2009年2月27日 星期五

Rubber bands, resilient, rubbery relativism

Chocolate maker Cadbury posted a 10% profit decline on the spin-off of its drinks division, but forecast resilient growth in the year ahead.



...does it condemn one to a rubbery relativism.

Communists Are Resilient in Face of Change

The short-term byproduct of the Olympics has been an upsurge in Chinese patriotism that has bolstered the Communist Party against international criticism.



Spotlight

Ball of Rubber Bands
Ball of Rubber Bands
Rubber bands are not just to snap at your classmates. They come in all sizes and are used for bundling packages, holding back your hair, straightening your teeth, and exercising your muscles. The world's largest consumer of rubber bands is the United States Post Office. The resilient, elastic loops hold together bundles of mail, bouquets of flowers or stalks of celery. Tip: they last longer if you store them in the refrigerator. On this date in 1845, Stephen Perry received a patent for the rubber band.

Quote

"Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit."Bern Williams
rubber band 輪ゴム, ゴムバンド. 橡皮筋


Definition

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adjective
able to quickly return to a previous good condition:
This rubber ball is very resilient and immediately springs back into shape.
She's a resilient girl - she won't be unhappy for long.

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noun [U] (FORMAL resiliency)


the adjective RUBBERY has 2 meanings:

Meaning #1: having a texture resembling rubber
Synonym: rubberlike

Meaning #2: difficult to chew
Synonyms: cartilaginous, gristly

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