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  • Includes about 20,000 of the most common Russian words and about 60,000 illustrative phrases and examples. For each word, its grammatical and stylistic properties are indicated.

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to throw off the mask

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show one's true colors

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Но ему льстило, что этот незаурядный мальчик видит в нем друга, с которым можно сбросить маску прожженного циника - обычную защиту всякого юноши от скучного и нравоучительного мира взрослых.
But he was proud that this ambitious boy turned to him as a friend with whom he could drop the parboiled cynicism with which his kind protected themselves against a dull and extremely advisory adult world.
Льюис, Синклер / Кингсблад, потомок королейLewis, Sinclair / Kingsblood Royal
Kingsblood Royal
Lewis, Sinclair
© 2001 Random House, Inc.
Кингсблад, потомок королей
Льюис, Синклер
© "ЛЕНИЗДАТ", 1960
Генерал заметно смягчился — будто железную маску с лица сбросил.
The General departed with a face of cast iron.
Ле Гуин, Урсула / Четыре пути к прощениюLe Guin, Ursula / Four ways to Forgiveness
Four ways to Forgiveness
Le Guin, Ursula
© 1995 by Ursula K. Le Guin
Четыре пути к прощению
Ле Гуин, Урсула
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2008
© Перевод. И. Полоцк, О. Васант, О. Трофимов, В. Старожилец, 2008
© 1995 by Ursula K. Le Guin

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