In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1a modicum of sth — un mínimo de algo
- This defeat very obviously hurt, with the backdoor of the qualifiers only a modest modicum of consolation.
- But please, if you're going to dispense with shame or modesty, at least display a modicum of intelligence.
- All it would take is a bit of gumption and a modicum of courage.
- In the book he shoots from the hip and rides roughshod over reputations, holding a modicum of his once monumental power and relishing it.
- It could make an impressive chart but I'm content with a single sheet of typing paper, a few words and a modicum of connecting lines.
- It features a group of con artists with a modicum of honour: they only steal from the greedy and the morally corrupt.
- With a modicum of imagination and a dash of invention, a good story could be built from this one.
- Given the importance of public opinion, let us counter misinformation with a modicum of information.
- Personally, I feel cheated if an election campaign does not include a modicum of shameful brawling.
- Thus retaining a modicum of respect from you, my peer group.
- Besides, I'd probably take all morning to make them make a modicum of sense.
- With immense power should come at least a modicum of humility.
- It's done in a spirit of fun, and relies on a modicum of good faith among the participants.
- However, just as deduction entails an element of induction, the inductive process is likely to entail a modicum of deduction.
- Suffice it to say, anyone with a modicum of computer knowledge will be very frustrated on my behalf, or so I hope.
- A little brevity, a modicum of content, and a lot less rant would be good.
- Just five pretty expertly-styled boys with a modicum of talent.
- Nobody with a modicum of intelligence is going to swallow the daily diet of puerile propaganda put out by the ruling party.
- But I do have the benefit of a certain modicum of maturity and experience.
- Meanwhile, back at the old ranch house, a quiet weekend looms, devoted to rest and recuperation and a modicum of gentle fun.
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