In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The prosecutors liked me because my professional experience as a media researcher had steeled me against public abuse and made me imperturbable under cross examination.
- I was imperturbable at work, never losing my patience or raising my voice.
- Through what is called neutrality of tone, philosophical discourse must also guarantee the neutrality or at least the imperturbable serenity that should accompany the relation to the true and the universal.
- It felt classy and utterly imperturbable - the sort of place where the band might play Stormy Weather in a raging typhoon.
- One secret of the success of the English was, perhaps, their imperturbable tolerance.
- The fax was pouring out messages, the telephone had barely stopped and the loyal secretary was still at her station in the office, cool and imperturbable as ever.
- But emotionally he found it extremely difficult to resign himself to the disappearance of that invigorating militancy and that imperturbable self-assurance that had marked the working class in the 1970s.
- But the square looks in on itself, exuding an air of imperturbable gentility.
- Despite the exclamation mark, he talks in the flat, imperturbable vowels of Sussex, his voice rising not so much in volume as in exasperation.
- We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men.
- It's very much like the radiance of falling in love, but it's not the ordinary falling in love where we're still involved in attachment and aversion; it's a radiance that is imperturbable because totally ultimate.
- In fact, it would be in deep trouble if it was relying on the utterly solid, sweet-natured and imperturbable country boy for dramatic tension.
- I had various curious cases against him at the Bar - hard and evenly fought battles - in which he was imperturbable.
- She looked down and felt a strange sense of imperturbable calm.
- Earl Alexander was a military commander with little taste for panache but distinguished by imperturbable confidence.
- It would be difficult to praise his work as Book Review Editor more highly than it deserves, and those of us who have worked with him most closely will miss his imperturbable good humor and complete reliability.
- His distaste for big inert words - words like omniscient, impassable and imperturbable, which he finds other theologians using to describe God - inspires his own desire for accessibility.
- This ice has a character different from the clear, unblemished ice, as if all the hardship of those periods congealed to create a solid, imperturbable substance.
- Buddhism is the pursuit of inner-peace through meditation - through his own, diligent efforts, the Buddhist hopes to arrive at this imperturbable, sanguine state of being.
- On the contrary, when all others have given up in despair, these persons stand imperturbable in the face of peril, relying for support not on material things, but on the soundness of reason and on their own superior judgement.
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