In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The restored walls once again give it the imposing appearance of the five-sided fortress that it really is.
- The building has an impressive and imposing street presence, while also enclosing a peaceful courtyard within the campus.
- Do look and admire the imposing buildings which give that distinct impression of an old-fashioned well-established seat of learning.
- The apartment house had been torn down and a large more imposing building had taken its place.
- These materials gave the desired appearance of an imposing stone building.
- From the street, the flats present an imposing, clean-cut modern appearance, with their front-to-back pitched roof, western red cedar cladding and prominent balconies.
- At a lean 12 st and 6ft 3in, he is an imposing presence.
- Klein manages to say things like this without sounding imposing or dramatic.
- A high domed roof and Ionic-Corinthian pillars give the General Post Office in Kolkata an imposing appearance.
- The two towers on both sides create an imposing impression, beginning from a square base that gradually rounds off at the top.
- The main building, constructed during the British regime, with its imposing clock tower provides an impressive backdrop.
- There was a disarming contrast between his imposing appearance in three piece suit and starched collar and his complete lack of pomposity and his sense of humour.
- The majestic and imposing voice carried with it the intelligent tone of the singer's knowledge of a wide gamut of information.
- The cathedral appears imposing and unyielding at first.
- Edward was an extraordinarily tall, powerful and imposing figure robed in majesty.
- Her theme and her use of small details to create an imposing composition are quite impressive.
- The faceless, inanimate riot police are far more imposing and formidable than the passionate workers.
- Silently she resolved to make a better impression on the imposing woman the next time around.
- Not surprisingly, this imposing property is a popular choice for wedding receptions and regularly used for corporate entertaining, conferences and seminars.
- The second man was smaller in stature, but held a much more imposing presence.
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