fiscal revenue 财政收入
Economic returns have further improved. National revenue has kept growing.
She had taught him French and he had been an apt student.
apt to 易于
Babies are apt to put objects into their mouths.
apt at 善于
I kid you not 我不骗你
I kid you not, I saw this woman stealing your purse.
anew 再 again
And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.
Will the president be able to hold to this commitment?
His commitment to nonviolence led to a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
commitment to excellence 追求卓越
welfare of society 社会福祉
It is impossible to understand this complex cultural exchange without understanding van Gulik, whose attraction to Di was profound and personal.
“Judge Dee … that’s me,” van Gulik confessed in a rare interview.
Van Gulik, like Dee, was a man of contrasts: the intellectual and sensual, rational and romantic, popular and refined. “He was a strange mixture of conservatism and liberalism, a mixture of an unconventional way and conventional living,” says Rob Rombout, the Dutch filmmaker behind On the Track of Robert van Gulik. “He was the kind of guy that was doing scholarly work but also playing billiards in smoky areas, going to brothels and eating in the street. He was doing his own thing.”
The thought of war is too awful to contemplate.
I can't contemplate what it would be like to be alone.
Precipitation is influenced by topography among other things.
topography 地形 = terrain
arable land 可耕种土地
Jeans are a staple part of everyone's wardrobe.
hanger hook 挂钩
I am ringing about the job and I assume you have vacant.
frinnge benefit 附加福利
In the great effort not to offend, we end up saying nothing.
She took a deep breath and sat up slowly and with great effort.
I have made great effort on it.
go to great lengths 努力做某事
They go to great lengths to accommodate us.
lose ground 退却、处于不利地位
If America does not regroup in the next five years, they will lose ground on China.
But as Nokia makes the transition — an effort that is expected to take at least a year — its smartphones running Symbian are continuing to lose ground with consumers.
for the past 16 years, angela merkel has courted China on the name of trade.
We will see how to calibrate it for our needs.
uncharted territory 未知的领域
in second gear 在第二档
upend the industry 颠覆工业
We need to upskill the Indian staff if they're going to take over production.
The company was formed by merging three smaller firms.
merger 合并 n.
Share prices took a sharp tumble following news of the merger.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
The alleged quote featured in the Facebook post has been widely attributed to Wilde online, yet there is no credible source linking it to him.
“Ah! realize your youth while you have it. Don’t squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar. These are the sickly aims, the false ideals, of our age. Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
The film is set against the backdrop of the Battle of Changjin Lake。
deciduous vegetarian 脱落酸植被
She gives the impression of being very busy.
Inspired by the sea spray, different materials are used to create the texture of spindrift.
Herbs have been used for centuries to endow a whole range of foods with subtle flavours.
a daily essential
As a ballerina, to embody the duality of the Swan Queen and the black swan can be a fiendishly difficult task.