First at Cambridge, then as an engineer and soldier, Wittgenstein had finished his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, at once an austere work of analytic philosophy and—for some readers, Wittgenstein apparently included—an almost mystical experience.
Chinese Buoys Focus of Latest Dispute Over Contested Islands
February 23, 2013TOKYO – Japan has asked the Chinese government to explain why Chinese ships have strategically placed several buoys in the East China Sea near a group of disputed islands, a Japanese government spokesman said Friday.東京——一位日本政府發言人周五稱，日本要求中國政府解釋，中國船隻為什麼在東海一系列有爭議島嶼附近戰略性地安放幾個浮標。
China has become a buoyant market for top-end alcohol brands, overtaking the UK as the top export market for Bordeaux wines in value for the first time in 2010, according to France's Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux.
Navy to acquire 'listening sticks'
Under the Foreign Military Sale, Taiwan will acquire 440 AN/SSQ-53F sonobuoys for US$335000, with work scheduled for completion by January 2014 (as part of the same deal, the US Navy is purchasing 50430). Sonobuoys, also known as “listening sticks,” ...
China unhappy over Taiwan's push for wider trade partnerships
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou is understandably buoyant and brimming with bonhomie after staving off defeat in elections two weeks ago. But there is an air of excessively exuberant optimism around the “golden decade” economic plan he is promoting as ...
By J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN
Reviewed by MARIA RUSSO
Reviewed by MARIA RUSSO
In this affable first novel, alternating chapters present the viewpoints of four women who establish enduring bonds in their first week at Smith College.
A Genial Conservative for New York’s Archdiocese
By MICHAEL POWELL
Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan is known for affability and an adherence to Rome’s conservative line.
Abroad, China’s hospitality (towards those who managed to get visas, at least), lavish spectacles and magnificent new stadiums drew widespread praise. But there will be many doubts about whether all the Olympic bonhomie has transformed the way China sees the world. As China’s response to foreign reactions to the unrest in Tibet in March suggested, this can be worryingly xenophobic. The party still sees it as essential to its legitimacy to portray the country as a victim of Western efforts to contain and dismember it.
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A pleasant and affable disposition; geniality.
[French, from bonhomme, good-natured man : bon, good (from Latin bonus) + homme, man (from Latin homō).]bonhomous bon'ho·mous (bŏn'ə-məs) adj.
- 発音記号[bɑ`nəmíː | bɔ'nəmìː]
affable Show phonetics
friendly and easy to talk to:
He struck me as an affable sort of a man.
She was quite affable at the meeting.
affably Show phonetics
He greeted us affably.
affability Show phonetics
noun [U] FORMAL
- 発音記号[sɑ'nəbùːi | sɔ'nəbɔ`i]
Greece embarks on new austerity program
Greek action lifts markets and the euro
Greece announced a new austerity plan as Prime Minister Papandreou called on the EU to show its support. The news drew praise from Greece's European neighbors and buoyed financial markets.
Definition of austere in English:
n., pl., -ties.
- The quality of being austere.
- Severe and rigid economy: wartime austerity.
- An austere habit or practice.
- bu • oy
- búːi, bɔ'i | bɔ'i
- buoys (複数形) • buoyed (過去形) • buoyed (過去分詞) • buoying (現在分詞) • buoys (三人称単数現在)
1 ブイ, 浮標.
3 …を支える, 高める, 〈士気などを〉鼓舞する, 〈人を〉元気づける((up)).
Definition of buoyant
- buoyancy [ˈbɔiənsi] DJ [ˈbɔɪənsɪ] KK
- Buoyancy is the ability that something has to float on a liquid or in the air.
- Buoyancy is a person's ability to remain cheerful, even in sad or unpleasant situations.
- Buoyancy is a feeling of cheerfulness