A youngster who reads voraciously, though indiscriminately, does not necessarily gain in wisdom over the teenager who is more selective in his reading choices. A young man who has read the life story of every eminent athlete of the twentieth century, or a coed who has steeped herself in every social-protest novel she can get her hand on, may very well be learning all there is to know in a very limited area. But books are replete with many wonders that it is often discouraging to see bright young people limit their own experiences.
Sumber : Murray Bromberg, 1100 Words You Need to Know
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- Working day and night, I had a voracious appetite, perhaps a psychological reaction to the pressure.
- He was a conservationist, a wry observer of human behaviour, a voracious reader, a great storyteller, a fearless reviewer.
- So voracious is China’s appetite for the turtle that it has all but eradicated its own turtle population before turning to the export market.
- In the months leading up to moving to Bulgaria, I became a voracious reader of every item on the news agency wires referring to the country.
- Because of their voracious appetites, bats function as extremely effective and pesticide-free pest control.
- This was my first movie back at work, and I had such a voracious appetite for acting.
- It seem entirely fitting that his own voracious academic and literary activity should be rooted in a city that takes such an obvious pleasure in all that the mind and body can absorb.
- This situation is particularly unhappy because I am and always have been a voracious reader, getting through an average of two or more books a week.
- Patients chosen for this group were all voracious readers and enjoyed reading either science fiction or fantasy novels.
- I was a little disturbed that he had a voracious appetite for potato chips and would leave the empty wrappers all over the floor.
- Harnessing the voracious appetites of microorganisms could potentially provide an economical route to remediate contaminated soils.
- I am enormously impressed by the warm welcome you gave me, and by all your questions and your voracious enthusiasm.
- There has, in my opinion, never been an advertising medium with as voracious an appetite for new images and ideas as the internet.
- The method helps the cuckoo chick secure the food supply it needs to satisfy its voracious appetite.
- The titbits his own hunting skill provided were insignificant when set against his voracious appetite, and it was the duty of his parents to make up the difference.
- Hedgehogs have a voracious appetite for the birds’ eggs.
- He has a passion for movies and a voracious appetite for the genre.
- As predicted, we got enough judo on Japanese television to sate all but the most voracious appetites.
- As a three-year-old with a voracious appetite, he can easily down 15 mint brownies in one sitting.
- I also adore sleeping, and babies don’t seem to have the same voracious appetite for sleep I do.
- Moles have a voracious appetite and can eat 70-100 percent of their weight daily.
- With their voracious appetite for stored cereals and nuts, the red flour beetle and its kin cause millions of dollars of damage annually.
- A voracious reader, he is already into reading Tamil books, magazines and newspapers.
- Now steroids are used all the time in medicine, and they are very useful, but they give you the most voracious appetite.
- The combination of brisk weather and glacier hikes can stir a voracious appetite, and Argentina is a country of culinary delights.
- Rearing enough host insects to satisfy the predators’ voracious appetites, after all, doesn’t come cheap.
- Mostly, though, she collected books: not as a rare book collector, but rather as the voracious reader she was.
- Clearly, the choreographer’s wit and voracious appetite for movement continue to serve her well.
- There will never be another Pavarotti, he believes, never again that combination of angelic face, voracious appetite, and a voice to die for.