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    Emma 愛瑪 - Chapter 48
    文章來源:未知 文章作者:enread 發布時間:2021-03-20 01:42 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
    (單詞翻譯:雙擊或拖選)
    Till now that she was threatened with its loss, Emma had never known how much of her happiness depended on being first with Mr. Knightley, first in interest and affection.--Satisfied that it was so, and feeling it her due, she had enjoyed it without reflection; and only in the dread1 of being supplanted2, found how inexpressibly important it had been.--Long, very long, she felt she had been first; for, having no female connexions of his own, there had been only Isabella whose claims could be compared with hers, and she had always known exactly how far he loved and esteemed4 Isabella. She had herself been first with him for many years past. She had not deserved it; she had often been negligent5 or perverse6, slighting his advice, or even wilfully7 opposing him, insensible of half his merits, and quarrelling with him because he would not acknowledge her false and insolent9 estimate of her own--but still, from family attachment10 and habit, and thorough excellence11 of mind, he had loved her, and watched over her from a girl, with an endeavour to improve her, and an anxiety for her doing right, which no other creature had at all shared. In spite of all her faults, she knew she was dear to him; might she not say, very dear?-- When the suggestions of hope, however, which must follow here, presented themselves, she could not presume to indulge them. Harriet Smith might think herself not unworthy of being peculiarly, exclusively, passionately12 loved by Mr. Knightley. She could not. She could not flatter herself with any idea of blindness in his attachment to her. She had received a very recent proof of its impartiality13.-- How shocked had he been by her behaviour to Miss Bates! How directly, how strongly had he expressed himself to her on the subject!--Not too strongly for the offence--but far, far too strongly to issue from any feeling softer than upright justice and clear-sighted goodwill14.-- She had no hope, nothing to deserve the name of hope, that he could have that sort of affection for herself which was now in question; but there was a hope (at times a slight one, at times much stronger,) that Harriet might have deceived herself, and be overrating his regard for her.--Wish it she must, for his sake--be the consequence nothing to herself, but his remaining single all his life. Could she be secure of that, indeed, of his never marrying at all, she believed she should be perfectly15 satisfied.--Let him but continue the same Mr. Knightley to her and her father, the same Mr. Knightley to all the world; let Donwell and Hartfield lose none of their precious intercourse16 of friendship and confidence, and her peace would be fully8 secured.--Marriage, in fact, would not do for her. It would be incompatible17 with what she owed to her father, and with what she felt for him. Nothing should separate her from her father. She would not marry, even if she were asked by Mr. Knightley.
     
    It must be her ardent18 wish that Harriet might be disappointed; and she hoped, that when able to see them together again, she might at least be able to ascertain19 what the chances for it were.--She should see them henceforward with the closest observance; and wretchedly as she had hitherto misunderstood even those she was watching, she did not know how to admit that she could be blinded here.-- He was expected back every day. The power of observation would be soon given--frightfully soon it appeared when her thoughts were in one course. In the meanwhile, she resolved against seeing Harriet.-- It would do neither of them good, it would do the subject no good, to be talking of it farther.--She was resolved not to be convinced, as long as she could doubt, and yet had no authority for opposing Harriet's confidence. To talk would be only to irritate.--She wrote to her, therefore, kindly20, but decisively, to beg that she would not, at present, come to Hartfield; acknowledging it to be her conviction, that all farther confidential21 discussion of one topic had better be avoided; and hoping, that if a few days were allowed to pass before they met again, except in the company of others--she objected only to a tete-a-tete--they might be able to act as if they had forgotten the conversation of yesterday.--Harriet submitted, and approved, and was grateful.
     
    This point was just arranged, when a visitor arrived to tear Emma's thoughts a little from the one subject which had engrossed22 them, sleeping or waking, the last twenty-four hours--Mrs. Weston, who had been calling on her daughter-in-law elect, and took Hartfield in her way home, almost as much in duty to Emma as in pleasure to herself, to relate all the particulars of so interesting an interview.
     
    Mr. Weston had accompanied her to Mrs. Bates's, and gone through his share of this essential attention most handsomely; but she having then induced Miss Fairfax to join her in an airing, was now returned with much more to say, and much more to say with satisfaction, than a quarter of an hour spent in Mrs. Bates's parlour, with all the encumbrance23 of awkward feelings, could have afforded.
     
    A little curiosity Emma had; and she made the most of it while her friend related. Mrs. Weston had set off to pay the visit in a good deal of agitation24 herself; and in the first place had wished not to go at all at present, to be allowed merely to write to Miss Fairfax instead, and to defer25 this ceremonious call till a little time had passed, and Mr. Churchill could be reconciled to the engagement's becoming known; as, considering every thing, she thought such a visit could not be paid without leading to reports:-- but Mr. Weston had thought differently; he was extremely anxious to shew his approbation26 to Miss Fairfax and her family, and did not conceive that any suspicion could be excited by it; or if it were, that it would be of any consequence; for "such things," he observed, "always got about." Emma smiled, and felt that Mr. Weston had very good reason for saying so. They had gone, in short--and very great had been the evident distress27 and confusion of the lady. She had hardly been able to speak a word, and every look and action had shewn how deeply she was suffering from consciousness. The quiet, heart-felt satisfaction of the old lady, and the rapturous delight of her daughter--who proved even too joyous28 to talk as usual, had been a gratifying, yet almost an affecting, scene. They were both so truly respectable in their happiness, so disinterested29 in every sensation; thought so much of Jane; so much of every body, and so little of themselves, that every kindly feeling was at work for them. Miss Fairfax's recent illness had offered a fair plea for Mrs. Weston to invite her to an airing; she had drawn30 back and declined at first, but, on being pressed had yielded; and, in the course of their drive, Mrs. Weston had, by gentle encouragement, overcome so much of her embarrassment31, as to bring her to converse32 on the important subject. Apologies for her seemingly ungracious silence in their first reception, and the warmest expressions of the gratitude33 she was always feeling towards herself and Mr. Weston, must necessarily open the cause; but when these effusions were put by, they had talked a good deal of the present and of the future state of the engagement. Mrs. Weston was convinced that such conversation must be the greatest relief to her companion, pent up within her own mind as every thing had so long been, and was very much pleased with all that she had said on the subject.
     
    "On the misery34 of what she had suffered, during the concealment35 of so many months," continued Mrs. Weston, "she was energetic. This was one of her expressions. `I will not say, that since I entered into the engagement I have not had some happy moments; but I can say, that I have never known the blessing36 of one tranquil37 hour:'-- and the quivering lip, Emma, which uttered it, was an attestation38 that I felt at my heart."
     
    "Poor girl!" said Emma. "She thinks herself wrong, then, for having consented to a private engagement?"
     
    "Wrong! No one, I believe, can blame her more than she is disposed to blame herself. `The consequence,' said she, `has been a state of perpetual suffering to me; and so it ought. But after all the punishment that misconduct can bring, it is still not less misconduct. Pain is no expiation39. I never can be blameless. I have been acting40 contrary to all my sense of right; and the fortunate turn that every thing has taken, and the kindness I am now receiving, is what my conscience tells me ought not to be.' `Do not imagine, madam,' she continued, `that I was taught wrong. Do not let any reflection fall on the principles or the care of the friends who brought me up. The error has been all my own; and I do assure you that, with all the excuse that present circumstances may appear to give, I shall yet dread making the story known to Colonel Campbell.'"
     
    "Poor girl!" said Emma again. "She loves him then excessively, I suppose. It must have been from attachment only, that she could be led to form the engagement. Her affection must have overpowered her judgment41."
     
    "Yes, I have no doubt of her being extremely attached to him."
     
    "I am afraid," returned Emma, sighing, "that I must often have contributed to make her unhappy."
     
    "On your side, my love, it was very innocently done. But she probably had something of that in her thoughts, when alluding42 to the misunderstandings which he had given us hints of before. One natural consequence of the evil she had involved herself in," she said, "was that of making her unreasonable43. The consciousness of having done amiss, had exposed her to a thousand inquietudes, and made her captious44 and irritable45 to a degree that must have been-- that had been--hard for him to bear. `I did not make the allowances,' said she, `which I ought to have done, for his temper and spirits-- his delightful46 spirits, and that gaiety, that playfulness of disposition47, which, under any other circumstances, would, I am sure, have been as constantly bewitching to me, as they were at first.' She then began to speak of you, and of the great kindness you had shewn her during her illness; and with a blush which shewed me how it was all connected, desired me, whenever I had an opportunity, to thank you--I could not thank you too much--for every wish and every endeavour to do her good. She was sensible that you had never received any proper acknowledgment from herself."
     
    "If I did not know her to be happy now," said Emma, seriously, "which, in spite of every little drawback from her scrupulous48 conscience, she must be, I could not bear these thanks;--for, oh! Mrs. Weston, if there were an account drawn up of the evil and the good I have done Miss Fairfax!--Well (checking herself, and trying to be more lively), this is all to be forgotten. You are very kind to bring me these interesting particulars. They shew her to the greatest advantage. I am sure she is very good-- I hope she will be very happy. It is fit that the fortune should be on his side, for I think the merit will be all on hers."
     
    Such a conclusion could not pass unanswered by Mrs. Weston. She thought well of Frank in almost every respect; and, what was more, she loved him very much, and her defence was, therefore, earnest. She talked with a great deal of reason, and at least equal affection-- but she had too much to urge for Emma's attention; it was soon gone to Brunswick Square or to Donwell; she forgot to attempt to listen; and when Mrs. Weston ended with, "We have not yet had the letter we are so anxious for, you know, but I hope it will soon come," she was obliged to pause before she answered, and at last obliged to answer at random49, before she could at all recollect50 what letter it was which they were so anxious for.
     
    "Are you well, my Emma?" was Mrs. Weston's parting question.
     
    "Oh! perfectly. I am always well, you know. Be sure to give me intelligence of the letter as soon as possible."
     
    Mrs. Weston's communications furnished Emma with more food for unpleasant reflection, by increasing her esteem3 and compassion51, and her sense of past injustice52 towards Miss Fairfax. She bitterly regretted not having sought a closer acquaintance with her, and blushed for the envious53 feelings which had certainly been, in some measure, the cause. Had she followed Mr. Knightley's known wishes, in paying that attention to Miss Fairfax, which was every way her due; had she tried to know her better; had she done her part towards intimacy54; had she endeavoured to find a friend there instead of in Harriet Smith; she must, in all probability, have been spared from every pain which pressed on her now.--Birth, abilities, and education, had been equally marking one as an associate for her, to be received with gratitude; and the other--what was she?--Supposing even that they had never become intimate friends; that she had never been admitted into Miss Fairfax's confidence on this important matter-- which was most probable--still, in knowing her as she ought, and as she might, she must have been preserved from the abominable55 suspicions of an improper56 attachment to Mr. Dixon, which she had not only so foolishly fashioned and harboured herself, but had so unpardonably imparted; an idea which she greatly feared had been made a subject of material distress to the delicacy57 of Jane's feelings, by the levity58 or carelessness of Frank Churchill's. Of all the sources of evil surrounding the former, since her coming to Highbury, she was persuaded that she must herself have been the worst. She must have been a perpetual enemy. They never could have been all three together, without her having stabbed Jane Fairfax's peace in a thousand instances; and on Box Hill, perhaps, it had been the agony of a mind that would bear no more.
     
    The evening of this day was very long, and melancholy59, at Hartfield. The weather added what it could of gloom. A cold stormy rain set in, and nothing of July appeared but in the trees and shrubs60, which the wind was despoiling61, and the length of the day, which only made such cruel sights the longer visible.
     
    The weather affected62 Mr. Woodhouse, and he could only be kept tolerably comfortable by almost ceaseless attention on his daughter's side, and by exertions63 which had never cost her half so much before. It reminded her of their first forlorn tete-a-tete, on the evening of Mrs. Weston's wedding-day; but Mr. Knightley had walked in then, soon after tea, and dissipated every melancholy fancy. Alas64! such delightful proofs of Hartfield's attraction, as those sort of visits conveyed, might shortly be over. The picture which she had then drawn of the privations of the approaching winter, had proved erroneous; no friends had deserted65 them, no pleasures had been lost.--But her present forebodings she feared would experience no similar contradiction. The prospect66 before her now, was threatening to a degree that could not be entirely67 dispelled-- that might not be even partially68 brightened. If all took place that might take place among the circle of her friends, Hartfield must be comparatively deserted; and she left to cheer her father with the spirits only of ruined happiness.
     
    The child to be born at Randalls must be a tie there even dearer than herself; and Mrs. Weston's heart and time would be occupied by it. They should lose her; and, probably, in great measure, her husband also.--Frank Churchill would return among them no more; and Miss Fairfax, it was reasonable to suppose, would soon cease to belong to Highbury. They would be married, and settled either at or near Enscombe. All that were good would be withdrawn69; and if to these losses, the loss of Donwell were to be added, what would remain of cheerful or of rational society within their reach? Mr. Knightley to be no longer coming there for his evening comfort!-- No longer walking in at all hours, as if ever willing to change his own home for their's!--How was it to be endured? And if he were to be lost to them for Harriet's sake; if he were to be thought of hereafter, as finding in Harriet's society all that he wanted; if Harriet were to be the chosen, the first, the dearest, the friend, the wife to whom he looked for all the best blessings70 of existence; what could be increasing Emma's wretchedness but the reflection never far distant from her mind, that it had been all her own work?
     
    When it came to such a pitch as this, she was not able to refrain from a start, or a heavy sigh, or even from walking about the room for a few seconds--and the only source whence any thing like consolation71 or composure could be drawn, was in the resolution of her own better conduct, and the hope that, however inferior in spirit and gaiety might be the following and every future winter of her life to the past, it would yet find her more rational, more acquainted with herself, and leave her less to regret when it were gone.


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    1 dread Ekpz8     
    vt.擔憂,憂慮;懼怕,不敢;n.擔憂,畏懼
    參考例句:
    • We all dread to think what will happen if the company closes.我們都不敢去想一旦公司關門我們該怎么辦。
    • Her heart was relieved of its blankest dread.她極度恐懼的心理消除了。
    2 supplanted 1f49b5af2ffca79ca495527c840dffca     
    把…排擠掉,取代( supplant的過去式和過去分詞 )
    參考例句:
    • In most offices, the typewriter has now been supplanted by the computer. 當今許多辦公室里,打字機已被電腦取代。
    • The prime minister was supplanted by his rival. 首相被他的政敵趕下臺了。
    3 esteem imhyZ     
    n.尊敬,尊重;vt.尊重,敬重;把…看作
    參考例句:
    • I did not esteem him to be worthy of trust.我認為他不值得信賴。
    • The veteran worker ranks high in public love and esteem.那位老工人深受大伙的愛戴。
    4 esteemed ftyzcF     
    adj.受人尊敬的v.尊敬( esteem的過去式和過去分詞 );敬重;認為;以為
    參考例句:
    • The art of conversation is highly esteemed in France. 在法國十分尊重談話技巧。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • He esteemed that he understood what I had said. 他認為已經聽懂我說的意思了。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    5 negligent hjdyJ     
    adj.疏忽的;玩忽的;粗心大意的
    參考例句:
    • The committee heard that he had been negligent in his duty.委員會聽說他玩忽職守。
    • If the government is proved negligent,compensation will be payable.如果證明是政府的疏忽,就應支付賠償。
    6 perverse 53mzI     
    adj.剛愎的;堅持錯誤的,行為反常的
    參考例句:
    • It would be perverse to stop this healthy trend.阻止這種健康發展的趨勢是沒有道理的。
    • She gets a perverse satisfaction from making other people embarrassed.她有一種不正常的心態,以使別人難堪來取樂。
    7 wilfully dc475b177a1ec0b8bb110b1cc04cad7f     
    adv.任性固執地;蓄意地
    參考例句:
    • Don't wilfully cling to your reckless course. 不要一意孤行。 來自辭典例句
    • These missionaries even wilfully extended the extraterritoriality to Chinese converts and interfered in Chinese judicial authority. 這些傳教士還肆意將"治外法權"延伸至中國信徒,干涉司法。 來自漢英非文學 - 白皮書
    8 fully Gfuzd     
    adv.完全地,全部地,徹底地;充分地
    參考例句:
    • The doctor asked me to breathe in,then to breathe out fully.醫生讓我先吸氣,然后全部呼出。
    • They soon became fully integrated into the local community.他們很快就完全融入了當地人的圈子。
    9 insolent AbGzJ     
    adj.傲慢的,無理的
    參考例句:
    • His insolent manner really got my blood up.他那傲慢的態度把我的肺都氣炸了。
    • It was insolent of them to demand special treatment.他們要求給予特殊待遇,臉皮真厚。
    10 attachment POpy1     
    n.附屬物,附件;依戀;依附
    參考例句:
    • She has a great attachment to her sister.她十分依戀她的姐姐。
    • She's on attachment to the Ministry of Defense.她現在隸屬于國防部。
    11 excellence ZnhxM     
    n.優秀,杰出,(pl.)優點,美德
    參考例句:
    • His art has reached a high degree of excellence.他的藝術已達到爐火純青的地步。
    • My performance is far below excellence.我的表演離優秀還差得遠呢。
    12 passionately YmDzQ4     
    ad.熱烈地,激烈地
    參考例句:
    • She could hate as passionately as she could love. 她能恨得咬牙切齒,也能愛得一往情深。
    • He was passionately addicted to pop music. 他酷愛流行音樂。
    13 impartiality 5b49bb7ab0b3222fd7bf263721e2169d     
    n. 公平, 無私, 不偏
    參考例句:
    • He shows impartiality and detachment. 他表現得不偏不倚,超然事外。
    • Impartiality is essential to a judge. 公平是當法官所必需的。
    14 goodwill 4fuxm     
    n.善意,親善,信譽,聲譽
    參考例句:
    • His heart is full of goodwill to all men.他心里對所有人都充滿著愛心。
    • We paid £10,000 for the shop,and £2000 for its goodwill.我們用一萬英鎊買下了這家商店,兩千英鎊買下了它的信譽。
    15 perfectly 8Mzxb     
    adv.完美地,無可非議地,徹底地
    參考例句:
    • The witnesses were each perfectly certain of what they said.證人們個個對自己所說的話十分肯定。
    • Everything that we're doing is all perfectly above board.我們做的每件事情都是光明正大的。
    16 intercourse NbMzU     
    n.性交;交流,交往,交際
    參考例句:
    • The magazine becomes a cultural medium of intercourse between the two peoples.該雜志成為兩民族間文化交流的媒介。
    • There was close intercourse between them.他們過往很密。
    17 incompatible y8oxu     
    adj.不相容的,不協調的,不相配的
    參考例句:
    • His plan is incompatible with my intent.他的計劃與我的意圖不相符。
    • Speed and safety are not necessarily incompatible.速度和安全未必不相容。
    18 ardent yvjzd     
    adj.熱情的,熱烈的,強烈的,烈性的
    參考例句:
    • He's an ardent supporter of the local football team.他是本地足球隊的熱情支持者。
    • Ardent expectations were held by his parents for his college career.他父母對他的大學學習抱著殷切的期望。
    19 ascertain WNVyN     
    vt.發現,確定,查明,弄清
    參考例句:
    • It's difficult to ascertain the coal deposits.煤儲量很難探明。
    • We must ascertain the responsibility in light of different situtations.我們必須根據不同情況判定責任。
    20 kindly tpUzhQ     
    adj.和藹的,溫和的,爽快的;adv.溫和地,親切地
    參考例句:
    • Her neighbours spoke of her as kindly and hospitable.她的鄰居都說她和藹可親、熱情好客。
    • A shadow passed over the kindly face of the old woman.一道陰影掠過老太太慈祥的面孔。
    21 confidential MOKzA     
    adj.秘(機)密的,表示信任的,擔任機密工作的
    參考例句:
    • He refused to allow his secretary to handle confidential letters.他不讓秘書處理機密文件。
    • We have a confidential exchange of views.我們推心置腹地交換意見。
    22 engrossed 3t0zmb     
    adj.全神貫注的
    參考例句:
    • The student is engrossed in his book.這名學生正在專心致志地看書。
    • No one had ever been quite so engrossed in an evening paper.沒人會對一份晚報如此全神貫注。
    23 encumbrance A8YyP     
    n.妨礙物,累贅
    參考例句:
    • Only by overcoming our weaknesses can we advance without any encumbrance;only by uniting ourselves in our struggle can we be invincible.克服缺點才能輕裝前進,團結戰斗才能無往不勝。
    • Now I should be an encumbrance.現在我成為累贅了。
    24 agitation TN0zi     
    n.攪動;攪拌;鼓動,煽動
    參考例句:
    • Small shopkeepers carried on a long agitation against the big department stores.小店主們長期以來一直在煽動人們反對大型百貨商店。
    • These materials require constant agitation to keep them in suspension.這些藥劑要經常攪動以保持懸浮狀態。
    25 defer KnYzZ     
    vt.推遲,拖延;vi.(to)遵從,聽從,服從
    參考例句:
    • We wish to defer our decision until next week.我們希望推遲到下星期再作出決定。
    • We will defer to whatever the committee decides.我們遵從委員會作出的任何決定。
    26 approbation INMyt     
    n.稱贊;認可
    參考例句:
    • He tasted the wine of audience approbation.他嘗到了像酒般令人陶醉的聽眾贊許滋味。
    • The result has not met universal approbation.該結果尚未獲得普遍認同。
    27 distress 3llzX     
    n.苦惱,痛苦,不舒適;不幸;vt.使悲痛
    參考例句:
    • Nothing could alleviate his distress.什么都不能減輕他的痛苦。
    • Please don't distress yourself.請你不要憂愁了。
    28 joyous d3sxB     
    adj.充滿快樂的;令人高興的
    參考例句:
    • The lively dance heightened the joyous atmosphere of the scene.輕快的舞蹈給這場戲渲染了歡樂氣氛。
    • They conveyed the joyous news to us soon.他們把這一佳音很快地傳遞給我們。
    29 disinterested vu4z6s     
    adj.不關心的,不感興趣的
    參考例句:
    • He is impartial and disinterested.他公正無私。
    • He's always on the make,I have never known him do a disinterested action.他這個人一貫都是唯利是圖,我從來不知道他有什么無私的行動。
    30 drawn MuXzIi     
    v.拖,拉,拔出;adj.憔悴的,緊張的
    參考例句:
    • All the characters in the story are drawn from life.故事中的所有人物都取材于生活。
    • Her gaze was drawn irresistibly to the scene outside.她的目光禁不住被外面的風景所吸引。
    31 embarrassment fj9z8     
    n.尷尬;使人為難的人(事物);障礙;窘迫
    參考例句:
    • She could have died away with embarrassment.她窘迫得要死。
    • Coughing at a concert can be a real embarrassment.在音樂會上咳嗽真會使人難堪。
    32 converse 7ZwyI     
    vi.談話,談天,閑聊;adv.相反的,相反
    參考例句:
    • He can converse in three languages.他可以用3種語言談話。
    • I wanted to appear friendly and approachable but I think I gave the converse impression.我想顯得友好、平易近人些,卻發覺給人的印象恰恰相反。
    33 gratitude p6wyS     
    adj.感激,感謝
    參考例句:
    • I have expressed the depth of my gratitude to him.我向他表示了深切的謝意。
    • She could not help her tears of gratitude rolling down her face.她感激的淚珠禁不住沿著面頰流了下來。
    34 misery G10yi     
    n.痛苦,苦惱,苦難;悲慘的境遇,貧苦
    參考例句:
    • Business depression usually causes misery among the working class.商業不景氣常使工薪階層受苦。
    • He has rescued me from the mire of misery.他把我從苦海里救了出來。
    35 concealment AvYzx1     
    n.隱藏, 掩蓋,隱瞞
    參考例句:
    • the concealment of crime 對罪行的隱瞞
    • Stay in concealment until the danger has passed. 把自己藏起來,待危險過去后再出來。
    36 blessing UxDztJ     
    n.祈神賜福;禱告;祝福,祝愿
    參考例句:
    • The blessing was said in Hebrew.禱告用了希伯來語。
    • A double blessing has descended upon the house.雙喜臨門。
    37 tranquil UJGz0     
    adj. 安靜的, 寧靜的, 穩定的, 不變的
    參考例句:
    • The boy disturbed the tranquil surface of the pond with a stick. 那男孩用棍子打破了平靜的池面。
    • The tranquil beauty of the village scenery is unique. 這鄉村景色的寧靜是絕無僅有的。
    38 attestation fa087a97a79ce46bbb6243d8c4d26459     
    n.證詞
    參考例句:
    • According to clew, until pay treasure attestation the success. 按照提示,直到支付寶認證成功。 來自互聯網
    • Hongkong commercial college subdecanal. Specialty division of international attestation. 香港商學院副院長,國際認證專業培訓師。 來自互聯網
    39 expiation a80c49513e840be0ae3a8e585f1f2d7e     
    n.贖罪,補償
    參考例句:
    • 'served him right,'said Drouet afterward, even in view of her keen expiation of her error. “那是他活該,"這一場結束時杜洛埃說,盡管那個妻子已竭力要贖前愆。 來自英漢文學 - 嘉莉妹妹
    • Jesus made expiation for our sins on the cross. 耶穌在十字架上為我們贖了罪。 來自互聯網
    40 acting czRzoc     
    n.演戲,行為,假裝;adj.代理的,臨時的,演出用的
    參考例句:
    • Ignore her,she's just acting.別理她,她只是假裝的。
    • During the seventies,her acting career was in eclipse.在七十年代,她的表演生涯黯然失色。
    41 judgment e3xxC     
    n.審判;判斷力,識別力,看法,意見
    參考例句:
    • The chairman flatters himself on his judgment of people.主席自認為他審視人比別人高明。
    • He's a man of excellent judgment.他眼力過人。
    42 alluding ac37fbbc50fb32efa49891d205aa5a0a     
    提及,暗指( allude的現在分詞 )
    參考例句:
    • He didn't mention your name but I was sure he was alluding to you. 他沒提你的名字,但是我確信他是暗指你的。
    • But in fact I was alluding to my physical deficiencies. 可我實在是為自己的容貌寒心。
    43 unreasonable tjLwm     
    adj.不講道理的,不合情理的,過度的
    參考例句:
    • I know that they made the most unreasonable demands on you.我知道他們對你提出了最不合理的要求。
    • They spend an unreasonable amount of money on clothes.他們花在衣服上的錢太多了。
    44 captious wTjy2     
    adj.難討好的,吹毛求疵的
    參考例句:
    • There is no captious client but faulty product and service.沒有挑剔的客戶,只有不完善的產品和服務。
    • His criticisms were always captious and frivolous,never offering constructive suggestions.他的評論一向輕率并愛吹毛求疵,從不提出有建設性的建議。
    45 irritable LRuzn     
    adj.急躁的;過敏的;易怒的
    參考例句:
    • He gets irritable when he's got toothache.他牙一疼就很容易發脾氣。
    • Our teacher is an irritable old lady.She gets angry easily.我們的老師是位脾氣急躁的老太太。她很容易生氣。
    46 delightful 6xzxT     
    adj.令人高興的,使人快樂的
    參考例句:
    • We had a delightful time by the seashore last Sunday.上星期天我們在海濱玩得真痛快。
    • Peter played a delightful melody on his flute.彼得用笛子吹奏了一支歡快的曲子。
    47 disposition GljzO     
    n.性情,性格;意向,傾向;排列,部署
    參考例句:
    • He has made a good disposition of his property.他已對財產作了妥善處理。
    • He has a cheerful disposition.他性情開朗。
    48 scrupulous 6sayH     
    adj.審慎的,小心翼翼的,完全的,純粹的
    參考例句:
    • She is scrupulous to a degree.她非常謹慎。
    • Poets are not so scrupulous as you are.詩人并不像你那樣顧慮多。
    49 random HT9xd     
    adj.隨機的;任意的;n.偶然的(或隨便的)行動
    參考例句:
    • The list is arranged in a random order.名單排列不分先后。
    • On random inspection the meat was found to be bad.經抽查,發現肉變質了。
    50 recollect eUOxl     
    v.回憶,想起,記起,憶起,記得
    參考例句:
    • He tried to recollect things and drown himself in them.他極力回想過去的事情而沉浸于回憶之中。
    • She could not recollect being there.她回想不起曾經到過那兒。
    51 compassion 3q2zZ     
    n.同情,憐憫
    參考例句:
    • He could not help having compassion for the poor creature.他情不自禁地憐憫起那個可憐的人來。
    • Her heart was filled with compassion for the motherless children.她對于沒有母親的孩子們充滿了憐憫心。
    52 injustice O45yL     
    n.非正義,不公正,不公平,侵犯(別人的)權利
    參考例句:
    • They complained of injustice in the way they had been treated.他們抱怨受到不公平的對待。
    • All his life he has been struggling against injustice.他一生都在與不公正現象作斗爭。
    53 envious n8SyX     
    adj.嫉妒的,羨慕的
    參考例句:
    • I don't think I'm envious of your success.我想我并不嫉妒你的成功。
    • She is envious of Jane's good looks and covetous of her car.她既忌妒簡的美貌又垂涎她的汽車。
    54 intimacy z4Vxx     
    n.熟悉,親密,密切關系,親昵的言行
    參考例句:
    • His claims to an intimacy with the President are somewhat exaggerated.他聲稱自己與總統關系密切,這有點言過其實。
    • I wish there were a rule book for intimacy.我希望能有個關于親密的規則。
    55 abominable PN5zs     
    adj.可厭的,令人憎惡的
    參考例句:
    • Their cruel treatment of prisoners was abominable.他們虐待犯人的做法令人厭惡。
    • The sanitary conditions in this restaurant are abominable.這家飯館的衛生狀況糟透了。
    56 improper b9txi     
    adj.不適當的,不合適的,不正確的,不合禮儀的
    參考例句:
    • Short trousers are improper at a dance.舞會上穿短褲不成體統。
    • Laughing and joking are improper at a funeral.葬禮時大笑和開玩笑是不合適的。
    57 delicacy mxuxS     
    n.精致,細微,微妙,精良;美味,佳肴
    參考例句:
    • We admired the delicacy of the craftsmanship.我們佩服工藝師精巧的手藝。
    • He sensed the delicacy of the situation.他感覺到了形勢的微妙。
    58 levity Q1uxA     
    n.輕率,輕浮,不穩定,多變
    參考例句:
    • His remarks injected a note of levity into the proceedings.他的話將一絲輕率帶入了議事過程中。
    • At the time,Arnold had disapproved of such levity.那時候的阿諾德對這種輕浮行為很看不慣。
    59 melancholy t7rz8     
    n.憂郁,愁思;adj.令人感傷(沮喪)的,憂郁的
    參考例句:
    • All at once he fell into a state of profound melancholy.他立即陷入無盡的憂思之中。
    • He felt melancholy after he failed the exam.這次考試沒通過,他感到很郁悶。
    60 shrubs b480276f8eea44e011d42320b17c3619     
    灌木( shrub的名詞復數 )
    參考例句:
    • The gardener spent a complete morning in trimming those two shrubs. 園丁花了整個上午的時間修剪那兩處灌木林。
    • These shrubs will need more light to produce flowering shoots. 這些灌木需要更多的光照才能抽出開花的新枝。
    61 despoiling 5ecaf7166d3e44e20774f8dd7b349812     
    v.掠奪,搶劫( despoil的現在分詞 )
    參考例句:
    62 affected TzUzg0     
    adj.不自然的,假裝的
    參考例句:
    • She showed an affected interest in our subject.她假裝對我們的課題感到興趣。
    • His manners are affected.他的態度不自然。
    63 exertions 2d5ee45020125fc19527a78af5191726     
    n.努力( exertion的名詞復數 );費力;(能力、權力等的)運用;行使
    參考例句:
    • As long as they lived, exertions would not be necessary to her. 只要他們活著,是不需要她吃苦的。 來自辭典例句
    • She failed to unlock the safe in spite of all her exertions. 她雖然費盡力氣,仍未能將那保險箱的鎖打開。 來自辭典例句
    64 alas Rx8z1     
    int.唉(表示悲傷、憂愁、恐懼等)
    參考例句:
    • Alas!The window is broken!哎呀!窗子破了!
    • Alas,the truth is less romantic.然而,真理很少帶有浪漫色彩。
    65 deserted GukzoL     
    adj.荒蕪的,荒廢的,無人的,被遺棄的
    參考例句:
    • The deserted village was filled with a deathly silence.這個荒廢的村莊死一般的寂靜。
    • The enemy chieftain was opposed and deserted by his followers.敵人頭目眾叛親離。
    66 prospect P01zn     
    n.前景,前途;景色,視野
    參考例句:
    • This state of things holds out a cheerful prospect.事態呈現出可喜的前景。
    • The prospect became more evident.前景變得更加明朗了。
    67 entirely entirely     
    ad.全部地,完整地;完全地,徹底地
    參考例句:
    • The fire was entirely caused by their neglect of duty. 那場火災完全是由于他們失職而引起的。
    • His life was entirely given up to the educational work. 他的一生統統獻給了教育工作。
    68 partially yL7xm     
    adv.部分地,從某些方面講
    參考例句:
    • The door was partially concealed by the drapes.門有一部分被門簾遮住了。
    • The police managed to restore calm and the curfew was partially lifted.警方設法恢復了平靜,宵禁部分解除。
    69 withdrawn eeczDJ     
    vt.收回;使退出;vi.撤退,退出
    參考例句:
    • Our force has been withdrawn from the danger area.我們的軍隊已從危險地區撤出。
    • All foreign troops should be withdrawn to their own countries.一切外國軍隊都應撤回本國去。
    70 blessings 52a399b218b9208cade790a26255db6b     
    n.(上帝的)祝福( blessing的名詞復數 );好事;福分;因禍得福
    參考例句:
    • Afflictions are sometimes blessings in disguise. 塞翁失馬,焉知非福。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • We don't rely on blessings from Heaven. 我們不靠老天保佑。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    71 consolation WpbzC     
    n.安慰,慰問
    參考例句:
    • The children were a great consolation to me at that time.那時孩子們成了我的莫大安慰。
    • This news was of little consolation to us.這個消息對我們來說沒有什么安慰。
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