In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1mártir femininehe died a martyr — fue mártir
- he's a martyr to arthritis — la artritis lo tiene martirizado
- to play the martyr — hacerse el mártir
- But she has that martyr complex… Sometimes she's like a walking children's book.
- Or do I play the martyr, fake genuine happiness, and stay because it's the best for our sons but not for me?
- But I always thought that story had kind of a martyr complex.
- Or would she be left alone or converted as a martyr to the cause of achieving a work-family balance?
- I did say it would curtail my daytime internet surfing, adopting the air of a martyr to the communal good.
- There are plenty of false martyrs out there that are completely unworthy of our sympathy.
- You so love to play the martyr though, don't you?
- On one extreme, we may decide to play the martyr -- to keep quiet and endure great pains so as not to create a scene or disrupt others.
- Those who love to play the martyr submerge their own personalities. They devote a lifetime to unnecessary servitude and privation.
- Some parents put their children first in order to play the martyr.
- The rumour then said that the failed registration was planned in order to make the leader look like a martyr and win the sympathy of the people.
- Suzie knows from experience that being a martyr to the workplace is an addiction, and she helps people break out of it.
- He seemed to embrace the role of the free-speech martyr.
- Displaying all a martyr's egotism, she spoke of the inevitability of an outpouring of support or anger.
- Don't let yourself become attached to a martyr complex.
- In her defense she said at the council meeting the report was tabled, she was ‘happy to be a martyr to the ratepayers of this area’.
- Striking the martyr pose is good public relations because it distracts attention from the real issues.
- Instead, she becomes a martyr and as she does so we start to lose sympathy.
1to be martyred — sufrir el martirio
- Honestly, I did not know that your son was martyred recently; I was told that he passed away a couple of months back.
- And then, too, to be candid about it, the fact that he was martyred made him more popular than he ever was in lifetime.
- It is supposed to be on the spot where Peter was martyred that a basilica was built.
- Did you know that more than 500 people were martyred in the Netherlands between 1530 and 1555 for espousing Reformation convictions?
- However, in 1539 he was martyred, being burnt alive in Innsbruck on direct orders from Emperor Ferdinand I.
- ‘Eighty-five of our fighters were martyred in the raid,’ he said.
- Even if we grant that Peter was martyred in Rome, his body is unlikely to have been recovered for burial, or his grave ever marked.
- The day he was martyred, there was a demonstration after school.
- He fought tooth and nail with terrorists killing three of them, but at last he was martyred.
- If the person is martyred or its equivalent (death during childbirth, by plague, or from an accident), the body is not cleansed and is buried as it fell.
- I found out all about this after he was martyred.
- He was martyred after refusing to persecute Christians and became a patron saint of soldiers.
- Indeed, martyring its leaders and destroying infrastructure may only strengthen the enemy's cause.
- My son was martyred and his cousin survived to tell us the story.
- If he is martyred - as seems inevitable - others will almost certainly rise to fill his shoes.
- He was martyred after six months in the hospital in Jordan.
- ‘Our two security guards were martyred and the suicide bomber was killed,’ said the witness.
- Huge basilicas jutted from the encroaching sands, monuments to a Christian soldier martyred by his Roman comrades.
- He was martyred in 362 under Julian the Apostate.
- The original tradition involving hunting wrens stems from the belief of the ancient Irish that a wren betrayed St Stephen's hiding place to the Romans, who martyred him.
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