‘End Gun Violence’: NBA rookie – and son of a school teacher – who grew up in Connecticut during the Sandy Hook massacre pens support for gun control on his sneakers hours after Florida shooting
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” an act of killing a lot of people: “というふうに記載されていますね。
the massacre of unarmed civilians
He ordered the massacre of 2,000 women and children.
To pen (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると” to write something “というふうに記載されていますね。
She penned a note of thanks to her hostess.
the house where Anne Frank penned her famous diaries
Sheep are penned behind the barn.
・Utah Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell penned ‘Pray for Parkland’ and ‘End Gun Violence’ on his shoes before Wednesday’s win over the Phoenix Suns
・The 21-year-old rookie is the son of a nursery school teacher and he grew up in Connecticut at the time of the Sandy Hook massacre that resulted in 28 deaths
・Mitchell: ‘There’s a lot of so-called awareness… but there’s nothing being done’
nursery school (noun)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a school for children between the ages of three and five “ というふうに記載されていますね。
result in (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to cause a particular situation to happen: “ と記載されていますね。
A sudden change in temperature will inevitably result in rain.
The crash resulted in the deaths of 14 passengers.
The fire resulted in damage to their property.
Icy conditions resulted in two roads being closed.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable “ という風に記載されていますね。
His so-called friends betrayed him.
The so-called easy method seemed the hardest of all.
My so-called friend has stolen my girlfriend.
Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell had a personal message in response to Wednesday’s shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead, and he shared it while playing against Phoenix Suns later that night.
The son of a school teacher who grew up in Connecticut at the time of the Sandy Hook massacre penned ‘Pray for Parkland’ and ‘End Gun Violence’ on his shoes just hours after news broke about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. And since he dominated the ball while scoring a team-high 24 points in the win, the black magic marker on his shoes was hard for cameras to miss.
‘My mom’s a schoolteacher,’ the 21-year-old Mitchell told reporters afterwards, as reported by ABC News. ‘I was about 15, 20 minutes away during the Sandy Hook shooting. It’s kind of scary. I’m not saying all shootings make me feel the same way, but especially school shootings, with my mom being a nursery teacher, it’s kind of scary that that could happen at any moment, anywhere.
To break (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” if important news breaks, it becomes publicly known “ と記載されていますね。
He was back in France when the news broke.
For some days after the scandal broke, the press could find out nothing about him.
When the scandal broke (= came to the public’s attention), the CEO resigned immediately.
It was the local newspaper that first broke the story (= told the public).
To dominate (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to control something or someone, often in a negative way, because you have more power or influence “ と、 ” to play much better than your opponents in a game or sport “ という風に記載されていますね。
She tends to dominate the conversation.
As a boy, he was dominated by his mother.
They work as a group – no one person is allowed to dominate.
It was the story that dominated the headlines this week.
Barcelona completely dominated the first half of the match.
‘And that’s kind of one of the things that hit home with me, and why I came in here early,’ he continued. I saw a Snapchat video of a kid screaming. And I just sat there for 5 minutes just thinking about it. My prayers go out to all those families. It’s tough. It’s crazy.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” the words that someone says when they are speaking to God “ と記載されていますね。
a prayer for peace
He said a prayer for their safety.
She always says her prayers (= prays) before she goes to sleep.
Mitchell was not even three years of age on April 20, 1999, when two seniors in Colorado shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher at Columbine High School. Since then, there have been 25 fatal shootings at in American schools.
And to the University of Louisville product, much of the problem stems from easy access to assault weapons.
‘We definitely have to do something about it,’ he said. ‘A lot of people, we talk about it, and there’s a lot of so-called awareness of it, but there’s nothing being done. I looked something up, and the same gun that was used in Vegas, Orlando, Sandy Hook, and I’m missing more. It’s interesting how it just continues to happen, and the movement doesn’t do much.’
Mitchell has had a particularly strong rookie season for the Jazz, who have won 11 straight including Wednesday’s victory. On Saturday he will take part in the NBA’s dunk contest.
For the season he’s averaging a team-high 19.6 points a game while adding 3.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds a game to boot. He‘s also battling Philadelphia 76ers phenom Ben Simmons for the 2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
stem from (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to be caused by something “ と記載されていますね。
His popularity stemmed from the fact that he was born in the area.
Many of her problems stem from her family.
Her problems stem from her difficult childhood.
Their disagreement stemmed from a misunderstanding.
These practices stem from traditional Chinese medicine.
look up (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to check a fact or get information about something: “ と記載されていますね。
If you’re not sure what the word means, look it up in a dictionary.
I looked up solar power on the Internet to find out more about it.
I didn’t know what ‘loquacious’ meant and had to look it up in a dictionary.
To boot (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” in addition:“ と記載されていますね。
He’s kind, handsome, and wealthy to boot.
The vegetables were overcooked and tasteless, and cold to boot.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” someone or something extremely successful, especially someone young in sports who achieves a lot very quickly: “ と記載されていますね。
In less than a year, the 21-year-old phenom has become the best player in baseball.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）