1、mono- + lith-.
- monolith: see lithograph
- monolith (n.)
- "column consisting of a single large block of stone," 1848, from French monolithe (16c.), from Latin monolithus (adj.) "consisting of a single stone," from Greek monolithos "made of one stone," from monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + lithos "stone." Transferred and figurative use is from 1934.
- 1. A deal between the two powerful institutions would have created a banking monolith.
- 2. The monolith, he suggested, was doomed by the tides of history.
- 他指出, 铁板一块的观念是注定要被历史的潮流所淹没的.
- 3. The imposing monolith of totalitarian states often obscures their latent weaknesses.
- 4. The monolith will gradually be destroyed by these pellets and break down.
- 5. The kind of waiting, of a monolith, that wears out time.
- 等待的时候, 一块石头的沉重般的心情, 那磨损人的时间.
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