In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Famine had mutated into an invincible monstrosity that was ravaging more than half of Africa's children.
- She has said it's a disgrace that young couples who saved and borrowed for their dream home should end up with a monstrosity virtually in their back gardens.
- The project ran into huge opposition from a committee, who were worried the building would be an ugly monstrosity, while also harbouring concerns about traffic.
- And their first move should be to halt the building of new power lines, most notably the giant monstrosity about to scar the Yorkshire countryside.
- The police station is going to be demolished and from what I have seen of the plans, a monstrosity of a building is going to be erected in a conservation area.
- And yet the building is a monstrosity, a gaping hole in the middle of town, hostile to the needs of its neighbors and inhabitants alike.
- And also there is a great love affair, I suppose, with ideas of monstrosity.
- They were the most dangerous and most feared monstrosities in existence.
- I'm amazed by the monstrosity of architecture, the eradication of beautiful buildings.
- The letters echoes a much held view: because in the 1960s a monstrosity was put up at 9 High Street we should never, ever build anything again.
- The building is an architectural monstrosity.
- It is dishonest, and worse, to accuse this honorable man of the monstrosity.
- Outrage at the monstrosity of his regime is unavoidable.
- On the three days I work in the city, I have a short walk from the concrete monstrosity where I park my car to the office.
- I am a monstrosity, a selfish little girl who selected her own life instead of those that gave her life and those who meant almost everything to her.
- If only we did live in a world where these evil aforementioned monstrosities have and never will happen, to give up my whole belief system would be a price I would gladly pay.
- I would rather take my chances fighting an invasion of foreigners than participate in that evil monstrosity.
- It obstructed the view into the city centre, and became an eyesore and a monstrosity that for the past several years has been closed and obsolete.
- When first purchased in the 1940s and 1950s, many citizens of Philadelphia saw such buildings as architectural monstrosities that needed to be replaced.
- This is the same council that allowed concrete monstrosities to be built.
- The residents of the area enjoy a peaceful neighbourhood, this stadium would be a monstrosity.
- We pledge to ensure that such a monstrosity does not ever happen again.
- It will essentially be a concrete monstrosity with street lights on it.
- Although I don't remember the food I do remember the cafe being knocked down to make way for the concrete monstrosity that is the council offices.
- I have the misfortune to live between a blinding, yellow concrete monstrosity on one side and an unkempt, dirty, semi-paved yard on the other.
- The film is a brutal, blood-soaked plea for compassion and understanding in the face of monstrosity.
- Nazism was a diabolical monstrosity and it was fitting not only to commemorate its demise, but also to celebrate the millions who paid the highest sacrifice.
- There has been no consultation about this, and the proposed mast is an absolute monstrosity.
- Reagan's greatness lies in that he clearly saw this monstrosity for what it was and relentlessly worked to defeat it.
- I think it is an absolute disgrace that the tube station is being redeveloped into that monstrosity of a building.
- Not much to cheer about then as I parked my car in a multi-storey monstrosity.
- We are losing faith especially when we see a monstrosity of a building going up at the corner of Coronation Street and Mucurapo Road, which we understand is an illegal structure.
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