In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Outside the main gate were a few students with woebegone faces, for they had been unable to produce their identity cards and had therefore been denied entry.
- The no-more-bowing decision was credited to His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, an amiable, faintly woebegone chap who is a cousin of the queen.
- As I was reading up the case, a woebegone figure exited from a door behind me, looking like an actor at an audition who'd just been given the don't call-us-we'll-call-you treatment.
- Adding to Penguin's woebegone mental state, the guards and inmates have been continuously teasing him about his tattoo.
- It was such a familiar woebegone scene, and it served to highlight just how anomalous the sunshine was.
- But even in this woebegone state, the structure was stunning.
- Originally published in 1971, the publication has at its heart what purports to be the yearbook of the fictional C. Estes Kefauver Memorial High School in tragically woebegone Dacron, Ohio.
- By the time Sara had made her delivery - in a rainstorm - tattered Mylar hung forlornly from a warped and woebegone frame.
- Through the radio's single, partially blown speaker came a recording of a local woman in her late 40s, her voice utterly woebegone.
- The article ends with a woebegone quote from the doctor: ‘It is strange how a system can become so bad that no one, not a single person, can change it.’
- I was greeted by the saddest, most woebegone look he could muster.
- In such a woebegone place, drink is a powerful aphrodisiac.
- His beat is the woebegone parts of the planet most people avoid like the plague.
- She maintains her wanness behind a cello, bowing away, all woebegone.
- Meanwhile, there is not so much as a sentence, or even a clause, about the woebegone state of the episcopate, and its role in hampering the Church's mission.
- She remains an orphan girl, and, as such, she partakes of the tradition of the orphan girl in the movies: outcast, woebegone, beset on all sides, but plucky and triumphant in the end.
- My favourite character was Pedro, Napoleon's Hispanic friend, whose quiet manner and woebegone expression were constant throughout the film.
- Her woebegone eyes spoke of unbearable suffering.
- The ghost of his splits (band and marriage) hang over Bigger than Blue, but it never slips into woebegone narratives or diatribes.
- This is the party you could have if you only did something, instead of sitting here, feeling dejected, disconsolate and woebegone…
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