A powerful earthquake struck the island of Kyushu on Saturday, killing at least 23 people. Nine people died in a quake in the same area on Thursday.
By BEN BRANTLEY
A British import adapted from Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel is a tale of empowerment told from the perspective of the most powerless group — little children.
By MICHAEL WINES and IAN JOHNSON
A traffic accident in China that killed 23 people, mostly children, set off angry online discussions about the canyon that separates the powerful from the powerless.
[名]峡谷（▼米南西部やメキシコに多い. ⇒GRAND CANYON）；海底谷.［スペイン語cañon←ラテン語canna（管）. 峡谷はパイプのようであることから］
A senior Iranian official has accused the US of feeding forged intelligence on Iran's nuclear program to the International Atomic Energy Agency, following a damning statement from the UN Security Council this week.
"The Democrats are going to change the name of the Hoover Dam. That is the silliest thing I ever heard of in politics... If they feel that way about it, I don't see why they don't just reverse the two words." — Will Rogers
v., damned, damn·ing, damns. v.tr.
- To pronounce an adverse judgment upon. See synonyms at condemn.
- To bring about the failure of; ruin.
- To condemn as harmful, illegal, or immoral: a cleric who damned gambling and strong drink.
- To condemn to everlasting punishment or a similar fate; doom.
- To swear at.
To swear; curse.
Used to express anger, irritation, contempt, or disappointment.
- The saying of "damn" as a curse.
- Informal. The least valuable bit; a jot: not worth a damn.
- Without any doubt; positively: I am damn well going to file charges against him.
[Middle English dampnen, from Old French dampner, from Latin damnāre, to condemn, inflict loss upon, from damnum, loss.]damningly damn'ing·ly adv.
a.That damns; damnable; as, damning evidence of guilt.