2017年1月29日 星期日

randy, invoke, invocation,Deesis, decisively

Urgent appeal: California Democrats to invoke new anti-Trump weapon

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Dec 12, 2016 - The California Legislature's top Democrats, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León, opened the ...


China's Influence on Display at Car Show
The Shanghai auto show is demonstrating how the balance of importance in the global car industry is tipping decisively toward China.





U.S. Seizes Control of AIG With $85 Billion Emergency Loan

Invoking extraordinary powers granted after the 1929 stock market crash, the government seized control of the insurance giant American International Group to preserve a crucial bulwark of the global financial system.
(By David S. Hilzenrath and Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post)




Imam Mohammed moved decisively toward the religious mainstream. In 1992, he became the first Muslim to deliver the invocation for the United States Senate. He led prayers at both inaugurals of President Bill Clinton. He addressed a conference of Muslims and Reform Jews in 1995, and participated in several major interfaith dialogues with Roman Catholic cardinals. He met with the pope in 1996 and 1999.

Essay


By JESS ROW When William Styron published “The Confessions of Nat Turner” 40 years ago, black writers objected to his use of dialect and his invocation of inflammatory stereotypes.








The time was now the Naughty 'Nineties, and Wells's notorious randiness began to emerge. In 1891 he married his cousin Isabel Mary Wells, after protesting at plaintive length about her wish to marry before leaping into bed: "I didn't believe in marriage anyhow, I insisted. The great thing was not marriage but love. I invoked Godwin, Shelley, Socialism." (From Experiment in Autobiography, 1934.) Alas, even after marriage Isabel proved to be less than keen on sex, and Wells's first extramarital affair soon followed.




WordNet: randy
Note: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The adjective has one meaning:
Meaning #1: feeling great sexual desire
Synonyms: aroused, horny, ruttish, turned on


Deesis


n. (dē̍*ē"sĭs)[NL., fr. Gr. de`hsis supplication.]
(Rhet.) An invocation of, or address to, the Supreme Being.

An adjuration or calling to witness; or, the vehement expression of desire put in terms of "for someone's sake" or "for God's sake."

Examples

"For God's sake hold your tongue and let me love..."
—John Donne

Wikipedia article "Deesis" 這說明並不完全
西方最著名的 (比利時) "根特祭壇畫乃是一例


decisive
  1. Having the power to decide; conclusive.
  2. Characterized by decision and firmness; resolute.
  3. Beyond doubt; unmistakable: a decisive defeat.
decisively de·ci'sive·ly adv.
decisiveness de·ci'sive·ness n.
SYNONYMS decisive, conclusive, crucial, definitive, determinative. These adjectives mean determining or having the power to determine an outcome: the decisive vote; a conclusive reason; crucial experiments; a definitive verdict; the determinative battle.
ANTONYM indecisive




invoke
verb [T] FORMAL
to use a law, rule, etc to support what you are saying or doing
The President may invoke federal law to stop the strike.invoke 
verb [T] FORMAL
1 to request or use a power outside yourself, especially a law or a god, to help you when you want to improve a situation:
Police can invoke the law of trespass to regulate access to these places.
Their sacred dance is performed to invoke ancient gods.

2 to make someone have a particular feeling or remember something

invocation
noun [C or U] FORMAL

in・voke



 ━━ vt. (救いを神に)祈る; (法律・原則に)訴える; 懇願する; (魔法で霊を)呼出す; (感情を)呼びさます; 【コンピュータ】呼び出す, 起動する.



in・vo・ca・tion



 
━━ n. (救いを求める)祈り, 祈願 ((to)); 【コンピュータ】起動, 呼び出し.



invocation:祈求;祈禱;呼求:教會相信天朝聖人能聽到世人的祈求,也會為我們在天主前代為祈求。

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