Sure, we could (all) do without the typhones and earthquakes and blood-sucking mosquitoes, but overall, we humans have a pretty fantastic home.
do without (idom)
→ means：to handle or get along without something or someone
原句等同：we could survive or manage without the typhones and earthqakes and blood-sucking mosquitoes...
可以搭配can 使用 → can do without
1. My apartment is the right size and is located in a good neighborhood, but I could do without the noisy neighbors.
2. The food of the party was delicious and the music was lively, but I could have done without the silly games.
optimist (n) 樂觀的人
optimistic (adj) 樂觀的
looking on the bright side
往亮處看 → 往好處想
（但沒有人說"looking on the dark side"）
pessimist (n) 悲觀的人
pessimistic (adj) 悲觀的
Mandy scorched the sausage because she forgot yo turn it.
The ironing board was scorched badly.
The plant looked scorched after we left it out in the sun for days.
He fears that harm might befall his family if he tells the truth.
No matter what disaster befalls, we'll never leave you.
probe (n) 太空探測器
Teh probe was damaged when it landed on Mars.
probe (v) 刺探；調查；試探
The special agent was assigned to probe the international crime.
- May 14 Thu 2009 11:39