2017年7月2日 星期日

parole, redoubtable, undoubtable, indubitable, hearsay, serial, carve sth up

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole
Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage ...

Taiwan Debates Medical Parole for Ex-Leader
New York Times
TAIPEI, Taiwan — During his eight years as Taiwan's president, Chen Shui-bian developed a reputation as a speaker impossible to ignore. Holding forth at campaign rallies and before visiting reporters, he vexed Beijing with his advocacy of Taiwanese ...
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In the course of the day they saw indubitable signs that the buffalo had been roaming there in great numbers.

Taiwan refuses medical parole for jailed ex-leader
Pakistan Daily Times
Taiwan refuses medical parole for jailed ex-leader. TAIPEI: Taiwan authorities on Wednesday refused to grant ex-president Chen Shui-bian parole for medical treatment, saying he could get proper treatment in prison. The 61-year-old is serving a prison ...

The Misuse of Life Without Parole

A fair-minded society should not sentence anyone to life without parole except as an alternative to the death penalty.

On the Riding Redoubtable Dome of St Paul.

It was a chance encounter here with an English officer, interned by the French authorities but that day on parole, which led to her membership of the resistance, and then to her role as an agent of the British Special Operations Executive in occupied France. Of the 39 SOE women infiltrated into France, 11 of whom would die in concentration camps, she was perhaps the most redoubtable.

Don't miss the new issue of T Magazine, Women's Spring Fashion 2010. It's all about...the spirit of performance, as embodied by the redoubtable cover star Julianne Moore, as well as, candy panties, wearable furniture, combat chicks, monster mania and more.

I've been reading some interesting "where is Google headed" speculation from a the redoubtable but undoubtable Om Malik. Not on ...

Hearsays, the great Fact of this Universe glared in, forever wonderful, indubitable, unspeakable, divine-infernal, upon this man too! How he harmonized his Formulas with it, how he managed at all under such circumstances: that is a thing worth seeing.

serial, carve sth up

Khodorkovsky denied parole 

A Russian court has reportedly denied a parole appeal by former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The former head of Yukos oil company, who is serving an eight-year jail term for tax evasion and fraud, says he is the victim of corrupt officials under former president Vladimir Putin who wanted to carve up his business empire and who feared his political ambitions. Russian officials say he was convicted for serious crimes and should serve his sentence.

Los Angeles Times leads with news that Phil Spector was convicted of second-degree murder yesterday, six years after police found an actress shot to death in the legendary record producer's mansion. Spector is now "the first celebrity found guilty of murder on Hollywood's home turf in at least 40 years," declares the paper. The 69-year-old faces a minimum of 18 years in prison before he is eligible for parole.

French serial killer Fourniret gets life in prison

A French court has sentenced serial killer Michel Fourniret to life
in prison. The 66-year-old machine operator had confessed to the
kidnap, rape and murder of seven girls and young women. His wife
Monique Olivier also received a life sentence with no possibility of
parole for 28 years for her role in the killings from 1987 to 2001.
The 59-year-old nurse, helped Fourniret trap his victims, who were
aged between 12 and 22.

Mr. Hu now has 10 days to decide whether to appeal the verdict. His health is also an issue; he has hepatitis B and also takes medication for a deteriorating liver condition. Mr. Li said Mr. Hu had the option of applying for medical parole if he chose not to appeal. Hu Jia 胡佳(維權人士 Rights Activist)

carve sth up (DIVIDE) phrasal verb [M] DISAPPROVING
to divide something into smaller parts:
The Nazi-Soviet pact carved up the Baltic states in 1939.

serial (REPEATED)
adjective [before noun]
describes a person who repeatedly commits the same serious crime, often using the same method, or a serious crime that is committed repeatedly by one person:
She wrote a thriller about a brutal serial killer.
a serial rapist
serial murders/killings

(hîr'') pronunciation
  1. Unverified information heard or received from another; rumor.
  2. Law. Evidence based on the reports of others rather than the personal knowledge of a witness and therefore generally not admissible as testimony.


  • [ridáutəbl]
  1. Arousing fear or awe; formidable.
  2. Worthy of respect or honor.
[Middle English redoubtabel, from Old French redoutable, from redouter, to dread : re-, re- + douter, to doubt, fear; see doubt.]
redoubtably re·doubt'a·bly adv.

1 〈敵・論客などが〉恐るべき, 強力な.
2 尊敬の念を禁じえない, 頭が下がる.


(ĭn-dū'bĭ-tə-bəl, -dyū'-) pronunciation
Too apparent to be doubted; unquestionable.

indubitably in·du'bi·ta·bly adv.


  • 発音記号[pəróul]
1 [U]仮釈放(期間), 仮出獄(期間);仮釈放[出獄]許可証
put a person on parole
break parole
come up for parole
2 捕虜の恭順宣誓;(当番士官・衛兵の)合言葉. ⇒COUNTERSIGN[名]2
3 [U](米国移民法で)臨時入国許可.
4 [U]《言語学》パロール, 運用言語. ⇒LANGUE, PERFORMANCE 5
5 《法律》=parol[名].
1 〈捕虜を〉宣誓釈放する;〈囚人を〉仮釈放[出獄]させる.
2 ((米))〈外国人を〉臨時入国許可する.
[中フランス語parole d'honneur(=word of honor)の短縮]


Pronunciation: /pəˈrəʊl/
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[mass noun]
  • 1the temporary or permanent release of a prisoner before the expiry of a sentence, on the promise of good behaviour:he committed a burglary while on parole
  • [count noun] historical a promise or undertaking given by a prisoner of war to return to custody or act as a non-belligerent if released: I took their paroles of honour [mass noun]:a good many French officers had been living on parole in Melrose
  • 2 Linguistics the actual linguistic behaviour or performance of individuals, in contrast to the linguistic system of a community. Contrasted with langue.


[with object]
  • release (a prisoner) on parole:he was paroled after serving nine months of a two-year sentence



Pronunciation: /-ˈliː/


late 15th century: from Old French, literally 'word', also 'formal promise', from ecclesiastical Latin parabola 'speech'; compare with parol

noun [U] 假釋
when a prisoner is released before their period in prison is finished, with the agreement that they will behave well:
He's been released on parole.
She hopes to be eligible for parole in 3 years.
Reynolds was sentenced to life without parole.medical parole保外就醫━━ n., vt. 誓言; 【軍】捕虜の宣誓; 【言】発話, 言 ((cf. langue)); 【軍】合いことば; 仮釈放; 仮出獄[仮釈放]の期間; 執行猶予; 【軍】(捕虜を)宣誓の上釈放する; 仮釈放する.
 break one's parole 仮出獄したまま逃亡する; 【軍】釈放宣誓を破る.
 on parole 【軍】宣誓釈放されて; 仮出獄中の.
 ━━ n. 仮釈放[仮出獄]者.