2017年5月10日 星期三

forswear, growers, tossed, retribution, messianic

Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president on May 10th 1994. He did not single-handedly end apartheid; his achievement was to see the need for reconciliation, to forswear retribution and then to act as midwife to a new, democratic South Africa






The problems she discovered were minor. Nonetheless, Mr. Horsfall said the company was expected to fix them, and auditors would check again. If violations are serious, a grower can be tossed from the program. So far, six participants have been thrown out, mostly because they repeatedly failed to solve minor problems.
“We want them to be successful,” said Steve Thomas, Ms. Anderson’s supervisor. “But the facts are the facts.”


forswear
 T] forswore, forsworn FORMAL
to make a serious decision to stop doing something:
to forswear alcohol

In much of the country, seafood growers are leaving crowded coastal areas for less developed regions, where the land is cheaper and there is cleaner water. But they say the overall cost of doing business so far from the coast is higher, given the expense of shipping the fish in oxygenated trucks to the processing plant in Fuqing and their forswearing illegal drugs, which lowers survival rates and increases the growth period of most fish to five years from three years.


Abbas seeks end to EU aid embargo

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been holding talks with European Union officials in Brussels in a bid to win support for the new Palestinian unity government. The Palestinian leader is also hoping to persuade the EU to resume aid to the Palestinian government that was halted when Hamas took power more than a year ago. At a press conference with EU foreign affairs chief Javier Solana, Abbas said he agreed that the incoming Palestinian government must recognise Israel's right to exist and forswear violence. Earlier in the day, Abbas met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.


Emma by Janr Austen

We had had a great deal of trouble in persuading him to sit at all.
It was made a great favour of; and altogether it was more than I
could bear; and so I never would finish it, to have it apologised
over as an unfavourable likeness, to every morning visitor in
Brunswick Square;--and, as I said, I did then forswear ever drawing
any body again. But for Harriet's sake, or rather for my own,
and as there are no husbands and wives in the case _at_ _present_,
I will break my resolution now."


grower Show phonetics
noun [C]
1 a person who grows large amounts of a particular plant or crop in order to sell them

2 a plant that grows in a particular way:
The new varieties of wheat are good growers even in poor soil.



toss Show phonetics
verb
1 [T usually + adverb or preposition] to throw something carelessly:
He glanced at the letter and then tossed it into the bin.
The bull tossed him up into the air.
[+ two objects] Andrew tossed him the ball.

2 [T] If you toss your hair or a part of your body you move it up and back suddenly:
She tossed her head in annoyance.
She tossed back her hair.

3 [T] When you toss food you shake or mix small pieces of it together with a sauce or dressing:
a tossed salad
carrots tossed in butter

4 UK toss a pancake to quickly and suddenly lift the pan in which a pancake (= thin, flat round cake) is cooking so that the pancake goes up into the air and turns over before falling back into the pan

toss Show phonetics
noun [C]
a sudden quick movement:
"I don't care, " she replied with a toss of her head.


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