2017年3月2日 星期四

fount, puissant, rent, rend, heart-rending




" I have read the letters which Victor Hugo wrote to her on this occasion. They are heartrending. One sees that he was con- scious of having led that woman to her (finan- cial?) ruin by wishing to rehabilitate her in his own eyes.

As word spread of the glitch, a crowd began to gather, prompting arguments among those trying to use the machine.
故障的消息傳開後,越來越多的人蜂擁而至,試圖從提款機領錢的人還為此發生爭吵。
Police were called in to keep watch until the bank’s staff could take it out of service.
警察被召來維護現場秩序,直到銀行工作人員讓該提款機停止服務。
A Lloyds spokesman said the machine had been "misdispensing" cash for only a short time.
駿懋銀行發言人稱,該提款機「誤送」現鈔只持續很短時間。

heartrending
heart-rending
adjective
adjective: heartrending
  1. causing great sadness or distress.

    "a heart-rending story"

dispense[dis・pense]
発音記号[dispéns]
[動](他)
1 ((形式))…を(…に)分け与える, 施す((to ...));〈法を〉施行する, 適用する;〈儀式を〉執り行う
dispense alms toamongthe poor
貧者に施しをする
dispense justice
法を執行する, 裁判する.
2 〈薬を〉調剤[調合]する.
3 〈人を〉(義務などから)免ずる((from ...));《カトリック》〈人に〉特免を与える
dispense a prisoner from all labors
囚人に労役を免ずる.
4 〈自動販売機などが〉〈商品などを〉出す.
━━(自)(法の適用などを)特に免除する.
dispense with ...
((形式))
(1) …なしで済ます(▼受身可能)
dispense with compliments
あいさつを抜きにする
I cannot dispense with this dictionary.
この辞書なしではやれない.
(2) …(の手間)を省く, 不要にする
The linotype dispensed with hand-setting of type.
ライノタイプができて活字の手組みは無用になった.
(3) 〈法などの〉適用を免除する.
[中ラテン語dispensāre(dis-離れて+pendere目方をはかる=秤(はかり)にかけて分配する). △SPEND, PENSION

fount1

Pronunciation: /faʊnt/
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noun

  • a source of a desirable quality or commodity:our courier was a fount of knowledge/ fount of inspiration
  • literary a spring or fountain.

Origin:

late 16th century: back-formation from fountain, on the pattern of the pair mountain, mount

fount
(fount) pronunciation
n.
  1. A fountain.
  2. One that initiates or dispenses; a source: Damascus-the fount of modern Arab nationalism.
[Middle English, from Old English and Old French font, both from Latin fōns, font-.]
Fount
n.
[See Font.]
(Print.) A font.

n.
[OF. font, funt, fr. L. fons, fontis, a fountain; of uncertain origin, perh. akin to fundere to pour, E. found to cast. Cf. Font.]
A fountain.



 How force against a force more puissant make a stand
How freedom's fair and...wreath is rent
(Faust)

puissant[pu・is・sant]
 

  • 発音記号[pjúːəsənt]
[形]((文))権力[勢力]のある.

rent1

Syllabification: (rent)
Pronunciation: /rent/
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noun

  • a tenant’s regular payment to a landlord for the use of property or land.
  • a sum paid for the hire of equipment.

verb

[with object]
  • pay someone for the use of (something, typically property, land, or a car):they rented a house together in Spain (as adjective rented)a rented apartment
  • (of an owner) let someone use (something) in return for payment:he purchased a large tract of land and rented out most of it to local farmers
  • [no object] North American be let or hired out at a specified rate:skis or snowboards rent for $60-80 for six days



Phrases





for rent

available to be rented.

Origin:

Middle English: from Old French rente, from a root shared by render


rent2

Syllabification: (rent)
Pronunciation: /rent/
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noun

  • a large tear in a piece of fabric.
  • an opening or gap resembling a tear in a piece of fabric:they stared at the rents in the clouds

Origin:

mid 16th century: from obsolete rent 'pull to pieces, lacerate', variant of rend

rent[rent2]

  • 発音記号[rént]

[名]
1 (衣服などの)ほころび, かぎ裂き, (地面などの)割れ目, 裂け目
a rent in a skirt
スカートのほころび.
2 決裂, 不和
a rent in the party
党(内)の分裂.
━━[動]rendの過去・過去分詞形.
RENDの変形]




rent3

Syllabification: (rent)
Pronunciation: /rent/
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past and past participle of rend.

rend

Syllabification: (rend)
Pronunciation: /rend/



verb (past and past participle rent /rent/)

[with object]
  • tear (something) into two or more pieces:snapping teeth that would rend human flesh to shreds figurativethe speculation and confusion that was rending the civilized world
  • archaic wrench (something) violently:he rent the branch out of the tree
  • literary cause great emotional pain to (a person or their heart).



Phrases





rend the air

literary sound piercingly:a shrill scream rent the air




rend one's garments

tear one’s clothes as a sign of extreme grief or distress.

Origin:

Old English rendan; related to Middle Low German rende

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