--from VICTORY: An Island Tale (1915) by Joseph Conrad
"We hadn't come out with a new product line in close to two years, and the beverage industry is all about innovation," Mr. Bucalo says. "When the sale was final, we needed to come out with a new line, and we had the resources."
All but 幾乎
Bertelsmann plans to sell its main online-book businesses and held preliminary talks with Amazon.com, signaling that the new management has all but abandoned the media group's electronic-commerce aspirations.
They obliterate all but the most spectacular gains of euro-denominated stocks for U.S. investors, for example--and it's abundantly clear why international diversification became the investing equivalent of cod-liver oil for them: If it's good for you, why is it so unrewarding?
Negotiations about a possible sale of Arthur Andersen all but collapsed yesterday.
Extra fees, from service charges on minibar purchases and room safes to bundled levies for amenities,have all but evaporated.
"That would all but kill the deal," said analyst Toni Sacconaghi of Sanford Bernstein & Co.
Now, all but overnight, it is kaput.
A federal panel today rejected a plea by United Airlines, the world's second-biggest carrier, for $1.8 billion in loan guarantees. Union officials said that executives told them tonight that the airline hoped to avoid an immediate bankruptcy filing, but analysts said the decision all but ensured that United would have to seek court protection from its creditors.
ROUGHLY three weeks from adjourning for the election campaign season, Congress has all but completed its response to the most scandalous corporate year in generations.
Excitement that an economic recovery might occur sooner than had been expected evaporated on Monday, sending markets down across the globe.
v., -rat·ed, -rat·ing, -rates. v.tr.
- To convert or change into a vapor.
- To draw off in the form of vapor.
- To draw moisture from, as by heating, leaving only the dry solid portion.
- To deposit (a metal) on a substrate by vacuum sublimation.
- To change into vapor.
- To pass off in or as vapor.
- To produce vapor.
- To disappear; vanish: Our fears at last evaporated. See synonyms at disappear.
[Middle English evaporaten, from Latin ēvapōrāre, ēvapōrāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + vapor, steam.]evaporation e·vap'o·ra'tion n.
evaporative e·vap'o·ra'tive adj.
evaporatively e·vap'o·ra'tive·ly adv.
evaporativity e·vap'o·ra·tiv'i·ty (-ərə-tĭv'ĭ-tē) n.
evaporator e·vap'o·ra'tor n.
all the more 更加/越發 正因為..種種理由
All the more reason the region is hoping the next once-in-a-lifetime flood doesn't come for at least another lifetime.