In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Now the mirror gives back this balding chap with a quizzical expression.
- On his face is the most comical, quizzical expression, which is probably exactly how most of us would look if stuffed.
- At the best of times, science leaves me with a quizzical expression on my face and a less than articulate ‘eh?’
- Her expression is pained, quizzical and defensive, as if expecting a tirade of criticism at every turn.
- He stood up and looked around curiously, a quizzical expression on his face.
- I recall the quizzical expressions of my classmates who wondered why an apparently healthy girl should suddenly report ill.
- They have quizzical expressions, they're posed in awkward, falling-puppy positions.
- Theodore didn't say anything; he merely looked at David with a quizzical expression.
- They have warmth and a slightly quizzical expression, as though she would like to answer my unspoken questions.
- At my every punchline the nervous titters grow fewer, the expressions in the front row more furrowed and quizzical.
- He has aged remarkably little, he wears the same white shirt, and the face has the same quizzical expression today as it did in 1965.
- He is also a friendly, decent man whose mild and quizzical gaze provides the movie's sole point of view.
- Ten seconds later, I turned back, wondering at his silence, and he was looking back at me with a quizzical expression.
- But if his rugby talent has rarely been questioned, his mental attitude has raised the odd quizzical eyebrow.
- Adele looked at him, a quizzical expression on her face.
- He rolled the cigar in his fingers for a moment, then scrutinized his aide, his expression quizzical.
- Often this is met with a quizzical expression and a demand for me to explain what I am asking them.
- I almost had to laugh when I saw the quizzical expression on her face.
- The Finn never rose to the bait, either feigning an inability to understand the question or flat-batting inquiries with a quizzical shrug and a nondescript answer.
- She played innocent though as she turned to look at him, arching an eyebrow with a quizzical expression.
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