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ラッセル英単語・英熟語


bachelor (n) [未婚男子,独身男子;学士]

* bachelorhood (n):独身;独身生活;独身時代
The man, let us say, who loves chess, if he happens to be a bachelor with independent means, need not restrict his passion in any degree, whereas if he has a wife and children and no independent means, he will have to restrict it very severely.
[たとえば,チェス愛好家は,もしも彼がたまたま独身で,働かなくても暮らせるだけの資産があるなら,情熱をまったく制限する必要はない。一方,もし彼に妻子があって,働かなくては暮らせないのであれば,情熱を非常にきびしく制限しなければならない。]
 出典:ラッセル『幸福論』第章「大学

The youngest, who was a bachelor, was George Elliot, but was known to me as Uncle Doddy.
[一番下(最年少)は,独身のジョージ・エリオットで,私は彼をドッデイおじさんと呼んでいた。]
 出典:ラッセル『自伝』第1巻第1章幼少時代

Few men except bachelors have never quarrelled with their wives.
[独身者を除いて,妻と口喧嘩したことがない男性はほとんどいない。]
 出典:ラッセル『幸福論』第15章「非個人的興味

She holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University.
[彼女はバーバード大学の学士号を持っている。]
 出典:『キクタン TOEIC TEST SCORE 990』, 181.

He's a confirmed bachelor. (= He's unlikely to get married.
 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.

a man who has never been married: an eligible bachelor (= one that many people want to marry, especially because he is richi) bachelor .
 出典:Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English, 8th ed.