2017年7月6日 星期四

elude, nonviolence, invoke , adoring crowds



There are few things President Donald J. Trump likes more than adoring crowds.

“We try to learn from everything we do as we launch new opportunities,” said Amazon’s chief financial officer at the time, Thomas J. Szkutak, invoking the positive “learning” spin that technology companies typically put on failed ventures.

By turning rubbish collection into a daily civic duty, Taiwan, an island of 23.5 million, has been remarkably successful at achieving something that eludes most developing nations: The richer Taiwan gets, the less trash it produces, writes GOOD.


Any shortcomings on the part of her husband are not mentioned. She speaks of his loyalty, sensitivity, courage — traits consistent with the Camelot template she had been the first to invoke. She presents herself as adoring, eager for his approval and deeply moved by the man. There is no talk of his extramarital affairs or secret struggle with Addison’s disease, though she does speak in detail about his back pain and the 1954 back surgery that almost killed him.



nonviolence Pronunciation (noun) Peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate.
Synonyms:passive resistance
Usage:Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., were two of the most articulate advocates of nonviolence.
[名][U]非暴力(主義).

Obama Invokes Gandhi, Whose Ideal Eludes Modern India

Gandhi is revered in India, but his calls for personal austerity and nonviolence have proved antithetical to the goals of an aspiring economic and military power.


adore
əˈdɔː/
verb
  1. 1.
    love and respect (someone) deeply.

    "he adored his mother"

    synonyms:love dearly, love, be devoted to, dote on, care for, hold dear, cherishtreasureprize, think the world of, set great store by; More
  2. 2.
    worship; venerate.

    "he adored the Sacred Host"



elude

tr.v., e·lud·ed, e·lud·ing, e·ludes.
  1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill: The suspect continues to elude the police.
  2. To escape the understanding or grasp of: a name that has always eluded me; a metaphor that eluded them. See synonyms at escape.
[Latin ēlūdere : ē-, ex-, ex- + lūdere, to play (from lūdus, play).]

invoke
  • [invóuk]

[動](他)((形式))
1 〈法律の条項・権利・権威などを〉発動する, 行使する;…に訴える;〈主義・名言などを〉引き合いに出す
invoke a veto
拒否権を行使する
invoke Churchill in one's speech
演説でチャーチルを引き合いに出す.
2 …を招来する, 引き起こす, 誘い出す;((非標準))〈気分・イメージなどを〉かき立てる, 呼び覚ます
invoke new problems of management
経営上の新しい問題を発生させる.
3 〈神・霊などの助け・加護を〉祈願する;〈神・詩神などに〉祈る
invoke God's help
神の助けを祈願する.
4 〈救い・援助などを〉請う
invoke a person's aid
人の援助を請う.
5 〈霊などを〉(呪文(じゅもん)・まじないで)呼び出す.
[ラテン語invocāre (in-上に+vocāre呼ぶ=呼びかける→祈願する). △CONVOKE, EVOKE, PROVOKE, VOCATION

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