In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(action)it was all his mother's doing — fue todo cosa de su madre
- it was none of our doing — nosotros no tuvimos nada que ver
2doings plural(activities, events)actividades feminine
- Governments should not grant marriage licenses, or otherwise keep record of their citizens' private doings.
- The humorist kept the balance of satire by laughing at his own follies and doings.
- While the doings of ‘private contractors’ still pop up in articles about prisoner abuse, what such mercenary outfits are up to on the home front is hardly ever mentioned.
- His widow later said that in his last desperate days the only thing that cheered him were news reports of the doings of his two protégés.
- I'll write an account of my day and my doings on the train to Angouleme, tomorrow.
- The problems in the education system cannot be explained simply as the doings of a handful of poor administrators.
- He has created a semi-official parallel administration within the White House and has fought like a tiger to keep his doings private.
- Cid had heard about the doings of his other friends by way of his parents back in Seattle.
- Another week, they watch a bird for 5 minutes or so and describe its doings.
- Well, it's wonderful the way in which the doings of American royalty are getting mixed on the show with those of British royalty.
- I can't believe I got so caught up in my own doings I forgot the Fourth!
- Nineteenth-century scholars and 11th-century landowners may not have had much in common, but they did share a profound suspicion of the state and its financial doings.
- So he walked 60 kilometres to the nearest town and reported his father's doings to the secret police.
- In a way all of us are ill-prepared for suddenly some enormous spotlight coming on to us and onto our private lives, and onto our doings, and so on.
- And some of those threats will emerge because of our own doings.
- Once my brain has absorbed the week, and can regurgitate it coherently, I'll record my doings here as usual.
- A methodical man, he kept a journal in which he made brief entries of all his doings.
- We shall keep you well informed of their doings.
- Although the developments are not the outcome of our doings, our omissions have certainly contributed to the gravity of the situation.
- He obviously thought I was about to report his evil doings to the MRT panel.
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