In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(labor/task) de Sísifo
- Jack considers Roberta to be the farthest gone of the group and suggests that her obsession has trapped her in a ‘hopeless Sisyphean life’.
- Not only do they lose the game but they are sentenced to a Sisyphean task.
- He's urging anyone who's listening to continue on toward their desires, no matter how Sisyphean the task may prove to be.
- Of course, trying to correct an animal rights activist with erroneous information is a Sisyphean task.
- I find this a laudable goal but often a Sisyphean task.
- He strikes me as living in a quiet purgatory, working in a lonely, Sisyphean pursuit of redemption by calling for younger generations to step back from the conflicts we accept with resigned inevitability even as we oppose them in word.
- Governance reform takes on a Sisyphean quality in Canada: at one and the same time it is both a powerful compulsion and, apparently, a frustrating, if not impossible, task.
- For years, the music and film industries have fought a Sisyphean battle against piracy.
- It was a Sisyphean task of epic proportions that defied a normal life expectancy.
- Happy lunchtime. I managed to book holidays, after what looked at first like a Sisyphean struggle.
- It's a Sisyphean task making today's complex software, with millions of lines of code, totally bug free.
- For some it's an afternoon's entertainment, falling off their board and hauling themselves up again with a kind of Sisyphean hopelessness.
- The first exercise machine, in fact, was designed as a particularly tedious form of Sisyphean punishment.
- Such a daunting task is a true Sisyphean labour!
- Yes, it's a difficult task, maybe even a Sisyphean one, but it's that challenge that ennobles what journalists do.
- There is, of course, something Sisyphean about this.
- My favorite scene features a dung beetle trying to roll a bit of dinner up a hill; a more Sisyphean struggle I haven't seen.
- It was a Sisyphean task - but Paul did not give in.
- The effort can seem Sisyphean, but it's effective.
- The job of encouraging better care of livestock is Sisyphean.
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