In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The physical environment itself is a crucial factor in the creation of unhappiness, ennui, anger, alienation and despair.
- I've met a few in my time and the defining characteristic they exhibit is a rather unattractive effortlessness and ennui.
- I managed to fight off ennui and squeeze out an analysis of sorts after all.
- But for those who are privileged to get their life extended forever, will boredom and ennui not set in?
- He is portraying an English landscape of barren trees, a place of despair, ennui and fear.
- The pain of living in this house with such ennui, such boredom for nine years.
- But she went on to give a searing description of the ennui the work brings - broken only when the tea trolley arrives.
- So, shouldn't a fellow, consigned to years of ennui, be allowed the reading material he chooses?
- The thought of this weekend's coverage, and the doom-laden analysis which is sure to follow, fills me with ennui.
- Partly it's just a recovery attitude after a very busy month, but it's more than that; ennui perhaps.
- When our children suffer from ennui, we worry that they lack stimulation.
- The books always had a point, even in their pain and desolation and ennui, he found comfort in their purpose.
- How can we overcome the general ennui associated with the thought of another incredibly boring day ahead of you?
- I think I had a lingering sense of ennui that wasn't helping me stay energized and positive about my job.
- The animals at the zoo seem to be caught in that some place in-between world weariness and ennui.
- Schultz is a man facing old age and his looming mortality with a dim sadness that seems to complement his general ennui.
- One man's ennui is another man's earner, which is why we have accountants, cleaners and cooks.
- Personally, I found it quite dull, but then I suffer from financial ennui.
- Temporary ennui or a more long-term change of direction?
- It's the kind of ennui that ultimately affected his friend Vieira, who has been reinvigorated by his move to Italy.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.