He was comely in countenance, bulky and strong in person, and in the flower of his age yet inanimate in expression, dull-eyed, heavy-browed, inactive and sluggish in all his motions, and so slow in resolution, that the soubriquet
of one of his ancestors was conferred upon him, and he was very generally called Athelstane the Unready.
has become the primary business perception in the US and European markets but has a negative connotation as a symbol of cheap and low-end products.
Perhaps Messi would prefer for people to have chosen a more flattering creature for his soubriquet
, while the poster girl of the US women's football team Alex Morgan may not be keen on being called aACAyBaby Horse'.
It was her exquisite interiors by designer Arthur Davis which gave her the "Ship Beautiful" soubriquet
After contesting two unsuccessful local elections as a Labour candidate, she was elected in 1921, becoming Wolverhampton's first woman councillor and, by triumphantly waving a red flag from the town hall balcony, earning herself the soubriquet
The latter is an inappropriate soubriquet
for Demitris Christofias, who some claim destroyed the economy single handed, as we know he had help since village idiots are generally regarded as harmless.
The stadium created on the site of a former market garden in 1910 - hence the Billy Williams' Cabbage Patch soubriquet
- had established its forbidding aura within two brief years.
Which leads to the Glasgow soubriquet
Jimmy as in "see you (CU) Jimmy.
Montmorency's descendants, the Bourbon princes of Conde, cousins of the French kings, who--beginning with Louis, the 'Grand Conde' who earned his soubriquet
by defending France from Spanish invasion in 1643--invested still more lavishly in the estate.
One note said: "The greatest British leader" while another said to "The Iron Lady", a soubriquet
bestowed by a Soviet army newspaper in the 1970s and which Thatcher loved.
The global celebrity and champion for disabled sport uses two carbon-fiber running blades, which earned him the soubriquet
'Blade Runner' and 'fastest man on no legs'.
for Chicago is the Windy City and come Sunday evening it will have lived up to its nickname (though not its intended meaning) as "squeaky bums" will have reached epidemic proportions among players, spectators and viewers alike.