In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(slavery)to be in thrall to sb — ser esclavo de algn
- they are in thrall to certain pressure groups — están al servicio de ciertos grupos de presión
- to have / hold sb in thrall — tener a algn subyugado
- Most courts are still in thrall to local governments.
- We want food freed from the grip of science rather than further in thrall to it.
- Another is to suppose that those who disagree with us are in thrall to some evil power.
- We live in a world dominated by the private sector and governments in thrall to it.
- From the beginning his audience - and there was always an audience - were in thrall to his idiosyncratic and impassioned deliveries.
2(slave)esclavo masculinoesclava femeninoto be a thrall to sb/sth — ser esclavo de algn/algo
- No, they would not allow themselves to become the helpless thralls of that traitor.
- Later that night, the two flew into the village and laid waste to it, killing some people while making thralls of others.
- I believe that peasants should be bound to the land as unfree thralls who do the bidding of the freemen without question.
- Lowest in the social order were the thralls, or slaves.
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