In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- They're bending the rules; they're trying it on; they're flouting the law.
- Civil disobedience didn't mean flouting all law.
- Friends say that the no hard drugs rule is openly flouted, which is sad but not great a surprise.
- Rules are flouted and violated with immunity exposing the common man to potential peril.
- If people know of businesses which are flouting the law for profit, they should alert the authorities.
- In fact, the aggressor in this war has not only ignored the relevant UN resolution, it has defied the United Nations and openly flouted international law.
- However, it appears that some people think they can flout the law and jeopardise public safety.
- But every possible chance he has to help police, to tell the truth, to not flout convention, to ignore his marriage vows, he clearly thinks the rules do not apply to him.
- In dismissing this official requirement of a sister state, it would deliberately and openly flout international law and comity.
- Under EU rules they flout the law if they carry out the same practice as American dentists and could face six months in jail or a £5,000 fine.
- In Cork, the Southern Health Board promised to ‘vigorously pursue any employers that are openly flouting the law.’
- I can go on and on about our numerous sins, the way we flout laws or conventions or acceptable behaviour without even thinking about it.
- Indeed gothic novels, while depicting evil aristocrats flouting law and convention, also betrayed a nostalgia for the feudal order and aristocratic values.
- He said motorists ‘are openly flouting this law which shows a total lack of respect for the rules of the road’.
- Many large biological molecules like DNA seem to flout a basic law of nature: Although their charges have the same sign, they can attract one another and clump together in water.
- MPs on the committee lambasted self-regulation as ‘totally inadequate’ in curtailing sharp practices among operators who flouted the rules.
- In the past there have been a number of cases in which employers openly flouted the labour regulations and failed to observe even this minimal protocol when sacking workers.
- In the future, how can we make demands like that with a straight face - or will others pay any heed when we ignore the conventions and flout the rules ourselves?
- We are flouting this law of basic economics, waving our 620 billion dollars of foreign debt like so much dirty laundry.
- The contractors in turn flout all labour laws and do not even pay minimum wages.
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