In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Lari's expression turned grim, ‘There is no way to get out of here.’
- I looked up to see Meredith, her expression grim, staring down at me.
- "There's been a problem, " Gary explained, his expression grim.
- The young man nodded, his expression frozen in grim acceptance.
- Andrew entered through a side door to the observation room and stood beside the Doctor, face grim with worry.
- But she could see everyone else paying close attention, their expressions slowly becoming more serious and grim.
- She looked up to see his grim expression and immediately sobered.
- Nick's broad face is now very grim.
- Half an hour later, the men came home - trying not to look grim and worried.
- Lowering the hand holding his cordless phone, Charles walks up to Tyler, a grim expression on his handsome face.
- The statement came shortly after staff at the five-year-old firm, which employs 11,000, arrived for work looking grim as they awaited news.
- This time, none of them were laughing; they looked grim and serious.
- In a brief, grim speech to the nation late on Saturday, the president did not say if he accepted their resignations.
- Edward is cheerful, albeit in a rather dark way, while Cara is grim and determined.
- The headmaster and priest was there, a grim expression on his face.
- Charlie's voice was grim, and there was little humour in her joke.
- Then he'd walked away, looking so grim she'd known something was horribly wrong.
- Ross watches Alex's long, lean face fall into an expression of grim frustration, and for a moment he feels sorry for him.
- His entire demeanor had changed, becoming hardened and grim, determination coupled with a strength that carried him past exhaustion.
- Dr. Ashton emerges, a grim expression on his face.
- The alternative - settling for economic, cultural and demographic stagnation - is too grim to consider.
- The employment outlook is grim for front-end staff with basic web design and development qualifications.
- With these grim figures to consider, it is expected that Carlow would be one of the first test centres in the country to benefit from any forthcoming additional resources.
- Those are just some of the grim realities that illustrate the sorry state of education in black America.
- However, Health Protection Agency Figures dating back to 1995 paint a far more grim picture.
- This could be grim news for millions of consumers whose life savings are invested in pensions, endowments and other savings contracts.
- The war was a grim reminder of the inhumanity of man to man.
- The 1,500-strong work force at the Gipsy Lane plant were given the grim news yesterday.
- But once they leave school, the outlook for many school dropouts remains grim.
- His choice of language was a bit doom-laden, but his take on the current oil situation appears to justify his pretty grim view of what's in store.
- Such grim and gloomy comparisons between today's economic slowdown and those of yesteryear are common.
- This means the prognosis is probably not as grim as conventional wisdom would have us believe.
- Some of the children will also be dressed in a black T-shirts as grim reminder of the drivers, passengers and pedestrians who died.
- At first sight, the table makes for rather grim reading.
- If this all sounds unrelentingly grim I promise you it isn't.
- And like most contemporary science fiction it offers a fairly grim view of the future.
- The grim discovery of the body was made by a farmer yesterday morning.
- The disease carries a grim prognosis - only 14 percent of patients survive 5 years.
- Back in the summer, the prospects for Everton's season were looking pretty grim.
- Even when climate change is removed from the frame the picture remains grim.
- But thankfully things are not as grim as they seem.
- The lives of agricultural and urban workers would have been just as grim.
- These tenant farmers often lived grim and bleak existences.
- The climate of Kolyma is extreme, even compared to the grim background of eastern Siberia.
- There are moments that will break your heart with their grim, bleak realism.
- For many it was the hope of escaping the misery of their grim working lives that led them to sign up.
- Arizona is one of the three poorest states in the US and Flagstaff reflects that grim economic reality.
- Rural life is shown as harsh and grim where the ablest and younger peasants sought to escape to the factories in the cities.
- Others are angry but matter-of-fact about a lifestyle that seems unbearably grim to the outsider.
- My goal was to record the grim daily lives of a people who had endured a half century of warfare.
- If you want to shape up, but running and rock climbing leave you cold, maybe it's time to consider something less grim and solitary.
- Although it took 13 reconstructive surgeries in six years to put her back together, Bray cultivated a certain grim sense of humor about her injuries.
- Sitting in the shade of the fig trees in Westminster's bustling Portcullis House last week, Ian Cawsey recalled with grim humour the moment when he almost died.
- One columnist who manages both to make sense of the situation and to wring some humor, however grim, out of it, is the gifted Diana West.
- But somehow, that sort of irreverent, grim humor doesn't seem appropriate.
- Most of us use grim humour to cope with life's dark side.
- The first draft I write by hand in my local library, where the room is so grim there is nothing else to distract me, so I concentrate on the writing just to get out of there.
- They live in a house in the most unpromising of territory - a grim estate on the Charlton-Woolwich boundary - yet the interior of their home is fantastic.
- If I can be so bold as to generalise, relief centres are as grim as they are hectic.
- It is a grim suburb of Wishaw, composed of high-rise tower blocks and a network of lower-level blocks of flats, narrow alleyways and parking lots.
- Those rooms are grim, but nothing out of the ordinary.
- When I first started reporting on Cuba more than a decade ago, the island was a grim place.
- She saw a dark, grim street with drunks falling over their own feet and puking down the gutters.
- Arriving in the UK as a refugee, she and her mother ended up on a grim estate in Mitcham, Surrey.
- I had an image of a grim, gloomy hospital with stern faced staff.
- The tiny port is dominated by a grim stronghold castle, previously home to the pirates who terrorised the coast for centuries.
- A couple of blocks away from the muzak and smooth elevators of the mall, I arrived at a grim neighbourhood of porn cinemas and shuffling vagrants.
- They can't blame the frustrations of inner-city poverty for their actions, or the bleakness of life on a grim estate.
- An occasional oil-lamp burned in the upper stories of the grim tenements, above black shop-fronts.
- Ever wondered how the NHS struggles by in the grotty, run-down and ultimately grim areas of this country?
- The vote of a single mum on a grim estate is currently worth a tiny fraction of the vote of a lawn-mowing Middle England mum in Basildon.
- Bedford used to be a depressed, grim farming town, with nothing on offer for the weary traveller - just a lone truck stop and a café.
- In that film too, the Berlin I saw was a grim city, divided into east and west by a wall topped with barbed wire.
- The rear of Selfridges is a grim place, just a service road lined by characterless buildings, and totally unlike the elegance of the imposing frontage.
- I walked on all the way to Dartford, which is a bit grim to be honest.
2(gloomy)(situation/outlook) nefasto(outlook/situation) desalentador(landscape) sombrío(landscape) lúgubre(weather) deprimente(truth) crudothese are grim times for industry — corren tiempos muy negros para la industria
- the grim reality — la cruda / dura realidad
3(unyielding)(struggle) denodadoshe carried on with grim determination — siguió adelante, resuelta a no dejarse vencer
- with a grim smile — sonriendo a pesar de todo
5coloquial(below par)(performance) penoso(performance) desastrosoI feel pretty grim — me siento / me encuentro fatal
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