TODD BYERS was among more than 20,000 people running the San Francisco Marathon last month. Dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, he might have blended in with the other runners, except for one glaring difference: he was barefoot.
"“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see,” wrote Ayn Rand in her novel The Fountainhead. That there is a link, a connection, between the west’s military interventions in the Middle East and terrorist attacks against the west, that violence begets violence, is “glaringly evident” to anyone with open eyes, if not open minds."
- Shining intensely and blindingly: the glaring noonday sun.
- Tastelessly showy or bright; garish.
- Conspicuous; obvious: a glaring error. See synonyms at flagrant.
- Staring with anger, fierceness, or hostility: glaring eyes.
v., blend·ed or blent (blĕnt), blend·ing, blends. v.tr.
- To combine or mix so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another: “He has no difficulty blending his two writing careers: novels and films” (Charles E. Claffey).
- To combine (varieties or grades) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency: blend tobaccos.
- To form a uniform mixture: “The smoke blended easily into the odor of the other fumes” (Norman Mailer).
- To become merged into one; unite.
- To create a harmonious effect or result: picked a tie that blended with the jacket. See synonyms at mix.
- The act of blending.
- Something, such as an effect or a product, that is created by blending: “His face shows, as he stares at the fire, a blend of fastidiousness and intransigence” (John Fowles). See synonyms at mixture.
- Linguistics. A word produced by combining parts of other words, as smog from smoke and fog.
[Middle English blenden, probably from Old Norse blanda, blend-.]
One evening, therefore, Selifan the coachman received orders to have the horses harnessed in good time next morning; while Petrushka received orders to remain behind, for the purpose of looking after the portmanteau and the room.
in good time
1. See in due course. *
2. In a short time, quickly; also, earlier than expected. For example, We want to get home in good time for the broadcast, or They submitted the bis in good time. [Late 1500s]
*Also, in due course of time; in due time; in time; all in good time. After an appropriate interval, in a reasonable length of time. For example, In due course we'll discuss the details of this arrangement, or In due time the defense will present new evidence, or You'll learn the program in time, or We'll come up with a solution, all in good time. Chaucer used in due time in the late 1300s, and the other usages arose over the next few centuries. However, also see in good time for another meaning.
[名]（複 〜s, -teaux 〔-z〕）
1 ((古風))（衣類を入れる）旅行かばん, （特に）両開きの革製旅行用トランク.
2 ＝portmanteau word.*3 2つ以上の性質を併せ持ったもの.
portmánteau wòrd[portmánteau wòrd]
- 混成語, かばん語(blend)：smog （smoke＋fog）など.
1952年倫敦大煙霧即是一場災難，也是英國環保立法進程中的歷史轉折點。 北京和中國許多其他城市近日「霧濛濛、灰濛濛」，空氣質量之差歷史罕見；厚重空氣中，60年前倫敦那場災難性的大煙霧也在晝夜難辨的時空隱現。 「倫敦大煙霧」 （The Great Smog of 1952）