2016年4月8日 星期五

craven, ephemeral, ephemerality, forgetfulness, occulist, crave for, grouch, hulking, well up

Carbonating his thoughts on modern life with ephemera from the web, he reminds us that Montaigne does not need updating. But, curiously, it is Kent, in this maddening, hectic and ultimately moving homage, who puts his finger on what makes Montaigne vital: “He does not tell us what to think; rather he encourages us to think.”

craven fear,


George Monbiot on why Labour are increasingly indistinguishable from the Conservatives

Unchallenged by craven Labour, Britain slides towards ever more selfishness | George Monbiot

George Monbiot: We need a Labour that reminds the country to care, not one...

THE GUARDIAN|由 GEORGE MONBIOT 上傳


QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"More and more Internet users want a little of the ephemerality and the forgetfulness of pre-digital days."


VIKTOR MAYER-SCHÖNBERGER, professor of Internet governance at the Oxford Internet Institute, on the ruling by Europe's highest court that people have the right to influence what appears in online searches about them.


What made the video game "Doom" so special? "Doom" is one of the few games that almost everybody has heard of. It sold in the millions, has been converted to run on almost any computing hardware available, and still boasts a dedicated community today, something virtually unheard of for something as ephemeral as a video game http://econ.st/19BOlK3

Plant Protest Shows a China Under Pressure
After a large protest in a major city on Sunday, China’s craving for rigid order appears increasingly ephemeral.



Need spectacles would be an example of an ephemeral circusmstance which might easily be altered by sending the man to the occulist.


"配戴眼鏡可能是短期措施,最好的方法是把他送去看眼科醫師(參考第256頁的11名銲工例子。)"
更改為

"需配戴眼鏡的情形是短期可解決的,只要把當事者送去看眼科醫師即可(參考第256頁的11名銲工例子。)"



Many, like Li Ping, 43, said they had lived frugally in order to pay required fees for meals and a bed in the dormitory.
“I put all my hope in my one child,” said Mr. Li, who has been unable to work because of chronic liver disease. “They were supposed to support us in old age.” He started to well up but then stopped himself. “We’re not asking the government for money,” he said. “We just want them to tell us why they died.”


Not so in England, at least not all the time. "In many ways, I have been put in exile in this country," he once said. He lived a quiet, even reclusive life in Lyme Regis, in an old Dorset house that overlooked the English Channel. He threw himself into his writing and the natural world, and developed a reputation as a bit of a grouch, a writer who shunned the public eye and did not look kindly on the tendency of readers to track him down and invite him for a drink.

Ang Lee 李安導演 Hulk (2003) 中文 "綠巨人"


SAN FRANCISCO--When it comes to hulking server designs, IBM's forthcoming Power6 chip one-ups its predecessor's multiprocessor abilities by a factor of two. ...
For his hulking Caltrans District 7 headquarters in Los Angeles, housing the state agency that oversees the city's freeway system, Mr. Mayne rejected the downtown area's standard towers and plazas in favor of a vast urban lobby carved through its core.


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hulk (AWKWARD) Show phonetics
noun [C]
a large, heavy, awkward person or thing:
Henry's a real hulk of a man.
The Incredible Hulk is a character in a comic who turns from a scientist into a two-metre tall monster.

hulking Show phonetics
adjective
large and heavy:
We were stopped by two hulking security guards.
How do you expect me to lift that hulking great box?
CHOKING ON GROWTH
Trucks Power China’s Economy, at a Suffocating Cost 
By KEITH BRADSHER
Every night, columns of hulking freight trucks invade China’s major cities with a reverberating roar and dark clouds of diesel exhaust so thick it dims headlights.


Parting Thoughts From a Master of the Ephemeral 
By ROBERTA SMITH
If the greatness of artist Sol LeWitt has so far escaped you, make haste to Beacon, N.Y., a quiet Hudson River town, to see hulking displays of his minimal art.



grouch
verb [I] INFORMAL
to complain in an angry way:
Oh, stop grouching!

grouch
noun [C] INFORMAL
a person who often complains

grouchy
adjective INFORMAL
easily annoyed and complaining:
Don't be so grouchy!

grouchiness
noun [U] INFORMAL


well_up
Averb

1well upswell

as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things; "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it"


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well upswell

crave
(krāv) pronunciation

v., craved, crav·ing, craves. v.tr.
  1. To have an intense desire for. See synonyms at desire.
  2. To need urgently; require.
  3. To beg earnestly for; implore. See synonyms at beg.
v.intr.
To have an eager or intense desire.

[Middle English craven, from Old English crafian, to beg.]
craver crav'er n.
cravingly crav'ing·ly adv.




craven

Line breaks: cra¦ven
Pronunciation: /ˈkreɪv(ə)n/



ADJECTIVE

NOUN

• archaicBack to top  
  • A cowardly person.

Derivatives

cravenly
ADVERB


cravenness


Pronunciation: /ˈkreɪv(ə)nnɪs/
NOUN

Origin

Middle English cravant 'defeated', perhaps via Anglo-Norman French from Old French cravante, past participle of cravanter 'crush, overwhelm', based on Latin crepare'burst'. The change in the ending in the 17th century was due to association with past participles ending in -en (see-en3).

oc·u·list (ŏk'yə-lĭst) pronunciation
n.
  1. A physician who treats diseases of the eyes; an ophthalmologist.
  2. An optometrist.
[From Latin oculus, eye.]


e·phem·er·al (ĭ-fĕm'ər-əl) pronunciation

形]はかない;短命の;ただ1日限りの.━━[名]短命なもの.e・phem・er・al・ly[副]e・phem・er・al・ness[名]

adj.
  1. Lasting for a markedly brief time: "There remain some truths too ephemeral to be captured in the cold pages of a court transcript" (Irving R. Kaufman).
  2. Living or lasting only for a day, as certain plants or insects do.
n.
A markedly short-lived thing.

[From Greek ephēmeros : ep-, epi-, epi- + hēmerā, day.]
ephemerality e·phem'er·al'i·ty or e·phem'er·al·ness n.
ephemerally e·phem'er·al·ly adv.

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