In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The stability of the past, at times bordering on immobilism and stagnation, has been replaced by mobility and change, by economic revival and political uncertainty.
- By the end of the decade the bishops began to realize that they were prisoners of the queen's immobilism, committed to enforcing her settlement rather than improving it.
- The multi-tiered pattern which has emerged is largely law and court-driven, marked by policy immobilism at the centre and by negative market integration, which imposes significant constraints on national social policies.
- The immobilism and sense of decay infects consumer confidence; in both countries consumers are building up their savings, weakening demand growth and deferring still further the chances of an economic recovery.
- The result is that caution and political immobilism have now become instinctive.
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