In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In the year of this merciless trickster, it's best to be flexible.
- He didn't want Hakida to think him a heartless, merciless killer, as that wasn't it.
- The resulting progeny is a group of merciless blonde-haired kids who do mom's bidding, no matter how messy.
- Football can be a cruel business and the Premiership is one of the most merciless and unforgiving of all leagues.
- No one can deny that Jews have suffered merciless oppression during their history.
- All parties agreed that he was a brutal, merciless tyrant whose removal was desirable.
- He was cruel and merciless, and has been said to treat his dogs in a higher respect than his women.
- Success here is only the first step towards a very high target, which imposes merciless requirements.
- History has repeatedly told the merciless lesson that underrating the potential of weird ideas is dearly bought.
- This is a terrorist attack, a merciless evil that should exist in no world.
- They will intone that killing civilians is cowardly and warrants swift and merciless punishment.
- It is because they are a tough, determined unit able to pounce on any opportunity and are also merciless towards their own players.
- His is the humour of merciless exposure to our own absurdities.
- On Friday morning it was being blasted by a merciless wind from across the vast, dry plains to the southwest, presaging a storm.
- Why be so merciless to her and treat someone who proposes evil with kid gloves?
- The winters were brutal and the black flies were merciless in the summer.
- A steel spike, cruel and merciless, no mere toy to project an image of courage and fearlessness.
- The judge described the attack as savage and merciless.
- The film opens in 1950 as Franta languishes in a merciless labour camp.
- Below us is the Indian Ocean, looking seductive and innocent where once it was cruel and merciless.
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