In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- His greatest virtue is no one really knows where he stands on some of the key issues.
- They have come up with one or two things but the pleasing thing is no one is looking for excuses.
- Recently a close relative of mine died and no one paid the slightest bit of attention.
- There appears to be some investigation, but no one seems to know what it is all about.
- The figures might go up but no one will know for sure if it is a real increase or a perceived increase.
- While some people boast of doing it in a day, with scenery like this no one should hurry.
- If no one came forward by early next week the funeral would be arranged by prison staff.
- It is thought only one passenger was on board at the time of the accident and no one was injured.
- The planning office said it had put a yellow sign up in Dalton Lane but no one stops there.
- The organisers shout out that the venue is now full, and no one else will be admitted.
- There was no one in there, but we had to stop the fire spreading to the other buildings.
- At this point we were told we had the wrong number and that there was no one of that name at this office.
- It is probably one of the few books which no one would care enough about to bother burning.
- The event went on quite late and she found herself on her own with no one to arrange for her to get home.
- The government wants us to be responsible but no one has put in the infrastructure to do it.
- On the tube, I hold the book at such an angle so that no one can read over my shoulder.
- When we make things better no one thanks us, and when we make it worse they never forgive us.
- It is difficult but there has been no one going out into the town and making people want to come.
- There is no one within the party capable of mustering enough support to stage a coup.
- He made clear that there had been no complaint by the family and no one had been suspended.
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