In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In Tosches's swanky new Tribeca pad, wood preponderates, wood of differing darkness and grains.
- In 1845 a Russian investigator disguised as a Kazakh visited Tarbagatai in Xinjiang and confirmed that British goods preponderated there among imported manufactures.
- But on the whole, only two generations, two ‘classes,’ preponderate - the ripe and the ailing.
- In Racine the poetry preponderates, with the drama a close second.
- In business, a single objective preponderates: making money.
- Even though their career aspirations were less focussed, the economic imperative of escaping from unemployment, rural communities and lowly prospects in the labour market preponderated.
- Surprisingly, the designer tries to do too much with the set, though, to be sure, a play in which mime and simulation preponderate leaves little room for a designer.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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