In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stiff)rígidothey were rigid with fear — estaban paralizados de miedo
- I was bored rigid — me aburrí como una ostra
- Her body was completely rigid, and her hands were clutching her sheets.
- Tyro found himself rigid, unable to move, and unable to breath.
- His shoulders were rigid with anger, but at the same time, a tear escaped his eye.
- His body abruptly became rigid with fear and anticipation.
- I turned around and marched away, my body unexplainably stiff and rigid.
- Almost like a wave starting from her toes, her muscles began to tighten in sequence until she was rigid.
- She clenched her teeth and stayed motionless, waiting for his reply, although her entire body was rigid with pent fury.
- She was rigid with terror at the very thought of it.
- Adrianna felt paralyzed; her limbs became rigid and stiff with shock.
- She was rigid, staring blank at the screen, though her heart beat with excitement.
- Immediately, he sat up, his body taut and rigid as he strained to listen to their conversation.
- Looking over at her properly for the first time since getting into her car, he noticed her slim body was rigid with tension, her knuckles white from holding the steering wheel in a deathly grip.
- His body was rigid, his gaze unmoving, fixed on some point on the wall behind the German, his expression entirely unreadable.
- Her very face seems stiff and her whole body is rigid.
- His blue eyes pierced me and made my body feel suddenly rigid with fear.
- Her heart was racing and her body became rigid with fear.
- His whole body is rigid and I didn't think it was possible for him to go any paler but he has; he looks like a ghost.
- After a long moment, her shoulders, which had been rigid with tension, suddenly slumped.
- Her mind was completely void of emotions and her body was rigid.
- Until a week ago, he was demented, rigid, incontinent, unable to talk, swallow or blink his eyes.
2(strict, rigorous)(discipline) estricto(discipline) riguroso(person/principles) inflexible(person/principles) rígido
- By being so rigid, he is unable to adapt and trust.
- Unlike the normal school year, the summer is filled with a crowd of instructors that is unfamiliar with the rigid rules usually inflicted upon the students.
- You have to make a cut at categorising these things and it is a matter of judgment rather than following a rigid rule book in many cases.
- You, and I myself, grew up in a rigid society, unchanging except for War.
- For a while he tried to get along with social services, but they were too rigid.
- And Lula would likely have to shelve plans to reform rigid labor laws, overhaul a dysfunctional judiciary, and streamline a bewildering tax system.
- They're rigid about their proposals and strategies, but compromise on their core values.
- I have a feeling that Horton's style wasn't as rigid as the way that it has been passed down.
- Designers are flexible and intuitive rather than rigid and exacting.
- A ten-year programme was introduced to wipe out the liability by introducing rigid controls on expenditure relating to the upkeep of churches.
- High wages and rigid labor rules have hurt productivity, eroded earnings, and made companies reluctant to hire.
- The inclusion of a rigid rule against capital controls in a trade agreement makes things even worse.
- The law is not, perhaps, ferocious, but the tests are rigid and factual, and the cases that result are easy and automatic.
- If you had a strategy, it was rigid and inflexible.
- Those who accuse [us] of social engineering often have very narrow, rigid view about the way the world should be and everyone should conform with that.
- Diminishing fiscal flexibility and a relatively rigid political system in China put constraints on the credit ratings, however.
- Smaller businesses may be relatively flexible in terms of not being bound by rigid corporate policies, giving individuals greater opportunities to shape their working routines.
- Through the end of the twentieth century, Kenyan households maintained rigid rules concerning women's roles within the patriarchal household.
- These people follow a strict, rigid code of social custom and behavior, and judge the people who do not follow the rules.
- They are setting up rigid control processes with high levels of IT security.
- Automated programs follow a rigid set of rules that may not adequately reproduce the common sense we humans use when reviewing a page.
- To move beyond rigid rules and roles, the twenty-first century nurse must not only understand nursing and medical language, but use it confidently.
- Because unions and management, alike, have been rigid and inflexible.
- Open toleration of such attitudes became problematic as Jim became more rigid.
- A willingness to listen to and at least partially incorporate the other point of view has replaced the rigid and uncompromising attitude of the past.
- This indicates that the bargaining model in Italy is not rigid, but flexible and adaptable.
- So they often run the risk of becoming dogmatic and overly rigid in their thinking process.
- She was also notorious for her rude comments and rigid opinions on style.
- They contend that large swathes of the population are becoming more rigid in their political allegiances.
- A more rigid work schedule has forced changes, and now the main meal is taken in the evening.
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