新视野大学英语朗读 第1册 Unit 10A:Language Point 14

发表时间:2014-02-27内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Language Point 14

Stand firmly for your convictions...(Para. 4)

stand for: 1. hold (an opinion); mean or believe (something such as a principle)

This decision goes against everything I stand for.

这一决定与我所主张的每一件事都格格不入。

2. accept or bear (something bad); bear with

I won't stand for any more of her bad manners; I shall ask her to leave my house.

我再也不能忍受她的粗鲁举止了,我要请她离开我的房子。

Why do you stand for such bad working conditions?

你们为什么去忍受这么差的工作条件?

3. represent

The letters PRC stand for the People's Republic of China.

PRC这三个字母代表中华人民共和国。

conviction: n. very strong opinion or belief (This word was learned in Unit 4 B.)

She will not go against her convictions.

她不会违背她的信念。

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