2016年11月4日 星期五

barnstorming, aloof, physically, wash away


Live Updates: Candidates Barnstorm Key States

  • With more than 33 million Americans already having voted as of Friday, Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump will use the final Saturday before the election to make their closing arguments, starting in Florida.


Japan and South Korea can work together to wash away the pains of the past

Ogata Sadako is a former president of JapanInternational Cooperation Agency and was the United Nations high commissioner for refugees from 1991 ...


A relatively muted White House reaction to the turmoil reflects both mixed feelings about President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster and Egypt’s shrinking role in American policy.


Manmohan extends Japan trip, sends a strong message to China
Economic Times
Japan and China are witnessing deep hostility over the Senkaku islands (called Diaoyu by the Chinese) with its nationalist PM Shinzo Abe, often also described as a hawk, threatening to respond physically should the Chinese try to land in the contested ...



barnstorm
to travel to different places to give speeches, perform shows, etc. 

Forget Aloof, Bernanke Goes Barnstorming
By EDMUND L. ANDREWS
The chairman of the Federal Reserve is on a campaign to prove that the central bank is here to help, and is not as mysterious as people might think.

barnstorming
adj. - 鄉間巡迴演說家或藝人的
日本語 (Japanese)
v. - 国中を演説や演技をして回る
aloof
adj.
Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote: stood apart with aloof dignity.
adv.
At a distance but within view; apart.
[A–2 + LUFF, windward part of a ship (obsolete).]
aloofly a·loof'ly adv.
aloofness a·loof'ness n.

Definition of aloof



adjective

  • not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant:they were courteous but faintly aloof an aloof and somewhat austere figure
  • conspicuously uninvolved and uninterested, typically through distaste:he stayed aloof from the bickering



Derivatives





aloofly

adverb




aloofness

noun

Origin:

mid 16th century: from a-2 (expressing direction) + luff. The term was originally an adverb in nautical use, meaning 'away and to windward!', i.e., with the ship's head kept close to the wind away from a lee shore, etc., toward which it might otherwise drift. From this arose the sense 'at a distance' literally or figuratively




physical

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪzɪk(ə)l/

Definition of physical




adjective

  • 1relating to the body as opposed to the mind:a range of physical and mental challenges
  • involving bodily contact or activity:less physical sports such as bowls a physical relationship
  • 2relating to things perceived through the senses as opposed to the mind; tangible or concrete:the physical world
  • 3relating to physics or the operation of natural forces generally:physical laws

noun

  • 1 (also physical examination) a medical examination to determine a person’s bodily fitness: at fifty-something, each year’s physical was a kind of lottery
  • 2 (physicals) Stock Exchange stocks held in actual commodities for immediate exchange, for example as opposed to futures: the exchange of futures for physicals




Phrases


get physical

  • 1 informal become aggressive or violent: now the players are even getting physical with the refs
  • 2become sexually intimate with someone: I had a strong feeling that, by the end of the day, she and I would get physical

Derivatives


physicality

Pronunciation: /-ˈkalɪti/

noun

physically

adverb

physicalness

noun

Origin:

late Middle English (in the sense 'relating to medicine'): from medieval Latin physicalis, from Latin physica 'things relating to nature' (see physic). Sense 2 dates from the late 16th century and sense 1 from the late 18th century

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