In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(city/village) saquearto despoil sth/sb of sth — despojar algo/a algn de algo literary
- The pollution caused by these companies despoils the environment for local communities, and some pollutants put wildlife and human health at risk.
- When I spotted a deer on a hike, I took it as a sort of assurance that not everything has been despoiled and that the natural order remains at least somewhat intact.
- The facade is vandalised - not a single pane of glass remains and graffiti despoils the faience tiling - and also has extensive vegetation sprouting from the most unlikely places.
- A caricature of greatness despoils the memory.
- Since arriving back, he said he seen numerous examples of beauty spots being despoiled.
- Their place in the world has been stolen; they've been despoiled of their work and their land.
- If you despoil a whole town, if you wreck the environment for thousands of people, somebody's going to describe you as an entrepreneurial genius.
- And at the same time as risking their lives, the youngsters are despoiling one of the area's beloved landscape features.
- By our greed, we had despoiled the environment and were consuming a disproportionate share of the world's wealth and resources.
- Plastic and organic waste clogs rivers, despoils the environment and fouls the seas.
- Many have reverted to despoiling the nearest remaining forest for firewood.
- This is not a charter for despoiling the countryside.
- A massive expansion of wind power involving thousands of new turbines will go ahead despite increasingly bitter wrangling over claims that they are despoiling Britain's countryside.
- However, lack of law enforcement in the area is leading to both visitors and investors despoiling the pristine area.
- These atrocities are despoiling our people and our paradise as hope dwindles.
- They claim it despoils the environment and denies human rights.
- We face a planet that is despoiled and impoverished.
- Some of the country's finest beaches are despoiled during the summer, with discarded nappies, bottles, crisp packets and even animal carcases.
- If humankind was able, finally, to make industrial progress without the factory conditions of the 19th Century; surely we have the wit and will to develop economically without despoiling the very environment we depend upon.
- Having huge 63 foot high telecommunications poles despoiling our environment is not acceptable to residents.
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