In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(religious, devout)(person) piadosopious hopes — esperanzas infundadas feminine
- Somehow or other, by destiny, this sinner did perform a pious deed, and by that deed he became purified.
- Now the third important point related to government regulation is the aim of religion education is to develop pious and devout students.
- His supporters view his rise as just reward for a deeply pious man.
- She was a very pious woman who despised anything that was not Christian.
- In fact, some of these would not be suitable for a more pious audience.
- But her mother, my maternal grandmother, was very pious and strict about religion.
- Both her father and mother were pious Christians who regularly conducted home devotions and faithfully attended church.
- When he enters, everybody falls to the ground in a very pious manner.
- As pious Jews they had held that Yahweh alone was God and that no human being could be divine.
- By prayer and meditation the pious Buddhist enters into living communion with the heavenly Lord.
- This is not a movie aimed at the religiously pious.
- Even among the most pious, few could afford to neglect appearances.
- Both feel deeply about nature and religion, and are devotedly pious to church and religion.
- I am sure he and his comrades saw themselves as pious Muslims.
- However, Bosch was an orthodox Christian, a member of the Brotherhood of our Lady, a pious religious confraternity.
- I was rather pious about my religion and thought I might be a priest.
- She is deeply pious but also brave and fiercely protective of her son.
- Of all the religions, the best religion is to repeat God's Name and to do pious deeds.
- Children dress up as witches on Halloween, much to the dismay of certain pious Christians.
2(sanctimonious, hypocritical)(person) beato(person) santurrón(person) pechoño Chilethey could only offer pious platitudes — no dijeron más que perogrulladas de beato
- Once again, there is no sign of any reaction from the United Nations beyond pious platitudes.
- I mean, that sounds rather pious, but that is the way it is.
- I am referring to the word that means ‘insincere talk, especially concerning morals; pious platitudes’.
- So it would be a mistake for Democrats to start sounding more pious.
- He's a pious hypocrite and a greedy, petty, stupid, mean-minded crook.
- If one is looking for pious platitudes, this is not the place to come.
- They have tried upon me all their various batteries of pious whining, hypocritical canting, lying and slandering.
- We have more pious language, more platitudes, no clear definition, no consistency, and no clarity for those people who have to work under the Act.
- We will doubtless hear some pious hypocrisies from Jack Straw.
- But this is one issue on which I think incoherence and vacillation, combined with a liberal dose of pious platitudes, are exactly what most people want.
- The sheer supercilious, pious hypocracy fair takes the breath away.
- Yet it has evolved as the major challenge of our day, demanding responses beyond pious platitudes.
- There is enormous hypocrisy surrounding the pious veneration of the Constitution and ‘the rule of law.’
- Yes, the new EU constitution has plenty of pious words about ensuring that there should be no unfair state aids and other subsidies.
- Laid out on the table in front of me were the pious platitudes of Government Ministers responding to the loss of 350 permanent jobs in Donegal.
- His answer to all these questions is the pious platitude, ‘one standard of citizenship’.
- Second, in the pious and hypocritical words of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ‘we live in a country of laws where there can be severe consequences for those who break them.’
- What stopped this from being a pious platitude was his accompanying insistence that the objective could be achieved by reform.
- Many pious words have been spoken in the past few days about bringing the country back into the European family, supporting democracy, fresh starts, and so on.
- He said all the pious words about fresh air and cuddly animals but nothing about the obligations which might be imposed on industry.
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