2017年5月27日 星期六

roundly, peppered with apposite quotes, chronology, determining factor


The Google-owned computer algorithm AlphaGo is retiring from playing humans in the ancient Chinese game of Go after roundly defeating the world's top player this week, its developer said Saturday.

Devotees of both "The Simpsons" and The Economist will know that the former once parodied the high seriousness of the latter with a scene in which Homer, thumbing a copy, remarks: "Did you know that Indonesia is at a crossroads?" Homer's question, however, now seems worryingly apposite. The country's economy is stuttering and investors are getting out. Is Indonesia now really at a crossroads? http://econ.st/16tffBa

Mr. Bloomberg was joined by Gov. David A. Paterson, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and other officials at the early morning press conference to give a chronology of the van’s discovery, its disarming, and the investigation that has been launched. The mayor and police commissioner had returned early from the annual White House correspondent’s dinner in Washington.



Warren E. Buffett says investing isn't about being a genius -- it's about keeping it simple.

And after spending a weekend at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting in Omaha with the world's most famous value investor, Andrew Ross Sorkin writes in his latest DealBook column that this kind of wisdom might have saved a lot of heartache had investors heeded it over the last decade. Instead, it was roundly ignored in the period leading up to the financial crisis.

Sitting on a stage for hours, Mr. Buffett was peppered with questions from Mr. Sorkin and two other journalists, culled from the thousands of questions that shareholders sent in before the meeting. Head over to DealBook to see what Mr. Buffett and Charlie Munger, his longtime business partner, had to say.





These images are accompanied by concise introductory essays by leading film writers; each book also includes a chronology, a filmography, and a bibliography, and is peppered with apposite quotes from the movies and from life.



As I was reflecting recently on the sixty years that have passed since the first Reith lecture in 1948, I was struck by the thought that it was especially apposite that the first Reith lecture was given by Bertrand Russell.我最近回顧Reith講座,它自1948年首次舉行以來已歷60年,我發現,令人訝異,真是無巧不成書,首屆講座是由羅素擔任的。

These 192-page books are visual biographies of the stars. For each title, series editor Paul Duncan has painstakingly selected approximately 150 high quality enigmatic and sumptuous portraits, colorful posters and lobby cards, rare film stills, and previously unpublished candid photos showing the stars as they really were. These images are accompanied by concise introductory essays by leading film writers; each book also includes a chronology, a filmography, and a bibliography, and is peppered with apposite quotes from the movies and from life.

In his book, The New Realities, Peter Drucker wrote, "The task of management is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant. This is what the organization is all about, and it is the reason that management is the critical, determining factor."


determine (DECIDE)
verb [T often passive]
to control or influence something directly, or to decide what will happen:
The number of staff we can take on will be determined by how much money we're allowed to spend.
Your health is determined in part by what you eat.
Eye colour is genetically determined.
[+ question word] FORMAL A pitch inspection will determine whether or not the match will be played.
People should be allowed to determine their own future.
See also determine at determined.

determination
noun [U] FORMAL
the process of controlling, influencing or deciding something:

The determination of policy is not your business - your job is to implement it.


apposite

(ăp'ə-zĭtpronunciation

adj.
Strikingly appropriate and relevant. See synonyms at relevant.
[Latin appositus, past participle of appōnere, to put near : ad-, ad- + pōnere, to put.]



pepper sth with sth (INCLUDE) phrasal verb [often passive]
If you pepper a speech or piece of writing with something, you include a lot of that particular thing:
The letter was peppered with exclamation marks.

apposite

(ăp'ə-zĭt)
pronunciation
adj.




adjective

  • apt in the circumstances or in relation to something:an apposite quotation the observations are apposite to the discussion



Derivatives





appositely

adverb




appositeness

noun

Origin:

late 16th century: from Latin appositus, past participle of apponere 'apply', from ad- 'toward' + ponere 'put'
Strikingly appropriate and relevant. See synonyms at relevant.
[Latin appositus, past participle of appōnere, to put near : ad-, ad- + pōnere, to put.]
Meaning #1: being of striking appropriateness and pertinence- 貼切的, 適當的
Synonyms: appropriate, apt, pertinent
an answer apposite to the question
この問いに対する当を得た答え.
adj. - 適切な, ぴったりした

chro·nol·o·gy (krə-nŏl'ə-jē) pronunciationn., pl., -gies.
  1. The science that deals with the determination of dates and the sequence of events.
  2. The arrangement of events in time.
  3. A chronological list or table.
chronologist chro·nol'o·gist or chro·nol'o·ger n.




 roundly

ADVERB


  • 1In a vehement or emphatic manner.
    ‘the latest attacks have been roundly condemned by campaigners for peace’
    1. 1.1 So thoroughly as to leave no doubt.
      ‘the army was roundly beaten’
    2. 1.2 Too plainly for politeness; bluntly.
      ‘she told him roundly to get to the point’
  • 2So as to form a circular or roughly circular shape.
    ‘he was a middle-aged, roundly built man’

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