There's one scene in Hollywood disaster movies I've always hated: Oblivious to death and chaos all around and at great peril to himself and others...
What does this headline – So much for Beckham as a voice for MLS (latimes.com, February 12, 2008) – mean?
In the debates, "human nature" and "human right" are frequently mentioned. In many cases, however, these two concepts are abused.
What does this sentence – The defendant denied that he had touched the computer, but his fingerprints on the keyboard gave the game away – mean?
Monday afternoon was a very special occasion. The three-minute silence of mourning was one of the most memorable moments of my life.
"Stand upright, China; Stand upright, Wenchuan!" and "Long live China!"
"That is just as well" is a piece of nitty-gritty English. Here, it means that's not bad at all or that's fortunate, considering the circumstances.
By that time, I could clearly feel the swaying of the building. It was gentle and rhythmic.