In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(watch)vela feminineto keep (a) vigil over sth — velar sobre algo
- we must keep a constant vigil — debemos mantenernos siempre alertas
- Demonstrations and vigils began as soon as news of the hostages reached Japan.
- Several shoppers and passers-by paused to observe the vigil.
- Bird watchers have held nightly vigils in front of the property.
- Two nights before she died, there was an all-night vigil at her bedside.
- For the next three days we kept vigil at his bed in the private clinic.
- Banner-waving supporters demonstrated and held prayer vigils on Hill's behalf.
- The Boston Globe today had this article on the vigils supporting Sheehan and her cause.
- On that day there must be demonstrations and vigils around the country.
- A number of Church of England dioceses have organised peace vigils to coincide with the demonstration.
- Parents kept vigil, wrapped in blankets before fires at the site of the catastrophe amid the silence of those buried under the mountain of masonry.
- On March 27, about 200 teachers and students from the Wellington and Hutt Valley regions staged a protest vigil outside parliament.
- Over 300 people attended the vigil in support of the family, with about 150 joining a subsequent march on New Scotland Yard.
- A loyal dog kept vigil for more than a week beside a woman who died in her Bolton home.
- The local authorities' campaign headquarters plans to hold protest vigils outside the treasury every few days, each time representing two different municipalities.
- N.O.W. was planning to hold a candlelight vigil outside the jail where Yates is being held.
- On the eve of the ceremony hundreds of Rome's Jews and Catholics protested against the beatification in a candlelight vigil.
- For two weeks, various members of the family kept vigil by his bedside in intensive care.
- A mourner, fallen asleep in a late-night vigil, awakes the next morning to find that not only are his trousers missing, but the corpse has been stolen as well.
- If we could take a look now at those live pictures of St. Peter's Square, to an estimated 70,000 people have gathered to maintain a vigil and to pray for the pope.
- The press was informed and, as older people will remember, it seemed that the whole world gathered in a vigil around his deathbed.
- While she spent her evenings preparing, he maintained an intermittent vigil at the bedroom window, offering some grudging help between observing sessions.
- Now Lauren, from Worsley, and her partner, Ashley Easdale, are keeping a bedside vigil to watch his progress.
- According to Janna Bowman of Witness for Peace, the vigils calling for an investigation are making an impact.
- I've joined in many peace vigils, rallies, and marches the past several months, and pardon me if this seems shallow, but where are the tunes?
- Look at how a few NGO groups last year used peaceful candlelight vigils for their own selfish purposes to galvanize public opinion.
- Since the executions were held very early in the mornings, we found that prisoners kept vigil through the night, staying awake with the woman who was to be executed.
- A number of rallies, vigils and demonstrations took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the smaller cities and towns in the surrounding tri-state area.
- They have welcomed the family into the church where parishioners and the vicar are keeping a round-the-clock vigil over them.
- She was later transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London where her parents were this morning keeping a bedside vigil.
- In the old days families kept vigil and ate little ‘Soul’ cakes.
- Please bring everyone you know to the vigil this Monday evening at Aotea Square at 6pm.
- But when I came and kept vigil in his armchair while he lay on his left ribs, his back rolled around him like an exoskeleton, all night I stared at his books neat in their shelves.
- Some fans were seen weeping and praying for his fast recovery while others kept vigil in a nearby church.
- Across town the 74 year old archbishop had organised a vigil in support of those arrested, which saw loads of young and old people pack into the cathedral.
- Abandoned by their father, forsaken by neighbors, Bolas and the children kept vigil over their mother.
- Last weekend's demonstrations follow rallies, vigils and meetings throughout the country.
- Now parents will be able to take a break from their bedside vigil happy they can watch their child's every movement on a TV screen in a private room downstairs.
- MoMA's third floor was the unwilling host to occasional antiwar vigils.
- After the lecture he left central hall passing some protestors holding a silent vigil about Zimbabwe.
- We kept vigil by his bedside for hours until for me three in the morning and for my mother four in the morning.
- It might have been her outpouring of love and grief, it might have been her courage in driving away the wild animals, the length of her lonely vigil on the mountain, or a combination of these.
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