In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(expression/tone) de mártir
- It was a snack shop; he turned to the lady at the counter with a martyred expression, amazed inside at how easy it was to lie.
- I glanced over and almost leapt out of my skin to see Will being wheeled into the room in a blue hospital wheelchair, a look of martyred boredom on his face, mingled with a sneaky eagerness and a hint of shame.
- Renny quit his pummeling and struck a martyred pose.
- At this stage I'm going around with a martyred look on my face, indicating to everyone that I am abstaining from something, which goes against what I learned at school.
- Some stand as if in a martyred silence, some have bullhorns.
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