2016年7月18日 星期一

arrest, snap, vote of no confidence, rightward, Booked and Snapped for Posterity

"Any preoccupation with ideas of what is right or wrong in conduct shows an arrested intellectual development."
-- Oscar Wilde

We have to think about people here who have no alternatives. They are not rich like some people in Hong Kong who, if things go wrong, can just up and go elsewhere. For many people they don’t have this choice. I think it is incumbent upon every one of us who can do something to at least arrest the rate of deterioration, to continue to do our best.

 Pro-Russian Insurgents Balk at Terms of Pact in Ukraine


A U.S.-backed deal to settle the crisis in eastern Ukraine fell flat but appeared to arrest, at least temporarily, the momentum of separatist unrest in the region.

Taiwan opposition pushes vote of no confidence, wants premier sacked for poor ...
Washington Post
TAIPEI, TaiwanTaiwan's main opposition party on Tuesday called for the ouster of the island's premier and blamed the government for mismanaging the economy. But analysts say there may be no quick fix for the economy unless the global recovery picks ...
Interactive: Arrested, Booked and Snapped for Posterity
Early 20th-century photographs of suspects, part of the New York Police Museum collection, show faces that might not look out of place on the street today.

A Generation in the Balance
The lack of confidence in government has turned many older voters rightward. Younger voters have not followed. But even they will want results eventually.

adv. & adj.To or on the right.

booked 4 〈容疑者を〉警察の記録に記入する, 調書をとる.
11 ((米俗))逮捕する, パクる.

A challenge to Kosovo's fledgling democracy

Snap elections are to be held in Kosovo next month after the coalition
government fell victim to a vote of no confidence on Tuesday.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article

A snap election is an election called earlier than scheduled. Generally it refers to an election called when no one expects it, usually to capitalize on a unique electoral opportunity or to decide a pressing issue. It differs from a recall election in that it is initiated by politicians (usually the head of government or ruling party) rather than voters. Because the power to call snap elections usually lies with the incumbent, they frequently result in increased majorities for the party already in power having been called at an advantageous time, however there have been cases of snap elections backfiring and resulting in the ruling party's opposition winning and gaining power. Generally speaking, the Prime Minister under such systems does not have the legal power to call an election, but rather must request the election be called by the head of state. In most countries, the head of state always grants such a request by convention, but in some systems (for instance, the semi-presidential system of the Weimar Republic in Germany 1920-1933) the head of state has been known to deny the Prime Minister's request.


Pronunciation: /əˈrɛst/

[with object]
  • 1Seize (someone) by legal authority and take them into custody: the police arrested him for possession of marijuana two youths aged 16 were arrested
  • 1.1Seize and detain (a ship) by legal authority: they arrested a vessel with a ton of salmon on board
  • Stop or check (progress or a process): the spread of the disease can be arrested
  • 2.1 [no object] Suffer a heart attack: they were trying to resuscitate a patient who had arrested


1 [mass noun] The action of seizing someone and taking them into custody: I have a warrant for your arrest they placed her under arrest [count noun]: at least 69 arrests were made


arrest of judgement

Law The suspension of proceedings in a criminal trial between the verdict and the sentence on the grounds of a material irregularity in the course of the trial.


late Middle English: from Old French arester, based on Latin ad- 'at, to' + restare 'remain, stop'.

1 ばね仕掛けの, パチンとしまる.
2 急の, 即座の, 不意の
a snap decision
3 ((米))楽な, やさしい
a snap history quiz
━━[副]ポキッと, プツンと
go snap
1 ((トランプのスナップゲームで, 同じ2枚のカードがでたとき発する声))スナップ.
2 ((略式))((同じ種類の物を見つけたとき発する声))あれ, これと同じだ.

Baseball pitching and batting, when the hitting of golf, the use of the wrist of the force.

  • 発音記号[kɑ'nfədəns | kɔ'n-]

1 (…に対する)信用, 信頼, 信任(⇔mistrust)((in ...)). ⇒TRUST[類語]
build confidence
wingain] a person's confidence
betray a person's confidence
enjoy a person's confidence
give one's confidence to ... [=puthave, show] confidence in ...]
restore confidence (in ...)
be in his confidence
I have absolutethe highest] confidence in ...
…に絶対[最高]の信頼を置いている(▼a high confidenceは不自然).
2 ((英))《政治》(投票によって示される内閣に対する)信任
a vote of confidence
3 (…の)自信, (…という)確信((in ..., that節));大胆さ, 度胸(⇔diffidence)
with confidence
自信をもって, 大胆に
be full of confidence
acquireloseone's confidence
lackbe lacking] confidence
give a person the confidence to do ...
I have a lot of confidence in my ability to do the job.
4 厚かましさ, ずうずうしさ, 思い上がり
have the confidence to deny one's guilt
5 [C]打ち明け話, 秘密;[U](人がないしょにしてくれるという)信頼
in confidence
内々で, 内密に
in strict(est) confidence
listen to a person's confidences
make a confidence [confidences] to ...
take [admit] a person into one's confidence