In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(thought/smile) nostálgicohe was in wistful mood — estaba nostálgico
- Clarke has responded to his critics with a dollop of wistful regret, followed by an adamant refusal to back down.
- He held in a wistful sigh and smiled warmly when her eyes flicked up in the mirror, meeting his.
- This part of the song comes out as something of a wistful ballad, but more interesting than most.
- Hanging in the heart of Edinburgh, Constable's vision of Dedham Vale is a wistful window on to the very soul of rural England.
- Christian's eyebrows rose good-naturedly and his bow shaped mouth formed a wistful smile.
- If you ask about her previous boyfriend and she gets a small, wistful smile on her face, change the subject.
- All four wistful and melodic tracks document yearning and loss with an almost angelic intervention.
- It has a wistful quality, a longing for a world gone never to return, which an author of Sampson's vintage can and should be excused.
- The entire point of this post wasn't to engage in wistful remembrances.
- And so, against all the odds, and all the elements, Powell got to make his wistful and impassioned film.
- I could see him going back in time and a small, wistful smile curled up on his lips.
- Tin became wistful and in a surge of nostalgia offered to show me round.
- They ran through emotions from funny, romantic and sad, to witty, wistful and thought-provoking.
- The look on his face is, by now, nearly wistful; the smile almost bittersweet.
- She chuckled lightly and exhaled a sigh caught somewhere in between wistful and dreamy.
- What distinguishes Harcourt from his contemporaries is the way he laces his stories with wistful charm and surreal humour.
- Director Bob Baker seems to have an innate understanding of the Coward paradox, that wistful vitriol.
- There was a wistful, daydreaming quality to Pete's voice that lulled me almost to sleep as we rode.
- As I scraped applesauce and cream of eel from countless plates I felt wistful.
- Gregory felt a chill run up his spine at the wistful, dreamy tone of her voice.
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