The Titanic collided with a floating iceberg.
The idea that the number "13" brings bad luck seems to be quite absurd to most Chinese people.
He was very ambitious to become a famous painter like Da Vinci.
vt. （构）想出；怀（胎） vi. （of）构想出；怀孕
Traditionally in China it is a shame for a girl to conceive a baby before she marries.
n. 效用，利益 v.使…产生效用，使…有价值
It hurt him a great deal that all he had done for her in the past few years was of no avail.
The writer dedicated his first novel to his wife.
Dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.
The children are diverted by the clown.
n. 选民；成分，组成 a. 组成的，构成的
Hydrogen and oxygen are the constituent parts of water.
v. 扩散，（使）弥漫；传播 a.（文章等）冗长的；弥漫的
The colors of the sunset were diffused across the sky.
We heighten our expectations as time goes by.
The manager was so drunk that his speech was barely intelligible.
The girl is always under the illusion that a Prince Charming will sweep her away on a white horse.
n. 脸红 v. 冲洗；脸红；赶出 a. （with）齐平的；充裕的，富裕的
The politician didn't flush with shame at all when he swore that he would devote himself to serving the people immediately after receiving bribery payments.
Adam and Eve were induced to eat the Forbidden Fruit by Satan.
The security guards are invariably ex-servicemen.
Cells must be magnified by a microscope several times before they can be seen.
vt. 使适应；（to, toward）使朝向 n. (the O-)东方
It took quite a long time for a freshman to orient himself.
It's pathetic to see her best friend sink so low.
A porch is an entrance covered by a roof outside the front door of a western house or church.
The two notes are similar, but subtle differences can still be found.
It's necessary for us to make a quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of the investment.
n. 被捕食的动物，捕获物；受害者 v. （on）捕食；折磨
He, with his simplicity and inexperience, was an easy prey for ambitious females.
Things in this war-ridden country will change under the new regime.
Jackie Chan's robust constitution and dignified appearance can attract a girl at the very first sight.
Some superstitious practices should be abolished as soon as possible.
When Andy Lau, a superstar, appeared on the stage, the fans gave him a spontaneous cheer.
The game terminated in a victory for the home team.
a. 无效的；缺乏的 n. 空虚感；真空，空白 vt. 使无效
Why do many rich people feel a void in their life since they are so well off?
The factory has fulfilled its production quota.
She betrayed her friends by breaking her promises.
At what time will the opening ceremony commence?
vt. 修订 n. (pl.)赔偿
The UN Charter has been amended since World War II and great improvement has been made.
It was almost doubtless that the Chinese Soccer Team would qualify for the final tournament of the World Cup to be held in Japan and Korea.
"The computer erased all of my work. What should I do?" "You have to start from scratch."
She was in a dilemma as to whether to stay at school or go to work.
Nowadays many species of wild animals are bound and constrained in the zoo, and ridiculously, only in this way can they survive.
Does the younger generation have a clear conception of what they want?
On the basis of the evidence we deduced that he was guilty, but the judge thought differently.
We really don't see why the superpower is so enthusiastic over the NMD.
His fire of life was extinguished bit by bit by the onset of the lovesickness.
Anger and haste hinder good counsel.
He's conscious that he has a formidable rival in this field.
The examiner was looking for imaginative answers.
An impassioned patriotic song reminded the old general of those war-ridden years.
To prevent the hooligans from England and Germany making trouble during the World Cup, they have intensified the police patrols along the streets and in the bowls.
a. 明显的，明了的 vt. 显示；使显现，使显露
The disease typically manifests itself in a high fever and chest pains.
His disloyalty irritated his wife, who resolutely left home.
Many naive girls wait for a film director to give them a chance to play a leading role and make a hit overnight.
The mysterious ancient oriental cultures have been appealing to the Westerners for ages.
vt. 使沉溺于；纵容 vi. （in）沉溺
The bitter taste of disappointed love made him indulge in his own daydreams.
Bill Clinton preceded George Bush,Jr., as President of the United States.
The man summoned as a witness was required to make an oath that what he would say was absolutely true.
Her heavy make-up and cheap scent repelled him.
To make our country strong and prosperous, the most important thing we should do is to maintain political stability.
vi. 作证，证明；（to）表明 vt. 证明
Can you testify that you saw the defendant at the crime scene?
War is a serious probability between the two traditional enemy states in the present state of affairs.
He went to the library in quest of classical novels before the summer vacation.
n. 轻蔑 vt. 轻蔑，鄙视；拒绝，不屑（做）
The younger generation in the new century scorns the traditional idea of virginity, which has aroused sociologists' concerns.
Her words stunned me—I had no idea she felt that way.
Some unclear and confusing road signs bewildered drivers and they even did not know where to make a U-turn.
El Nino has resulted in the abnormal weather in many parts of the world.
Never put the trivial above the important in doing anything.
A TV commercial described the taste of some chocolate as good as the perfect texture of silk.
The radio signal can be amplified.
Stop shouting! I can't hear Huang Jianxiang's commentary about the football match.
Your comment is quite concise and to the point.
The water that we have to drink and the air we have to breathe every day have been badly contaminated.
Born into a poor family, Li Jiacheng had endured many hardships imaginable before he finally became a famous entrepreneur.
He defied me to jump down.
vi. 变少，变小，降低 vt. 减少，减小，降低
The heat diminished after the heavy rain.
vt. 收养；促进 a. 收养的
People who cannot have a baby of their own sometimes foster a child.
n. 复制品 a. 复制的 vt. 复制；重复
Is this a duplicate or the original?
vt. 举起，吊起 n. 起重器械；举起
The sailors hoist the cargo onto the deck.
Her infectious laughter filled the room.
Qiong Yao made thousands of readers and audience, especially the female, crazy for her plaintive and touching novels and TV plays by manipulating her characters and plots to create interest.
Most inexperienced young people tend to hold extravagant hopes for the future.
Nowadays in a world full of material desires very few men can immerse themselves completely in research work in a true sense.
As a businessman, you must do everything to avoid jeopardizing your fortune by making bad investments.
I had intended to take her as my wife, but her nasty habits, her nasty mind, in addition to her nasty temper made me change my mind.