2015年12月25日 星期五

generosity, unyielding, courtly, cognizant

In 2015, the tensions between religious people and those without religion endured. Our most popular science post this year reported the surprising results of a team of neuroscientists studying generosity in religious people and atheists

Far from bolstering generosity, a religious upbringing diminishes it
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"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."Edgar Allan Poe



Jesse Helms, 86, Dies; Unyielding Conservative Icon 
By STEVEN A. HOLMES
The former senator had a courtly manner and opposed civil rights, gay rights, foreign aid and modern art.




This belief comes from my unyielding faith in the decency and generosity of the American people. But it also comes from my own American story.
Barack Obama’s Speech on Race


unyielding Show phonetics
adjective ━━ a. 曲らない, 堅い; 屈しない, 断固とした.
1 completely unwilling to change a decision, opinion, demand, etc:
Korea is unyielding in its demands for a new treaty.

2 rigid (= not able to be bent or moved)

courtly Show phonetics

adjective
polite, graceful and formal in behaviour

courtliness Show phonetics
noun [U]
cognizance
noun FORMAL OR LEGAL
take cognizance of sth to take notice of and consider something, especially when judging:
The lawyer asked the jury to take cognizance of the defendant's generosity in giving to charity.

cognizant
adjective FORMAL
Unfortunately, we were not cognizant of (= did not know about) the full facts.

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