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英國為島國 其國防在海洋 其生存亦在海洋
C. Y. TUNG,《董浩雲日記》與《董浩雲的世界》頁51
1. Pay attention to, take care of, as in You'd best look to your own affairs. [c. 1300]
2. Anticipate or expect, as in We look to hear from her soon. [c. 1600]
3. look to be. Seem to be, promise to be, as in This looks to be a very difficult assignment. [Mid-1700s]
1. Have recourse to, go to, as in They took to the woods. [c. 1200]
2. Develop as a habit or steady practice, as in He took to coming home later and later. [c. 1300]
3. Become fond of, like, as in I took to him immediately, or The first time she skied she took to it. This expression, from the mid-1700s, is sometimes expanded to take to it like a duck to water, a simile dating from the late 1800s.
4. take to be. Understand, consider, or assume, as in I took it to be the right entrance. [Mid-1500s] Also see the subsequent entries beginning with take to.
Definitionsimile Hide phonetics
noun [C or U] 明喻
(the use of) an expression comparing one thing with another, always including the words `as' or `like':
The lines 'She walks in beauty, like the night...' from Byron's poem contain a simile.
The most commonplace similes offer a window into the stereotypes that pervade a given language and culture. For example, the following similes convey a stereotypical view of people, animals and things:
- as precise as a surgeon
- as regular as a clock
- as cunning as a fox
- as ugly as a toad
- as strong as an ox
- as sour as vinegar
- as lithe as a panther
- as quiet as a mouse
- as bumpy as a gravelled road
- as straight as a round-about
My love is like a red, red rose
[U+00A0][U+00A0]That's newly sprung in June:
My love is like the melody
[U+00A0][U+00A0]That's sweetly played in tune.