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    Emma 愛瑪 - Chapter 49
    文章來源:未知 文章作者:enread 發布時間:2021-03-20 01:43 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
    The weather continued much the same all the following morning; and the same loneliness, and the same melancholy1, seemed to reign2 at Hartfield--but in the afternoon it cleared; the wind changed into a softer quarter; the clouds were carried off; the sun appeared; it was summer again. With all the eagerness which such a transition gives, Emma resolved to be out of doors as soon as possible. Never had the exquisite3 sight, smell, sensation of nature, tranquil4, warm, and brilliant after a storm, been more attractive to her. She longed for the serenity5 they might gradually introduce; and on Mr. Perry's coming in soon after dinner, with a disengaged hour to give her father, she lost no time ill hurrying into the shrubbery.--There, with spirits freshened, and thoughts a little relieved, she had taken a few turns, when she saw Mr. Knightley passing through the garden door, and coming towards her.--It was the first intimation of his being returned from London. She had been thinking of him the moment before, as unquestionably sixteen miles distant.--There was time only for the quickest arrangement of mind. She must be collected and calm. In half a minute they were together. The "How d'ye do's" were quiet and constrained6 on each side. She asked after their mutual7 friends; they were all well.--When had he left them?--Only that morning. He must have had a wet ride.--Yes.--He meant to walk with her, she found. "He had just looked into the dining-room, and as he was not wanted there, preferred being out of doors."--She thought he neither looked nor spoke8 cheerfully; and the first possible cause for it, suggested by her fears, was, that he had perhaps been communicating his plans to his brother, and was pained by the manner in which they had been received.
    They walked together. He was silent. She thought he was often looking at her, and trying for a fuller view of her face than it suited her to give. And this belief produced another dread9. Perhaps he wanted to speak to her, of his attachment10 to Harriet; he might be watching for encouragement to begin.--She did not, could not, feel equal to lead the way to any such subject. He must do it all himself. Yet she could not bear this silence. With him it was most unnatural11. She considered--resolved--and, trying to smile, began--
    "You have some news to hear, now you are come back, that will rather surprize you."
    "Have I?" said he quietly, and looking at her; "of what nature?"
    "Oh! the best nature in the world--a wedding."
    After waiting a moment, as if to be sure she intended to say no more, he replied,
    "If you mean Miss Fairfax and Frank Churchill, I have heard that already."
    "How is it possible?" cried Emma, turning her glowing cheeks towards him; for, while she spoke, it occurred to her that he might have called at Mrs. Goddard's in his way.
    "I had a few lines on parish business from Mr. Weston this morning, and at the end of them he gave me a brief account of what had happened."
    Emma was quite relieved, and could presently say, with a little more composure,
    "You probably have been less surprized than any of us, for you have had your suspicions.--I have not forgotten that you once tried to give me a caution.--I wish I had attended to it--but--(with a sinking voice and a heavy sigh) I seem to have been doomed12 to blindness."
    For a moment or two nothing was said, and she was unsuspicious of having excited any particular interest, till she found her arm drawn13 within his, and pressed against his heart, and heard him thus saying, in a tone of great sensibility, speaking low,
    "Time, my dearest Emma, time will heal the wound.--Your own excellent sense--your exertions14 for your father's sake--I know you will not allow yourself--." Her arm was pressed again, as he added, in a more broken and subdued15 accent, "The feelings of the warmest friendship--Indignation--Abominable scoundrel!"-- And in a louder, steadier tone, he concluded with, "He will soon be gone. They will soon be in Yorkshire. I am sorry for her. She deserves a better fate."
    Emma understood him; and as soon as she could recover from the flutter of pleasure, excited by such tender consideration, replied,
    "You are very kind--but you are mistaken--and I must set you right.-- I am not in want of that sort of compassion16. My blindness to what was going on, led me to act by them in a way that I must always be ashamed of, and I was very foolishly tempted17 to say and do many things which may well lay me open to unpleasant conjectures18, but I have no other reason to regret that I was not in the secret earlier."
    "Emma!" cried he, looking eagerly at her, "are you, indeed?"-- but checking himself--"No, no, I understand you--forgive me--I am pleased that you can say even so much.--He is no object of regret, indeed! and it will not be very long, I hope, before that becomes the acknowledgment of more than your reason.--Fortunate that your affections were not farther entangled19!--I could never, I confess, from your manners, assure myself as to the degree of what you felt-- I could only be certain that there was a preference--and a preference which I never believed him to deserve.--He is a disgrace to the name of man.--And is he to be rewarded with that sweet young woman?-- Jane, Jane, you will be a miserable20 creature."
    "Mr. Knightley," said Emma, trying to be lively, but really confused-- "I am in a very extraordinary situation. I cannot let you continue in your error; and yet, perhaps, since my manners gave such an impression, I have as much reason to be ashamed of confessing that I never have been at all attached to the person we are speaking of, as it might be natural for a woman to feel in confessing exactly the reverse.-- But I never have."
    He listened in perfect silence. She wished him to speak, but he would not. She supposed she must say more before she were entitled to his clemency21; but it was a hard case to be obliged still to lower herself in his opinion. She went on, however.
    "I have very little to say for my own conduct.--I was tempted by his attentions, and allowed myself to appear pleased.-- An old story, probably--a common case--and no more than has happened to hundreds of my sex before; and yet it may not be the more excusable in one who sets up as I do for Understanding. Many circumstances assisted the temptation. He was the son of Mr. Weston--he was continually here--I always found him very pleasant--and, in short, for (with a sigh) let me swell22 out the causes ever so ingeniously, they all centre in this at last--my vanity was flattered, and I allowed his attentions. Latterly, however--for some time, indeed-- I have had no idea of their meaning any thing.--I thought them a habit, a trick, nothing that called for seriousness on my side. He has imposed on me, but he has not injured me. I have never been attached to him. And now I can tolerably comprehend his behaviour. He never wished to attach me. It was merely a blind to conceal23 his real situation with another.--It was his object to blind all about him; and no one, I am sure, could be more effectually blinded than myself--except that I was not blinded--that it was my good fortune--that, in short, I was somehow or other safe from him."
    She had hoped for an answer here--for a few words to say that her conduct was at least intelligible24; but he was silent; and, as far as she could judge, deep in thought. At last, and tolerably in his usual tone, he said,
    "I have never had a high opinion of Frank Churchill.--I can suppose, however, that I may have underrated him. My acquaintance with him has been but trifling25.--And even if I have not underrated him hitherto, he may yet turn out well.--With such a woman he has a chance.--I have no motive26 for wishing him ill--and for her sake, whose happiness will be involved in his good character and conduct, I shall certainly wish him well."
    "I have no doubt of their being happy together," said Emma; "I believe them to be very mutually and very sincerely attached."
    "He is a most fortunate man!" returned Mr. Knightley, with energy. "So early in life--at three-and-twenty--a period when, if a man chuses a wife, he generally chuses ill. At three-and-twenty to have drawn such a prize! What years of felicity that man, in all human calculation, has before him!--Assured of the love of such a woman--the disinterested27 love, for Jane Fairfax's character vouches28 for her disinterestedness29; every thing in his favour,-- equality of situation--I mean, as far as regards society, and all the habits and manners that are important; equality in every point but one-- and that one, since the purity of her heart is not to be doubted, such as must increase his felicity, for it will be his to bestow30 the only advantages she wants.--A man would always wish to give a woman a better home than the one he takes her from; and he who can do it, where there is no doubt of her regard, must, I think, be the happiest of mortals.--Frank Churchill is, indeed, the favourite of fortune. Every thing turns out for his good.--He meets with a young woman at a watering-place, gains her affection, cannot even weary her by negligent31 treatment--and had he and all his family sought round the world for a perfect wife for him, they could not have found her superior.--His aunt is in the way.--His aunt dies.--He has only to speak.--His friends are eager to promote his happiness.-- He had used every body ill--and they are all delighted to forgive him.-- He is a fortunate man indeed!"
    "You speak as if you envied him."
    "And I do envy him, Emma. In one respect he is the object of my envy."
    Emma could say no more. They seemed to be within half a sentence of Harriet, and her immediate32 feeling was to avert33 the subject, if possible. She made her plan; she would speak of something totally different--the children in Brunswick Square; and she only waited for breath to begin, when Mr. Knightley startled her, by saying,
    "You will not ask me what is the point of envy.--You are determined34, I see, to have no curiosity.--You are wise--but I cannot be wise. Emma, I must tell you what you will not ask, though I may wish it unsaid the next moment."
    "Oh! then, don't speak it, don't speak it," she eagerly cried. "Take a little time, consider, do not commit yourself."
    "Thank you," said he, in an accent of deep mortification35, and not another syllable36 followed.
    Emma could not bear to give him pain. He was wishing to confide37 in her-- perhaps to consult her;--cost her what it would, she would listen. She might assist his resolution, or reconcile him to it; she might give just praise to Harriet, or, by representing to him his own independence, relieve him from that state of indecision, which must be more intolerable than any alternative to such a mind as his.--They had reached the house.
    "You are going in, I suppose?" said he.
    "No,"--replied Emma--quite confirmed by the depressed38 manner in which he still spoke--"I should like to take another turn. Mr. Perry is not gone." And, after proceeding39 a few steps, she added-- "I stopped you ungraciously, just now, Mr. Knightley, and, I am afraid, gave you pain.--But if you have any wish to speak openly to me as a friend, or to ask my opinion of any thing that you may have in contemplation--as a friend, indeed, you may command me.--I will hear whatever you like. I will tell you exactly what I think."
    "As a friend!"--repeated Mr. Knightley.--"Emma, that I fear is a word--No, I have no wish--Stay, yes, why should I hesitate?-- I have gone too far already for concealment40.--Emma, I accept your offer-- Extraordinary as it may seem, I accept it, and refer myself to you as a friend.--Tell me, then, have I no chance of ever succeeding?"
    He stopped in his earnestness to look the question, and the expression of his eyes overpowered her.
    "My dearest Emma," said he, "for dearest you will always be, whatever the event of this hour's conversation, my dearest, most beloved Emma--tell me at once. Say `No,' if it is to be said."-- She could really say nothing.--"You are silent," he cried, with great animation41; "absolutely silent! at present I ask no more."
    Emma was almost ready to sink under the agitation42 of this moment. The dread of being awakened43 from the happiest dream, was perhaps the most prominent feeling.
    "I cannot make speeches, Emma:" he soon resumed; and in a tone of such sincere, decided44, intelligible tenderness as was tolerably convincing.--"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am.--You hear nothing but truth from me.--I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it.-- Bear with the truths I would tell you now, dearest Emma, as well as you have borne with them. The manner, perhaps, may have as little to recommend them. God knows, I have been a very indifferent lover.-- But you understand me.--Yes, you see, you understand my feelings-- and will return them if you can. At present, I ask only to hear, once to hear your voice."
    While he spoke, Emma's mind was most busy, and, with all the wonderful velocity45 of thought, had been able--and yet without losing a word-- to catch and comprehend the exact truth of the whole; to see that Harriet's hopes had been entirely46 groundless, a mistake, a delusion47, as complete a delusion as any of her own--that Harriet was nothing; that she was every thing herself; that what she had been saying relative to Harriet had been all taken as the language of her own feelings; and that her agitation, her doubts, her reluctance48, her discouragement, had been all received as discouragement from herself.--And not only was there time for these convictions, with all their glow of attendant happiness; there was time also to rejoice that Harriet's secret had not escaped her, and to resolve that it need not, and should not.--It was all the service she could now render her poor friend; for as to any of that heroism49 of sentiment which might have prompted her to entreat50 him to transfer his affection from herself to Harriet, as infinitely51 the most worthy52 of the two-- or even the more simple sublimity53 of resolving to refuse him at once and for ever, without vouchsafing54 any motive, because he could not marry them both, Emma had it not. She felt for Harriet, with pain and with contrition55; but no flight of generosity56 run mad, opposing all that could be probable or reasonable, entered her brain. She had led her friend astray, and it would be a reproach to her for ever; but her judgment57 was as strong as her feelings, and as strong as it had ever been before, in reprobating any such alliance for him, as most unequal and degrading. Her way was clear, though not quite smooth.--She spoke then, on being so entreated58.-- What did she say?--Just what she ought, of course. A lady always does.-- She said enough to shew there need not be despair--and to invite him to say more himself. He had despaired at one period; he had received such an injunction to caution and silence, as for the time crushed every hope;--she had begun by refusing to hear him.--The change had perhaps been somewhat sudden;--her proposal of taking another turn, her renewing the conversation which she had just put an end to, might be a little extraordinary!--She felt its inconsistency; but Mr. Knightley was so obliging as to put up with it, and seek no farther explanation.
    Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken; but where, as in this case, though the conduct is mistaken, the feelings are not, it may not be very material.-- Mr. Knightley could not impute59 to Emma a more relenting heart than she possessed60, or a heart more disposed to accept of his.
    He had, in fact, been wholly unsuspicious of his own influence. He had followed her into the shrubbery with no idea of trying it. He had come, in his anxiety to see how she bore Frank Churchill's engagement, with no selfish view, no view at all, but of endeavouring, if she allowed him an opening, to soothe61 or to counsel her.--The rest had been the work of the moment, the immediate effect of what he heard, on his feelings. The delightful62 assurance of her total indifference63 towards Frank Churchill, of her having a heart completely disengaged from him, had given birth to the hope, that, in time, he might gain her affection himself;--but it had been no present hope--he had only, in the momentary64 conquest of eagerness over judgment, aspired65 to be told that she did not forbid his attempt to attach her.--The superior hopes which gradually opened were so much the more enchanting66.-- The affection, which he had been asking to be allowed to create, if he could, was already his!--Within half an hour, he had passed from a thoroughly67 distressed68 state of mind, to something so like perfect happiness, that it could bear no other name.
    Her change was equal.--This one half-hour had given to each the same precious certainty of being beloved, had cleared from each the same degree of ignorance, jealousy69, or distrust.--On his side, there had been a long-standing jealousy, old as the arrival, or even the expectation, of Frank Churchill.--He had been in love with Emma, and jealous of Frank Churchill, from about the same period, one sentiment having probably enlightened him as to the other. It was his jealousy of Frank Churchill that had taken him from the country.--The Box Hill party had decided him on going away. He would save himself from witnessing again such permitted, encouraged attentions.--He had gone to learn to be indifferent.-- But he had gone to a wrong place. There was too much domestic happiness in his brother's house; woman wore too amiable70 a form in it; Isabella was too much like Emma--differing only in those striking inferiorities, which always brought the other in brilliancy before him, for much to have been done, even had his time been longer.--He had stayed on, however, vigorously, day after day--till this very morning's post had conveyed the history of Jane Fairfax.--Then, with the gladness which must be felt, nay71, which he did not scruple72 to feel, having never believed Frank Churchill to be at all deserving Emma, was there so much fond solicitude73, so much keen anxiety for her, that he could stay no longer. He had ridden home through the rain; and had walked up directly after dinner, to see how this sweetest and best of all creatures, faultless in spite of all her faults, bore the discovery.
    He had found her agitated74 and low.--Frank Churchill was a villain75.-- He heard her declare that she had never loved him. Frank Churchill's character was not desperate.--She was his own Emma, by hand and word, when they returned into the house; and if he could have thought of Frank Churchill then, he might have deemed him a very good sort of fellow.


    1 melancholy t7rz8     
    • 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。
    2 reign pBbzx     
    • The reign of Queen Elizabeth lapped over into the seventeenth century.伊麗莎白王朝延至17世紀。
    • The reign of Zhu Yuanzhang lasted about 31 years.朱元璋統治了大約三十一年。
    3 exquisite zhez1     
    • I was admiring the exquisite workmanship in the mosaic.我當時正在欣賞鑲嵌畫的精致做工。
    • I still remember the exquisite pleasure I experienced in Bali.我依然記得在巴厘島所經歷的那種劇烈的快感。
    4 tranquil UJGz0     
    adj. 安靜的, 寧靜的, 穩定的, 不變的
    • 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。
    5 serenity fEzzz     
    • Her face,though sad,still evoked a feeling of serenity.她的臉色雖然悲傷,但仍使人感覺安詳。
    • She escaped to the comparative serenity of the kitchen.她逃到相對安靜的廚房里。
    6 constrained YvbzqU     
    • The evidence was so compelling that he felt constrained to accept it. 證據是那樣的令人折服,他覺得不得不接受。
    • I feel constrained to write and ask for your forgiveness. 我不得不寫信請你原諒。
    7 mutual eFOxC     
    • We must pull together for mutual interest.我們必須為相互的利益而通力合作。
    • Mutual interests tied us together.相互的利害關系把我們聯系在一起。
    8 spoke XryyC     
    n.(車輪的)輻條;輪輻;破壞某人的計劃;阻撓某人的行動 v.講,談(speak的過去式);說;演說;從某種觀點來說
    • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他們的輪輻螺帽是從我們公司獲得的。
    • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.輻條是輪子上連接外圈與中心的條棒。
    9 dread Ekpz8     
    • 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。
    10 attachment POpy1     
    • 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 unnatural 5f2zAc     
    • Did her behaviour seem unnatural in any way?她有任何反常表現嗎?
    • She has an unnatural smile on her face.她臉上掛著做作的微笑。
    12 doomed EuuzC1     
    • The court doomed the accused to a long term of imprisonment. 法庭判處被告長期監禁。
    • A country ruled by an iron hand is doomed to suffer. 被鐵腕人物統治的國家定會遭受不幸的。
    13 drawn MuXzIi     
    • 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。
    14 exertions 2d5ee45020125fc19527a78af5191726     
    n.努力( exertion的名詞復數 );費力;(能力、權力等的)運用;行使
    • 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
    15 subdued 76419335ce506a486af8913f13b8981d     
    adj. 屈服的,柔和的,減弱的 動詞subdue的過去式和過去分詞
    • He seemed a bit subdued to me. 我覺得他當時有點悶悶不樂。
    • I felt strangely subdued when it was all over. 一切都結束的時候,我卻有一種奇怪的壓抑感。
    16 compassion 3q2zZ     
    • 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。
    17 tempted b0182e969d369add1b9ce2353d3c6ad6     
    • I was sorely tempted to complain, but I didn't. 我極想發牢騷,但還是沒開口。
    • I was tempted by the dessert menu. 甜食菜單饞得我垂涎欲滴。
    18 conjectures 8334e6a27f5847550b061d064fa92c00     
    推測,猜想( conjecture的名詞復數 )
    • That's weighing remote military conjectures against the certain deaths of innocent people. 那不過是牽強附會的軍事假設,而現在的事實卻是無辜者正在慘遭殺害,這怎能同日而語!
    • I was right in my conjectures. 我所猜測的都應驗了。
    19 entangled e3d30c3c857155b7a602a9ac53ade890     
    adj.卷入的;陷入的;被纏住的;纏在一起的v.使某人(某物/自己)纏繞,糾纏于(某物中),使某人(自己)陷入(困難或復雜的環境中)( entangle的過去式和過去分詞 )
    • The bird had become entangled in the wire netting. 那只小鳥被鐵絲網纏住了。
    • Some military observers fear the US could get entangled in another war. 一些軍事觀察家擔心美國會卷入另一場戰爭。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    20 miserable g18yk     
    • It was miserable of you to make fun of him.你取笑他,這是可恥的。
    • Her past life was miserable.她過去的生活很苦。
    21 clemency qVnyV     
    • The question of clemency would rest with the King.寬大處理問題,將由國王決定。
    • They addressed to the governor a plea for clemency.他們向州長提交了寬刑的申辨書。
    22 swell IHnzB     
    • The waves had taken on a deep swell.海浪洶涌。
    • His injured wrist began to swell.他那受傷的手腕開始腫了。
    23 conceal DpYzt     
    • He had to conceal his identity to escape the police.為了躲避警方,他只好隱瞞身份。
    • He could hardly conceal his joy at his departure.他幾乎掩飾不住臨行時的喜悅。
    24 intelligible rbBzT     
    • This report would be intelligible only to an expert in computing.只有計算機運算專家才能看懂這份報告。
    • His argument was barely intelligible.他的論點不易理解。
    25 trifling SJwzX     
    • They quarreled over a trifling matter.他們為這種微不足道的事情爭吵。
    • So far Europe has no doubt, gained a real conveniency,though surely a very trifling one.直到現在為止,歐洲無疑地已經獲得了實在的便利,不過那確是一種微不足道的便利。
    26 motive GFzxz     
    • The police could not find a motive for the murder.警察不能找到謀殺的動機。
    • He had some motive in telling this fable.他講這寓言故事是有用意的。
    27 disinterested vu4z6s     
    • 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。
    28 vouches 9293404d45b43af3bcc251d4bad0c693     
    v.保證( vouch的第三人稱單數 );擔保;確定;確定地說
    • Who vouches for your good conduct?" 誰是你的保人?” 來自子夜部分
    • This paper vouches for the authenticity of the painting. 這份文件擔保這幅畫的可信賴姓。 來自互聯網
    29 disinterestedness d84a76cfab373d154789248b56bb052a     
    • Because it requires detachment, disinterestedness, it is the finest flower and test of a liberal civilization. 科學方法要求人們超然獨立、公正無私,因而它是自由文明的最美之花和最佳試金石。 來自哲學部分
    • His chief equipment seems to be disinterestedness. He moves in a void, without audience. 他主要的本事似乎是超然不群;生活在虛無縹緲中,沒有聽眾。 來自辭典例句
    30 bestow 9t3zo     
    • He wished to bestow great honors upon the hero.他希望將那些偉大的榮譽授予這位英雄。
    • What great inspiration wiII you bestow on me?你有什么偉大的靈感能饋贈給我?
    31 negligent hjdyJ     
    • 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。
    32 immediate aapxh     
    • His immediate neighbours felt it their duty to call.他的近鄰認為他們有責任去拜訪。
    • We declared ourselves for the immediate convocation of the meeting.我們主張立即召開這個會議。
    33 avert 7u4zj     
    • He managed to avert suspicion.他設法避嫌。
    • I would do what I could to avert it.我會盡力去避免發生這種情況。
    34 determined duszmP     
    • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation.我已決定畢業后去西藏。
    • He determined to view the rooms behind the office.他決定查看一下辦公室后面的房間。
    35 mortification mwIyN     
    • To my mortification, my manuscript was rejected. 使我感到失面子的是:我的稿件被退了回來。
    • The chairman tried to disguise his mortification. 主席試圖掩飾自己的窘迫。
    36 syllable QHezJ     
    • You put too much emphasis on the last syllable.你把最后一個音節讀得太重。
    • The stress on the last syllable is light.最后一個音節是輕音節。
    37 confide WYbyd     
    • I would never readily confide in anybody.我從不輕易向人吐露秘密。
    • He is going to confide the secrets of his heart to us.他將向我們吐露他心里的秘密。
    38 depressed xu8zp9     
    • When he was depressed,he felt utterly divorced from reality.他心情沮喪時就感到完全脫離了現實。
    • His mother was depressed by the sad news.這個壞消息使他的母親意志消沉。
    39 proceeding Vktzvu     
    • This train is now proceeding from Paris to London.這次列車從巴黎開往倫敦。
    • The work is proceeding briskly.工作很有生氣地進展著。
    40 concealment AvYzx1     
    n.隱藏, 掩蓋,隱瞞
    • 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。
    41 animation UMdyv     
    • They are full of animation as they talked about their childhood.當他們談及童年的往事時都非常興奮。
    • The animation of China made a great progress.中國的卡通片制作取得很大發展。
    42 agitation TN0zi     
    • 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。
    43 awakened de71059d0b3cd8a1de21151c9166f9f0     
    v.(使)醒( awaken的過去式和過去分詞 );(使)覺醒;弄醒;(使)意識到
    • She awakened to the sound of birds singing. 她醒來聽到鳥的叫聲。
    • The public has been awakened to the full horror of the situation. 公眾完全意識到了這一狀況的可怕程度。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    44 decided lvqzZd     
    • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.這使他們比對手具有明顯的優勢。
    • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英國人和中國人打招呼的方式有很明顯的區別。
    45 velocity rLYzx     
    • Einstein's theory links energy with mass and velocity of light.愛因斯坦的理論把能量同質量和光速聯系起來。
    • The velocity of light is about 300000 kilometres per second.光速約為每秒300000公里。
    46 entirely entirely     
    • 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。
    47 delusion x9uyf     
    • He is under the delusion that he is Napoleon.他患了妄想癥,認為自己是拿破侖。
    • I was under the delusion that he intended to marry me.我誤認為他要娶我。
    48 reluctance 8VRx8     
    • The police released Andrew with reluctance.警方勉強把安德魯放走了。
    • He showed the greatest reluctance to make a reply.他表示很不愿意答復。
    49 heroism 5dyx0     
    • He received a medal for his heroism.他由于英勇而獲得一枚獎章。
    • Stories of his heroism resounded through the country.他的英雄故事傳遍全國。
    50 entreat soexj     
    • Charles Darnay felt it hopeless entreat him further,and his pride was touched besides.查爾斯-達爾內感到再懇求他已是枉然,自尊心也受到了傷害。
    • I entreat you to contribute generously to the building fund.我懇求您慷慨捐助建設基金。
    51 infinitely 0qhz2I     
    • There is an infinitely bright future ahead of us.我們有無限光明的前途。
    • The universe is infinitely large.宇宙是無限大的。
    52 worthy vftwB     
    • I did not esteem him to be worthy of trust.我認為他不值得信賴。
    • There occurred nothing that was worthy to be mentioned.沒有值得一提的事發生。
    53 sublimity bea9f6f3906788d411469278c1b62ee8     
    • It'suggests no crystal waters, no picturesque shores, no sublimity. 這決不會叫人聯想到晶瑩的清水,如畫的兩岸,雄壯的氣勢。
    • Huckleberry was filled with admiration of Tom's facility in writing, and the sublimity of his language. 對湯姆流利的書寫、響亮的內容,哈克貝利心悅誠服。
    54 vouchsafing 7eee78f753c872ca9d8a445d9379cd1f     
    v.給予,賜予( vouchsafe的現在分詞 );允諾
    • When Cowperwood returned she snarled at him without vouchsafing an explanation. 等柯柏烏回來的時候,她不由分說地就向他痛罵起來。 來自辭典例句
    55 contrition uZGy3     
    • The next day he'd be full of contrition,weeping and begging forgiveness.第二天,他就會懊悔不已,哭著乞求原諒。
    • She forgave him because his contrition was real.她原諒了他是由于他的懊悔是真心的。
    56 generosity Jf8zS     
    • We should match their generosity with our own.我們應該像他們一樣慷慨大方。
    • We adore them for their generosity.我們欽佩他們的慷慨。
    57 judgment e3xxC     
    • 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。
    58 entreated 945bd967211682a0f50f01c1ca215de3     
    懇求,乞求( entreat的過去式和過去分詞 )
    • They entreated and threatened, but all this seemed of no avail. 他們時而懇求,時而威脅,但這一切看來都沒有用。
    • 'One word,' the Doctor entreated. 'Will you tell me who denounced him?' “還有一個問題,”醫生請求道,“你可否告訴我是誰告發他的?” 來自英漢文學 - 雙城記
    59 impute cyKyY     
    • I impute his failure to laziness.我把他的失敗歸咎于他的懶惰。
    • It is grossly unfair to impute blame to the United Nations.把責任歸咎于聯合國極其不公。
    60 possessed xuyyQ     
    • He flew out of the room like a man possessed.他像著了魔似地猛然沖出房門。
    • He behaved like someone possessed.他行為舉止像是魔怔了。
    61 soothe qwKwF     
    • I've managed to soothe him down a bit.我想方設法使他平靜了一點。
    • This medicine should soothe your sore throat.這種藥會減輕你的喉痛。
    62 delightful 6xzxT     
    • 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。
    63 indifference k8DxO     
    • I was disappointed by his indifference more than somewhat.他的漠不關心使我很失望。
    • He feigned indifference to criticism of his work.他假裝毫不在意別人批評他的作品。
    64 momentary hj3ya     
    • We are in momentary expectation of the arrival of you.我們無時無刻不在盼望你的到來。
    • I caught a momentary glimpse of them.我瞥了他們一眼。
    65 aspired 379d690dd1367e3bafe9aa80ae270d77     
    v.渴望,追求( aspire的過去式和過去分詞 )
    • She aspired to a scientific career. 她有志于科學事業。
    • Britain,France,the United States and Japan all aspired to hegemony after the end of World War I. 第一次世界大戰后,英、法、美、日都想爭奪霸權。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    66 enchanting MmCyP     
    • His smile, at once enchanting and melancholy, is just his father's. 他那種既迷人又有些憂郁的微笑,活脫兒象他父親。
    • Its interior was an enchanting place that both lured and frightened me. 它的里頭是個吸引人的地方,我又向往又害怕。
    67 thoroughly sgmz0J     
    • The soil must be thoroughly turned over before planting.一定要先把土地深翻一遍再下種。
    • The soldiers have been thoroughly instructed in the care of their weapons.士兵們都系統地接受過保護武器的訓練。
    68 distressed du1z3y     
    • He was too distressed and confused to answer their questions. 他非?鄲蓝Щ,無法回答他們的問題。
    • The news of his death distressed us greatly. 他逝世的消息使我們極為悲痛。
    69 jealousy WaRz6     
    • Some women have a disposition to jealousy.有些女人生性愛妒忌。
    • I can't support your jealousy any longer.我再也無法忍受你的嫉妒了。
    70 amiable hxAzZ     
    • She was a very kind and amiable old woman.她是個善良和氣的老太太。
    • We have a very amiable companionship.我們之間存在一種友好的關系。
    71 nay unjzAQ     
    • He was grateful for and proud of his son's remarkable,nay,unique performance.他為兒子出色的,不,應該是獨一無二的表演心懷感激和驕傲。
    • Long essays,nay,whole books have been written on this.許多長篇大論的文章,不,應該說是整部整部的書都是關于這件事的。
    72 scruple eDOz7     
    • It'seemed to her now that she could marry him without the remnant of a scruple.她覺得現在她可以跟他成婚而不需要有任何顧忌。
    • He makes no scruple to tell a lie.他說起謊來無所顧忌。
    73 solicitude mFEza     
    • Your solicitude was a great consolation to me.你對我的關懷給了我莫大的安慰。
    • He is full of tender solicitude towards my sister.他對我妹妹滿心牽掛。
    74 agitated dzgzc2     
    • His answers were all mixed up,so agitated was he.他是那樣心神不定,回答全亂了。
    • She was agitated because her train was an hour late.她乘坐的火車晚點一個小時,她十分焦慮。
    75 villain ZL1zA     
    • He was cast as the villain in the play.他在戲里扮演反面角色。
    • The man who played the villain acted very well.扮演惡棍的那個男演員演得很好。
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