- [C]英里 a unit for measuring length
a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters
a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
a large distance;
"he missed by a mile"
a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)
a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile
an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km
a footrace extending one mile;
"he holds the record in the mile"
- My son hoofs a mile to school each day.
- It's not less than a mile to the station.
- He had come up from deep down in the water as the dark cloud of blood had settled and dispersed in the mile deep sea.
- He wants to better his record for running the mile.
- I dismissed the carriage and walked the last mile.
- He swam a mile yesterday.
- If we go by this road, we can save half a mile.
- The city covered ten square miles.
- Twenty miles is a long distance.
二十英里很远。1500 square miles of area has/have been flooded.1500多平方公里的土地被洪水淹没。
- Many square miles of land in this low-lying country have been reclaimed from the sea.
- You were driving at ninety miles an hour. Have anything to say for yourself?
- I run five miles every day.
- We had to walk three miles to the church, where he preached.
- The soldiers plunged into action although they had just marched 20 miles.
- They marched ten miles with nothing to eat.
- She makes nothing of walking five or ten miles a day.
- He logged 800 miles in the first ten days at sea.
- She lives about ten miles from my house.
- They extended the road for three more miles.
- The waterfall may be heard at a distance of two miles.
- How far is it from here to Nottinggham?—Twenty miles as the crow flies.
- We judged the distance to be about 4 miles.
- The driver was told to ease the car down to 20 miles an hour on that curve.
- We had less than three miles to go.
- My bike has carried me 300 miles.
- You may call it ten miles from here to the seaside.
- I want to cover 100 miles before it gets dark.
- They covered 120 miles in a single night.
- He was cornering at 60 miles an hour.
- The road continues in a straight line for five miles.
- We approximated the distance at three miles.
- Believe it or not, he walked 12 miles to get help for you.
- After we had gone a few miles one of us had to fall out as a result of a sprained ankle.
- When we were only a few miles from our destination the petrol gave out.
- The waste is carried hundreds of miles by the wind.
- First,I am training hard now swimming seven and a half miles a day. Prior to that time I also kept physically fit by training moderately hard.
- The railway line follows the river for several miles.
- The river Thames discharges itself into the sea some miles east of London.
- We drove some miles out into the country.
- He ran himself out in the first mile.
- The champion lapped him at the mile.
- The little red car ate up the soggy miles.
- They walked for miles without seeing a house.
- After tramping for miles through the forest, we finally struck the road.
- The earthquake jarred the city and the surrounding countryside for miles.
- The countryside opens out beyond those trees, and you can see for miles.
- The river broke through its banks, and flooded the country for many miles around .
- I asked him why he had come all the miles from wherever he had come.
- This river empties itself into the ocean many miles away.
- The husband is miles away from the wife.
- She's feeling miles better today.
- A stone guidepost advised him that Gaza was still eight miles distant.
- miss by a mile
失误极大 have a lots of mistakes
- not a hundred〔million〕 miles from
离…不远 not a long distance
- talk a mile a minute
滔滔不绝地说 talk with excessive enthusiasm; express unpleasantly foolish and insincere admiration for sb/sth
- cover miles in one hour 一小时走完…英里
- do miles in one hour 一小时走完…英里
- make about four miles an hour 一小时能走四英里
- travel... miles a day 日行…英里
- mile stone 里程碑
I should have thought he'd be miles better than no one.出自： E. M. Delafield
She was on the scrounge...You could spot it a mile off.出自： J. Porter
People will run a mile when faced with an..American wanting to talk.出自：Independent
- run a mile意思是“赶快避开,飞快地跑掉”。
误 Five miles are the greatest distance I can walk.
正 Five miles is the greatest distance I can walk.
误 You can tell he's a detective a mile away .
正 You can tell he's a detective a mile off.听见我的话了吗?——对不起,没有,刚才我走神了。
误 Did you hear me?—No, sorry,I was miles off.
正 Did you hear me?—No, sorry,I was miles away.
析 a mile off的意思是“在一英里以外,远距离之外一目了然地; 打老远就很容易…地”; miles away的意思是“在远的地方,心不在焉”。
- ☆ 直接源自拉丁语的milia，意为一千。