2016年5月1日 星期日

pertinacity, inexorable. business as usual

Everything seems to point in the same direction, to a national malaise, challenging the idea that America’s story is one of inexorable progress
From 1999 to 2014, America’s suicide rate rose by 24%
ECON.ST
He gave up painting in about 1770 to concentrate on literary pursuits, his health shattered by an accidental dislocation of the right arm and his second wife's death in 1782. With unflinching pertinacity, he struggled until he had completed a likeness of the king upon which he was engaged at the time, and then started for his beloved Italy, leaving behind him a series of fifty royal portraits to be completed by his assistant Reinagle. For several years he lingered in the south, his constitution finally broken. He died at Dover on August 101784.

Not in Landover Hills -- At Least So Far, Proprietors Say It's Business As Usual
(By Ylan Q. Mui, The Washington Post)



(It's) business as usual. SAYING

said when things are continuing as they always do, despite a difficult situation

pertinacity
NOUN: The quality or state of being pertinacious: “Again and again … with the inexorable pertinacity of a child … did he renew his efforts” (Nathaniel Hawthorne).



pertinacious ━━ a. しつこい, がんこな; 根気強い.



Main Entry:
per·ti·na·cious Listen to the pronunciation of pertinacious
Pronunciation:
\ˌpər-tə-ˈnā-shəs\
Function:
adjective
Etymology:
Latin pertinac-, pertinax, from per- thoroughly + tenac-, tenax tenacious, from tenēre
Date:
1626
1 a: adhering resolutely to an opinion, purpose, or design b: perversely persistent2: stubbornly unyielding or tenacious

synonyms see obstinate
per·ti·na·cious·ly adverb
per·ti·na·cious·ness noun
per·ti·nac·i·ty Listen to the pronunciation of pertinacity \-ˈna-sə-tē\ noun



inexorable 

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɛks(ə)rəb(ə)l/ 

ADJECTIVE

1Impossible to stop or prevent:the seemingly inexorable march of new technology
1.1(Of a person) impossible to persuade; unrelenting:the doctors were inexorable, and there was nothing to be done

Derivatives

inexorability

Pronunciation: /ɪnɛks(ə)rəˈbɪləti/  
NOUN

Origin

Mid 16th century: from French, or from Latin inexorabilis, from in- 'not' + exorabilis (fromexorare 'entreat').

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