2015年12月22日 星期二

piety, sanctimony, valise

to keep many matters from the Freiherr, in order to spare his piety on the one hand, on the other, not to provoke his ferocious temper.

Paul Muldoon’s poetry, suspicious of sanctimony and frankly addicted to puns, dares us to ask: is he serious?

TimesSelect Everybody Hates Don Imus
By FRANK RICH
In the wake of Don Imus’s racist and sexist comments, there’s been an astounding display of hypocrisy, sanctimony and self-congratulation from all sides.



valise 


音節
 
va • lise
 
発音
 
vəlíːs|-líːz
  1. [名詞] ((米)) スーツケース,旅行かばん(suitcase,traveling bag).


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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪəti/



Definition of piety in English:

noun (plural pieties)

[MASS NOUN]
1The quality of being religious or reverent:acts of piety and charity
1.1[COUNT NOUN] A belief which is accepted with unthinking conventional reverence:the accepted pieties of our time


Origin

Early 16th century (in the sense 'devotion to religious observances'): from Old French piete, from Latinpietas 'dutifulness', from pius (see pious).

  1. [名詞] (pl. -ties)
  2. 1 敬神の念,篤信;敬虔けいけんさ.
  3. 2 ((古)) (親・民族などにする)忠誠心,忠義,孝心,愛国心
    • filial piety
    • 孝行,孝心
  4. 3 信心深い行為,敬虔な言葉[信仰]
    • the pieties and sacrifices of an austere life
    • 質素な生活における信心深い言行と犠牲的行為.
  5. [語源]
    中期英語 piete<中期フランス語<ラテン語 piets (pius より;→PIOUS)

sanctimony

(săngk'tə-mō') pronunciation
n.
Feigned piety or righteousness; hypocritical devoutness or high-mindedness.
[Obsolete French sanctimonie, from Latin sānctimōnia, sacredness, from sānctus, holy. See sanctify.]

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