2008年3月26日 星期三

despair, antics, remorse, tears

But he and my mother were in despair at my antics. I needed discipline, so he came up with the idea of providing me with a job for six weeks in summer.
但爸媽對我的種種古怪行為感到沒辦法。爸想我需要懂得紀律,所以就想到一招,讓我在暑假可以打工六禮拜。



Madoff Goes to Jail After Guilty Pleas to All Charges 
By DIANA B. HENRIQUES and JACK HEALY
Bernard L. Madoff was sent to jail to await sentencing on Thursday after expressing remorse for running a Ponzi scheme.


smile to tears 笑出眼淚


remorse Show phonetics
noun [U] FORMAL
a strong feeling of guilt and regret about something you have done:
He felt no remorse for the murders he had committed.
After the argument, she was filled with remorse.

remorseful Show phonetics
adjective FORMAL
feeling regret and guilt

remorsefully Show phonetics
adverb FORMAL

remorseless Show phonetics
adjective FORMAL
1 severe and showing no regret or guilt:
remorseless cruelty/violence
a remorseless judge

2 never stopping or impossible to stop:
the hurricane's remorseless approach
remorseless pressure to succeed


tear (CRY)
noun [C usually plural]
a drop of salty liquid which flows from the eye, as a result of strong emotion, especially unhappiness, or pain:
tears of remorse/regret/happiness/joy/laughter
Did you notice the tears in his eyes when he talked about Diane?
Why do arguments with you always reduce me to tears (= make me cry)?
I won't shed (any) tears (= I will not be unhappy) when he goes, I can tell you!

tearful
adjective
After a tearful farewell at the station, we went our separate ways.
Katy's always a bit tearful (= She tends to cry) when it's time to go back to school.


tear1



  
━━ n. (普通pl.) 涙; しずく; (pl.) 悲しみ.
 in tears 泣いて.
 with tears 涙ながらに.
 tear bomb 催涙弾.
 tear・drop 涙のしずく(状のもの).
 tear・ful ━━ a. 涙ぐんだ; 悲しい.
tear・ful・ly ad.
tear・ful・ness n.
 tear gas 催涙ガス.
 tear・jerker 〔話〕 お涙ちょうだい物 ((映画・劇・物語など)).
 tear・less ━━ a.
tear・less・ly ad.
 tear・stained ━━ a. 涙にぬれ



despair Show phonetics
noun [U]
the feeling that there is no hope and that you can do nothing to improve a difficult or troubling situation:
a mood/sense of despair
They're in (the depths of) despair over/about the money they've lost.
To her teacher's despair, Nicole never does the work that she's told to do.
Their fourth year without rain drove many farmers to (= caused them to feel) despair.

despair Show phonetics
verb [I]
to feel despair about something or someone:
Don't despair! We'll find a way out!
I despair at/over the policies of this government.
They began to despair of ever being rescued.

despairing Show phonetics
adjective
a despairing glance/cry

despairingly Show phonetics
adverb
He rubbed his hand despairingly over his face.

antics Show phonetics
plural noun
amusing, silly or strange behaviour:
But the rock-star whose stage antics used to include smashing guitars is older and wiser now.
The crowds were once again entertained by the number one tennis player's antics on and off the court.

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