In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There is nothing more to say about this damnable road; it is best to hasten along it if one must, and to turn off it as soon as one may.
- This was a Friday night of the damnable variety.
- Such a damnable day only heightens the pleasure of what I am about to receive.
- You have once again hoodwinked me into risking my life in one of those damnable contraptions!
- That's a damnable insult to the man who ended the cold war.
- Good God… who on earth thought up duvets and those damnable covers they reside in?
- Yet people short on money often neglect the advice of the professional scolds and instead turn to the damnable moneylenders.
- However, as the teams traipsed off at 4 o'clock, those damnable weather gods decided to rain on Partick's parade.
- Such shops used to exist, but they have all been put out of business by those damnable supermarkets.
- How can something so utterly damnable and sick also be so funny?
- In recent years the craft has attained a vague sense of semi-respectability, and that damnable respectability brought with it new rules against drinking.
- The combination of incompetence and downright carelessness on the part of those charged with protecting our citizens is absolutely damnable.
- Although ideologically-motivated negligence is damnable enough, it is a far cry from intentional and explicit support for mass murder.
- I fear I cannot stand more than two nights per week in this damnable place.
- Trust those damnable Euro bureaucrats to ruin Christmas.
- I hate pop-ups, those damnable inconvenient pop-ups.
- This dire, occasionally damnable predictability undermines the painterly finesse with which the film's director arranges his ravishing images.
- Her sister is the symbol of all that is detestable, damnable and loathsome.
- There is a hideous fatalism about it, a ghastly and damnable reduction of beauty and intelligence, of strength and purpose, of honor and aspiration.
- From that day forth I became acutely aware that people say the most damnable stuff off-the-record.
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