2016年2月28日 星期日

let on, let alone, caveat, caveat emptor, impart, Caveat venditor


Donald Trump is unfit to lead a great political party, let alone America. It's time to fire him. Our cover for Asia and the Americas this week


Socratic method

The method of teaching in which the master imparts no information, but asks a sequence of questions, through answering which the pupil eventually comes to the desired knowledge. Socratic irony is the pose of ignorance on the part of the master, who may in fact know more about the matter than he lets on. See also elenchus, maieutic method.
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The Yves Saint Laurent sale

Caveat venditor






Caveat 是拉丁文:n. -預告,中止申請,申請書。現在少單用。
Caveat venditor
Latin for "let the seller beware." Financial institutions selling loans in the Secondary Market are bound by written agreement to see that loans delivered to a buyer are documented properly and meet contract specifications. The opposite of caveat emptor (let the buyer beware).


"caveat emptor"意味著購買者自己要重,即 購買者本身應多加小心。

caveat emptor

(ĕmp'tôr') pronunciation n.
The axiom or principle in commerce that the buyer alone is responsible for assessing the quality of a purchase before buying.
[From Latin caveat ēmptor, let the buyer beware : caveat, third person sing. present subjunctive of cavēre, to beware + ēmptor, buyer.]
caveat
.n.警告;【法】手続停止通告.
Warning, often written to a potential buyer, to be careful; often offered as a way for the seller or broker to minimize liability for what might otherwise be a deceptive trade practice.
n.
    1. A warning or caution:A final caveat: Most experts feel that clients get unsatisfactory results when they don't specify clearly what they want (Savvy).
    2. A qualification or explanation.
  1. Law.A formal notice filed by an interested party with a court or officer, requesting the postponement of a proceeding until the filer is heard.
v.intr.Law.
To enter a caveat.
v.tr.Informal.
To qualify with a warning or clarification:The spokesperson caveated the statement with a reminder that certain facts were still unknown.
[From Latin, let him beware, third person sing. present subjunctive ofcavēre, to beware.]

A caveat should be added to the effect that the review note does not attempt to address
Kerr's observations on artistic and cultural life in contemporary Japan since this largely revolves around de gustibus non est disputandum argumentation. The note ends with some brief concluding comments in section 2.
犬與鬼: 現代日本的墜落 Dogs and Demons: The fall of Modern Japan 

caveat emptor 貨物既出概不退換
 【商業】買手危険負担.
買い主の危険負担,買い手注意
caveat emptor n.
The axiom or principle in commerce that the buyer alone is responsible for assessing the quality of a purchase before buying.
[From Latin caveat ēmptor, let the buyer beware : caveat, third person sing. present subjunctive ofcavēre, to beware +ēmptor, buyer.]


Getting ahead by going backward 退進有據

What to think about when taking a step back
It may mean lower salary and stature in the short term. But sometimes making a backward career move can impart valuable new skills and serve as a steppingstone to a better position.
In the current edition of Business Insight, executives who have taken the crucial step give their advice and caveats for making a counterintuitive move.

ca・ve・at



n. 警告; 【法】手続停止通告.
caveat emp・tor
 【商業】買手危険負担.
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verb [T] FORMAL
1 to communicate information to someone:
to impart the bad news
I was rather quiet as I didn't feel I had much wisdom to impart on the subject.

2 to give something a particular feeling, quality or taste:
Preservatives can impart colour and flavour to a product.


let alone

Definition of let alone in English:

Used to indicate that something is far less likely or suitable than something else alreadymentioned:he was incapable of leading a bowling team, let alone a country
let on phrasal verb INFORMAL
to tell other people about something that you know, especially when it is a secret:
I suspect he knows more this than he's letting on.

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