I learned about our kind of democracy from my father. I learned about our obligation to each other from him and from my mother. They asked only for a chance to work and to make the world better for their children and to be protected in those moments when they would not be able to protect themselves. This nation and its government did that for them. And that they were able to build a family and live in dignity and see one of their children go from behind their little grocery store on the other side of the tracks in South Jamaica where he was born, to occupy the highest seat in the greatest state of the greatest nation in the only world we know, is an ineffably beautiful tribute to the Democratic process.
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We Democrats still have a dream. We still believe in this nation's future. And this is our answer - our credo. We believe in only the government we need but we insist on all the government we need. We believe in a government characterized by fairness and reasonableness, a reasonableness that goes beyond labels, that doesn't distort or promise to do what it knows it can't do.
A government strong enough to use the words 'love' and 'compassion' and smart enough to convert our noblest aspirations into practical realities. We believe in encouraging the talented, but we believe that while survival of the fittest may be a good working description of the process of evolution, a government of humans should elevate itself to a higher order, one which fills the gaps left by a chance or a wisdom we don't understand. We would rather have laws written by the patron of this great city, the man called the 'world's most sincere democrat' - St Francis of Assisi - than laws written by Darwin.
We believe, as Democrats, that a society as blessed as ours, the most affluent democracy in the world's history, that can spend trillions on instruments of destruction, ought to be able to help the middle class in its struggle, ought to be able to find work for all who can do it, room at the table, shelter for the homeless, care for the elderly and infirm, hope for the destitute. We proclaim as loudly as we can the utter insanity of nuclear proliferation and the need for a nuclear freeze, if only to affirm the simple truth that peace is better than war because life is better than death.
a moral or legal duty to do something
America’s obligation to its allies
Employers have an obligation to treat all employees equally.
Parents are under a legal obligation to educate their children.
You are under no obligation to buy any more books.
Greater resources are needed to meet these obligations .
the rights and obligations imposed on them by treaties
The government must pay for health care for war veterans – it is an obligation we owe to them.
a moral obligation to help the poor
He stayed with the team out of a sense of obligation .
to fulfil your legal/professional/financial obligations
They reminded him of his contractual obligations.
We have a moral obligation to protect the environment.
the obligations of parents
this job involved many obligations
their repeated assistance filled me with a sense of obligation
the fact of being respected or deserving respect
Patients should be allowed to die with dignity.
Prisoners should be treated with regard for· human dignity .
she lost her home and all her money, but she never lost her dignity.
very sick people should be allowed to die with dignity.
she was a woman of compassion and dignity.
the dignity of work
The terminally ill should be allowed to die with dignity.
the dignity of his rank
all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights
ineffable adjective formal
too great to be described in words
SYN indescribable :
...you are ineffable
the ineffable beauty of Hafez' beloved
the Creator's ineffable name
be a tribute to somebody/something
to be a clear sign of the good qualities that someone or something has :
It was a tribute to her teaching methods that so many children passed the test.
that spool has a limited but steady sale to academics-a tribute to all the knowledge you had packed away.
His recovery is a tribute to the doctors' skill.
two thousand soldiers marched in tribute to their fallen comrades
pay tribute to
speakers paid tribute to the retired teacher and his devoted service
a formal statement of the beliefs of a particular person, group, religion etc :
American Express is emphasizing its ‘the customer is first’ credo.
and the action premise that completes this credo may seem totally ridiculuos in these troubled times.
if western critics can be said to have had a unifying credo, then this was the constant stress on artistic freedom.
it helped him develop his credo.
they raise no interpretative difficulties of the kind that credo may do.
this was the credo that Church himself espoused as a landscape artist.
to change a situation from the way it would naturally be :
an expensive subsidy which distorts the market
journalists were accused of sensationalizing the story and distorting the facts.
newspaper reader are usually given a simplified and often distorted version of events.
some say that the President has distorted facts in order to win the election.
these incidents were grossly distorted by police witnesses.
Newspapers are often guilty of distorting the truth.
The article gave a distorted picture of his childhood.
to tell someone that you will definitely do or provide something or that something will happen :
Last night the headmaster promised a full investigation.
promise to do something
She’s promised to do all she can to help.
Hurry up – we promised we wouldn’t be late.
promise somebody (that)
You promised me the car would be ready on Monday.
‘Promise me you won’t do anything stupid.’ ‘I promise.’
promise something to somebody
I’ve promised that book to Ian, I’m afraid.
promise somebody something
The company promised us a bonus this year.
‘I’ll be back by 1.00.’ ‘ Promise ?’ ‘Yes! Don’t worry.’
He reappeared two hours later,· as promised .
I can't take you to the beach today, after all."But you promised!"
I promised Jamie a ride to school this morning.
I promised the kids I'd take them to a movie.
the government had promised to investigate the cause of the accident.
he promised himself an easier workout tomrrow.
The college principal promised to look into the matter.
‘Promise not to tell anyone!’ ‘I promise.’
They arrived at 7.30 as they had promised.
The government has promised a full investigation into the disaster.
I'll see what I can do but I can't promise anything.
The brochure promised (that) the local food would be superb.
You promised me (that) you'd be home early tonight.
He promised the money to his grandchildren.
He promised his grandchildren the money.
I've promised myself some fun when the exams are over.
‘I'll be back soon,’ she promised.
a strong feeling of sympathy for someone who is suffering, and a desire to help them
compassion for the sick
Did he feel any compassion for the victim of his crime?
Lieberman explores this sensitive topic with compassion.
I was shocked by the doctor’s· lack of compassion .
of course we must insist on punishment, but the criminal must also be treated with compassion.
russell's father had no compassion for his son's physical disabilities.
what are you doing now to show compassion toward the victims of torture.
this is a place of compassion, a place of forgiveness
She was known as a hard woman with no compassion, no emotion.
In an overworked doctor, feelings of compassion are soon lost.
giving you hope and confidence [= reassuring]:
The encouraging news is that typhoid is on the decrease.
The signs are encouraging - but there's a long way to go.
My parents have always encouraged me in my choice of career.
We were greatly encouraged by the positive response of the public.
His words were quite encouraging.
Have you heard encouraging news?
survival of the fittest
a situation in which only the strongest and most successful people or things continue to exist
the scientific idea that plants and animals develop and change gradually over a long period of time
the evolution of mammals
the theory of evolution
the evolution of the human species
Darwin's theory of evolution
The evolution of plants and animals
The country's evolution from an agricultural to an industrial system
The evolution of parliamentary democracy
someone who supports the activities of an organization, for example by giving money:
a wealthy patron
a patron of the arts
A generous man who was a patron of poets and artists
The patrons of the symphony orchestra
One of the patrons of the library
someone who is sincere is honest and says what they really feel or believe [≠ insincere]:
a warm-hearted, sincere man
They were obviously sincere in their beliefs.
I wasn't sure that he was sincere in what he was saying.
a sincere attempt to resolve the problem
Please accept our sincere thanks.
a sincere apology
He was sincere in what he said
having plenty of money, nice houses, expensive things etc [= wealthy]:
an affluent society/area etc
the affluent Côte d'Azur
affluent Western countries
a very affluent neighbourhood
They both came from affluent families
They prefer to live in an affluent society.
the act or process of destroying something or of being destroyed [↪ destroy]
the destruction of the rainforest
weapons of mass destruction
the environmental destruction caused by the road building programme
The floods brought death and destruction to the area.
the destruction of the rainforests
weapons of mass destruction
a tidal wave bringing death and destruction in its wake
The central argument is that capitalism sows the seeds of its own destruction (= creates the forces that destroy it).
Fire caused the destruction of several buildings.
people who are weak or ill for a long time, especially because they are old:
The hotel is on a hill, which is not ideal for the infirm.
care for the elderly and infirm
The old man was quite infirm.
having no money, no food, no home etc:
The floods left many people destitute.
When he died, his family was left completely destitute.
After the war, many families became destitute.
to say publicly or officially that something important is true or exists [↪ proclamation]:
The President proclaimed the republic's independence.
Protesters proclaimed that the girl was innocent.
proclaim somebody something
His son was immediately proclaimed king.
The president proclaimed a state of emergency.
The day was proclaimed a public holiday.
The charter proclaimed that all states would have their own government.
He proclaimed himself emperor.
Steve checked the battery and proclaimed it to be dead.
The senator proclaimed how shocked he was at the news.
‘We will succeed,’ she proclaimed.
He was proclaimed to be the winner.
complete - used especially to emphasize that something was very bad, or that a feeling was very strong:
That's utter nonsense!
This company treats its employees with utter contempt.
I watched in complete and utter horror as he pulled out a gun.
fifteen years of utter confusion
That's complete and utter nonsense!
To my utter amazement she agreed.
He felt an utter fool.
The cities utter destruction
Two utter strangers came
a sudden increase in the amount or number of something
the proliferation of global media networks
attempts to prevent cancer cell proliferation
a proliferation of personal computers
the stopping of some activity or process
The government have imposed a freeze on civil service appointments.
Drug traffickers' bank accounts were frozen.
They agreed to freeze the production on nuclear bombs.
The nuclear test freeze.
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