2015年12月3日 星期四

insupportable, wins support, youth, fierce, the time, somber, confidential,

British government wins support for air strikes against IS in Syria by 397 to 223. Full story here: bbc.in/1PwYnFW ‪#‎SyriaVote‬

Our 50th Anniversary Exhibition - Something Fierce - has been open all week and today is your last chance to visit until the end of April!
Entry is FREE and doors are open 12pm-4pm today.
You can find out more information here:http://www.essex.ac.uk/fifty/exhibition/default.aspx
Plus you can watch the exhibition video online:https://vimeo.com/107056718

 

PRAIRIE SPRING

EVENING and the flat land, Rich and sombre and always silent; The miles of fresh-plowed soil, Heavy and black, full of strength and harshness; The growing wheat, the growing weeds, The toiling horses, the tired men; The long empty roads, Sullen fires of sunset, fading, The eternal, unresponsive sky. Against all this, Youth, Flaming like the wild roses, Singing like the larks over the plowed fields, Flashing like a star out of the twilight; Youth with its insupportable sweetness, Its fierce necessity, Its sharp desire, Singing and singing, Out of the lips of silence, Out of the earthy dusk.




Top Stories of 2011: All Apple All the Time
Apple dominated the corporate headlines this past year, from product launches that stoked frenzy to the somber news of Steve Jobs's death.




All Things D: Former H-P CEO and current Oracle President Mark Hurd lost an appeal before a court in Delaware in which he sought to keep a letter that contained allegations of sexual harassment, confidential.


all the time,

1. Also, all the while. Throughout a specific period, as in All the time the music was playing she tapped her foot, or The baby slept all the while the fire was being put out. [Late 1400s]
2. Continuously, without interruption, as in That old refrigerator is running all the time.
3. Frequently, repeatedly, as in He goes to that store all the time.



A quiet BlackBerry store in Michigan serves as a somber reminder of Research In Motion's failed strategy to stave off competition from larger rivals.



fierceLine breaks: fierce


Definition of fierce in English:

adjective (fiercerfiercest)

1.1(Of the weather or temperaturepowerful anddestructive:fierce storms lashed the country
1.2Showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity:his fierce loyaltythere was fierce local opposition to the plans
1.3(Of a mechanism) having a jolting and powerfulabruptness of action:the fire door had a fierce pneumatic return

adverb

Irish informalBack to top  
Very; extremely:he was fierce proud

Origin

Middle English: from Old French fiers 'fierce, brave, proud', from Latin ferus 'untamed'.


insupportable
(adjective) Incapable of being justified or explained.
Synonyms:unwarrantable, indefensible
Usage:No matter how hard the candidate's aides tried, they could not spin his insupportable comments.


somber, ((英))sombre[som・ber, ((英))-bre]


レベル:社会人必須
発音記号[sɑ'mbər | sɔ'm-] 


[形]
1 〈人・性格・気分などが〉憂うつ[陰気]な;〈声・表情などが〉悲しそうな, 憂いを帯びた, 沈んだ, 重苦しい, 深刻な, 〈意見・報告などが〉暗たんとした, 悲観的な
a somber humor
憂うつな気分
a somber personality
陰気な性格
His face grew somber.
彼の顔がくもった.
2 〈場所・空などが〉薄暗い, 暗くて陰気な
somber scenery
薄暗い風景.
3 〈色などが〉くすんだ, じみな
somber brown
暗褐色.


som・ber・ly

[副]

[形]
1 〈人・性格・気分などが〉憂うつ[陰気]な;〈声・表情などが〉悲しそうな, 憂いを帯びた, 沈んだ, 重苦しい, 深刻な, 〈意見・報告などが〉暗たんとした, 悲観的な
a somber humor
憂うつな気分
a somber personality
陰気な性格
His face grew somber.
彼の顔がくもった.
2 〈場所・空などが〉薄暗い, 暗くて陰気な
somber scenery
薄暗い風景.
3 〈色などが〉くすんだ, じみな
somber brown
暗褐色.
som・ber・ly
[副]

confidential[con・fi・den・tial]

  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[kɑ`nfədénʃəl | kɔ`n-]
[形]
1 〈言葉・行為などが〉ないしょの, 秘密の;〈文書が〉機密の, マル秘の(⇒SECRET[名]4);〈手紙が〉親展の
Confidential
((手紙の上書き))親展
strictly confidential
極秘の
a confidential report
機密報告, マル秘報告
keep ... confidential
…を秘密にしておく.
2 〈人が〉(…に)ないしょ事を打ち明ける((with ...));〈口調などが〉ひそひそした
She became more confidential with him.
彼女はいよいよ彼と親密になった.
3 ((限定))〈人が〉信用の置ける, 頼りになる
a confidential secretary
腹心の秘書.
con・fi・den・tial・ness




youth[youth]

  • レベル:最重要
  • 発音記号[júːθ]
[名](複 〜s 〔júθs | júðz〕, ((集合的))〜)[U]
1 年の若いこと, 若さ, 元気, 血気;未熟
keep one's youth
若さを保つ
He succeeded in spite of his youth.
若いのに成功した.
2 青年時代, 若いころ, 青春(期)
in one's youth
青春時代に
in my hotraw, vigorous] youth
血気盛んなころに
from youth onward
若いころからずっと
be past one's youth
青春期を過ぎている
Youth's a stuff will not endure.
((ことわざ)) 少年老いやすし.
3 初期;発育期
in the youth of civilization
文明の初期において.
4 ((集合的にふつう複数扱い))((文))青年(層), 若い人たち(young people)
The youth of today don't appreciate the value of money.
今日の若者はお金の価値を知らない.
5 [C]青年, 若者, (特に)青年男子, 若い男(young man)
a talented youth
有能な青年
youths of both sexes
青年男女
a youth of eighteen [=a youth aged eighteen years]
18歳の青年.
[古英語geoguth. △ドイツ語Jugend]


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