2015年12月1日 星期二

dumb frickin’ broad, concentrate, concentration, broaden, expansion, liken, plurality, concentration camp

In a video of the incident, a Canadian animal rights activist defends her actions to the man driving the pigs to a pork processing plant: "Jesus said, ‘If they are thirsty, give them water.'"
The driver replies: "You know what? These are not humans, you dumb frickin’ broad."

Anita Krajnc tried to give pigs in a tractor-trailer water as the vehicle was…

indeed, it is not so startling that Ronald Dworkin should liken the process of legal"
Ronald Dworkin, Law's Empire (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1986 ... "

The U.S. abstained from a 14-0 Security Council vote that demanded an immediate ceasefire and called for the full withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza. The Times reports that Israel condemned a statement from a high-ranking Vatican official, who likened the situation in Gaza to a concentration camp.

OSCE resolution equating Stalinism with Nazism enrages Russia

Russia continues to react angrily to last week’s Organization for
Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) resolution likening Stalinism to

The DW-WORLD Article

In addition to its signature Sam Adams lager, Boston Beer produces more than 21 types of beer, including seasonal ales, Chocolate Bock and Utopias, a beer aged in oak barrels that sells for $140 for a 24-ounce bottle. Still, the company has struggled in recent months to manage a voluntary recall because of defects in bottles from one of its suppliers, the acquisition of a new brewery and a broadening economic slowdown.

"巴菲特在股東信中強調,儘管波克夏將持續擴展直接、及間接來自於外國貨幣的企業盈餘,持續收購各國企業的股權,即使如此,波克夏的資產及盈餘還是會集中在 美國(Even if we are successful, however, our assets and earnings will always be concentrated in the U.S.),原因在於,「美國的法規、市場經濟制度、對菁英人才的重視,」是巴菲特看重美國資本市場發展的重要因素,顯見即使不看好美國整體經濟,但對於 美國企業的競爭力仍深具信心。對於歷經次級房貸風暴後、正在思考資產配置的投資者而言,巴菲特的觀點是極佳的晨鐘暮鼓。"
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1.on Page 7:
"... Here, Burke belongs most certainly to what Arnold called an `epoch of concentration'. It is not true to say that he resisted all reform, but his heaviest fire is reserved for all schemes ..."

Culture and Anarchy - Chapter II (by Matthew Arnold)

- [ 翻譯此頁 ]Aristocracies, those children of the established fact, are for epochs of concentration. In epochs of expansion, epochs such as that in which we now live, ...
2.on Page 45:
"... The instance of Keats is most significant, in that the entanglement is less and the concentration more. If we complete the sentence earlier quoted from him we find: I have not the slightest feel of humility ..."
3.on Page 170:
"... Society, which is the beginning and basis of morals, exists simply for the concentration of human energy . . . Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.... While in the opinion ..."
4.on Page 189:
"... but also in the question of the compatibility of `self-government in industry' with a high degree of economic concentration, it has been easy, too easy, ..."
5.from Back Matter:
"... persons which the great increase in total population accentuated, and which has continued with continuing urbanization. Second, there was the concentration of workers into factories : again, a physical massing, made 297 ..."
6.from Back Matter:
"... These facts have led, in our society, to an extreme concentration of production of work of this kind, and to extraordinary needs and opportunities for controlling its distribution. Our new services ..."

adjective & adverb
  1. used for emphasis or to express anger, annoyance, contempt, or surprise.

concentrate (GIVE ATTENTION) Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
to direct your mental powers or your efforts towards a particular activity, subject or problem:
Come on, concentrate! We haven't got all day to do this.
I can't concentrate on my work with all that noise.
I find running concentrates the mind (= helps me to think).
I'm going to concentrate on my writing for a while.
The company is concentrating (its resources) on developing new products.

concentrated Show phonetics
adjective [before noun]
using a lot of effort to succeed at one particular thing:
The company is making a concentrated effort to broaden its market.

concentration Show phonetics
noun [U]
the ability to think carefully about something you are doing and nothing else:
The noise outside made concentration difficult.
There was a look of intense concentration on her face.
I find that yoga improves my powers of concentration.
I found it hard to follow what the teacher was saying, and eventually I lost concentration.
The government's concentration on tax reduction has won them a lot of support.

broad (GENERAL) Show phonetics
including a wide range of things; general:
The politician gave a broad outline of his proposals.
The magazine covers a broad range of subjects, from sewing to psychology.

broaden Show phonetics
verb [T]
to increase the range of something:
They've introduced all sorts of new elements to that programme in order to broaden its appeal.
I hoped that going to university might broaden my horizons (= increase the range of my knowledge and experience).

broadly Show phonetics
Broadly speaking, don't you think women make better drivers than men?

Word for a woman. Less respectable than lady but much more respectable than bitch.
Man, look at those two broads. They are smokin.

expand Show phonetics

verb [I or T]
to increase in size, number or importance, or to make something increase in this way:
The air in the balloon expands when heated.
They expanded their retail operations significantly during the 1980s.

expandable Show phonetics
able to increase in size:
pregnancy trousers with expandable waists

expansion Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
when something increases in size, number or importance:
the rapid expansion of the software industry
Expansion into new areas of research is possible.
an expansion of industry

expansionism Show phonetics
increasing the amount of land ruled by a country, or the business performed by a company:
As a consequence of expansionism by some European countries, many ancient cultures have suffered.

expansionist Show phonetics
noun [C]adjective


━━ v. 集中する ((on, upon)); 専念する ((on, upon)); 【化】濃縮する.
━━ n. 濃縮[濃厚]物[食品].
 con・cen・trat・ed ━━ a. 【化】濃縮した; 集中した.
 con・cen・tra・tion ━━ n. 集中, 専念; (精神の)集中力; 集中[集結]したもの; 【化】濃縮, 濃度; (トランプゲームの)神経衰弱.
concentration camp 強制収容所.
concentration cell 【物・化】濃淡電池.
concentration ratio 集中度[率].
 con・cen・tra・tor ━━ n. 【コンピュータ】集配線装置.

 現在,哈佛大學發給學位的單位,不是「學系」,而是「學程」。哈佛的學程並不是用「program」這個字,而是用另一個詞 「Concentration」,因為意義相近,而且沒有更好的譯法,在此也先暫譯為學程 。而且學系的角色和界限,在學生的求學經驗之中、在學校經營之中,重要性逐漸下降,甚至可能比學程更低。http://www.thenewslens.com/post/42199/

A plurality of sophomores have declared concentrations in Economics, according to preliminary data from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar’s office.

Five members of the Class of 2018 declared the College’s newest concentration, Theater, Dance, and Media, as their primary academic focus by Thursday night’s deadline to submit plans of study, according to Deborah D. Foster, the program’s Director of Undergraduate Studies.

The verb liken has one meaning:
Meaning #1: consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
Synonyms: compare, equate

concentration camp 集中營