2004年05月08日

The other woman took to their Bibles and hymnbooks, and looked as sour as verjuice over their reading

Brinkley’s book is history rescued from the sterility of the academic clerisy and made accessible to the general reader

2004年05月06日

Actress Beema says she world like to marry a man who is compassionate towards others, is neither a spendthrift nor a miser.


Quebec, the document points, is both poor and more spendthrift, which is a recipt for bankruptcy

I thought him as a kind of Autistic-savant — a man who had flashes of insight and brilliance. And he also had  a great spirit. 


The author, a self-claimed autistic savant, explains his motivation for the book on its back cover

2004年05月05日

Grandmother had a knack for foretelling the future, and her reputation as an extrodinarily sibyl increased with each correct prediction.

For Arbor day, the students helped clear out the blowdown from the severe winter storm, then they planted saplings to replace the trees that had been lost.

The defendant’s lawer is seeking to have the conviction expunged from his client’s criminal record

2004年05月04日

An abject person is one who is crushed and without hope.
Perhaps 90 percent of all the time, when you encounter this word it will be followd by the word poverty. Abject poverty is hopeless, desperate poverty. The phrase “abject poverty” is overused. Writers use it because they are too lazy to think of anything more novel.

Mike abhorred having avils dropped on his head.
Hating a people is almost friendly in comparison with abhorring him or her

Tom’s bad behavior was an aberration. So was Harry’s good behavior. That is, Tom was usually good and Harry was usually bad.
The chef of this restaurant is dreadful; the good meal we just had was an aberration.
A snowstorm in June is an aberration;snow doesn’t normally fall in June.