this information about double-dealing finally became public in May, it made no difference to most councillors.
- Sam, who has bought the General Store, is immediately faced with the prospect of paying protection money to the town baddie, the double-dealing varmint who sold him the store in the first place.
- Really, how could anyone accuse an American televangelist of being your run-of-the-mill, double-dealing, dishonest preacher?
- But can a misshapen, double-dealing, prince-murdering, widow-wooing king ever be more than a mere shadow of evil - compared to an aspiring musical theatre lead?
- And Jacob, who bests his kin, his own twin, twice over with guile, will be outmaneuvered and outdone ten times over by his wilier double-dealing uncle.
- In Seven Samurai, Fujiwara was memorable as Manzo, the double-dealing farmer who forces his daughter to disguise herself as a boy so none of the hired warriors runs away with her.
- The best novels always say something other than what they appear to say; they speak most eloquently from the side of the mouth; they are cunning, double-dealing, and lavishly deceptive.
- He accuses the double-dealing Guildenstern of manipulating him as a musician does his instrument.
- It also purveyed the well-thumbed Roman myths: that everyone in the ancient world was a backstabbing, double-dealing, amoral schemer, and that none of them could muster the self-control of a priapic ferret or the wisdom of a brick.
- Even by the double-dealing standards of international diplomacy this is a breathtakingly cynical bargain.
- The votes for the host city are secret which is a great help to some of the double-dealing members who are able to fool several bid cities into believing they have voted for them.
- But how many of us realize that the patriotic ‘gunboat’ musicals popular at the turn of the century regularly put wily, double-dealing villains before the public?
- This dastardly double-dealing duo plays quite well together, injecting a great deal of sinister, urbane menace into the movie, and adding extra levels of complexity to the story.
- Or is he a desperate, double-dealing politician fishing for votes in the San Fernando Valley?
- Part of the problem with Out of Time is that most audiences will be way ahead of the double-dealing plot.
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