The number of people going to the cinema seems to dwindle steadily .
The rain will erode the deeds of his life.
Woollen fabrics shrink in the wash.
tail off 减少
The number of tourists starts to tail off in October.
status quo 现状
Parts of the administration may be changing but others have been obdurate defenders of the status quo.
The blast occurred when volatile chemicals exploded.
cognitive ability 认知能力
It is impossible to conceive of a self arising outside of social experience.
Women, he says, should give up alcohol before they plan to conceive.
I can't envisage her coping with this job.
Governments need to formulate energy policies that promote economically and environmentally sound development.
You should learn how to infer a conclusion from statistics.
An evolutionary inference can then be drawn.
He had an intuitive sense of what the reader wanted.
The flashing lights denote dangerous roads ahead.
You may also want to only do detailed logging on a random fraction of requests and extrapolate from there.
irrigation was seen as the main priority to ensure the supply of water.
The paintings were in an excellent state of preservation.
I'll call the restaurant and make a reservation.
Winning is not the prime objective in this sport.
A lot of people will object to the book.
He became an object of universal derision.
I tried to detach myself from the reality of these terrible events.
whereas medieval builders improvised and adapted construction through their intimate knowledge of materials and personal experience of the conditions on a site, buiding designs are now conceived and stored in media technologies that detach the designer from the physical and social realities thay are creating.
which planets can sustain life?
Laboratory tests show that secretions from the bodies of these millipedes are rich in two chemicals that are potent mosquito repellents, and mosquitoes carry parasites that debilitate capuchins.
mosquito repellent 驱蚊剂
The cute but clumsy pink piglet, McDull, just might be the most contagious thing this summer.
pop up 突然出现
Yield is the amount produced for each hectare or acre.
Higher-rate deposit accounts yield good returns.
He was charged with causing a disturbance after the game.
Reforming the stagnant economy requires harsh measures that would translate into job losses.
New businesses thrive in this area.
I admire their thirst for knowledge and they seem to thrive on challenges.
The defenders put up a strong resistance.
One future possibility is that improved monitoring can help predict where and when bleaching will occur, which might potentially enable us to mitigate its effects.
The hills are covered in lush green vegetation.
take a turn 轮流、转一圈
insult 侮辱、辱骂 n.&v.
Their behaviour was an insult to the people they represent.
readily available 易于获得的
easy to obtain
When she told them what she intended they readily consented.
These data are not readily available.
strike a chord 引起共鸣
Her intent may be to appeal over the heads of Paris's chattering classes, provoking a deliberate confrontation between polite opinion and popular sentiment.
You need to strike a chord, not just parade merit.
This story may strike a chord for other women in the same situation.
print 印刷品 printing press/printed products
Mobile-phone marketing has become as vital a platform as TV, online or print.
The printing press helped diffuse scientific knowledge.
Even the most unusual printed products can be 'virtually' presented and sold online.
I wholeheartedly endorse his remarks.
He well knew the futility of trying to contend against witches, so he gave up discouraged.
contend 竞争、斗争 contend with racism
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People were beginning to attribute superhuman qualities to him.
Childhood had less freedom and joy than we sentimentally attribute to it.
The Secretary-General was asked to mediate in the dispute.
An independent body was brought in to mediate between staff and management.
There are several witnesses who will testify for the defence.
compelling reason 令人信服的理由
complement 补足 v.、补充物
There will be a written examination to complement the practical test.
The therapy can be a useful technique to complement traditional forms of psychotherapy.