In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to inure sb to sth — habituar a algn a algo
- she had become inured to their insults — se había hecho inmune / se había habituado a sus insultos
- In exchange for the privilege of fieldwork he had to do camp chores every afternoon, which was nothing - three years of graduate school had inured him to slave labor and subsistence living.
- Perhaps it works best if seen as a character study of Detective Coleman, an examination of a cop who has seen so much evil that he is inured to it.
- You'd think my Southern nature would inure me to this weather.
- Oh well, at least all those years in the aquarium have completely inured me to being wet.
- It means as well that the American population must be inured to violence and brutality, both abroad and at home.
- We are so inured to the laxness and corruptness, that we defend the bullies and liars.
- After seven years in the firing line with Rangers and three-and-a-half years prising out body pellets at Goodison Park, Smith is inured to criticism.
- We are perhaps inured to some of its excesses, but I don't think any Scot does not find it reprehensible.
- We are so ethically and morally challenged, that we are inured to the trampling of the truth.
- Learning his political affiliation was a bitter blow, fifteen years ago, when I'd just fallen in love, but I am inured to the knowledge by now.
- They think we are inured to the whole business and, in any case, suffused with a boredom with the political process.
- Chennai's citizens are quite inured to the problem of water scarcity.
- We are so inured to the news, it's refreshing to have the conflict described by somebody who was there.
- The routinization of this kind of scandal in academia has almost inured us to the possibility of recourse.
- Naturally, Critser found all this perturbing but, like most people, he was inured to the daily diet of doom and gloom fed to him by the press - all the more so since he belongs to its massed ranks himself.
- And, no matter how thick the skin or how inured you've become to it, it hurts.
- The frightening risks taken by clandestine immigrants are so common we are inured to them.
- I worry about the state of their souls as individuals, and about the state of a society that produces people so inured to violence and gore.
- They are inured to charges of lies or corruption - violence and prurience are what moves them.
- No one who watches the movie now would shriek or gasp at the first sight of the monster- we're too inured to more convincing beasts.
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