2016年9月2日 星期五

hanker, hankering, yearning. sportsman.

“You may feed the wolf as you will; he has always a hankering for the woods.” 
―from A SPORTSMAN'S NOTEBOOK by Ivan Turgenev
 SPORTSMAN 獵人(手記)


The Los Angeles Times devotes its top nonlocal spot to a look at how the gunmen who killed three British security personnel over the last week in Northern Ireland may have reinforced how much the area's residents yearn to move on from their troubled past. Thousands took the streets yesterday to condemn the shooting and even hard-liners have spoken up against retaliation. "These attacks not only represent a setback, but they can represent an opportunity in further entrenching the peace process," an expert on Northern Ireland said.



Are you outraged by the disrespect shown to our nation’s circus folk? Hankering for an evening that celebrates clowns - and roller coasters?


Today's highlight on DW-WORLD:

Bring Back the D-Mark Back, Says One in Three Germans

Six years after German adopted the euro, 34 percent of people
still hanker for their former currency. To many, it represented
Germany's economic miracle of the post-war years -- and they
blame the euro for rising prices.

To read this article on the DW-WORLD website, just click on the
internet address below:

http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=evybp8I44va89pI0



Netflix Soars on Strong Profit
Netflix shares soared as its movie-buff following flourished and hungry investors had a hankering for Brinker International. However, there was a distinct lack of craving for Kraft Foods.





sportsman

a man who plays sportespecially one who plays it well
someone who plays sport in a way that shows respect and fairnesstowards the opposing player or team:
He'll be remembered both as a brilliant player and as a true sportsman.

WordNet: hanker
Note: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The verb has one meaning:
Meaning #1: desire strongly or persistently
Synonyms: long, yearn


hankering

n Definition: strong desire
Antonyms: aversion, dislike, hate, hatred

yearn Show phonetics
verb [I]
to desire very strongly, especially something that you cannot have or something that is very difficult to have:
Despite his great commercial success he still yearns for critical approval.
[+ to infinitive] Sometimes I just yearn to be alone.

yearning Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
I suppose it's because I live in a crowded city that I have this yearning for open spaces.

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