In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(regime/tyrant) despiadadothe pitiless desert sun — el implacable sol del desierto
- It's a vicious ideology and it's sustained by violence and by the pitiless conversion of its own adherents into dumb weapons.
- After this there was no fight; only heartless, pitiless slaughter.
- But the pitiless character of his criticism diminishes these letters in this respect, even as it enlarges them in other ways.
- Epitia argues for this course of action because she does not want to regard herself as ‘a pitiless and cruel woman.’
- Her spirit had blazed the blinding blue of pure fury, and her soul had been filled with the purest black of the most pitiless executioner.
- The reviewer's pithy, pitiless conclusion: ‘Get real.’
- He uses the mesh of the jungle screen to play on our fears of the unknown and the pitiless savagery that is the reality of nature.
- The Russian military campaign has been pitiless.
- ‘Now for the first time you have hurt me, you cruel, pitiless man are sleeping the sleep of death‘.
- They were not, in other words, misunderstood, socially maladjusted, middle-class rebels but a pair of determined and pitiless economic vandals
- ‘A bounty hunter must be ruthless, pitiless, and merciless,’ he began sharply.
- I would add a few refinements of my own devising, concessions to our cruel and pitiless modern age.
- We must not let one side be ruthless, self-confident and organised: ‘It is civilization, pluralism and secularism that need pitiless and unapologetic fighters.’
- It was a brutal, vicious and pitiless attack in which you showed your victim no mercy.
- And his voice is so subtly ironic, and so pitiless - toward himself among others - that he makes Sebald look almost soft.
- Football is merciless and pitiless, and in a business sense Gill merely stated the obvious: no-one is indispensable.
- Here the artist painstakingly compresses history into an unfathomable listing of dates and we become ‘a pitiless witness’.
- Did their pitiful cries and prayers rise into the night to a God who seemed deaf and pitiless as their cruel jailers?
- They utterly failed to see how the event had changed everything, by revealing just how pitiless and ruthless our new opponent was prepared to be.
- And doubtless in surveying American culture our pitiless foe finds much evidence to support such a malign view.
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