In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1purgatorio masculineI went through purgatory — aquello fue un purgatorio / un calvario
- No wonder he told reporters last week: ‘It was pure purgatory.’
- For Arthur, separation from Alec was purgatory, although the pair believed they were in touch telepathically.
- Residents of a South Lakeland hamlet are in political purgatory after members of the parish council resigned over red tape.
- The Dubliner had been loitering in football's equivalent of purgatory since his high-profile sacking from Leeds United in June 2002.
- I am still heavily medicated and in pain, but can't see an end to this purgatory.
- I didn't blog for a couple of days over Easter because I was in purgatory - a village on the South Wales coast, near Cardiff - doing the family thing.
- But to travel hundreds of miles to do this again and again, end on end, night after night, seems like a freehand sketch of purgatory.
- In some of his paintings it is as if he has been to hell and back, a reporter from the frontier of purgatory.
- It tells a story, too, that is very much of our times: that of bearing witness, from the eerie comfort of a new world, to a past for which the present must dwell in an endless, civilised purgatory.
- Allow me to explain: today, my library's copies of the Wolves in the Walls arrived, to much jubilation, after sitting in cataloging purgatory for some time.
- I felt suspended in some kind of mental purgatory that demanded that I experience the collective disappointment of each and every person there.
- I find it particularly galling because, in this country, we have had to suffer pretty near total purgatory at the hands of our various enforcement agencies who seem to start from the premise that we are all members of that same Mafia clan.
- Second, you must submit to a two-and-a-half year purgatory of character assassination and blatant distortion of your record as a public official.
- So perhaps before we indulge ourselves in a ritual sneer at those luckless rich, with their empty life of floating purgatory, we should look a little harder at ourselves and our own view of the outside world.
- But then Queensland seems to operate under some weird and wonderful political theology when it comes to who can be rehabilitated and who must remain in purgatory.
- Chris, then, has fallen from grace and is living in a kind of purgatory, respected but terribly alone, knowing he can never be forgiven because the person he wronged is dead.
- According to the log book, there is no date for an end to the team's purgatory - the word ‘indefinite’ leaps off the page where their start date should be inserted.
- I had to say goodbye to my girlfriend so I could come back and get into shorthand classes - transition from bliss down to purgatory.
- He maintains the youngster's idea of purgatory is a couple of hours on a running track or in a gym.
- The long-suffering Tory faithful may feel they are going through hell; but last week's policy renaissance proved they are only in the temporary state of purgatory.
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