In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1in sb's stead — en lugar de algn
- I went in his stead — fui en su lugar
- she sent her assistant in her stead — mandó a su asistente en su lugar
- In its stead is a kiosk on the outskirts of town, selling bad burgers on a monthly lease.
- The answer was unanimous that he must die unless the principal man of his blood should suffer death in his stead.
- He initially specialised in obstetrics, which was to hold him in good stead in his long career as a country doctor.
- Then they would need a new director to pick up from where he left off and know exactly what needed to be done in his stead.
- Mr Matthews said the redevelopment was one of the reasons he had been chosen for the job and his experience held him in good stead.
- Will we in the rest of Scotland follow the lead set by the Highland and Islands, or watch while others prosper in our stead?
- An accurate representation of the facts was soon put up in its stead.
- Managing to gain King Peter's favor, she has acted in his stead during his illness.
- Then again, that might have landed you here in my stead, and I could not bear that.
- He sends Seward in his stead, and gives him all of the papers and diaries to read.
- In its stead, the new power of dismissing the Cabinet through a vote of no confidence was established.
- Jayson drew his swallow and jumped off his stead as Virgo let out a bellow as he tried to scare off the attackers.
- Villagers south of York are fighting plans to knock down a derelict health centre and build three new houses in its stead.
- In her stead comes a woman chatting with a puma, who represents inner happiness.
- Had my son been born in his stead, he may have ended up doing the same.
- The Democratic Governor of Oregon then appointed a Tilden elector in his stead.
- He quoted the Local Autonomy Act, saying that a mayor has to issue an order appointing a deputy mayor to act in his stead.
- His grasp of finance stood him good stead when he presided over the wartime Board of Trade.
- They had ceased to patronise the nautch, and in its stead preferred English music or military bands.
- In his stead was a handsome young man with a happy grin and a promising future.
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