In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Whatever their nominal service rank, they are the ones who deservedly carry the public's trust.
- Right now, though the intelligence director has nominal authority, the Pentagon largely controls the budgets and personnel of these two crucial spy agencies.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- His role, however, was nominal, and the group was actually managed by professionals.
- It controlled Cuba even after its nominal independence from 1902, and gained sovereignty over the Panama Canal in 1903.
- Already ‘wage slaves’, they will increasingly sacrifice their nominal freedom for state controls that guarantee social security and pagan hedonism.
- 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.
- There are then individuals for whom religion plays only a nominal role in constructing a sense of self and of group membership.
- The sacking will also dent the reputations of most of the nominal Liberal and National sitting councillors for future council or state contests.
- During the criminal proceeding, the accuser's name and most of her history received the nominal protection of Colorado's Rape Shield Law.
- The government plays a nominal role in dictating policy because it cannot monitor local fisheries or enforce fisheries regulations.
- There was a retreat from direct colonial rule, as nominal independence was granted to various bourgeois national governments.
- If the resolution is passed, the UN's role will be reduced to a purely nominal one.
- Whilst he is the nominal main character, it is in fact on Mrs Loyer on whom the play depends.
- It was rather a ‘federal’ approach, a compact between indigenous lords and their nominal superiors.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- The picture remains a pastoral scene with a nominal biblical context: a celebration of landscape immersed in vague wistful reverie.
1.2Economicsnominalnominal capital — capital nominal masculine
- nominal wage — salario nominal
- During the transition, inflation would lower real rates; nominal rates would adjust incompletely.
- 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.
- The dollar amounts are nominal, but inflation is low here.
- But, that really comes later in the cycle, when the spread between real and nominal rates narrows.
- This is borne out by several studies that concur in stating real and nominal rates ‘are leading indicators of future output.’
1.3(token)(rent/fee) simbóliconominal damages — resarcimiento nominal / no compensatorio masculine
- There will be a nominal charge of £10 per participant.
- ‘Provided the charge was nominal I don't think this would kill the scheme but I imagine it would affect it,’ she said.
- If a nominal charge was introduced to defray the cost, I don't think too many people would complain.
- The hospital does not levy any charge for the donor cornea but charges a very nominal cost only for the surgical procedure.
- The local jeweler will do it either free or for a nominal charge while you wait.
- It is expected that there will be a nominal charge.
- 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.
- Our guides will be available at a nominal charge fixed beforehand.
- Office space will be rented out at nominal prices to IT firms.
- There is a nominal charge of €3 for non-members at the door - all are welcome.
- The government provides electricity, gas, water, and bread at a nominal charge.
- Also, almost half of those surveyed said they would be willing to pay a nominal charge for countryside access.
- For the nominal charge, individual cubicle rooms are provided as well as three substantial meals a day.
- 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 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.
- Drop fees can range from a nominal charge to hundreds, even thousands of dollars.
- Valet parking service is available at the main entrance to the hotel for a nominal charge.
- While the charges are nominal at government health establishments, often the cost of the medicine they prescribe is steep, especially for the poor.
- 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.
- Similar are sentences in which a pronoun or noun phrase with general reference is used instead of the nominal relative clause.
- 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.
- 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.
- It is however a noun and ‘after’ clauses are nominal.
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