let alone

let alone

释义:“更不用说”,一种表示递进关系的否定。暗含的逻辑是,条件在某个更为宽泛的前提下都不能成立,在更具有限制性的前提下自然更不可能。在留学文书中,可以用这个短语描述自己的困境用以在最后烘托努力。

例句:
The eyes surprised her. She'd never expected to see them so close to her own, let alone feel them burning into her with such focused intensity.
By now, even the most hard-core, old-school doctors recognize that emotions are present in medicine at every level, but the consideration of them rarely makes it into medical school curriculums, let alone professional charters.

同义词:not to mention*

*一般只接名词性成分(包括动名词)

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陈 欣

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