By ANDREW JACOBS and CHRIS BUCKLEY
There was never much doubt that Bo Xilai would be found guilty, but until the end, he remained defiant, pleading not guilty and contesting nearly every aspect of the prosecutors' case.
According to CMP, Guangdong’s propaganda chief, Tuo Zhen, is said to have re-written the message, making it much more anodyne. This has angered journalists at the newspaper, prompting many of them (as the Associated Press reports) to issue a public complaint—a rare act of defiance by employees of a prominent state-owned publication.
Some investors were hoping for much more -- a radical restructuring maybe, or plans to spin off the low-margin PC division. What they got was Apotheker's anodyne vision of an evolving IT industry, the disruptive force of cloud computing, and HP's role as a soup-to-nuts provider. "All of us need a trusted partner to navigate this new world," he said. "Who but HP could deliver this leadership?"
Later, CFO Catherine Lesjak mentioned the cloud again before boldly declaring that "HP is skating to where the puck is going," (cue eye roll) and then asking, "Who else is as well positioned as HP is? Who else has as powerful and as sustained advantages?"
1 （権威・敵対者などに対する）果敢な抵抗, 大胆な反抗；挑戦((against ...))
2 （…への）公然の無視, 軽蔑((of ...)).
in defiance of ...…にもかかわらず, を物ともせず.
Pronunciation: /diˈfīəns/Translate defiance | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
Origin:Middle English (denoting the renunciation of an allegiance or friendship): from Old French, from defier 'defy'
Religion was an anodyne to his misery.
Pronunciation: /ˈanəˌdīn /
- Not likely to provoke dissent or offense; inoffensive, often deliberately so: anodyne New Age music I attempted to keep the conversation as anodyne as possibleMore example sentences
- I just find their music very anodyne, its very ‘consistent’, it lacks variation and is very safe - and that's the problem for the film.
- At other moments - for all the Chorus's endeavours - the concert is let down by anodyne music and lyrics.
- The sound effects - such as the perfect hollow pop every time Sara takes her pills - work in harmony with the images to convey the dull repetition and anodyne ritual that make up any addiction.
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Originmid 16th century: via Latin from Greek anōdunos 'painless', from an- 'without' + odunē 'pain'.
A hard rubber disk used in ice hockey.
[Perhaps from dialectal puck, to strike.]