根据美国劳工统计局(Bureau of Labor Statistics)的数据，美国有40%的女性是家中的顶梁柱──也就是说，她们的收入比自己的丈夫要高。
I'm one of the 40% of American women, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, who are the breadwinners for their families, that is, we earn more than our husbands.
bread·win·ner /ˈbrɛdˌwɪnɚ/ noun
[count] : a person who earns money to support a family
▪ He had always been the (family) breadwinner.
美国国家眼科研究所（National Eye Institute）流行病学部副主任埃米莉•周（Emily Chew）说，“毫无疑问，眼睛一直是身体的窗户。”她补充说，“任何视觉发生变化的人……都应该马上看医生。”
'There's no question the eye has always been the window to the body,' says Emily Chew, deputy director of the epidemiology division at the National Eye Institute. She adds, 'Anybody with any visual changes . . . should be seeing someone right away.'
As commander of Apollo 11 in 1969, Mr. Armstrong punctuated his exploit with the memorable phrase, 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.'
punctuate something with something
1. to add a particular punctuation mark to a piece of writing. You have punctuated this ad with too many exclamation points. This letter is punctuated with dashes to emphasize the key points.
2. to add emphasis to one's speaking by adding phrases, exclamations, or other devices. Her comments were punctuated with a few choice swear words. Tom punctuated his address with a few choice comments about politicians
punc·tu·ate /ˈpʌŋktʃəˌweɪt/ verb
punc·tu·ates; punc·tu·at·ed; punc·tu·at·ing
[+ obj] 1: to use punctuation marks in (a piece of writing)
▪ Do you know how to punctuate a sentence correctly?▪ an improperly punctuated sentence
2: to interrupt or occur in (something) repeatedly — usually used as (be) punctuated▪ Her speech was punctuated by frequent applause.
A buyer has reportedly paid $61 million for an apartment perched in one of Hong Kong's loftiest neighborhoods, setting another stunning record in a city already known for its sky-high prices.
perch /ˈpɚtʃ/ verb
perch·es; perched; perch·ing
1 [no obj] : to sit on or be on something high or on something from which it is easy to fall — usually + on
▪ Birds often perch on the ledge outside my window.▪ People perched on the railing to get a better view.
▪ Their house perches on a rocky cliff.
2 [+ obj] : to put (someone or something) on something high or on something from which it is easy to fall
▪ People perched themselves on the railing [=people sat on the railing] to get a better view.— usually used as (be) perched
▪ He stood there in his coat, a small hat perched on/atop his head
▪ A bird was perched on the telephone wire.
▪ Their house is perched on a rocky cliff.
▪ The castle is perched high in/among the hills of Scotland.
lofty /ˈlɑ:fti/ adjective
[also more lofty; most lofty]
1literary: rising to a great height : very tall and impressive
▪ lofty redwood trees
▪ lofty buildings synonyms 1high
2: very high and good : deserving to be admired
▪ He set lofty goals for himself as a teacher
▪ lofty ideals/standards
3: showing the insulting attitude of people who think that they are better, smarter, or more important than other people
▪ The professor spoke with a lofty [=haughty] air.
▪ She showed a lofty disregard for their objections.
Research on self-enhancement shows that people who brag make a good first impression, but that it diminishes over time.