In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- To bring in the law as a big stick with which to beat parents of recalcitrant kids implies that there can be no discipline: only punishment.
- Not only was he not powerful enough to take on the French army in a heavily-defended city, but he had only just succeeded in stamping his authority on his own recalcitrant barons.
- It seems puzzling why the president is so determined to battle recalcitrant Senate Republicans over the size and makeup of the tax-cut legislation.
- It may be possible to chip away at recalcitrant citizens by portraying the obstinate allies as mischievous or worse.
- When the House Republican leadership on occasion has given him a list of recalcitrant members to rope in on a specific bill, he never has delivered.
- How else to explain the chronic neglect of a program that effectively fights some of our most pernicious and recalcitrant social problems?
- Rarely do recalcitrant companies get punished.
- She has attached herself to it by a long-handled pruner and is trying to summon up enough leverage to cut the recalcitrant branch, while chatting non-stop.
- Southern states were somewhat recalcitrant, and some even maintained a separate holiday to honor Confederate war dead.
- Accustomed to yelling at recalcitrant dogs and pushy hunt followers, Ferry exudes authority and self-possession.
- Faced with difficulties from recalcitrant landowners and political opponents, the scheme eventually necessitated financial rescue by the king himself.
- She has compared recalcitrant education officials to children who need to be disciplined.
- The Commissioner's powers to approve, audit and discipline recalcitrant players are uncertain in the Bill.
- The code of ethics falls short of the expectations of many because there are no clear-cut penalties stated for recalcitrant legislators.
- Residents' associations should be authorised to fine recalcitrant drivers who do not turn up at fixed timings.
- The force has not disclosed exactly how weapons would be confiscated from any recalcitrant gunmen, insisting only that they would be vigorous in enforcing the rule.
- At the same time, he did not mind appealing to the council to discipline recalcitrant citizens who played tennis in the town square while he was preaching on Sunday.
- If this seems crazy, then crazier still is that a solution exists to reconcile this, yet those in a position to make it happen are, like recalcitrant pupils, not paying attention.
- The Belgians in the Congo, the French in Algeria, practiced torture and sexual humiliation on despised recalcitrant natives.
- He was often handed the difficult and recalcitrant patients by his bosses and he hadn't failed one yet.
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