In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Novelists know how to put vague presentiments into words.
- But it wasn't only that vanished world they represented, but also the vanished happiness of my father's family; the faces smiling without any presentiment of their coming wartime doom.
- He enjoyed his time at school, although there was a presentiment of things to come when, in the summer of 1960, he was sent home for hosting a wine party in the grounds.
- I never laughed at presentiments in my life, because I have had strange ones of my own.
- But, although he thought of it as invalid, at the same time he felt it to be the expression of a true presentiment.
- But there was the tiniest presentiment of disaster.
- Well, there were some presentiments of the rock 'n' roll destiny that beckoned.
- It is such a powerful presentiment of my own death that I begin to cry.
- For every person who, warned by a presentiment of catastrophe, turned back at the last minute from boarding a plane that was shortly to crash, thousands (by now) did not.
- He hoped that we could meet some other time, but I had a presentiment that a future occasion may not be possible in this world.
- These are the sort of tales one might hear while hanging around an English village where everyone has cable television and cell phones and lives off the tourist trade, and yet where old presentiments of the supernatural have lingered.
- A presentiment of unease enveloped me before I could find my seat at the rear of the plane.
- He doesn't notice his peers' fearful presentiments, or the sharp clatter of something falling onto the floor, shattering the silence.
- Pip leaves the room, though returns a few minutes later on some odd presentiment.
- Immediately she had shut her eyes sensing some peculiar presentiment.
- Often Hou's images seem like presentiments of future memories rather than representations of present happenings.
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