In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Swett also hectored Smith for voting for a Senate pay raise after promising not to do so.
- Indeed, we've come a long way from the ‘responsibility era’ that Junior has been hectoring us about for the last four years.
- In this situation, the solution to full trains is apparently to hector people not to get on; the solution to full platforms is to stop people getting down to the platform; the solution to crowded stations is to close the station.
- One can do a fair bit of damage energetically hectoring someone to speak them, but perhaps just as much damage by pretending they don't exist.
- There's even hope for losers, four of whom hectored him to the point where he let them participate for $450 each, far below Ronnie's cost.
- It continually baffles me why anyone with such an obvious interest in weblog usability would continually hector their poor readers with the kind of interminable prose that you do.
- These people form political groupings, accept positions in the Government or candidacies in the parties - both conceded in order to seduce us - and they hector us to take part in elections.
- I am hectored by this stark materialist warning each time I start typing something to post when supposedly at work.
- I was hectored for buying into such ‘conspiracy theories.’
- But the guy continued hectoring me to watch more episodes so that I might become enlightened and see the error of my ways.
- Like a blustering, hectoring aunt at a family gathering, he won't be missed by most.
- He avoids moralising and hectoring his readers, going instead for strong uncomplicated identification with his leading character.
- Far from hectoring us about the greenhouse effect, the work evokes a kind of polluted beauty - or beauty in pollution - akin to seeing a rainbow in a pool of oil.
- And for this reason she hectored him knowing how difficult and balky he tended to be, especially towards her.
- In spite of serious differences, nations should approach their problems with the basic temper of peace and not in a threatening and hectoring mood.
- He never used important names to get his way or hectored people on their behalf.
- Preston just hectors boring people without saying anything particularly interesting.
- But commandeering my computer for an entire week in order to hector me into giving them more personal information is unconscionable.
- Fair enough - if listening to him hectoring us about scarce resources and carbon emissions is what it takes to conserve the planet then it's a price worth paying.
- You can't believe how many young people dressed up as thistles or Proust hectored you in the streets.
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