A.  Bespeak

 

1.  To speak; to address; to show; to indicate; 提出; 指示; 建議; 表示, 顯示

For example:  Everything about him bespeaks for him a man of great virtue. 

 

2.  To ask for in advance; to reserve beforehand; 提前要求; 預約, 預訂

For example:  It is better to bespeak a seat now, in case it gets sold out.

 

3.  To foretell; 預言

For example:  Conceitedness bespeaks failure.

 

 

 

B.  Hidden agenda

 

He is a sneaky man with a hidden agenda. 

他是個狡猾的人, 有用心, (另有所圖, 藏禍)

 

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