In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Damn, I was simply trying to strike the appropriate, reverential tone for this great institution.
- If even the Holocaust, or, more correctly, the hushed and reverential tones in which we typically discuss it, is a fit subject for humour, then why not disability?
- Fans still talk about it in near reverential tones.
- The ambience is one of total comfort, without the reverential - and off-putting - hush that some ostensibly great restaurants seem to encourage.
- If anything she's too reverential and deferential.
- They have a special feeling to them, not the least of which is provided by the house itself which is grand and reverential and thick with age like its great works of art.
- Perhaps it was the violin's formidable heritage, or the choice of repertoire, which accounts for the politely reverential tone of much of the recording.
- Ancient Babylon, with its glistening towers and lavish horticultural cascades, must once have inspired similar reverential whispers.
- The atmosphere was reverential, rather than tense.
- I'm certain they had a Chess channel, where epochal matches of the past were recreated in hushed reverential tones.
- While Gandhi wrote to Leo Tolstoy in the most reverential terms, the Count addressed him as ‘Dear Friend.’
- Wars grow to look the same, demonstrations are cut from a loop of video, and natural disasters have their stock shots, their reverential tone and their lexicon of clichés.
- But, for the most part, the media coverage of the pope's death has been intelligent, respectful, and even reverential.
- Out of respect for the lost leader, talk of a succession contest has been muted but, despite the reverential treatment, there is no rule in politics that states that the meek shall inherit the earth.
- You can't be too reverential or take those famous Pinter pauses - totally natural breaks in conversation - to an extreme, because it can get a bit stiff.
- We must tread on nature softly with reverential silence.
- Hicks offers a reverential homage to nature, while a slightly pompous drama slowly unfolds.
- And at a time when the country needed to be cheered up, the sight of our reverential politicians getting the mickey taken out of them was as uplifting a vision as could be.
- Nigel and Fergal look on with a variety of pained and reverential expressions - at one point actually sitting in pews while a survivor reads to the congregation from the Bible.
- There, most voices conjoin in reverential awe.
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