In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- At the age of 69, Val Hobson has become an eco-warrior - spurning the habits of a law-abiding lifetime to be on the front line of a campaign to prevent a mobile mast being built near her home.
- If America spurns global agreements on climate change, the whole planet is more vulnerable.
- Arun is a sensitive young man from the capital who spurns a comfortable inheritance and takes a job teaching in a rural elementary school, in the very heartland of the insurgency.
- He spurns the notion that modernization as such is the ticket to emancipation and happiness.
- She was accused of being superior and distant - because she spurns requests to appear on television or model for magazine covers.
- Moz also looks elsewhere for love but his advances are spurned.
- Kylie Minogue might be spurning them these days, but Dolce and Gabbana are favourites in paparazzi-land.
- Relations with her father - already verging on the poisonous - worsened further when, spurning his suggestion of a career in netball, she decided to study at the Drama Centre in north London.
- She has spurned potential lovers and judged those close to her harshly.
- In spurning the invitation by Government to discuss the matter, the union leaders have lost an opportunity to find an answer to their grievances without causing disruption to the system.
- Based on the French novella by Prosper Merimee and the popular opera by Georges Bizet, Carmen is the story of a fiery Spanish gypsy who spurns her obsessive soldier lover for a flashy bullfighter.
- He has heightened his isolation by spurning diplomatic initiatives from African neighbours and launching a crackdown on local media.
- Milan's models strutted through the first day of fashion week on Sunday but the twice-yearly festival got off to a muted start with the influential faces of fashion spurning the opening.
- He spurns her advances and tragedy ensues.
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