In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(brave, admirable woman)heroína feminine
- In the carnage of the Bali bombings, as with the destruction of the New York World Trade Centre last year, heroes and heroines emerged.
- For 74 years, these true American heroines have languished there ignominiously.
- It debunks the myth of great Victorian heroes and heroines such as Dr Arnold, Florence Nightingale, Cardinal Manning.
- An event of this magnitude could perhaps one day bring recognition to ‘true’ heroes and heroines in society.
- Any resemblance to the Hollywood duo - who became heroines of the feminist movement after their 1991 movie - is coincidental but, at least for Thompson, appropriate.
- Joan of Arc is a heroine in history as well as an enigma in the collective unconscious and, dimension of myth.
- Kazakova's performance made her the heroine of the Moscow Film Festival.
- It has also been found that preschoolers, who are typically unable to distinguish between what is real and fiction, often see television as reality and try to copy the actions and behaviors of their heroes and heroines.
- Dormant until today, the Olympic tennis stadium suddenly erupted when the Greek heroine came from a set down to gain momentum in the second session.
- In a changed political climate, and with like-minded women unable to defend her publicly, a feminist heroine, it turned out, was a very expendable creature.
- Great acts of courage happen every day, but heroes and heroines often go unrecognised.
- We'll take a break, and when we come back, we'll take calls for both Erin Runnion and Sheriff Mike Carona, who have become genuine American heroes and heroines, haven't they?
- And what was funny is that my younger sister saw me a little as a heroine, she always looked to me as this free person.
- Instead my concern over world and community events has me feeling concerned about yourself and others that have expressed a humanness we avid listeners and fans never allow from our heroes and heroines.
- What India's unsung heroes, and heroines, have achieved these past few weeks against great odds should not go unrewarded or unnoticed.
- They are the true heroines of this discouraging episode.
- It is nearly always the case for our equine heroes and heroines that the end of their racing career is made public in a sparse announcement to the press.
- The ticker-tape reception being afforded later this month to the 47,000 volunteers who were the true heroes and heroines of the Games is richly deserved.
- Alice Lenshina died in jail, but her church survives and she is regarded as a heroine by Zambian feminists.
- Athletes who compete with disabilities are more used to the ‘Francis Gay’ school of sports coverage - saccharine coated profiles about how the little heroes and heroines rose above adversity.
2(of novel, play, film)protagonista feminine
- The women in non-fiction chick lit possess all the cartoonish and exaggerated qualities of chick-lit heroines, and none of the complexity of real women.
- She plays the role of one two heroines in the film, the other being Samyuktha Varma.
- Anyone who still believes this myth should look to the dozens of female heroines in comic books.
- Not only do the painters look this way, so do the heroines of the books by the female novelists.
- The latest wave of computer games looks set to feature heroines more resembling Carmen Electra or Pamela Anderson than Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- And I just saw something about a new comic with a heroine called Aphrodite.
- I'd say William Gibson has had the most profound effect on representation of female characters, especially heroines, in both the written and filmic genres of sci-fi, and branching into action.
- And Jane was described as a real woman, with nothing clumsy about her character and as a genuine heroine unlike today's film stars and models.
- When Kwan shocked Hong Kong by coming out, he was already established as one of the city's best filmmakers, esteemed for his finely tuned aesthetics and perfectly realized tragic heroines.
- My heroine - a middle-aged female detective - lives in Marchmont and is a bit of a non-conformist loner.
- More than half of its movies debuted at the Television Critics Association last month focused on women's issues, female characters or heroines.
- That is, Austen invited an intense identification with her heroines while undermining the reader's ability to do so through the irony inherent in free indirect speech.
- Feanay has a similar set of moves, but he uses different guns and is generally quicker than Sho (like most videogame heroines compared with their male counterparts).
- Set in the pre-war Old South, Mitchell wrote about the fictional life of one of literature's and the silver screen's most memorable heroines, Scarlett O'Hara.
- If by the hero of a novel means one the character not who commands the most interest but who best represents the author's values, Dolly is the heroine.
- The range of roles afforded female heroines in Perrault's retellings is predictably limited and limiting, consistently advising young girls to be beautiful rather than clever, passive rather than active.
- The magician circles, chanting as she goes, faster and faster until finally our heroine trips over her own feet and lands on the floor.
- The heroine of his Ephesian Tale, Anthia, is introduced dressed as Artemis in a procession where all can behold her beauty.
- A ghost story set in medieval times with screaming heroines and handsome knights, it was aiming at the market that longed for a return to more rural, gentler times.
- Probably Aristotle also disapproved of Medea as a tragic heroine, because he downgraded plots like this one that show a good person deliberately choosing evil.
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