2007年9月16日 星期日

an ancient computer

IF you’re the owner of a Windows PC who is looking for a replacement computer, the choices are grim. You can step into the world of hurt that is Vista, the latest version of Microsoft Windows that was released in January. Or you can seek out a new machine that still comes loaded with the comparatively ancient Windows XP.

--A Window of Opportunity for Macs, Soon to Close
Published: September 16, 2007





grim (WITHOUT HOPE) Show phonetics
adjective grimmer, grimmest
worried or worrying, without hope:
The future looks grim.
Her face was grim as she told them the bad news.
The expression on his face was one of grim determination.
Later Mr Ashby left the court, grim-faced and silent.



hurt Show phonetics
adjective
1 [after verb] injured or in pain:
Let me help you up. Are you hurt?
Put that knife away before someone gets hurt.

2 upset or unhappy:
I feel very hurt by what you said.
"That was very unkind, " he said in a hurt voice.

hurt
noun [S or U]
emotional pain:
The hurt after a relationship breaks up can be awful.
Her brave smile concealed a deep hurt.



ancient Show phonetics
adjective
1 of or from a long time ago, having lasted for a very long time:
ancient civilizations/rights/laws
ancient monuments/ruins/woodlands
the ancient kingdoms of Mexico
People have lived in this valley since ancient times.
History, ancient and modern, has taught these people an intense distrust of their neighbours.

2 INFORMAL very old:日常用語
He's got an ancient computer.

3 describes the period in European history from the earliest known societies to the end of the Roman empire:
the ancient Egyptians/Greeks/Romans
The ancient Britons inhabited these parts of England before the Roman invasion.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

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