In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She alone among the muses inspires scientific endeavours.
- Here those with a literary calling gathered, together with those who required social stimulation to fire their muse.
- It is difficult to make the transition from a muse to an artist.
- Yes, if it's about James Joyce and his muse, the beautiful Nora Barnacle.
- Stephen King used to call his muses or inspirations, ‘The Boys in the Basement.’
- Loulou de la Falaise was the archetypal muse, the inspiration for Yves Saint Laurent in the Seventies.
- Within that image he unified three unmanageable forces in his life - nature, the muse, and his mother.
- The artist's restless muse and critical intellect enable a confrontation with, and the effort to amend, the society's limiting traditions.
- According to Western tradition, poetry originates from the poet's passionate but necessarily unfulfilled longing for his muse.
- I was suffering without them, my artists, my muses.
- Harriet Smithson may have been the muse who inspired Berlioz's most celebrated symphony but she herself dies in obscurity and misery.
- Many elegists question whether they have the strength to accomplish their purpose, often calling for help from the muses or from a sympathetically grief-stricken nature.
- The word ‘mnemonic’ comes from Mnemosyne, the Greek goddess of memory, and mother of the nine Muses.
- It would mean that women would have a central part in the culture, as muses and inspirers certainly, but also as honourable beings in their own right.
- My personal favorite was a four-foot tall statue of Terpsichore, the Greek muse of dancing who bore the Sirens.
- The poet's traditional invocation of the muse calls her into being, to sing to him.
- She was, now in the eyes of people close to him, his muse.
- This sonnet, however, is also a complex poem about the relationship between the poet, her muse, and her reader.
- Almost 50 years after being immortalised by the poet Philip Larkin in a famous anthology, the muse who inspired him is to speak on his legacy.
- Her beauty inspires him and he takes her to be a muse, a reason and an inspiration to choose a life of art and beauty rather than religious devotion.
- May Gaskell was the adored last muse of the artist Edward Burne-Jones.
- Male artists have often seen women as not only sexual objects but simultaneously as their inspirations and muses.
- Switching gender roles may allow the muse / artist relationship to flourish as women become more prominent in the arts and sciences.
- In ancient Greek mythology, Muses were goddesses of science and art who inspired creative endeavors.
- The figure and face of the woman have been the inspirational muse for artists over the centuries.
1cavilarreflexionarto muse on / upon sth — cavilar / reflexionar sobre algo
1pensarwhat if she doesn't come? he mused — —¿y si no viene? —se preguntó
- ‘Though,’ she mused, ‘it would be fun to take a step at a time and plant seeds of revenge for Ivan when he would least expect it.’
- ‘Unfortunately,’ Jack mused wryly to himself, ‘much of what they'd " learned " had come from television.’
- ‘Daisy's notion,’ Henry muses, ‘that people can't live without stories, is simply not true.’
- ‘They do make my feet seem smaller,’ she mused as she stretched her legs out for examination.
- As one character muses toward the novel's end: ‘We always felt safe here.’
- Capon muses, ‘He must have been out of jail (by then) because he came to the gallery.’
- ‘And at least she's not dead,’ Sarah mused thoughtfully.
- ‘Dave is one of these guys who finds a way to survive and exist despite a past filled with horrific events,’ the actor muses.
- ‘Recuperated money can go toward bonuses for employees,’ Gravel muses.
- ‘Maybe I'm… just not interested… at all,’ he mused silently.
- ‘It probably had a high tower with one window,’ I mused, thinking of Rachel.
- ‘Well, that's what love does to you,’ mused Ava.
- "Maybe you should give one to my sister, " Rachel mused aloud.
- ‘A loss of words,’ as one character muses, ‘meant that nothing that comes to mind seems very interesting to say as a next thing to what has just been said.’
- "I think I know where I can find him, " Tanya mused under her breath.
- ‘Now,’ muses an underground rocker who has begun accepting sponsorships, ‘the only qualm I have is I usually don't like the stuff I get.’
- ‘This barrier would hopefully break over time,’ he mused thoughtfully to himself.
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