In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- This is the second time my bike has been stolen so I'm not in a forgiving mood now.
- She was usually such an easy-going and forgiving kid; it just wasn't like her to be so stubborn.
- Now investors are feeling the pain and in a less forgiving mood when it comes to executive excess or wrongdoing.
- It was lengthy and involved and I could see no one was in a forgiving mood.
- It's been suggested that having terminal cancer has made me more forgiving and magnanimous, since death is approaching at considerable speed.
- Jacobs has a shrewd, if forgiving eye and, given his background as son of a poor black southern bar-owner, an endearing sense of the absurdity of the world he found himself in.
- Americans are a forgiving people, a compassionate people, a people who are always ready to give a guy a second chance.
- On reflection, we usually saw the wisdom of her more forgiving approach and learned that working cooperatively achieved more in the long run and certainly made life much more pleasant.
- Our attempts at being nonjudgemental, forgiving and compassionate are feeble.
- She is the Eternal Feminine, forgiving and compassionate and able to reconcile terrorist and victim with her abounding sweetness.
- And yet every tale is delivered with a forgiving chuckle, every outrage defused by the affectionate admiration that Davis couldn't help inspiring in his victims.
- Now, I don't entirely agree with his position but it also seems we are not very forgiving of critical perspectives on scientific and technological innovation.
- The poor fools, they don't know what they are doing, he concluded, and he was able to establish a forgiving and understanding state of being.
- I can't be sensitive and forgiving and compassionate 24 hours a day.
- Richard, the upright and forgiving friend from whom Danny has grown apart over the years, hands him the story, offering him a lifeline from the past and rekindling a friendship for the future.
- Business leaders, at least, seem in a forgiving mood.
- Throughout the cast, a peculiar kind of professionalism characterised a collection of poor performances which managed to be bad without ever having even a bit of forgiving personality.
- He sat there with his head down, obviously out of shame, and I can understand that, but we are a forgiving bunch on this side of the Chamber.
- It was just bad luck for him that I wasn't in a forgiving mood.
- But as I have said earlier, the audience can be very forgiving (and sometimes inanely lauding) if the director is very giving.
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