In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I felt marginally happier and less distracted by events beyond my control.
- They were marginally successful in that they created more chances than the visitors and forced two short corners.
- Don't worry too much if your line is slightly heavier or marginally lighter than my recommendations.
- I greet you tonight from a new internet cafe, opened only this week and perhaps marginally nearer than my usual one.
- I've just spent three nights in such a monstrosity, holed up in a room only marginally larger than a shoebox.
- It is true the speed of traffic in the zone is marginally faster than before by approximately 1mph.
- In child care the figures are marginally better at 24 sick days per employee.
- For the first quarter, both teams were all over the place, and for the last they were only marginally more composed.
- The average British voter, the survey found, was marginally to the left of centre, at minus 2.
- Eleven tracks are marginally higher owing to their download popularity.
- Perhaps today's keepers, marginally less talented, are victims of the times in which they live.
- Cork were the better side if only marginally, and we made them earn their bread in a tight and tense finale.
- Clinging to the idea of brainwashing is a coping strategy to make hate and death marginally more explicable.
- They may be marginally different because they can still hold the traditional ideals.
- The weather pattern gets marginally much better tomorrow with no snow in the forecast.
- It's pretentious but marginally better than the sepia toned one where I'm cradling a small baby.
- It is for these actors alone that this film is even marginally entertaining.
- For being marginally wide at the last turn he lost a single point, but otherwise his three sections of driving were clean.
- Fortunately the two men emerge from a different exit, marginally wider than the entrance.
- Their second-choice team would be only marginally weaker than their optimum selection.
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