In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He certainly seems uneasy with the accoutrements of fame and says he hates being mollycoddled.
- In other words, it becomes a point of principle that his literature mollycoddles its readers.
- I have always looked out for myself, I don't need any one to mollycoddle me.
- We mollycoddle prisoners in this country, to some degree.
- Yet in spite of this mollycoddling, children today are more isolated than ever.
- There is no doubt that the mollycoddling of these early years was to have a significantly negative effect on Hughes in later life.
- The temptation to mollycoddle people who are unable to deal with insulting challenges to themselves or their beliefs is very strong.
- ‘The last thing I want to do is be mollycoddled,’ he said.
- People make the mistake of mollycoddling disabled people, but it's the worst thing you can do.
- If harsh prison terms and hanging is not the answer, neither is a kinder gentler mollycoddling.
- After a hard day at the office, all I want to do is go home to be mollycoddled.
- He wrote that the function of fantasy was ‘consolation’, thereby making it an article of policy that a fantasy writer should mollycoddle the reader.
- I wish I could hold her in my arms and mollycoddle her, the way I did when she was just a baby.
- I have been very fortunate in being brought up in a generation which has been mollycoddled.
- It's comforting, I suppose, to think that the Government cares so much about our safety to the point of mollycoddling.
- Schools are mollycoddling pupils, producing a generation of unhealthy underachievers, the government's education agency has warned.
- This was a small step towards ending the economic mollycoddling of the aviation industry.
- Following the successful implementation of the smoking ban in enclosed public places, they have devised a plan to mollycoddle us into wellness.
- There is a limit to the levels at which children can be mollycoddled.
- If they were being mollycoddled and taking advantage of the system, they would be doing well for themselves.
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