2017年6月17日 星期六

sanctimonious, Pygmalion, boundless, occur, inscrutable


Yo-Yo Ma has been performing professionally for the past four decades and over that time period, no one seems to have had more fun. In honor of his 60th birthday tomorrow, here are 11 standout videos of Ma at work and play.
The cellist has indulged his boundless interest in music throughout his career with no sign of slowing down.
WQXR.ORG


Japan is turning but the market remains inscrutable
Telegraph.co.uk
Six months ago, the Nikkei 225 index traded at about 9,000 and I wrote an article here discussing whether this time was different. My conclusion — the headwinds for the Japanese economy were too great for the new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, to ...


 Clinton to Visit China Amid Diplomatic Storms
New York Times (blog)
“The Chinese public has boundless antipathy toward Japan,” said a commentary this week in the newspaper Global Times about the Diayou islands, which Japan calls the Senkakus. Global Times is affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party and the party's ...


It occurred to me that few people discussed Pygmalion in the Classroom, by Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1969) (p. 27-c2, TNE)



Source: Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion Preface To Pygmalion
Therefore, though the whole point of his "Current Shorthand" is that it can express every sound in the language perfectly, vowels as well as consonants, and that your hand has to make no stroke except the easy and current ones with which you write m, n, and u, l, p, and q, scribbling them at whatever angle comes easiest to you, his unfortunate determination to make this remarkable and quite legible script serve also as a Shorthand reduced it in his own practice to the most inscrutable of cryptograms.



Pygmalionism (pig-MAY-lee-uh-niz-uhm)

noun:
1. The state of being in love with an object of one's own making.
2. The condition of loving an inanimate object such as a statue or image.

Etymology
In Greek mythology, Pygmalion was the king of Cyprus who carved a female figure in ivory so realistic and beautiful that he fell in love with her. The goddess Aphrodite took pity on him and responded by bringing the statue to life as Galatea. Pygmalion married her.

Usage
"Sarah Palin has been an exercise in Pygmalionism gone wrong. The most famous female politician in the world today is a vain and sanctimonious woman of boundless ambition and no vision." — Janet Bagnall; Setback for Women; The Gazette (Montreal, Canada); Feb 12, 2010.

"The aim was to show the reverse Pygmalionism of cinema, which takes live bodies and makes cool,




sanctimonious
ˌsaŋ(k)tɪˈməʊnɪəs/
adjective
derogatory
  1. making a show of being morally superior to other people.
    "what happened to all the sanctimonious talk about putting his family first?"

occur[oc・cur]

  • 発音記号[əkə'ːr]
[動](〜red, 〜・ring)(自)
1 ((形式))〈事件・物などが〉起こる, 生じる, 行われる(happen)
Several traffic accidents occurred yesterday.
昨日数件の交通事故が起こった
Typhoons often occur in late summer.
台風は夏の終わりによく発生する.
2 [occur to A]〈考えなどが〉〈A(人)の〉心に浮かぶ, 思い出される, ふと気がつく
An idea occurred to me.
ひとつの考えが心に浮かんだ
It occurs to me that I may have misunderstood you.
君を誤解していたようですね.
3 〈物などが〉見いだされる, 現れる;〈動植物などが〉生育[生息]する;現存する
Bats occur almost everywhere.
コウモリはほとんどどこにでも生息している.
untouchable idols of them." — Hold On to Your Popcorn; The Observer (London, UK); May 20, 2007.




boundless[bound・less]

  • 発音記号[báundlis]
[形]限界のない;限りない, 無限の;広大な
the boundless ocean
広大な大洋
his boundless energy
彼の尽きることのない活力.
bound・less・ly
[副]
bound・less・ness




inscrutable

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Definition of inscrutable


adjective

  • impossible to understand or interpret:Guy looked blankly inscrutable


Derivatives


inscrutability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/

noun

inscrutably

adverb

Origin:

late Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin inscrutabilis, from in- 'not' + scrutari 'to search' (see scrutiny)

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