2013年11月27日 星期三

passivity, yoke, cage the wild beast, wild stocks

Pressure and Passivity on Immigration

President Obama and Congress fail to act on passing reform, and the suffering of families continues.

'We Two: Victoria and Albert'
By GILLIAN GILL
Reviewed by MEGAN MARSHALL
This vivid account of Queen Victoria’s marriage analyzes her suffering under what she called “the yoke” of matrimony.


If Microsoft thinks this is the right time to try a major acquisition on a scale it has never tried before, it should not pursue Yahoo. Rather, it should acquire another major player in business software, merging Microsoft’s strength with that of another. This is more likely to produce a happier outcome than yoking two ailing businesses, Yahoo’s and its own online offerings, and hoping for a miracle.



Is fish farming chewing up the North Atlantic’s wild stocks?

It was the United Nations' World Ocean Day on Monday and this year the
focus was on fish - or rather the lack of it. The UN says more than 75
percent of the world's fish stocks are either over-exploited or depleted.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew12c0I44va89pI5


The rally continued around the world today as stock markets in Europe and Asia soared as soon as they opened. "There is a general acceptance that the government's plan will finally cage the wild beast," an analyst tells USAT.

passive

Pronunciation: /ˈpasɪv/
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adjective

  • 1accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance:the women were portrayed as passive victims
  • 2 Grammar denoting a voice of verbs in which the subject undergoes the action of the verb (e.g. they were killed as opposed to the active form he killed them). The opposite of active.
  • 3(of a circuit or device) containing no source of electromotive force:a passive optical network is to be installed in 2000 homes
  •  (of radar or a satellite) receiving or reflecting radiation from a transmitter or target rather than generating its own signal:passive sensors detect the emissions from enemy radar
  •  (of a heating system) making use of incident sunlight as an energy source:bananas can be grown at the highest altitude using passive solar heating alone
  • 4 Chemistry (of a metal) made unreactive by a thin inert surface layer of oxide.

noun

Grammar
  • a passive form of a verb.
  •  (the passive) the passive voice.

Derivatives

passively

adverb

passiveness

noun

passivity

Pronunciation: /-ˈsɪvɪti/
noun

Origin:

late Middle English (in sense 2 of the adjective, also in the sense '(exposed to) suffering, acted on by an external agency'): from Latin passivus, from pass- 'suffered', from the verb pati

stock

All the animals kept or raised on a farm; livestock.
cage Show phonetics
noun [C]
a space surrounded on all sides by bars or wire, in which animals or birds are kept

cage Show phonetics
verb [T usually passive]
caged birds/animals
Sam's been prowling about like a caged animal all morning.
yoke (CONNECTION)
noun [C] FORMAL
something which connects two things or people, usually in a way that unfairly limits freedom:
the yoke of marriage
Both countries had recently thrown off the communist yoke.

yoke
verb [T often passive] FORMAL
to combine or connect two things:
All these different political elements have somehow been yoked together to form a new alliance.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)


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