In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(subject to death)mortal
- Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles.
- All men are mortal.
- Like all secular humanism it puts its faith not in angels but in mortal, imperfect human beings.
- I also think that what she has done, through her death, is make people realize how mortal we all are.
- Of all the mortal races, human beings were the most easily swayed, because of their lust for power.
- ‘Humans are mortal, and that includes scientists, engineers, and teachers,’ says Yu.
- Earthly things were mortal - subject to change and transition - while the stars and planets were eternal and incorruptible.
- Both are still completely mortal human, all subject to the grave.
- By using this material the artist both celebrated the beauty of a mortal woman and transformed her into a transcendent being.
- But human beings are mortal creatures and subject to the whims of nature.
- They live in fear of any living, breathing mortal man.
- As mortal human beings we are very complex, and we have an essence.
- Not a goddess, or a nymph, or some divine entity, just a mortal woman.
- Planets are old and slow creatures, not much subjected to the ills of mortal life.
- We will don our super outfits and walk amongst the mortal humans in town.
- The Olympics are a product both of our dreams and of our indomitable drive for perfection, the best of what the mortal human body can achieve.
- His hold on power is even more reliant on personal loyalties and their reinforcement by material rewards and mortal penalties.
- Or rather, whereas gods and goddesses might freely penetrate the human world, mortal men and women could not become gods.
- Each of these public figures attests in disturbing ways to the relentless passage of time and the danger of living mortal lives.
- No mortal human could heal as quickly as this one had.
- It was a firm shake that told you, hey, you are mortal.
- To be sure, every human language is, in fact, mortal, subject to modification and change and destined at some point to perish.
- It didn't matter that they were both mortal, both human, destined to die.
- I'm interested in your view of how the abstract or ungraspable relates to the limitations of our physical lives-to the fact that we are material, mortal beings.
2literary(fatal)(blow/injury) mortalmortal sin — pecado mortal masculine
- Destroying the finance infrastructure of terrorism can strike a mortal blow at the network of terrorism but cannot prevent every individual terrorist act.
- The transfer of sovereignty, the election, they didn't deal a mortal blow to the insurgency.
- Fallen tree trunks toss about the stream, presenting mortal dangers to swimmers and bathers.
- It is ironic that the sun, long regarded as a source of health and vitality, is now depicted as a mortal danger to the unsuspecting British public.
- The battle itself was additionally notable because both opposing generals, Wolfe and Montcalm, received mortal wounds.
- Unexpectedly faced with detention in the post guardhouse, he made a desperate break for freedom and received a mortal bayonet wound.
- Such a move would nevertheless probably deal a mortal blow to the agency, already deeply in debt.
- She no longer wanted to kill or to put her life in mortal danger.
- And what if she knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that by revealing the threat, her own life would be in mortal danger?
- She ran at Dana, and without another thought, Dana's knife plunged into the woman's heart, striking a mortal blow.
- ‘People are being sent into situations of mortal danger with no guarantee that their weapons will work,’ he said.
- The rain had delivered a mortal blow, and its last wisps of steam were seen around eleven.
- She was attended at the scene by Italian emergency services, who described her as ‘not in mortal danger’.
- The latter, apparently, would cause possibly mortal damage to the institution of marriage.
- But Abason had dealt him a mortal blow, for he didn't stand on his feet long and instead collapsed over onto the floor once again.
- Blood was pouring out, and he knew that it was a mortal blow.
- Without his support the project will suffer a mortal blow.
- It feels like a mortal blow to Jason, who was smitten the day he met her.
- Though a bite from a rat can hurt, it's hardly a mortal danger.
- If their unhappiness translates to a significant decline in ticket sales or an aggressive campaign against a new building, it could be a mortal blow to the franchise.
3literary(until death)mortal combat — combate a muerte masculine
- Not even my mortal enemies deserve to suffer this much.
- His one mortal enemy is change, and he has yet to figure out how to beat it.
- The hyenas and lions appear to be mortal enemies.
- In the old Scotch-Irish warrior tradition, Jackson regarded political opponents as mortal enemies to be crushed, if possible.
- He had sworn for years that he was the mortal enemy of Bolshevism.
- That is not something I would wish on my most mortal enemy, let alone my friends.
- Reconciliation of mortal enemies is a dream of wimps and weenies!
- Just three weeks in to the new term and I've already made myself a mortal enemy.
- Today, the men who were once mortal enemies were finding it much easier to be friends.
- Apparently he and William Laud were mortal enemies.
- But, in the area of management, we are only now beginning to recognise the mortal enemy.
- The only thing that made Brandon and, more specifically, his father want me was the fact that his father and mine had been near mortal enemies.
- We are all expected to abide by the legal framework within which we all live, which does not countenance going out and destroying all those we suspect to be mortal enemies.
4literary(extreme)(danger) de muerte(terror) pavoroso
- A few of those that don't agree sit in mortal fear, terrified one of these shrieking maniacs will tear their head off for having an opposing opinion.
- His mortal fear of Jesse James led him to kill the famous outlaw, not just for the reward money, but as a preemptive strike to save his own life.
- I couldn't remember - but I still felt this sense of terror inside, the aftermath of a moment of extreme discomfort and mortal fear.
- His eyes widened tremendously and his mouth opened in a scream of mortal terror at the sight of the creature within.
- She is also in mortal fear of her husband and brothers who might be looking for her.
- I don't know what motivated me since I lived in mortal fear of public speaking.
- It was like a particularly manic amusement park ride, with the amusement somewhat tempered by mortal fear.
- I had always lived in mortal terror of Abby, and now, here I was going to confront for the final time.
- My blood ran cold, and my mortal fright returned in full force.
- Now, my mother is a meek, sweet, tiny little Christian woman who has a mortal fear of driving in strange places.
- We talked about counseling again but that is something I cannot do, my mortal fear of being seen as weak and crying by people would stop me doing that.
- She waited over three hours to board a boat despite her mortal fear of doing so.
- From one night to the next they lived in mortal anguish of what might happen to the man, the wife and the child that was waiting to be born.
- When I went up there, I asked about snakes as I have a mortal fear of them.
- The pain and the clutch took away her breath leaving her in mortal agony.
- Rather, the region was often viewed as a preserve where savage wars were still fought, and where even Westerners could still experience mortal fear.
- Ever since Margaret has disguised a mortal terror of birds.
- The soloist nervously expresses mortal doubts and fears.
- Last year my back went into spasm and for a couple of weeks I was in mortal agony.
- Who doesn't remember the mortal fear that some sort of monster may be lurking under the bed, in the cupboard or in the shadows?
1mortal femininelesser mortals find this difficult — al común de los mortales esto le resulta difícil
- he doesn't associate with mere mortals like us — no se trata con gente del vulgo como nosotros
- He showed no signs of jet lag, again something lesser mortals complain of.
- I always felt that science as the preserve of people from Oxbridge or Ivy League universities - and not for the common mortal - was a very bad idea.
- Rarely does the maestro make a statement that is comprehensible to the ordinary mortal.
- If it's good enough for them it should be good enough for us mere mortals.
- She has understood that ordinary mortals like us need the inspiration of heroes.
- Given that even the experts cannot agree on the economic arguments, what hope have we ordinary mortals?
- It might look great on supermodels, but, frankly, it's an insult to lesser mortals.
- After 50, most ordinary mortals aren't up to a major career change.
- The 27-year-old collects world and Olympic titles like we mere mortals collect stamps.
- Further, the tone of the column may have portrayed the writer as some high priest sitting in judgment of lesser mortals.
- To understand the contents would probably take half a dozen accountants six months of reading, so what chance have we mere mortals got?
- You can just about detect what he might have been driving at here, but lesser mortals may not quite get the subtle nuances.
- That's about as close as it gets to celebrities mucking in with ordinary mortals.
- It is too much for us lesser mortals to understand fully what we are supporting and why.
- It is much easier to hurl accusations from above and demand that lesser mortals do the actual work.
- She will not talk to ordinary mortals, her feet won't touch the ground and she won't venture out of her palace more than a handful of times a year.
- If maths professors cannot work out how mortgage rates are calculated what chance do we lesser mortals stand?
- Polo has long been a favourite among the royals and their coterie, but it is increasingly accessible to mere mortals, too.
- That 88 billion is such an enormous figure that it is impossible for mere mortals to grasp it.
- We are mere mortals, who are we to say there are not creatures living in the deep silts below.
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