In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(decorative) puramente(decorative) meramentea purely personal matter — un asunto estrictamente personal
- purely by chance — por pura casualidad
- purely and simply — lisa / simple y llanamente
- He also believes it is important that helpers are not seen purely as police informers.
- This implies that our findings perhaps cannot be explained purely in terms of the placebo effect.
- The success or failure of a war crimes tribunal, it seems, cannot be gauged in purely legal terms.
- Britain and the United States have seen film production purely in economic terms.
- It describes how every human value is debased and turned into purely cash terms.
- In purely military terms they posed no threat to the Reichswehr and the state police.
- There is no such a thing as purely military advice when it comes to issues of strategy.
- They now claim that the meetings were purely exploratory and no decisions have yet been taken.
- The club has a vile sexist advertising campaign that portrays women in purely sexual terms.
- To detach it entirely and look at it purely theoretically is to ignore its primary importance.
- It has also warned that any extra money in the next financial year will be purely to meet inflation.
- The boundary between pidgins and Creoles cannot be defined in purely linguistic terms.
- But the real bonus of the scheme should not be estimated in purely financial terms.
- It is not right to think of intentionality purely in terms of the explanation of behaviour.
- In purely evidential terms it is to his credit that he accepted that he sometimes did work on this basis.
- But purely in terms of relating to something, Africa is very far from the way we live.
- It is almost impossible to think of a law that is purely and exclusively about one topic.
- In purely political terms, you have to wonder if the game is worth the candle, but still they persist.
- In purely technical terms, that makes him one of the biggest British musical acts of the modern era.
- If we were to look at this purely in terms of military gains the answer would be obvious.
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