2016年4月21日 星期四

observance, stoke grievance, play God, of every stripe

 


Xinjiang
Fast and loose

The party’s interference in the observance of Ramadan stokes grievances in China’s north-west (54)
 
 
LOOKING AHEAD
All U.S. markets will be closed on Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving. The New York Stock Exchange will close early, at 1 p.m., on Friday. The Treasury market will also close early on Friday, at 2 p.m.


The DPP expressed surprise at the sudden reports of reconciliation. Opposition chief legislative whip Chai Trong-rong said he was amazed how two politicians who used to call each other names succeeded in meeting for more than two hours.
Lee’s supporters in the TSU said it was normal for politicians of any stripe to visit a former president.



The recent pleas from the Big Three U.S. auto makers for a bailout from Washington have kept the spotlight on Detroit. But Toyota's forecast of an operating loss indicates auto makers of every stripe are facing extraordinary challenges.

Sometime in the next few days, three men will make a decision that comes awfully close to playing God with the Chesapeake Bay.
(By David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post)

  1. Belief in evolution: Untouched by the hand of God

play God
to act as if you are in total control of something:
Genetic engineers should not be allowed to play God, interfering with the basic patterns of Nature.

of every stripe FORMAL
of all types:
Governments of every stripe (= of all political opinions) have a bad habit of interfering in state broadcasting.


stripe
━━ n. 筋, しま; しま模様, しま柄の織物; 【軍】(pl.) そで章; 〔米〕 種類, 型.
━━ vt. しま[筋を]つける.
 striped ━━ a. 筋の入った, しま模様の.
 strip・y ━━ a.


observance

[名]
1 [U](法律・慣行・戒律などに)従うこと, 守ること, 遵守
the observance of traffic laws
交通法規の遵守.
2 [U]祝うこと, 祝賀;[C]((しばしば〜s))式典, 儀式
the observance of the anniversary of a person's death
回忌の儀式[法要](を執り行うこと)
religious observances
宗教儀式.
3 慣例, しきたり.
4 [U]観察, 観測.
5 《カトリック》(修道会の)規則, 会則;(一定の戒律による)修道会.

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