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    Emma 愛瑪 - Chapter 50
    文章來源:未知 文章作者:enread 發布時間:2021-03-20 02:11 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
    What totally different feelings did Emma take back into the house from what she had brought out!--she had then been only daring to hope for a little respite1 of suffering;--she was now in an exquisite2 flutter of happiness, and such happiness moreover as she believed must still be greater when the flutter should have passed away.
    They sat down to tea--the same party round the same table-- how often it had been collected!--and how often had her eyes fallen on the same shrubs3 in the lawn, and observed the same beautiful effect of the western sun!--But never in such a state of spirits, never in any thing like it; and it was with difficulty that she could summon enough of her usual self to be the attentive4 lady of the house, or even the attentive daughter.
    Poor Mr. Woodhouse little suspected what was plotting against him in the breast of that man whom he was so cordially welcoming, and so anxiously hoping might not have taken cold from his ride.--Could he have seen the heart, he would have cared very little for the lungs; but without the most distant imagination of the impending5 evil, without the slightest perception of any thing extraordinary in the looks or ways of either, he repeated to them very comfortably all the articles of news he had received from Mr. Perry, and talked on with much self-contentment, totally unsuspicious of what they could have told him in return.
    As long as Mr. Knightley remained with them, Emma's fever continued; but when he was gone, she began to be a little tranquillised and subdued6--and in the course of the sleepless7 night, which was the tax for such an evening, she found one or two such very serious points to consider, as made her feel, that even her happiness must have some alloy8. Her father--and Harriet. She could not be alone without feeling the full weight of their separate claims; and how to guard the comfort of both to the utmost, was the question. With respect to her father, it was a question soon answered. She hardly knew yet what Mr. Knightley would ask; but a very short parley9 with her own heart produced the most solemn resolution of never quitting her father.--She even wept over the idea of it, as a sin of thought. While he lived, it must be only an engagement; but she flattered herself, that if divested10 of the danger of drawing her away, it might become an increase of comfort to him.-- How to do her best by Harriet, was of more difficult decision;-- how to spare her from any unnecessary pain; how to make her any possible atonement; how to appear least her enemy?-- On these subjects, her perplexity and distress11 were very great-- and her mind had to pass again and again through every bitter reproach and sorrowful regret that had ever surrounded it.-- She could only resolve at last, that she would still avoid a meeting with her, and communicate all that need be told by letter; that it would be inexpressibly desirable to have her removed just now for a time from Highbury, and--indulging in one scheme more-- nearly resolve, that it might be practicable to get an invitation for her to Brunswick Square.--Isabella had been pleased with Harriet; and a few weeks spent in London must give her some amusement.-- She did not think it in Harriet's nature to escape being benefited by novelty and variety, by the streets, the shops, and the children.-- At any rate, it would be a proof of attention and kindness in herself, from whom every thing was due; a separation for the present; an averting12 of the evil day, when they must all be together again.
    She rose early, and wrote her letter to Harriet; an employment which left her so very serious, so nearly sad, that Mr. Knightley, in walking up to Hartfield to breakfast, did not arrive at all too soon; and half an hour stolen afterwards to go over the same ground again with him, literally13 and figuratively, was quite necessary to reinstate her in a proper share of the happiness of the evening before.
    He had not left her long, by no means long enough for her to have the slightest inclination14 for thinking of any body else, when a letter was brought her from Randalls--a very thick letter;--she guessed what it must contain, and deprecated the necessity of reading it.-- She was now in perfect charity with Frank Churchill; she wanted no explanations, she wanted only to have her thoughts to herself-- and as for understanding any thing he wrote, she was sure she was incapable16 of it.--It must be waded17 through, however. She opened the packet; it was too surely so;--a note from Mrs. Weston to herself, ushered18 in the letter from Frank to Mrs. Weston.
    "I have the greatest pleasure, my dear Emma, in forwarding to you the enclosed. I know what thorough justice you will do it, and have scarcely a doubt of its happy effect.--I think we shall never materially disagree about the writer again; but I will not delay you by a long preface.--We are quite well.-- This letter has been the cure of all the little nervousness I have been feeling lately.--I did not quite like your looks on Tuesday, but it was an ungenial morning; and though you will never own being affected19 by weather, I think every body feels a north-east wind.-- I felt for your dear father very much in the storm of Tuesday afternoon and yesterday morning, but had the comfort of hearing last night, by Mr. Perry, that it had not made him ill. "Yours ever, "A. W."
    [To Mrs. Weston.] WINDSOR-JULY. MY DEAR MADAM,
    "If I made myself intelligible20 yesterday, this letter will be expected; but expected or not, I know it will be read with candour and indulgence.-- You are all goodness, and I believe there will be need of even all your goodness to allow for some parts of my past conduct.-- But I have been forgiven by one who had still more to resent. My courage rises while I write. It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble21. I have already met with such success in two applications for pardon, that I may be in danger of thinking myself too sure of yours, and of those among your friends who have had any ground of offence.--You must all endeavour to comprehend the exact nature of my situation when I first arrived at Randalls; you must consider me as having a secret which was to be kept at all hazards. This was the fact. My right to place myself in a situation requiring such concealment22, is another question. I shall not discuss it here. For my temptation to think it a right, I refer every caviller23 to a brick house, sashed windows below, and casements24 above, in Highbury. I dared not address her openly; my difficulties in the then state of Enscombe must be too well known to require definition; and I was fortunate enough to prevail, before we parted at Weymouth, and to induce the most upright female mind in the creation to stoop in charity to a secret engagement.-- Had she refused, I should have gone mad.--But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this?--What did you look forward to?-- To any thing, every thing--to time, chance, circumstance, slow effects, sudden bursts, perseverance25 and weariness, health and sickness. Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings27 secured, in obtaining her promises of faith and correspondence. If you need farther explanation, I have the honour, my dear madam, of being your husband's son, and the advantage of inheriting a disposition28 to hope for good, which no inheritance of houses or lands can ever equal the value of.--See me, then, under these circumstances, arriving on my first visit to Randalls;--and here I am conscious of wrong, for that visit might have been sooner paid. You will look back and see that I did not come till Miss Fairfax was in Highbury; and as you were the person slighted, you will forgive me instantly; but I must work on my father's compassion29, by reminding him, that so long as I absented myself from his house, so long I lost the blessing26 of knowing you. My behaviour, during the very happy fortnight which I spent with you, did not, I hope, lay me open to reprehension30, excepting on one point. And now I come to the principal, the only important part of my conduct while belonging to you, which excites my own anxiety, or requires very solicitous31 explanation. With the greatest respect, and the warmest friendship, do I mention Miss Woodhouse; my father perhaps will think I ought to add, with the deepest humiliation32.-- A few words which dropped from him yesterday spoke33 his opinion, and some censure34 I acknowledge myself liable to.--My behaviour to Miss Woodhouse indicated, I believe, more than it ought.-- In order to assist a concealment so essential to me, I was led on to make more than an allowable use of the sort of intimacy35 into which we were immediately thrown.--I cannot deny that Miss Woodhouse was my ostensible37 object--but I am sure you will believe the declaration, that had I not been convinced of her indifference38, I would not have been induced by any selfish views to go on.-- Amiable39 and delightful40 as Miss Woodhouse is, she never gave me the idea of a young woman likely to be attached; and that she was perfectly41 free from any tendency to being attached to me, was as much my conviction as my wish.--She received my attentions with an easy, friendly, goodhumoured playfulness, which exactly suited me. We seemed to understand each other. From our relative situation, those attentions were her due, and were felt to be so.--Whether Miss Woodhouse began really to understand me before the expiration42 of that fortnight, I cannot say;--when I called to take leave of her, I remember that I was within a moment of confessing the truth, and I then fancied she was not without suspicion; but I have no doubt of her having since detected me, at least in some degree.-- She may not have surmised43 the whole, but her quickness must have penetrated44 a part. I cannot doubt it. You will find, whenever the subject becomes freed from its present restraints, that it did not take her wholly by surprize. She frequently gave me hints of it. I remember her telling me at the ball, that I owed Mrs. Elton gratitude45 for her attentions to Miss Fairfax.-- I hope this history of my conduct towards her will be admitted by you and my father as great extenuation46 of what you saw amiss. While you considered me as having sinned against Emma Woodhouse, I could deserve nothing from either. Acquit47 me here, and procure48 for me, when it is allowable, the acquittal and good wishes of that said Emma Woodhouse, whom I regard with so much brotherly affection, as to long to have her as deeply and as happily in love as myself.-- Whatever strange things I said or did during that fortnight, you have now a key to. My heart was in Highbury, and my business was to get my body thither49 as often as might be, and with the least suspicion. If you remember any queernesses, set them all to the right account.-- Of the pianoforte so much talked of, I feel it only necessary to say, that its being ordered was absolutely unknown to Miss F--, who would never have allowed me to send it, had any choice been given her.-- The delicacy50 of her mind throughout the whole engagement, my dear madam, is much beyond my power of doing justice to. You will soon, I earnestly hope, know her thoroughly51 yourself.-- No description can describe her. She must tell you herself what she is-- yet not by word, for never was there a human creature who would so designedly suppress her own merit.--Since I began this letter, which will be longer than I foresaw, I have heard from her.-- She gives a good account of her own health; but as she never complains, I dare not depend. I want to have your opinion of her looks. I know you will soon call on her; she is living in dread52 of the visit. Perhaps it is paid already. Let me hear from you without delay; I am impatient for a thousand particulars. Remember how few minutes I was at Randalls, and in how bewildered, how mad a state: and I am not much better yet; still insane either from happiness or misery53. When I think of the kindness and favour I have met with, of her excellence54 and patience, and my uncle's generosity55, I am mad with joy: but when I recollect56 all the uneasiness I occasioned her, and how little I deserve to be forgiven, I am mad with anger. If I could but see her again!--But I must not propose it yet. My uncle has been too good for me to encroach.--I must still add to this long letter. You have not heard all that you ought to hear. I could not give any connected detail yesterday; but the suddenness, and, in one light, the unseasonableness with which the affair burst out, needs explanation; for though the event of the 26th ult., as you will conclude, immediately opened to me the happiest prospects57, I should not have presumed on such early measures, but from the very particular circumstances, which left me not an hour to lose. I should myself have shrunk from any thing so hasty, and she would have felt every scruple58 of mine with multiplied strength and refinement59.-- But I had no choice. The hasty engagement she had entered into with that woman--Here, my dear madam, I was obliged to leave off abruptly60, to recollect and compose myself.--I have been walking over the country, and am now, I hope, rational enough to make the rest of my letter what it ought to be.--It is, in fact, a most mortifying61 retrospect62 for me. I behaved shamefully64. And here I can admit, that my manners to Miss W., in being unpleasant to Miss F., were highly blameable. She disapproved65 them, which ought to have been enough.--My plea of concealing66 the truth she did not think sufficient.--She was displeased67; I thought unreasonably68 so: I thought her, on a thousand occasions, unnecessarily scrupulous69 and cautious: I thought her even cold. But she was always right. If I had followed her judgment70, and subdued my spirits to the level of what she deemed proper, I should have escaped the greatest unhappiness I have ever known.--We quarrelled.-- Do you remember the morning spent at Donwell?--There every little dissatisfaction that had occurred before came to a crisis. I was late; I met her walking home by herself, and wanted to walk with her, but she would not suffer it. She absolutely refused to allow me, which I then thought most unreasonable71. Now, however, I see nothing in it but a very natural and consistent degree of discretion72. While I, to blind the world to our engagement, was behaving one hour with objectionable particularity to another woman, was she to be consenting the next to a proposal which might have made every previous caution useless?--Had we been met walking together between Donwell and Highbury, the truth must have been suspected.-- I was mad enough, however, to resent.--I doubted her affection. I doubted it more the next day on Box Hill; when, provoked by such conduct on my side, such shameful63, insolent73 neglect of her, and such apparent devotion to Miss W., as it would have been impossible for any woman of sense to endure, she spoke her resentment74 in a form of words perfectly intelligible to me.-- In short, my dear madam, it was a quarrel blameless on her side, abominable75 on mine; and I returned the same evening to Richmond, though I might have staid with you till the next morning, merely because I would be as angry with her as possible. Even then, I was not such a fool as not to mean to be reconciled in time; but I was the injured person, injured by her coldness, and I went away determined76 that she should make the first advances.--I shall always congratulate myself that you were not of the Box Hill party. Had you witnessed my behaviour there, I can hardly suppose you would ever have thought well of me again. Its effect upon her appears in the immediate36 resolution it produced: as soon as she found I was really gone from Randalls, she closed with the offer of that officious Mrs. Elton; the whole system of whose treatment of her, by the bye, has ever filled me with indignation and hatred77. I must not quarrel with a spirit of forbearance which has been so richly extended towards myself; but, otherwise, I should loudly protest against the share of it which that woman has known.-- "Jane," indeed!--You will observe that I have not yet indulged myself in calling her by that name, even to you. Think, then, what I must have endured in hearing it bandied between the Eltons with all the vulgarity of needless repetition, and all the insolence78 of imaginary superiority. Have patience with me, I shall soon have done.-- She closed with this offer, resolving to break with me entirely79, and wrote the next day to tell me that we never were to meet again.-- She felt the engagement to be a source of repentance80 and misery to each: she dissolved it.--This letter reached me on the very morning of my poor aunt's death. I answered it within an hour; but from the confusion of my mind, and the multiplicity of business falling on me at once, my answer, instead of being sent with all the many other letters of that day, was locked up in my writing-desk; and I, trusting that I had written enough, though but a few lines, to satisfy her, remained without any uneasiness.--I was rather disappointed that I did not hear from her again speedily; but I made excuses for her, and was too busy, and--may I add?-- too cheerful in my views to be captious81.--We removed to Windsor; and two days afterwards I received a parcel from her, my own letters all returned!--and a few lines at the same time by the post, stating her extreme surprize at not having had the smallest reply to her last; and adding, that as silence on such a point could not be misconstrued, and as it must be equally desirable to both to have every subordinate arrangement concluded as soon as possible, she now sent me, by a safe conveyance82, all my letters, and requested, that if I could not directly command hers, so as to send them to Highbury within a week, I would forward them after that period to her at--: in short, the full direction to Mr. Smallridge's, near Bristol, stared me in the face. I knew the name, the place, I knew all about it, and instantly saw what she had been doing. It was perfectly accordant with that resolution of character which I knew her to possess; and the secrecy83 she had maintained, as to any such design in her former letter, was equally descriptive of its anxious delicacy. For the world would not she have seemed to threaten me.--Imagine the shock; imagine how, till I had actually detected my own blunder, I raved84 at the blunders of the post.-- What was to be done?--One thing only.--I must speak to my uncle. Without his sanction I could not hope to be listened to again.-- I spoke; circumstances were in my favour; the late event had softened85 away his pride, and he was, earlier than I could have anticipated, wholly reconciled and complying; and could say at last, poor man! with a deep sigh, that he wished I might find as much happiness in the marriage state as he had done.--I felt that it would be of a different sort.--Are you disposed to pity me for what I must have suffered in opening the cause to him, for my suspense86 while all was at stake?--No; do not pity me till I reached Highbury, and saw how ill I had made her. Do not pity me till I saw her wan15, sick looks.--I reached Highbury at the time of day when, from my knowledge of their late breakfast hour, I was certain of a good chance of finding her alone.--I was not disappointed; and at last I was not disappointed either in the object of my journey. A great deal of very reasonable, very just displeasure I had to persuade away. But it is done; we are reconciled, dearer, much dearer, than ever, and no moment's uneasiness can ever occur between us again. Now, my dear madam, I will release you; but I could not conclude before. A thousand and a thousand thanks for all the kindness you have ever shewn me, and ten thousand for the attentions your heart will dictate87 towards her.--If you think me in a way to be happier than I deserve, I am quite of your opinion.--Miss W. calls me the child of good fortune. I hope she is right.--In one respect, my good fortune is undoubted, that of being able to subscribe88 myself, Your obliged and affectionate Son, F. C. WESTON CHURCHILL.


    1 respite BWaxa     
    • She was interrogated without respite for twenty-four hours.她被不間斷地審問了二十四小時。
    • Devaluation would only give the economy a brief respite.貶值只能讓經濟得到暫時的緩解。
    2 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。
    3 shrubs b480276f8eea44e011d42320b17c3619     
    灌木( shrub的名詞復數 )
    • 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。
    4 attentive pOKyB     
    • She was very attentive to her guests.她對客人招待得十分周到。
    • The speaker likes to have an attentive audience.演講者喜歡注意力集中的聽眾。
    5 impending 3qHzdb     
    a.imminent, about to come or happen
    • Against a background of impending famine, heavy fighting took place. 即將發生饑荒之時,嚴重的戰亂爆發了。
    • The king convoke parliament to cope with the impending danger. 國王召開國會以應付迫近眉睫的危險。
    6 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。
    7 sleepless oiBzGN     
    • The situation gave her many sleepless nights.這種情況害她一連好多天睡不好覺。
    • One evening I heard a tale that rendered me sleepless for nights.一天晚上,我聽說了一個傳聞,把我搞得一連幾夜都不能入睡。
    8 alloy fLryq     
    • The company produces titanium alloy.該公司生產鈦合金。
    • Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.青銅是銅和錫的合金。
    9 parley H4wzT     
    • The governor was forced to parley with the rebels.州長被迫與反叛者談判。
    • The general held a parley with the enemy about exchanging prisoners.將軍與敵人談判交換戰俘事宜。
    10 divested 2004b9edbfcab36d3ffca3edcd4aec4a     
    v.剝奪( divest的過去式和過去分詞 );脫去(衣服);2。從…取去…;1。(給某人)脫衣服
    • He divested himself of his jacket. 他脫去了短上衣。
    • He swiftly divested himself of his clothes. 他迅速脫掉衣服。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    11 distress 3llzX     
    • 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。
    12 averting edcbf586a27cf6d086ae0f4d09219f92     
    防止,避免( avert的現在分詞 ); 轉移
    • The margin of time for averting crisis was melting away. 可以用來消彌這一危機的些許時光正在逝去。
    • These results underscore the value of rescue medications in averting psychotic relapse. 這些結果顯示了救護性治療對避免精神病復發的價值。
    13 literally 28Wzv     
    • He translated the passage literally.他逐字逐句地翻譯這段文字。
    • Sometimes she would not sit down till she was literally faint.有時候,她不走到真正要昏厥了,決不肯坐下來。
    14 inclination Gkwyj     
    • She greeted us with a slight inclination of the head.她微微點頭向我們致意。
    • I did not feel the slightest inclination to hurry.我沒有絲毫著急的意思。
    15 wan np5yT     
    (wide area network)廣域網
    • The shared connection can be an Ethernet,wireless LAN,or wireless WAN connection.提供共享的網絡連接可以是以太網、無線局域網或無線廣域網。
    16 incapable w9ZxK     
    • He would be incapable of committing such a cruel deed.他不會做出這么殘忍的事。
    • Computers are incapable of creative thought.計算機不會創造性地思維。
    17 waded e8d8bc55cdc9612ad0bc65820a4ceac6     
    (從水、泥等)蹚,走過,跋( wade的過去式和過去分詞 )
    • She tucked up her skirt and waded into the river. 她撩起裙子蹚水走進河里。
    • He waded into the water to push the boat out. 他蹚進水里把船推出來。
    18 ushered d337b3442ea0cc4312a5950ae8911282     
    v.引,領,陪同( usher的過去式和過去分詞 )
    • The secretary ushered me into his office. 秘書把我領進他的辦公室。
    • A round of parties ushered in the New Year. 一系列的晚會迎來了新年。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    19 affected TzUzg0     
    • 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。
    20 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。
    21 humble ddjzU     
    • In my humble opinion,he will win the election.依我拙見,他將在選舉中獲勝。
    • Defeat and failure make people humble.挫折與失敗會使人謙卑。
    22 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。
    23 caviller 52f41760e871d38c9180ca464aab764e     
    24 casements 1de92bd877da279be5126d60d8036077     
    n.窗扉( casement的名詞復數 )
    • There are two casements in this room. 這間屋子有兩扇窗戶。 來自互聯網
    • The rain pattered against the casements; the bells tolled for church with a melancholy sound. 雨點噼噼啪啪地打在窗子上;教堂里傳來沉重的鐘聲,召喚人們去做禮拜。 來自互聯網
    25 perseverance oMaxH     
    • It may take some perseverance to find the right people.要找到合適的人也許需要有點鍥而不舍的精神。
    • Perseverance leads to success.有恒心就能勝利。
    26 blessing UxDztJ     
    • 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。
    27 blessings 52a399b218b9208cade790a26255db6b     
    n.(上帝的)祝福( blessing的名詞復數 );好事;福分;因禍得福
    • 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》
    28 disposition GljzO     
    • 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。
    29 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。
    30 reprehension b0a8dcd3e0b3376d02002f78b7e6e996     
    31 solicitous CF8zb     
    • He was so solicitous of his guests.他對他的客人們非常關切。
    • I am solicitous of his help.我渴得到他的幫助。
    32 humiliation Jd3zW     
    • He suffered the humiliation of being forced to ask for his cards.他蒙受了被迫要求辭職的羞辱。
    • He will wish to revenge his humiliation in last Season's Final.他會為在上個季度的決賽中所受的恥辱而報復的。
    33 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。
    34 censure FUWym     
    • You must not censure him until you know the whole story.在弄清全部事實真相前不要譴責他。
    • His dishonest behaviour came under severe censure.他的不誠實行為受到了嚴厲指責。
    35 intimacy z4Vxx     
    • 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。
    36 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。
    37 ostensible 24szj     
    • The ostensible reason wasn't the real reason.表面上的理由并不是真正的理由。
    • He resigned secretaryship on the ostensible ground of health.他借口身體不好,辭去書記的職務。
    38 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。
    39 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。
    40 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。
    41 perfectly 8Mzxb     
    • 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。
    42 expiration bmSxA     
    • Can I have your credit card number followed by the expiration date?能告訴我你的信用卡號碼和它的到期日嗎?
    • This contract shall be terminated on the expiration date.勞動合同期滿,即行終止。
    43 surmised b42dd4710fe89732a842341fc04537f6     
    v.臆測,推斷( surmise的過去式和過去分詞 );揣測;猜想
    • From the looks on their faces, I surmised that they had had an argument. 看他們的臉色,我猜想他們之間發生了爭執。
    • From his letter I surmised that he was unhappy. 我從他的信中推測他并不快樂。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    44 penetrated 61c8e5905df30b8828694a7dc4c3a3e0     
    adj. 擊穿的,鞭辟入里的 動詞penetrate的過去式和過去分詞形式
    • The knife had penetrated his chest. 刀子刺入了他的胸膛。
    • They penetrated into territory where no man had ever gone before. 他們已進入先前沒人去過的地區。
    45 gratitude p6wyS     
    • 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。
    46 extenuation e9b8ed745af478408c950e9156f754b0     
    • Miss Glover could allow no extenuation of her crime. 格洛弗小姐是不允許袒護罪過的。 來自辭典例句
    • It was a comfort to him, this extenuation. 這借口對他是種安慰。 來自辭典例句
    47 acquit MymzL     
    • That fact decided the judge to acquit him.那個事實使法官判他無罪。
    • They always acquit themselves of their duty very well.他們總是很好地履行自己的職責。
    48 procure A1GzN     
    • Can you procure some specimens for me?你能替我弄到一些標本嗎?
    • I'll try my best to procure you that original French novel.我將盡全力給你搞到那本原版法國小說。
    49 thither cgRz1o     
    • He wandered hither and thither looking for a playmate.他逛來逛去找玩伴。
    • He tramped hither and thither.他到處流浪。
    50 delicacy mxuxS     
    • 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。
    51 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。
    52 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。
    53 misery G10yi     
    • 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。
    54 excellence ZnhxM     
    • 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。
    55 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。
    56 recollect eUOxl     
    • 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。
    57 prospects fkVzpY     
    • There is a mood of pessimism in the company about future job prospects. 公司中有一種對工作前景悲觀的情緒。
    • They are less sanguine about the company's long-term prospects. 他們對公司的遠景不那么樂觀。
    58 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。
    59 refinement kinyX     
    • Sally is a woman of great refinement and beauty. 莎莉是個溫文爾雅又很漂亮的女士。
    • Good manners and correct speech are marks of refinement.彬彬有禮和談吐得體是文雅的標志。
    60 abruptly iINyJ     
    • He gestured abruptly for Virginia to get in the car.他粗魯地示意弗吉尼亞上車。
    • I was abruptly notified that a half-hour speech was expected of me.我突然被通知要講半個小時的話。
    61 mortifying b4c9d41e6df2931de61ad9c0703750cd     
    adj.抑制的,苦修的v.使受辱( mortify的現在分詞 );傷害(人的感情);克制;抑制(肉體、情感等)
    • I've said I did not love her, and rather relished mortifying her vanity now and then. 我已經說過我不愛她,而且時時以傷害她的虛榮心為樂。 來自辭典例句
    • It was mortifying to know he had heard every word. 知道他聽到了每一句話后真是尷尬。 來自互聯網
    62 retrospect xDeys     
    • One's school life seems happier in retrospect than in reality.學校生活回憶起來顯得比實際上要快樂。
    • In retrospect,it's easy to see why we were wrong.回顧過去就很容易明白我們的錯處了。
    63 shameful DzzwR     
    • It is very shameful of him to show off.他向人炫耀自己,真不害臊。
    • We must expose this shameful activity to the newspapers.我們一定要向報社揭露這一無恥行徑。
    64 shamefully 34df188eeac9326cbc46e003cb9726b1     
    可恥地; 丟臉地; 不體面地; 羞恥地
    • He misused his dog shamefully. 他可恥地虐待自己的狗。
    • They have served me shamefully for a long time. 長期以來,他們待我很壞。
    65 disapproved 3ee9b7bf3f16130a59cb22aafdea92d0     
    v.不贊成( disapprove的過去式和過去分詞 )
    • My parents disapproved of my marriage. 我父母不贊成我的婚事。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • She disapproved of her son's indiscriminate television viewing. 她不贊成兒子不加選擇地收看電視。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    66 concealing 0522a013e14e769c5852093b349fdc9d     
    v.隱藏,隱瞞,遮住( conceal的現在分詞 )
    • Despite his outward display of friendliness, I sensed he was concealing something. 盡管他表現得友善,我還是感覺到他有所隱瞞。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • SHE WAS BREAKING THE COMPACT, AND CONCEALING IT FROM HIM. 她違反了他們之間的約定,還把他蒙在鼓里。 來自英漢文學 - 三萬元遺產
    67 displeased 1uFz5L     
    • The old man was displeased and darted an angry look at me. 老人不高興了,瞪了我一眼。
    • He was displeased about the whole affair. 他對整個事情感到很不高興。
    68 unreasonably 7b139a7b80379aa34c95638d4a789e5f     
    adv. 不合理地
    • He was also petty, unreasonably querulous, and mean. 他還是個氣量狹窄,無事生非,平庸刻薄的人。
    • Food in that restaurant is unreasonably priced. 那家飯店價格不公道。
    69 scrupulous 6sayH     
    • 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。
    70 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。
    71 unreasonable tjLwm     
    • 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。
    72 discretion FZQzm     
    • You must show discretion in choosing your friend.你擇友時必須慎重。
    • Please use your best discretion to handle the matter.請慎重處理此事。
    73 insolent AbGzJ     
    • 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。
    74 resentment 4sgyv     
    • All her feelings of resentment just came pouring out.她一股腦兒傾吐出所有的怨恨。
    • She cherished a deep resentment under the rose towards her employer.她暗中對她的雇主懷恨在心。
    75 abominable PN5zs     
    • 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。
    76 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。
    77 hatred T5Gyg     
    • He looked at me with hatred in his eyes.他以憎恨的眼光望著我。
    • The old man was seized with burning hatred for the fascists.老人對法西斯主義者充滿了仇恨。
    78 insolence insolence     
    • I've had enough of your insolence, and I'm having no more. 我受夠了你的侮辱,不能再容忍了。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    • How can you suffer such insolence? 你怎么能容忍這種蠻橫的態度? 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    79 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。
    80 repentance ZCnyS     
    • He shows no repentance for what he has done.他對他的所作所為一點也不懊悔。
    • Christ is inviting sinners to repentance.基督正在敦請有罪的人悔悟。
    81 captious wTjy2     
    • 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。
    82 conveyance OoDzv     
    • Bicycles have become the most popular conveyance for Chinese people.自行車已成為中國人最流行的代步工具。
    • Its another,older,usage is a synonym for conveyance.它的另一個更古老的習慣用法是作為財產轉讓的同義詞使用。
    83 secrecy NZbxH     
    • All the researchers on the project are sworn to secrecy.該項目的所有研究人員都按要求起誓保守秘密。
    • Complete secrecy surrounded the meeting.會議在絕對機密的環境中進行。
    84 raved 0cece3dcf1e171c33dc9f8e0bfca3318     
    v.胡言亂語( rave的過去式和過去分詞 );憤怒地說;咆哮;癡心地說
    • Andrew raved all night in his fever. 安德魯發燒時整夜地說胡話。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • They raved about her beauty. 他們過分稱贊她的美。 來自《現代英漢綜合大詞典》
    85 softened 19151c4e3297eb1618bed6a05d92b4fe     
    (使)變軟( soften的過去式和過去分詞 ); 緩解打擊; 緩和; 安慰
    • His smile softened slightly. 他的微笑稍柔和了些。
    • The ice cream softened and began to melt. 冰淇淋開始變軟并開始融化。
    86 suspense 9rJw3     
    • The suspense was unbearable.這樣提心吊膽的狀況實在叫人受不了。
    • The director used ingenious devices to keep the audience in suspense.導演用巧妙手法引起觀眾的懸念。
    87 dictate fvGxN     
    • It took him a long time to dictate this letter.口述這封信花了他很長時間。
    • What right have you to dictate to others?你有什么資格向別人發號施令?
    88 subscribe 6Hozu     
    • I heartily subscribe to that sentiment.我十分贊同那個觀點。
    • The magazine is trying to get more readers to subscribe.該雜志正大力發展新訂戶。
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