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that level or higher / that amount or more / the above-mentioned / (used to indicate that one has completed one's remarks) That is all.
as well as / too / and
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old variant of
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old variant of
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abbr. for Israel 以色列
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to use / by means of / according to / in order to / because of / at (a certain date or place)
after / later / afterwards / following / later on / in the future
that level or lower / that amount or less / the following
since (a previous event)
before / formerly / previous / ago
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.)
so that / so as to / in order to
within / less than
apart from / other than / except for / external / outside of / on the other side of / beyond
in order to avoid / so as not to
with this / thereby / thus / because of this
in the past / formerly
down to / up to / to the extent that...
in order to / hoping to / attempting to / waiting for
down to / up to / to such an extent as to ... / also written 以至於|以至于
to regard as / to treat as
and so on / in a similar fashion
(so as) to avoid / to prevent / (just) in case
to the south of (suffix)
to the east of (suffix)
to such an extent as to / down to / up to
to the north of (suffix)
to set an example (idiom); to serve as a model
to learn from history (idiom)
for the sake of / in order to
to use violence to curb violence
Isaac (son of Abraham)
in order to
so that / to the point that
Israelite / Israeli
to judge sb by appearances (idiom)
by way of / to serve as
Israeli soldiers
to guard against the unexpected (idiom); just in case / prepared for any eventualities
Book of Esther
Ephraim (city)
(lit.) to take a part for the whole / to generalize
debt nurtures more debt (idiom)
to wait at one's ease for the exhausted enemy / to nurture one's strength and bide one's time (idiom)
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 challenge the law (idiom) / to knowingly violate the law
to provide work to relieve poverty
to return good for evil (idiom) / to requite evil with good
to use one's position for personal gain (idiom)
to bathe one's face in tears (idiom)
a tooth for a tooth (retaliation)
Esther (name)
"drugs serving to nourish doctors", perceived problem in PRC medical practice
Ephesus, city of ancient Greece
to treat sb with due respect (idiom)
for the benefit of the reader
to give one's heart to / to devote one's life to
an eye for an eye (idiom); fig. to use the enemy's methods against him / to give sb a taste of his own medicine
harmony is to be prized
to reject a word because of the speaker (idiom, from Analects); to judge on preference between advisers rather than the merits of the case
Elijah (Old Testament prophet)
to barter / barter
to let correct ideology guide practical work (idiom)
to give one's body for the nation (idiom); to spend one's whole life in the service of the country
Book of Ezra
to use one's neighbor as a drain / to shift one's problems onto others (idiom)
to succeed through failure / to achieve one's final aim despite apparent setback
to control a key point is to be master of the situation (idiom)
to cure ills with poison (TCM) / to fight evil with evil / set a thief to catch a thief / to fight fire with fire
using the few to defeat the many (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
using the weak to defeat the strong (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
to dedicate oneself to the cause of one's country (idiom)
to use one's strength to bully the weak (idiom)
Book of Isaiah
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
to use softness to conquer strength (idiom)
lit. to strike a stone with egg (idiom); to attempt the impossible / to invite disaster by overreaching oneself
minor projects eclipse major ones (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
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
Book of Ezekiel
to number in the thousands
Eluid (son of Achim)
in order to warn against following bad examples (idiom) / as a warning to others
to demonstrate one's sincerity by dying
use Chinese collaborators to subdue the Chinese (imperialist policy)
in support or witness hereof (idiom)
to abuse power to crush the law

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