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before / formerly / previous / ago
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old variant of
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old variant of
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to use / by means of / according to / in order to / because of / at (a certain date or place)
to think (i.e. to take it to be true that ...) (Usually there is an implication that the notion is mistaken – except when expressing one's own current opinion.)
as well as / too / and
since (a previous event)
down to / up to / to such an extent as to ... / also written 以至於|以至于
in order to avoid / so as not to
in the past / formerly
so that / so as to / in order to
to such an extent as to / down to / up to
that level or higher / that amount or more / the above-mentioned / (used to indicate that one has completed one's remarks) That is all.
that level or lower / that amount or less / the following
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abbr. for Israel 以色列
apart from / other than / except for / external / outside of / on the other side of / beyond
within / less than
after / later / afterwards / following / later on / in the future
using the weak to defeat the strong (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
to the west of (suffix)
with this / thereby / thus / because of this
to the east of (suffix)
to guard against the unexpected (idiom); just in case / prepared for any eventualities
down to / up to / to the extent that...
(so as) to avoid / to prevent / (just) in case
to the south of (suffix)
to the north of (suffix)
in order to / hoping to / attempting to / waiting for
to set an example (idiom); to serve as a model
to learn from history (idiom)
in order to
and so on / in a similar fashion
a tooth for a tooth (retaliation)
by way of / to serve as
lit. to strike a stone with egg (idiom); to attempt the impossible / to invite disaster by overreaching oneself
an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth (idiom) / fig. to use the enemy's methods against him / to give sb a taste of his own medicine
to judge sb by appearances (idiom)
(lit.) to take a part for the whole / to generalize
to spread falsehoods / to increasingly distort the truth / to pile errors on top of errors (idiom)
to use one's position for personal gain (idiom)
to bathe one's face in tears (idiom)
to wait at one's ease for the exhausted enemy / to nurture one's strength and bide one's time (idiom)
using the few to defeat the many (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
to return good for evil (idiom) / to requite evil with good
to use softness to conquer strength (idiom)
to cure ills with poison (TCM) / to fight evil with evil / set a thief to catch a thief / to fight fire with fire
to treat sb with due respect (idiom)
an eye for an eye (idiom); fig. to use the enemy's methods against him / to give sb a taste of his own medicine
(idiom) to warn against following bad examples; as a warning to others
to dedicate oneself to the cause of one's country (idiom)
to use one's neighbor as a drain / to shift one's problems onto others (idiom)
to use one's strength to bully the weak (idiom)
to provide work to relieve poverty
to replace one tyranny by another / to use violence against violence
to substitute one's words for the law (idiom); high-handedly putting one's orders above the law
to substitute one's words for the law and abuse power to crush it (idiom); completely lawless behavior / Might makes right.
Isaac (son of Abraham)
(idiom) to deal with varying circumstances by adhering to a basic principle
for the benefit of the reader
to challenge the law (idiom) / to knowingly violate the law
since (some point in the past)
to give one's heart to / to devote one's life to
lit. use sb's spear to attack his shield (idiom, derived from Han Feizi 韓非子|韩非子); turning a weapon against its owner / fig. to attack an opponent using his own devices / hoist with his own petard
so that / to the point that
Book of Ezra
to use violence to curb violence
Book of Esther
for the sake of / in order to
Ephraim (city)
to barter / barter
to control a key point is to be master of the situation (idiom)
to disrespect one's superiors / to offend one's elders
to name sth after a person / named after / eponymous
to reject a word because of the speaker (idiom, from Analects); to judge on preference between advisers rather than the merits of the case
to be prepared for accidents
debt nurtures more debt (idiom)
to number in the thousands
to remove sth that could be used as a pretext (idiom)
to use an opponent's own methods to obtain retribution (idiom, from Song dynasty neo-Confucianist Zhu Xi 朱熹) / to get revenge by playing sb back at his own game; to give sb a taste of his own medicine
Elijah (Old Testament prophet)
Eleazar (son of Eluid)
Eliakim (name, Hebrew: God will raise up) / Eliakim, servant of the Lord in Isaiah 22:20 / Eliakim, son of Abiud and father of Azor in Matthew 1:13
harmony is to be prized
Ethernet port
to succeed through failure / to achieve one's final aim despite apparent setback
to use foreigners to subdue foreigners (idiom); let the barbarians fight it out among themselves (traditional policy of successive dynasties) / Use Western science and technology to counter imperialist encroachment. (late Qing modernizing slogan)
to gauge the heart of a gentleman with one's own mean measure (idiom)
minor projects eclipse major ones (idiom)
Ephesus, city of ancient Greece
Epistle of St Paul to the Ephesians
Eluid (son of Achim)

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