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thorny, prickly

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Нест подумала, что видит в нем мальчишку, каким он, вероятно, был лет двадцать назад, до того, как жизнь вывела его на тернистую дорогу.
She thought she could see the boy in him, the way he was maybe twenty years ago, the way he had been before his life had taken him down whatever rough road it was he had traveled.
Брукс, Терри / Бегущая с демономBrooks, Terry / Running with the demon
Running with the demon
Brooks, Terry
© 1997 by Terry Brooks
Бегущая с демоном
Брукс, Терри
Ведь все великие праведники оставляли клочья своего тела на шипах тернистого пути.
The great saints have all left fragments of their torn flesh upon the thorns of the way of sorrow.
Zola, Emile / Abbe Mouret's TransgressionЗоля, Эмиль / Проступок аббата Муре
Проступок аббата Муре
Золя, Эмиль
Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Zola, Emile
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Adjectivethorny; prickly

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    translation added by Artem Lebed
    Silver en-ru


тернистый путь
bed of thorns
тернистый путь
bumpy ride

Word forms


Полные формыКраткие формы
Муж. родтернистыйтернист
Жен. родтернистаятерниста
Ср. родтернистоетернисто
Мн. ч.тернистыетернисты
Сравнит. ст.тернистее, тернистей
Превосх. ст.-