2016年9月29日 星期四

crestfallen, chapfallen, chopfallen, dead chuffed

"I can't imagine how they will do it," a crestfallen Mr. Noor said.
"Will they do it nicely, or will they do it roughly?"


Natalya Kvetnaya, whose mother is a cancer survivor, studied the effect of a drug, Taxotere, on breast cancer cells in a lab at Montefiore Medical Center near her home in the Bronx. She was a semifinalist but scarcely looked crestfallen that she would not be at the banquet.

crestfallen
adjective
disappointed and sad because of having failed unexpectedly in something:
He looked crestfallen at their decision, but did not argue.

a. (形容詞 adjective) - 垂頭喪氣的, 氣餒的, 意氣沮喪的低頭的;羞愧的

The adjective crestfallen has one meaning: 學它的同義字(chaps/chops 嘴/下巴等)
Meaning #1: brought low in spirit
Synonyms: chapfallen, chopfallen, deflated
日本語 (Japanese)
adj. - しょげた, がっかりした
日語有妙喻:像青菜上了鹽般……


あおな あを― 0 2 【青菜】
(1)ホウレンソウ・コマツナなど、緑色の濃い葉菜類の総称。
(2)カブの古名。
――に塩
塩をふりかけられた青菜のように、元気なくしおれるさまのたとえ。
greens.
~に塩 be as crestfallen as can be.
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例子:
Les: Coming up. You know I was dead chuffed when you needed a
bull's-eye to win the match and you got it!
萊斯:就快端來了。我見你只差一次命中靶心即可贏得比賽,而你一擲得手,真令我高興極了。
chuffed
tʃʌft/
adjective
BRITISHinformal
  1. very pleased.
    "I'm dead chuffed to have won"


Bill: The opposition did look a bit crestfallen, didn't they? They'd
have won the match if I'd missed.
比爾:對方看來真的有點沮喪,對嗎?假如我沒有命中,他們就會獲勝。


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A Refusal at First
One of his classmates was a son of the great Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov. In 1902 Stravinsky visited the elder man, gave him some of his early piano pieces for criticism and asked to become his pupil. The composer looked at the scores and replied noncommittally that the young man would need more technical preparation before he could accept him as a student.
Crestfallen at first, Stravinsky decided to take this as encouragement. After a year's outside study, he applied again to the master and was accepted.
It was under the supervision of Rimsky-Korsakov that Stravinsky's first orchestral works- -a symphony, a suite ("Le Faune et la Bergere"), the Scherzo Fantastique--were composed and performed. 幻想諧謔曲

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"I can't imagine how they will do it," a crestfallen Mr. Noor said.
"Will they do it nicely, or will they do it roughly?"


Natalya Kvetnaya, whose mother is a cancer survivor, studied the effect of a drug, Taxotere, on breast cancer cells in a lab at Montefiore Medical Center near her home in the Bronx. She was a semifinalist but scarcely looked crestfallen that she would not be at the banquet.

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On Monday, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf assigned ex-premier Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain to try and negotiate a peaceful end to the standoff. But Mr. Hussain and a delegation of Islamic clerics returned crestfallen from the mosque before dawn Tuesday after about nine hours of talks with Mr. Ghazi via loudspeakers and cell phones. "We offered him a lot, but he wasn't ready to come on our terms," Mr. Hussain told reporters waiting at the edge of the army cordon.

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