2015年12月29日 星期二

libel, slander, stop by, stand by (DO NOTHING)

Blogger Takes on Philippine Political Clan
An 18-year-old blogger's posts accusing a Philippine official of standing by as his two sons assaulted her family members on the golf course has triggered a libel suit -- a debate about golf etiquette.


Musée Rodin 新增了 4 張新相片
Les boiseries, emblématiques du décor baroque du musée Rodin ont été restaurées. Venez les admirer pendant les vacances !
The wood trim, a key feature of the baroque decoration of the Musée Rodin, was restored. Stop by the hôtel Biron during winter break !


libel Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
a piece of writing which contains bad and false things about a person:
She threatened to sue the magazine for libel.
Compare slander.

libel Show phonetics
verb [T] -ll- or US USUALLY -l-

libellous, US USUALLY libelous Show phonetics
adjective
libellous accusations



slander Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
a false spoken statement about someone which damages their reputation, or the making of such a statement:
The doctor is suing his partner for slander.
She regarded his comment as a slander on her good reputation.
Compare libel.

slander Show phonetics
verb [T]
to damage someone's reputation by making a false spoken statement about them

slanderer Show phonetics
noun [C]

slanderous Show phonetics
adjective
a slanderous accusation/allegation/comment



stop by (or in)
phrasal verb of stop
  1. 1.
    call briefly and informally as a visitor.
    "a nurse stopped by her room to see if she was asleep"

stand by (DO NOTHING) phrasal verb
to allow something unpleasant to happen without doing anything to stop it:
We can't stand by while millions of people starve.
See also bystander.

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