In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- These songs inhabit a brutal world of sin, stoical suffering, death and redemption.
- I don't tell this story to boast of my skills as a stalker or hide builder or to show my stoical ability to endure hours without moving in the pursuit of wildlife.
- The masculine heroes are phlegmatic, resourceful and stoical.
- I'm stoical and have a pretty high pain threshold.
- He was amazingly patient and stoical, though sad and resigned, as though all this was a deserved punishment.
- Stanley is the victim of such an appalling and unlikely miscarriage of justice and yet he remains stoical and philosophical about everything that befalls him.
- The north invokes, partly of course because of Coronation Street itself, an ethos of down-to-earth good humour and a stoical acceptance of disappointment and tragedy.
- In character he appears to have been gentle and kindly, self-sacrificing with his patients and stoical towards his own ill health.
- They stand in the hot sun and wait: it is not so much stoical or fatalistic as a worn-out realism.
- For a sales executive, the airline delays of the past 10 days have brought much opportunity for stoical resignation, deep thinking and reading.
- The mood in France in particular was one of stoical resignation - one that probably characterized all agrarian workers who were called up and had to leave their land to be cultivated by women and children.
- What we see in Frazer is a quality of stoical resignation in the face of hopelessness, mixed with sad beauty.
- It would have been fascinating to eavesdrop on their several conversations but what was most impressive was his stoical calm under such pressure.
- Concerning women's stoical endurance of pain during childbirth, she found that the expectation was not restricted to just the hospital situation.
- The result of this stoical acceptance is that Swedes welcome new ideas.
- A lot of people are very stoical and put up with pain because they think nothing can be done.
- The atmosphere was resigned and stoical, but also determined.
- This is what makes men stoical with a fatalism that is so complete it allows for neither optimism nor pessimism.
- While we would rather see the enemy be the one to ‘die for his country’ we realize what sacrifices we may be called to make and take a stoical acceptance of our fate.
- Even when some twenty years before his death at ninety the life's raison d'être began to diminish before ceasing altogether, his attitude was calm and stoical.
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.