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e.g. It is counterproductive to be too tough: it just makes the staff resentful.
e.g. Although the speaker overlooks certain circumstances in which undueskepticism might be counterproductive, and even harmful, on balance I agree thatwe should not passively accept whatever is passed off as fact; otherwise, human knowledge would never advance.
e.g. in the seminal state (在萌芽状态) seminal thoughts / seminal principle(基本原则)
e.g. a seminal book/poet / This experiment was to have a seminal influence on his own political development.
forgo v.放弃 (The choice to forgo his security is always available, although it might carry unpleasant consequence)
intuition n.直觉 (I will trust my strong intuition that free will is an essential part of our being as humans.)
e.g. Such action can be justified on the grounds of greater efficiency.
e.g. In the final analysis, government cannot philosophically justify assisting large cities for the purpose of either promoting or preserving the nation's cultural traditions; nor is government assistance necessary toward these ends.
resort to … 诉诸…
e.g. no necessity to resort to violent actions such as demonstration, riot or rebel.
hinge on … 以…为转移，靠…转动
e.g. The claim that society’s destiny hinges on how children are socialized, while appealing in some respects, is an over-statement at best.
at best 最多，充其量;以最乐观的观点来看
collaborate to …
e.g. For example, scientists, researchers, and even computer programmers must collaborate to establish common goals, coordinate efforts, and meet time lines.
lend some credence to … 提供支持
e.g. While our everyday experience might lend credence to this assertion.