2016年1月3日 星期日

recrimination, drubbing, category, forever and a day


Recriminations and Regrets Follow Suicide of South Korean
By MARTIN FACKLER
Many South Koreans are angry at what they call the relentless pursuit of a corruption inquiry against their former president.

Latest: Clinton team shake-up as voters flock to polls

Recriminations begin inside Clinton campaign team as mild weather brings out the voters in New Hampshire primary




Other examples include blamestorming - a session of mutual recrimination in which a team tries to find someone to blame for an error.


Richard John Neuhaus

Jan. 26, 2009 | By Michael Cromartie
...he converted to Roman Catholicism, though he thought he was beyond easy categorization, describing himself as "religiously orthodox, culturally conservative, politically liberal and economically pragmatic...
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Andrew Young

Jan. 14, 2009 | By Chairman of Goodworks International
...he's a global citizen and an all-American boy. He defies categorization. The fact that his father and grandfather on one side were black...
172 words

The Active Voice

Sep. 4, 2008 | By Thomas Fields-Meyer/Los Angeles
...reveal them to be masterpieces of risk-taking and exuberance, eluding easy categorization. That's fitting for a man who remains the only performer to...
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The Active Voice

Sep. 4, 2008 | By Thomas Fields-Meyer
...reveal them to be masterpieces of risk-taking and exuberance, eluding easy categorization. That's fitting for a man who remains the only performer to...
1161 words | view cover

South African Leader Back in Court

Aug. 5, 2008 | By Alex Perry
ANC president Jacob Zuma, frontrunner to lead the country, is facing renewed corruption charges
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Hoping to avoid another drubbing over their use of corporate jets, the chief executives of Detroit's Big Three automakers will be driving to Washington this week to present their bailout and survival plans.

forever and a day

1. For a very long time, as in He's been working on that book forever and a day. This hyperbolic expression probably originated as a corruption of the now obsolete for ever and a day. Shakespeare used it in The Taming of the Shrew (4:4): "Farewell for ever and a day." Today it is mainly a substitute for "very long time." [c. 1600]
2. Incessantly, ceaselessly, as in Will this racket never end? It's been going on forever and a day. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
drubbing

n.

  1. A severe thrashing.
  2. A total defeat.
category Show phonetics
noun [C]
(in a system for dividing things according to appearance, quality, etc.) a type, or a group of things having some features that are the same:
There are three categories of accommodation - standard, executive and deluxe.

categorizeUK USUALLY categorise Show phonetics
verb [T]
to put people or things into groups with the same features:
The books are categorized into beginner and advanced.
I would categorize this as a very early example of Tudor art.

categorizationUK USUALLY categorisation Show phonetics
noun [U]

recrimination
Main Entry:
re·crim·i·na·tion Listen to the pronunciation of recrimination
Pronunciation:
\ri-ˌkri-mə-ˈnā-shən\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Medieval Latin recrimination-, recriminatio, from recriminare to make a retaliatory charge, from Latin re- + criminari to accuse — more at criminate
Date:
circa 1611
: a retaliatory accusation; also : the making of such accusations recrimination>
re·crim·i·nate Listen to the pronunciation of recriminate \-ˈkri-mə-ˌnāt\ intransitive verb
re·crim·i·na·tive Listen to the pronunciation of recriminative \-ˌnā-tiv\ adjective

recriminate
━━ vi. 非難し返す, やり返す ((against)).
re・crim・i・na・tion ━━ n.
re・crim・i・na・to・ry
 ━━ a.

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