as it were
- (用以評斷自己用詞是否恰當, 指詞義接近而已)可以說; 在某種程度上
- 1. (用以評斷自己用詞是否恰當, 指詞義接近而已)可以說; 在某種程度上 She seemed very relaxed -- in her natural setting as it were. 她似乎十分悠然自得－－可以說是有自己隨遇而安的天地。 He'd been watching the water rising for two hours -- preparing to meet his destiny, as it were -- before help arrived. 他在獲救前的兩小時中, 一直眼看著水在上漲－－可謂準備聽天由命了。
- 照現狀看, 看樣子 We were hoping to have a holiday next week -- as it is, we may not be able to get away. 我們原來盼望著下星期放假－－看樣子走不了了。 I thought I might be transferred, but as it is, I shall have to look for a new job. 我以為我可能調動工作, 照目前情況看我得另找工作了。
- 不特意裝飾或改變; 保持原樣 The trousers are rather long, but I'll take them just as they are. 這條褲子有點兒長; 但我還是要了吧。 Tell her to come to the party (dressed) just as she is. 告訴她就像現在這樣(穿著)來參加聚會就行。
- (用以對某物質量不好表示歉意或貶抑)雖然質量不過如此; 盡管價值不過爾爾 You're welcome to join us for supper, such as it is -- we're only having soup and bread. 歡迎你和我們一起吃晚飯, 只是沒什麼好吃的－－只有湯和麵包。 He won't refuse to give you his help, such as it is. 盡管幫不了什麼大忙, 他不會拒絕幫助你的。
- 似乎...; 好像... It's as though he never listens to a word I say. 我說的話他從來都不聽。
- 似乎...; 好像... It's as if he never listens to a word I say. 我說的話他從來都不聽。
- 實事求是; 坦率而誠實 A child should learn to tell it as it is. 孩子應該學會實事求是地講話。
- 不顧; 儘管 I accept that he's old and frail; be that as it may, he's still a good politician. 我承認他年老體衰, 然而儘管如此, 他仍是優秀的政治家。
- 是明智的 It would be just as well to lock the door when you go out. 出去的時候最好還是鎖上門。
Scary as it is, it’s important for anyone to be able to speak in front of...會議桌旁的20個人還是在擠滿了千人的演講廳. Scary as it is的意思就等同於Although/Though it is...
.... Brady's assumption, based as it was on our prior cases, that a provision...prior cases" 前後加逗號. based as it was on our prior cases 意思是「照舊...
... had enough issues with respect as it is. 事實上她魯莽失禮夠頻繁的了。 as it is...一命吧。) 2013-11-27 23:23:46 補充： 看情況，as it is 中文有些情況翻譯成『已經』也通順。 英英字典...