In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1interminablethe opera seemed interminable — la opera me pareció interminable / eterna
- This is an interminable argument that must be decided situationally.
- Most people are likely tired of the interminable debate over outsourcing.
- There was the usual interminable discussion about it at half time and afterwards.
- At times, the delays for relatives and victims have seemed interminable.
- I get more intolerant and downright bored with this interminable, stomach-churning rubbish every year.
- It was the interminable non-story about some guy's grad night woes that finally blew my patience out the back door.
- He avoided answering every question and produced an interminable drone to kill time and frustrate the interviewer.
- Just how many of them have read the addled, interminable book that first described his adventures, however, is debatable.
- Then we waited for the interminable paperwork that accompanies getting bumped.
- After a while these interminable lists acquire a certain ghoulish fascination, prompting a host of other questions.
- The films are slow with no tension or real intrigue to bridge the interminable passages where nothing happens.
- And so it continues with only the occasional hand clap to lessen the interminable uninspiring drone.
- Having navigated those hurdles we then have the interminable drive South.
- Later his name appears in the papers, he is forced to move house because of death threats and he can't find work due to an interminable police inquiry.
- The Josef Stalin Museum itself is enormous, winding through interminable corridors over two floors.
- I anticipated interminable delays in taking our orders but I was wrong.
- Traffic is horrendous, with streets congested during seemingly interminable rush hours.
- At least this would be less boring than those interminable slide shows he gave us in days gone by.
- Most people are more afraid of being caught in interminable suffering during the dying process than they are of death itself.
- It bores me to write the words, but that's the nature of this interminable week.
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