2017年6月9日 星期五

breezy, scamper, pull up (STOP), cursory


"Corbyn went to war on a manifesto that was the breeziest defence of European social democracy I’ve seen in my adulthood."


BOHMTE, Germany -- Like countless other communities, this west German town lived for years with a miserable traffic problem. Each day, thousands of cars and big trucks barreled along the two-lane main street, forcing pedestrians and cyclists to scamper for their lives.



In my first lecture, as Sue said, I took a long view, trying to bring Confucius into the present era - a long scamper as it were of a lecture from the 5th century BC down to the year 2008; but in this lecture, In my first lecture, as Sue said, I took a long view, trying to bring Confucius into the present era - a long scamper as it were of a lecture from the 5th century BC down to the year 2008; but in this lecture,
正如Sue說,我在第一次講座採取長遠觀點,試圖把孔子召回當代—-從公元前5世紀談到2 008年,快步旅行過長歷史,但這一講我可不再如此勇敢,而想看看中國和西方之間的互動關係,特別是它與英國和美國的。

Until recently, Robert Allen Stanford was known mainly as a colorful Texas financier and a power broker in the breezy money haven of Antigua.

But on Tuesday, a caravan of cars and trucks carrying federal authorities pulled up to the headquarters of his company, the Stanford Group, to shut down what the regulators described as a "massive ongoing fraud" stretching from the Caribbean to Texas, and around the world.

For decades, Chinese scientists say, they have known of the risk of a potentially catastrophic earthquake along the Longmenshan belt, the area where the Wenchuan earthquake struck, and repeatedly raised their concerns with government authorities. But they say preparations for a quake there were cursory at best, and building codes remained well short of the codes that have become standard in other well-known earthquake zones, including Beijing itself.




breezy
ˈbriːzi/
adjective
  1. 1.
    pleasantly windy.
    "it was a bright, breezy day"
    synonyms:windyfreshbriskairyMore
  2. 2.
    appearing relaxed, informal, and cheerily brisk.
    "the text is written in a breezy matter-of-fact manner"


cursory 
adjective
quick and probably not detailed:
a cursory glance/look
a cursory examination

cursorily 
adverb
He glanced cursorily at the letter, then gave it to me.

pull up (STOP) phrasal verb
When a car or someone driving a car pulls up, the driver stops the car, often for a short time:
A car pulled up outside my house.

scamper Show phonetics
verb [I + adverb or preposition] ━━ n., vi. 走り回る; 素早く逃げる ((away, off)); 走り読みする; 駆け抜けるように旅行する ((through)).
━━ n. 走り回ること; 急ぎ旅; 走り読み.
When small children and animals scamper, they run with small quick steps, in a playful or frightened way:
The children scampered off into the garden.

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