By Richard CorlissIn his honest reflections on one of rock's most debauched careers, Keith Richards leaves no stone unturned
Agenda of Nuclear Talks Leaves Out a New Threat
By DAVID E. SANGER and WILLIAM J. BROAD
A nuclear arms race may be escalating in South Asia, but the problem is not set to be discussed when President Obama’s nuclear security summit meeting opens Monday in Washington.
Merteuil threatens to ruin his proud reputation as a debaucher.
在紀德之日記中讀到sacred wrath 說法
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James Guthrie - 1913 - History - 60 頁
"Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart." — Pablo Casals
The Stoic Seneca's life exemplified "divine discontent" as a form of detachment: "Never did I trust Fortune. . . . All those blessings which she kindly bestowed on me — money, public office, influence — I relegated to a place from which she could take them back without disturbing me. Between them and me, I have kept a wide gap, and so she has merely taken them, not torn them from me." After Caligula's rise to power, Seneca was exiled for eight years on the Isle of Corsica, until recalled to tutor the future Emperor Nero. Fifteen years later, when that Roman despot was determined to suppress him, Seneca turned to his beloved philosophy for solace. He knew he could not stop the debaucher and murderer, so accepted what he could not change. Exiled again to Corsica, he was granted three years of life upon his resignation from Nero's court. Applying the philosophy of his Consolations, he devoted his remaining time at that remote island to the study of nature and to writing, among other things, a work of scientific deductions. That we today might consider it quaint is beside the point: he was dealing with forces he felt powerless to change by making the best of what he could change. Like Socrates, Seneca accepted his death, writing: "I owe my life to [philosophy], and that is the least of my obligations to it"; and "That which you cannot reform it is best to endure."
1 [U]肉欲にふけること, 放蕩(ほうとう), 道楽；不節制；((-ies))底抜け騒ぎ.2 [U]((古))悪の道への誘惑.
adj., -vin·er, -vin·est.
- Having the nature of or being a deity.
- Of, relating to, emanating from, or being the expression of a deity: sought divine guidance through meditation.
- Being in the service or worship of a deity; sacred.
- Superhuman; godlike.
- Supremely good or beautiful; magnificent: a divine performance of the concerto.
- Extremely pleasant; delightful: had a divine time at the ball.
- Heavenly; perfect.
- A cleric.
- A theologian.
v., -vined, -vin·ing, -vines. v.tr.
- To foretell through or as if through the art of divination. See synonyms at foretell.
- To know by inspiration, intuition, or reflection.
- To guess.
- To locate (underground water or minerals) with a divining rod; douse.
- To practice divination.
- To guess.
[Middle English, from Old French devine, from Latin dīvīnus, divine, foreseeing, from dīvus, god. V., Middle English divinen, from Old French deviner, from Latin dīvīnāre, from dīvīnus.]divinely di·vine'ly adv.
divineness di·vine'ness n.
diviner di·vin'er n.
Omit, fail to include, as in This sentence doesn't make sense; a key word has been left out. [Late 1400s]
leave no stone unturned
Make every possible effort, use every possible source or resource. For example, To raise ten thousand dollars to keep the shelter open, we must leave no stone unturned. This expression alludes to an ancient Greek legend about a general who buried a large treasure in his tent when he was defeated in battle. Those seeking the treasure consulted the Oracle of Delphi, who advised them to move every stone. The present form dates from the mid-1500s.