In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She was a down-to-earth, witty, charming and an intelligent girl, highly articulate.
- Many, perhaps most, are pragmatic people who deliberately cultivate a down-to-earth, practical image.
- Mostly they deal with the kind of down-to-earth, practical situations that horary astrologers thrive on to this day.
- She makes a reasonable fist of appearing down-to-earth but every so often, you see how warped the foundations are.
- All point to the author's sense of measure and humor, his down-to-earth view of himself.
- It's more down-to-earth, much smaller and certainly less touristy.
- What better way for a man of means and intellect to get to know the real dilemmas and down-to-earth problems of the people he so gallantly serves?
- He brings with him a deep spirituality, a breadth of experience and a wealth of Yorkshire humour and down-to-earth common sense.
- It doesn't actually matter how practical and down-to-earth a mother might be.
- They are not down-to-earth people who are willing to lower themselves to see the reality of poor people's lives.
- It was grittily down-to-earth, absorbing, and best of all, made me want to re-read some of his novels.
- Everything else that I do is of a less down-to-earth, practical nature.
- There may be a rational, down-to-earth explanation but I'm at a complete loss as to what it could be.
- For a guy who explores such an intricate and arty sound, Williams is surprisingly down-to-earth.
- She dealt with the crosses handed her in life with a practical and down-to-earth approach.
- We're not big, really, but I'm so glad to have Vince, because he's down-to-earth and realistic.
- It is tough going but the tutors are excellent - good, practical and down-to-earth.
- But, he has got the expressions that make a good actor and is very down-to-earth.
- Poets are the most down-to-earth, loyal, steady people that have ever been.
- Practical and down-to-earth, he's a bit of a joker and Paul's only friend outside the observatory.
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