2016年5月5日 星期四

bevy, beau, handsomely, playmaker, ruling bloc

England’s team boasted a bevy of shooters, but lacked a creative playmaker


The Achilles heel of English football
ECON.ST
Things went awry for Cruz after the New York primary on April 19th, which Trump won handsomely


Japan upper house vote to set ruling bloc's power
Boston.com
A man casts his vote in Japan's upper house parliamentary elections at a polling station in The Associated Press A man casts his vote in Japan's upper house parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tokyo, Sunday, July 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo ...
 Japan PM heads for election victory amid policy concerns
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc looks set for a handsome upper house election win on Sunday, cementing his grip on power and setting the stage for Japan's first stable government since the charismatic Junichiro Koizumi left ...

bloc

Pronunciation: /blɒk/
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noun

  • a group of countries or political parties with common interests who have formed an alliance:the Soviet bloc a parliamentary bloc

Origin:

early 20th century: from French, literally 'block'


handsome

Pronunciation: /ˈhans(ə)m/
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adjective (handsomer, handsomest)

  • 1(of a man) good-looking.
  • (of a woman) striking and imposing rather than conventionally pretty.
  • (of a thing) well made, imposing, and of obvious quality:handsome cookery books
  • 2(of a number, sum of money, or margin) substantial:he was elected by a handsome majority




Phrases

handsome is as handsome does

proverb character and behaviour are more important than appearance.

Derivatives

handsomely
adverb





handsomeness

noun

Origin:

Middle English: from hand + -some1. The original sense was 'easy to handle or use', hence 'suitable' and 'apt, clever' (mid 16th century), giving rise to the current appreciatory senses (late 16th century)

beau () pronunciation


n., pl., beaus, or beaux (bōz).
  1. The boyfriend of a woman or girl.
  2. A dandy; a fop.
[French, from beau, bel, handsome, from Latin bellus.]


bevy 

Pronunciation: /ˈbɛvi/ 


NOUN (plural bevies)

1A large group of people or things of a particular kind:he was surrounded by a bevy of beautiful girls
2rare A group of roe deerquails, or larks:a bevy of larks trill their carefree songs

bev·y (bĕv'ē) pronunciation
n., pl., -ies.
  1. A group of animals or birds, especially larks or quail. See synonyms at flock1.
  2. A group or an assemblage: a bevy of beauties.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman bevee.]

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