1. Much of human existence consists of efforts aimed at making sure that things don’t go wrong, fall apart, break down, or stop running until a decent interval has elapsed after their manufacture.
2. A single visit to a museum which displays artifacts used by simple preindustrial societies is sufficient to dispel the notion that quality is dependent on technology.
3. Although many items were obtained through barter and trade, the connection between producer and consumer still remained intimate, permanent, and caring.
4. A man is not likely to fashion a spear for himself whose point will fall off in mid flight; nor is a woman who weaves her own basket likely to make it out of rotted straw. Similarly, if one is sewing a parka for a husband who is about to go hunting for the family with the temperature at sixty below, all stitches will be perfect.
The harsh reality they could not evade dispelled all their romantic hopes for a rosy future.
Our sports meet will be postponed to next week because of the unpredictable weather.
Every visitor to this exhibition must show his / her identity card no matter who he / she is.
4.旧城中心的改造计划要得到市政府的批准。(be subject to)
The renovation plan for the old city centre is subject to the approval of the municipal government.
The experience of repeated setbacks and failures did not wither away his hopes.
E-mail is so quick and convenient in sending messages that it has already replaced traditional mail service to a large extent.
The sight of the Great Wall evoked a sense of wonder in him.