Journey in Life: 07/09/15

Thursday, July 9, 2015

"Call down" nghĩa là gì?

Wrath of God expected next? Photo courtesy Gwydion M. Williams.

'Call down' nghĩa là khẩn cầu một hình phạt thiêng liêng/thần thánh nào đó đối với ai /người nào (invoke some sort of divine punishment onto someone).

Ví dụ
Moses called down a plague on the Pharoah.

The preacher sounded as though he was calling down the wrath of God on us.

Humanity faced either the peace of “the vast graveyard of the human race” or peace by reasoned design. The answer, Kant held, was a voluntary federation of republics pledged to non-hostility and transparent domestic and international conduct. Their citizens would cultivate peace because, unlike despotic (chuyên chế, bạo ngược) rulers, when considering hostilities, they would be deliberating about “calling down on themselves all the miseries of war.”

Phạm Hạnh