“It is important to characterize this because it appears to be a new syndrome, and we don’t truly know how many people may be affected throughout the U.S. or even the world,” said Dr. Jennifer McQuiston, a veterinarian from the disease centers.
grace・ful・ly ad. 優美に, 潔く; 礼儀正しく.
grace・ful・ness n. 優美, しとやかさ.
graceful degradation 【コンピュータ】段階的異常停止.
GRACEFUL EXIT 年老不靠人為作法勉強維持生命 希望有尊嚴地過世
A Heartfelt Appeal for a Graceful Exit
By JANE E. BRODY
Modern medicine can keep people alive into their 9th and 10th decades, but a growing number of these people are asking why.
graceful Show phonetics
1 moving in a smooth, relaxed, attractive way, or having a smooth, attractive shape:
graceful movementsa graceful neck
2 behaving in a polite and pleasant way:
She finally apologized, but she wasn't very graceful.
character (QUALITY) Noun
1 [C or U] the particular combination of qualities in a person or place that makes them different from others:
Politeness is traditionally part of the British character.
It would be very out of character (= not typical) of her to lie.
One of the joys of being a parent is watching the child's character develop.
The idea was to modernize various aspects of the house without changing its essential character.
It's not in his character to be (= he is not usually) jealous.
2 [U] qualities which are interesting and unusual:
a hotel of character
I'd prefer an old place with a bit of character.
Old books are said to give a room character.
As people grow older, their faces acquire more character.
3 [U] the quality of being determined and able to deal with difficult situations:
She has such strength of character.
typical of a person or thing:
With the hospitality so characteristic of these people, they opened their house to over fifty guests.
She behaved with characteristic dignity.
The creamy richness is characteristic of the cheese from this region.
a typical or noticeable quality of someone or something:
Unfortunately a big nose is a family characteristic.
Sentimentality seems a characteristic of all the writers of that period.
The male bird displays (= has) several characteristics which distinguish him from the female.
She gave a characteristically skilful performance.
characterize, UK USUALLY characterise
1 Something which characterizes another thing is typical of it:
Bright colours and bold strokes characterize his early paintings.
2 to describe something by stating its main qualities:
In her essay, she characterizes the whole era as a period of radical change.
characterization, UK USUALLY characterisation
describes something or someone who lacks interest or style and does not possess any unusual qualities:
It's just one of those characterless modern cities.
a perfect but characterless face