2017年2月26日 星期日

arbiter, domineering, arbitrary, arbitration, go figure!



After graduating she enrolled at Hunter College, where she intended to become a schoolteacher until she took an elementary physics class with Rosalyn Yalow, a future Nobel laureate, who urged her to consider a career in science.

“She was a very domineering person,” Dr. Dresselhaus said in an interview in 2012. “She had definite ideas about everything.”

段宜康說,「當一個人殺死一個人的時候,我們大家說,這個人要判死刑。當一個人殺死千萬人的時候,當一個人造成許多家庭的不幸,我們蓋了一個全國最大的廟來紀念他」。
To kill a few. they call you a murder. To kill a million, they call you a conqueror, go figure!


The finding will ring true for men who have been egged on to do better in life by their domineering mothers.
這項發現將會對那些一直被他們喜歡支配人的媽媽激勵著人生要更上層樓的男人來說,聽來頗有道理。

 Goldman's $20 Million Consequence The Wall Street giant lost in arbitration. Now a federal judge says the firm should live with the findings.


 Is Consumer Panel Arbitrarily Funded? The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis raises some concerns about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


the ultmate arbiter of his work

domineer
ˌdɒmɪˈnɪə/
verb
gerund or present participle: domineering
  1. assert one's will over another in an arrogant way.

    "Cathy had been a martyr to her gruff, domineering husband"
domineering

adj.
Tending to domineer; overbearing.



香港據法新社報導,聯合國一機構呼籲中國當局立即釋放諾貝爾和平獎得主劉曉波。聯合國任意拘押問題工作組(UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)本週一(8月1日)通過人權組織“立即自由(Freedom Now)”公佈了一份簽署於今年5月5日的聲明。這一聯合國所屬的獨立工作機構在聲明中強調,剝奪劉曉波夫婦的自由是違反國際法的行為。聲明要求北京政府立即採取步驟,改善有關狀況,其中包括釋放劉曉波,並給予賠償。聲明呼籲聯合國秘書長潘基文參與對中國當局的這一呼籲。聯合國任意拘押問題工作組由來自5個國家的人權問題專家組成。
By TARA PARKER-POPE Questions have been raised about some popular brands of sunscreen, but some experts say a new rating system is arbitrary.

Google Is Europe’s Accidental Arbiter of Internet Privacy

The search giant is now at the forefront of Europe’s enforcement of Internet privacy, with the power to police search results.

Children outnumbered by over-60s


Bowls players   
The statistics point to the ageing nature of the UK's society

People aged over 60 in the UK outnumber children for the first time, according to official figures.
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed 13,262,256 people were 60 or over in mid-2007 - up from 12,928,071 the previous year.
Meanwhile, the number of under-18s fell from 13,119,654 to 13,111,023 over the same time period.
Help the Aged said an older population would require social care reform and the end of "arbitrary" retirement ages.






go figure!




North American informal Said to express the belief that something is amazing orincredible:there’ll even (go figure) be an Elvis impersonator



arbitrary━━ a. 任意の, 勝手な; 気まぐれな; 専横な.

arbitrary (CHANCE) Show phonetics
adjective
based on chance rather than being planned or based on reason:
arbitrary decision-making
What guided your choice of destination or was it arbitrary?

arbitrarily Show phonetics
adverb
We made the decision to go to Italy quite arbitrarily.


arbitrary (UNFAIR)
adjective DISAPPROVING
using unlimited personal power without considering other people's wishes:
an arbitrary ruler
The company has been the subject of an arbitrary take-over.

domineer
v., -neered, -neer·ing, -neers. v.tr.
To rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly; tyrannize.

v.intr.
To exercise arbitrary or arrogant rule or control.
[動](自)(…を)独裁的に支配する, (…に)暴威をふるう((over ...));高くそびえ立つ.
━━(他)…にいばりちらす;…を見おろす.
[Dutch domineren, from French dominer, from Latin dominārī, to dominate. See dominate.]

domineeringly dom'i·neer'ing·ly adv.


arbiter

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːbɪtə/
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noun

  • a person who settles a dispute or has ultimate authority in a matter:the Secretary of State is the final arbiter
  • a person whose views or actions have influence in a particular sphere:an arbiter of taste

Origin:

late Middle English: from Latin, 'judge, supreme ruler'



arbitrary
(är'bĭ-trĕr'ē) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Determined by chance, whim, or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle: stopped at the first motel we passed, an arbitrary choice.
  2. Based on or subject to individual judgment or preference: The diet imposes overall calorie limits, but daily menus are arbitrary.
  3. Established by a court or judge rather than by a specific law or statute: an arbitrary penalty.
  4. Not limited by law; despotic: the arbitrary rule of a dictator.
[Middle English arbitrarie, from Latin arbitrārius, from arbiter, arbitr-, arbiter. See arbiter.]
arbitrarily ar'bi·trar'i·ly (-trâr'ə-lē) adv.
arbitrariness ar'bi·trar'i·ness n.
SYNONYMS arbitrary, capricious, whimsical. These adjectives mean determined by or arising from whim or caprice rather than judgment or reason: an arbitrary decision; a capricious refusal; a whimsical remark.

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