Journey in Life: 11/09/15

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Monday, November 9, 2015

"Posture of affairs" nghĩa là gì?

After the Pearl Harbor Attack*. Photo courtesy Don O'Brien.

'Posture of affairs' nghĩa là tình hình sự việc.

Ví dụ
After being dissuaded from the Chinese invasion project, and seeing the posture of affairs in Japan, the President decided to bring matters to a head.

Self-governed nations do not fill their neighbor states with spies or set the course of intrigue to bring about some critical posture of affairs which will give them an opportunity to strike and make conquest.

The British Labor MP, Jeremy Corbyn, was an unswerving opponent of Tony Blair when in 2003 the then Labour Party leader and UK prime minister declared war on Iraq. Who could have imagined that 12 years on Blair would be a political pariah and the dissident leftist Corbyn would be frontrunner in the contest to choose a new leader of the Labour Party? This, however, is the improbable posture of affairs following the defeat of the Labour Party in the May general election and the resignation of its most recent leader, Ed Miliband.

Phạm Hạnh

* Enlistment offices were swamped during the days after the Japs attacked Pearl Harbor. These are the first enlistees from the Worthington, Ohio area being sworn into the Navy.

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~ Sir Walter Scott

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