In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Babichev, who personifies the purblind utopianism of the Communist regime, cuts a truly grotesque figure as the votary of social planning, epitomized in his quest for the perfect mass-produced sausage.
- We do not set out to blame all bikers for being daredevils on two wheels who ride far too fast; we do not set out to accuse all car drivers of being purblind occupiers of lethal tin boxes.
- Even when you're a purblind dogmatist who wants to shut it down, I guess you've got to at least pay lip service to it, which explains the name.
- Wrecked roofs lie smashed in, as if they'd come underfoot of a Leviathan; whole houses, gutted and disemboweled by mindlessly purblind Minenwerfer projectiles.
- The only defeat owed more to a purblind referee than any deficiencies in our play.
- Instead he is faced with fake holymen peddling religious enmity and the purblind nouveau riche materialism of his family who bypass the country's problems in their smart new cars.
- Only the purblind could believe that the Test programme has not been grotesquely over-extended.
- Western politicians' fears represented wise caution in dealing with a revisionist power, not merely purblind class interest as Carley would have us believe.
- But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the agency charged with safeguarding the nation's 103 reactors, remained strangely purblind to the threat.
- He was probably unsuited to the intricate problems he faced, as temperamentally - and despite being purblind - he was a fighting general not a diplomat.
- As a stylist, Rothbart is terse but not flippant, displaying a genuine compassion for his purblind characters.
- It is fascinating to play someone so purblind to the consequences of what he is doing and so convinced of his own abilities.
- The wolves gather again the following day, a few suspecting the hero is purblind to all but his own ambitions, caught up as he is in the hysteria of his last days.
- There's the purblind betrayal of stern poetics.
- But is not the use of the cultural Other as a catalyst for one's own transcendent function a selfish, purblind appropriation, acting, against rather than for, crosscultural understanding?
- Well, you'd either have to be living in a box, congenitally purblind or maintaining yourself in a state of wilful self-delusion not to spot it.
- To suggest that objectors to speed humps are a minority with bees in their bonnets is both purblind and arrogant.
- Yet the claims made by the two administrations were the result of distortion of intelligence findings, not their purblind acceptance by idealistic politicians.
- That said, I cannot begin to assess the damage to British music that will ensue from the coming year's purblind promotion of a composer who failed so insistently to observe the rules of his craft.
- Othello, though decently acted by Keith David, needs to be of more heroic stature, more purblind nobility, and, eventually, of more pitiable, poetic grandeur than mere competence can summon.
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