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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 the past / formerly
in order to avoid / so as not to
down to / up to / to such an extent as to ... / also written 以至於|以至于
to such an extent as to / down to / up to
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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
within / less than
with this / thereby / thus / because of this
apart from / other than / except for / external / outside of / on the other side of / beyond
(so as) to avoid / to prevent / (just) in case
down to / up to / to the extent that...
to regard as / to treat as
and so on / in a similar fashion
to the east of (suffix)
in order to / hoping to / attempting to / waiting for
to the south of (suffix)
in order to
to the north of (suffix)
to set an example (idiom); to serve as a model
to the west of (suffix)
to learn from history (idiom)
for the sake of / in order to
by way of / to serve as
to use violence to curb violence
Isaac (son of Abraham)
so that / to the point that
Israelite / Israeli
to use one's position for personal gain (idiom)
a tooth for a tooth (retaliation)
to judge sb by appearances (idiom)
to guard against the unexpected (idiom); just in case / prepared for any eventualities
to give one's heart to / to devote one's life to
(lit.) to take a part for the whole / to generalize
harmony is to be prized
Book of Esther
Ephraim (city)
to use softness to conquer strength (idiom)
Esther (name)
using the few to defeat the many (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
Ephesus, city of ancient Greece
Israeli soldiers
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 spread falsehoods / to increasingly distort the truth / to pile errors on top of errors (idiom)
Ethernet port
to cure ills with poison (TCM) / to fight evil with evil / set a thief to catch a thief / to fight fire with fire
to challenge the law (idiom) / to knowingly violate the law
to bathe one's face in tears (idiom)
to provide work to relieve poverty
to return good for evil (idiom) / to requite evil with good
using the weak to defeat the strong (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
in the proper order / the following
to wait at one's ease for the exhausted enemy / to nurture one's strength and bide one's time (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
Book of Isaiah
to treat sb with due respect (idiom)
"drugs serving to nourish doctors", perceived problem in PRC medical practice
for the benefit of the reader
to succeed through failure / to achieve one's final aim despite apparent setback
an eye for an eye (idiom); fig. to use the enemy's methods against him / to give sb a taste of his own medicine
lit. to strike a stone with egg (idiom); to attempt the impossible / to invite disaster by overreaching oneself
Elijah (Old Testament prophet)
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 abuse power to crush the law
to give one's body for the nation (idiom); to spend one's whole life in the service of the country
Book of Ezra
Book of Ezekiel
to use one's neighbor as a drain / to shift one's problems onto others (idiom)
in order to warn against following bad examples (idiom) / as a warning to others
to disrespect one's superiors / to offend one's elders
debt nurtures more debt (idiom)
to control a key point is to be master of the situation (idiom)
to dedicate oneself to the cause of one's country (idiom)
to use one's strength to bully the weak (idiom)
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 substitute one's words for the law (idiom); high-handedly putting one's orders above the law
minor projects eclipse major ones (idiom)
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 be prepared for accidents
to substitute one's words for the law and abuse power to crush it (idiom); completely lawless behavior / Might makes right.
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
to replace one tyranny by another / to use violence against violence
to let correct ideology guide practical work (idiom)

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