2017年7月28日 星期五

torment , R.I.P., headstone, rip, keystone, "The Keystone State"



Orange Order: Protestants told not to use ‘RIP’ as it is Catholic superstition

Five hundred years after reformation, Northern Ireland’s Orange Order says…
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Group's Ads Rip at Gingrich as Romney Stands Clear

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and JIM RUTENBERG
An advertising deluge against Newt Gingrich by a group supporting Mitt Romney shows how a court ruling has created powerful ways for outside money to influence elections.

Raising Roof and Headstone for Pioneering Pianist
By BEN RATLIFF
A definition of righteousness: about 75 people, crammed into the West Village club Smalls, watching a series of pianists play James P. Johnson on a grand piano in a benefit concert to buy a headstone for his grave.

Op-Ed: Italy’s ScarsAn earthquake also rocked the Abruzzo region of Italy in 1915. The tragedy tormented the writer Ignazio Silone for the rest of his life.

R.I.P., HD DVD

Blu-ray has won the high-def war. But with challenges from low-end DVD players, digital distribution, and more, a new battlefield is forming

The phrase "rest in peace" typically occurs on (headstones), often abbreviated "RIP." "Rest in peace" is a prayer that the deceased may rest peacefully, not in torment, while awaiting Judgment Day. The expression comes originally from "requiescat in pace", Latin for "may he rest in peace." In Italian, it is said as "Riposi In Pace."
In Protestant Christianity, the belief that the dead wait in Hades until Judgment Day has largely been replaced with the belief that the dead go to their respective fates immediately after death (see particular judgment). Both ideas are contrary to the minority belief known as soul sleep, that the dead receive neither reward nor punishment until Judgment Day.

rip

To subject to vehement criticism or attack: The critic ripped the tedious movie.


headstone
n.
  1. A memorial stone set at the head of a grave.
  2. also head stone Architecture. See keystone (sense 1).

Voussoir stones of an arch

Pennsylvania State Nickname | The Keystone State - State Symbols USA

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Pennsylvania's nickname is "The Keystone State" because it was the middle colony of the original 13 and because PA has held a key position in the nation's ...


torment
noun
1 [U] great mental suffering and unhappiness, or great physical pain:
The family said they had endured years of torment and abuse at the hands of the neighbours.
Waiting for the result of the medical tests was sheer torment.
He spent the night in torment, trying to decide what was the best thing to do.

2 [C] something or someone that causes great suffering or annoyance:
The tax forms were an annual torment to him.

torments
plural noun
Nothing can describe the torments (= torment) we went through while we were waiting for news.

torment
verb [T]
to cause a person or animal to suffer:
The animals are tormented mercilessly by flies and mosquitoes.
The camera focused on a group of women whose faces were tormented by/with (= showed that they were suffering) grief.
It tormented me (= caused me to worry) all day - did I remember to lock the door when I left the house?

tormentor
noun [C]

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