By CHRIS BUCKLEY
HONG KONG — The new Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, is using the armed forces to cement his political authority.
Mr. Obama traveled to the United States Military Academy to announce the most critical military decision of his presidency so far: he is sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan and setting a time frame for withdrawal beginning in July 2011. Like many a predecessor, Mr. Obama sought a setting that would burnish his bona fides.
A. J. Shaw, a college student home for the summer, and Thomas Lewis, a onetime farmer, left their seats and joined Mr. Scott in the pit room, a rectangular shed dominated by two waist-high concrete banks, burnished ebony by wood smoke, ash and grease.
A Tech Company’s Campaign to Burnish Its Brand
By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
Intel’s new campaign beginning Monday in the U.S. is the first to focus on its brand rather than its products, and celebrates the company’s role in the future.
bona fi·des (fī'dēz, fīdz)
- (used with a sing. verb) Good faith; sincerity.
- (used with a pl. verb) Information that serves to guarantee a person's good faith, standing, and reputation; authentic credentials: "Sakharov's bona fides within the Soviet system . . . have given added weight to his message" (Christian Science Monitor).
[Latin bona fidēs, good faith : bona, feminine of bonus, good + fidēs, faith.]
n. 【法】((単複両扱い)) 善意.
a very hard dark-coloured wood of a tropical tree, used especially for making furniture
burnish Show phonetics
1 LITERARY to rub metal until it is smooth and shiny
2 If you burnish something such as your public image, you take action to improve it and make it more attractive:
The company is currently trying to burnish its socially responsible image.Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is moving to burnish its image among gamers and other computer enthusiasts, responding to tough competition from two rival chip makers.
Bank of Taiwan Chairman Burnishes Bid to Clear Yuan Transactions
The central banks of Taiwan and China are discussing an agreement that would allow settlement of transactions on the island in the Chinese currency as relations warm between the former rivals. The agreement would allow banks to meet rising demand for ...
Pronunciation: /ˈbərniSH/Translate burnish | into Italian
verb[with object] (usually as adjective burnished)
Origin:Middle English: from Old French burniss-, lengthened stem of burnir, variant of brunir 'make brown', from brun 'brown'
- [動](他)…をみがく, とぐ；…をなめらかにする, ぴかぴかさせる, のつや出しをする.━━(自)〈物が〉つやの出がよい, みがきがきく.━━[名]みがかれた表面；[U]つや, 光沢, なめら...
- [名]みがく人［物, 道具］；（歯科用）研磨器.
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On the Cover of the Sunday Book Review
Review by DAVID KAMP
Eric Lax’s new book of interviews with Woody Allen, along with recent collections of Allen’s fiction and prose, helps burnish the director’s legacy.
The print-on-demand business is gradually moving toward the center of the marketplace. What began as a way for publishers to reduce their inventory and stop wasting paper is becoming a tool for anyone who needs a bound document. Short-run presses can turn out books economically in small quantities or singly, and new software simplifies the process of designing a book.
- sin • gly
burnished Show phonetics
smooth and shiny
- bounded (過去形) • bounded (過去分詞) • bounding (現在分詞) • bounds (三人称単数現在)
- be bound up in, I'll be bound., I'm bound to say, （全3件）
4 ［be bound to do］
5 便秘である.6 《言語学》拘束の.