2016年1月18日 星期一

exist, nonexistent, phantom, lake, massacre, apparitions


Was there a real Phantom of the Opera? Gaston Leroux wrote the novel of The Phantom of the Opera, publishing it first as a serial in 1909. Though it was not based on fact, he wrote an introduction supposedly explaining that he carried out his own inquiries into the strange events that had occurred in the famous Opera House in the 1880s. He wrote of visiting the huge underground lake where the Phantom hid and of stumbling upon the skeletons of "some poor wretches who had been massacred under the Commune in the cellars of the Opera." Although the book was far from a best-seller, in 1925 it was made into a movie, starring Lon Chaney, which was a hit. Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote a musical based on the story, which opened in London in 1986 and in New York in 1988. On this date in 2006, the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera surpassed Cats to become the longest-running show in Broadway history; to date, there have been over 9,100 performances. More than 100 million people have seen the show in 124 cities in 25 countries, and it's the highest-grossing entertainment production of all times.

Everyone agrees that in mid-April the arrest of the leader of an unorthodox religious sect led to bloodshed. But the scale of it is hotly disputed. The official version is that members of the “Light of the World” sect killed nine unarmed policemen who had come to arrest the sect’s leader. But Angola’s main opposition party says that 1,080 members of the sect were massacredhttp://econ.st/1ItLaKb

BP Challenges Settlements in Gulf Oil Spill

The oil company asserted that thousands of claims were either inflated or nonexistent in ads that are to appear in three major newspapers Wednesday.


The Phantom Province in China's Economy

Massacre Reported in Syria as Security Council Meets

The death toll of nearly 200, if confirmed, would make the killings in the village of Tremseh the worst massacre yet in the increasingly sectarian uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. 

Our Lady of Lourdes is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary invoked by Roman Catholics in honor of the Marian apparitions which are said to have taken place before various individuals on separate occasions around Lourdes, France.


To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
― Oscar Wilde


apparition[ap・pa・ri・tion]

  • 発音記号[æ`pəríʃən]
[名]
1 幽霊, 亡霊, 幻影. ⇒GHOST[類語]
an apparition of his dead father
亡き父の幽霊.
2 突然現れたもの[人].
3 [U]出現.
ap・pa・ri・tion・al
[形]

massacre[mas・sa・cre]

  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[mǽsəkər]
[名]
1 [C][U]大虐殺
the Massacre of the Innocents
ヘロデ王の幼児大虐殺
the Massacre of St. Bartholomew
聖バルテルミーの大虐殺.
2 ((略式))完敗.
━━[動](他)
1 〈多数の人を〉無差別に殺す, 虐殺する.
2 ((略式))…をこてんぱんにやっつける.
[古フランス語macecler (macher打ち割る+col首). △SMASH
-crer
[名]













lake

n.
  1. A large inland body of fresh water or salt water.
  2. A scenic pond, as in a park.
  3. A large pool of liquid: a lake of spilled coffee on my desk.
[Middle English, from Old French lac and from Old English lacu, both from Latin lacus.]


phan·tom/ fan·tom (făn'təm) pronunciation
also
n.
    1. Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; a ghost or an apparition.
    2. Something elusive or delusive.
  1. An image that appears only in the mind; an illusion.
  2. Something dreaded or despised.
adj.
  1. Resembling, characteristic of, or being a phantom; illusive.
  2. Fictitious; nonexistent: phantom employees on the payroll.
[Middle English fantom, from Old French fantosme, probably from Vulgar Latin *phantauma, from Greek dialectal *phantagma, from Greek phantasma. See phantasm.]

phantom


 
音節
phan • tom
発音
fǽntəm
レベル
社会人必須
phantomの変化形
phantoms (複数形)
[名]((文))
1 幻影, 幻想, 映像, 化身, 心象, 幽霊, お化け. ⇒GHOST[類語]
phantoms of the past
過去の亡霊.
2 有名無実[見かけ倒し](の物[人])((of ...)).
3 (…の)象徴((of ...)).
4 ((米俗))偽名で働く人.
5 ((米俗))官吏と通じている人.
━━[形]幻影[錯覚]の;幽霊の(ような);見せかけ[外見上]の;正体不明の
a phantom company
幽霊会社
phantom voters
幽霊投票者
a phantom order
((米))仮発注[契約]
a phantom ship
幽霊船.

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hanching chung 提到...

The Myth of Consensus Politics
By SAM TANENHAUS

For most of the past century, consensus in American politics has been more phantom than fact.