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英语习语谚语成语用法精粹 宗教神话类3-32 cast one’s bread upon the waters

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cast one’s bread upon the waters
【字面理解】将面包撒在水里
【英文解析】to act generously because one feels it is right and not because one expects a reward
【中文解析】做好事而不期望报答
【典型例句】① He is so kind and generous that he always casts his bread upon the waters.他很厚道、慷慨,总是做好事而不图报答。
② Joseph is casting his bread upon the waters, supporting Bob while he works on his novel.约瑟夫支持鲍勃写小 说,完全是出于好心,不图会得到什么回报,
【注释】源自《圣经_传道书》第11章第1节将你的面 包撒在水里,因为日久必能找得到。” (Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Ecclesiastes 11:1)这句话原意是要人们乐于助人、行 善,因为行善之人终归是会得到回报的。
 

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