In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She answered in a fluently written letter punctuated by dashes about the death of her husband.
- I bet he had no idea when he sent in his badly spelled and badly punctuated letter that he would be ordered to cut off his hands and bleed over the keyboard.
- Has Fred Durst really changed the name of his band simply by punctuating it badly?
- ‘They just want to see me happy,’ they can write about their parents, extended family and community acquaintances, punctuating their e-mail with a smiley-face.
- I have to pick through and revise the text, space it, and punctuate it, to make it readable and suitable for use.
- Journalists at the press conference questioned the feasibility of this project, and The Beijing News punctuates the headline of its article with a question mark.
- It has not escaped my notice that the older authors like to punctuate with a semicolon where the illocutionary force changes; but that is hardly enough to indicate that we are not dealing with coordination.
- For example, Proust, especially from Sodom and Gomorrah on, does some awfully odd things in marking and punctuating his dialogues, so that sometimes it isn't at all clear who's speaking.
- She cleaned his clothes when they were dirty; she worshipped him when he didn't believe he was anything; she edited his writing when he forgot to punctuate.
2(intersperse)salpicara speech punctuated with quotes from the classics — un discurso salpicado de citas de los clásicos
- the silence was punctuated only by the occasional sob — el silencio se veía interrumpido tan solo por algún sollozo
- Scalia was characteristically intense, frequently shifting to the edge of his seat and punctuating his thoughts with brisk gesticulations.
- ‘Cyrano must build sympathy with the public in the very first scene, when he must fight and sing like a hero,’ he said, punctuating his words with a flourish of an imaginary épée.
- Sarah hated how her life was punctuated with ‘buts‘.
- Martyn Hunter, playing Ben, provided most of the rare comic moments - gleefully crashing on to the stage riding a stolen bicycle, and forever punctuating his speech with a sudden, wicked laugh.
- I can still hear his rhythmic South American accent in my mind - soft ‘r's, long vowels - and see him punctuating his words with his hands.
- As the pipe is pushed along the floor the objects turn over and move together and apart, while the metal bar and aluminum objects punctuate the movement with a rich sound.
- They punctuated their demands with demonstrations and protests.
- The trick in overcoming this is to punctuate the display with patches of darker, richer colour such as dark pink, magenta or deep red.
- Gorgeously filmed and acted, Frida reveals the autobiography in Kahlo's art by occasionally punctuating the action with tableaux based on her paintings.
- With her long legs curled under her on a sofa in the cavernous main room of her atelier, she is relaxed enough to punctuate the conversation with sudden gusts of wild laughter.
- The thing that distinguishes this new play is the twist ending, which does punctuate the show with a note of originality.
- Basil Brush always punctuated his jokes with a ‘Boom Boom!’
- The film has been completely sold out and audiences could be heard weeping during its heavier moments, as well as punctuating each screening with standing ovations.
- I punctuate each word with slaps of my left palm against the chockstone, as tears well in my eyes.
- Too many people, he continued, punctuating his phrases with his beer, plop themselves down at the end of the day and only get up to haul their large bottoms off to bed.
- From behind me I could hear the occasional sticky hiss of the spray-starch can, the steamy exhale of the iron, and my mother's voice, punctuating the plot with her snide remarks.
- The same what the hell attitude returns on ‘Out-Side,’ a song where lyrics about dogs and trains are punctuated with cheap sound effects.’
- The Carol Fleming dance group punctuated the musical sets with various dance routines.
- Actually, he's sweet and funny, punctuating his conversation with eerily accurate impressions of Woody Allen, Colin Farrell and Malcolm McDowell - with whom he shares a slightly dangerous, edge-of-madness charm.
- Nowadays, he still punctuates every practice punch with a sharp verbal exclamation: Uh!
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