In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Lighting up showed defiance, depression, anti-social or self-destructive behaviour, humour and, in at least one case, great irony.
- The star recently confessed how he was almost driven to suicide at the height of his self-destructive phase - but he was saved at the eleventh hour by a priest.
- Was there ever any point where Hicks seemed self-destructive?
- The attempt to prove otherwise is self-destructive.
- One sibling's hard-partying, self-destructive lifestyle makes the other despair, but the pair are making too much money to cut each other off completely.
- The emotional harm is demonstrated by self-destructive or aggressive behaviour or delayed development.
- In fact, a welfare-department worker might do harm even beyond providing money to fuel self-destructive behavior.
- Though such behaviour often turned out to be self-destructive, that didn't prevent stars from replicating Chaplin's actions.
- While he's crucial to the survival of the paper, his self-destructive tendencies and his cynicism destroy him.
- Full of self-loathing, she became self-destructive and promiscuous.
- Moreover, he says, it looks as if African nationalism is bent on the same self-destructive trajectory as its predecessor.
- He was the classic, self-destructive nihilist.
- If the self-destructive urge to have one more pointless leadership change were not enough there are now influential voices calling for the disbanding of the party.
- It's only a matter of time before she goes and spoils it all with an act of self-destructive petulance or a complete misreading of a perfectly innocent situation.
- It was playground pettiness, grotesquely selfish folly that was not only self-destructive but bound to do serious damage to the interests of his team.
- What if the very ‘fact’ of progress is ultimately self-destructive?
- It moves from an intimate, haunting ballad to a swirling finale as the lyrics crawl to a climax of battered resignation in the face of a lover's self-destructive descent into drugs.
- A good shrink might argue, for example, that Scots seem not to like themselves very much, at least if their self-destructive streak is anything to go by.
- By then our four European clubs should, barring any self-destructive bunglings, still be in their respective competitions.
- Any murmurs of discontent at another apparently self-destructive week had disappeared into cheers inside four minutes.
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