2016年11月25日 星期五

outlast, in sudden death, indecision and inaction

Cuba’s communist leader, who outlasted ten American presidents, has died at the age of 90
12 UK prime ministers
11 US presidents
11 Soviet/Russian leaders
Queen Elizabeth II has seen them all come and go 👑

















U.S. Open
After 19 Extra Holes, Woods Captures U.S. Open
Tiger Woods outlasted Rocco Mediate on Monday, beating him in sudden death after an 18-hole playoff.





Sudden-death overtime in sports, in which victory is immediately awarded to the first player or team to score.



The Los Angeles Times notes that Bush personally lobbied reluctant Republicans after Vice President Cheney failed to change their minds at a meeting on Wednesday where he told them that "If we don't do this, we will be known as the party of Herbert Hoover forever." Last night, Reid warned that financial markets would feel the effects of their inaction.



Can GM's CEO Outlast the Loss?

GM seems to be so used to bad news that not even a $39 billion hit can loosen Rick Wagoner's grip on the company. Here's why



The Wounds Outlast the War 
A public increasingly jaded about the damages from the Iraq war should demand the commander in chief face up to the sufferings of his returning troops.




First, there was the subject seldom absent from his mind, the
question, what he was to do henceforth in life; to what occupation
he should devote himself, and in what direction he had best seek
it. He was far from rich, and every day of indecision and inaction
made his inheritance a source of greater anxiety to him. As often
as he began to consider how to increase this inheritance, or to lay
it by, so often his misgiving that there was some one with an
unsatisfied claim upon his justice, returned; and that alone was a
subject to outlast the longest walk. Again, there was the subject
of his relations with his mother, which were now upon an equable
and peaceful but never confidential footing, and whom he saw
several times a week. Little Dorrit was a leading and a constant
subject: for the circumstances of his life, united to those of her
own story, presented the little creature to him as the only person
between whom and himself there were ties of innocent reliance on
one hand, and affectionate protection on the other; ties of
compassion, respect, unselfish interest, gratitude, and pity.

inaction Show phonetics
noun [U] FORMAL
failure to do anything which might provide a solution to a problem:
The West's inaction has put millions of people at risk of starvation.
This announcement follows months of inaction and delay.

outlast Show phonetics
verb [T]
to live or exist, or to stay energetic and determined, longer than another person or thing:
The queen outlasted all her children.
The Orioles outlasted the Yankees, finally winning 10 to 9.
outlast Show phonetics
verb [T] ━━ vt. …より長続き[長持ち]する.

to live or exist, or to stay energetic and determined, longer than another person or thing:
The queen outlasted all her children.


The Orioles outlasted the Yankees, finally winning 10 to 9.

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