name-dropping Show phonetics
noun [U] DISAPPROVING
when someone talks about famous people that they have met, often pretending that they know them better than they really do, in order to appear more important and special.
By Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Edited by Andrew Schlesinger and Stephen Schlesinger.
894 pp. The Penguin Press. $40.
Illustration by Peter Mendelsund; Photograph by George Thames/The New York Times
It’s hard not to like a book that expounds on Marilyn Monroe on one page and the Monroe Doctrine on the next. When Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. ruminates on the realm of hemispheric affairs, the transition from one Monroe to the other is seamless, as is the slide from Bosnia to Bianca Jagger and from Alexander Hamilton to Angie Dickinson (WIKI). His diaries are a Tiffany’s window of name-dropping. This is not history so much as historical trail mix.
hemisphere Show phonetics
half of a sphere, especially the Earth:
the northern hemisphere
hemispheric (a.)半球的 資料來源(2): Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913] Hemispheric \Hem`i*spher"ic\, Hemispherical \Hem`i*spher"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F. h['e]misph['e]rique.] Containing, or pertaining to, a hemisphere; as, a hemispheric figure or form; a hemispherical body.
Bianca Jagger (born Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías  on May 2, 1945, in Managua, Nicaragua) is a social and human rights advocate. Jagger is a Council of Europe ..