His opening section, a seemingly endless blow-by-blow account of Bill and Hillary Clinton in the 1970s, was like listening to the most fascinating tedious old man you'd ever heard.
Only Clinton could deliver such a dull text and make it work.
克林顿使的这一招就是“Killing you with details”，用细节杀死你。
In the spring of 1971 I met a girl.
The first time I saw her we were, appropriately enough, in a class on political and civil rights. She had thick blond hair, big glasses, wore no make up, and she had a sense of strength and self-possession that I found magnetic.
had a sense of ...
1. have a sense of: 意识到 | 有责任感
2. have a sense of betrayal: 有背叛的感觉 | 正在翻译 | 有一种背叛
3. Have a sense of harmony: 产生和谐感
1.I have a sense of completion.
2."We have a sense of inability to solve problems, " he added.
3.Most people who create OER sites have a sense of who they expect their users to be and what needs those users have.
After the class I followed her out, intending to introduce myself. I got close enough to touch her back, but I couldn’t do it. Somehow I knew this would not be just another tap on the shoulder, that I might be starting something I couldn’t stop.
And I saw her several more times in the next few days, but I still didn’t speak to her. Then one night I was in the law library talking to a classmate who wanted me to join the Yale Law Journal. He said it would guarantee me a job in a big firm or a clerkship with a federal judge. I really wasn’t interested, I just wanted to go home to Arkansas.
Then I saw the girl again, standing at the opposite end of that long room. Finally she was staring back at me, so I watched her. She closed her book, put it down and started walking toward me. She walked the whole length of the library, came up to me and said, “Look, if you’re going to keep staring at me, –and now I’m staring back – we at least ought to know each other’s name. I’m Hillary Rodham, who are you?”
I was so impressed and surprised that, whether you believe it or not, momentarily I was speechless.Finally, I sort of blurted out my name and we exchanged a few words and then she went away.
1. intend-to: 打算 | 打算到
2. Intend-to-Use: 以意向使用
3. Do you intend to make-up: 你打算补考吗
1.Li Jia-yao intend to 2008 to find an excellent package of the stud dog iron, this will complete the variety.
2.The report also said China's high-speed rail train fares expensive not to reduce the heavy spring pressure, in view of the fact that India does not intend to build high-speed rail by 2012.
3.Comex: I don't know if I'd want to do that- I've never had a job before and I don't know what it's like- and I intend to go back to college soon.
1. ought to: 应该 | 应当 | 理应 | 必然
2. Ought Parents to Gi: 父母应该给孩子零花钱吗
3. Ought he to go: 他该去吗
1.I think I ought to cut in on what they are doing.
2.You ought to be ashamed of your foolish behaviour.
3.You ought to be careful about this kind of feverish cold, it often kicks back when you think you are better.
Well, I didn’t join the Law Review, but I did leave that library with a whole new goal in mind.
A couple of days later, I saw her again. I remember, she was wearing a long, white, flowery skirt. And I went up to her and she said she was going to register for classes for the next term. And I said I’d go, too. And we stood in line and talked — you had to do that to register back then — and I thought I was doing pretty well until we got to the front of the line and the registrar looked up and said, “Bill, what are you doing here, you registered morning?”
I turned red and she laughed that big laugh of hers. And I thought, well, heck, since my cover’s been blown I just went ahead and asked her to take a walk down to the art museum.
take a walk down to
1.Why don't we take a walk down to the river?
2.I think Mom needs a little time alone right now, kids, let's take a walk down to the park.
3.I think Mom needs a little time alone right now, kids, let's take a walk down to the park.
We’ve been walking and talking and laughing together ever since. And we’ve done it in good times and bad, through joy and heartbreak. We cried together this morning on the news that our good friend and a lot of your good friend, Mark Weiner, passed away early this morning.
We’ve built up a lifetime of memories. After the first month and that first walk, I actually drove her home to Park Ridge, Illinois, to meet her family and see the town where she grew up, a perfect example of post World War II middle-class America, street after street of nice houses, great schools, good parks, a big public swimming pool, and almost all white.
I was trying to convince her to marry me.
I first proposed to her on a trip to Great Britain, the first time she had been overseas. And we were on the shoreline of this wonderful little lake, Lake Ennerdale. I asked her to marry me and she said I can’t do it.
1. built up: 逐渐获得 | 组合 | 逐渐建立 | 建立
2. built-up member: 组装件 | 装配部件 | 组合构件 | 组成构件
3. built-up broach: 组合拉刀
1.Starting bare-handed， you have built up so many steel plants. This is nothing short of miracles.
你们白手起家， 修建了这么多钢铁厂， 这简直是个奇迹。
vt . 说服；使确信，使信服
1. convince: 说服 | 使确信 | 使信服 | 使相信
2. Convince vt: 使确信
3. Convince customers: 说服客户
1.It requires a lot of talking to convince him.
2.But how do you convince someone to live this small?
3.But they have yet to convince everyone, especially people living in the area.
So in 1974 I went home to teach in the law school and Hillary moved to Massachusetts… to keep working on children’s issues.
Meanwhile, I was still trying to get her to marry me.
So the second time I tried a different tack. I said I really want you to marry me, but you shouldn’t do it.
And she smiled and looked at me, like, what is this boy up to? She said that is not a very good sales pitch. I said I know, but it’s true. And I meant it, it was true.
I said I know most of the young Democrats our age who want to go into politics, they mean well and they speak well, but none of them is as good as you are at actually doing things to make positive changes in people’s lives.
So I suggested she go home to Illinois or move to New York and look for a chance to run for office. She just laughed and said, “are you out of you mind, nobody would ever vote for me.”
So I finally got her to visit me in Arkansas. And when she did, the people at the law school were so impressed they offered a teaching position. And she decided to take a huge chance. She moved to a strange place, more rural, more culturally conservative than any place she had ever been.
And one day I was driving her to the airport to fly back to Chicago. When we passed this little brick house that had a for sale sign on it, she said, “boy, that’s a pretty house.” It had 1,100 square feet, an atticfan and no air conditioner in hot Arkansas, and a screened-in porch.
Hillary commented on what a uniquely designed and beautiful house it was. So I took a big chance. I bought the house. My mortgage was $175 a month.
When she came back, I picked up her up and I said, “you remember that house you liked” She said yeah. I said, “while you were gone I bought it, you have to marry me now.”
The third time was the charm.
1. up to: 直到 | 多达 | Up to | À quelque chose près
2. speed up efforts to: 加快努力 | 加快尽力
3. catch up time to: 追诉时间
1.The drunkard rolled up to me.
2.What are they up to?
3.He edged up to her.
1. run for: 竞选 | 追查 | 让 | 匆匆去取
2. Run Fast for iPad: 跑的快
3. run errands for somebody: 为某人跑腿
1.Don't run for time or distance.
2.Log of the audit types run for each audit.
3.I run for many reasons, but two of the most important are my daughter and son.
1. sign on: 签约受雇用 | 签约雇用 | 签约任用 | 开始
2. sign-on: 登记 | 登录 | 符号开始 | 开始指令
3. sign off on: 赞同
1.Once you sign on the dotted line there's no room for negotiation.
2.With one swipe, I can sign on electronic screen, get rid of paper completely.
3.Put up a sign on your desk that says “Action”. Make this your mentality throughout the day.