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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; arrive; arise • sweep: move (over or past something) quickly; pass swiftly over or across • a fresh wind: because it challenged an outdated idea and paved the way for the free expression of ideas • in its wake: following directly or close behind it; following as a consequence • The battle Darrow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 • Saxon: • trial by ordeal • ( 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • ordeals by fire and water or poison • Norman: • 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 of decision-making. • The jury deliberated four hours before bringing in a verdict. • 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 the occasion. • 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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