2012년 9월 5일 수요일

Dic: strain (as a particular quality)

■ WAY OF SAYING SOMETHING】[singular] formal. △an amount of a feeling that you can see in the way someone speaks, writes, paints etc

  • a strain of bitterness in Young's later work.
■  You can use strain to refer to a particular quality in someone's character, remarks, or work.
  • There was a strain of bitterness in his voice
  • this cynical strain in the book.

  1. 7(a). The tone, tenor, or substance of a verbal utterance or of a particular action or behavior: spoke in a passionate strain.
  2. 7(b). A prevailing quality, as of attitude or behavior.
..... LDOCE, COBUILD, The American Heritage

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