In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbbespoke, bespoken
- For every community and every people, the seasons of our joy and sorrow bespeak our deepest values.
- But this bespeaks a remarkably narrow reading.
- Conversely, the poetic imagery, slower pace, and more irregular forms of t'ai chi bespeak a more leisurely, aristocratic development, in which time could be taken and manuscripts kept.
- Ideal and absurd, they bespeak a wonderfully eccentric imagination.
- And her patrician demeanour bespeaks her standing in the sport over which she has reigned supreme for a period spanning three Olympics.
- This bespeaks a progressive, enlightened court, hardly stifling and revolt-inducing.
- That the papers do not form a cohesive whole bespeaks the great cultural variation of Africa and the ways that visual cultures arise from and affect many different aspects of everyday life.
- Not that it was as bad, but to even raise the comparison bespeaks a very telling insecurity.
- As one might guess, the double-nature of this film's title bespeaks the double-nature of its narrative, its theme, and its major characters.
- They all bespeak a past that didn't have the Valley's problems of today that I'll muse about over the next few weeks.
- The cotton-poly blend of the shirt with its circa 1970s design bespeaks a certain creative savvy.
- Her jaw was square and had a set to it, which bespoke of centuries of feudal authority.
- In a related installation, an audio montage of individual accounts bespoke the personal and environmental impact of the disease.
- To suggest, on the contrary, that all scientists are uniformly motivated by anti-human sentiments bespeaks an extreme and unwarranted pessimism.
- The way in which a gentleman wears his waist-coat bespeaks much about his character.
- This evidence, along with the centralized organization of labor, bespeaks a dramatic, rapid shift in sociopolitical organization.
- His accent, body language and style of dress, his no-nonsense, cut-to-the-chase conversation all bespoke a powerful national culture.
- The antiquities of the state bespoke an even remoter past and presented another promising field of inquiry.
- The precision of the passage bespeaks a close, first hand knowledge of accounting born of practical experience.
- Its quiet elegance suggests a gentle man of few words; its simplicity bespeaks someone who lived plainly and worked hard.
- Maybe you are researching your genealogy, which is a valid ground to bespeak a transcript of a birth certificate.
- You will therefore wish me a good supper at Bill Hill, and I will remember to bespeak some roasted potatoes.
- It is the duty of solicitors to bespeak the court file, if any, from the Registry to Court in time for such applications.
- If the judgment of the trial on 22nd June was recorded, as it should have been, a transcript of it was never bespoken.
- This day, poor Tom Pepys, the turner, was with me, and Kate Joyce, to bespeak placesone for himself, the other for her husband.
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