Unformatted text preview: ntence. The
debate in the court is compared to a storm
and the author follows through on the
metaphor: blew up; swept like a fresh
wind; its wake; climate • blow up: (of bad weather) start blowing;
• sweep: move (over or past something)
quickly; pass swiftly over or across
• a fresh wind: because it challenged an
outdated idea and paved the way for the
free expression of ideas • in its wake: following directly or close
behind it; following as a consequence
• The battle Darrow and Malone fought in
the little court in Dayton draw attention all
over the country. It brought changes in the
U.S. and paved the way for the spreading
of the concept that people should be
allowed to express their ideas freely.
Today free expression of ideas is
accepted by most people. primitive trial
• trial by ordeal
• ( 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • ordeals by fire and
water or poison
• 矛矛 / 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • trials by battle or duel The two opposing
lawyers fought a duel of
wits in the law court. deliberate/ponder:
• Both emphasize the slow, careful process of
weighing possibilities/ alternatives.
• deliberate: stresses the slowness, rational process
• The jury deliberated four hours before bringing in
• Jurors deliberated the fate of those charged.
• She deliberated over the menu. deliberate/ponder:
• ponder: stresses the weighing of possibilities and
points to the solemnity and difficulty of the
problem, to which there may be no solution.
• The Minister for Defense pondered the problem of
how to maintain national security without
compromising individual freedom.
• I pondered the question of what clothes to wear for
• She sat pondering over her problem. • cower (wince, shrink,
shrink from flinch)or action because
a person of alarm,
cowardice, servility, obsequiousness, cold, also
indicate a fearful and trembling recoil or drawing
back from danger, pain, extreme discomfort.
• antonyms: confront, face, carry off( to do /perform
easily, successfully), brazen out ( to face trouble/
blame with shameless daring)
• He cowered in frozen panic as the horses stampeded
towards him. • yokel
• (country bumpkin, hays...
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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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