2008年10月29日 星期三

self-styled, droves



The Decided Go in Droves to Vote Early
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
Early voting has been a hit, in grocery stores or out car windows, and millions have already cast ballots.


China has claimed sovereignty over Taiwan since their split in 1949 when Mao Zedong's Communists won the Chinese civil war and drove Chiang Kai-shek's defeated Nationalists to the island.

The Nationalist government, still formally styled the Republic of China, held China's U.N. seat until 1971 when the world body switched recognition to Beijing. It has failed in successive re-entry bids over the past 15 years.


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droves Show phonetics
plural noun
a large group, especially of people, moving towards a place:
Every summer droves of sightseers crowd the city.
Fans came in droves/UK ALSO in their droves to see her concerts.

style
(TITLE) Show phonetics
verb [T]
to give a title to a person or group:
[+ noun] She styles herself 'Doctor' but she doesn't have a degree.
See also self-styled.
  1. 稱呼;命名[O9]
  2. 他自稱是"清廉先生"。
self-styled Show phonetics
adjective [before noun] USUALLY DISAPPROVING
given a name or title by yourself without any official reason for it:
The media appears to be full of self-styled 'experts' who are happy to give their views on subjects that they actually know very little about.

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