In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He was highly practical and would come up with pragmatic solutions on various issues.
- Certain civil servants were advocating a more pragmatic approach to the situation, however.
- But for all his intellectual gifts, his kingship was essentially pragmatic.
- All three authors point out that as a composer Stravinsky was very pragmatic.
- All pragmatic or practical considerations have been set aside: the only question at issue is whether his beliefs about the world are true.
- The lesson has certainly helped me rethink my politics and become more pragmatic and realistic in terms of our own struggle.
- Or maybe he was never as pragmatic as I had given him credit for being.
- This leaves us with the realists, who come across as sensible, pragmatic moderates.
- They are doing the right thing for once, so I'm not going to knock them because their reasons are pragmatic rather than ideological.
- As I read history, most of the founders were sensible and pragmatic men rather than visionary idealists.
- But the decisions about whether or not to do them would be ruthlessly pragmatic: Would it work?
- As a philosopher, he was known for offering a commonsense, pragmatic approach to those theoretical issues that he knew required clarity.
- The whirlwind tour was meant to humanize the low-cost leviathan so often depicted as self-serving and ruthlessly pragmatic.
- Thus his apparent liberality on this question rested on pragmatic considerations rather than on principle.
- He praised the practical and pragmatic approach of the college in developing a curriculum of courses designed to help students get on in the workplace.
- This policy was based on two pragmatic considerations, and no guerilla organisation would overlook these.
- The Democrats decided they needed a different, more pragmatic approach in order to win.
- I know I am recommending a pragmatic rather than a principled stand, but that is what national interest and foreign policy is all about.
- Unfortunately, while it is eminently pragmatic, that doesn't mean that it's actually morally right.
- However, the spokesperson said the board would take a practical and pragmatic approach to prosecutions.
- Furthermore, they generate the same pragmatic implicatures.
- On the contrary, syntax is indispensable for a pragmatic language and pragmatics is indispensable for a syntactic language.
- This is how what linguists term pragmatic markers have arisen in languages worldwide.
- I discuss in relation to cross-cultural spoken and written data two such features, and argue that they may well lead to some form of pragmatic failure.
- Would not a semantically empty text, keeping only the pragmatic skeleton of a conventional letter, aptly embody the artificiality of such letters?
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.