01. It's good to know more than one language if you plan on doing business with [foreign] countries.
02. It is often difficult for [foreigners] to feel welcome in my country because there is still a lot of prejudice in our culture.
03. The U.S. is usually a close ally of Great Britain in [foreign] affairs.
04. Winnie has to take a [foreign] language as part of her Linguistics degree, and says she will probably choose Chinese.
05. Cloning may some day allow doctors to transplant organs into patients without their bodies rejecting the organ as a [foreign] object.
06. The whole idea of arranged marriage is quite [foreign] to most people in North America.
07. The President feels that [foreign] aid to the country must be tied to improvements in human rights.
08. There is a Norwegian proverb which observes that it is better to be free in a [foreign] place than a slave back home.
09. P. L. de Belloy once remarked, "The more [foreigners] I saw, the more I loved my native land."
10. Bernard Rosenberg once suggested that [foreign] aid taxes poor people in rich countries for the benefit of rich people in poor countries.
11. Seneca once said that when a person spends all his time in [foreign] travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.
12. Pharaohs ruled Egypt from 3110 B.C. until 332 B.C., when Egypt came under [foreign] rule.
13. English has replaced Russian as the most popular [foreign] language studied in schools in China.
14. Coughing is your body's way of getting [foreign] substances out of your airways.
15. Getting a [foreign] substance in the eye can be very painful.
16. Karachi is an important shipping outlet for Pakistan's [foreign] trade.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Foreign — For eign, a. [OE. forein, F. forain, LL. foraneus, fr. L. foras, foris, out of doors, abroad, without; akin to fores doors, and E. door. See {Door}, and cf. {Foreclose}, {Forfeit}, {Forest}, {Forum}.] 1. Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foreign — for·eign adj: not being within the jurisdiction of a political unit (as a state); esp: being from or in a state other than the one in which a matter is being considered a foreign company doing business in South Carolina a foreign executor… …   Law dictionary

  • Foreign — may refer to:*Foreign corporation, a corporation that can do business outside its jurisdiction *Foreign key, a constraint in a relational database *Foreign language, a language not spoken by the people of a certain place *Foreign policy, how a… …   Wikipedia

  • foreign — [fôr′in, fär′in] adj. [ME forein < OFr forein, forain < LL foranus, foreign, orig., external < L foras, out of doors, orig. acc. pl. of OL fora, DOOR] 1. situated outside one s own country, province, locality, etc. [foreign lands] 2. of …   English World dictionary

  • foreign — UK US /ˈfɒrɪn/ adjective ► in or from a country that is not your own: a foreign brand/company/firm »The company represents some foreign brands as their agents or distributors. foreign capital/debt/investment »The country needs to attract foreign… …   Financial and business terms

  • foreign — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of, from, in, or characteristic of a country or language other than one s own. 2) dealing with or relating to other countries. 3) coming or introduced from outside. 4) (foreign to) strange and unfamiliar to. 5) (foreign to) not… …   English terms dictionary

  • foreign — (adj.) mid 13c., ferren, foreyne out of doors, from O.Fr. forain strange, foreign; outer, external, outdoor; remote, out of the way (12c.), from M.L. foranus on the outside, exterior, from L. foris outside, lit. out of doors, related to for1s… …   Etymology dictionary

  • foreign — [adj1] from another country, experience adopted, alien, alienated, antipodal, barbarian, barbaric, borrowed, derived, different, distant, estranged, exiled, exotic, expatriate, external, extralocal, extraneous, extrinsic, far, faraway, far… …   New thesaurus

  • foreign — alien, extraneous, *extrinsic Analogous words: external, outside, Cuter: Unconsonant, inconsistent, incongruous, incompatible: *repugnant, repellent, obnoxious, distasteful: adventitious, *accidental Antonyms: germane Contrasted words: *relevant …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • foreign — Belonging to another nation or country; belonging or attached to another jurisdiction; made, done, or rendered in another state or jurisdiction; subject to another jurisdiction; operating or solvable in another territory; extrinsic; outside;… …   Black's law dictionary

  • foreign — for|eign W1S3 [ˈfɔrın US ˈfo: , ˈfa: ] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: forein, from Latin foris outside ] 1.) from or relating to a country that is not your own ▪ foreign students ▪ Can you speak any foreign languages? ▪ the success… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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