In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1pasablementehe sings passably (well) — canta pasablemente
- a passably good performance — una actuación pasable
- Forget the music, passably good, though, it is.
- Any number of terms have already been coined to describe postindustrial labor, and the authors' own elaborations on the phenomenon are passably interesting.
- An NSF panel recommended that internet voting begin only slowly, starting with dedicated kiosks which could be made passably secure with currently existing technology.
- She's just a passably pretty girl from Llanelli with a bit of a tip about herself.
- The beach and the last of the passably cold ocean waters beckon.
- However even a passably careful reading of the thing reveals that it fails to provide significant evidence that Clark supported the war.
- But what I find most surprising is that I think they've all been passably good.
- This score may function passably within the context of the film, but outside it is meaningless, barely raising even a frisson of fear.
- I didn't want to go to the ball at all, but as Mother insisted I did attend, I would at least look passably pretty.
- I submitted the piece: I thought it passably written, and the subject is important.
- But it was still interesting, nonetheless - to hear their elementary analysis made to sound slightly profound and passably deep.
- She was passably pretty, with large green eyes and flowing golden curls.
- If they can't, it's usually fairly easy to teach them to do so passably.
- While the film won't win an Oscar, as the previous adaptation did way back in 1956, the film passably succeeds as a family/kids movie.
- The kitchen made a passably good job of smoked haddock eggs Benedict.
- Well having no money, I wear anything that I have a free sample of (as long as it's passably nice).
- She'll use that deformed arm to play the piano passably well and to complete elaborate needlework projects.
- Every rating learned to cook by cooking for his shipmates, and therefore, if he were to keep the friendly esteem of his mess, he would need to learn to make the best of his often unpromising ingredients, to cook passably well.
- Neither working class nor gentry, the family was passably well to do, passably well educated, and, I suppose, somewhere in the lower middle of middle class.
- In that regard, the Christmas drives do passably well for the month of December and, if the people and organizations marshal their resources well, into January.
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