“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
― Oscar Wilde
Arrests of 3 Mayors Reinforce Florida's Notoriety as a Hothouse for Corruption
By NICK MADIGAN
In a state that led the nation in convictions of public officials last decade, the leaders of Homestead, Sweetwater and Miami Lakes were apprehended within a month.
By BEN HUBBARD
Long gas lines are among a confluence of crises feeding discontent among Egyptians as plans for protests this weekend stir fears of violence and instability.
By SEAN B. CARROLL
Analyzing the DNA of dangerous butterflies who copy other species, scientists have found that some shared color-controlling genes.
influence-peddling scheme該作何解 販賣影響力買通有影響力者的計畫
Prosecutors continue to investigate allegations that first lady Wu Shen-chen improperly received free SOGO coupons in an influence-peddling scheme.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS START TO MIMIC CHARTERS
Collaborations popping up across the country between charter and traditional public schools show promise that charter schools could fulfill their original purpose of becoming research-and-development hothouses for public education, champions of charters say. But both supporters and skeptics of charter schools agree that so far the cooperative efforts are not widespread nor are most of them very deep. The U.S. Department of Education spent $6.7 million in fiscal 2009 on grants to states for charters to share what they've learned with other schools. It is now conducting a feasibility study on ways to support the spread of promising charter school practices, said Scott D. Pearson, the department's acting director of the charter schools program. The article is in Education Week.
Taiwan Jobs Sucked to China by Failure to Mimic Singapore Model
Monday, July 4, 2011
July 4 (Bloomberg) -- A decade ago, Wu Wen-nan earned $726 a month at a Taiwan factory run by Foxconn Technology Group, maker of Apple Inc.'s iPhones and iPads. Today, he peddles magazines and takes handouts from a charity.
Mimicking Intel, National Semiconductor lowered its sales forecast for the current quarter by more than 10 percent. It had expected revenue of between $470 million to $480 million for the period ending Nov. 23, but is now looking for revenue between $420 million and $425 million.
verb [T] mimicking, mimicked, mimicked
to copy the way in which a particular person usually speaks and moves, usually in order to amuse people:
She was mimicking the various people in our office.
a person who can copy the sounds or movements of other people:
She's a brilliant mimic.
tr.v., -icked, -ick·ing, -ics.
- To copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression, and gesture; ape.
- To copy or imitate so as to ridicule; mock: always mimicking the boss. See synonyms at imitate.
- To resemble closely; simulate: an insect that mimics a twig.
- To take on the appearance of.
- One who imitates, especially:
- An actor or actress in a mime.
- One who practices the art of mime.
- One who copies or mimics others, as for amusement.
- A copy or an imitation.
- Relating to, acting as, resembling, or characteristic of a mimic or mimicry.
- Tending to imitate; imitative.
- Make-believe; mock: a mimic battle.
[From Latin mīmicus, mimic, from Greek mīmikos, from mīmos, imitator, mime.]mimicker mim'ick·er n.
- mim • ic • ry
- mimicries (複数形)
1 〈商品を〉売り歩く, 行商する, 小売りする；〈薬を〉不法に売る.
1 売り歩く, 行商する.
2 つまらないことにこだわる［時間を費やす］, こせこせする.［PEDDLERからの逆成］(pĕd'l)
v., -dled, -dling, -dles.
- To travel about selling (wares): peddling goods from door to door.
- To engage in the illicit sale of (narcotics).
- Informal. To seek to disseminate; give out: peddling lies.
- To travel about selling wares.
- To occupy oneself with trifles.
- Food, clothing, or money given to the needy.
- A folder or leaflet circulated free of charge.
- A sheet or sheets of paper containing topical information, distributed to people attending a speech, lecture, or meeting.
- A prepared news or publicity release.
Definition of confluence
Origin:late Middle English: from late Latin confluentia, from Latin confluere 'flow together' (see confluent)
Definition of influence
Pronunciation: /ˈhɒthaʊs/Translate hothouse | into German | into Italian | into Spanish