In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- All I could do was sit back and watch as they made what sounded like haikus behind impassive masks and continually struck awkward poses.
- Green looked impassive when the judge handed down his guilty verdict.
- He was not the calm, impassive, almost marble-like man that he pretended to be.
- He was ashen-faced but impassive as the verdicts were brought in.
- Have you ever tried having a conversation with someone who remained completely impassive, cold, silent?
- They sat, impassive, beside me while I watched the news from Russia.
- I was about as confused as him, but I didn't let it show, keeping an impassive expression plastered to my face.
- He had an impassive expression, as if he had been expecting this all along.
- Their faces are impassive; their beaks look ready to tear you to shreds.
- The former underwear model said nothing and was impassive as she was hustled into a police vehicle with bars on the windows.
- Tony went on to captain the school team, a sense of command obvious in the impassive determination of his set jaw and squared teenage shoulders.
- This obsession has made me so eccentric that I've become rather impassive towards what others are up to.
- He was impassive throughout the victims' testimonies and the verdicts.
- The statements and inferences made were aggravated by a large photograph of an impassive young woman pointing a shotgun into the lens.
- It is an impassive reversal of the expected hospital-drama roles to which the movie attaches no overt irony.
- She turns round, puzzled but incurious at the noise, as impassive as livestock.
- He remains utterly impassive when an entire audience is booing him behind his back.
- His expression was impassive and I tried not to wilt under the searching gaze of those deep brown eyes.
- While listening to the evidence, he often joined his hands together above his lap as though in prayer, but remained impassive.
- The farmer, dressed in smart blazer and floral tie, remained impassive as the verdicts and sentences were read out.
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