In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There was a retreat from direct colonial rule, as nominal independence was granted to various bourgeois national governments.
- Even though the Rising was carried out by a group of people involved in a conspiracy within a conspiracy, and who lied to the nominal leaders in the course of its preparation, public sympathy for the cause began to grow after the executions.
- It controlled Cuba even after its nominal independence from 1902, and gained sovereignty over the Panama Canal in 1903.
- There are then individuals for whom religion plays only a nominal role in constructing a sense of self and of group membership.
- For a number of reasons, my grandmother has never come to explicit faith in Christ (although like many people of her generation in New Zealand, she is a nominal Anglican).
- Blake responded that his role at the school board was nominal, and that he actually had very little to do with what goes on at the central school board office located right next door to his own.
- The picture remains a pastoral scene with a nominal biblical context: a celebration of landscape immersed in vague wistful reverie.
- Personal freedom is a right those of us living in nominal democracies often take for granted, but from time to time a film like Aimée & Jaguar can force us to take account of our privileges.
- Whilst he is the nominal main character, it is in fact on Mrs Loyer on whom the play depends.
- Jenny and I went to pick up a carload of pizzas and other teenage food half an hour or so ago, leaving Jenny's best friend Sue and her partner Paul in nominal charge of the party.
- The sacking will also dent the reputations of most of the nominal Liberal and National sitting councillors for future council or state contests.
- The government plays a nominal role in dictating policy because it cannot monitor local fisheries or enforce fisheries regulations.
- His role, however, was nominal, and the group was actually managed by professionals.
- One story goes that every time Yul Brynner - who as the nominal star was always in the centre of the shot - opened his mouth, McQueen, in the background, would fiddle ostentatiously with his hat.
- Right now, though the intelligence director has nominal authority, the Pentagon largely controls the budgets and personnel of these two crucial spy agencies.
- During the criminal proceeding, the accuser's name and most of her history received the nominal protection of Colorado's Rape Shield Law.
- Already ‘wage slaves’, they will increasingly sacrifice their nominal freedom for state controls that guarantee social security and pagan hedonism.
- In 1822, assisted by the British, he sent an expedition to Mombasa, whose rulers, the Mazrui family, owed him nominal allegiance, but who were seeking independence.
- Whatever their nominal service rank, they are the ones who deservedly carry the public's trust.
- It was rather a ‘federal’ approach, a compact between indigenous lords and their nominal superiors.
- But we seem to have evidence that virtually everything at the site - even the stuff that was nailed down - was taken while it was under our nominal control.
- If the resolution is passed, the UN's role will be reduced to a purely nominal one.
1.2Economicsnominalnominal capital — capital nominal masculine
- nominal wage — salario nominal
- During the transition, inflation would lower real rates; nominal rates would adjust incompletely.
- This is borne out by several studies that concur in stating real and nominal rates ‘are leading indicators of future output.’
- But, that really comes later in the cycle, when the spread between real and nominal rates narrows.
- The dollar amounts are nominal, but inflation is low here.
- In spite of the existing low nominal interest rates, the real interest rates in the economy are still high, and also the credit off-take is low.
1.3(token)(fee/rent) simbóliconominal damages — resarcimiento nominal / no compensatorio masculine
- In that case, BMW could demand repayment of the £500m loan it granted to keep MG Rover going, when Towers and his colleagues bought it for a nominal £10.
- Even the introduction of the mildest sanction - a nominal, barely enforced fine - seems to persuade citizens to turn out.
- It is expected that there will be a nominal charge.
- There is a nominal charge of €3 for non-members at the door - all are welcome.
- ‘Provided the charge was nominal I don't think this would kill the scheme but I imagine it would affect it,’ she said.
- While the charges are nominal at government health establishments, often the cost of the medicine they prescribe is steep, especially for the poor.
- Our guides will be available at a nominal charge fixed beforehand.
- Also, almost half of those surveyed said they would be willing to pay a nominal charge for countryside access.
- There will be a nominal charge of £10 per participant.
- If a nominal charge was introduced to defray the cost, I don't think too many people would complain.
- Please note that there is a nominal charge of €10 for non-members at the door, with a special offer of 3 people for the price of 2 at this event.
- Office space will be rented out at nominal prices to IT firms.
- Valet parking service is available at the main entrance to the hotel for a nominal charge.
- The government provides electricity, gas, water, and bread at a nominal charge.
- Drop fees can range from a nominal charge to hundreds, even thousands of dollars.
- The local jeweler will do it either free or for a nominal charge while you wait.
- For the nominal charge, individual cubicle rooms are provided as well as three substantial meals a day.
- It will also be free to all existing members with a current card with only a nominal fee charged to those joining up after the opening.
- The businessman is proposing to sell the property to KDA for the nominal price of €1, or to lease the land on a 99-year lease term for €1.
- The hospital does not levy any charge for the donor cornea but charges a very nominal cost only for the surgical procedure.
- Indeed, the nominal part of this prepositional phrase is not in the nominative case.
- One tends to think of participants in a process as nominal entities designated by noun phrases.
- Similar are sentences in which a pronoun or noun phrase with general reference is used instead of the nominal relative clause.
- It is however a noun and ‘after’ clauses are nominal.
- However, this sort of construction seems to be quite rare, and I haven't been able to find any similar examples involving conjoined nominal heads.
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