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Mass shootings have become more common in America, averaging one a day this year according to the Mass Shooting Tracker, an online record that includes multiple injuries as well as fatalities. Gun lobbyists and their allies say the answer is for more law-abiding Americans to carry guns in colleges, or shopping malls, or churches. This impulse to self-defence in kind is natural—but mistaken http://econ.st/1JUCHvt
UNCHARITABLE QUESTIONS GREET TYCOON'S GIVEAWAY
On Dec. 11, 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States; the U.S. responded in kind.
A local tax first levied in England in the fourth century ad to pay for the church and its clergy. Tithes were at first paid in kind but subsequently commuted into money terms. The last tithes lapsed in 1996.
The combined bombing and shooting attack that killed her as she left a political rally, standing through the open roof of her car to greet milling crowds of supporters, came as Ms. Bhutto staged a series of mass meetings across Pakistan.
- To move around in churning confusion: “A crowd of school children milled about on the curb looking scared” (Anne Tyler).
kerb UK Show phonetics
noun [C] (US curb)
the edge of a raised path nearest the road
1 [C] a large group of people who have gathered together:
A crowd of about 15 000 attended the concert.
2 [S] INFORMAL a group of friends or a group of people with similar interests:
She goes about with a friendly crowd.
"Who was there?" "Oh, the usual crowd, Dave, Mike and Fiona."
verb [T] INFORMAL
to make someone feel uncomfortable by standing too close to them or by continually watching them:
I need some time to do this work properly, so don't crowd me.
phrase of kind
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In economics and finance, in kind refers to goods, services, and transactions not involving money or not measured in monetary terms. For example:
- Payment in kind, or barter: exchange of goods or services for other goods or services with no medium of exchange
- Income in kind: in particular
- Tax in kind (disambiguation): such as a tithe from a farmer's crops
- Calculation in kind: a type of accounting based on physical magnitudes and physical quantities rather than a common unit of account
- Gifts in kind: a kind of charitable giving in which, instead of giving money to buy needed goods and services, the goods and services themselves are given
in kind[in kind]
(1) （返報に）同種のもので, 同じやり方で, 同様に
We tried to return his generosity in kind.(2) （金銭ではなく）品物で, 現物で
payment in kind(3) 本質的に（⇒6）.
- Exhibiting no charity or generosity.
- Unfair or unkind: uncharitable remarks.
uncharitably un·char'i·ta·bly adv.