Stuffed full of the wit sententious and pragmatic,
Fit for the sawdust puppetry to say.
------Faust I by Goethe
On Trump: 'All he is doing is selling. It’s a masturbatory populism'
On Hollywood: 'Superficial as all motherfucking hell but popular'
On smoking: 'I’m getting more and more disgusted with myself over it'
China lambasts Japan's wartime aggression during German chancellor's visit
Premier Li Keqiang's comments come as China intensifies an anti-Japan ... incident, a skirmish in 1937 that sparked an all-out Sino-Japanese war.
《中英對照讀新聞》Tomato pill ’beats heart disease’ 番茄藥丸對抗心臟病
Scientists say a natural supplement made from tomatoes, taken daily, can stave off heart disease and strokes.
The tomato pill contains an active ingredient from the Mediterranean diet - lycopene - that blocks "bad" LDL cholesterol that can clog the arteries.
Ateronon, made by a biotechnology spin-out沒翻譯 company of Cambridge University, is being launched as a dietary supplement and will be sold on the high street.
Experts said more trials were needed to see how effective the treatment is.
Preliminary trials involving around 150 people with heart disease indicate that Ateronon can reduce the oxidation of harmful fats in the blood to almost zero within eight weeks.
stave off ：片語，擊退，趕走。例句：Death is natural and inevitable - we can’t stave it off forever. （死亡是自然且不可避免的事情，我們沒辦法永遠抗拒。）
block：動詞，阻擋，阻塞。例句：My view was blocked by a tall man in front of me.（我的視野被眼前一個高大的男人擋住了。）
clog：動詞，阻塞。例句：The roads are clogged with holiday traffic.（路上塞滿了度假車潮。）
- (obscene, vulgar) A person who wanks.
- (slang, pejorative, vulgar) An idiot, a stupid, annoying or ineffectual person.
- (slang, pejorative, vulgar) Someone who shows off too much, a poser or poseur; someone who is overly self-satisfied.
- (slang, humorous, vulgar) A very informal address used between friends.
a speech or performance that is loud and full of emotion, especially anger We sat through 2 hours of blood and thunder and came out feeling exhausted.
Origin:late Middle English: from Latin sententiosus, from sententia 'opinion' (see sentence). The original sense was 'full of meaning or wisdom', later becoming depreciatory
1 説教口調の, 独善的な, 押しつけがましい.
v., beat, beat·en (bēt'n) or beat, beat·ing, beats. v.tr.
- To strike repeatedly.
- To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse; batter.
- To punish by hitting or whipping; flog.
- To strike against repeatedly and with force; pound: waves beating the shore.
- To flap, especially wings.
- To strike so as to produce music or a signal: beat a drum.
- Music. To mark or count (time or rhythm), especially with the hands or with a baton.
- To shape or break by repeated blows; forge: beat the glowing metal into a dagger.
- To make by pounding or trampling: beat a path through the jungle.
- To mix rapidly with a utensil: beat two eggs in a bowl.
- To defeat or subdue, as in a contest.
- To force to withdraw or retreat: beat back the enemy.
- To dislodge from a position: I beat him down to a lower price.
- Informal. To be superior to or better than: Riding beats walking.
- Slang. To perplex or baffle: It beats me; I don't know the answer.
- To avoid or counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead; circumvent: beat the traffic.
- To arrive or finish before (another): We beat you home by five minutes.
- To deprive, as by craft or ability: He beat me out of 20 dollars with his latest scheme.
- Physics. To cause a reference wave to combine with (a second wave) so that the frequency of the second wave can be studied through time variations in the amplitude of the combination.
- To inflict repeated blows.
- To pulsate; throb.
- To emit sound when struck: The gong beat thunderously.
- To strike a drum.
- To flap repeatedly.
- To shine or glare intensely: The sun beat down on us all day.
- To fall in torrents: The rain beat on the roof.
- To hunt through woods or underbrush in search of game.
- Nautical. To sail in the direction from which the wind blows.
- A stroke or blow, especially one that produces a sound or serves as a signal.
- A pulsation or throb.
- Physics. A variation in amplitude that results from the superpositioning of two or more waves of different frequencies. When sound waves are combined, the variation is heard as a pulsation in the sound.
- A steady succession of units of rhythm.
- A gesture used by a conductor to indicate such a unit.
- A pattern of stress that produces the rhythm of verse.
- A variable unit of time measuring a pause taken by an actor, as for dramatic effect.
- The area regularly covered by a reporter, a police officer, or a sentry: television's culture beat.
- The reporting of a news item obtained ahead of one's competitors.
- often Beat A member of the Beat Generation.
- Informal. Worn-out; fatigued.
- often Beat Of or relating to the Beat Generation.
- To drive away.
- Vulgar Slang. To masturbate.
- Baseball. To reach base safely on (a bunt or ground ball) when a putout is attempted.
- To be impressive or amazing. Often used in negative conditional constructions: If that doesn't beat all!
- To make a hasty withdrawal.
- To fail to confront a subject directly.
- To leave hurriedly.
- To make an exhaustive search.
- To give enthusiastic public support or promotion: a politician who beats the drum for liberalism.
- To attack physically.
- To criticize or scold harshly.
- To an extreme degree.
[Middle English beten, from Old English bēaten.]
SYNONYMS beat, baste, batter, belabor, buffet, hammer, lambaste, pound, pummel, thrash. These verbs mean to hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows: was mugged and beaten; basted him with a stick; was battered in the boxing ring; rioting students belabored by police officers; buffeted him with her open palm; hammered the opponent with his fists; lambasted every challenger; troops pounded with mortar fire; pummeled the bully soundly; thrashed the thief for stealing the candy. See also synonyms at defeat.