The would-be emperor's slow striptease
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Boat to Safety Is Death Trap to Sri Lankans
By SOMINI SENGUPTA
The testimony of refugees who stayed adrift in the Indian Ocean for nine days is a rare glimpse into the war.
Germany to introduce test for would-be citizens
Germany is set to introduce a test on German customs and history for would-be citizens in September after the plan received cabinet approval on Wednesday. The Interior Ministry has presented a catalogue of 310 multiple-choice questions for citizenship applicants. Would-be citizens will be presented with 33 of the questions, and will be required to answer 17 correctly.
German Olympic Hopeful: Fabian Hambuechen
What does it take to be an elite athlete? You generally need talent,
motivation, and a whole lot of perseverence. This week we meet one young
man who ticks all those boxes.
The DW-WORLD Article
Orphaned and adrift in the gruesome Sudanese civil war with weapons he could barely hold, the young boy eventually deserted. An aid worker sent him to school in Kenya. From there, he went on an inspiring and ultimately hopeful journey.
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- A musical line in the bass that is continually repeated throughout the composition.
- A composition in which such a line appears.
Passacaglia and Chaconne are alternative names for this type of piece.
adjective [after verb]
1 If a boat is adrift, it is moving on the water but is not controlled by anyone because of a problem:
He spent three days adrift on his yacht.
2 If a person is adrift, they do not have a clear purpose in life and do not know what they want to do:
Da Silva plays a bright, lonely student from New York, adrift in small-town Arizona.
3 INFORMAL go/come adrift to become loose:
The hem of my skirt's come adrift again.
4 INFORMAL go adrift If plans go adrift they fail or do not produce the correct results:
Something seems to have gone adrift in our calculations.
adjective [before noun]
wanting or trying to be:
a would-be artist/politicianhopeful
1 having hope:
He was hopeful about the outcome of the meeting.
They were hopeful of a successful agreement.
I'm hopeful (that) we can reach a compromise.
2 giving hope:
The green shoots were hopeful signs of spring.
noun [C usually plural]
a person who is trying to get a part in a film, play for a famous football team, etc:
Over a thousand young hopefuls went to the Theatre Royal today to audition for a part in the new musical.
A signal, usually by siren, that an air raid is over or a danger has passed.