Americans Blame Obesity on Willpower, Despite Evidence It’s Genetic
By GINA KOLATA
Three-quarters of participants in a new study said obese people should exercise more and eat better, even though science says it’s more complicated than tha
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By DAN LEVIN
High winds have grounded a huge iceberg on the Newfoundland shore, to the delight of camera-wielding sightseers.
Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Michael Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter.
By MAUREEN DOWD
Why do Republicans have a gender gap when they ascribe superpowers to women, like the ability to block rape sperm with sheer willpower?
BP Report Pins Most of Blame on Others BP's internal investigation into the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig found that the British oil giant bears some responsibility for the disaster but laid most of the blame on its contractors.
3.‘“如果没有潘恩的这支笔，乔治·华盛顿所举起的剑将是徒然无功。”’（Without the pen of Paine, the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain.） 4.‘“历史将会把美国的革命归因于托马斯·潘恩。”’（History would ascribe the American Revolution to Thomas Paine.）
tr.v., wield·ed, wield·ing, wields.
- To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
- To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively. See synonyms at handle.
[Middle English welden, from Old English wealdan, to rule, and wieldan, to govern.]wieldable wield'a·ble adj.
wielder wield'er n.
Attribute to someone, especially a wrongdoing or crime. For example, They pinned the murder on the wrong man. This expression uses pin in the sense of "attach." [First half of 1900s]
- To ascribe (a misdeed or an error, for example) to: affix, assign, blame, fasten, fix, impute, place. Seegive/take/reciprocity.
tr.v., -cribed, -crib·ing, -cribes.
- To attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin: "Other people ascribe his exclusion from the canon to an unsubtle form of racism" (Daniel Pinchbeck). See synonyms at attribute.歸因
- To assign as
- Her team won by sheer will power.
sheer (COMPLETE) Show phonetics
adjective [before noun]
used to emphasize how very great, important or powerful a quality or feeling is; nothing except:
The suggestion is sheer nonsense.
His success was due to sheer willpower/determination.
It was sheer coincidence that we met.
by (sheer) force/weight of numbers
because the number of people or things was so great:
The crowd managed to force its way in by sheer weight of numbers.
the ability to control your own thoughts and the way in which you behave; determination:
It took a lot of willpower to stay calm.
I don't have the willpower to diet.
1 まったくの, 完全な
2 純然たる, 混ぜ物のない, 水で割らない.
3 険しい；ほとんど垂直の, 切り立った.
a sheer negligée
［古英語scēr（明らかな）. △SHINE, SHIMMER］
- a quality or characteristic: was quick to ascribe jealousy to her critics.
[Middle English ascriben, from Old French ascrivre, from Latin ascrībere : ad-, ad- + scrībere, to write.]ascribable a·scrib'a·ble adj.