“It’s a long way,” John said slowly, “ain’t it? It’s a hard way. It’s uphill all the way.”
―from GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN by James Baldwin
NEW HAVEN – After performing at the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s annual Halloween Show, violinist Katherine Chu ’16 reported being acutely aware that everything after will be a steady series of disappointments.
“Two thousand people watched me peak on that stage,” Chu said, adding that no future accomplishment will ever match the thrill of playing Woolsey Hall packed with costumed friends. “I have no clue who’d want to go to another concert after that one. Like, wow, why would anyone put up with the boring shit when they can watch a movie, drunk, dressed as slutty Lincoln Chafee?”
Chu, a musical virtuoso with aspirations to play professionally, added that the thought of playing to empty concert halls has made her consider giving up and coking out on Wall Street.
“Our musicians will go on to play in Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago, Vienna. But this is the best they’ll ever do,” said Symphony Orchestra Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada. “We organize the concert to give these musicians a chance to feel like celebrities for just a second of their wretched, wretched lives.”
“We’d like to thank the entire Yale community for coming together and pretending to like classical music for the night,” echoed bassoonist Adrian Donati ’18. “It really keeps us going.”
The American International Group's sale of a minority stake in its Asian life insurance unit is apparently facing an uphill climb in a down market.
Her Fight Will Go OnBy Daniel Politi
Posted Thursday, May 8, 2008, at 6:30 AM ET
The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal's world-wide newsbox all lead with the fallout from Tuesday's primaries. Sen. Hillary Clinton was already facing an uphill battle but she awoke yesterday to a decidedly changed mood and a growing feeling that her quest for the nomination is simply a lost cause. Many are already referring to Sen. Barack Obama as the presumptive nominee. "Suddenly, a primary day that few expected to be decisive in the Democrats' long and close contest was interpreted on all sides as a game-changer," notes the WSJ. But Clinton vowed to stay in the race and, in order to quell any doubts about her determination, she campaigned in West Virginia, where she assured reporters that she'll keep going "until there is a nominee." Her advisers also publicly dismissed the idea that there had been any discussions about dropping out.
presumptive(prĭ-zŭmp'tĭv) adj. ━━ a. 【法】推定の［に基づく］; 推定の根拠となる.
- Providing a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance.
- Founded on probability or presumption.
drop out phrasal verb
1 to not do something that you were going to do, or to stop doing something before you have completely finished:
He dropped out of the race after two laps.
2 If a student drops out, they stop going to classes before they have finished their course.
dropout Show phonetics
a person who leaves school, college or university before finishing a course, or a person who lives in an unusual way:
a high school/college dropout
He was a loner and a dropout.
Definitionuphill Show phonetics
1 leading to a higher place on a slope:
an uphill climb
2 needing a large amount of effort:
It'll be an uphill struggle/battle/fight to get the new proposals accepted.
1 （文学形式としての）詩, 作詩（法）, 詩作（⇔prose）.
2 ((集合的))（作品としての）詩, 詩歌, 韻文. ▼一編の詩はa poem, a piece of poetry
3 詩的特質, 詩趣；詩的感興, 詩情, 詩心
oratory full of poetry
4 華麗, 優美
the poetry of dancing movement
Pronunciation: /ˈpōətrē, ˈpōitrē/Translate poetry | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
Origin:late Middle English: from medieval Latin poetria, from Latin poeta 'poet'. In early use the word sometimes referred to creative literature in general
1 （1編の）詩, 韻文, 美文, 詩的な文章
an epic ［a lyric］ poem
a dramatic poem
make ［compose］ a poem
2 詩趣に富むもの, 詩のようなすばらしいもの.
Origin:late 15th century: from French poème or Latin poema, from Greek poēma, early variant of poiēma 'fiction, poem', from poiein 'create'
Pronunciation: /pōˈetik/Translate poetic | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish