バートランド・ラッセル 英単語・熟語 d027

★ do without [dispense with なしですます]

Democracy is desirable, not because the ordinary voter has any political wisdom, but because any section of mankind which has a monopoly of power is sure to invent theories designed to prove that the rest of mankind had better do without the good things of life. This is one of the least amiable traits of human nature, but history shows that there is no adequate protection against it except the just distribution of political power throughout all classes and both sexes.

It is commonly supposed that all parents, except a few unnatural wretches, love their children. In theory, perhaps, they do, but in practice the love too often shows itself only in slaps and cross reproofs. Whatever the child does is wrong: he must not fidget, he must not roll down a grassy bank in the park. The only thing he may do without getting into trouble is to sit still and wish he were dead.

I cannot do without this dictionary even a day.
[ 私は1日もこの辞書なしではやっていけない。

I have'nt enough money to buy a car, so I'll just have to do without (one).
[ 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporay English, new ed.]

She can't do without a secretary. / If they can's get it to us in time, we'll just have to do without.
[ 出典:Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th ed.]

I can't do without my computer.
[ 出典:Kenkyusha's New College English-Japanese Dictionary, 6th ed.]