Five nine lets take this thing test the legality of it

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Unformatted text preview: l legislature is called the congress. • that denies the story of creation: that refuses to believe that all human beings are descended from Adam and Eve, who were created by God • deny: reject; refuse • The new law ... theory of evolution: • aim (at): point or direct towards some object, esp. with the intention of hitting it • squarely: directly • Cf. aim / direct / level / point / train • The central meaning shared by these verbs is to turn something in the direction of an intended goal or target. • aimed the camera at the guests • directing her eyes on the book • leveled criticism at the administration • pointing a finger at the suspect • trained the gun on/ upon the intruder • Para. Five-Nine • "Let's take this thing ... test the legality of it. ": • this thing: this matter, this problem; • here it refers to Scopes' teaching of evolution and hence his violation of the law, • "this thing" is an imprecise expression on the part of Rappelyea, but very common in spoken English • take to court: to start an action in a law court • legality: in keeping with a law, or a requirement of law • Let's accuse Scopes of teaching evolution and let the court decide whether he is breaking the law or not • • • • • • • 10. When I was indicted…in U. S. history: 1) indict: to charge (someone) formally with an offence in law 2) when I was indicted: when a formal accusation was made against me of breaking this law 3) least of all I: I, less than anyone else 4) anticipate: expect 5) snowball: grow rapidly in size or significance 6) I was the last one to expect that my case would grow (or develop) into one of the most famous trials in U. S. history. least of all 《《《《《《《《《《 • less than anyone/anything else • Nobody ought to complain; he least of all who has received so much kindness. • 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • not in the least (not at all) •...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2012 for the course ENGLISH 201 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '12 term at Shanghai University.

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