2017年7月20日 星期四

go about, trade-in, orphaned. gloat, deride


BBC Britain
Each day, 55 million people go about their lives in England. These photos form a 24-hour snapshot of the nation. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (BBC News)

A look in pictures at the lives of the nation, hour by hour.
BBC.CO.UK|作者:BBC NEWS



AFP News Agency
In 1942, Marcelin Dumoulin, a 40-year-old shoemaker, and his wife Francine, a schoolteacher aged 37, left their village of Chandolin on foot for an excursion before disappearing, orphaning five sons and two daughters.


A Swiss couple that disappeared in the Alps 75 years ago has been found…
YAHOO.COM



China Gloats as Trump Squanders U.S. Soft Power 


As the ideological shift in Washington threatens to undermine U.S. influence in a region it transformed, Beijing sees Donald Trump as a godsend.


Amazon Enters Used Game Market
Amazon launched an trade-in service for used videogames, threatening a lucrative business for retailer GameStop. Shares of GameStop tumbled 14%.



The Problem of "Orphaned" Radioactive Sources

Some sources of radioactive materials lack adequate control, sufficient
accountability, and proper disposal processes. Found or abandoned sources
are described as “orphan” when their identifying marks have been
removed or damaged.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=evywhzI44va89pI2

World in Progress | 25.02.2008 | 04:30

Trading in a Gun for a Microphone

In more than 20 countries around the world, an estimated 300,000 children younger than the age of 18 are serving as soldiers. Many are abducted or recruited by force. In Sudan, 


Emmanuel Jal volunteered for military training when he was only seven years old.

Orphaned and adrift in the gruesome Sudanese civil war with weapons he could barely hold, the young boy eventually deserted. An aid worker sent him to school in Kenya. From there, he went on an inspiring and ultimately hopeful journey.
Today, Emmanuel Jal is a famous African hip-hop artist who has turned his life's terrifying experiences into a message of peace -- for his war-torn country and the entire African continent. Just before his new album "War Child" is to be released, Emmanuel Jal was in Berlin for the world premiere of a feature documentary on his life called "War Child".
Reporter: Peter Zimmermann .



By GERMAINE GREER
Reviewed by KATIE ROIPHE
Germaine Greer rebuts the derisive tales told of Mrs. Shakespeare.

Mr. Dell’s weariness toward questions about what has gone wrong at the company, once the world’s largest PC vendor, is understandable. He was famous for gloating about Dell’s consistency and relentless growth, but its heralded direct-sales business model and cost-squeezing supply chain management no longer give Dell the advantages they once did. Mr. Dell has further cut costs and experimented with retail sales.



today's papers
Vertical Horizon
By Barron YoungSmith
Posted Saturday, July 19, 2008, at 5:38 AM ET
All of today's papers lead with news that President Bush has agreed to a "general time horizon" for U.S. troop withdrawals from combat missions in Iraq.
Bush has often derided Democratic calls for a withdrawal timetable--but he's now agreeing to a "general time horizon for meeting aspirational goals," including troop cuts the New York Times calls "notional," at the behest of Iraq's PM. The president says his position is consistent with changes on the ground, but that hasn't stopped Dems in Congress from gloating.
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go about
phrasal verb of go
  1. 1.
    begin or carry on with (an activity).
    "you are going about this in the wrong way"
  2. 2.
    SAILING
    change to an opposite tack.

deride
verb [T] FORMAL
to laugh at someone or something in a way which shows you think they are ridiculous or of no value:
He derided my singing as pathetic.
This building, once derided by critics, is now a major tourist attraction.

derision 
noun [U] FORMAL
when someone or something is laughed at and considered ridiculous or of no value:
They treated his suggestion with derision.
Her speech was met with hoots/howls of derision.

derisive 
adjective (ALSO derisoryFORMAL
showing derision: ━━ a. 冷かしの, あざけりの, 笑うべき.
derisive laughter
a derisive comment/remark
See also derisory.

derisively Show phonetics
adverb FORMAL

gloat
verb [I]
to feel or express great pleasure or satisfaction because of your own success or good luck, or someone else's failure or bad luck:
She's continually gloating over/about her new job.
I know I shouldn't gloat, but it really serves him right.
His enemies were quick to gloat at his humiliation.
[+ speech] "This is our fourth victory in a row, " he gloated.

gloat
noun [C]
when you gloat about something:
to have a gloat at/over/about something

trade-in
noun [C]
a method of buying something new by giving an item you own as part of the payment for it:
We got a good trade-in price for our old television.The company has been trading in oil for many years.


orphan 
noun [C]
a child whose parents are dead:
The civil war is making orphans of many children.

orphan 
verb [T]
He was orphaned as a baby (= His parents died when he was a baby).
The children were orphaned by the war (= their parents were killed in the war).

orphanage
noun [C]
a home for children whose parents are dead or unable to care for them

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