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    laud/put on hold/pave a way/vilify/outrage

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Schaeuble also lauded recent actions by US President Barack Obama to establish legal limits to the size and risk-taking of large banks.

    So do well and thou shalt have laud of the same.

    laud = praise, glorify, or honour
    Pledges for long-term Haiti aid put on hold at Montreal meeting.


    put on hold = put off till later time

    It might open and pave a prepared way to his own title.

    The agreement paves the way to a lasting peace.

    pave = to make smooth, easy, and safe; to prepare, as a path or way

    The conference paved the way for a donors' meeting in March where monetary pledges are expected.

    pave the way = make progress or development easier

    With silver paved, and all divine with gold.

    Old roads used to be paved with round stones.

    pave = to lay or cover with stone, brick, or other material, so as to make a firm, level, or convenient surface for horses, carriages, or persons on foot, to travel on

    Now that there are no more pictures to be had of children being pulled out of rubble alive, it is as if the world's media has decided to vilify Haiti and all concerned with trying to help there - because outrage sells.

    vilify = spread negative information about; defame

    outrage = a disgraceful event; the act of scandalizing

    Well I'm outraged alright.

    outrage = to produce anger or resentment in, as in: : Incompetence outraged him.; to cause to become very angry; as in, the burning of the flag outraged the small conservative town.

    When themselves they vilified to serve ungoverned appetite.

    vilify = to make vile; to debase; to degrade; to disgrace

    Many passions dispose us to depress and vilify the merit of one rising in the esteem of mankind.

    vilify = to degrade or debase by report; to defame; to traduce; to calumniate

    I do vilify your censure.

    vilify = to treat as vile; to despise.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: laud/put on hold/pave a way/vilify/outrage

    I would agree with your interpretations, except for this one:

    Now that there are no more pictures to be had of children being pulled out of rubble alive, it is as if the world's media has decided to vilify Haiti and all concerned with trying to help there - because outrage sells.

    outrage = a powerful feeling of resentment or anger aroused by something perceived as an injury, insult, or injustice.

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    Exclamation Re: laud/put on hold/pave a way/vilify/outrage

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
    Schaeuble also lauded recent actions by US President Barack Obama to establish legal limits to the size and risk-taking of large banks.

    So do well and thou shalt have laud of the same.

    laud = praise, glorify, or honour Ok
    Pledges for long-term Haiti aid put on hold at Montreal meeting.


    put on hold = put off till later time= to postpone temporarily

    It might open and pave a prepared way to his own title.

    The agreement paves the way to a lasting peace.

    pave = to make smooth, easy, and safe; to prepare, as a path or wayOk

    The conference paved the way for a donors' meeting in March where monetary pledges are expected.

    pave the way = make progress or development easierOk

    With silver paved, and all divine with gold.

    Old roads used to be paved with round stones.

    pave = to lay or cover with stone, brick, or other material, so as to make a firm, level, or convenient surface for horses, carriages, or persons on foot, to travel on Ok

    Now that there are no more pictures to be had of children being pulled out of rubble alive, it is as if the world's media has decided to vilify Haiti and all concerned with trying to help there - because outrage sells.

    vilify = spread negative information about; defame

    outrage = a disgraceful event; the act of scandalizing= An act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity

    Well I'm certainlyoutraged (alright) by her indecent behavior.

    outrage = to produce anger or resentment in, as in: : “Incompetence outraged him”.; to cause to become very angry; as in, “the burning of the flag outraged the small conservative town”.

    When themselves they vilified to serve ungoverned appetite.

    vilify = to make vile; to debase; to degrade; to disgrace

    Many passions dispose us to depress and vilify the merit of one rising in the esteem of mankind.

    vilify = to degrade or debase by report; to defame; to traduce; to calumniate= To malign or say defamatory things about someone or something

    He has been vilified in the Electronic media without any basis
    I do vilify your censure ofmaking false allegations.

    vilify = to treat as vile; to despise.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Ok
    Last edited by sarat_106; 28-Jan-2010 at 05:58.

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