moratorium

n.(行动或活动的)暂停,中止


音标:/ˌmɒrə'tɔːrɪəm/

英文释义:

A moratorium on a particular activity or process is the stopping of it for a fixed period of time, usually as a result of an official agreement.

例句:

①The House voted to impose a one-year moratorium on nuclear testing.

众议院投票表决将核试验暂停一年。

②The government has called for a moratorium on weapons testing.

政府已要求暂停武器试验。

③Japan decided to resume whaling last week after a year long moratorium .

经过一年的暂停日本决定恢复捕鲸。

(大家要注意,这个词一般用在比较正式的场合,一般是在“政府”“官方”为主语的语境下哦~)

《经济学人》一篇关于死刑是否应该被废止的文章 Final throes 也出现了这个表达:
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drown out

盖过,淹没(声音)


英英释义:

To prevent a sound from being heard by making a louder noise.

例句:

Both the speaker and his speech were drowned out by the disapproval of the crowd.

演讲者的话被人群中发出的反对声所淹没。

Matt Haig的新书 The Midnight Library 也出现了这个表达:
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乔布斯也说过一句很著名的话:

Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out you own inner voice.

就告诉我们要听从自己内心的真实想法,不要被别人的观点所左右。
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