2018年2月14日 星期三

vantage point, lofty, dereliction

Report Faults V.A. Secretary Shulkin Over Travel to Europe
By DAVE PHILIPPS

There were “serious derelictions” in a trip taken by David Shulkin, the secretary of veterans affairs, and his wife, an inspector general’s report said. Dr. Shulkin denied wrongdoing.


Wilson Follett called the Third a “fighting document” that was “out to destroy . . . every obstinate vestige of linguistic punctilio, every surviving influence that makes for the upholding of standards.” (The dereliction that most appalled Follett was the Third’s refusal to reject “that darling of the advanced libertarians,” the use of “like” as a conjunction.)


While some of LaVar Ball's claims have come true in the past, this one might be pretty lofty.



For G-20, Lofty Goals Have Fallen
to Earth

When the world's financial powers meet at the G-20 summit in London, the results are likely to be far less sweeping than Gordon Brown envisioned. 2008

The delegates who gathered in Philadelphia 239 years ago to declare America independent were, as we all know, agreed on many lofty principles, including the inalienable rights which their Creator God had bestowed on them. But there were many religious questions on which they differed. That is worth keeping in mind when considering this week's decision by the Supreme Court of Oklahomahttp://econ.st/1H6KSpF

THE delegates who gathered in Philadelphia 239 years ago to declare America independent were, as we all know, agreed on many lofty principles,

dereliction

NOUN

mass noun
  • 1The state of having been abandoned and become dilapidated.
    ‘a 15th-century farmhouse has been saved from dereliction’
  • 2dereliction of dutyThe shameful failure to fulfil one's obligations.
    ‘the prosecution team were guilty of dereliction of duty for failing to disclose evidence’
    count noun ‘a gross dereliction of duty by the Secretary of State’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin derelictio(n-), from the verb derelinquere (see derelict).


Vantage Point
2008 ‧ Thriller/Drama ‧ 1h 30m
Witnesses with different points of view try to unravel an assassination attempt on the U.S. president. Special Agents Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) and Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox) are assigned to protect President Ashton during a summit in Spain on the war on terror. Moments after the leader's arrival, shots ring out, and Ashton is down. In the resulting chaos, an American tourist (Forest Whitaker) comes forward with his camcorder, which he believes contains an image of the shooter.
Initial releaseFebruary 22, 2008 (USA)



 The lofty price — $1.3 million a patent — reflects the crucial role that patents are increasingly playing in the business and legal strategies of the world's major technology companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Google, Samsung and HTC.

lofty[loft・y]

  • 発音記号[lɔ'ːfti | lɔ'fti]
[形](-i・er, -i・est)
1 〈人などが〉高位の, 高貴な;威厳のある;高潔な;〈文体などが〉気品のある, 高雅な;高尚な.
2 〈態度などが〉高慢な.
3 ((限定))((文))〈山・塔などが〉非常に高い, そびえ立つ. ▼人には用いない. ⇒HIGH[類語]
loft・i・ly
[副]
loft・i・ness

[名]



lofty
adjective
1 FORMAL high:
a lofty ceiling/mountain/wall

2 FORMAL Lofty ideas etc. are of a high moral standard:
lofty sentiments/ideals

3 DISAPPROVING If you have a lofty attitude etc., you act as if you think you are better than other people:
a lofty attitude/air/tone


vantage point
 (PLACE) Show phonetics
noun [C]
a place, especially a high place, which provides a good clear view of an area:
From our lofty vantage point, we could see the city spread out below us.
from my vantage point I could see into the front gardenfigurative the past is continuously reinterpreted from the vantage point of the present

van・tage



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━━ n. 優勢, 有利な地位[立場]; 【テニス】アドバンテージ ((ジュース後の一点)).
point of vantage 有利な[地の利を得た]位置.
vantage ground =point of VANTAGE.
vantage point 有利な位置; 見地.

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