In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Wallace was a loser - a noble, brave, heroic loser, but still ultimately unsuccessful.
- She gives her character's heroic fantasies about the scoundrel Earnest an honest dignity without becoming farcical.
- As he repeatedly said, war is really about survival - the only heroic thing an individual can do is survive.
- Dear sir, we know no way to thank you for this heroic deed.
- She visited the cottage every day and the sprites brought gifts of seeds and flowers to show their appreciation for the heroic deed he had done.
- At present heroic missions are undertaken by activists who smuggle generic drugs into countries where their sale is prohibited.
- Her heroic labours and vigilant eye saved me from more than mere typographical errors.
- But in the Chinese as well as Western ideology, isn't it the heroic personality in an individual that counts?
- I'm more in favour of this kind of character, rather than characters who demonstrate a heroic resolution.
- Why the emphasis on the heroic exertion of vision and historiography?
- I do not mean to suggest that every heroic act must represent some form of collusion between the will of the achiever and the finger of God.
- We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change.
- They want lively narrative, bold handling of intrepid if not downright heroic characters, and an unflinching recognition of our past militarism.
- Plucky firefighter Mark Murphy is back home from his heroic mission to help rescue people trapped in the Algerian earthquake.
- The Arabian knights may be famous for their heroic deeds, but apparently word had failed to spread about their superb table manners.
- Where the most heroic character in the piece also happens to enjoy sadistic torture it's never going to be cheery and relentlessly upbeat, is it?
- He writes of the attempt to create a new myth around the heroic individual.
- We're very excited with the opportunity to base a game on this time period when pilots were counted on to perform heroic and often suicidal deeds.
- Every single one of them represents a heroic defeat.
- Dutt's heroic deed on the set of Mother India changed the course of his life.
- Kit's lunchbox is decorated with WPA-style heroic locomotives.
- These two ventures, Gura suggests, are the most heroic scholarly endeavors in American cultural history of the last generation.
- Yet this serf-conscious heroic aesthetic is relieved by grace in the decor of the palaces, in the glint of sunlight on the golden spires and domes, in the delicacy of the dancers at the ballet.
- The fictional reference of David's picture is thus epic and heroic in scale.
- The massive and heroic piece was designed to be placed on top of the cathedral, but the city officials decided to place it in a more visible location.
- The heroic scale of the Interpolis headquarters required a comparably bold landscape design.
- He designed an ambitious, even heroic, building, but did not live to see it more than barely begun.
- The complete dominance of the composition by the figures, themselves projected on so heroic a scale, was a major influence on the course of High Renaissance art.
- It is a heroic piece and becomes the more so when one considers its scale in the context of the artist's physical difficulties.
- The middle classes preferred the German light or comic operas of Nicolai and Lortzing to the French or Italian heroic works.
- But he stood no chance - she was having an affair with Dave, one of the forklift drivers, a wild chap built on the same heroic scale, with a wife and children at home.
- They bring the highfalutin heroic language back down to earth and make it palatable.
- Two towers, he said, was a minimalist sculpture on a heroic scale.
- With his Eroica symphony he inaugurated what is often known as his heroic style, producing a work of unprecedented scale and power.
- The project stemmed from a critical look at the tradition of heroic, nationalistic exposition architecture.
- Being aware of our own heritage makes us able to speak the same language that the Iraqis speak - the heroic language.
- He uses brass - horns, in particular - recalling the grand heroic gestures of Romantic music.
- But it was not the grand heroic altarpieces that gave the show its real soul.
- Otherwise, his talent for timing, body language, and heroic drama are as solid as ever.
- The piece is heroic in its implications, and powerful in its visual component.
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- This heroic, nationalist saga has been recapitulated in hundreds of books, articles, and school-texts ever since.
- Indeed, the extent to which the campfire story meets the spirit of the heroic tale of mythology is nothing short of amazing.
- Outside the formularised heroic literature, descriptions of battles, tactics and army compositions are rare.
- To communicate King's heroic story, text panels alternate with images and objects in a variety of styles and mediums.
- Written in heroic couplets, many are elegies or stress the theme of Christian salvation.
- Yukar usually refers to heroic poetry, chanted mainly by men, dealing with demigods and humans.
- Most of the stories are heroic epics where the batir and his trusty horse save the clan and its livestock from danger.
- These include native law texts as well as heroic prose narratives and intricately crafted rhymed verse in hundreds of different meters.
- Ranum marches the reader through examples of the heroic style in theatre, architecture, and art to show the increased anxiety over identity and status.
- The Taiping Rebellion had added another dimension to these folk memories, expressed in heroic tales of the imaginary exploits of its leader Hong Xiuquan.
- Even so, a number of crosses and grave slabs from northern England do incorporate warrior imagery and scenes from Scandinavian heroic culture.
- The French heroic epic is rigid, narrow and simplified, whereas medieval religious drama is redolent of the ‘everyday and the real’.
- The cadence, phrasing, and rhythm of the language is very similar to that found in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and in heroic contemporary Anglo-Saxon poetry.
- It must have been during the Dark Age that heroic poetry developed and spread, even if (as seems probable) it originated in the Mycenaean age.
- This portrait is no mere convention of a heroic genre.
- Readers are invited to continue to submit football haiku or heroic couplets.
- One feels that the specific nature of a ‘title’ is being confused with more general epithets common in heroic poetry.
- The company in the royal or noble hall provided the audience for a literature which mirrored the age: heroic lays recited by professional bards.
- The heroic Greece of the Homeric poems is already a Greece fragmented into independent city-states.
- Yet this homage to the heroic model of Baudelairean modernity is, of course, a semiparodic one.
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