2016年4月29日 星期五

shelf life, an ill fit, deem me unfit, canto, substitute teacher, substitutes or complements

She used the word “vagina” during a discussion with eighth graders about Georgia O'Keefe's work.
Allison Wint said she is no longer a substitute teacher at Harper Creek…
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The assumption that Germany’s tight labour market was tailor-made for job-hungry migrants has given way to the grim realisation that most are an ill fit for an economy mainly seeking highly skilled workers


Apple is a victim of its own success. Will it soon be overtaken by Alphabet?



Has the majority of Uber’s growth come from substituting for taxis or from complementing them? There is ample circumstantial evidence of the damage Uber has wrought on New York’s yellow-cab industry. But hard proof that Uber is the primary cause of yellow taxis’ woes has been hard to come by. New statistics released this month allow for a preliminary answer to the hotly debated questionhttp://econ.st/1J6XfX1



WHAT black cabs are to London, yellow taxis are to New York. From the charming checker cabs (pictured) of the 1950s and 60s to the workhorse-like Crown Victorias of...
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"Throughout medical training, my greatest fear was that my supervisors would find out about my stuttering and deem me unfit to fulfill my dream of becoming a doctor."



For people with disabilities, doctors are not always healers
It took me 22 years to admit to myself that I stuttered and needed treatment for it.
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What is a canto in poetry? A canto is a division in a long poem, much like a chapter in a story. Twentieth-century poet Ezra Pound's most famous work was called The Cantos. It is a collection of his 117 finished cantos, and it focuses greatly on the political and economic situation over the course of the several decades in which he wrote the poems. The controversial poet was born in Idaho on this date in 1885. He moved to Europe as a young man, spending much of his adult life there, until — after making anti-American broadcasts over Italian radio — he was arrested and charged with treason against his native land, and returned to the US after WWII. Found mentally unfit to stand trial, Pound was sent to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, where he spent 13 years writing and produced some of his greatest work. When he was released, he returned to Italy. He died there at the age of 87, in 1972.

complement
 to make something else seem better or more attractive whencombining with it
補充;補足;使完善;為…增色
Strawberries and cream complement each other perfectly.
草莓加鮮奶油相得益彰。
The music complements her voice perfectly.
音樂使她的嗓音妙不可言。

substitute teacher is a person who teaches a school class when the regular teacher is unavailable; e.g., because of illness, personal leave, or other reasons.



substitute 

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbstɪtjuːt/ 

NOUN

1A person or thing acting or serving in place of another:soya milk is used as a substitute for dairy milk
1.1A person or thing that becomes the object of love or another emotion which is deprived of its natural outlet:a father substitute
2A sports player nominated as eligible to replace another after a match has begun:Stewart was the Rovers substitute
3Scots Law A deputy:a sheriff substitute

VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
1Use or add in place of:dried rosemary can be substituted for the fresh herb
1.1[NO OBJECT] Act or serve as a substitute:I found someone to substitute for me
1.2Replace (someone or something) with another:customs officers substituted the drugs with another substancethis was substituted by a new clause
1.3Chemistry Replace (an atom or group in a molecule, especially a hydrogen atom) with another:three of the hydrogen atoms of the methane molecule have been substituted by chlorine, bromine or iodine atoms
1.4(as adjective substitutedChemistry (Of a compound) in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by other atoms or groups:a substituted terpenoid
2Replace (a sports player) with a substitute during a match:he was substituted eleven minutes from time

Usage

Traditionally, the verb substitute is followed by for and means ‘put someone or something in place of another’, as in she substituted the fake vase for the real one. From the late 17th century substitute has also been used to mean ‘replace someone or something with something else’, as in she substituted the real vase with the fake one. This can be confusing, since the two sentences shown above mean the same thing, yet the object of the verb and the object of the preposition have swapped positions. Despite the potential confusion, the second, newer use is well established, especially in some scientific contexts and in sport (the top scorer was substituted with almost half an hour still to play), and is now generally regarded as part of normal standard English.


canto

1 (長詩の)編:小説などのchapterに当たる(略:can.).

A major division of a long or extended poem. A canto of a poem corresponds to a chapter of a novel.
[名](複 〜s)

2 ((俗))《スポーツ》試合の区切り(野球のinningなど).
[もとはラテン語cantus (canere歌う+-tus過去分詞語尾=歌われるもの)]





deem

Line breaks: deem

VERB


[WITH OBJECT AND COMPLEMENT] formal
Regard or consider in a specified way:the event was deemed a great success[WITH OBJECT AND INFINITIVE]: the strike was deemed to beillegal

Origin

old english dēman (also in the sense 'act as judge'), ofGermanic origin; related to Dutch doeman, also todoom.





unfit

Line breaks: un¦fit
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfɪt /

ADJECTIVE

1(Of a thing) not of the necessary quality or standard to meet a particular purpose:the land is unfit for food crops
1.1 (Of a person) not having the requisite qualities orskills to undertake something competently:
she is unfit to have care and control of herchildren

2(Of a person) not in good physical condition, typically as a result of failure to take regular exercise:the increase in the number of unfit and overweightchildren is alarming

VERB (unfitsunfittingunfitted)

[WITH OBJECT] archaicBack to top  
Make (something or someone) unsuitabledisqualify:making women printers will only unfit them for theparamount duties of female society
Derivatives
unfitly
ADVERB


unfitness NOUN

Shelf life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelf_life

Shelf life is the length of time that a commodity may be stored without becoming unfit for use, consumption, or sale. In other words, it might refer to whether a commodity should no longer be on a pantry shelf (unfit for use), or just no longer on a supermarketshelf (unfit for sale, but not yet unfit for use).

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