Journey in Life: "In the same breath" nghĩa là gì?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

"In the same breath" nghĩa là gì?

out of breath (hết cả hơi). Photo courtesy Lazurite.

'In the same (next) breath' nghĩa là nói một câu/nhận xét mà 2 ý trái ngược hẳn nhau (of a statement, immediately or almost immediately after something else has been stated, often something contradictory); vừa nói thế này, lại thế kia; nghĩa khác là đồng thời, một hơi, một mạch (= at the same time).

Ví dụ
The state BJP has condemned (lên án) the attack (vụ tấn công), but in the same breath held the organisers responsible.

Governor Dannel Malloy joined advocates and the legal team. He applauded the U.S. District Court ruling declaring the children’s separation from their parents unconstitutional (vi hiến), and in the same breath, made a suggestion to the federal government (chính quyền liên bang).

He may not be the easiest person to work for, yet the fruits of Bezos’s labour are evident in Amazon becoming not just a retail powerhouse, but gaining the more prestigious title of Silicon Valley tech leader, now mentioned in the same breath as Apple and Google (dare anyone who’s dropped paper books for the Kindle to bet that that’s not the future of reading).

Since the 2016 campaign Trump has forcefully rejected any suggestion of Russian support for his candidacy. After his electoral victory, which caught even Trump by surprise, the president reluctantly (miễn cưỡng) acknowledged (thừa nhận) Russian meddling (can thiệp) in the election (bầu cử) — the unanimous consensus (đồng thuận, nhất trí) of the intelligence community (cộng đồng tình báo) — while in the same breath suggesting other countries could be responsible.

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