In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The defendants avowed intention was to disrupt the airfield.
- Finally, there's Dennis Kucinich, an avowed radical.
- The Italian Pontecorvo, an avowed communist, had wanted to make a tract against colonialism.
- Berezovsky is now in exile in London, an avowed enemy of President Putin.
- Sinclair Lewis, however, was an avowed admirer.
- The executives of international oil corporations, avowed globalizers in theory, are in practice the friends of regressive political economies.
- The actions taken by the Israeli forces directly contradict the avowed purpose of their attack.
- Stormfront has become a bridge to the mainstream, where controversial comments strangely mirror the rhetoric of avowed racists.
- The indulgence was a consequence of the context, of the avowed project.
- In the 2005 parliamentary elections, 99 per cent of Kurds voted for nationalist parties with an avowed secessionist agenda.
- We are endangered from the outside by our avowed enemies.
- Likewise Montesquieu in his Essay on Taste owes him more than is avowed.
- They're avowed enemies of the current Cuban state.
- A failed school teacher who became Minister of Education; a one-time Methodist minister turned avowed atheist.
- He is, at once, a forward looking evolutionist, and an avowed eugenicist.
- Mr. Blunkett was clear in his avowed intention to undertake full consultation.
- She firmly believes in her father's avowed words.
- The same general policy was true for adults, and the avowed aim of the justice system was rehabilitation.
- His invocation of Lincoln and Washington, and his avowed determination to make hard choices, suggest the former.
- Trocchi, novelist and avowed internationalist, could keep quiet no longer.
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