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バネさん: English Collection 英語は単語から
ハンドル名バネ さん
ブログタイトルEnglish Collection 英語は単語から
ブログURLhttp://blog.goo.ne.jp/k_akabane
サイト紹介文覚えたくても中々記憶できない英単語、熟語を覚えるために始めた英語についての学習帳です。
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バネ さんのブログ記事

  • PUSHING THE ENVELOPE
  • 朝日新聞の毎週金曜日に掲載される「あのね」の記事をいつも楽しみにしているのですが、何故
    か今日は「あのね」がありませんでした。代わりに「あのね」の記事を連想させるリーダーズダ
    イジェストに載っていた記事を紹介します。I was relaxing on a recent Saturday when the doorbell ring. Two pleasan
    t grade-school children, a girl and a boy, were standing at my front door. Each held a few pieces of paper and an env [続きを読む]
  • waiflike/waif
  • Before I Say Good-Byeを読んでいます。Nellの夫、Adam、が死んだボートの爆発事故にどうもこの女性、Wi
    nifred、が関係しているような雰囲気です。She walked to the table and studied the pictures. Most of them showed a y
    oung Winifred, wearing a bathing suit and receiving an award. In a more recent photograph, she seemed to be in her early twenties,
    a thin, eagerly smiling, waiflike creature. “These have to [続きを読む]
  • as clean as the driven snow
  • Before I Say Good-Byeを読んでいます。“What has oozing charm got to do with our snooping around in Winifred’s apartment?” Mac asked as they stepped off the elevator. “Come on, Nell. We used to be honest with each other. You’re not a Girl Scout doing a good deed. If there was bribery going on at Walters and Arsdale, you’re hoping to find something that will tie Winifred to the problem and leav [続きを読む]
  • cockamamie
  • Before I Say Good-Byeを読んでいます。Nellが祖父のMacに結婚相手のAdamの話をした時の事です。"Who the hell is this guy? Nell. You hardly know him. Okay, so he’s an architect from North Dakota who came to New York with a lousy starter job. What else do you know about him?” Mac--being Mac--had him checked out. “That college he attended is a cockamamie factory, Nell. Trust me, this guy is no Stanford [続きを読む]
  • diddley-squat
  • Before I Say Good-Bye by Mary Higgins Clarkを読んでいます。Nellの祖父Macは国会議員で引退を決めていますが、その選挙地盤をNellに引き継いでもらいたいと考えています。Mike Powers, for example, had confided, “Nell, to say it straight, Bob Gorman hasn’t accomplished diddley-squat in the two years he’s had Mac’s seat. We’re glad he’s going to go work for one of those dot-com Internet outfits. Good r [続きを読む]
  • Six-Pack
  • Reader's Digest Feb, 2017の記事 'In Case of Blizzard, Do Nothing' から引用します。In the winter of 1985, my hometown, Buffalo, was engulfed in a blizzard--not an uncommon occurrence for the region, which is justly famed for epic snows. But this was a big one, and the city's blustery Irish American mayor, Jimmy Griffin, was at pains to persuade people to stop trying to go about their business as co [続きを読む]
  • troll
  • Reader's Digest 2月号の記事 'The Online Troll Patrol' からの抜粋です。EMILY TEMPLE-WOOD was 12 years old the first time she was trolled online. She was being a good digital citizen, excising the foul language and lies added to pop-culture posts on Wikipedia, and the cyber vandals were having none of it...."I tell people who are being trolled that it's OK to be upset. But now you need to find a pr [続きを読む]
  • trading barbs
  • 2月号のReader's Digest冒頭のeditor-in-chiefの記事からの抜粋です。Dear Readers...She was a slight, quick freshman and the best player on campus. The best, she'd soon prove, on any campus on the East Coast. With her long hair and tan, she moved defiantly around the court like a warrior in a hurry.Wow, I said to my roommate, she's amazing. And very cute. He said: Duh....One night the next fall, she a [続きを読む]
  • bailiwick
  • 小説 "Before I Say Good-Bye" からの引用です。"The boat that blew up near the Statue of Liberty is in his
    bailiwick, although during this interview he must have been visiting the home of one of the apparent victims, out in Queens."
    早速事故(事件?)が起こりました。さてここに出てきた "bailiwick" の意味を調べます。
    ・Oxford English Dictionary: One's sphere of operations or particular area of interest [続きを読む]
  • cheek by jowl
  • Mary Higgins Clarkの "Before I Say Good-Bye" を読んでいます。Adam, on his first visit there, had laughingly com
    mented that Gert's apartment was like her mind: busy, eclectic and somewhat fey. "No one else would have art deco lacque
    r cheek by jowl with rococo fantasy," he said."cheek by jowl" の "jowl" は "jaw" と似てい
    ますが、別物でしょうか? 辞書を見ます。・Oxford English Dictionary: The lower p [続きを読む]
  • sanctimonious
  • Mary Higgins Clarkの小説 "Before I Say Good-Bye" を図書館から借りて読み始めました。面白そうな話の予感がします。最初に引用するのは次の箇所です。Adam enjoyed her "insider" stories about the building world, tales from her earlier days with Walters and Arsdale.You mean that sanctimonious old bird was on the take when those bids went our?" he'd exclaim, then reassure her when she became flustered about [続きを読む]
  • in the doghouse
  • EMOTIONAL FIRST AIDから引用します。The more time we've spent with our partner the more confident we feel in our abili
    ty to assess his or her point of view without giving it much thought (perspective-taking error #1 in action). However, since famil
    iarity with a person rarely bestows the ability to read the person's mind, such confidence is likely to land us in the doghou
    se more often than not.犬は [続きを読む]
  • ribbing
  • EMOTIONAL FIRST AIDを読んでいます。Serena's self-sabotaging behaviors are by no means unusual. Other common forms of self-defeating behaviors are finding poor excuses to turn down invitations to social events, skipping spontaneous get-togethers because you're "unprepared" either emotionally or otherwise, neglecting to convey birthday wishes or other celebratory messages to friends and colleagues, [続きを読む]
  • quotidian
  • The Japan Times Online Feb.12 Culture欄の記事に以前(3/21/2016)取り上げましたが意味を忘れた単語が出てきました。Something Other Than Other’: The poetry of Philip Rowland captures quotidian Tokyo lifeTokyo poet Philip Rowland’s third full-length collection of verse, “Something Other Than Other,” quietly resonates with profound images of the quotidian humanity he finds around him.以前とは別の辞 [続きを読む]
  • gone from heavy to bombshell
  • EMOTIONAL FIRST AIDを読んでいると、知っている単語ですが、おやっと?と思う表現が出てきました。
    Serena, the high school teacher who had gone from heavy to bombshell, was also quick to judge others and their intentions toward h
    er. She was certain any man who expressd an interest in her did so solely because of her appearance and had no intention of gettin
    g to know the "real" her."bombshell" は "dynami [続きを読む]
  • women are often more proficient than their husbands
  • EMOTIONAL FIRST AIDのPerspective-Taking Errors in Intimate Relationshipsの項にこんな文がありました。Indeed, women a
    re often more proficient than their husbands at discussing their feelings and expectations, which can make men feel they're f
    ighting a losing battle. Rather than saying the wrong thing, they prefer to say nothing and get their "inevitable defeat"
    ; over with as soon as possible.納得した [続きを読む]
  • warm your cockles
  • The Japan Times Online Feb.11の記事抜粋です。Agepizza: a deep-fried substitute for the real deal to warm your cockles in w
    inter During the coldest stretch of winter, a warm snack helps to make the low temperatures a bit more tolerable.文脈からす
    ると "warm your cockles" は身体の "cockles" を暖める様に思えますが、 "cockles" は
    見聞きした事がありません。辞書を見ると "warm the cockles of someone's hear [続きを読む]
  • kvetch
  • 次の文もEMOTIONAL FIRST AIDからの引用です。"No, I'm saying the opposite. I'm saying it's not as bl
    eak as it seems and that you can do something about it. Let them get to know you. Chat a little, exchange pleasantries, kvetch abo
    ut the weather, or ask about their weekend. Make the effort for a couple of weeks and I assure you they will be far more open to h
    anging out, even Stanley.""kvetch" は文脈 [続きを読む]
  • heave-ho
  • EMOTIONAL FIRST AIDのCounterarguments for Romantic Rejectionsの項から引用します。After twenty years as a psychologist in private practice, I've heard countless tales of romantic rejection both from those doing the rejecting and those getting the heave-ho. People reject romantic partners and prospects for many different reasons, most of which have nothing to do with anyone's shortcomings."heave-ho" [続きを読む]
  • penultimate
  • もう30年程前になりますが、米国で仕事をしていた時に、契約書を締結する際には必ず米国人の弁護士のチェックを受けていました。弁護士のコメントで時々見かけた単語 "penultimate" は、その後読んだどんな英文にも出てきませんでしたが、Understanding Bob Dylanを読んでいると次の様に "penultimate" が出てきました。And later in the same verse "Twas then he felt alone.", and in the second verse "He felt the heat of [続きを読む]
  • run off
  • Barman sees a guy crying into his beer."What's the matter?" he asks."My wife has run off with my best mate&quo
    t; is the reply."That's bad" says the barman."Yes" says the guy "I miss him". [続きを読む]
  • A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF SHALL NOT STAND
  • 沖ノ島、沖永良部島、徳之島、奄美大島の4島巡りの旅行から帰って来ました。今日からブログを再開します。さて、Reader's Digest Jan. Issueに '6 Surprising Times You Are Quoting the Bible' と言う記事がありました。 その1として "A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF" があり、次の内容でした。In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus tells an impudent crowd, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and eve [続きを読む]
  • loose cannon
  • The Japan Times Online Feb.6の記事 'Trump presidency triggers doomsday inflation' にトランプ大統領を表すのにピッタリと思える表現がありました。U.S. President Donald Trump is a loose cannon, but he's not the Apocalypse, and most other world leaders are still grown-ups.ガタがきている様な大砲ではぶっ放されたら砲弾はどこに飛んでいくのか分かりません。物騒ですね。・Oxford English Dictionary: An unpredict [続きを読む]
  • shill
  • Reader's Digest 12月号の記事 '13 Things Savvy Shoppers Look for in Online Reviews' の内の一つ 'Super
    Short Reviews' を引用します。Paid shills aim to get a product's overall grade as high as possible as quickly as
    possible, so they'll hit the five-star button and type something quick like "Gread service!""shill" は7/
    06/2010に取り上げて覚えた単語と記録があるのですが、7/06/2010の記事は何故か消えてい [続きを読む]