As someone who supports this basic agenda, I am heartened to see this maturation, and the shift in power that has come with it.
Melinda Liu, Newsweek's Beijing bureau chief, confirmed the shift.
The goal: When possible, shift them toward what is known as “Success-Oriented Funding.”
And then over time you saw that shift to the private sector and so prices came down and seats became more available.
But the shift signaled more than a desire to loosen up and have fun.
But at an instant's notice, he is ready to shift that hold for a better.
The ships did not get clear without some trouble, and we thought it wisest to shift our berth.
Let us now shift the scene, if you please to Mr. Luker's house at Lambeth.
But the man did not move more than to shift a club to his right hand.
Not square in the corner, of course, for having fired he was fox enough to shift his position a little.
Old English sciftan, scyftan "arrange, place, order," also "divide, partition; distribute, allot, share," from Proto-Germanic *skiftan (cf. Old Norse skipta "to divide, change, separate," Old Frisian skifta "to decide, determine, test," Dutch schiften "to divide, turn," German schichten "to classify," Schicht "shift"). This is said to be related to the source of Old English sceadan "divide, separate," (see shed (v.)).
c.1200 as "to dispose; make ready; set in order, control," also intransitive, "take care of oneself." From c.1300 as "to go, move, depart; move (someone or something), transport." Sense of "to alter, to change" appeared mid-13c. (cf. shiftless). Meaning "change the gear setting of an engine" is from 1910; to shift gears in the figurative sense is from 1961. Related: Shifted; shifting.
c.1300, "a movement, a beginning," from shift (v.). This is the word in to make shift "make efforts" (mid-15c.). Sense of "change, alteration" is from 1560s. Sense of "means to an end" is from 1520s; hence "an expedient." Meaning "mechanism for changing gear in a motor vehicle" is recorded from 1914. Typewriter shift key is from 1893; shift-lock is from 1899.
Meaning "period of working time" (originally in a mine) is attested from 1809, with older sense "relay of horses" (1708); perhaps with sense influenced by a North Sea Germanic cognate word (e.g. North Frisian skeft "division, stratum," skaft "one of successive parties of workmen"). Similar double senses of "division" and "relay of workers" exist in Swedish skift, German schicht.
"body garment, underclothing," 1590s, originally used alike of men's and women's pieces, probably from shift (n.1), which was commonly used in reference to a change of clothes. In 17c., it began to be used as a euphemism for smock, and was itself displaced, for similar reasons of delicacy, in 19c. by chemise.
v. shift·ed, shift·ing, shifts
To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
To alter position or place.
To exchange one thing for another of the same type or class.
A change from one person or configuration to another; a substitution.
A change in position.
A police officer's badge
Scalable Heterogeneous Integrated Facility Testbed. A parallel processing project at CERN.