In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- But such highly specific, dedicated voting machines are unnecessary and impracticable for the future of electronic voting.
- They oppose it under the pretext of its being impracticable.
- Since our resources are limited, it's impossible and impracticable for us to distribute a large sum of money here and there without seeing obvious results.
- But they also want to leave the door open for the assessment of other potential sites if redevelopment proves impracticable.
- As the afternoon wore on, he resorted to covering his grizzled features with his hands, as if finding it hard to face further evidence that his scheme is hopelessly impracticable as well as offensive in principle.
- Such a level of monitoring is not only impracticable; it is incompatible with intellectual freedom.
- In addition, the passage of 16 years from the date of the events in question meant that it was wholly impracticable - indeed impossible - to mount an adequate defence.
- Express authorization or, if that is impossible or impracticable, variation of the banking contract, seems to be the best avenue open to the bank.
- It is quite impracticable for me to arrange an alternative source of payment at this notice.
- Jefferson recognized that ‘an equal division of property is impracticable.’
- Quite simply, this is impracticable in real life.
- If consent is impossible or impracticable, it may be permissible to conduct the research in the absence of consent in certain situations.
- However this option was impracticable because she did not have the time to do just that, so she gave up completely and resorted to speaking only English when she was in Hong Kong.
- Another seemingly plausible, but impracticable scheme is feared to end up wasting the nation's energy and worsening social division.
- It has been rejected in the past as impracticable.
- The fact that his ideas were totally impracticable was irrelevant.
- It must also be remembered that restitution of the environment may often be impossible, impracticable, or not economically justifiable.
- Human life is concrete, and the attempt, as I have so often urged, to separate it up into water-tight compartments is, in the last resort, impracticable.
- Although ridding the whole river system of signals is impracticable, the team may be able to work out how to prevent invasions of strategic points, such as above waterfalls.
- That would, of course, be impracticable, and would also be quite unnecessary.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.