Foreclosures Force Ex-Homeowners to Turn to Shelters
By PETER S. GOODMAN
Over the last year, an average of 10 percent of homeless people became so through foreclosure, which was rarely a factor even three years ago.
主要作者 Mayo, Elton, 1880-1949 書名/作者 The social problems of an industrial civilization : with an appendix on the political problem / by Elton Mayo ; foreword by J. H. Smith出版項 London : Routledge, 1998
We have an economics that postulates a disorganized rabble of individuals, competing for scarce goods; and a politics that postulates a "community of individuals" ruled by a Sovereign State. Both these theories foreclose on and discourage an investigation of the facts of social organizations.
Both Parties Move to Aid Homeowners
By EDMUND L. ANDREWS
Republicans and Democrats are pushing to redirect the economic stimulus bill to include mortgage subsidies to attract homebuyers and federal programs to reduce foreclosures.
Northern Rock shares plunged as much as 20 percent Wednesday morning as rumors swept the market that the ailing British lender is set to be acquired for a knock-down price. 極低價
On the surface, it seems an obvious tactic. Lenders usually end up losing money on foreclosed homes because of legal and other costs and the need to sell those properties fast, often at a knockdown price.
foreclose (PREVENT) Show phonetics
verb [T] FORMAL
to prevent something from being considered as a possibility in the future:
The leader's aggressive stance seems to have foreclosed any chance of diplomatic compromise.
foreclose (TAKE POSSESSION) Hide phonetics
verb [I or T] SPECIALIZED
(especially of banks) to take back property that was bought with borrowed money because the money was not being paid back as formally agreed
foreclosure Hide phonetics
noun [U] SPECIALIZED
━━ vi. 抵当流れ処分にする.
fore・closure ━━ n. 【法】抵当物受戻権喪失, 抵当流れ.
- Not often; infrequently: "The truth is rarely pure and never simple" (Oscar Wilde).
- In an unusual degree; exceptionally.
- With uncommon excellence.
USAGE NOTE Strictly speaking, the use of ever after rarely and seldom is redundant; She rarely ever watches television adds nothing to She rarely watches television. In an earlier survey a large majority of the Usage Panel found this construction unacceptable in formal writing. But ever has been used as an intensive with rarely for several hundred years, and the construction is common in informal contexts. By contrast, the constructions rarely (or seldom) if ever and rarely (or seldom) or never are perfectly acceptable: She rarely if ever watches television. She rarely or never watches television. See Usage Notes at hardly, redundancy.
knock-down-drag-out a. 〔俗〕 倒れるまで戦う, 徹底的な.
adjective [not gradable]
(of an argument or physical fight) lasting a long time and fiercely fought
We had knock-down drag-out fights, but when I really needed him on the big issues, he was helpful.