In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I've had three years earning hardly any money, and long lie-ins are OK for a while but then they get pretty soul-destroying.
- But for reviewers, having to sift through mountains of published works attempting to find something worthy of praise can also be a soul-destroying task.
- You see, I wouldn't mind it at all if it wasn't so mind-numbing and soul-destroying.
- But instead of the life of soul-destroying mediocrity that he expected, Jack realises that he rather likes the role of husband to the unfeasibly nice Kate and father to their darling children.
- This last 9 months in the wilderness of soul-destroying job applications and mind-numbing temp jobs had worn me down.
- If you are in the market on your own, then it can be very soul-destroying.
- The last 15 minutes are particularly soul-destroying.
- To become an adult in 1945 meant to be brought up during the Depression, experiencing at first or second-hand soul-destroying unemployment and often miserable poverty.
- Her Justine is a bored shopgirl inhabiting a soul-destroying existence in deepest Texas.
- During her remarkable, epic voyage, Richards, who started sailing as as child in Helensburgh, had to overcome hurricanes, icebergs and soul-destroying solitude.
- It may seem a soul-destroying task to set about documenting, in words and pictures, the creatures that have perished in the past 500 years, but this project is one of the most exciting I have ever been involved in.
- These people were the ones who were always picked last for football teams, and who find working as a team a soul-destroying activity.
- Any company that advertises itself as ‘fun’ is simply making a desperate and futile attempt to distract attention away from the soul-destroying mundanity that is the reality of its day-to-day life.
- We were winning every week but so were they and, in the end, it became soul-destroying because we just could not close the gap.
- From this spring, passengers can check in online, and a bigger on-board baggage allowance will cut down the sometimes soul-destroying experience of watching suitcases go round the baggage carousels.
- As loveless marriages go, it is threatening to become the most soul-destroying variety.
- He and Buster have already had to travel alone for hours, a soul-destroying experience for man and horse.
- An unhappy office can be more than just soul-destroying, it can seriously damage people's lives.
- Since the job of sorting through the slush pile is generally reckoned to be soul-destroying, it is almost invariably given to the newest and most junior member of staff: the one who is in no position to refuse.
- But the factory, and the soul-destroying drudgery of assembly line work, was the fate of most.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.