In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Even at the age of 42, the outlines of an athlete are plainly visible in the leanness of his frame, the gaunt sharpness of his features and the languid flow of his movement.
- She was a beautiful woman with languid movements.
- Katherine was slightly alarmed by his languid movements.
- ‘Good man,’ commented Robert, still training the barrel on the man with a languid manner.
- Arens was in his early forties, sandy haired and had an almost languid grace.
- ‘That would be great,’ she said, her voice languid.
- I'd never seen her flustered or hurried, so that her movements were always languid.
- Nothing in his languid, arm-over-the-back-of-the-chair demeanour suggests that he moves with the lightness of a gazelle or handles a rugby ball so well that it appears at times to be soldered to the palm of his hand.
- Beneath the languid demeanour and the aristocratic drawl was what one of his closest civil service allies called a ‘constructive ruthlessness’.
- He was educated, he tells us, at expensive private schools, speaks with a languid upper-class voice, lives in a very nice house and has a semi-dormant baronetcy.
- We discussed the similarities between the movements of a dancer to the movement of a mobile, such as the fact that both have languid, free-flowing movement.
- No wonder the fishermen on the old bridge seem so languid in their movements; they've been mesmerised by the scenery.
- Even if I had not been able to spot Gerald in the throng of gentlemen, his languid grace on the ballroom floor revealed his identity.
- ‘A show about an accounting report,’ he intoned more loudly, sarcasm entering his languid voice.
- But listen hard and you'll hear an attention to detail belied by the languid grace of Le Fumeur de Ciel.
- The beast began to walk down the mountain, its massive form possessing a kind of languid grace.
- ‘I wonder how,’ a languid, distinctly male voice drawled from Kate's door, and Kate smiled.
- Two eagle rays came swimming towards us with languid grace.
- Subtle movements include curving languid reaches, then tiny rises onto toes or a shift in torso played out in the individual squares.
- The people who moved in the languid yet haughty movements of the ‘proper’ dances of the day seemed like ghosts to her, ghosts from a world which she did not know.
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