2017年8月15日 星期二

puberty, fortunes, go off the rails

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One week after voting to leave the EU, Britain has seldom looked so wildly off the rails


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“I don’t know if girls can go through puberty any earlier,” says Dr. Frank Biro, who is first author on the study. “We may be approaching a biological minimum.”

Researchers find more children appearing to hit puberty earlier, a concern given the higher associated risks.
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Regarded as a whole, Mann's career is a striking example of the "repeated puberty" which Goethe thought characteristic of the genius. In technique as well as in thought, he experienced far more daringly than is generally realized. In Buddenbrooks he wrote one of the last of the great "old-fashioned" novels, a patient, thorough tracing of the fortunes of a family.



—Henry Hatfield in Thomas Mann, 1962.

off the rails. (idiomatic) In an abnormal manner, especially in a manner that causes damage or malfunctioning. (idiomatic) Insane. If someone has gone off the rails, they have lost track of reality.

go off the rails




informal Begin behaving in an uncontrolled or unacceptable way:sport saved them from going off the rails as youngsters
(fortunes) The success or failure of a person or enterprise over a period of time:he is credited with turning round the company’s fortunes





the fortunes of war






The unpredictable events of war:from then on, the fortunes of war favoured the Scots

puberty noun [U] ━━ n. 性的成熟(期), 思春期, 年ごろ.
the stage in a person's life when they develop from a child into an adult because of changes in their body that make them able to have children:
At puberty, pubic hair develops and girls begin to menstruate.

puberty

NOUN

[MASS NOUN]
The period during which adolescents reach sexual maturity and become capable of reproduction:the onset of pubertya particularly traumatic puberty




Derivatives





pubertal

ADJECTIVE

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin pubertas, from puber 'adult', related to pubes (see pubes).
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  • Puberty is from Latin pubertas, from puber ‘adult’, related to pubes ‘genitals’ (source of pubic (early 19th century)).
pubescent
adjective
describes someone who is at the stage in their life when they are developing from a child into an adult and becoming able to have children:
pubescent girls/boys





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