By GARRY WILLS
Garry Wills maintains that the Roman Catholic priesthood has arrogated to itself powers unimagined by Jesus and his disciples.
Reviewed by RANDALL BALMER
ASIA’S economies have long wowed the world with their dynamism. Thanks to years of spectacular growth, more people have been pulled from abject poverty in modern Asia than at any other time in history. But as they become more affluent, the region’s citizens want more from their governments. Across the continent pressure is growing for public pensions, national health insurance, unemployment benefits and other hallmarks of social protection. As a result, the world’s most vibrant economies are shifting gear, away from simply building wealth towards building a welfare state.
China’s restive Tibetan regions
Iran Expanding Effort to Stifle the Opposition
By ROBERT F. WORTH
The government appears to be launching an ambitious effort to discredit its opponents and re-educate the country’s young and restive population.
Both authors contrast Johnson’s abject youth with his adult fame, his physical awkwardness with his conversational fluency, his self-diagnosed “indolence” with his superhuman literary output.
Alcatel-Lucent executives tried to reassure restive shareholders that the telecom-gear maker's long-term growth prospects were strong, despite mounting competitive pressures.
propelled him to office. Mr Bush, unpopular at home, is nearing the end of his term. Mr Fukuda will possibly not be around in a year’s time, with Mr Brown’s future only a little less assured. Popular restiveness against national leaders, even if it is not allowed to show itself in Toyako, puts the G8’s goals in even greater question.
restive Show phonetics
adjective ━━ a. 落ち着かない, いらいらする; （馬などが）前に進もうとしない; 御しにくい, 反抗的な.
unwilling to be controlled or be patient:
The audience was becoming restive as they waited for the performance to begin.
propel Show phonetics
verb [T] -ll-
1 to push or move something somewhere, often with a lot of force:
a rocket propelled through space
The Kon-Tiki sailed across the Pacific Ocean propelled by wind power.
2 propel sb into/to/towards sth to cause someone to do an activity or be in a situation:
The film propelled him to international stardom.
By IAN AUSTEN
OTTAWA — On Wednesday, RIM will introduce a new smartphone that has been designed to retain, and bring back, the corporate users that once propelled it to success.
propellant Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
1 an explosive substance or fuel which causes something to move forwards
2 a gas which is used in aerosols to force the liquid out in very small drops
propeller Show phonetics
noun [C] (INFORMAL prop)
a device which causes a ship or aircraft to move, consisting of two or more blades which turn round at high speed
See picture .
propulsion Show phonetics
a force that pushes something forward:
a propulsion system
See also jet propulsion.
The Uighurs are the native people of Eastern Turkestan, also known as Xinjiang Uighur Autunomous Region.
Chinese History - Huigu 回鶻, Weiwur 維吾爾, Uighurs (www ...
The Uighurs, an ethnic minority in China
Although it's the world's fourth largest economy, China is still a place where extreme affluence and abject poverty exist side by side. The province of Xinjiang in China's Northwest, one of the poorest regions in the Middle Kingdom, is a world apart from cities like Shanghai or Beijing, with their hustle and bustle.
Covered by inhospitable deserts and high mountain ranges, the vast province is home to the minority called Uighurs, who are mainly Muslim. Their culture, language and religion set them apart from the Han Chinese, the dominant ethnic group in China.
For several years the central government has been trying to develop the region - to narrow the wide income gap between the poor West and the booming coastal provinces in the East. But the campaign also aims to bring stability to this restive region where the Uighurs resent the continuing influx of Han Chinese. Ruth Kirchner sent this report from Xinjiang.
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abject misery/poverty/terror, etc. when someone is extremely unhappy, poor, frightened, etc:
They live in abject poverty.
This policy has turned out to be an abject failure.
2 〈人・行為・態度などが〉自尊心のかけらもない, 卑しい, （品性が）下劣な, さもしい；奴隷根性の(slavish)；（いやに）へりくだった
［ラテン語abjectus（ab-離れて＋jecere投げる＋-tus過去分詞語尾＝投げ捨てられた→みじめな）. △JET1, REJECT］
lazy; showing no real interest or effort:
an indolent wave of the hand
an indolent reply
noun [U] LITERARY
After a sudden burst of activity, the team lapsed back into indolence.
- arrogated (過去形) • arrogated (過去分詞) • arrogating (現在分詞) • arrogates (三人称単数現在)
- arrogatingly, （全1件）
2 〈過失などを〉（人の）せいにする((to ...)).