In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(statue, giant)coloso masculine
- As a pianist he was a child prodigy who studied with Mozart, and was well-established in Vienna well before Beethoven arrived to sweep all before him, an emergent colossus bestriding the classical-romantic divide.
- The Colossus of Rameses is an enormous statue carved in limestone.
- But even if Betjeman had been less of a cultural colossus, Hillier's monumental approach to biography would be justified, because he paints not just an individual but a species.
- Not that he was a formidable figure bestriding the political scene like a colossus.
- Few details are known of the original Colossus of Rhodes, which was built by a local sculptor between 304 and 292BC and whose face was reputedly modelled on that of Alexander the Great.
- He is a colossus of courage and integrity in an age of political pygmies.
- This emerging colossus could find its economic and political influence rising in tandem with the decline of American influence.
- The party that once bestrode British politics like a colossus has arrived on the Lancashire coast in timid, uncertain mood.
- As I plotted the epic crash of this colossus, my heart began to pound in anticipation.
- He was a colossus among lawyers and a giant among men.
- And, more importantly, the sheer condescension of assuming that the room divides into the colossi of the politico-media ruling class and everyone else sums up everything that's wrong with the modern Democratic Party.
- Living next to the colossus of America and all that it entails - from common cultural development to never having to defend ourselves from an external threat - has stunted our nationalism.
- The Red Army, which had beaten the Wehrmacht colossus from the Volga back to Warsaw with incomparable martyrdom, had to quickly relieve the pressure on the inexperienced troops on the allied Western front.
- The Colossus was built by Chares of Lindus in 280 BCE to celebrate the Rhodian victory over the Macedonians and to thank the god Helios for protecting them.
- One might have thought such an unlikely colossus of Australian political history would have encouraged a few level-headed intellectuals and journalists to write a serious biography.
- He may not be a political colossus but he bestrides Scotland with an absolute and unchallenged power.
- Though only a provincial leader, she is, in the words of a political commentator, ‘a colossus who dominates national politics’.
- Brown's speech last week confirmed him as a political colossus.
- We sit astride the globe like a mighty colossus.
- However, his death in 1994 made an art form of revisionism, as everyone from Clinton down rushed to praise this colossus of American politics.
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