2016年5月21日 星期六

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But it'll cost you.

Monitors are usually a boring purchase — they're a means to an end — and monitors targeted at businesses are at the far end of the interesting spectrum. But Dell's new monitor will pique your...
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And yet the democracy flourishing in Taiwan has been greeted in other parts of the Chinese-speaking world with a certain pique, and even with hostility. —Ian Buruma, New Republic, 3 Apr. 2000


Essential Media Entertainment and BBC Films initially developed Saving Mr. Banks as an independent production until 2011, when producer Alison Owen approached Walt Disney Pictures for permission to use copyrighted elements. The film's subject matter piqued Disney's interest, leading the studio to acquire the screenplay and produce the film.[5] Principal photography commenced the following year in September before wrapping in November 2012; the film was shot entirely in the Southern California area, primarily at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, where a majority of the film's narrative takes place.[6][7]


To Pique Interest, Start-Ups Try a Digital Velvet Rope
New York Times
By JENNA WORTHAM Demand for Google's new social networking service, Google+, has been intense since its debut last month in a limited test mode. To get in, you must be invited by someone who is already a member, so Facebook and Twitter are peppered ...
Mrs. Clinton also said it was premature to comment on China’s announcement late Monday that it had successfully tested its first land-based missile defense system — a move analysts said was intended to signal Beijing’s pique at the administration’s decision to sell weapons to Taiwan.


Obama Ponders Outreach to Elements of the Taliban

By HELENE COOPER and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
In an interview with The Times, President Obama opened the door to a reconciliation process in which the American military would reach out to elements of the Taliban.
Finally, in 1952, the actor, a British subject, was virtually exiled by the United States. While he was sailing to Britain on vacation, the Attorney General announced that he could not re-enter the country unless he could prove his "moral worth." Piqued, Chaplin spent the rest of his life in Europe, settling on a 38-acre estate at Vevey, Switzerland.




紐約時報這則類似短篇"訃文"Eliot Spitzer

4 Arrests, Then 6 Days to a Resignation

It All Began With a Curious Vice Case

By MICHAEL POWELL and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

At first glance, the case against four people accused of running an online escort business seemed routine. Then elements piqued interest for some reporters.




Performance evaluations of the different local sex workers can be found at various escort review boards worldwide. Escort review boards are online-forums, which are used primarily to trade information between potential clients and sex workers. In addition, escort review boards are used to advertise the various services of sex workers.
Wikipedia article "Sex worker".

element (PART) Show phonetics
noun [C]
a part of something:
List the elements which make up a perfect dinner party.
The film had all the elements of a good thriller.
We weren't even taught the elements of (= basic information about) physics at school.
the elements plural noun MAINLY HUMOROUS
the weather, usually bad weather:
We decided to brave the elements and go for a walk (= go for a walk despite the bad weather).




thriller
(thrĭl'ər) pronunciation
n.
One that thrills, especially a sensational or suspenseful book, story, play, or movie.





pique (pēk) pronunciation
n.
A state of vexation caused by a perceived slight or indignity; a feeling of wounded pride.
tr.v., piqued, piqu·ing, piques.
  1. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
  2. To provoke; arouse: The portrait piqued her curiosity.
  3. To pride (oneself): He piqued himself on his stylish attire.
[French, a prick, irritation, from Old French, from piquer, to prick, from Vulgar Latin *piccāre, ultimately of imitative origin.]


pique
noun [U] piqued adjective
a feeling of anger and annoyance, especially caused by damage to your feeling of pride in yourself:
He stormed from the room in a fit of pique, shouting that he had been misunderstood.

pique




━━ n. 立腹, 不興, 不きげん.
in a fit of [out of] pique かっとなって.
━━ vt. 立腹させる, (感情を)傷つける; (興味などを)そそる.
pique oneself on …を自慢する.



Women in Love

作者:D H Lawrence

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