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a spell of 一段时间 Despite a spell of initial optimism in the 1960s and 1970s when… 虽然一开始在20世界60年代和70年代有过一段乐观的时期………
as yet 到现在为止；迄今 The plan, as yet, only exists in embryonic form. 这个计划迄今为止还只是在酝酿之中。
at all events 不管怎样/无论如何 I have to find him at all events；不管怎样，我都要找到他He is not clever, but at all events he works well. =at any rate/at all cost. At any rate the task must be fulfilled. 无论如何，任务总得完成。=on all accounts
on account of 基于/由于 The President declined to deliver the speech himself, on account of a sore throat 总统因嗓子不适而婉拒了亲自讲话。
at your disposal 由某人支配 If I can be of service, I am at your disposal. 如果我可以效劳的话，敬请吩咐。Do you have this information at your disposal? 你对这个情况有所了解吗？
a flash in the plan 昙花一现（的人/物）Someone or something whose success or popularity is short-lived. The band was just a flash in the pan with one hit in 2003. With only one hit song, it was obvious that the young pop star was going to be just another flash in the pan. The new startup created a lot of buzz, but it ended up being just another flash in the pan, out of business after just two years.
agreed account of 共识 Actually, it isn’t, because it assumes that there is an agreed account of human rights, which is something the world does … 事实上这种提问并不能把问题讲清楚，因为它是以人们对人权的共同认识为假设的，而这种共同认识并不存在。
akin to 类似于 What he felt was more akin to pity than love. 他感受到的更像怜悯，而不是爱。Listening to his life story is akin to reading a good adventure novel. 听他的人生故事犹如阅读一本精彩的冒险小说。
coincide with 一致；同时发生 The strike was timed to coincide with the party conference. 那次罢工选择在召开政党大会的同一时间举行。
dedicate to 把时间/精力致力于…. to后+名词/动名词 We dedicate to providing quality auto rental service to you! 专业致力为广大的尊贵客户提供全面优良的租车服务。
embark on 着手做… Redundancy is the spur for many to embark on new careers. 裁员促使很多人开始从事新事业。
a train of 一系列… It opens up a train of thoughts for clinical treatment. 这一结果为临床治疗拓宽了思路。
deprived adj. suffering a severe and damaging lack of basic material and cultural benefits. a deprived childhood/background/area 贫穷的童年 / 出身 / 地区 = disadvantaged · underprivileged · poverty-stricken · impoverished · poor · destitute · needy badly off deprived areas of the city.
They deprived (v.) him of food and drink.
advent 出现 Since the advent of jet aircraft, travel has been accelerated. 自喷气式飞机出现以来，旅行的速度得到提高。
hatch 孵化，策划 Have you been hatching up a deal with her? 你是不是在和她密谋什么交易？Ten chicks hatched this morning. 今早有十只小鸡出壳了。The eggs quickly hatch into larvae. 虫卵很快孵化成幼虫。= incubate The birds returned to their nests and continued to incubate the eggs. 鸟儿回到巢里继续孵卵。incubator (体弱或早产婴儿) 恒温箱; 孵化器
graze 喂草 放牧 Sheep were grazing in the fields. 羊在野地里吃草 The vast area not far away is the fields on which they used to graze. 不远处那片广阔的田地就是他们曾经放牧的地方。The land is used by local people to graze their animals. 这块地当地人用来放牧。=browse The sheep are browsing on the hillside. 羊群正在山坡上吃草。The camels browsed on the trees. 骆驼吃树的枝叶。
impose 强加 This system imposes additional financial burdens on many people. 这个制度给很多人增加了额外的经济负担。If you impose something on people, you use your authority to force them to accept it. Britain imposed fines on airlines which bring in passengers without proper papers… 英国会对运载证件不齐全的乘客进入国内的航空公司课以罚款。