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brown study

五花八门的颜色除了用来形容色彩外,还能用来表示各种丰富的含义,比如,brown 是深褐色,brown sugar指红糖,brown ice表示糙米,而今天要向大家介绍的brown study又是“幻想;沉思冥想”的意思。

Brown study最早出现在16世纪早期,当时,brown被当作gloomy的同义词来使用,意思是“阴暗的;阴郁的”,而study则表示“幻想;沉思”。Brown study最初只用来指“冥思苦想”,而到了今天,除“沉思”外,我们也常用brown study来指人的“幻想或空想状态”。

l tried to attract his attention, but he was in a brown study. (我试图吸引他的注意力,可是他陷入了沉思默想之中。)  


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