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Definition of virtuenoun
Definition of offside
- (of a player in some sports) occupying a position on the field where playing the ball or puck is not allowed, especially (in soccer) in the attacking half ahead of the ball and having fewer than two defenders nearer the goal line at the moment the ball is played: [as adverb]:the attacker looked offside by several yards figurativehis radicalism caught him offside with the law
Definition of disallowverb
Origin:late Middle English (in the sense 'disown, refuse to accept'): from Old French desalouer
- To disallow the action or arguments of, especially by virtue of higher authority: The defense attorney's objection was overruled by the judge.
HOWARD CHANG·2016年4月20日哈利波特第一章裡一段電視新聞主播與氣象主播間的對話，其中 "allowed himself a grin" 的allow 用法頗為特別，為中文所無：大陸的翻譯是「新聞播音員說到這裡，咧嘴一笑。」把allow省略了。
"And finally, bird-watchers everywhere have reported that the nation's owls have been behaving very unusually today. Although owls normally hunt at night and are hardly ever seen in daylight, there have been hundreds of sightings of these birds flying in every direction since sunrise. Experts are unable to explain why the owls have suddenly changed their sleeping pattern." The newscaster allowed himself a grin. "Most mysterious. And now, over to Jim McGuffin with the weather. Going to be any more showers of owls tonight, Jim?"
"Well, Ted," said the weatherman, "I don't know about that, but it's not only the owls that have been acting oddly today. Viewers as far apart as Kent, Yorkshire, and Dundee have been phoning in to tell me that instead of the rain I promised yesterday, they've had a downpour of shooting stars! Perhaps people have been celebrating Bonfire Night early -- it's not until next week, folks! But I can promise a wet night tonight."
The newscaster allowed himself a grin.
這"ALLOW"， 在Concise Oxford Dictionary 有解釋：做些自己喜歡的事、indulge 等等。