In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(facetious/hurtful) deliberadamente(facetious/hurtful) intencionadamente(do/say) a propósito(say/do) ex profeso(say/do) adrede
- The half hour length of many TV programmes seems purposely designed to leave us craving for more.
- These are purposely put on in these totalitarian societies as of way of subverting the population.
- She would not purposely try to hurt you but if you asked her opinion, you would get it, even if it was not what you wanted to hear.
- Did you ever make the frog purposely get hit by a car just to see him splatter?
- The big mistake Takeshi made, however, was to purposely have the computer blood look fake.
- We purposely didn't make a big deal of the twenty-fifth because we think every year is important.
- On the rifle range, Wesley purposely missed the target on his first few tries.
- I rolled my eyes, purposely intent on winding her up just for the hell of it.
- Future generations can then enjoy the new amenities but will not rue the day we purposely destroyed the nature of the place.
- Trip limits were purposely set so that everyone would have an equal chance.
- I entered the living room, purposely sitting at a distance to avoid father's tirade.
- It is a fine example of an old institution, purposely built which is now being used with a new future in education.
- We played the basics of the song live and purposely left a lot of space for other elements to come in later.
- This cat and mouse tactic was purposely designed to provoke, enrage and panic the unemployed.
- Sanrio designers have purposely limited her story to the barest of details.
- From the kick off Celtics passing was a class act, with the ball moving around swiftly and purposely.
- Seth told us later that she purposely went over some big bumps, just cuz we were back there.
- He said some local authorities are purposely turning a deaf ear to illegal weapons production.
- I fear the event might be misunderstood and purposely hooked on by designers and enemies.
- A runaway winner at Sandown in February, he has purposely been kept fresh for this Merseyside jackpot bid.
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