In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She stands there before me, a lean, unsmiling girl, watching me.
- Two Indonesian nuns waited behind him, unsmiling.
- An adversarial, unsmiling character, Bourdain has a gratuitous grudge against a society whose bourgeois comforts he long ago rejected.
- The look on his face bothered me; it was an unsmiling, impassive expression with furrowed eyebrows.
- The sister who opened it encountered several grim, unsmiling soldiers, one of whom informed her they had come for their children.
- Her cool, unsmiling, aloof look, to say nothing of her understated but hip fashion sense, goes along well with her her musical style.
- He runs a hand through his thick, dark-blonde hair and stares, unsmiling, with piercing blue eyes.
- The staff were helpful, yet unsmiling and tense.
- Dori, Roger, Grace, and Grant all sat in the lounge area they had been directed to by the unsmiling woman with the tight bun on top of her head.
- The man, with a rust-colored mustache, was utterly unsmiling and miserable-looking.
- Both men were unsmiling, and when they came to the table took their seats silently.
- The unsmiling person behind the counter, perusing your paperwork, has the power to destroy your life with one stamp in your passport.
- He held her level gaze, unsmiling but not unfriendly.
- For once, he looked completely serious, his eyes blue gray and utterly resolute, his mouth unsmiling, his entire face determined.
- Moments later, he was comforted by an unsmiling, slight figure dressed in T-shirt and jeans.
- My unsmiling parents were seated on the couch, as if they were the jury, with Muriel at their side.
- Even the photographs of those who believe MMR to be safe and effective show them to be unsmiling, in contrast with the smiling, benign expressions of the doubters.
- But he was unsmiling, and his look was so serious that she suddenly felt she had done something wrong.
- Scruffy and unsmiling, the children are pictured gathering in a York backstreet slum in 1900, with plaster peeling from the surrounding brick walls and not a tree or blade of grass in sight.
- The children are unsmiling, worn out with waiting!
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