History is rife with oppressors
Named for the Charlie Chaplin movie (Martin was a film buff, and would soon move to New York to open a bookstore specializing in cinema), City Lights would grow quickly – both as bookstore and press – subsuming the adjacent flower shop, and then taking over the entire Artigues building on Columbus Avenue.
Despite Fumbles, Obama Defends Health Care Law
By JACKIE CALMES and JONATHAN WEISMAN
As Democrats get jittery over the troubled rollout of the health care law, President Obama traveled to Texas to defend it, in the largest state to refuse to participate.
Afghan Policewomen Say Sexual Harassment Is Rife
By ALISSA J. RUBIN
An unpublished United Nations report found that 70 percent of the policewomen interviewed had personally experienced sexual harassment or sexual violence.
Yes, infinities, plural. The popular notion of infinity may be of a monolithic totality, the ultimate, unbounded big tent that goes on forever and subsumes everything in its path — time, the cosmos, your complete collection of old Playbills.
Yet unhappiness remains rife, and in this Guangdong is no exception. Dissatisfaction is widespread among the more than 36m migrants in Guangdong, one-third of the provincial population, many of whom work in harsh conditions.
Former US Diplomat Rattles Taiwan Before Election
New York Times
TAIPEI, Taiwan — In a closely fought election rife with verbal attacks and partisan rancor, the comments of a foreign academic with no official government position might normally be subsumed by the storm and stress of the campaign. ...
The view that China is heading for a sharp slowdown has now caught on. Few go so far as to predict an Emirate-style crash, but talk of a “hard landing” is rife. Concerns abound that a sharp Western slowdown could cripple demand for Chinese exports, that shadow lending and local-government debt are out of control and that property prices are bound for a correction. Fraud allegations against several Chinese firms have made investors jittery, too.
After eight years in prison on charges that an informal political discussion group he organized in 2000 was seeking to overthrow the Communist Party, the intellectual seemed dazed by his new freedom, his youthful exuberance sapped by years of detention, the occasional smile quickly subsumed by melancholy.
very confused and unable to think clearly because you are shocked or have hit your head:
You're looking rather dazed - is anything wrong?
a dazed expression
in a daze unable to think clearly:
She was wandering around in a daze this morning.
verb [T] FORMAL
to include something or someone as part of a larger group:
Soldiers from many different countries have been subsumed into the United Nations peace-keeping force.
All the statistics have been subsumed under the general heading 'Facts and Figures'.
tr.v., -sumed, -sum·ing, -sumes.
To classify, include, or incorporate in a more comprehensive category or under a general principle: “The evolutionarily later always subsumes and includes the evolutionarily earlier” (Frederick Turner).
[Medieval Latin subsūmere : Latin sub-, sub- + Latin sūmere, to take.]subsumable sub·sum'a·ble adj.
adj., -i·er, -i·est.
- Having or feeling nervous unease: a jittery vigil in the dark.
- Marked by jittering movements: a jittery ride over rough terrain.
adj., rif·er, rif·est.
- In widespread existence, practice, or use; increasingly prevalent.
- Abundant or numerous.
[Middle English, from Old English rȳfe.]
Origin:late Old English rȳfe, probably from Old Norse rīfr 'acceptable'
1. Giving off an odor.
2. Morally offensive.
From Latin odor + -ferous (bearing), from ferre (to bear).
"Boys are fully aware of their odoriferous ways and are reluctant to change without the proper inspiration." — Curtis Weber; When Guiding Boys, Better to Open Your Heart Than Follow Your Nose; Kansas City Star; Mar 12, 2010.
"It's dead certain that when Arnold Schwarzenegger walks out of the governor's Capitol office next January, he'll leave the odoriferous budget mess behind." — Dan Walters; Candidates All Agree on Silence; Sacramento Bee (California); Mar 14, 2010.