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
- Immediately, he sat up, his body taut and rigid as he strained to listen to their conversation.
- 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.
- Almost like a wave starting from her toes, her muscles began to tighten in sequence until she was rigid.
- She was rigid with terror at the very thought of it.
- She was rigid, staring blank at the screen, though her heart beat with excitement.
- After a long moment, her shoulders, which had been rigid with tension, suddenly slumped.
- 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 abruptly became rigid with fear and anticipation.
- Her very face seems stiff and her whole body is rigid.
- I turned around and marched away, my body unexplainably stiff and rigid.
- Her body was completely rigid, and her hands were clutching her sheets.
- Until a week ago, he was demented, rigid, incontinent, unable to talk, swallow or blink his eyes.
- Adrianna felt paralyzed; her limbs became rigid and stiff with shock.
- She clenched her teeth and stayed motionless, waiting for his reply, although her entire body was rigid with pent fury.
- His blue eyes pierced me and made my body feel suddenly rigid with fear.
- Her mind was completely void of emotions and her body was rigid.
- Tyro found himself rigid, unable to move, and unable to breath.
- Her heart was racing and her body became rigid with fear.
- His body was rigid, his gaze unmoving, fixed on some point on the wall behind the German, his expression entirely unreadable.
- His shoulders were rigid with anger, but at the same time, a tear escaped his eye.
2(strict, rigorous)(discipline) estricto(discipline) riguroso(person/principles) inflexible(principles/person) rígido
- A more rigid work schedule has forced changes, and now the main meal is taken in the evening.
- I have a feeling that Horton's style wasn't as rigid as the way that it has been passed down.
- 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.
- They contend that large swathes of the population are becoming more rigid in their political allegiances.
- 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.
- 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.
- The law is not, perhaps, ferocious, but the tests are rigid and factual, and the cases that result are easy and automatic.
- These people follow a strict, rigid code of social custom and behavior, and judge the people who do not follow the rules.
- A ten-year programme was introduced to wipe out the liability by introducing rigid controls on expenditure relating to the upkeep of churches.
- This indicates that the bargaining model in Italy is not rigid, but flexible and adaptable.
- 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.
- Designers are flexible and intuitive rather than rigid and exacting.
- Through the end of the twentieth century, Kenyan households maintained rigid rules concerning women's roles within the patriarchal household.
- Automated programs follow a rigid set of rules that may not adequately reproduce the common sense we humans use when reviewing a page.
- High wages and rigid labor rules have hurt productivity, eroded earnings, and made companies reluctant to hire.
- They are setting up rigid control processes with high levels of IT security.
- If you had a strategy, it was rigid and inflexible.
- 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.
- The inclusion of a rigid rule against capital controls in a trade agreement makes things even worse.
- By being so rigid, he is unable to adapt and trust.
- She was also notorious for her rude comments and rigid opinions on style.
- Diminishing fiscal flexibility and a relatively rigid political system in China put constraints on the credit ratings, however.
- Because unions and management, alike, have been rigid and inflexible.
- To move beyond rigid rules and roles, the twenty-first century nurse must not only understand nursing and medical language, but use it confidently.
- They're rigid about their proposals and strategies, but compromise on their core values.
- So they often run the risk of becoming dogmatic and overly rigid in their thinking process.
- 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.
- You, and I myself, grew up in a rigid society, unchanging except for War.
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