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1PC asked in 社會與文化語言 · 10 years ago

英文: “...reserve under fire..."

來源是下面這一篇報導

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/nyregion/26salon...

其中Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly給於Feris Jones的評價是: “her reserve under fire was matched only by her marksmanship.”

敢問什麼是 "someone's reserve under fire..."?

google字典查reserve (noun)其中有:

1. the quality that somebody has when they do not talk easily to other people about their ideas, feelings, etc. 內向;寡言少語;矜持

2. a feeling that you do not want to accept or agree to something, etc. until you are quite sure that it is all right to do so 謹慎;保留

看來這句是說:「她在槍林彈雨下的冷靜態度,只有她那槍法可以匹敵。」?

意指說「槍林彈雨下的她既冷靜又精準」?

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  • 10 years ago
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    給您參考:

    雖然這種用法並不常見,然而“Reserve”作名詞用的時候,含有“coolness or formality of manner; restraint, silence, or reticence”的意思。

    參考http://www.thefreedictionary.com/reserve。所以“Her reserve under fire…”就是如您所翻,“她在面臨槍擊的時候所表現的冷靜,,唯有她那精準的槍法可媲美。”

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