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ラッセル英単語・熟語


as it were [as one might say, in a sort of way/いわば]
One of the worst features of nervous fatigue is that it acts as a sort of screen between a man and the outside world. Impressions reach him, as it were, muffled and muted; he no longer notices people except to be irritated by small tricks or mannerisms; he derives no pleasure from his meals or from the sunshine, but tends to become tensely concentrated upon a few objects and indifferent to all the rest.
[神経疲労の最悪の特徴の一つは,神経疲労は人と外界をへだてる一種のスクリーンの働きをすることである。さまざまな印象が,いわば,布につつまれ,音を消されて,彼のところに到達する。彼はもはや,ちょっとしたいたずらや気に障る他人の癖によっていらいらさせられる場合を除いて,他人に注意を払おうとはしない。食事からも日光からも,なんの喜びも引き出せず,ただ,2,3の事柄に関心が集中し,他のあらゆるものに無関心になる。
* lunatic asylums = psychiatric (mental) hospital
 出典:ラッセル『幸福論』第5章「疲労」]

In many ways, as it were, I lived in a bird cage.
[多くの意味において,私はいわば鳥籠に住んでいた。
 出典:『アナリシス英熟語3000 v.2.1』p.46]

He is, as it were, a modern Sherlock Holmes.
[ 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.]

Teachers must put the brakes on, as it were, when they notice students looking puzzled.
[ 出典:Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th ed.]