In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The movie eventually crescendos into nearly unendurable hysteria.
- All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable.
- In Japan, retirement has become a risky business for many wives, who are finding the stress of their husband's presence at home unendurable.
- Let his suffering be remembered as an example to us all on how to endure personal struggles we may think to be unendurable.
- Jobless after he went home, the unendurable idleness led him back to his old ‘friends,’ with whom he first took drugs.
- His gaze is by turns encouraging, enigmatic, unendurable.
- In hot weather, the smell was unendurable, forcing members of Parliament right next to the river, to find a solution.
- I can see that this job will push me to unendurable new intellectual heights.
- And it represented the sense among so many military families that their sacrifices - even the unendurable loss of a beloved family member - were not and are not in vain.
- What she found unendurable were the sleepless nights.
- All of them were sensitive men who must have found the horrors of war almost unendurable.
- In the nature of things, the art was attacked by flies and maggots, and the stench is reported to have been unendurable.
- Such losses can seem to be unendurable because we cannot let go of what we have lost.
- Let's also retire the standard politician's lament that we are placing an unendurable debt burden ‘on our children and our children's children.’
- There is nothing new about England's social, economic and cultural decay, but the spectacle has of late become so unedifying as to be almost unendurable.
- Those people who need others to confirm their sense of existence fear solitude and find nature's indifference to human beings unendurable.
- He wept inside for the pain that she was feeling, for having just found her father and to have him taken so cruelly from her was something that was nearly unendurable.
- She couldn't sit up or move, and the pain was unendurable.
- I told him that if he felt that life had become unendurable I could not, as his friend, ask him to go on enduring it.
- Yes, the tourist hordes can be almost unendurable, and yes, the canals can whiff a bit.
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