In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The recent diminution on the international scene of these three nations means less illustrious sides are no longer gripped with a fear factor when facing what have tended to be considered behemoths of the game.
- At national level, the diminution in the importance of the marine sector within the Government structure continues.
- Sexual behavior in women and men declines steadily from adolescence into older age, and to a lesser extent there is diminution in sexual desire.
- Their combined activities result in a net diminution of wealth across the board, whether peanut farmers or tobacco farmers win their vaunted subsidies.
- But it would signal a significant diminution of polarization only if the candidate were able to hold onto enough of the base to win the general election.
- And with war, I see the problems I outlined earlier, and I see a diminution in the authority and the work of the United Nations for the future.
- But doctors have their patients' interests at heart and they don't like the diminution of service, especially the possibility of a six hour wait during an out of hours emergency.
- The obsession with size - or the diminution thereof - seems to lead some people to lose sight of what really matters, which is profitability.
- The smaller back room was crowded with scaled-down pieces, which seemed to have picked up density and psychological charge along with their diminution in size.
- A by-product of the diminution of subjectivity was the undermining of medical science and the corresponding inflation of health as a moral discourse.
- The other concerns some of the central moral arguments for the elimination of sex roles and the diminution, if not elimination, of the importance of distinctions connected with one's sex or race.
- National-security types often assure us that wartime diminutions of civil liberties are only temporary.
- The old man told him, with vain regrets, as age was creeping on him, and he had been obliged to relinquish part of his duties, that of delivering the town letters, and this meant a considerable diminution of salary.
- But it is hard to sustain that insistence on the preservation of the Catholic tradition on the one hand with a total insistence on the diminution of a Protestant tradition on the other.
- I want increased liberty, equality and fraternity, not a diminution of democracy as we are tiptoed into totalitarianism and authoritarianism.
- This is a reflection of the diminution in the importance of marriage, and of the adult relationship as the focus of attention for family law and policy, and of the shift towards an emphasis upon parenthood.
- The diminution of the scope and autonomy of the private sphere constrains the potential for development of the individual through intimate relationships.
- Any attempt to force a decision on a woman represents a diminution of the woman's ability to control her own body, revealing an attitude that ‘women do not know what is good for them’.
- The diminution of the importance of olfaction is a casualty of the drive towards the intellectualisation of modern life.
- The effect of the laws was to reduce total turnover by about 10 per cent, with a corresponding diminution of imports from other Member States.
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