ottoman empire 奥斯曼帝国
upheaval n. 剧变、隆起
the recourse to force
reversal 逆转 n.
expulsion 驱逐 n.
Those beliefs still prevail among certain social groups.
succumb to 屈服于
merit attention 值得注意
history provides us lessons that merit attention.
Most feminist scholars find it difficult to reconcile Fern's sardonic social critiques with her effusive celebrations of many conventional values.
in a bid to do sth 为了做某事
The war was carried into enemy territory.
He took his knife and fork, and was going to commence eating, when the inclination appeared to become suddenly extinct.
“I’ll walk you down,” Sherlock offered as Mycroft pulled on his coat and scarf.
he started going over the list of experiments he had on the go, whittling away the ones that weren’t appropriate to conduct in the quieter hours.
on the go 忙碌着
dwell on 细想
He got it down to a possible three he could work on and he made his way upstairs, ready to keep his brain engaged so he wouldn’t dwell on the fact his brother wasn’t here with him.
I think he’d be up for it. 我想他会同意的
“Fine, you may have a point.” 好吧，你说得对
It wasn’t that long ago that his brother milked him for every penny he could
“Better cake than cocaine,” the politician retorted as he got to his feet.
get to his feet 站起来
mid forties from the looks 看起来四十多岁
“Thank you so much for coming at such short notice. You have my gratitude.”
it is at the stage where we can no longer continue to put off the introductions without causing a fuss
boot up 启动
I knew it came off kind of ranty.
we trust you have received the usual lecture from the local system administrator. I t usually boils down to three these things:
respect the privacy of others; think before you type; with great power comes great responisibility.
boil down 归结于
It always takes tweaking with the audio drivers to make it functional.