In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Members tend to be puritanical in moral teachings and to disapprove of Sufism.
- We're getting pretty annoyed by this puritanical attitude that sexuality is evil.
- The hero, as such, played by Edward Woodward, is a rather prissy, puritanical character, and a devout Christian.
- On the other hand, the Wahhabi movement in Arabia in the eighteenth century represents both a strict, puritanical reading of the works, and a rejection of the itjihad tradition, considered to be responsible for internal decay.
- You have been intimidated by their moralising self-righteousness, brow-beaten by their puritanical spartanism, seduced by their appointment-diary ethics.
- Flimsy storylines concentrate on chaste boy-girl relationships, with hip-grinding dance numbers providing enough sex to titillate the audience without upsetting India's puritanical film censors.
- The new building steers the straits between meticulous restoration and furious demolition, refusing a puritanical stance towards the glass-cased bibelot.
- By time, this puritanical attitude has fortunately changed and the opera is now unanimously regarded as a total masterpiece.
- Temperance was inspired by evangelical Christianity and puritanical moralism.
- Compare that to the United States with our puritanical attitudes toward sex and federal funding for abstinence-only education.
- It's about time we abandoned this puritanical attitude toward sex.
- They think our attempts to legislate morality are barbaric, puritanical and doomed to failure.
- With untold billions illegally wagered on sport in the US, one might also think that the puritanical aversion that the nation feels towards the marriage of sport and wagering would dissipate.
- Africans have quite our prim, puritanical attitude towards extra - marital sex.
- That puritanical attitude often carries with it a lot of hypocrisy.
- I'm sure there are those down here who just see me as a Scot with a Calvinist streak and a puritanical attitude.
- Arensberg was not the only visitor to be perplexed by a country where, he noted, ‘a puritanical morality’ coexisted with ‘the hilarity of the race meeting.’
- Despite their antagonism towards religion and ‘bourgeois morality’, the communists had a puritanical attitude to sex.
- Working among the Calvinist peasantry in Staphorst, a village near Amsterdam, Sluyters adopted a sombre Expressionist style to depict the puritanical austerity of their lives.
- From the start, the concept of parading women on stage - fully clothed or not - has always been a contentious issue, making Miss World a prime target for negative media attention and the scorn of puritanical groups.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.