It distressed me a great deal to hear the news that he had suffered repeated failures.
He assumed an air of cheerfulness even though he lost favor with his boss.
Gulliver met with extraordinary adventures and saw a strange assortment of people.
He will be furious with you if you repeat the same mistake.
We were all greatly drawn by his frank views, humorous words and genial manner.
The Noble Prize winner began his speech after cheers and applause died down.
He is gifted with a sort of insight and foresight, so he rarely runs with the crowd.
I feel realities are after all very harsh, so one can hardly live up
entirely to his ideals.
My immediate boss is a typical workaholic, for he works for over 10 hours each day all the year round.
The principal attaches much importance to extracurricular activities and he believes that they will help to cultivate students’ tremendous interest in the external world.
He always grabs a shower, a sandwich and then a taxi to go to work every Monday morning.
Since you are leaving the company, you should straighten out the accounts within the week.
He often stays up late at night in order to finish writing his Ph.D.
dissertation on time.
Nothing can replace the profoundest love lodges in one’s heart of hearts.
He is considered a natural for the post of the president, for he has been an excellent vice-president for almost 10 years.
He is just too common to be picked out from the crowd.
1. 1. 这所大学是世界上历史最悠久的高等学府之一。
The university is one of the most venerable institutions of higher learning in the world.
2. 2. 如果一个人缺乏实践经验，仅凭课堂里学到的东西很难成功的。
If one is deficient in practical experience, he can hardly become a successful person with only what he has acquired in class.
3. 3. 我火冒三丈，这篇专题文章本周内必须完成，但是老是被打断。
I felt exasperated by constant interruptions, for I had to finish
writing the monograph by the end of this week.
4. 4. 他认为用旧文体来写一个当代的主题是滑稽可笑的。
He feels that it is ludicrous to write on a contemporary theme in an ancient style.
5. 5. 上海的外滩在上世纪七八十年代是年轻情侣喜欢来的谈情说
The Bund in Shanghai was a place where young couples liked to come to coo in the 70s and the 80s of the last century.
6. 6. 作为10来岁的孩子，他女儿算是非常恬静的，因为她喜欢读
His daughter is very sedate for a girl of about 10, for she likes reading more than playing.
The couple strolled hand-in-hand along the country road when the sun in its first splendor steeped the earth.
The poet was commonly considered as an eccentric genius when alive.
1. 1. 毫无疑问，莎士比亚使各个时代剧作家相形见绌。
It goes without saying that Shakespeare overshadows all the other playwrights throughout the ages.
2. 2. 《了不起的盖茨比》被普遍认为是美国上世纪爵士时代的缩影。
The Great Gatsby is commonly deemed as the epitome of the Jazz Age of the last century in America.
3. 3. 你最好不要在他去哈佛大学深造的兴头上浇冷水。
It is advisable for you not to put a damper on his enthusiasm to further his studies at Harvard.
4. 4. 年轻人容易盲目崇拜体育圈和娱乐圈迷人的明星。
Young people tend to make a fetish of glamorous stars in sports and entertainment circles.
5. 5. 他们一路闲逛，漫步来到市中心区域观看庆祝国庆的烟花燃放。
They traipsed all the way to the downtown area to watch the National Day fireworks display.
6. 6. 他没有犯什么大错或大罪，不该受到如此严厉的惩罚。
He does not deserve such a severe punishment as he has committed neither serious errors nor grave crimes.
Every time I met him, he would talk a whole lot of nonsense.
Reputation is a trap into which many people are ready to fall.
Hamlet feigned madness when he was hesitating about what to do.
Prevarication is one of the techniques this businessman likes to employ.
Sometimes the light of the truth is just too dazzling, so white lies are ubiquitous.
Many women in America profess that they are unhappy with their status of second-class citizens.
On the impulse of the moment, he blurted out the secret.
You should get rid of any prejudice, resist temptations and let nothing warp your judgment.
Being over-sensitive and imaginative, he often weaves a tangled web in his mind.
He is very popular among his peers as he always tries to spare others any trouble.
Sometimes, we have to make a choice because there is no middle ground.
He often conjured up visions of the past when he was free from the pressures of life.
He often refreshed himself with a cup of strong black coffee when he felt fatigued.
He thrust a throng of drunken men and bargaining women and walked through the flaring streets.
Experienced translators, though lacking in the theory, can render one language into another by rule of thumb.
It was generally believed that the major purpose of the foreign minister’s trip was to break the ice with regards to the relations between the two countries.
7. Reading good books and making friends with good people can elevate the mind. 7.8. 鲜花和彩灯为古老的小镇平添了节日的喜气。
The flowers and the colorful lights lent a festive atmosphere to this ancient small town.
1. 1.To me, you are definitely more than an acquaintance.
2. 2. 这个地区的许多手艺人经营各种各样的手工艺品。
Many artisans in this region deal in a variety of handicrafts.
3. 3. 他们为此次意外的成功而感到欣喜若狂。
They went into raptures over the unexpected success.
4. 4. 我感到十分惊讶，他用一种超然冷静的太对分析着威胁他们所
Much to my surprise, he analyzed with extraordinary detachment the dangerous situation that threatened all of them.
5. 5. 她躲在窗帘后面窥望那个陌生人。
She peered at the stranger from behind the curtain.
6. 6. 假日里，他在海滩上尽情享受日光浴的欢乐。
During the holidays, he indulged in the luxury of a bath of sunshine on the beach.
When she learnt the news of his death, she was overwhelmed with grief.
I’m not in favor of buying a house on the installment plan; instead, I maintain that every one of us should save up for a rainy day.
The result of the experiment far surpassed their expectations.
1. 2. 我们应该充分考虑这个项目的费用和可能遇到的困难。
We should take full account of the cost of the project and the difficulties we might encounter.
2. 3. 好天气是这次远征科学考察成功的原因之一。
The fair weather contributed to the success of the scientific expedition.
3. 4. 巴西足球球星罗纳尔多在2002年世界杯足球赛中射进好几个
Ronaldo, one of the footballs stars from Brazil, several spectacular goals in 2002 FIFA World Cup.
5. 5. 由于对诗歌的杰出贡献被美国许多大学授予名誉学位。
Many honorary degrees from different colleges and universities in America were conferred upon Robert Frost for his remarkable contributions to poetry.
6. 6. 摆脱坏习惯需要耐心和毅力。
Patience and perseverance are required in emancipation from bad habits.
They tried to instill such new ideas into students’ mind.
You should demonstrate impartiality in your assessment of the employees.