Representations of the Intellectual: The 1993 Reith Lectures
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|"... No one is ever free of attachments and sentiments of course. Nor do I have in mind here the so-called free- floating intellectual, whose technical competence is on loan and for sale to anyone. ..."|
AIG reported a $5.3 billion loss, hurt by a write-down linked to subprime mortgages that fell in value by $11.2 billion before taxes. The results indicate the road ahead could be fraught with peril given problems in the housing and credit markets. 2008
free-floating Show phonetics
fraught (FULL OF)
adjective ━━ a. （心配・危険に）満ちている ((with)); 〔話〕 困った.
fraught with full of unpleasant things such as problems or dangers:
The negotiations have been fraught with difficulties/problems right from the start.
From beginning to end, the airlift was fraught with risks.fraught (ANXIOUS)
causing or having extreme worry or anxiety:
This is one of the most fraught weekends of the year for the security forces.
The atmosphere in the office is rather fraught.
not supporting any particular political party
- Not committed or decided.
- Experienced without an obvious basis or cause: free-floating anxiety.
- Capable of free movement; not bound.
adj. - 自由に動く