In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1intolerableinsufriblethat's intolerable! — ¡eso es intolerable / no se puede tolerar!
- They have served a three-year sentence in intolerable circumstances for something they never did.
- What kind of selfishness put their families back home under such intolerable pressure?
- The dread in the Baroque originated with the intolerable idea of a body without a soul.
- The person suffering from intolerable pain always approaches a dentist for treatment.
- Between us and America there is nothing but water, a mighty sea, whose waves are always raging and intolerable.
- It will become an intolerable load which will, in some fashion, break them all.
- Problems in his personal life became intolerable for him and he felt unable to face his future.
- But the fact that she lost the argument simply by being such an intolerable fool shows just how hated she is in the house.
- I am not one easily scared or intimidated and neither was my husband but as time went on the situation became intolerable.
- We started recalling situations, which at the time had seemed intolerable but now seemed simply worth a laugh.
- As the true horror of the situation emerges, that sense of duty becomes an intolerable pressure.
- Defeat would be hard to endure, but another rotten display would be intolerable.
- Union leaders now insist that the levels of violence have become intolerable and drastic measures are needed.
- To admit that an opponent might be both honest and intelligent is felt to be intolerable.
- It is the ugliness that is intolerable to look at, that turns you to stone or salt.
- An extension in opening times will increase the pressure to intolerable levels.
- I act instinctively; it would be intolerable to live in this world without trying to change it for the better.
- Meanwhile, the Dental Hospital in Glasgow is under intolerable strain, with huge waiting lists.
- To do it on bogus information, to use this kind of secrecy to do it is intolerable.
- The intolerable delay is partly to blame, undermining witness testimony.
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