2013年4月21日 星期日

unalloyed , perspicuous/perspicacious, Coraggio


The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, fresh from a visit to North Korea in January, on why the Internet is far from an unalloyed good to the citizens of dictatorships around the world.


The Latinity of Phaedrus is not exempt from an alloy of
the silver age; but his manner is concise, terse, and sententious;
the Thracian slave discreetly breathes the spirit of a freeman; and
when the text is found, the style is perspicuous. But his fables,
after a long oblivion, were first published by Peter Pithou, from a
corrupt manuscript. The labours of fifty editors confess the
defects of the copy, as well as the value of the original; and the
school-boy may have been whipped for misapprehending a passage,
which Bentley could not restore, and which Burman could not explain.
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example: 1932/1/22

胡適日記全集 p.626

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perspicuous
[形]
1 〈表現・陳述などが〉明快な;明確な.
2perspicacious.

(pûr'spĭ-kā'shəs) pronunciation
adj.
Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted. See synonyms at shrewd.

[From Latin perspicāx, perspicāc-, from perspicere, to look through. See perspective.]
perspicaciously per'spi·ca'cious·ly adv.
perspicaciousness per'spi·ca'cious·ness n.

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What does Coraggio mean? It means courage.


  unalloyed

adjective

  • 1(of metal) not alloyed; pure:unalloyed copper
2(chiefly of emotions) complete and unreserved:unalloyed delight


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