2017年9月27日 星期三

pin, pin on attribute , ascribe, wield, sheer willpower, camera-wielding


GRAY MATTER
Willpower: It’s in Your Head
By GREG WALTON AND CAROL DWECK
It’s easy to attribute our failures of will to our biology. But it’s wrong.


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



Iceberg watchers near Ferryland, Newfoundland.

WORLD

A Chunk of the Arctic Stops By for a Photo Shoot

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.

Just Think No

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.)

wield
(wēld) pronunciation
tr.v., wield·ed, wield·ing, wields.
  1. To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
  2. 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.







pin
Hold (someone) firmly in a specified position so they are unable to move:she was standing pinned against the doorRichards pinned him down until the police arrived





pin something on






Attribute the blame or responsibility for something to (someone):they pinned the blame for the loss of jobs on the trade unions


pin on
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]

verb

    To ascribe (a misdeed or an error, for example) to: affix, assign, blame, fasten, fix, impute, place. Seegive/take/reciprocity.
ascribe
tr.v.
, -cribed, -crib·ing, -cribes.
  1. 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
  2. To assign as 

  3. 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.
    willpower
    noun [U]
    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.

  4. sheer[sheer1]
  5. 発音記号[ʃíər]

[形](〜・er, 〜・est)((限定))
1 まったくの, 完全な
sheer luck
まったくの幸運.
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.
4 ((主に米))ごく薄手の〈織物など〉
a sheer negligée
すけすけのネグリジェ.
━━[副]
1 完全に;まともに.
2 垂直に;急勾配(こうばい)
The plane plummeted sheer into the mountain.
その飛行機は山にまっ逆さまに墜落した.
━━[名][U]((主に米))透けるほど薄い織物;[C]その服.
[古英語scēr(明らかな). △SHINE, SHIMMER
sheer・ly
[副]
sheer・ness
[名]
  1. 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.



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