In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(rock) adamantino(rock) diamantino(resolve/will) inquebrantable(resolve/will) inexorable
- Here is Prometheus, the rebel: nail him to the rock; secure him on this towering summit fast in the unyielding grip of adamantine chains.
- Greece will bring an adamantine spirit to the final rather than virtuosity.
- They need hope - a kind of unflappable, adamantine hope.
- I don't have a problem with naturalistic explanations for miracles, as long as they are not too tortured or based on a philosophy which is, at bottom, the adamantine will to deny the supernatural at all costs.
- I am possessed, as much as the next man, of that stiff upper lip, steely resolve and adamantine backbone which make us British positively megalithic in the face of danger.
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