In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Uncertainties about the best way to provide for such patients, and indeed questions about the propriety of doing so at all within the NHS, have a long history.
- Again it was clear that what was being put forward related not only to the question of fitness and propriety in the context of the existing licence, but also to the new licence.
- I want to raise a question about the constitutional propriety of this.
- Questioning the legitimacy or constitutional propriety of an action by the executive is a useful device for the opposition.
- The department chair questioned the propriety of my proposal, pointing out that we were not operating in a rational climate.
- So the question boils down to the propriety of its demands.
- In my view this connotes something more than a legitimate disagreement between counsel as to the propriety of particular questions.
- At the time of the attacks, few in the United States or elsewhere raised questions about the propriety of nuclear weapons.
- In adopting this stance one concedes that the rightness or propriety of belief and unbelief depends upon the outcome of a certain inquiry.
- Questions are being raised on the propriety of some officers being given these medals, but here lies the hitch.
- That is the forum in which, for example, it is appropriate to debate the propriety of the conduct of a judge.
- He had no reason to question his doctor about the propriety of their use.
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- Worse still, his fiancée ignores ceremonial proprieties altogether by breezing past the patriarch's throne with a careless glance over her shoulder.
- ‘Getting square’ is the primeval act of revenge - on an informer or somebody who has transgressed the protocols and proprieties of criminal boundaries.
- Was this formulation a scrupulous observance of proprieties or an elegant way of passing the buck?
- She'd thought that as an apprentice she'd be able to escape from some of the more uncomfortable luxuries of her wealthy background, but even at the Temple proprieties ruled.
- Again, as argued in my article, these are to be found in dialogue, the building of trust and mutual respect of very different proprieties, nurtured within culturally appropriate terms of engagement.
- In the presence of their representation of the timelessness of the two sexes in their experienced identity, all the proprieties, conventions, ideals and virtues of the court fell into insignificance.
- His ‘punctilious observance of the proprieties of his medium’ gives a ‘general air of sensibility’ to his writing.
- The strict proprieties of time and place and my own timidity meant that I was only a day-tripper in this world, never a candidate for resident status.
- There have always been transgressive artworks; transgressions are as old - almost as old - as the rules they violate or the proprieties they offend.
- It is a reasonable assumption that, even if there are disagreements on the role of the society, the common objective will mean that the normal civilities and in particular normal electoral proprieties will be observed.
- Only in Japan, a country which requires its workers to be devotedly institutionalised, is there a similar ritual of shared loosening of professional proprieties.
- Second, Athene's court, for all its pomp and ceremony, procedural proprieties, and ordered speeches does not in the end resolve the conflict: the result is an impasse following an even split between the jurors.
- The rule of law and constitutional proprieties were discarded.
- This mismatch between the conventional dramatic proprieties and science fiction's extreme, grotesque, or visionary thematics is known as the ‘squid on the mantelpiece.’
- The equation between proper dress and proper speech is made explicitly in Victorian etiquette manuals, where proprieties of language are spoken of as if they were cosmetics.
- Even at the Commonwealth level, there were times when the Chief Justice thought he had a responsibility to throw the proprieties and conventions to the wind.
- By poking fun at the bodies or habits of the powerful, comic cards could attack social proprieties and conventions without accountability or retribution.
- The rule of law was dispensed with and constitutional proprieties were cast aside.
- You are very conscious of social proprieties.
- His initial reply was: ‘To the limited extent that I was involved in this matter, I was always very sensitive to the proprieties.’
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