2015年12月30日 星期三

belated, wrongdoing, rare, hoverboard, every now and again



Video of a priest riding a hoverboard up and down the aisles during Christmas Eve mass, while singing a song, has gone viral on social media, but the diocese wasn't impressed. The priest has been suspended so he can "spend some time to reflect" on his wrongdoing.

Congregation in Philippines split after Catholic diocese condemns priest’s…
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Phrase A Week - taking a break
After several years of writing a weekly phrase origin I'm taking a bit of a break. For the time being it's going to be 'A Phrase Every Now and Again' rather than each week.
Best wishes,
Gary Martin

Carlyle Caves to Pressure Over Legal Clause in I.P.O. Filing The Carlyle Group, the private equity giant that filed to go public last month, is caving to pressure from investors and regulators over a controversial legal clause in its initial public offering filing. The clause would have prohibited the company's shareholders from filing class-action lawsuits, forcing them into a confidential arbitration process instead. The plan had drawn opposition from investors, lawmakers and the Securities and Exchange Commission, with some worrying that the clause would deprive shareholders of the power to bring claims against the company in the case of wrongdoing.




Taiwan's jailed ex-leader cleared in financial case
TAIPEI — Taiwan's jailed ex-president Chen Shui-bian on Friday won a rare legal victory when a court cleared him of wrongdoing in connection with two high-profile bank mergers.
Chen is currently appealing a 20-year jail sentence for multiple counts of corruption in a separate trial.
"This is belated justice and it should be a key reason to stop the detention of former president Chen," his office said in a statement.
The Taipei district court found Chen and his wife not guilty of allegations of accepting nearly 20 million US dollars in bribes from bankers. There was not enough evidence, the court said.
Twenty co-defendants, including several well-known bankers, were also cleared of charges of money laundering, breach of trust and insider trading because of insufficient proof.
Chen says the legal action against him is a vendetta carried out by the island's current Beijing-friendly government in retaliation for his pro-independence stance during his 2000-2008 term.
doing Line breaks: doing
Pronunciation: /ˈduːɪŋ/ 

Definition of doing in English:

noun

1(usually doings) The activities in which a particular person engages:the latest doings of television stars
1.1informal Excrement, especially that of a domestic animal:it is my duty to clear up the guard dog’s doings
1.2[IN SINGULAR] informal A beating or scolding:someone had given her a doing
2(doings) [TREATED AS SINGULAR OR PLURAL] informal Used to refer to things when one has forgottentheir name or when no one word easily covers them:the drawer where he kept the doings

Phrases

be someone's doing
1
Be the creation or fault of the person named:he looked at Lisa as though it was all her doing
take some doing
2
Be difficult to achieve:it would take some doing to calm him down

Pronunciation: /ˈrɒŋduːɪŋ/ 

Definition of wrongdoing in English:

noun

[MASS NOUN]
Illegal or dishonest behaviour:police have denied any wrongdoing

rare[rare1]

  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[réər]
[形](rar・er, rar・est)
1 まれな, めったにない, 珍しい, まれにしか起こらない, たまの. ⇒SCARCE[形]2
a rare visit
たまの訪問
a rare bird
珍しい[変わった]人[物], 珍品
(as) rare as desert blizzard
非常に珍しい
It is rare for her to get angry. [=It is rare that she gets angry. ]
彼女が怒ることはめったにない.
rare books
2 〈空気・ガスなどが〉希薄な(⇔dense)
The air is rare above 3,000 feet.
3千フィート上空では空気は薄くなる.
3 ((限定))たいへんな;すばらしい, 非常にすぐれた;((反語的))まったくひどい, とんでもない
a rare beauty
すばらしい美人
have a rare (old) time (of it)
とても楽しく過ごす;((反語的))まったくひどい目にあう
Her rare sense of humor delighted everyone.
彼女の希代のユーモアのセンスは皆を楽しませた.
4 ((副詞的))((主に話))非常に, とても.
rare and ...
((略式))((形容詞を伴って))とても, 非常に
We are rare and tired.
とてもくたびれた.
rare・ness
[名]

be·lat·ed (bĭ-lā'tĭd) pronunciation
adj.
Having been delayed; done or sent too late: a belated birthday card.
[BE- + LATED.]
belatedly be·lat'ed·ly adv.
belatedness be·lat'ed·ness n.



every now and then (or now and again)

from time to time; occasionally:I used to see him every now and then

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