In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- This makes it a happy hunting ground for anyone with the felicitous habit of looking at the lighter side of life.
- Perhaps because Thérèse stands, to borrow Oscar Wilde's felicitous phrase (which he applied to himself), in symbolic relation to the culture of her age.
- Perhaps, then, we should concede that a better word, a more felicitous description, would have been merely ‘dubious’.
- Finally, there remains the option of teaching taste - of training the bureaucracy in a felicitous mode of embodied expression and educating the polity to appreciate and respond to it.
- Has there ever been an economist with a more felicitous turn of phrase?
- Conceptually that was quite accurate, even if it was not the most felicitous choice of words.
- But his felicitous use of idiom gives no clue of this.
- They rely heavily on felicitous coincidence for the plots, and the character development is cartoonish.
- However, grimly amusing as this spectacle is, the political reality behind these appointments may be less felicitous.
- Or, to use the felicitous phrase of the late Northrop Frye, everything in the Scriptures is self-referential.
- If one were to consider the inputs from the existing school system into a child's scientific thinking, felicitous use of language, competence to search for information and to work out solutions, one would find them too little and too late.
- While there are glimpses of felicitous dialogue, there is no chemistry between these two characters to distract from the play's weak dramatic structure.
- I have always felt that I manifest a felicitous combination of his compassion and her boundaries.
- This gives the writer some of his most felicitous moments as he considers a series of eccentric individualists who gave their lives to the weather.
- Despite the messiness inherent in natural systems, evolution has produced ‘machines of extreme perfection,’ to use Darwin's felicitous phrase.
- Well-known as a felicitous writer of amusing features, he was just hitting his stride as a serious and ambitious chronicler of the political convulsions seizing the Islamic world.
- To adapt Benedict Anderson's felicitous phrase, hockey is one cultural activity through which Canadians are often said to imagine their community.
- A felicitous mix of fun and entertainment it was.
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.