In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They had wrinkles underneath their eyes, drear expressions on their faces.
- I felt decayed, drear, pounded down like a gel-cup, compressed yet empty.
- The Narrabeen Sands is at Narrabeen and is drear.
- We woke under dull, drear skies, with a steadily increasing wind accompanied by blasts of sleet as the day wore on.
- A lot of time would be spent looking out to a drear sea and overcast sky from one of the numerous shelters on the front.
- It sustains, too, when life itself seems cold and drear.
- This drear December day finds Backword in curmudgeonly mood, barely able to string two words together without an epithet or at least a ‘bah’ or a ‘humbug.’
- Currently, although in good condition, the house and gardens may look a little drear, particularly in the agent's snapshots.
- Leaving the theatre on that wet and drear Sunday afternoon I realised that America is too vast to feel the liberalising influence of a city like New York.
- I shall endeavour to live through it and will hopefully be as drear as ever within a few hours.
- But his angel, the daughter he has come to see, not only receives him with recognition and securing love but then chooses to escape the drear company with him.
- All experience, however harsh and drear, can be integrated into one's personal life.
- In one of the drear university buildings, they were commissioned to redesign the arts department.
- Not all present-day examples of these types are crass and drear, though it has to be admitted that very many are, yet they are often the only public spaces in the deserts of suburbia.
- There's a photo of us all, sitting among the drear rocks and smiling apprehensively at the camera.
- But I found it strangely drear and flat with a vastly inflated reputation.
- Whether because of the rain, or some sense of corporate foreboding, the offices of Sanderson and Parkes were particularly drear that morning.
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