After Islamic State, Fears of a ‘Shiite Crescent’ in Mideast
Sunni Arab countries could face a potentially more dangerous challenge if Iranian allies establish a land corridor from Tehran to Beirut
As Islamic State loses more land to Iranian allies, Sunni Arab countries face a potentially more dangerous challenge: a land corridor from Tehran to Beirut that would reinforce a more capable and no less implacable enemy.
"What I find astonishing is the centuries-old tenacity of this myth, that there are poor people out there, taking the piss, enjoying their leisure, scoffing at the world of work, laughing at the honest taxpayers who keep the wolf from their door. These mass outbreaks of fecklessness only ever come out during a recession, and you never meet these losers in real life."
Early in the day, a senior military official, one of several American officials who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the security strategy of an ally, expressed anger about what he saw as Pakistan’s fecklessness in trying to combat militants within its borders.
Writing can be deadly
"The aristocracy," he continued, "is really a military institution. Take Germany, now. She's got thousands of aristocrats whose only means of existence is the army. They're deadly poor, and life's deadly slow. So they hope for a war. They look for war as a chance of getting on. Till there's a war they are idle good-for-nothings. When there's a war, they are leaders and commanders. There you are, then—they WANT war!"
Japan Rating Cut by Fitch on 'Leisurely' Efforts to Tame Debt
Japan's sovereign-credit rating was lowered by Fitch Ratings because of limited progress by the government in tackling the world's biggest public debt burden. The long-term, local currency grade fell by one step to A+, the fifth highest ranking, ...
adj., -li·er, -li·est.
- Causing or tending to cause death: deadly weapons; a deadly spill of radioactive waste products. See synonyms at fatal.
- Suggestive of death: a deadly pallor.
- Aiming or wanting to kill; implacable: deadly enemies.
- Destructive in effect: gave the film a deadly review.
- Tending to take away vitality, effectiveness, or force: the deadly habit of procrastination.
- Absolute; utter: deadly concentration.
- Extreme or terrible: worked under deadly strain.
- Extremely accurate; unerring: She is a deadly shot with the bow.
- Dull, tedious, and boring: a deadly prose style.
- So as to suggest death.
- To an extreme: deadly serious.
adj., slow·er, slow·est.
- Not moving or able to move quickly; proceeding at a low speed: a slow train; slow walkers.
- Marked by a retarded tempo: a slow waltz.
- Taking or requiring a long time: the slow job of making bread.
- Taking more time than is usual: a slow worker; slow progress in the peace negotiations.
- Allowing movement or action only at a low speed: a slow track; a slow infield.
- Registering a time or rate behind or below the correct one: a slow clock.
- Lacking in promptness or willingness; not precipitate: They were slow to accept our invitation.
- Characterized by a low volume of sales or transactions: Business was slow today.
- Lacking liveliness or interest; boring: a slow party.
- Not having or exhibiting intellectual or mental quickness: a slow learner.
- Only moderately warm; low: a slow oven.
- So as to fall behind the correct time or rate: The watch runs slow.
- At a low speed: Go slow!
v., slowed, slow·ing, slows. v.tr.
- To make slow or slower.
- To delay; retard.
To become slow or slower.
[Middle English, from Old English slāw.]slowly slow'ly adv.
slowness slow'ness n.
SYNONYMS slow, dilatory, leisurely, laggard, deliberate. These adjectives mean taking more time than is usual or necessary. Slow is the least specific: a slow bus; a slow heartbeat; slow to anger. Dilatory implies lack of promptness caused by delay, procrastination, or indifference: paid a late fee because I was dilatory in paying the bill. Leisurely suggests a relaxed lack of haste: went for a leisurely walk by the river. Laggard implies hanging back or falling behind: "the horses' laggard pace" (Rudyard Kipling). Deliberate suggests a lack of hurry traceable especially to caution or careful consideration, as of consequences: worked in a systematic and deliberate manner.
USAGE NOTE Slow may sometimes be used instead of slowly when it comes after the verb: We drove the car slow. In formal writing slowly is generally preferred. Slow is often used in speech and informal writing, especially when brevity and forcefulness are sought: Drive slow! Slow is also the established idiomatic form with certain senses of common verbs: The watch runs slow. Take it slow.
- 発音記号[líːʒərli | léʒ-]
- [形]悠長(ゆうちょう)な, ゆうゆうとした；余裕をもった. ⇒SLOW[類語]
- Intended to delay.
- Tending to postpone or delay: dilatory in his work habits. See synonyms at slow.
[Middle English dilatorie, from Latin dīlātōrius, from dīlātor, delayer, from dīlātus, past participle of differre, to delay : dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + lātus, carried.]dilatorily dil'a·to'ri·ly adv.
dilatoriness dil'a·to'ri·ness n.