In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The tigers paced desperately and the gorillas and chimps seemed listless and apathetic.
- He had been listless, short of stamina and unable to make his mark on the match, all of which is more troubling than his miss in the penalty shoot-out.
- On Sunday, they were listless throughout and the two goal winning margin is a flattering one from their perspective.
- You may feel tired and listless physically and need to balance your diet, manage stress and take care of health problems.
- After seemingly endless weeks of constant commotion, they appear listless and lethargic.
- This is not a good show for a listless Sunday afternoon.
- She was listless, helpless, but not suicidal, and used cocaine sporadically.
- He seemed listless and uninterested at times last year - and ineffective at others.
- My suspicions were confirmed on tasting the dish - the sauce turned out to be a drab and listless affair, making the chewy meat even more of a misery to eat.
- Pride, as they say, is all that is left to play for, but even that appears in short supply in two listless, morale-free, rugby nations.
- The tempo never varies from a listless crawl; the vocals, rhythms and arrangements all struggle to stay in the background.
- He brought an extra life to the character who stands listless before a deluge of tragedies as his children die in succession.
- A full stomach draws blood to the belly and away from the brain, leaving you listless and dull.
- The change was dramatic: he became listless and unresponsive.
- I could smell the electricity hanging in the listless air.
- I was listless, too sick and weak to say much of anything to defend myself.
- Her friend seemed so apathetic and listless she wanted to shake her.
- Some of the prose seems, dare I say it, listless, almost bored.
- When we lose touch with our authentic desire, we become listless and apathetic.
- The streets are so listless and dull that every time I walk down one I can't help feeling they want me to be sad too.
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