《傲慢与偏见》内容简介:

小说讲述了Bennet一家五位千金的婚姻与爱情,表达了婚姻必须建立在爱情和经济两个基础上的婚姻观。傲慢而深情的达西先生成为小说塑造的一个经典形象。简奥斯丁的语言简练而幽默,反复品味,趣味无穷。

翻译例句:

...and endeavoured to put a stop to the exclamations of her mother and sisters...
为了尽力使母亲和妹妹们不要大惊小怪

词语解析:

endeavour:

1.n. 尽力,竭力; (尤指新的或创造性事物的)努力,尝试。an attempt to do something, especially something new or original.

名词短语:

do one's endeavour(s) 尽力,竭力 

make one's best endeavour(s) 尽最大努力,尽力,竭力

【例句】

His first endeavour in the field was wedding films.
他初涉这个领域时做的是婚礼摄影。

You should key up your endeavour to achieve sucess.
你应当通过进一步努力来取得成功。

She made no endeavour to help us.
她没有竭力帮助我们。

2.vt. 竭力做到,试图或力图(做某事);vi. 竭力;企图。attempt by employing effort

用法:endeavour to do sth. 尽力做某事 ;

【例句】

They are endeavouring to protect trade union rights.
他们在竭力捍卫工会的权利。

Endeavour to achieving your dream!
为了实现梦想而竭尽全力! 

英语中能够表示尽力做某事的词组有很多,我们非常熟悉有的try one's best,make effort to do 之外,还有:

take pains to do sth.

strive to do sth./for sth. 

strain every nerve to do sth.

汉译英:

1.我们力图避免那种有关喷油井的陈旧的、不切实际的计划。
We endeavour to avoid the old, romantic idea of a gusher

2.我们必须下功夫在群众中做细致的工作。
We must take pains to do meticulous work among the masses.

3.任何一个科学家,他们在收集资料的工作阶段都力争客观。
At the level of collecting data, all the scientists strive for objectivity.

4.他们设法获取公司赖以运转的资源。
They strive to retain access to the resources that make company tick.

5.就算在这最后关头,我们也要努力避免军事行动。
Even at this late stage, we want to strain every nerve to avoid military action.

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