2015年11月23日 星期一

dilute, apologies, apologist, a living "dinosaur"

Some prominent medical centers are offering apologies and compensation to try to dilute patients’ anger.


C. S. Lewis was an old-fashioned man of learning—in his inaugural lecture at Cambridge University, he referred to himself as a living "dinosaur". The don, Christian apologist, and best-selling author died on this day in 1963


WWII Apologists Persist Despite Japanese Policy
Washington Post - United States
2 -- Once again, a Japanese official with nationalist sympathies -- in this case, the head of the air force -- has glossed over the Asian suffering caused ...

apologist

(ə-pŏl'ə-jĭstpronunciation
n.
A person who argues in defense or justification of something, such as a doctrine, policy, or institution.
apologist
əˈpɒlədʒɪst/
noun
  1. a person who offers an argument in defence of something controversial.
    "an enthusiastic apologist for fascism in the 1920s"

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━━ n. 弁解[弁護]者; 【キリスト教】弁証者.
apology



apologize, UK USUALLY apologise Show phonetics
verb
[I] to tell someone that you are sorry for having done something that has caused them inconvenience or unhappiness:
I must apologize to Isobel for my lateness.
Trains may be subject to delay on the northern line - we apologize for any inconvenience caused.
She apologized profusely for having to leave at 3.30 p.m.

apology Show phonetics noun [C or U]an act of saying sorry:
I have an apology to make to you - I'm afraid I opened your letter by mistake.
He's demanding a full apology from the newspaper for making untrue allegations about his personal life.
"Was he at all sorry for what he'd done?"
"Oh he was full of apologies (= extremely sorry)."
She complained to the company about its awful service and they sent her a written apology.
I owe you an apology - I'm afraid I forgot to send Amanda that report.
a letter of apology
See also apology at apologist.(your)

apologies
plural noun FORMAL
a message politely informing someone that you cannot be present at their meeting or party:
The vice-chair has sent his apologies - he's abroad at present.
Apologies were received from Phil Baker and Malcolm Johnson.


dilute Show phonetics
verb [T] 1 to make a liquid weaker by mixing in something else:
Dilute the juice (with water) before you drink it.
2 to reduce the strength of a feeling, action, etc:
These measures are designed to dilute public fears about the product's safety.

dilute Show phonetics
adjective (US USUALLY diluted)
made weaker by diluting:
dilute hydrochloric acid

dilution Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
The drug's effectiveness is increased by dilution.
a dilution of standards

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