2017年6月9日 星期五

beleaguered, elocution, succumbed to


As you flip through the book, questions arise.


A new collection of photos dating back to the eighteen-forties celebrates a time before food photography succumbed to cliché.
NEWYORKER.COM

Low Spending Is Taking Toll on Economy
By PETER S. GOODMAN
Beleaguered American consumers appear to have succumbed to the pressures of falling home prices and shrinking paychecks.





252 of 919 passengers on board the Balmoral cruise ship have succumbed to norovirus.


After all, we know that no pair of jeans or bottle of beer will bring us health, wealth, joy and a full head of hair. But when it comes to a pill, we all — doctors and patients alike — tend to succumb to wishful thinking.


succumb 
verb [I] FORMAL ━━ vi. 屈服する, 負ける ((to)); 死ぬ ((to)).
1 to lose the determination to oppose something; to accept defeat:
The town finally succumbed last week after being pounded with heavy artillery for more than two months.
I'm afraid I succumbed to temptation and had a piece of cheesecake.
I felt sure it would only be a matter of time before he succumbed to my charms.

2 to die or suffer badly from an illness:
Thousands of cows have succumbed to the disease in the past few months.

succumbed to 淪為....

elocution 

Pronunciation: /ˌɛləˈkjuːʃ(ə)n/ 

NOUN


[MASS NOUN]
The skill of clear and expressive speech, especially of distinct pronunciation andarticulation:lessons in singing and elocution

beleaguered
adjective
1 FORMAL troubled by someone or a situation:
The arrival of the fresh medical supplies was a welcome sight for the beleaguered doctors working in the refugee camps.

2 surrounded by an army:
The occupants of the beleaguered city had no means of escape.
beleaguered:形容詞,被包圍的,處於困境的。例句:This school is financially beleaguered.(這所學校有財務問題)。
《中英對照讀新聞》Washington transit workers get elocution lessons 華府運輸工作人員上正音課 ◎張沛元2005/6/19 http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/
Latter-day Eliza Doolittles, carefully enunciating station stops like “Pentagon” and “L'Enfant Plaza,” joined the first elocution class for workers in Washington's beleaguered transit system.
一群現代「窈窕淑女」伊萊莎‧杜利妥小心翼翼唸出「國防部」與「兒童廣場」等(地鐵)車站的站名,他們正在參加首度為受到批評的華府捷運系統的員工所舉辦的正音課。



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hanching chung 提到...

That it was G.M. — rather than one of the Japanese automakers, which depend on many parts from their home country — that succumbed first to the shortage shows how much the industry depends on far-flung suppliers. But Toyota and Honda have shut their plants in Japan until next week as they try to repair damaged facilities, assess the state of their suppliers and determine how to restart production safely.