2016年8月5日 星期五

redeem, salvation, wooden , Sally Army, redemption

"An idea is salvation by imagination"—Frank Lloyd Wright, 1931
Photo: David Heald

Coupons from the Internet are the fastest-growing part of the coupon world — their redemption increased 263 percent to about 50 million coupons in 2009, according to the coupon-processing company Inmar. Using coupons to link Internet behavior with in-store shopping lets retailers figure out which ad slogans or online product promotions work best, how long someone waits between searching and shopping, even what offers a shopper will respond to or ignore.

Those representations were false because for many years and up until I was arrested on December 11, 2008, I never invested those funds in securities, as I had promised. Instead, those funds were deposited in a bank account at Chase Manhattan Bank. When clients wished to receive the profits they believed they had earned with me or to redeem their principal, I used the money in the Chase Manhattan bank account that belonged to them or other clients to pay the requested funds. Among other means, I obtained their funds through interstate wire transfers they sent from financial institutions located outside New York State to the bank account of my investment advisory business, located here in Manhattan, New York, and through mailings delivered by the United States Postal Service and private interstate carriers to my firm here in Manhattan.

The Salvation Army was established in Britain during the 19th century. The organization, structured like an army, is devoted to Christian missionary and charity work.

the Salvation Army group noun [S] (UK INFORMAL Sally Army)救世軍
an international Christian organization whose members have military-style ranks and uniforms, hold meetings with music, and work to help poor people:
a Salvation Army hostel for homeless men and women

Although the digital Redenbacher "actually seems less wooden than the real Orville was," wrote the reporter, Constantine Von Hoffman, "if he has been resurrected to redeem his brand, this is not the ad that will lead it to salvation."

例 wsj

The problems for the asset-backed commercial paper market began earlier this week when three conduit vehicles said they wouldn't be able to redeem paper coming due and instead would have to extend the maturity of the notes.

redeem (GET BACK) Show phonetics
verb [T]
to get something back:
She managed to save enough money to redeem her jewellery from the pawn shop.

verb [T] FORMAL
to make something or someone seem less bad:
A poor game was redeemed in the second half by a couple of superb goals from Anthony Edwards.
[R] He was an hour late, but he redeemed himself in her eyes by giving her a huge bunch of flowers.
She took me to see a really dull film, the only redeeming feature of which (= the only thing which prevented it from being completely bad) was the soundtrack.

be beyond/past redemption to be too bad to be improved or saved by anyone

例 nytimes
It is a reminder that Mr. Gehry's courage as an architect has stemmed in part from his distaste for perfection, for architectural purity — which in his mind comes perilously close to oppression. His aim has been to redeem the corners of the world that we often dismiss as crude, cheap and ugly. He intuitively understood that what seems ugly now may be only unfamiliar. If the ideas underlying a design are strong enough, its beauty would eventually reveal itself.

redeem (FULFIL)s
verb [T] FORMAL
to fulfil a promise or pay back a debt:
The amount required to redeem the mortgage was £358 587.

redeem (RELIGION)
verb [T]
(in Christianity) to free people from sin (OFFENCE):
"Jesus, " said the priest, "saved and redeemed mankind by taking our sins upon himself."verb [T]
to get something back:
She managed to save enough money to redeem her jewellery from the pawn shop.

  1. The act of redeeming or the condition of having been redeemed.
  2. Recovery of something pawned or mortgaged.
  3. The payment of an obligation, as a government's payment of the value of its bonds.
  4. Deliverance upon payment of ransom; rescue.
  5. Christianity. Salvation from sin through Jesus's sacrifice.
[Middle English redempcioun, from Old French redemption, from Latin redēmptiō, redēmptiōn-, from redēmptus, past participle of redimere, to redeem. See redeem.]
redemptional re·demp'tion·al or re·demp'tive or re·demp'to·ry (-tə-rē) adj.

wooden (AWKWARD)
describes behaviour that is awkward or lacking in expression:
She gave a wooden smile to the camera.
I thought the lead actor gave rather a wooden performance.

She nodded woodenly, her body still numb from the shock.

木然 形容一時痴呆,不知所措的樣子。

1 [S or U] (a way of) being saved from danger, loss or harm:
After the diagnosis, getting to know Mary was his salvation.
a marriage beyond salvation

2 [U] In the Christian religion, salvation of a person or their spirit is the state of being saved from evil and its effects by the death of Jesus Christ on a cross:
The Gospel message is one of personal salvation.

The Shawshank Redemption Poster

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R 142 min - Crime | Drama - 23 September 1994 (USA)
Ratings: 9.2/10 from 656,698 users Metascore: 80/100
Reviews: 2,399 user | 134 critic | 19 from Metacritic.com
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.


Frank Darabont


Stephen King (short story "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption"),


Line breaks: re¦deem
Pronunciation: /rɪˈdiːm


1Compensate for the faults or bad aspects of:a disappointing debate redeemed only by an outstanding speech
1.1(redeem oneself) Do something that compensates for poor past performance or behaviour:Australia redeemed themselves by dismissing India for 153
1.2Atone or make amends for (sin, error, or evil):the thief on the cross who by a single act redeemed a life of evil
1.3Save (someone) from sin, error, or evil:he was a sinner, redeemed by the grace of God
2Gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment:statutes enabled state peasants to redeem their land
2.1Finance Repay (a stock, bond, or other instrument) at the maturity date.
2.2Exchange (a coupon, voucher, or trading stamp) for goods, a discount, or money.
2.3Pay the necessary money to clear (a debt):owners were unable to redeem their mortgages
2.4ARCHAIC Free (oneself or another) from slavery or captivity by paying a ransom:the captive had to mortgage his lands to raise the money to redeem himself
3Fulfil or carry out (a pledge or promise):the party prepared to redeem the pledges of the past three years


late Middle English (in the sense 'buy back'): from Old French redimer or Latin redimere, from re- 'back' +emere 'buy'.