2016年7月17日 星期日

flaunt, reclusive, latitude, latitudinarian, meridian, severity and breadth

Being a practising member of the Church of England “is a part of me…and it obviously helps to frame my thinking” even though “it is right that we don’t flaunt these things in British politics.”

Being Christian needn't make a leader hostile in her view of Islam

Cracks are appearing in the luxury goods industry after a two decade-long boom. Our business columnist looks at the damage it now faces from growing wealth inequality, and resentment among the have-nots of those who flaunt luxury watches and jewellery.

Defend America, One Laptop at a Time
The government must be given wider latitude than in the past to monitor private networks and respond to computer threats.

The severity and breadth of the job losses in March — which afflicted nearly every industry outside of health care — prompted economists to conclude that an agonizing plunge in employment prospects was still unfolding.

In our time, poets have taken up philosophieren -doing (not studying) philosophy. Celan is the loftiest of them, surely, teaching poetry to fashion awareness out of ''words which seem,'' he says in ''The Meridian,'' ''something that listens, not without fear, for something beyond itself, beyond words.''

The Google Maps application for the Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and G1 platforms has been around for a while, but Google recently added a new and interesting wrinkle - a location-based social network feature called Latitude.

Taliban Leader Flaunts Power Inside Pakistan
An appearance by Baitullah Mehsud, the reclusive leader of the Pakistani Taliban, pictured back to the camera, shows the wide latitude that militants have been given.

Treasury Maintains Leeway in Auto Aid
The Treasury Department has given itself wide latitude in aiding U.S. automakers under formal guidelines published yesterday for its bailout of the industry.
(By Neil Irwin, The Washington Post)

on Page 9: "Toleration was obviously a fearful blow to those who dreamed of reviving a Laudian church. But the swelling tide of latitudinarian theology and sentiment made it seem innocuous enough ... "

Definition of flaunt

[with object]
  •  display (something) ostentatiously, especially in order to provoke envy or admiration or to show defiance:newly rich consumers eager to flaunt their prosperity
  •  (flaunt oneself) dress or behave in a sexually provocative way.

if you've got it, flaunt it

informal one should make a conspicuous and confident show of one’s wealth or attributes rather than be modest about them.







mid 16th century: of unknown origin

Flaunt and flout may sound similar but they have different meanings. Flaunt means ‘display ostentatiously,’ as in tourists who liked to flaunt their wealth, while flout means ‘openly disregard (a rule or convention),’ as in new recruits growing their hair and flouting convention. It is a common error, recorded since around the 1940s, to use flaunt when flout is intended, as in the young woman had been flaunting the rules and regulations.

verb [T] MAINLY DISAPPROVING ━━ v., n. 誇示(する), 見せびらかす; 見えを張る, 着飾る; 侮る; (旗が)翻る.
to show or make obvious something you are proud of in order to get admiration:
He's got a lot of money but he doesn't flaunt it.
Annabelle was flaunting her tan in a little white dress.

flaunt yourself verb [R] MAINLY DISAPPROVING
to show your body in a confident and sexual mannerrecluse
a person who lives alone and avoids going outside or talking to other people:
He is a millionaire recluse who refuses to give interviews.

adjectivelatitude (FREEDOM) phonetics
Freedom from normal restraints, limitations, or regulations. See synonyms at room.

noun [U] FORMAL
freedom to behave, act or think in the way you want to:
Courts can show a considerable degree of latitude when it comes to applying the law.


━━ a., n. (教義などに関して)自由[寛容]主義の; 【英国教】(宗教上の)自由主義者.
lat・i・tu・di・nar・i・an・ism ━━ n.adj.
Holding or expressing broad or tolerant views, especially in religious matters.
n. Latitudinarian
A member of a group of Anglican Christians active from the 17th through the 19th century who were opposed to dogmatic positions of the Church of England and allowed reason to inform theological interpretation and judgment.


    1. The angular distance north or south of the earth's equator, measured in degrees along a meridian, as on a map or globe.
    2. A region of the earth considered in relation to its distance from the equator: temperate latitudes.
  1. Astronomy. The angular distance of a celestial body north or south of the ecliptic.
  2. Freedom from normal restraints, limitations, or regulations. See synonyms at room.
  3. A range of values or conditions, especially the range of exposures over which a photographic film yields usable images.
  4. Extent; breadth.
[Middle English, geographical latitude, from Old French, width, from Latin lātitūdō, width, geographical latitude, from lātus, wide.]



━━ n. 【地学】緯度; (pl.) 地域[帯]; 【天文】黄緯; (行動・見解・選択の)自由; 【写】寛容度.
cold latitudes 寒地.
(the) high [low] latitudes 高[低]緯度地方.
lat・i・tu・di・nal ━━ a.

1. 卯酉子午
注音一式 ㄇㄠˇ |ㄡˇ ㄗˇ ㄨˇ
通用拼音 m o y u z h w 注音二式 m u y u t  w

4. 子午
注音一式 ㄗˇ ㄨˇ ㄒ|ㄢˋ
通用拼音 z h w  si 注音二式 t  w  shi



━━ n. 子午線; 【地学】磁気子午線 (magnetic ~); (the ~) 正午; 頂点, 全盛期.
━━ a. 子午線の; 正午の; 絶頂の.
first [prime] meridian (the ~) 本初子午線.
 ━━ a., n. 南欧の, 南国の; 子午線の; 南フランス人; 南欧の人.


    1. An imaginary great circle on the earth's surface passing through the North and South geographic poles. All points on the same meridian have the same longitude.
    2. Either half of such a great circle from pole to pole.
  1. Astronomy. A great circle passing through the two poles of the celestial sphere and the zenith of a given observer.
  2. Mathematics.
    1. A curve on a surface of revolution, formed by the intersection of the surface with a plane containing the axis of revolution.
    2. A plane section of a surface of revolution containing the axis of revolution.
  3. Any of the longitudinal lines or pathways on the body along which the acupuncture points are distributed.
  4. Archaic.
    1. The highest point in the sky reached by the sun or another celestial body; a zenith.
    2. Noon.
  5. The highest point or stage of development; peak: “Men come to their meridian at various periods of their lives” (John Henry Newman).
  6. Midwestern U.S. See median strip. See Regional Note at neutral ground.
  1. Of or relating to a meridian; meridional.
  2. Of or at midday: the meridian hour.
  3. Of, relating to, or constituting the highest point, as of development or power: the empire in its meridian period.
[Middle English, from Old French, midday, from Latin merīdiānus, of midday, from merīdiēs, midday, from merīdiē, at midday, alteration of earlier *medīdiē, from *mediei diē : *mediei, dative (locative) of medius, middle + diē, dative of diēs, day.]

1 [C or U] the distance from one side to another:
The length of this box is twice its breadth.

2 [S] when something includes many different items, features, subjects or qualities:
The breadth of her knowledge is amazing.
He showed an astonishing breadth of learning for one so young.