backwater

英 ['bækwɔːtə] 美 ['bækwɔtɚ]
  • n. 回水;死水;停滞不进的状态或地方
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backwater (n.)
late 14c., "water behind a dam," from back (adj.) + water (n.1). Hence flat water without a current near a flowing river, as in a mill race (1820); figurative use of this for any flat, dull place is from 1899.
1. Quebec remained a backwater until the 1960s.
魁北克直到20世纪60年代还是一片死气沉沉。

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2. Britain could become a political backwater with no serious influence in the world.
英国有变成在世界上没有真正影响力的政治死水之虞。

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3. It is a commonplace to say that Northern Ireland is a backwater in the modern Europe.
说北爱尔兰是现代欧洲死气沉沉的落后地区已是陈词滥调了。

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4. I find this town too much of a backwater.
我觉得这个城镇太闭塞.

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5. Life in a backwater of Southern Russia have began to grow weary for the Moscoweducated couple.
死气沉沉的俄国南部生活一定使这对在莫斯科受过高等教育的夫妇感到厌烦.

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