Washington Irving (作家)

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“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.”

— Washington Irving, Author

「微小的人被恶运所驯服并压制,但伟大的人克服恶运。」– 华盛顿‧欧文 (作家)

  • tame (v.) 驯服,使顺从。例:The Prime Minister managed to tame the labor unions.。(总理成功的顺服了工会。) misfortune (n.) 不幸,恶运。例:The soldiers had the misfortune to be caught in the crossfire. (那些军人不幸身陷战火之中。) subdue (v.) 镇压,抑制。例:The school was criticized for trying to subdue individual expression. (该校被批评抑制个人意见的表达。) rise above 克服,不受影响。例:You have to rise above criticism. (你必须不受外界的批评所影响。)
  • 华盛顿‧欧文 (1783-1859) 是美国著名作家,作品有短篇故事、人物传记、历史纪录,他的书在全球热卖畅销。此外,他也担任过美国驻西班牙大使。

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