In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We see he's not a god or an angel, but an ordinary man - a handsome, patrician Englishman to be sure, but mortal.
- This tone of slight snobbishness, a patrician aversion to vulgar middle-class prejudice, is typical of the book.
- Dressed in a well-cut navy blazer, cashmere turtleneck and charcoal trousers, he cuts a patrician figure as he orders a pot of tea in the Merrion hotel.
- Mary, smiling, reads a prayer-book, akin to the one she appears in, with patrician composure.
- As industrial employment declined, the luxury of patrician landowners living from landed income maintained the demand for urban services.
- And her patrician demeanour bespeaks her standing in the sport over which she has reigned supreme for a period spanning three Olympics.
- The bourgeois or patrician oligarchies found it easier to defend their privileges.
- The Splendido, a former monastery and later a patrician villa, soon became what it is today: one of Europe's most exclusive, and expensive, hotels.
- But that is a fault of the patrician government.
- Some were seated with patrician affability at windows with dramatic swagged curtains.
- Venetian patrician society not only tolerated but flaunted courtesans, who star in some of the best Venetian paintings.
- The latter was of patrician birth and a political hostess.
- Municipal reform might well replace a patrician oligarchy of local gentry and merchants, weakening collective action and undermining the corporate, civic culture.
- The patrician elite who financed and directed the institution saw its mission as the eradication of class conflict.
- His straight, patrician nose simply added to the resolute, aristocratic aura surrounding him.
- With his patrician ancestry, going back to the Puritans on his mother's side, he acts as though he is born to rule.
- These are studies of sunlight on the shimmering white summer dresses worn by patrician women and children around the turn of the twentieth century.
- On this occasion, he spoke of the function and importance of art in Hamburg's public realm to an audience of patrician elite.
- We may remember that at about the same time over 70 per cent of patrician women in Venice were nuns.
- Access to furniture was more widespread among the ancient Greeks, whose patrician classes demanded a refined type of chair called the klismos.
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- In 1981, he became the country's fourth prime minister, but the first commoner after a trio of blue-blooded patricians.
- Is it Coriolanus, or instead those who surround him, the plebeians, the patricians?
- But we do not have to go to such extremes - in either cost or category - to prove that patricians love posing as plebeians.
- Sharp divisions are established by law between patricians and plebeians.
- The churches, convents, and all the dwellings of the former patricians were in ruins.
- Or that the patricians (like you) still think the plebeians didn't understand the treaty.
- Then he turned back to the rich young patricians who were all laughing at her expense.
- He brushed some imaginary lint off of his sleeve, and assumed the pose of a bored patrician.
- In 1561 Francesco expanded on this concept by noting that young Venetian patricians were destined to mature into grave senators.
- Long after the autumn of 1880, far more plebeians than patricians experienced the pain of this communal punishment.
- Now there, he thought, was the face and bearing of a true patrician.
- During the year 1770 Charles Burney was travelling in Italy and when he was in Venice he wrote on 12 August that he attended a concert in the house of the patrician, Signor Grimani.
- The children in Chardin's paintings are not little patricians but youngsters from his personal circle of craftsmen and small traders.
- But the bulk of it was sold off to the rich patricians who had made fortunes from war and provincial administration.
- Ideology justifies the rule of each ruling class, whether as chieftains, patricians, landowners, or those with capital, the bourgeoisie.
- Power, he fastidiously believed, ought simply to be handed to patricians like himself.
- They tended to be quite popular with the plebeians, though the patricians were known to get very jealous.
- What are her obligations as the last of the patricians?
- Both patricians and guildmen sought to defend their position and, like the nobles, they tried to do so both by self-regulation and by privileges.
- Well-to-do patricians were the usual patrons on the exclusive courses in England and America, partly because equipment was so expensive, but also due to the rigid caste system.
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