Many Irish used to go down to the pub for a pint every dayOver 6000 pubs in Ireland supply their guests with life's essentials, such as stout beer, potato crisps, and local gossip. But customers now only come on the weekend, instead of every day. "Even on the weekends it's getting harder", says Murray. "You have to have something on to bring in the crowd, let it be music or some sort of entertainment.”
Influence has long been Bloom’s abiding preoccupation, and the one that established him, in the 1970s, as a radical, even disruptive presence amid the groves of academe. This may surprise some who think of Bloom primarily as a stalwart of the Western canon, fending off the assaults of “the School of Resentment” and its “rabblement of lemmings,” or as a self-confessed Bardolator, swooning over “Hamlet” and “Lear.”
SOON after Paul had been to the theatre with Clara, he was drinking in the Punch Bowl with some friends of his when Dawes came in. Clara's husband was growing stout; his eyelids were getting slack over his brown eyes; he was losing his healthy firmness of flesh. He was very evidently on the downward track. Having quarrelled with his sister, he had gone into cheap lodgings. His mistress had left him for a man who would marry her. He had been in prison one night for fighting when he was drunk, and there was a shady betting episode in which he was concerned.
adj., stout·er, stout·est.
- Having or marked by boldness, bravery, or determination; firm and resolute.
- Strong in body; sturdy.
- Strong in structure or substance; solid or substantial.
- Bulky in figure; thickset or corpulent. See synonyms at fat.
- Powerful; forceful.
- Stubborn or uncompromising: put up stout resistance to the proposal.
- A thickset or corpulent person.
- A garment size for a large or heavy figure.
- A strong, very dark beer or ale.
[Middle English, from Old French estout, of Germanic origin.]stoutish stout'ish adj.
stoutly stout'ly adv.
stoutness stout'ness n.
1 太った；ずんぐりした, どっしりした. ▼ふつう肉づきのよい, がっちりした体をいうが, しばしばfatの婉曲語として用いる
2 ((文))〈人が〉勇敢な, 大胆な；頑強(がんきょう)な；〈態度などが〉確固とした, きっぱりした
4 ((文))〈体が〉じょうぶな；たくましい；〈ものの〉作りが頑丈な, 堅固な；〈馬などが〉耐久力のある.
a stout meal
adj., -i·er, -i·est.
- Full of shade; shaded.
- Casting shade: a shady grove.
- Quiet, dark, or concealed; hidden.
- Of dubious character or honesty; questionable. See synonyms at dark.
shadiness shad'i·ness n.
- A small wood or stand of trees lacking dense undergrowth.
- A group of trees planted and cultivated for the production of fruit or nuts: an orange grove.
[Middle English, from Old English grāf.]