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be used to 习惯于

workaholic 工作狂
A: My wife has been very upset about my bad habit of staying late at work.
A: 我太太对我喜欢晚下班的坏习惯很不开心。
B: I've been there. My husband used to be a workaholic until I gave him an ultimatum. His work addiction almost ruined our relationship.
B: 我是过来人。我先生以前一直是个工作狂, 直到我向他下了最后通牒。他的沉迷于工作基乎毁了我们的感情。
- 对于「沉迷于酒」的人我们叫他"an alcoholic", 对于放不下工作的人呢,
美语就叫"a workaholic"「工作狂」, "ultimatum"是「最后通牒」的意思。
"I've been there."(原意:我到过那里)在口语里有「我是过来人」的意思。

Furthermore, people who addict to fashion clothes have to spend more time going shopping and pay more attention to the impression they make on others. As a result, it is impossible to devote enough time and energy in their study and job.
而且,沉湎于时尚服装的人们不得不花费更多时间逛商店,更加注意自己给别人的印象。因此,他们不可能有足够的时间用于学习或工作。 112a. No one can doubt the essential fact that the traffic problem over the last years has caused wide public concern all over the world. Experts in increasing numbers are beginning to believe that such situation would produce unfavorable effects on economic growth of local areas.
没有人能否认这一重要事实:最近几年交通问题在全世界受到了普遍关注。越来越多的专家开始相信这种状况将对当地的经济发展产生不利影响。

Folds used to be willing to wait patiently for a slow-moving stage coach, but now they kick like the dickens if they miss one revolution of a revolving door.
过去人们一向乐于耐心等待慢吞吞的公共马车,可现在若错过旋转门的一次旋转,他们就乱踢一气。

Many fail to recognize that all these things are in danger of being refused.
许多人没有看到这一切正处于失去的危险之中。

Some chemicals are not allowed to be used on vegetables.
有些化学药品是不准用于蔬菜的。

The designer specified the size of bricks to be used.
设计师具体说明了所需砖头的尺寸。

Many more people travel overseas for their holidays now than used to be the case.
现在去海外度假的人比以前多得多。

There has been a dramatic shift in public opinion. People used to support the war but now they are against it.
公众的舆论发生急剧变化,从支持作战转为反对作战。

She’s somewhat more confident than she used to be.
她比过去更自信了。

These plans must be modified if they are to be used successfully.
如果要使这些计划成功实施,必须对它们进行修改。

Most viruses used in pest control programs have been sprayed directly onto crops.
大部分用于控制害虫的病毒都是直接喷射到农作物上的。

Remember you may be taken to court for not doing so, and you may be fined if you cannot prove to? ?the court that you have been excused from wearing it.
注意你如果不这么做(系安全带)的话,你有可能被告上法庭,而且你有可能被处以罚款除非你能证明你有不带安全带的理由。

This doctrine has broadened the application of the Fourteenth Amendment to other, nonracial forms of discrimination, for while some justices have refused to find any legislative classification other than race to be constitutionally disfavored, most have been receptive to arguments that at least some nonracial discriminations, sexual discrimination in particular, are “suspect” and deserve this heightened scrutiny by the courts.
这一学说把十四修正案的应用扩大到了其他方面,由于一些法官拒绝用宪法来给除种族外的东西来进行法定分类予以否定,许多人觉得这一论点可以接受;至少有一些非种族的歧视,特别是性别歧视被怀疑要受法庭的仔细审查。

Though most dictionary have a system of making words as obsolete, or in use only as slang, many people, more especially if their use of a particular word has been challenged, are likely to conclude, if they find it in a dictionary, that it is accepted as being used by writers of established reputation.
尽管许多字典将有些词汇定义为“过时”或者说“只作口语用”,但许多人对某些词汇的用法不解时,当他们查完字典,却往往发现许多知名作家也在作品中正式使用。

If they are not sincere and do not practise what they preach, their children may grow confused and emotionally insecure when they grow old enough to think for themselves, and realize they have been to some extent fooled.
如果他们对于自己吹捧的东西不认真对待也不去执行的话,他们的孩子将在糊里糊涂中长大,并且当他们对自己进行一些思考的时候,他们会在情感上有不安全感并认为他们遭受了某种程度的欺骗。

They refused to bend to the hijackers' demands.
他们拒绝屈从于劫机者的要求。

This country used to be a British colony in Asia.
这个国家曾是英国在亚洲的殖民地。

Flashes are not allowed to be used in this museum.
这个博物馆里不准使用闪光灯。

你习惯日本的生活了吗?
Are you used to life in Japan? *be used to “习惯”,注意“d”不发音。
Are you used to life in Japan? (你习惯日本的生活了吗?)
No, not yet. (没有,还不习惯。)
Have you gotten used to life in Japan?
Have you grown accustomed to Japan?

子曰:“吾十有五而志于学,三十而立,四十而不惑,五十而知天命,六十而耳顺,七十而从心所欲,不逾矩。”
Confucius said, “Since the age of 15, I have devoted myself to learning; since 30, I have been well established; since 40, I have understood many things and have no longer been confused; since 50, I have known my heaven-sent duty; since 60, I have been able to distinguish right and wrong in other people’s words; and since 70, I have been able to do what I intend freely without breaking the rules.”

He will be earning only half as much as he used to, but, he feels that he rise in status is well worth the loss of money.
他将来挣的钱只有他现在的一半,不过他觉得,地位升高了,损失点儿钱也值得。

I am not now that which I have been. (I am not what I used to be.)
今日之我已非昔日之我。


A I used to work in Harbin. It was a few years ago, and only for six months.
A 我过去在哈尔滨工作。那是几年前的事情了,在那我只工作了6个月。
B Really? I didn’t know that. When exactly was that – and what was it like?
B 真的吗?我不知道。那是什么时候——究竟是怎么回事?
A Oh, two to three years ago. I really enjoyed it.? It was such a change from Beijing.
A 哦,两三年前的事。我很喜欢那段日子。和在北京的生活是如此不同。?
B I can imagine. I used to live and work in Nanjing and that was very different from Beijing too.
B 我可以想象得到。我过去工作、生活在南京,那里和北京也有很大不同。
A Yes, everything was different – the food, the traffic, the weather, the pace of life.
A 是的,一切都不同——食物、交通、天气,还有生活的节奏。
B I agree. I prefer Beijing but I miss the quieter life. I used to like that.
B 我同意。我更喜欢北京,但是我怀念更安静的生活。我过去很喜欢那样的生活。


A Is there a big difference between driving in Beijing and driving in London?
A 在北京开车和在伦敦开车有很大区别吗?
B Well, the biggest difference is that in Britain we drive on the left. Here, you drive on the right side of the road.
B 哦,最大的区别是在英国我们是左侧通行。在这里,你们是右侧通行。
A Of course. I forgot! This must be very strange for you then?
A 当然, 我忘了!你对这个一定感到很奇怪吧?
B Not really. I’m used to it. In Europe and America, they drive on the same side as China.
B 不太奇怪。我习惯了。在欧洲和美国,也跟中国一样是右侧通行。
A So, is it only Britain that drives on the left?
A 那么说,只有英国是左侧通行了?
B No, not at all. Hong Kong, Japan, India – they’re all the same as Britain. They drive on the left too.
B 不,不是。在香港、日本和印度——都跟英国一样,都是左侧通行。


A Are you enjoying your holiday in Beijing?
A 你们在北京度假愉快吗?
B Yes, we’re having a great time.
B 是的,我们非常开心。
A What do you do back in London?
A 在伦敦你做什么工作?
B Oh, I’m retired now. I stopped work five years ago.
B 哦,我现在退休了。我五年前就不工作了。
A So you’ve got lots of time now for holidays!
A 这么说现在你有很多时间用来度假了!
B Well, yes. I used to run my own business and it took all my time.
B 哦,是的。我过去一直有自己的生意,那占去了我所有的时间。


A I used to work in Guangzhou, you know. I worked there a few years ago, for about six months.
A 我过去在广州工作,你知道。几年前我在那里工作了大约6个月。
B Really? I didn’t know that. Did you like it?
B 真的吗?我不知道。你喜欢那里吗?
A Yes, I really enjoyed it. It was such a change from Beijing.
A 是的,我非常喜欢那里。那里跟北京如此不同。
B I know what you mean. I used to live and work in Harbin and that was very different from Beijing too.
B 我明白你的意思。我过去住在哈尔滨,并在那里工作。那里和北京也很不同。
A Yes, everything was different – the food, the traffic, the weather, the pace of life.
A 是的,一切都不同——食物、交通、天气,还有生活的节奏。

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be im-portant.
George Eliot, British novelist
人世间的大多数烦恼都是由那些想成为重要人物的人惹出来的。
英国小说家艾略特.G.

How differences between men and women might be used for our mu-tual benefit in everything from our relation with one another to a better undrestanding of how our brains work.
Delia M.Rios .American writer
男女间的差异在各方面——从人际关系到加深对脑力工作方式的理解——使双方都受益。
美国作家里奥斯.D.M.

The fame of great men ought to be judged always by the means they used to acquirde it.
La Rochefoucauld, French writer 
伟人的声誉永远应以他们如何得到它来衡量
法国作家拉罗什富科

@@@ 习惯
(be/become/get) accustomed to 习惯于
get used to 习惯于
habituated to 习惯
make a habit of sth./doing sth. 使...形成一种习惯
be used to doing sth. 习惯于

If you stay focused on yourself, you are going to be miserable.
只关心自己会使你变得可怜。

- a flash in the pan 昙花一现
He used to be called a young entrepreneur. But soon he was forgotten by the public. He was a flash in the pan.

- be in a jam 陷入困境
get in a jam
You've got to help me. I'm in a jam. May car refused to work on my way to office.


These greetings can be used in both formal and informal situations and are simply a friendly and common way to greet both friends and people you meet for the first time.
这些问候语既可以用在正式的场合中,也可以用在非正式的场合中。它们是在见到朋友或者初遇某人时常用的简单而友好的问候语。

棒槌 [bàng chuí] /wooden club (used to beat clothes in washing)/

吃不服 [chī bu fú] /not be accustomed to eating sth/not be used to certain food/

大于 [dà yú] /(idiom) used between nouns to indicate relative size or importance, A is greater than B/

老 [lǎo] /(a prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family to indicate affection or familiarity)/old (of people)/

离休 [lí xiū] /(v) to retire (used for cadres who joined the communist party before October 1, 1949)/

往常 [wǎng cháng] /habitually in the past/as one used to do formerly/as it used to be/

习惯 [xí guàn] /habit/custom/usual practice/to be used to/

习以为常 [xí yǐ wéi cháng] /be accustomed or used to/

I have discovered, as perhaps Kelsey will after her much-publicized resignation from the editorship of She after a build-up of stress, that abandoning the doctrine of "juggling your life", and making the alternative move into “downshifting” brings with it far greater rewards than financial success and social status.
我已经发现(由于压力过大,凯茜已多次公开宣称要辞去《她》杂志编辑的职务,在这之后她也许会有同样发现),放弃“忙忙碌碌”的生活哲学,转而过一种“放慢生活节奏”的生活所带来的回报,比经济成功和社会地位更有价值。
Nothing could persuade me to return to the kind of life Kelsey used to advocate and I once enjoyed: 12-hour working days, pressured deadlines, the fearful strain of office politics and the limitations of being a parent on "quality time".
什么也说服不了我回到过去那种凯茜所宣扬的、我也曾自得其乐的生活中去:每天12小时的工作日,压得人喘不过气来的最后期限,可怕而紧张的办公室的争权夺利,以及因为时间有限连做母亲也得“高效率”所造成的种种限制。

Certainly their descriptions of battles are confused.
他们对战斗的描述确实让人很难理解。
But it is a little upsetting to read in the explanatory notes that a certain line describes a fight between a Turkish and a Bulgarian officer on a bridge off which they both fall into the river — and then to find that the line consists of the noise of their falling and the weights of the officers: "Pluff! Pluff! A hundred and eighty-five kilograms."
但是读到一句描写战斗的诗行的注解时,则令人有点生厌,注解中说该诗描写了一名土耳其军官和一名保加利亚军官在一座桥上发生了搏斗,结果双双从桥上掉进河中——结果,诗把他们两人落水的声音和体重写在了一起:“扑通!扑通!185公斤。”

When a Scottish research team startled the world by revealing 3 months ago that it had cloned an adult sheep, President Clinton moved swiftly.
当一个苏格兰研究小组透露三个月前他们克隆了一只成年绵羊时,世界为之震惊,克林顿总统迅速做出反应。
Declaring that he was opposed to using this unusual animal husbandry technique to clone humans, he ordered that federal funds not be used for such an experiment — although no one had proposed to do so — and asked an independent panel of experts chaired by Princeton President Harold Shapiro to report back to the White House in 90 days with recommendations for a national policy on human cloning.
他宣称反对利用这种非同寻常的畜牧业技术去克隆人,并下令禁止使用联邦资金做这样的实验——尽管还没有人提议要那样做——并责成成立一个由普林斯顿大学校长哈罗德·夏皮罗为首的独立专家小组,在90天内拿出有关克隆人的国家政策的建议,向白宫汇报。

The panel has not yet reached agreement on a crucial question, however, whether to recommend legislation that would make it a crime for private funding to be used for human cloning.
然而,该小组尚未在一个关键问题上达成一致,即是否建议立法机关把将私人资金用于克隆人的行为视为犯罪。

Many people mistakenly believe the term drug refers only to some sort of medicine or an illegal chemical taken by drug addicts.
很多人错误地认为“药物”这个词仅仅指某些药品或是吸毒者服用的违禁化学品。
They don't realize that familiar substances such as alcohol and tobacco are also drugs.
他们没有意识到诸如酒精、烟草这些我们熟悉的物质也是药物。
This is why the more neutral term substance is now used by many physicians and psychologists.
这也是现在许多内科医生和心理学家使用“物质”这个更加中性的词的原因。
The phrase "substance abuse" is often used instead of "drug abuse" to make clear that substances such as alcohol and tobacco can be just as harmfully misused as heroin and cocaine.
他们常用“物质滥用”而不用“药物滥用”来清楚表明滥用酒精、烟草这样的物质如同滥用海洛因和可卡因一样有害。

Much of the language used to describe monetary policy, such as "steering the economy to a soft landing" or "a touch on the brakes", makes it sound like a precise science. Nothing could be further from the truth.
很多用来描述货币政策的词,如“引导经济软着陆”,“触动经济刹车”,听起来像是一门精确的科学。事实远非如此。

Rumor has it that more than 20 books on creationism/evolution are in the publisher's pipelines.
有传言说,有20多本关于创世纪论与进化论之争的书即将出版,
A few have already appeared.
有几本已经面世了。
The goal of all will be to try to explain to a confused and often unenlightened citizenry that there are not two equally valid scientific theories for the origin and evolution of universe and life.
所有这些书的目的是试图告诉那些迷糊而且常常是还不开通的芸芸众生:就宇宙和生命的起源与发展问题而言,不可能存在两种都成立的科学理论。

Thus, in the American economic system it is the demand of individual consumers, coupled with the desire of businessmen to maximize profits and the desire of individuals to maximize their incomes, that together determine what shall be produced and how resources are used to produce it.
因此,在美国经济体制中,消费者个人的需求,加上商人获取最大利润的追求及消费者想最大限度提高购买力的愿望三者共同决定应该生产什么和如何利用资源来生产这些产品。

"All men are created equal." We've heard it many times, but it still has important meaning for education in a democratic society.
“人人生来平等”这句话我们已听过无数次,但它对民主社会的教育仍然有着极其重要的寓意。
Although the phrase was used by this country's founders to denote equality before the law, it has also been interpreted to mean equality of opportunity.
尽管这句话被国家缔造者们用来预示法律面前人人平等,它也被解释为机会面前人人平等。
That concept implies educational opportunity for all children — the right of each child to receive help in learning to the limits of his or her capacity, whether that capacity be small or great.
这一概念暗示了所有儿童都有接受教育的机会——即每个儿童,不管其本身的能力大小与否,都有权利在学习上最大限度地得到帮助。

{adj: Gram-negative} (of bacteria) being of or relating to a bacterium that does not retain the violet stain used in Gram's method

{adj: Gram-positive} (of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method

{adj: Nigerian} of or relating to Nigeria
"the Nigerian capital used to be Lagos"

{adj: Scots, Scottish, Scotch} of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language
"Scots Gaelic"
"the Scots community in New York"
"`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'"
"`Scotch' is in disfavor with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'"

{adj: active, dynamic} expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')
<-> stative

{adj: afraid} filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
"I'm afraid I won't be able to come"
"he was afraid he would have to let her go"
"I'm afraid you're wrong"

{adj: alienated, estranged} caused to be unloved

{adj: annoyed, irritated, miffed, nettled, peeved, pissed, pissed off, riled, roiled, steamed, stung} aroused to impatience or anger
"made an irritated gesture"
"feeling nettled from the constant teasing"
"peeved about being left out"
"felt really pissed at her snootiness"
"riled no end by his lies"
"roiled by the delay"

{adj: at a loss, nonplused, nonplussed, puzzled} filled with bewilderment
"at a loss to understand those remarks"
"puzzled that she left without saying goodbye"

{adj: atilt, canted, leaning, tilted, tipped} departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal
"the leaning tower of Pisa"
"the headstones were tilted"

{adj: balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky} informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
"it used to drive my husband balmy"

{adj: beggarly, mean} (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt

{adj: bemused, deep in thought, lost, preoccupied} deeply absorbed in thought
"as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"
"lost in thought"
"a preoccupied frown"

{adj: besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, potty, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tiddly, tiddley, tight, tipsy, wet} very drunk

{adj: bloodied} having been caused to bleed
"a bloodied nose"

{adj: borne in upon} caused to be realized
"it was borne in upon us how close we had been to disaster"

{adj: bothered, daunted, fazed} caused to show discomposure
"refused to be fazed by the objections"

{adj: chargeable, indictable} liable to be accused, or cause for such liability
"the suspect was chargeable"
"an indictable offense"

{adj: cheating, dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike} violating accepted standards or rules
"a dirty fighter"
"used foul means to gain power"
"a nasty unsporting serve"
"fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"

{adj: clement} (used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy
"a more clement judge reduced the sentence"
<-> inclement

{adj: compatible} capable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
<-> incompatible

{adj: confused, disoriented, lost} having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity
"I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway"
"the anesthetic left her completely disoriented"

{adj: confused} mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently
"the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
<-> clearheaded

{adj: cursed, curst} deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier
"villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed"
"cursed with four daughter"
"not a cursed drop"
"his cursed stupidity"
"I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"
<-> blessed

{adj: dazzled} stupefied or dizzied by something overpowering
"I fall back dazzled at beholding myself all rosy red, / At having, I myself, caused the sun to rise."- `Chanticler' by Rostand

{adj: deformed, distorted, ill-shapen, malformed, misshapen} so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
"deformed thalidomide babies"
"his poor distorted limbs"
"an ill-shapen vase"
"a limp caused by a malformed foot"
"misshapen old fingers"

{adj: delayed} caused to be slower or later
"the delayed plane finally arrived"
<-> expedited

{adj: disabled, hors de combat, out of action} so badly injured as to be excused from continuing
"disabled veterans"

{adj: distended, swollen} abnormally expanded or increased in size; (`swollen' is sometimes used in combination)
"distended wineskins"
"the need to clean out swollen inventories"
"the raisins were plump and soft and swollen from being soaked"
"huge blood-swollen mosquitoes"

{adj: distinct, distinguishable} (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
"plants of several distinct types"
"the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses"
"gold is distinct from iron"
"a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech"
"management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees"

{adj: dulled, benumbed} having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure
"the mind of the audience is becoming dulled"
"the benumbed intellectual faculties can no longer respond"

{adj: dunked, soused} wet from being plunged into liquid
"a dunked doughnut"
"fell into the pool and came up soused"

{adj: equalized, equalised} caused to be equal

{adj: essential} absolutely required and not to be used up or sacrificed

{adj: evaporative} relating to or causing or being caused by evaporation
"an evaporative cooler"

{adj: extinguished} of a conditioned response; caused to die out because of the absence or withdrawal of reinforcement

{adj: filmable} (used of a story or literary work) capable of being adapted to motion picture form

{adj: focused, focussed} being in focus or brought into focus
<-> unfocused

{adj: grandiose} impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval

{adj: incompatible} incapable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
<-> compatible

{adj: inhumane} lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion
"humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"
"biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"
<-> humane

{adj: irregular} (used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces
"irregular troops"
"irregular warfare"
<-> regular

{adj: kind} having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
"kind to sick patients"
"a kind master"
"kind words showing understanding and sympathy"
"thanked her for her kind letter"
<-> unkind

{adj: kinky, perverted} (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
"kinky sex"
"perverted practices"

{adj: lexicostatistic} pertaining to statistical methods used in studying the relations between languages
"lexicostatistic techniques"

{adj: looking, sounding} appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms
"left their clothes dirty looking"
"a most disagreeable looking character"
"angry-looking"
"liquid-looking"
"severe-looking policemen on noble horses"
"fine-sounding phrases"
"taken in by high-sounding talk"

{adj: many} a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number
"many temptations"
"the temptations are many"
"a good many"
"a great many"
"many directions"
"take as many apples as you like"
"too many clouds to see"
"never saw so many people"
<-> few

{adj: moving} used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion
"Her ambition was to be in moving pictures or `the movies'"
<-> still

{adj: naval} connected with or belonging to or used in a navy
"naval history"
"naval commander"
"naval vessels"

{adj: obtuse, purblind} lacking in insight or discernment
"too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior"
"a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin"- Jasper Griffin

{adj: oriented, orientated} adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination
"the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view"
"helping freshmen become oriented to college life"
"the book is value-oriented throughout"
<-> unoriented

{adj: refined} (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
"she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"
"refined people with refined taste"
<-> unrefined

{adj: regular} (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces
"the regular army"
<-> irregular

{adj: ripe, mature} fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used
"ripe peaches"
"full-bodied mature wines"
<-> green

{adj: sent} caused or enabled to go or be conveyed or transmitted
<-> unsent

{adj: squandered, wasted} not used to good advantage
"squandered money cannot be replaced"
"a wasted effort"

{adj: strange, unknown} not known before
"used many strange words"
"saw many strange faces in the crowd"
"don't let anyone unknown into the house"

{adj: symbiotic} used of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relation beneficial to each

{adj: treated} subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent
"the sludge of treated sewage can be used as fertilizer"
"treated timbers resist rot"
"treated fabrics resist wrinkling"
<-> untreated

{adj: unbeknown, unbeknownst} (usually used with `to') occurring or existing without the knowledge of
"a crisis unbeknown to me"
"she had been ill for months, unbeknownst to the family"

{adj: unequalized, unequalised} not caused to be equal

{adj: unfocused, unfocussed} (of an image) not being in or brought into focus
"at their edges things were pretty much out of focus"
<-> focused

{adj: unrefined} (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth
"how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
<-> refined

{adj: untouchable} defiling to the touch; especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes

{adj: worse} (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability
"this road is worse than the first one we took"
"the road is in worse shape than it was"
"she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying"
<-> better

{adv: actually, in reality} used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly
"you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out"
"she actually spoke Latin"
"they thought they made the rules but in reality they were only puppets"
"people who seem stand-offish are in reality often simply nervous"


{adv: alternatively, as an alternative, instead, or else} in place of, or as an alternative to
"Felix became a herpetologist instead"
"alternatively we could buy a used car"


{adv: even, yet, still} to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
"looked sick and felt even worse"
"an even (or still) more interesting problem"
"still another problem must be solved"
"a yet sadder tale"


{adv: everywhere, everyplace, all over} to or in any or all places
"You find fast food stores everywhere"
"people everywhere are becoming aware of the problem"
"he carried a gun everywhere he went"
"looked all over for a suitable gift"; (`everyplace' is used informally for `everywhere')

{adv: extravagantly, lavishly} in a wasteful manner
"the United States, up to the 1920s, used fuel lavishly, mainly because it was so cheap"


{adv: forte, loudly} used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly
<-> piano


{adv: fractiously} in a fractious manner
"the horse was behaving fractiously and refused to jump"


{adv: further, farther} to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense)
"further complicated by uncertainty about the future"
"let's not discuss it further"
"nothing could be further from the truth"
"they are further along in their research than we expected"
"the application of the law was extended farther"
"he is going no farther in his studies"


{adv: ill, badly, poorly} (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
"he was ill prepared"
"it ill befits a man to betray old friends"
"the car runs badly"
"he performed badly on the exam"
"the team played poorly"
"ill-fitting clothes"
"an ill-conceived plan"
<-> well


{adv: intuitively} in an intuitive manner
"inventors seem to have chosen intuitively a combination of explosive and aggressive sounds as warning signals to be used on automobiles"

{adv: more, to a greater extent} used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs
"more interesting"
"more beautiful"
"more quickly"
<-> less

{adv: obviously, evidently, manifestly, patently, apparently, plainly, plain} unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
"the answer is obviously wrong"
"she was in bed and evidently in great pain"
"he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list"
"it is all patently nonsense"
"she has apparently been living here for some time"
"I thought he owned the property, but apparently not"
"You are plainly wrong"
"he is plain stubborn"

{adv: piano, softly} used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly
<-> forte


{adv: quixotically} in a quixotic manner
"sent to jail for two years, he has quixotically refused to clear himself by betraying his colleagues"


{adv: somewhere, someplace} in or at or to some place
"she must be somewhere"; (`someplace' is used informally for `somewhere')


{adv: surely, certainly, sure, for sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as shooting} definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
"the results are surely encouraging"
"she certainly is a hard worker"
"it's going to be a good day for sure"
"they are coming, for certain"
"they thought he had been killed sure enough"
"he'll win sure as shooting"
"they sure smell good"
"sure he'll come"


{adv: then, so, and so, and then} subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)
"then he left"
"go left first, then right"
"first came lightning, then thunder"
"we watched the late movie and then went to bed"
"and so home and to bed"


{adv: therefore, hence, thence, thus} (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
"therefore X must be true"
"the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"
"we were young and thence optimistic"
"it is late and thus we must go"
"the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"


{adv: thriftily} in a thrifty manner
"a used towel that he had used and had left thriftily on the ledge below the mirror rather than consign to the linen basket"

{adv: unnaturally} not as might be expected
"The early Church not unnaturally adopted the position that failure to see the messianic character of his work was really caused by the people's own blindness"
<-> naturally


{adv: well, good} (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well')
"the children behaved well"
"a task well done"
"the party went well"
"he slept well"
"a well-argued thesis"
"a well-seasoned dish"
"a well-planned party"
"the baby can walk pretty good"
<-> ill

{adv: well} thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
"The problem is well understood"
"she was well informed"


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