In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- But he doesn't ramble or rant; instead, he suggests vast conceptual contradictions in gnomic, comic haikus.
- We hear iambs, trochees, Virgil's hexameters, the Norse alliterative lines, each arranged in their various couplets, quatrains, choric stanzas, gnomic verses, and much more besides.
- He did not go on to explain his position in any detail, but he did not have to; his neo-colonial patronisation illuminated despite his gnomic brevity.
- Both had a taste for gnomic, abstract verse - a taste that buds forth in these letters.
- Sporting a permanently pained expression and the hunched demeanour of a child expecting a smack, he speaks in gnomic aphorisms that frequently sound like bumper-sticker mottoes.
- DeLillo's characters have often talked in epigrams or gnomic utterances; now these have a future-shock fatalism about them.
- The meaning of this gnomic utterance still eludes me.
- The phrases evoke both the portentousness of a movie script and the gnomic meter of haiku.
- In The Approach, a mostly white painting with edges of yellow-gold, a mystical luminosity is supported by a gnomic title.
- A large obelisk north of the village, erected in 1823, offers the gnomic advice that kings should not strain their prerogatives nor subjects rebel.
- It begins with typical examples of the brief gnomic phrases that were to become a hallmark of Franck's style.
- As I approach the end of her post, the following gnomic thought pushes itself towards the front of my brain and refuses to budge: borders only delineate states of mind.
- In an introductory note to the teacher, he says wryly that ‘Much of the commentary has been kept sufficiently gnomic not to impede the teacher who wants to modify or dissent from it,’ and such a note is borne out by what follows.
- The neglect of the public realm was presided over and encouraged by an ossifying Conservative administration, while the Prince of Wales made gnomic pronouncements on the sidelines.
- Despite this, Marxists have spent more than a century mining his texts in order to piece together otherwise disparate, and often gnomic, comments and asides on capitalism and nature.
- Such writing inevitably takes the form of short fragmentary and often gnomic utterance.
- He had a talent for self-advertisement and had built himself up into a picturesque figure given to gnomic utterances about his own significance in the world.
- These law professors can be succinct, not to say gnomic, not to say utterly obscure.
- This area will be reserved for shorter, more gnomic utterances, hopefully enigmatic and curt enough to conceal the arrant imbecility that will have spawned them.
- Malraux's own prose could be oracular, gnomic and mannered, but it never, ever, sounded like a series of captions to a photo spread in Paris Match.
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.