I won’t get into the details, more of which are in the book, but that whole morning at the court building, as things went sour, the officer routinely assigned to Ah Peng as a kind of security minder, the agent of what in China is called “stability preservation,” had been slouching in one of the chairs in the lobby. He was a big guy with this glowering look. You could say he was the face of repression.
Slouching in profile, draped in black and moving no more than an
eyelid to send his words to a mesmerized audience of 6,000, Dr.
Hawking ruminated on the origin of the universe as the headliner of an
international physics conference.
Photo: At Club Mourisco, in the Botafogo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, a slower song allowed funkeiros — dancers of funk carioca at favela or baile funk balls — to get close.
Before he even heard it, Vincent Rosenblatt felt the carioca funk music pumping out from the favelas near his home, rattling his windows and stirring his resolve to photograph the favela dance scene
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A group of students gestured to me from a dormitory balcony. I climbed some stairs and found them slumped about a simple room — perhaps not as austere as Tagore had in mind, but close. On the ledge of the balcony sat one of their assignments, a bust of a well-known artist, a Shantiniketan alumna, drying slowly in the humid air.
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Bringing love, beauty and some bright paint to a favela
1 （建物の）水平の出っ張り；壁に取り付けた棚；胴蛇腹, 蛇腹突起；（がけ・斜面・水中の）岩棚.
2 岩層, 岩塊, 鉱脈, 岩脈.
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Two weeks ago, engineers from the American companies started arriving in Japan, where they were briefed about the situation. They moved into a war room at Toshiba’s headquarters that includes offices in a secure part of the building. The rooms are stuffed with desks, computers, whiteboards and dozens of engineers slumped over laptops.
intr.v., slumped, slump·ing, slumps.
- To fall or sink heavily; collapse: She slumped, exhausted, onto the sofa.
- To droop, as in sitting or standing; slouch.
- To decline suddenly; fall off: Business slumped after the holidays.
- To perform poorly or inadequately: The team has been slumping for a month.
- To sink or settle, as into mud or slush.
- To slide down or spread out thickly, as mud or fresh concrete.
- The act or an instance of slumping.
- A drooping or slouching posture: read defeat in the slump of his shoulders.
- A sudden falling off or decline, as in activity, prices, or business: a stock market slump; a slump in farm prices.
- An extended period of poor performance, especially in a sport or competitive activity: a slump in a batting average.
- See grunt (sense ).
[Probably of Scandinavian origin, akin to Norwegian slumpa, to slump.]