In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of highest authority)(power) supremo(authority) supremo(authority) sumoSupreme Commander — Comandante Supremo / en jefe masculine
- God, the supreme architect — Dios, el Sumo Hacedor
- Homer remains supreme among poets — Homero sigue siendo el poeta supremo
- You, therefore, are our supreme authority, and yet you are unaccountable to us.
- Most traditional African religions believe in one supreme being who acts through spirits and ancestors.
- No one author is considered the supreme authority.
- The concept of sovereignty - that national governments exercise supreme authority within their own borders - is the bedrock of global order.
- Would you be willing, as supreme commander, to share intelligence with Bulgaria?
- The federal courts have long recognized that when it comes to waging war, the President, not Congress or the courts, is the supreme authority.
- I think the Supreme Court, and indeed the Indian constitution, should be the supreme authority over interpretation of laws.
- Although still nominally subject to the eastern empire, Odoacer as a result became the supreme authority in Italy.
- The army followed the Military Code, which allowed it a direct path of communication to the president as the supreme authority of the armed forces.
- If you wish to attempt to do so, you must bear in mind that a dictator is a ruler having absolute authority and supreme jurisdiction over the government of a state.
- The commanders in chief exercised supreme authority in their respective zones and acted in concert on questions affecting the whole country.
- The 1945 Constitution stipulates that the President holds supreme authority over the Army, Navy and Air Force.
- He retired as supreme commander of the German armed forces in 1911, but re-entered the army in 1914.
- Those political philosophies and religions that vest supreme authority in the individual are far more difficult to organize than those that can evoke some higher power.
- In international law, dating from 1648, sovereignty is described as supreme authority over a territory, free from all external control.
- It was also entirely possible, although I don't recall, that the president would also have to put his signature on a document as the supreme authority in the Niger regime.
- Unity can be achieved only by maintaining a strict homogeneity of views or submission or subordination to a single authority, necessarily the supreme leader of the Communist Party.
- The final third of the book is concerned with Ike's service as supreme commander.
- All were open, written, sovereign authorizations by supreme authorities, and all employed a common medieval legal formula and language.
- The boyars and their fortified towns submitted to Samuil's supreme authority.
2(extreme)(effort) supremoone of man's supreme achievements — uno de los mayores logros del hombre
- with supreme indifference/courage — con la mayor / con suprema indiferencia/valentía
- the supreme irony would be if … — el colmo de la ironía sería que …
- I've always found it a matter of supreme irony that she shares my name.
- The ground was drenched in rain and bombarded by hailstones until it resembled an ice-rink and it took a supreme effort from the ground staff to restrict the time loss to 90 minutes.
- York is one of a small number of English cities of supreme importance precisely because of its heritage.
- With a supreme effort of will, she forced herself to examine her surroundings through the haze of pain that threatened to pull her back to the shadows she had recently departed.
- The players put in a supreme effort and all the mentors and club members can be justly proud of their achievements.
- The supreme irony of this is that there was a journalist in that crowd!
- This could be because their problems are all going on inside their heads or they have made a supreme effort to hide their condition.
- Rochdale's engineers made a supreme effort to help fight the war.
- By a supreme irony, Pentheus is destroyed by the very qualities he denies.
- I knew that holding the candy in her plump little hands all that time without unwrapping it represented a supreme effort of the will for my incurably chocoholic daughter.
- Men will compete for the most supreme anecdote, joke, incident, or put down.
- The court must keep in mind that solicitor-client privilege is both a principle of fundamental justice and a civil right of supreme importance in Canadian law.
- It's a mighty piece of work and you should appreciate the supreme effort it's going to take you to get a copy of this because it is truly worth it.
- He worked on productions with supreme confidence and authority.
- I was lucky in that I already knew about half the people there, but it seemed very easy to wander up and talk to the ones I didn't know, primarily because of the supreme efforts of our host and his team of helpers to make us feel at home.
- It takes a supreme effort from every player on a team to secure victory.
- With a supreme effort of will, I manage to look away from the large mirror.
- Coaches and athletes, some of them interviewed anonymously, say that after one supreme national effort, the hothouse intensity of the Chinese way will not survive the 2008 games.
- The recipient summoned up the strength to write it down, even though it cost a supreme effort.
- Anway, thanks to the supreme efforts of all those involved, it went well, and people seemed to enjoy themselves.
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