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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)
so that / so as to / in order to
in order to avoid / so as not to
in the past / formerly
to such an extent as to / down to / up to
down to / up to / to such an extent as to ... / also written 以至於|以至于
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abbr. for Israel 以色列
that level or lower / that amount or less / the following
that level or higher / that amount or more / the above-mentioned / (used to indicate that one has completed one's remarks) That is all.
after / later / afterwards / following / later on / in the future
with this / thereby / thus / because of this
(so as) to avoid / to prevent / (just) in case
apart from / other than / except for / external / outside of / on the other side of / beyond
to regard as / to treat as
down to / up to / to the extent that...
within / less than
to the east of (suffix)
in order to
in order to / hoping to / attempting to / waiting for
and so on / in a similar fashion
to the west of (suffix)
to set an example (idiom); to serve as a model
Israeli soldiers
for the sake of / in order to
to the north of (suffix)
to give one's heart to / to devote one's life to
to use one's position for personal gain (idiom)
so that / to the point that
by way of / to serve as
harmony is to be prized
to guard against the unexpected (idiom); just in case / prepared for any eventualities
to learn from history (idiom)
to succeed through failure / to achieve one's final aim despite apparent setback
to cure ills with poison (TCM) / to fight evil with evil / set a thief to catch a thief / to fight fire with fire
to the south of (suffix)
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
a tooth for a tooth (retaliation)
to judge sb by appearances (idiom)
Elijah (Old Testament prophet)
Isaac (son of Abraham)
to spread falsehoods / to increasingly distort the truth / to pile errors on top of errors (idiom)
lit. to strike a stone with egg (idiom); to attempt the impossible / to invite disaster by overreaching oneself
"drugs serving to nourish doctors", perceived problem in PRC medical practice
(lit.) to take a part for the whole / to generalize
Book of Isaiah
Ephesus, city of ancient Greece
to disrespect one's superiors / to offend one's elders
to bathe one's face in tears (idiom)
using the weak to defeat the strong (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
to challenge the law (idiom) / to knowingly violate the law
to treat sb with due respect (idiom)
to wait at one's ease for the exhausted enemy / to nurture one's strength and bide one's time (idiom)
to return good for evil (idiom) / to requite evil with good
Esther (name)
to be prepared for accidents
in order to warn against following bad examples (idiom) / as a warning to others
Eluid (son of Achim)
Book of Ezekiel
using the few to defeat the many (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
Israelite / Israeli
to abuse power to crush the law
to use violence to curb violence
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 reject a word because of the speaker (idiom, from Analects); to judge on preference between advisers rather than the merits of the case
to use softness to conquer strength (idiom)
to provide work to relieve poverty
for the benefit of the reader
to number in the thousands
to use one's neighbor as a drain / to shift one's problems onto others (idiom)
to dedicate oneself to the cause of one's country (idiom)
to use one's strength to bully the weak (idiom)
forced labor to repay a debt
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
to repay kindness with kindness, and repay enmity with justice (idiom, from Analects)
Book of Esther
debt nurtures more debt (idiom)
regarding oneself as number one in terms of leadership, seniority or status
to serve as a warning (idiom)
to let correct ideology guide practical work (idiom)
Ethernet port
to substitute one's words for the law (idiom); high-handedly putting one's orders above the law
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
minor projects eclipse major ones (idiom)
to substitute one's words for the law and abuse power to crush it (idiom); completely lawless behavior / Might makes right.
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