2016年10月20日 星期四

hiatus, reprise, leapfrog, rebate, warranties, inter nos

The man who negotiated the UK's rebate tells ministers to be realistic.

BOOKS | AN APPRAISAL

Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life

By MICHIKO KAKUTANI

Whether writing about his patients, his love of chemistry or the power of music, Dr. Sacks leapfrogged among disciplines, shedding light on the connections between science and art.



2010年 01月 06日 08:21
Melamine Reprise: Who Knew What When?


Editors’ Note: With this issue, In Advertising goes on its annual year-end hiatus, returning on Jan. 11, 2010. Best wishes for a wonderful new year.


China is rightly proud of being the home of tea, the world's most popular drink. Celebratory cups of cha were sipped when China recently regained from India its historical position as the world's pre-eminent tea producer and consumer after a 100-year hiatus.
作为全球最受欢迎饮品——茶叶的故乡,中国完全有理由感到自豪。在世界最大产茶国及消费国的头衔旁落100年后,中国最近从印度手中夺回了这一历史地位。

by Chloe Albanesius Google co-founder Segrey Brin took to his personal blog this weekend after a nine month hiatus to pay homage to mentor Rajeev Motwani, ...Judge Blocks Warranty Phone Spam
A federal judge has issued two temporary restraining orders designed to stop "robo-calls" that warn people their auto warranties are expiring and offer to sell them new service plans.

Dell will pay $3.35 million to settle a lawsuit with 44 states over allegations of misleading consumers about financing terms, warranties and rebates.

The question that arises is an obvious one: why Confucius? Is Confucius in some sense a replacement for Mao? If so, what on earth does that mean? Just in the space of this sixty year cycle, has China leapfrogged back into its own past? What are the Confucian ways the Chinese now seem to be seeking? A historical reprise here, it seems to me, can offer us the first of our four vistas.
史景遷先生
這會引出一道很顯然的提問:為什麼選孔子?選孔子,是不是在一定意義上來取代毛澤東?如果果真如此,這究竟意味什麼呢?只在一甲子周期內,中國是否已一躍跳回到自己的過去呢?中國現在似乎在尋尋覓覓的孔子之道,它究竟是什麼?在我看來,在這裡似乎有一歷史的再現,可為我們提供中國四前景的第一景。


The question that arises is an obvious one: why Confucius? Is Confucius in some sense a replacement for Mao? If so, what on earth does that mean? Just in the space of this sixty year cycle, has China leapfrogged back into its own past? What are the Confucian ways the Chinese now seem to be seeking? A historical reprise here, it seems to me, can offer us the first of our four vistas.
史景遷先生
這會引出一道很顯然的提問:為什麼選孔子?選孔子,是不是在一定意義上來取代毛澤東?如果果真如此,這究竟意味什麼呢?只在一甲子周期內,中國是否已跳回到自己的過去呢?中國現在似乎在尋尋覓覓的孔子之道究竟是什麼?在我看來,在這裡似乎有一歷史的再現,可為我們提供中國四前景的第一景。

Sporting his trademark brown fedora, Harrison Ford, 65, returns as the beloved adventurous archeologist after a nearly 20-year hiatus in the fourth film of the series, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."
At the recent news conference in Tokyo, Ford said reprising the role was as exciting as getting a whole bunch of new toys on Christmas morning.

TOP STORY

Bush Looks to Reprise
Tax-Relief Measures

Stimulus Proposal
Echoes the Rebates,
Breaks Given in '01
By MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
WASHINGTON -- Faced with recession fears, the White House is considering tax rebates for individuals to encourage spending and tax breaks for businesses to encourage investment, according to people familiar with the matter.
Comebacks in New Hampshire Revive Campaigns

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s victory was a surprising show of strength after her loss in Iowa. John McCain reprised his 2000 primary win, beating Mitt Romney.



leapfrog 
noun [U]
a children's game in which a number of children bend down and another child jumps over them one at a time

leapfrog
verb [I or T; usually + adverb or preposition] -gg-


to improve your position by going past other people quickly or by missing out some stages:

They've leapfrogged from third to first place.

She leapfrogged several older colleagues to get the manager's post. ━━ n., v. (-gg-) 馬跳び(をする) ((over)); 避けて通る.

leap・frogging n. 激しい追い抜き競争.

reprise rebates

reprise
noun [C] SPECIALIZED
a repeat of something or part of something, especially a piece of music ━━ n. 【楽】繰返し, 反復, 再現部.

reprise
noun [C] SPECIALIZED
a repeat of something or part of something, especially a piece of music


rebate 
noun [C]
an amount of money which is returned to you, especially by the government, for example when you have paid too much tax:
a tax rebate 同 Tax Refund

由於此次還利官方定義為「返還資本」(Capital)而不是「貼現(Rebate),所以政府不會從福利申領人士的福利中扣除這50鎊。
所以說 rebate 是有繳稅才退稅而 capital是全民有份

tax break 税制上の優遇措置.

warranty 產品保證期限內的免費服務

warranty 
noun [C]
a written promise from a company to repair or replace a product that develops a fault within a fixed period of time, or to do a piece of work again if it is not satisfactory; a guarantee:
The warranty covers the car mechanically for a year, with unlimited mileage.


2005
今天為大家介紹 reprise ,法文拼寫形式相同。此字彙英文具有名詞和動詞兩種詞性,法文則僅為陰性名詞。
Mus. Seconde exécution d'un fragment de morceau de musique prévue par le compositeur. (Source: Le Petit Robert)【音樂】 反覆反覆部分反覆記號 La reprise des violons. 小提琴的反覆部分
(反覆:重複,一次又一次。比喻詳慎推求。如:反覆思量﹑反覆練習。文選˙楊脩˙荅臨淄侯牋:誦讀反覆,雖諷雅頌不復過此。)

The Mahler Companion
edited by Donald Mitchell, Andrew Nicholson - 1999 - 640 pages
Page 478 - Although the reprise is virtually equal to the exposition in number of bars ...
Rather, this reprise will focus on discharging the accumulated affective
...

in·ter nos (ĭn'tər nōs') pronunciation
adv. & adj.
Between ourselves.
[Latin inter nōs : inter, among + nōs, us.]


hiatus

━━ n.pl. 〜(・es)) 中断, すき間; (文字・語・文などの)脱落; 【楽】母音接続 ((例:idea of)).
n., pl. -tus·es or hiatus.
  1. A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break: “We are likely to be disconcerted by . . . hiatuses of thought” (Edmund Wilson).
  2. Linguistics. A slight pause that occurs when two immediately adjacent vowels in consecutive syllables are pronounced, as in reality and naive.
  3. Anatomy. A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.
[Latin hiātus, from past participle of hiāre, to gape.]
hiatal hi·a'tal (-āt'l) adj.

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