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nature [ 'neitʃə] n.大自然;本性;性质

by nature 生性,本性上

in nature 性质上;实际上

in the nature of 具有…的性质的

in nature 本质上

in nature

nature ['neitʃə] n. 自然, 性质,种类

nature ['neitʃə] 性质

人之初,性本善 Man's nature at birth is good.

无为而治 govern by doing nothing that is against nature; govern by non-interference

一大二公 (concerning the people's commune) large in size and collective in nature

自然保护区 natural reserve; nature preservation zone

人之初,性本善 Man's nature at birth is good.

quasi-judicial nature 类似司法的性质

My suggestions to deal with the problem are as follows. To begin with, it is urgent to create nature reserves. Secondly, certain rare wild animals that are going to be extinct should be collected, fed and reproduced artificially. Finally, those who hunter them must be punished severely.

国际保护自然资源联盟 International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success.

Nature is by no means inferior to art, and no works of art is not the imitation of various phenomena of nature.

I have observed that only those plants in nature which are strongest survive and reproduce themselves. It seems to me that hardiness is the chief essential for success.

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.

This report about the effect of modernization on human nature is well worth reading.

sb.'s inward nature

His nature is a combination of strength and kindness.

He has a violent nature.

nature reserve: an area of land or water kept for nature protection

She is shy by nature and shrinks from any stranger.

Before you enter into an agreement of this nature, you should read the agreement carefully.
在签署这类协议之前, 你应该仔细看一下协议内容。

It goes against my nature to get up early in the morning.

We now come to realize that the idea that man should dominate nature rather than live in harmony with it is wrong.

Given the nature of government and private employers, it seems most likely that discrimination by private employers would be greater.

Quite apart from the logistic problems, there existed a well-established tradition in Britain which refused to repatriate against their will people who found themselves in British hands and the nature of whose reception by their own government was, to say the least, dubious.

Great comic artists assume that truth may bear all lights, and thus they seek to accentuate contradictions in social action, not gloss over or transcend them by appeals to extrasocial symbols of divine ends, cosmic purpose, or laws of nature.

Fallois proposed that Proust had tried to begin a novel in 1908, abandoned it for what was to be a long demonstration of Saint-Beure’s blindness to the real nature of great writing, found the essay giving rise to personal memories and fictional developments, and allowed these to take over in a steadily developing novel.
Fallois提出Proust 1908年就开始写小说了,因为Saint-Beure对于写作的真实性质的忽视,他把小说放置了。后来开始流行个人回忆录和科幻小说,这些东西和小说一起稳步地发展。

He enjoys the liberties hard won over centuries by the alliance of philosophic genius and political heroism, consecrated by the blood of martyrs; he is provided with comport and leisure by the most productive economy ever known to mankind; science has penetrated the secrets of nature in order to provide him with the marvellous, life like electronic sound and image reproductions he is enjoying.

These ads were strategically placed among family-oriented TV shows and programs involving nature and America in order to most effectively reach target audiences.

We enjoyed the beauty of nature.

It's only human nature to want a comfortable life.

He has a mild nature.

Nature is at its best in spring.

It's her nature to be generous.

That seems quite soon considering the nature of the product and shipping time.

Such is human nature, that man like money women like beauty.

Such is human nature, that man always desire to earn more money.

Custom is a second nature.

Habit is second nature.

It is the nature of every man to err, but only the fool perseveres in the error.

It is the nature of folly to see the faults of others and forget his own.

Man will conquer nature.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue, to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.

Nature is the glass reflecting truth.

Nature teaches us to love our friends but religion our enemies.

Nature, time, and patience are the three great physicians.

Nature will have its course.

The love of beauty is an essential part of all healthy human nature.

The wolf may lose his teeth, but never his nature.

Though you cast out nature with a fork, it will still return.

Use is a second nature.

We cannot wait for favors from nature; we must take them from her-- that is our task.
Ivan V.Michurin, Russian agronomist

I want to bring out the secrets of nature and apply them for the hap-piness of man. I don't know of any better service to offer for the short time we are in the world.
Thomas Edison, American inventor

The love of beauty is an essential part of all healthy human nature.
John Ruskin, British writer and critic

True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise.
Joseph Addison, British writer

Envy is a most terrible thing, and would spoil anybody's nature.
Oscar Wilde, British dramatist

The family is one of nature's masterpieses.
George Santayana, American Philosopher and poet

All things are artificial , for nature is the art of God.
Sir Thomas Brown, British physician

In nature there are no rewards or punishments; there are consequences.
Horacel Annexley Vachell,British writer 
英国作家瓦谢尔H A

The laws of Nature, that is to say the laws of God, plainly made every human being a law unto himself, we must steadfastly refuse to obey those laws, and we must as steadfastly stand by the conventions which ignore them , since the statutes furnish us peace, fairly good government and stability, and therefore are better for us than the laws of God, which would soon plunge us into confusion and disorder and anarchy if we should adopt them.
Mark Twain, American writer 

Art is the object of feeling , and the subject of nature.
S.K.langer, American philosopher and educator 
美国哲学家、教育家兰格S K 

Art is the right hand of nature. The latter only gave us being, but the former made us men .
Friedrich Schiller, German poet 

The love of beauty is an essential part of all healthy human nature.
John Ruskin, American writer and critic 

@@@ 从容, 镇静
calm down 平静下来; 镇定下来
clear the air 消除愤怒、误解或混乱
cool down/off 变凉爽; 使冷静
good nature 好脾气
keep one's head 保持镇静
take one's time 不急不忙, 从容进行

@@@ 好, 善, 美
all right 1.好(与OK的用法相同); 良好
2.毫无疑问地, 显然
be better off doing sth. 日子更好过, 处境更加佳
be good at 善于, 擅长于
by all means 一定; (表示答应)好的, 当然可以
change for the better 改进; 改善; 好转
cheer (sb.) up 使高兴, 使情绪好转
cope with 对付...; 妥善处理棘手之事
do a good job 干得出色, 干得好
do well 做得好, 进展得好
excel in 擅长
fawn on 讨好, 奉承
fine arts 美术
for the better 好转, 向好的方向发展
for the good of 为了对...有好处; 为了...的利益
get/be ready for 准备好
get ... right 把...做好, 把...弄对
get off the ground (指活动、事业等)顺利开始
get set 准备好开始
go well 事情顺利进行
good nature 好脾气
good temper 好心情
had better do sth. 最好还是; 应该
have (sth.) in mind 考虑好; 打算
have a heart of gold 好心肠
hit it off 相处得很好; 合得来
if only 要是...就好了(用以表示对现时或未来的愿望)
in a good mood 心情好, 高兴
in good condition 状态良好
in shape 1.在外形上
2.处于良好状态, 健康
make the best of 善处(逆境); 尽量做好
pay off 1.证明是成功的; 做...是有好处的或值得的
prepare for 准备好, 做...打算
put away 1.把...收起来, 放好
2.存储以备他日之需, 积攒
set the stage for sth. 为某事做好准备或创造条件
superior to 好于, 优于; 高于
take a rain check (on sth.) 谢绝一番好意, 但答应日后接受
think much of 高度评价; 认为不错
too good to be true 太好以致于不现实, 令人难以置信
with flying colors 出色地

I feel the call of nature 内急;急于上厕所

let nature take its course 顺其自然

- bury one's head in the sand 逃避现实
The environmental pollution is getting worse and worse. We can't bury our head in the sand, or the nature will punish us.

W.P.A coverage is too narrow for a shipment of this nature, please extend the coverage to include TPND.

The F.P.A. doesn't cover partial loss of the nature of particular average.

本性 nature; self; essentiality

本性 [běn xìng] /natural instincts/nature/inherent quality/

本质 [běn zhì] /essence/nature/innate character/intrinsic quality/

大自然 [dà zì rán] /nature (as in Mother Nature)/

定性 [dìng xìng] /(v) establish the chemical makeup of a compound/(v) determine the nature of a criminal/

法定 [fǎ dìng] /(adj) legal; of a legal nature/

和善 [hé shàn] /good-natured/

老实巴交 [lǎo shí bā jiāo] /honest/good natured/

融合 [róng hé] /a mixture/an amalgam/welding together/be in harmony with (nature)/harmonize with/fit in/

神仙 [shén xiān] /(n) a supernatural or immortal being (i.e. fairy, elf, leprechaun)/(n) anyone who is lighthearted in nature/

天籁 [tiān lài] /sounds of nature/

心眼好 [xīn yǎn hǎo] /well-intentioned/good-natured/kind-hearted/

性 [xìng] /sex/nature/surname/suffix corresponding to -ness or -ity/

性格 [xìng gé] /nature/disposition/temperament/character/

性情 [xìng qing ] /nature/temperament/

性质 [xìng zhì] /nature/characteristic/

彝 [yí] /normal nature of man/rule/

原性 [yuán xìng] /original nature/

质 [zhì] /hostage/substance/nature/quality/

自然 [zì rán] /nature/natural/naturally/

自然界 [zì rán jiè] /nature/the natural world/

For us, this means that evolution is over; the biological Utopia has arrived. Strangely, it has involved little physical change.
No other species fills so many places in nature.

They jury agreed that the nature of the game, not the helmet, was the reason for the athlete's injury.

Rather, we have a certain conception of the American citizen, a character who is incomplete if he cannot competently assess how his livelihood and happiness are affected by things outside of himself.
But this was not always the case; before it was legally required for all children to attend school until a certain age, it was widely accepted that some were just not equipped by nature to pursue this kind of education.

His mind was ready for the unpredictable.
Unpredicability is part of the essential nature of research.
If you don't have unpredictable things, you don't have research.
Scientists tend to forget this when writing their cut and dried reports for the technical journals, but history is filled with examples of it.

One place where children soak up A characteristics is school, which is, by its very nature, a highly competitive institution.

{adj: German, Germanic, Teutonic} of a more or less German nature; somewhat German
"Germanic peoples"
"his Germanic nature"
"formidable volumes Teutonic in their thoroughness"

{adj: abstract, abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective} not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
"a large abstract painting"

{adj: abstractive} of an abstracting nature or having the power of abstracting
"abstractive analysis"

{adj: accordant} being in agreement or harmony; often followed by `with'
"a place perfectly accordant with man's nature"-Thomas Hardy
<-> discordant

{adj: adscititious} supplemental; not part of the real or essential nature of a thing
"adscititious vowels"

{adj: agreeable} conforming to your own liking or feelings or nature
"Is the plan agreeable to you?"
"he's an agreeable fellow"
"My idea of an agreeable person...is a person who agrees with me"- Disraeli
"an agreeable manner"
<-> disagreeable

{adj: alien, foreign} not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something
"an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"
"the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"
"jealousy is foreign to her nature"

{adj: angelic, angelical, cherubic, seraphic, sweet} having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
"an angelic smile"
"a cherubic face"
"looking so seraphic when he slept"
"a sweet disposition"

{adj: animal} of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals
"the animal kingdom"
"animal instincts"
"animal fats"
<-> vegetable, mineral

{adj: apropos} of an appropriate or pertinent nature
<-> malapropos

{adj: artificial, unreal} contrived by art rather than nature
"artificial flowers"
"artificial flavoring"
"an artificial diamond"
"artificial fibers"
"artificial sweeteners"
<-> natural

{adj: asymptotic} relating to or of the nature of an asymptote
"an asymptotic function"

{adj: backward} (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
"a backward lover"
<-> forward

{adj: basic} of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base

{adj: battleful, bellicose, combative} having or showing a ready disposition to fight
"bellicose young officers"
"a combative impulse"
"a contentious nature"

{adj: beastly, bestial, brute, brutish} resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
"beastly desires"
"a bestial nature"
"brute force"
"a dull and brutish man"
"bestial treatment of prisoners"

{adj: benign, benignant} pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
"a benign smile"
"the benign sky"
"the benign influence of pure air"
<-> malign

{adj: biblical} in keeping with the nature of the Bible or its times or people
"biblical styles in writing"
"a beard of biblical proportions"
"biblical costumes"

{adj: blithe, blithesome, lighthearted, lightsome, light-hearted} carefree and happy and lighthearted
"was loved for her blithe spirit"
"a merry blithesome nature"
"her lighthearted nature"
"trilling songs with a lightsome heart"

{adj: bluff} bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured
"a bluff but pleasant manner"
"a bluff and rugged natural leader"

{adj: breezy} fresh and animated
"her breezy nature"

{adj: candid, open, heart-to-heart} openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
"his candid eyes"
"an open and trusting nature"
"a heart-to-heart talk"

{adj: changed} made or become different in nature or form
"changed attitudes"
"changed styles of dress"
"a greatly changed country after the war"
<-> unchanged

{adj: changeless, constant, invariant, unvarying} persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature
"maintained a constant temperature"
"principles of unvarying validity"

{adj: cheerful} being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits
"her cheerful nature"
"a cheerful greeting"
"a cheerful room"
"as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"
<-> cheerless

{adj: clear} clear to the mind
"a clear and present danger"
"a clear explanation"
"a clear case of murder"
"a clear indication that she was angry"
"gave us a clear idea of human nature"
<-> unclear

{adj: conceivable} within the bounds of what may be conceived within the framework of nature
"a cure is still conceivable"

{adj: conceptional, ideational, notional} being of the nature of a notion or concept
"a plan abstract and conceptional"
"to improve notional comprehension"
"a notional response to the question"

{adj: congenial} suitable to your needs or similar to your nature
"a congenial atmosphere to work in"
"two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"- T.L.Peacock
<-> uncongenial

{adj: connate, cognate} related in nature
"connate qualities"

{adj: connatural} similar in nature
"and mix with our connatural dust"- John Milton

{adj: consonantal} relating to or having the nature of a consonant

{adj: contrary} very opposed in nature or character or purpose
"acts contrary to our code of ethics"
"the facts point to a contrary conclusion"

{adj: convivial, good-time} occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
"a convivial atmosphere at the reunion"
"a woman of convivial nature"
"he was a real good-time Charlie"

{adj: criminal, felonious} involving or being or having the nature of a crime
"a criminal offense"
"criminal abuse"
"felonious intent"

{adj: critical, decisive} forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
"a critical point in the campaign"
"the critical test"

{adj: cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying} of an obscure nature
"the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"
"a deep dark secret"
"the inscrutable workings of Providence"
"in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson
"rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"

{adj: crystalline} consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
"granite is crystalline"
<-> noncrystalline

{adj: cynical, misanthropic, misanthropical} believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others

{adj: daedal} complex and ingenious in design or function
"the daedal hand of nature"

{adj: declarative, declaratory, asserting} relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
<-> interrogative, interrogatory

{adj: deific} characterized by divine or godlike nature

{adj: denatured, denaturized, denaturised} changed in nature or natural quality
"denatured alcohol"

{adj: different} unlike in nature or quality or form or degree
"took different approaches to the problem"
"came to a different conclusion"
"different parts of the country"
"on different sides of the issue"
"this meeting was different from the earlier one"
<-> same

{adj: direct} similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
"a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)"
<-> inverse

{adj: disbelieving, skeptical, sceptical, unbelieving} denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion
"a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles"

{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: distortable} capable of having the meaning altered or twisted
"our words are distortable things--as in a crooked mirror held up to nature"

{adj: distrustful} having or showing distrust
"a man of distrustful nature"
"my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo
"vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson
<-> trustful

{adj: divine, godlike} being or having the nature of a god
"the custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his...powers"-J.G.Frazier
"the divine will"
"the divine capacity for love"
"'Tis wise to learn; 'tis God-like to create"-J.G.Saxe

{adj: dreamy, moony, woolgathering} dreamy in mood or nature
"a woolgathering moment"

{adj: earthy} not far removed from or suggestive of nature
"the earthy taste of warm milk fresh from the cow"
"earthy smells of new-mown grass"

{adj: easy} free from worry or anxiety
"knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy"
"an easy good-natured manner"
"by the time the chsild faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words"
<-> uneasy

{adj: endowed} provided or supplied or equipped with (especially as by inheritance or nature)
"an well-endowed college"
"endowed with good eyesight"
"endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights"
<-> unendowed

{adj: equivocal, ambiguous} open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
"an equivocal statement"
"the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"
"the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness"
"popularity is an equivocal crown"
"an equivocal response to an embarrassing question"
<-> unequivocal

{adj: evil, vicious} having the nature of vice

{adj: exalted, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded} of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
"an exalted ideal"
"argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
"a noble and lofty concept"
"a grand purpose"

{adj: exoteric} suitable for the general public
"writings of an exoteric nature"
<-> esoteric

{adj: experimental} of the nature of or undergoing an experiment
"an experimental drug"

{adj: fearful, timorous, trepid} timid by nature or revealing timidity
"timorous little mouse"
"in a timorous tone"
"cast fearful glances at the large dog"

{adj: fiduciary, fiducial} relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another)
"a fiduciary contract"
"in a fiduciary capacity"
"fiducial power"

{adj: forgiving} inclined or able to forgive and show mercy
"a kindly forgiving nature"
"a forgiving embrace to the naughty child"
<-> unforgiving

{adj: formulary} of or relating to or of the nature of a formula

{adj: fundamental, profound} far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something
"the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"
"the book underwent fundamental changes"
"committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance"
"profound social changes"

{adj: fungible} of goods or commodities; freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation

{adj: gentle} having or showing a kindly or tender nature
"the gentle touch of her hand"
"her gentle manner was comforting"
"a gentle sensitive nature"
"gentle blue eyes"

{adj: good-natured} having an easygoing and cheerful disposition
"too good-natured to resent a little criticism"
"the good-natured policeman on our block"
"the sounds of good-natured play"
<-> ill-natured

{adj: grave, sedate, sober, solemn} dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
"a grave God-fearing man"
"a quiet sedate nature"
"as sober as a judge"
"a solemn promise"
"the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"

{adj: heterogeneous, heterogenous} consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
"the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"
<-> homogeneous

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