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Edmund-Davies Committee
艾德伟委员会

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Edmund Burke, British statesman
学而不思,犹如食而不化。
英国政治家伯克,E.

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Burke Edmund, British statesman
权力越大,滥用职权的危险就越大。
英国政治家埃德蒙.B.

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Burke Edmund, British statesman
权力越大,滥用职权的危险就越大。
英国政治家埃德蒙.B.

Superstitions is the religion of feeble minds.
Edmund Bruke, British artist
迷信是意志薄弱者的宗教。
英国艺术家伯克.E.

Education is the chief defence of nations.
Edmund Bruke, British statesman 
教育是国家的主要防御力量。
英国政治家伯克
 

To paraphrase 18th-century statesman Edmund Burke, "all that is needed for the triumph of a misguided cause is that good people do nothing."
18世纪政治家埃德蒙·柏克曾说过类似这样的话,“一个被误导的事业如果要成功,它惟一需要的是好人无所作为”。
One such cause now seeks to end biomedical research because of the theory that animals have rights ruling out their use in research.
一个这样的事业现在正在寻求终止生物医学的研究,因为有这样一种理论说,动物享有权利禁止它们被用于实验。

{adj: abominable, detestable, execrable, odious} unequivocally detestable
"abominable treatment of prisoners"
"detestable vices"
"execrable crimes"
"consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke

{adj: base, mean, meanspirited} having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
"that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke
"taking a mean advantage"
"chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare
"something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"

{adj: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome} so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
"a boring evening with uninteresting people"
"the deadening effect of some routine tasks"
"a dull play"
"his competent but dull performance"
"a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"
"what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke
"tedious days on the train"
"the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain
"other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

{adj: caviling, carping, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling} quibbling over insignificant details
"caviling pettifoggers and quiggling pleaders"-Edmund Burke
"her nagging and carping attack"
"thought her editor unnecessarily nitpicking"
"a pettifogging lawyer's mind"
"had no patience with quibbling critics"

{adj: degage} free and relaxed in manner
"rather degage after the nervousness he had shown at dinner"- Edmund Wilson

{adj: obedient} dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority
"an obedient soldier"
"obedient children"
"a little man obedient to his wife"
"the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke
<-> disobedient

{adj: reducible} capable of being reduced
"reducible to a set of principles of human nature"- Edmund Wilson
<-> irreducible

{adj: sensible} aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed
"made sensible of his mistakes"
"I am sensible that the mention of such a circumstance may appear trifling"- Henry Hallam
"sensible that a good deal more is still to be done"- Edmund Burke

{adj: wisplike, wispy} thin and weak
"a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson

{n: Attorney General, United States Attorney General, US Attorney General} the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department
"Edmund Randolph was the first Attorney General, appointed by President Washington"

{n: Burke, Edmund Burke} English statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)

{n: Canute, Cnut, Knut, Canute the Great} king of Denmark and Norway who forced Edmund II to divide England with him; on the death of Edmund II, Canute became king of all England (994-1035)

{n: Cartwright, Edmund Cartwright} English clergyman who invented the power loom (1743-1823)

{n: Edmund II, Edmund Ironside} king of the English who led resistance to Canute but was defeated and forced to divide the kingdom with Canute (980-1016)

{n: Edmund I} king of the English who succeeded Athelstan; he drove out the Danes and made peace with Scotland (921-946)

{n: Genet, Edmund Charles Edouard Genet, Citizen Genet} French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)

{n: Halley, Edmond Halley, Edmund Halley} English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)

{n: Hillary, Edmund Hillary, Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir Edmund Percival Hillary} New Zealand mountaineer who first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)

{n: Husserl, Edmund Husserl} German philosopher who developed phenomenology (1859-1938)

{n: Kean, Edmund Kean} English actor noted for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters (1789-1833)

{n: Malone, Edmund Malone, Edmond Malone} English scholar remembered for his chronology of Shakespeare's plays and his editions of Shakespeare and Dryden (1741-1812)

{n: Scripps, Edward Wyllis Scripps} United States newspaper publisher who founded an important press association; half-brother of James Edmund Scripps (1854-1926)

{n: Scripps, James Edmund Scripps} United States newspaper publisher and half-brother of Edward Wyllis Scripps (1835-1908)

{n: Spenser, Edmund Spenser} English poet who wrote an allegorical romance celebrating Elizabeth I in the Spenserian stanza (1552-1599)

{n: Spenserian stanza} a stanza with eight lines of iambic pentameter and a concluding Alexandrine with the rhyme pattern abab bcbc c
"the Spenserian stanza was introduced by Edmund Spenser in The Faerie Queene"

{n: Synge, J. M. Synge, John Millington Synge, Edmund John Millington Synge} Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)

{n: Tenzing Norgay} Sherpa mountaineer guide who with Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first to attain the summit of Mount Everest (1914-1986)

{n: Wilson, Edmund Wilson} United States literary critic (1895-1972)

{n: license, licence} excessive freedom; lack of due restraint
"when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant
"the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke

{n: phenomenology} a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account

" Washington is a good platform to build relationships with governments throughout the world, " says Edmund Muskie, senior vice-president and managing director of First Union's embassy banking services.
"华盛顿是一个好的立足点,你可在此与世界各国政府建立联系, "第一联合公司的高级副总裁兼使馆银行业务总经理埃德蒙·马斯基这样说。


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