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    Emma 愛瑪 - Chapter 52
    文章來源:未知 文章作者:enread 發布時間:2021-03-20 02:14 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
    (單詞翻譯:雙擊或拖選)
    It was a very great relief to Emma to find Harriet as desirous as herself to avoid a meeting. Their intercourse1 was painful enough by letter. How much worse, had they been obliged to meet!
     
    Harriet expressed herself very much as might be supposed, without reproaches, or apparent sense of ill-usage; and yet Emma fancied there was a something of resentment2, a something bordering on it in her style, which increased the desirableness of their being separate.-- It might be only her own consciousness; but it seemed as if an angel only could have been quite without resentment under such a stroke.
    She had no difficulty in procuring3 Isabella's invitation; and she was fortunate in having a sufficient reason for asking it, without resorting to invention.--There was a tooth amiss. Harriet really wished, and had wished some time, to consult a dentist. Mrs. John Knightley was delighted to be of use; any thing of ill health was a recommendation to her--and though not so fond of a dentist as of a Mr. Wingfield, she was quite eager to have Harriet under her care.--When it was thus settled on her sister's side, Emma proposed it to her friend, and found her very persuadable.-- Harriet was to go; she was invited for at least a fortnight; she was to be conveyed in Mr. Woodhouse's carriage.--It was all arranged, it was all completed, and Harriet was safe in Brunswick Square.
     
    Now Emma could, indeed, enjoy Mr. Knightley's visits; now she could talk, and she could listen with true happiness, unchecked by that sense of injustice4, of guilt5, of something most painful, which had haunted her when remembering how disappointed a heart was near her, how much might at that moment, and at a little distance, be enduring by the feelings which she had led astray herself.
     
    The difference of Harriet at Mrs. Goddard's, or in London, made perhaps an unreasonable6 difference in Emma's sensations; but she could not think of her in London without objects of curiosity and employment, which must be averting7 the past, and carrying her out of herself.
     
    She would not allow any other anxiety to succeed directly to the place in her mind which Harriet had occupied. There was a communication before her, one which she only could be competent to make-- the confession8 of her engagement to her father; but she would have nothing to do with it at present.--She had resolved to defer9 the disclosure till Mrs. Weston were safe and well. No additional agitation10 should be thrown at this period among those she loved-- and the evil should not act on herself by anticipation11 before the appointed time.--A fortnight, at least, of leisure and peace of mind, to crown every warmer, but more agitating12, delight, should be hers.
     
    She soon resolved, equally as a duty and a pleasure, to employ half an hour of this holiday of spirits in calling on Miss Fairfax.-- She ought to go--and she was longing13 to see her; the resemblance of their present situations increasing every other motive14 of goodwill15. It would be a secret satisfaction; but the consciousness of a similarity of prospect16 would certainly add to the interest with which she should attend to any thing Jane might communicate.
     
    She went--she had driven once unsuccessfully to the door, but had not been into the house since the morning after Box Hill, when poor Jane had been in such distress17 as had filled her with compassion18, though all the worst of her sufferings had been unsuspected.-- The fear of being still unwelcome, determined19 her, though assured of their being at home, to wait in the passage, and send up her name.-- She heard Patty announcing it; but no such bustle20 succeeded as poor Miss Bates had before made so happily intelligible21.--No; she heard nothing but the instant reply of, "Beg her to walk up;"--and a moment afterwards she was met on the stairs by Jane herself, coming eagerly forward, as if no other reception of her were felt sufficient.-- Emma had never seen her look so well, so lovely, so engaging. There was consciousness, animation22, and warmth; there was every thing which her countenance23 or manner could ever have wanted.-- She came forward with an offered hand; and said, in a low, but very feeling tone,
     
    "This is most kind, indeed!--Miss Woodhouse, it is impossible for me to express--I hope you will believe--Excuse me for being so entirely24 without words."
     
    Emma was gratified, and would soon have shewn no want of words, if the sound of Mrs. Elton's voice from the sitting-room25 had not checked her, and made it expedient26 to compress all her friendly and all her congratulatory sensations into a very, very earnest shake of the hand.
     
    Mrs. Bates and Mrs. Elton were together. Miss Bates was out, which accounted for the previous tranquillity27. Emma could have wished Mrs. Elton elsewhere; but she was in a humour to have patience with every body; and as Mrs. Elton met her with unusual graciousness, she hoped the rencontre would do them no harm.
     
    She soon believed herself to penetrate28 Mrs. Elton's thoughts, and understand why she was, like herself, in happy spirits; it was being in Miss Fairfax's confidence, and fancying herself acquainted with what was still a secret to other people. Emma saw symptoms of it immediately in the expression of her face; and while paying her own compliments to Mrs. Bates, and appearing to attend to the good old lady's replies, she saw her with a sort of anxious parade of mystery fold up a letter which she had apparently29 been reading aloud to Miss Fairfax, and return it into the purple and gold reticule by her side, saying, with significant nods,
     
    "We can finish this some other time, you know. You and I shall not want opportunities. And, in fact, you have heard all the essential already. I only wanted to prove to you that Mrs. S. admits our apology, and is not offended. You see how delightfully30 she writes. Oh! she is a sweet creature! You would have doated on her, had you gone.--But not a word more. Let us be discreet-- quite on our good behaviour.--Hush31!--You remember those lines-- I forget the poem at this moment:
     
    "For when a lady's in the case, "You know all other things give place."
     
    Now I say, my dear, in our case, for lady, read----mum! a word to the wise.--I am in a fine flow of spirits, an't I? But I want to set your heart at ease as to Mrs. S.--My representation, you see, has quite appeased32 her."
     
    And again, on Emma's merely turning her head to look at Mrs. Bates's knitting, she added, in a half whisper,
     
    "I mentioned no names, you will observe.--Oh! no; cautious as a minister of state. I managed it extremely well."
     
    Emma could not doubt. It was a palpable display, repeated on every possible occasion. When they had all talked a little while in harmony of the weather and Mrs. Weston, she found herself abruptly34 addressed with,
     
    "Do not you think, Miss Woodhouse, our saucy35 little friend here is charmingly recovered?--Do not you think her cure does Perry the highest credit?--(here was a side-glance of great meaning at Jane.) Upon my word, Perry has restored her in a wonderful short time!-- Oh! if you had seen her, as I did, when she was at the worst!"-- And when Mrs. Bates was saying something to Emma, whispered farther, "We do not say a word of any assistance that Perry might have; not a word of a certain young physician from Windsor.--Oh! no; Perry shall have all the credit."
     
    "I have scarce had the pleasure of seeing you, Miss Woodhouse," she shortly afterwards began, "since the party to Box Hill. Very pleasant party. But yet I think there was something wanting. Things did not seem--that is, there seemed a little cloud upon the spirits of some.--So it appeared to me at least, but I might be mistaken. However, I think it answered so far as to tempt36 one to go again. What say you both to our collecting the same party, and exploring to Box Hill again, while the fine weather lasts?-- It must be the same party, you know, quite the same party, not one exception."
     
    Soon after this Miss Bates came in, and Emma could not help being diverted by the perplexity of her first answer to herself, resulting, she supposed, from doubt of what might be said, and impatience37 to say every thing.
     
    "Thank you, dear Miss Woodhouse, you are all kindness.--It is impossible to say--Yes, indeed, I quite understand--dearest Jane's prospects-- that is, I do not mean.--But she is charmingly recovered.-- How is Mr. Woodhouse?--I am so glad.--Quite out of my power.-- Such a happy little circle as you find us here.--Yes, indeed.-- Charming young man!--that is--so very friendly; I mean good Mr. Perry!-- such attention to Jane!"--And from her great, her more than commonly thankful delight towards Mrs. Elton for being there, Emma guessed that there had been a little show of resentment towards Jane, from the vicarage quarter, which was now graciously overcome.-- After a few whispers, indeed, which placed it beyond a guess, Mrs. Elton, speaking louder, said,
     
    "Yes, here I am, my good friend; and here I have been so long, that anywhere else I should think it necessary to apologise; but, the truth is, that I am waiting for my lord and master. He promised to join me here, and pay his respects to you."
     
    "What! are we to have the pleasure of a call from Mr. Elton?-- That will be a favour indeed! for I know gentlemen do not like morning visits, and Mr. Elton's time is so engaged."
     
    "Upon my word it is, Miss Bates.--He really is engaged from morning to night.--There is no end of people's coming to him, on some pretence38 or other.--The magistrates39, and overseers, and churchwardens, are always wanting his opinion. They seem not able to do any thing without him.--`Upon my word, Mr. E.,' I often say, `rather you than I.-- I do not know what would become of my crayons and my instrument, if I had half so many applicants40.'--Bad enough as it is, for I absolutely neglect them both to an unpardonable degree.--I believe I have not played a bar this fortnight.--However, he is coming, I assure you: yes, indeed, on purpose to wait on you all." And putting up her hand to screen her words from Emma--"A congratulatory visit, you know.--Oh! yes, quite indispensable."
     
    Miss Bates looked about her, so happily!--
     
    "He promised to come to me as soon as he could disengage himself from Knightley; but he and Knightley are shut up together in deep consultation41.--Mr. E. is Knightley's right hand."
     
    Emma would not have smiled for the world, and only said, "Is Mr. Elton gone on foot to Donwell?--He will have a hot walk."
     
    "Oh! no, it is a meeting at the Crown, a regular meeting. Weston and Cole will be there too; but one is apt to speak only of those who lead.--I fancy Mr. E. and Knightley have every thing their own way."
     
    "Have not you mistaken the day?" said Emma. "I am almost certain that the meeting at the Crown is not till to-morrow.--Mr. Knightley was at Hartfield yesterday, and spoke42 of it as for Saturday."
     
    "Oh! no, the meeting is certainly to-day," was the abrupt33 answer, which denoted the impossibility of any blunder on Mrs. Elton's side.-- "I do believe," she continued, "this is the most troublesome parish that ever was. We never heard of such things at Maple43 Grove44."
     
    "Your parish there was small," said Jane.
     
    "Upon my word, my dear, I do not know, for I never heard the subject talked of."
     
    "But it is proved by the smallness of the school, which I have heard you speak of, as under the patronage45 of your sister and Mrs. Bragge; the only school, and not more than five-and-twenty children."
     
    "Ah! you clever creature, that's very true. What a thinking brain you have! I say, Jane, what a perfect character you and I should make, if we could be shaken together. My liveliness and your solidity would produce perfection.--Not that I presume to insinuate46, however, that some people may not think you perfection already.--But hush!-- not a word, if you please."
     
    It seemed an unnecessary caution; Jane was wanting to give her words, not to Mrs. Elton, but to Miss Woodhouse, as the latter plainly saw. The wish of distinguishing her, as far as civility permitted, was very evident, though it could not often proceed beyond a look.
     
    Mr. Elton made his appearance. His lady greeted him with some of her sparkling vivacity47.
     
    "Very pretty, sir, upon my word; to send me on here, to be an encumbrance48 to my friends, so long before you vouchsafe49 to come!-- But you knew what a dutiful creature you had to deal with. You knew I should not stir till my lord and master appeared.-- Here have I been sitting this hour, giving these young ladies a sample of true conjugal50 obedience--for who can say, you know, how soon it may be wanted?"
     
    Mr. Elton was so hot and tired, that all this wit seemed thrown away. His civilities to the other ladies must be paid; but his subsequent object was to lament51 over himself for the heat he was suffering, and the walk he had had for nothing.
     
    "When I got to Donwell," said he, "Knightley could not be found. Very odd! very unaccountable! after the note I sent him this morning, and the message he returned, that he should certainly be at home till one."
     
    "Donwell!" cried his wife.--"My dear Mr. E., you have not been to Donwell!--You mean the Crown; you come from the meeting at the Crown."
     
    "No, no, that's to-morrow; and I particularly wanted to see Knightley to-day on that very account.--Such a dreadful broiling52 morning!-- I went over the fields too--(speaking in a tone of great ill-usage,) which made it so much the worse. And then not to find him at home! I assure you I am not at all pleased. And no apology left, no message for me. The housekeeper53 declared she knew nothing of my being expected.-- Very extraordinary!--And nobody knew at all which way he was gone. Perhaps to Hartfield, perhaps to the Abbey Mill, perhaps into his woods.-- Miss Woodhouse, this is not like our friend Knightley!--Can you explain it?"
     
    Emma amused herself by protesting that it was very extraordinary, indeed, and that she had not a syllable54 to say for him.
     
    "I cannot imagine," said Mrs. Elton, (feeling the indignity55 as a wife ought to do,) "I cannot imagine how he could do such a thing by you, of all people in the world! The very last person whom one should expect to be forgotten!--My dear Mr. E., he must have left a message for you, I am sure he must.--Not even Knightley could be so very eccentric;-- and his servants forgot it. Depend upon it, that was the case: and very likely to happen with the Donwell servants, who are all, I have often observed, extremely awkward and remiss56.--I am sure I would not have such a creature as his Harry57 stand at our sideboard for any consideration. And as for Mrs. Hodges, Wright holds her very cheap indeed.--She promised Wright a receipt, and never sent it."
     
    "I met William Larkins," continued Mr. Elton, "as I got near the house, and he told me I should not find his master at home, but I did not believe him.--William seemed rather out of humour. He did not know what was come to his master lately, he said, but he could hardly ever get the speech of him. I have nothing to do with William's wants, but it really is of very great importance that I should see Knightley to-day; and it becomes a matter, therefore, of very serious inconvenience that I should have had this hot walk to no purpose."
     
    Emma felt that she could not do better than go home directly. In all probability she was at this very time waited for there; and Mr. Knightley might be preserved from sinking deeper in aggression58 towards Mr. Elton, if not towards William Larkins.
     
    She was pleased, on taking leave, to find Miss Fairfax determined to attend her out of the room, to go with her even downstairs; it gave her an opportunity which she immediately made use of, to say,
     
    "It is as well, perhaps, that I have not had the possibility. Had you not been surrounded by other friends, I might have been tempted59 to introduce a subject, to ask questions, to speak more openly than might have been strictly60 correct.--I feel that I should certainly have been impertinent."
     
    "Oh!" cried Jane, with a blush and an hesitation61 which Emma thought infinitely62 more becoming to her than all the elegance63 of all her usual composure--"there would have been no danger. The danger would have been of my wearying you. You could not have gratified me more than by expressing an interest--. Indeed, Miss Woodhouse, (speaking more collectedly,) with the consciousness which I have of misconduct, very great misconduct, it is particularly consoling to me to know that those of my friends, whose good opinion is most worth preserving, are not disgusted to such a degree as to--I have not time for half that I could wish to say. I long to make apologies, excuses, to urge something for myself. I feel it so very due. But, unfortunately--in short, if your compassion does not stand my friend--"
     
    "Oh! you are too scrupulous64, indeed you are," cried Emma warmly, and taking her hand. "You owe me no apologies; and every body to whom you might be supposed to owe them, is so perfectly65 satisfied, so delighted even--"
     
    "You are very kind, but I know what my manners were to you.-- So cold and artificial!--I had always a part to act.--It was a life of deceit!--I know that I must have disgusted you."
     
    "Pray say no more. I feel that all the apologies should be on my side. Let us forgive each other at once. We must do whatever is to be done quickest, and I think our feelings will lose no time there. I hope you have pleasant accounts from Windsor?"
     
    "Very."
     
    "And the next news, I suppose, will be, that we are to lose you-- just as I begin to know you."
     
    "Oh! as to all that, of course nothing can be thought of yet. I am here till claimed by Colonel and Mrs. Campbell."
     
    "Nothing can be actually settled yet, perhaps," replied Emma, smiling--"but, excuse me, it must be thought of."
     
    The smile was returned as Jane answered,
     
    "You are very right; it has been thought of. And I will own to you, (I am sure it will be safe), that so far as our living with Mr. Churchill at Enscombe, it is settled. There must be three months, at least, of deep mourning; but when they are over, I imagine there will be nothing more to wait for."
     
    "Thank you, thank you.--This is just what I wanted to be assured of.-- Oh! if you knew how much I love every thing that is decided66 and open!-- Good-bye, good-bye."


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    1 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。
    2 resentment 4sgyv     
    n.怨憤,忿恨
    參考例句:
    • 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。
    3 procuring 1d7f440d0ca1006a2578d7800f8213b2     
    v.(努力)取得, (設法)獲得( procure的現在分詞 );拉皮條
    參考例句:
    • He was accused of procuring women for his business associates. 他被指控為其生意合伙人招妓。 來自辭典例句
    • She had particular pleasure, in procuring him the proper invitation. 她特別高興為他爭得這份體面的邀請。 來自辭典例句
    4 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。
    5 guilt 9e6xr     
    n.犯罪;內疚;過失,罪責
    參考例句:
    • She tried to cover up her guilt by lying.她企圖用謊言掩飾自己的罪行。
    • Don't lay a guilt trip on your child about schoolwork.別因為功課責備孩子而使他覺得很內疚。
    6 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。
    7 averting edcbf586a27cf6d086ae0f4d09219f92     
    防止,避免( avert的現在分詞 ); 轉移
    參考例句:
    • 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。
    8 confession 8Ygye     
    n.自白,供認,承認
    參考例句:
    • Her confession was simply tantamount to a casual explanation.她的自白簡直等于一篇即席說明。
    • The police used torture to extort a confession from him.警察對他用刑逼供。
    9 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。
    10 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。
    11 anticipation iMTyh     
    n.預期,預料,期望
    參考例句:
    • We waited at the station in anticipation of her arrival.我們在車站等著,期待她的到來。
    • The animals grew restless as if in anticipation of an earthquake.各種動物都變得焦躁不安,像是感到了地震即將發生。
    12 agitating bfcde57ee78745fdaeb81ea7fca04ae8     
    攪動( agitate的現在分詞 ); 激怒; 使焦慮不安; (尤指為法律、社會狀況的改變而)激烈爭論
    參考例句:
    • political groups agitating for social change 鼓吹社會變革的政治團體
    • They are agitating to assert autonomy. 他們正在鼓吹實行自治。
    13 longing 98bzd     
    n.(for)渴望
    參考例句:
    • Hearing the tune again sent waves of longing through her.再次聽到那首曲子使她胸中充滿了渴望。
    • His heart burned with longing for revenge.他心中燃燒著急欲復仇的怒火。
    14 motive GFzxz     
    n.動機,目的;adv.發動的,運動的
    參考例句:
    • 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。
    15 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。
    16 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。
    17 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。
    18 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。
    19 determined duszmP     
    adj.堅定的;有決心的
    參考例句:
    • 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。
    20 bustle esazC     
    v.喧擾地忙亂,匆忙,奔忙;n.忙碌;喧鬧
    參考例句:
    • The bustle and din gradually faded to silence as night advanced.隨著夜越來越深,喧鬧聲逐漸沉寂。
    • There is a lot of hustle and bustle in the railway station.火車站里非常擁擠。
    21 intelligible rbBzT     
    adj.可理解的,明白易懂的,清楚的
    參考例句:
    • 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。
    22 animation UMdyv     
    n.活潑,興奮,卡通片/動畫片的制作
    參考例句:
    • 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。
    23 countenance iztxc     
    n.臉色,面容;面部表情;vt.支持,贊同
    參考例句:
    • At the sight of this photograph he changed his countenance.他一看見這張照片臉色就變了。
    • I made a fierce countenance as if I would eat him alive.我臉色惡狠狠地,仿佛要把他活生生地吞下去。
    24 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。
    25 sitting-room sitting-room     
    n.(BrE)客廳,起居室
    參考例句:
    • The sitting-room is clean.起居室很清潔。
    • Each villa has a separate sitting-room.每棟別墅都有一間獨立的起居室。
    26 expedient 1hYzh     
    adj.有用的,有利的;n.緊急的辦法,權宜之計
    參考例句:
    • The government found it expedient to relax censorship a little.政府發現略微放寬審查是可取的。
    • Every kind of expedient was devised by our friends.我們的朋友想出了各種各樣的應急辦法。
    27 tranquillity 93810b1103b798d7e55e2b944bcb2f2b     
    n. 平靜, 安靜
    參考例句:
    • The phenomenon was so striking and disturbing that his philosophical tranquillity vanished. 這個令人惶惑不安的現象,擾亂了他的曠達寧靜的心境。
    • My value for domestic tranquillity should much exceed theirs. 我應該遠比他們重視家庭的平靜生活。
    28 penetrate juSyv     
    v.透(滲)入;刺入,刺穿;洞察,了解
    參考例句:
    • Western ideas penetrate slowly through the East.西方觀念逐漸傳入東方。
    • The sunshine could not penetrate where the trees were thickest.陽光不能透入樹木最濃密的地方。
    29 apparently tMmyQ     
    adv.顯然地;表面上,似乎
    參考例句:
    • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山窮水盡,豁然開朗。
    • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他對那個消息顯然感到十分驚異。
    30 delightfully f0fe7d605b75a4c00aae2f25714e3131     
    大喜,欣然
    參考例句:
    • The room is delightfully appointed. 這房子的設備令人舒適愉快。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    • The evening is delightfully cool. 晚間涼爽宜人。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    31 hush ecMzv     
    int.噓,別出聲;n.沉默,靜寂;v.使安靜
    參考例句:
    • A hush fell over the onlookers.旁觀者們突然靜了下來。
    • Do hush up the scandal!不要把這丑事聲張出去!
    32 appeased ef7dfbbdb157a2a29b5b2f039a3b80d6     
    安撫,撫慰( appease的過去式和過去分詞 ); 綏靖(滿足另一國的要求以避免戰爭)
    參考例句:
    • His hunger could only be appeased by his wife. 他的欲望只有他的妻子能滿足。
    • They are the more readily appeased. 他們比較容易和解。
    33 abrupt 2fdyh     
    adj.突然的,意外的;唐突的,魯莽的
    參考例句:
    • The river takes an abrupt bend to the west.這河突然向西轉彎。
    • His abrupt reply hurt our feelings.他粗魯的回答傷了我們的感情。
    34 abruptly iINyJ     
    adv.突然地,出其不意地
    參考例句:
    • 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。
    35 saucy wDMyK     
    adj.無禮的;俊俏的;活潑的
    參考例句:
    • He was saucy and mischievous when he was working.他工作時總愛調皮搗蛋。
    • It was saucy of you to contradict your father.你頂撞父親,真是無禮。
    36 tempt MpIwg     
    vt.引誘,勾引,吸引,引起…的興趣
    參考例句:
    • Nothing could tempt him to such a course of action.什么都不能誘使他去那樣做。
    • The fact that she had become wealthy did not tempt her to alter her frugal way of life.她有錢了,可這絲毫沒能讓她改變節儉的生活習慣。
    37 impatience OaOxC     
    n.不耐煩,急躁
    參考例句:
    • He expressed impatience at the slow rate of progress.進展緩慢,他顯得不耐煩。
    • He gave a stamp of impatience.他不耐煩地跺腳。
    38 pretence pretence     
    n.假裝,作假;借口,口實;虛偽;虛飾
    參考例句:
    • The government abandoned any pretence of reform. 政府不再裝模作樣地進行改革。
    • He made a pretence of being happy at the party.晚會上他假裝很高興。
    39 magistrates bbe4eeb7cda0f8fbf52949bebe84eb3e     
    地方法官,治安官( magistrate的名詞復數 )
    參考例句:
    • to come up before the magistrates 在地方法院出庭
    • He was summoned to appear before the magistrates. 他被傳喚在地方法院出庭。
    40 applicants aaea8e805a118b90e86f7044ecfb6d59     
    申請人,求職人( applicant的名詞復數 )
    參考例句:
    • There were over 500 applicants for the job. 有500多人申請這份工作。
    • He was impressed by the high calibre of applicants for the job. 求職人員出色的能力給他留下了深刻印象。
    41 consultation VZAyq     
    n.咨詢;商量;商議;會議
    參考例句:
    • The company has promised wide consultation on its expansion plans.該公司允諾就其擴展計劃廣泛征求意見。
    • The scheme was developed in close consultation with the local community.該計劃是在同當地社區密切磋商中逐漸形成的。
    42 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
    參考例句:
    • 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。
    43 maple BBpxj     
    n.槭樹,楓樹,槭木
    參考例句:
    • Maple sugar is made from the sap of maple trees.楓糖是由楓樹的樹液制成的。
    • The maple leaves are tinge with autumn red.楓葉染上了秋天的紅色。
    44 grove v5wyy     
    n.林子,小樹林,園林
    參考例句:
    • On top of the hill was a grove of tall trees.山頂上一片高大的樹林。
    • The scent of lemons filled the grove.檸檬香味充滿了小樹林。
    45 patronage MSLzq     
    n.贊助,支援,援助;光顧,捧場
    參考例句:
    • Though it was not yet noon,there was considerable patronage.雖然時間未到中午,店中已有許多顧客惠顧。
    • I am sorry to say that my patronage ends with this.很抱歉,我的贊助只能到此為止。
    46 insinuate hbBzH     
    vt.含沙射影地說,暗示
    參考例句:
    • He tried to insinuate himself into the boss's favor.他設法巧妙地漸漸取得老板的歡心。
    • It seems to me you insinuate things about her.我覺得你講起她來,總有些弦外之音。
    47 vivacity ZhBw3     
    n.快活,活潑,精神充沛
    參考例句:
    • Her charm resides in her vivacity.她的魅力存在于她的活潑。
    • He was charmed by her vivacity and high spirits.她的活潑與興高采烈的情緒把他迷住了。
    48 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。
    49 vouchsafe uMZzz     
    v.惠予,準許
    參考例句:
    • Elinor would not vouchsafe any answer.埃莉諾不想給予任何回答。
    • Vouchsafe me a spirit of faith and knowledge.賜予我信心和一顆有知識的心靈。
    50 conjugal Ravys     
    adj.婚姻的,婚姻性的
    參考例句:
    • Conjugal visits are banned,so marriages break down.配偶訪問是禁止的,罪犯的婚姻也因此破裂。
    • Conjugal fate is something delicate.緣分,其實是一種微妙的東西。
    51 lament u91zi     
    n.悲嘆,悔恨,慟哭;v.哀悼,悔恨,悲嘆
    參考例句:
    • Her face showed lament.她的臉上露出悲傷的樣子。
    • We lament the dead.我們哀悼死者。
    52 broiling 267fee918d109c7efe5cf783cbe078f8     
    adj.酷熱的,熾熱的,似燒的v.(用火)烤(焙、炙等)( broil的現在分詞 );使卷入爭吵;使混亂;被烤(或炙)
    參考例句:
    • They lay broiling in the sun. 他們躺在太陽底下幾乎要曬熟了。
    • I'm broiling in this hot sun. 在太陽底下,我感到熱極了。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    53 housekeeper 6q2zxl     
    n.管理家務的主婦,女管家
    參考例句:
    • A spotless stove told us that his mother is a diligent housekeeper.爐子清潔無瑕就表明他母親是個勤勞的主婦。
    • She is an economical housekeeper and feeds her family cheaply.她節約持家,一家人吃得很省。
    54 syllable QHezJ     
    n.音節;vt.分音節
    參考例句:
    • 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。
    55 indignity 6bkzp     
    n.侮辱,傷害尊嚴,輕蔑
    參考例句:
    • For more than a year we have suffered the indignity.在一年多的時間里,我們丟盡了丑。
    • She was subjected to indignity and humiliation.她受到侮辱和羞辱。
    56 remiss 0VZx3     
    adj.不小心的,馬虎
    參考例句:
    • It was remiss of him to forget her birthday.他竟忘了她的生日,實在是糊涂。
    • I would be remiss if I did not do something about it.如果我對此不做點兒什么就是不負責任。
    57 harry heBxS     
    vt.掠奪,蹂躪,使苦惱
    參考例句:
    • Today,people feel more hurried and harried.今天,人們感到更加忙碌和苦惱。
    • Obama harried business by Healthcare Reform plan.奧巴馬用醫改掠奪了商界。
    58 aggression WKjyF     
    n.進攻,侵略,侵犯,侵害
    參考例句:
    • So long as we are firmly united, we need fear no aggression.只要我們緊密地團結,就不必懼怕外來侵略。
    • Her view is that aggression is part of human nature.她認為攻擊性是人類本性的一部份。
    59 tempted b0182e969d369add1b9ce2353d3c6ad6     
    v.慫恿(某人)干不正當的事;冒…的險(tempt的過去分詞)
    參考例句:
    • 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。
    60 strictly GtNwe     
    adv.嚴厲地,嚴格地;嚴密地
    參考例句:
    • His doctor is dieting him strictly.他的醫生嚴格規定他的飲食。
    • The guests were seated strictly in order of precedence.客人嚴格按照地位高低就座。
    61 hesitation tdsz5     
    n.猶豫,躊躇
    參考例句:
    • After a long hesitation, he told the truth at last.躊躇了半天,他終于直說了。
    • There was a certain hesitation in her manner.她的態度有些猶豫不決。
    62 infinitely 0qhz2I     
    adv.無限地,無窮地
    參考例句:
    • 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。
    63 elegance QjPzj     
    n.優雅;優美,雅致;精致,巧妙
    參考例句:
    • The furnishings in the room imparted an air of elegance.這個房間的家具帶給這房間一種優雅的氣氛。
    • John has been known for his sartorial elegance.約翰因為衣著講究而出名。
    64 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。
    65 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。
    66 decided lvqzZd     
    adj.決定了的,堅決的;明顯的,明確的
    參考例句:
    • 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。
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