2016年4月9日 星期六

inordinate, prurience, yearn, social contract,







Sometimes, he told the audience, “you don’t know why you’re doing what you are doing, but you follow it because it feels right. And for the most part, it’s not going to meet with that kind of inordinate success [as “Sound of Silence]. But it feels like what you should be doing, and if that’s the case for you, you’re on the right track. You should continue to pursue that and see how far it takes you or where it takes you. I can tell you this: It takes you to infinity. It never stops.”


An Inordinate Fear of Terrorism?
Obama wants you to keep cool about jihadist mass murder.

March 22, 2016 7:22 p.m. ET
Tuesday’s coordinated terrorist attacks in Brussels have left at least 30 people dead and more than 200 wounded, shut down the capital of Europe and raised security alarms from Frankfurt to London to New York. (See above.)

inordinate length



"The public interest is not served by the prurient media disclosure of the identity of a child who has committed a crime, no matter how trivial nor how serious. Any judge who claims that it is in the public interest to identify a 16-year-old boy convicted of murder – as happened to the killer of schoolteacher Ann Maguire – risks giving in to the voracious media and to public voyeurism" Via Comment is free


Relief Seen for Jobless and States in Health Care Plan
By ROBERT PEAR
For Democrats, the stimulus bill is also a tool for rewriting the social contract with the poor, the uninsured and the unemployed, in ways they have long yearned to do.


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"cult of the noble savage, tinged with a certain prurience, as in these illustrations"

June 4, 2008 -- 12:45 a.m. EDT
Icahn Attacks Yahoo Severance Plan
Carl Icahn accused Yahoo CEO Yang of going to "inordinate lengths" to sabotage Microsoft's bid and called on the Yahoo board to rescind a companywide severance plan.

social contract
n.
An agreement among the members of an organized society or between the governed and the government defining and limiting the rights and duties of each.


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.

pru・ri・ent



━━ a. 淫乱な, 好色な.
pru・ri・ence, pru・ri・en・cy ━━ n.
pru・ri・ent・ly ━━ ad.


prurience
adj.
  1. Inordinately interested in matters of sex; lascivious.
    1. Characterized by an inordinate interest in sex: prurient thoughts.
    2. Arousing or appealing to an inordinate interest in sex: prurient literature.
[Latin prūriēns, prūrient-, present participle of prūrīre, to yearn for, itch.]
prurience pru'ri·ence or pru'ri·en·cy n.
pruriently pru'ri·ent·ly adv.




inordinate
adjective FORMAL
unreasonably or unusually large in size or degree:
Margot has always spent an inordinate amount of time on her appearance.

inordinately
adverb FORMAL
She was inordinately fond of her pets.


inordinate
adj.
  1. Exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate. See synonyms at excessive.
  2. Not regulated; disorderly.
[Middle English inordinat, from Latin inōrdinātus, disordered : in-, not; see in-1 + ōrdinātus, past participle of ōrdināre, to set in order (from ōrdō, ōrdin-, order).]
inordinacy in·or'di·na·cy or in·or'di·nate·ness n.
inordinately in·or'di·nate·ly adv.

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