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1(sth unusual) rasgo singular masculino(oddity) rareza femeninohe has his peculiarities — tiene sus rarezas
- In the short history of opinion polling in this country, one feature - or peculiarity if you like - is impossible to miss.
- A man must be strong enough to mould the peculiarity of his imperfections into the perfection of his peculiarities.
- The peculiarity of this movie is that all the three characters are Indians but live in USA.
- That brings me to the peculiarity of the present case, or rather to two peculiarities.
- This head-in-the-sand attitude is not a harmless peculiarity - it is catastrophic for architecture and for urbanism.
- One peculiarity of this artist's pictures was that he used actual gold leaf to make the high lights upon hair, leaves, and draperies.
- There's no accounting for the peculiarity of folks, and even less for our own peculiarities.
- Over the past year, I've learned that inside all subcultures there exists a fascinating world fraught with peculiarities, dangers and strange rituals.
- But certain character peculiarities are corrected by helping a person change his writing.
- I prefer to stress the distinctiveness of the feature-film industry by noting one more of its peculiarities.
- Well, among Mark's many peculiarities (and there is neither the time nor the space to describe the others), is the fact that he owns only a handful of CDs, if that.
- A truly cohesive and modern society recognises that difference is not just a peculiarity to be ironed out, or an inadequacy that must be compensated for.
- Look carefully at the contorted face in front of you and pick a peculiarity, say an unusual muscle twitch, poor dentition, bad skin, etc.
- But what of other sports stars and their sporting tics, traits and peculiarities?
- It embraces humans in all their complexity: with their merits and sins, peculiarities and idiosyncrasies, passions and peccadilloes.
- This peculiarity of the power supply in the village has become the butt of everybody's jokes.
- Hair has uncanny properties; it is a peculiarity that hair and nails continue to grow for a short time after death.
- In the meantime he acquired strange peculiarities of habits.
- He said: ‘Everything that has an old history, or an old ornament, or an old peculiarity, if it can be preserved, ought to be preserved.’
- It is also clear that there are longer periods that have their own features and peculiarities.
2(strangeness)lo rarolo extraño
- There was some peculiarity to the kick, though, as Hartson later intimated that his illustrious partner Henrik Larsson, Celtic's usual penalty taker, had been reluctant to become involved.
- I just kind of conjured them up out of my subconscious and put them in order of ascending peculiarity.
- Other servants didn't seem to notice any peculiarity from them as they walked by casually.
- Each song seemed agonizingly slow; the lyrics disappeared behind both the tempo and stylistic peculiarity.
- Opinions differ according to the relative value critics place upon cultural peculiarity.
- Why does the Supreme Court persist in this peculiarity?
- Or can narrowness and peculiarity become a strength, at least in the hands of a great writer?
- The peculiarity continued into the second half.
- Though unusual, it made her look stunningly beautiful in her peculiarity.
- She breathed the cold air with a tint of peculiarity.
- Inevitably, the pace and peculiarity of urban growth was a major theme for Chinese video artists.
- And thanks to the brilliance and peculiarity of the films thus far - the final one, Cremaster 3, debuts later this year - Barney's little boys are the hottest nuts in the art world.
- I hope the council's suggestion doesn't contribute to the death of the local dialect or regional linguistic peculiarity in general.
3(particular, exclusive quality)peculiaridad femeninosingularidad femenino
- Many of these terms have been created to distinguish locality, others as a direct comment on the character or peculiarities of the Welsh.
- Now there are some peculiarities of Australia, which means you use a particular type of machine but ultimately the machines we use here are also used elsewhere in the world.
- ‘When you ask a Bulgarian a question it isn't the answer that matters, but the silence before the answer,’ Baker said, illustrating a peculiarity of Bulgarians.
- And Russia has the peculiarity of being the world's Eurasian nation.
- National peculiarities aside, Western Europe continued to converge, a process facilitated by the development of a new post-social-democratic outlook.
- As for the rest of the election menu, the lack of fundamental differences between the main contestants is not a British peculiarity.
- One reason has to do with what is a real American peculiarity.
- The police have a lot of problems with people on holidays who do not know this peculiarity of the Basque coast.
- Mehta is an urban ethnographer with an acute sensitivity to the peculiarities of his city.
- But this is by no means an Australian peculiarity.
- Weather has also contributed to the seclusion and peculiarity of the Azores - stormy winter seas often prevent access to the smaller islands even by air for days at a time.
- It's likely to be a peculiarity of my own character but I've found it a pretty symbiotic combination, with each side supporting the other.
- It's a peculiarity of my nature that I often like to take less than the perfect tool and see what I can do with it.
- He complains that various national peculiarities are being steamrollered by the tyranny of a new ‘international imperialism’.
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