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    Emma 愛瑪 - Chapter 54
    文章來源:未知 文章作者:enread 發布時間:2021-03-20 02:28 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
    Time passed on. A few more to-morrows, and the party from London would be arriving. It was an alarming change; and Emma was thinking of it one morning, as what must bring a great deal to agitate1 and grieve her, when Mr. Knightley came in, and distressing2 thoughts were put by. After the first chat of pleasure he was silent; and then, in a graver tone, began with, "I have something to tell you, Emma; some news."
    "Good or bad?" said she, quickly, looking up in his face.
    "I do not know which it ought to be called."
    "Oh! good I am sure.--I see it in your countenance3. You are trying not to smile."
    "I am afraid," said he, composing his features, "I am very much afraid, my dear Emma, that you will not smile when you hear it."
    "Indeed! but why so?--I can hardly imagine that any thing which pleases or amuses you, should not please and amuse me too."
    "There is one subject," he replied, "I hope but one, on which we do not think alike." He paused a moment, again smiling, with his eyes fixed4 on her face. "Does nothing occur to you?-- Do not you recollect5?--Harriet Smith."
    Her cheeks flushed at the name, and she felt afraid of something, though she knew not what.
    "Have you heard from her yourself this morning?" cried he. "You have, I believe, and know the whole."
    "No, I have not; I know nothing; pray tell me."
    "You are prepared for the worst, I see--and very bad it is. Harriet Smith marries Robert Martin."
    Emma gave a start, which did not seem like being prepared-- and her eyes, in eager gaze, said, "No, this is impossible!" but her lips were closed.
    "It is so, indeed," continued Mr. Knightley; "I have it from Robert Martin himself. He left me not half an hour ago."
    She was still looking at him with the most speaking amazement6.
    "You like it, my Emma, as little as I feared.--I wish our opinions were the same. But in time they will. Time, you may be sure, will make one or the other of us think differently; and, in the meanwhile, we need not talk much on the subject."
    "You mistake me, you quite mistake me," she replied, exerting herself. "It is not that such a circumstance would now make me unhappy, but I cannot believe it. It seems an impossibility!--You cannot mean to say, that Harriet Smith has accepted Robert Martin. You cannot mean that he has even proposed to her again--yet. You only mean, that he intends it."
    "I mean that he has done it," answered Mr. Knightley, with smiling but determined7 decision, "and been accepted."
    "Good God!" she cried.--"Well!"--Then having recourse to her workbasket, in excuse for leaning down her face, and concealing8 all the exquisite9 feelings of delight and entertainment which she knew she must be expressing, she added, "Well, now tell me every thing; make this intelligible10 to me. How, where, when?--Let me know it all. I never was more surprized--but it does not make me unhappy, I assure you.--How--how has it been possible?"
    "It is a very simple story. He went to town on business three days ago, and I got him to take charge of some papers which I was wanting to send to John.--He delivered these papers to John, at his chambers11, and was asked by him to join their party the same evening to Astley's. They were going to take the two eldest12 boys to Astley's. The party was to be our brother and sister, Henry, John--and Miss Smith. My friend Robert could not resist. They called for him in their way; were all extremely amused; and my brother asked him to dine with them the next day--which he did--and in the course of that visit (as I understand) he found an opportunity of speaking to Harriet; and certainly did not speak in vain.--She made him, by her acceptance, as happy even as he is deserving. He came down by yesterday's coach, and was with me this morning immediately after breakfast, to report his proceedings14, first on my affairs, and then on his own. This is all that I can relate of the how, where, and when. Your friend Harriet will make a much longer history when you see her.-- She will give you all the minute particulars, which only woman's language can make interesting.--In our communications we deal only in the great.--However, I must say, that Robert Martin's heart seemed for him, and to me, very overflowing15; and that he did mention, without its being much to the purpose, that on quitting their box at Astley's, my brother took charge of Mrs. John Knightley and little John, and he followed with Miss Smith and Henry; and that at one time they were in such a crowd, as to make Miss Smith rather uneasy."
    He stopped.--Emma dared not attempt any immediate13 reply. To speak, she was sure would be to betray a most unreasonable16 degree of happiness. She must wait a moment, or he would think her mad. Her silence disturbed him; and after observing her a little while, he added,
    "Emma, my love, you said that this circumstance would not now make you unhappy; but I am afraid it gives you more pain than you expected. His situation is an evil--but you must consider it as what satisfies your friend; and I will answer for your thinking better and better of him as you know him more. His good sense and good principles would delight you.--As far as the man is concerned, you could not wish your friend in better hands. His rank in society I would alter if I could, which is saying a great deal I assure you, Emma.--You laugh at me about William Larkins; but I could quite as ill spare Robert Martin."
    He wanted her to look up and smile; and having now brought herself not to smile too broadly--she did--cheerfully answering,
    "You need not be at any pains to reconcile me to the match. I think Harriet is doing extremely well. Her connexions may be worse than his. In respectability of character, there can be no doubt that they are. I have been silent from surprize merely, excessive surprize. You cannot imagine how suddenly it has come on me! how peculiarly unprepared I was!--for I had reason to believe her very lately more determined against him, much more, than she was before."
    "You ought to know your friend best," replied Mr. Knightley; "but I should say she was a good-tempered, soft-hearted girl, not likely to be very, very determined against any young man who told her he loved her."
    Emma could not help laughing as she answered, "Upon my word, I believe you know her quite as well as I do.--But, Mr. Knightley, are you perfectly17 sure that she has absolutely and downright accepted him. I could suppose she might in time--but can she already?-- Did not you misunderstand him?--You were both talking of other things; of business, shows of cattle, or new drills--and might not you, in the confusion of so many subjects, mistake him?--It was not Harriet's hand that he was certain of--it was the dimensions of some famous ox."
    The contrast between the countenance and air of Mr. Knightley and Robert Martin was, at this moment, so strong to Emma's feelings, and so strong was the recollection of all that had so recently passed on Harriet's side, so fresh the sound of those words, spoken with such emphasis, "No, I hope I know better than to think of Robert Martin," that she was really expecting the intelligence to prove, in some measure, premature19. It could not be otherwise.
    "Do you dare say this?" cried Mr. Knightley. "Do you dare to suppose me so great a blockhead, as not to know what a man is talking of?-- What do you deserve?"
    "Oh! I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other; and, therefore, you must give me a plain, direct answer. Are you quite sure that you understand the terms on which Mr. Martin and Harriet now are?"
    "I am quite sure," he replied, speaking very distinctly, "that he told me she had accepted him; and that there was no obscurity, nothing doubtful, in the words he used; and I think I can give you a proof that it must be so. He asked my opinion as to what he was now to do. He knew of no one but Mrs. Goddard to whom he could apply for information of her relations or friends. Could I mention any thing more fit to be done, than to go to Mrs. Goddard? I assured him that I could not. Then, he said, he would endeavour to see her in the course of this day."
    "I am perfectly satisfied," replied Emma, with the brightest smiles, "and most sincerely wish them happy."
    "You are materially changed since we talked on this subject before."
    "I hope so--for at that time I was a fool."
    "And I am changed also; for I am now very willing to grant you all Harriet's good qualities. I have taken some pains for your sake, and for Robert Martin's sake, (whom I have always had reason to believe as much in love with her as ever,) to get acquainted with her. I have often talked to her a good deal. You must have seen that I did. Sometimes, indeed, I have thought you were half suspecting me of pleading poor Martin's cause, which was never the case; but, from all my observations, I am convinced of her being an artless, amiable20 girl, with very good notions, very seriously good principles, and placing her happiness in the affections and utility of domestic life.-- Much of this, I have no doubt, she may thank you for."
    "Me!" cried Emma, shaking her head.--"Ah! poor Harriet!"
    She checked herself, however, and submitted quietly to a little more praise than she deserved.
    Their conversation was soon afterwards closed by the entrance of her father. She was not sorry. She wanted to be alone. Her mind was in a state of flutter and wonder, which made it impossible for her to be collected. She was in dancing, singing, exclaiming spirits; and till she had moved about, and talked to herself, and laughed and reflected, she could be fit for nothing rational.
    Her father's business was to announce James's being gone out to put the horses to, preparatory to their now daily drive to Randalls; and she had, therefore, an immediate excuse for disappearing.
    The joy, the gratitude21, the exquisite delight of her sensations may be imagined. The sole grievance22 and alloy23 thus removed in the prospect24 of Harriet's welfare, she was really in danger of becoming too happy for security.--What had she to wish for? Nothing, but to grow more worthy25 of him, whose intentions and judgment26 had been ever so superior to her own. Nothing, but that the lessons of her past folly27 might teach her humility28 and circumspection29 in future.
    Serious she was, very serious in her thankfulness, and in her resolutions; and yet there was no preventing a laugh, sometimes in the very midst of them. She must laugh at such a close! Such an end of the doleful disappointment of five weeks back! Such a heart--such a Harriet!
    Now there would be pleasure in her returning--Every thing would be a pleasure. It would be a great pleasure to know Robert Martin.
    High in the rank of her most serious and heartfelt felicities, was the reflection that all necessity of concealment30 from Mr. Knightley would soon be over. The disguise, equivocation31, mystery, so hateful to her to practise, might soon be over. She could now look forward to giving him that full and perfect confidence which her disposition32 was most ready to welcome as a duty.
    In the gayest and happiest spirits she set forward with her father; not always listening, but always agreeing to what he said; and, whether in speech or silence, conniving33 at the comfortable persuasion34 of his being obliged to go to Randalls every day, or poor Mrs. Weston would be disappointed.
    They arrived.--Mrs. Weston was alone in the drawing-room:-- but hardly had they been told of the baby, and Mr. Woodhouse received the thanks for coming, which he asked for, when a glimpse was caught through the blind, of two figures passing near the window.
    "It is Frank and Miss Fairfax," said Mrs. Weston. "I was just going to tell you of our agreeable surprize in seeing him arrive this morning. He stays till to-morrow, and Miss Fairfax has been persuaded to spend the day with us.--They are coming in, I hope."
    In half a minute they were in the room. Emma was extremely glad to see him--but there was a degree of confusion--a number of embarrassing recollections on each side. They met readily and smiling, but with a consciousness which at first allowed little to be said; and having all sat down again, there was for some time such a blank in the circle, that Emma began to doubt whether the wish now indulged, which she had long felt, of seeing Frank Churchill once more, and of seeing him with Jane, would yield its proportion of pleasure. When Mr. Weston joined the party, however, and when the baby was fetched, there was no longer a want of subject or animation-- or of courage and opportunity for Frank Churchill to draw near her and say,
    "I have to thank you, Miss Woodhouse, for a very kind forgiving message in one of Mrs. Weston's letters. I hope time has not made you less willing to pardon. I hope you do not retract35 what you then said."
    "No, indeed," cried Emma, most happy to begin, "not in the least. I am particularly glad to see and shake hands with you--and to give you joy in person."
    He thanked her with all his heart, and continued some time to speak with serious feeling of his gratitude and happiness.
    "Is not she looking well?" said he, turning his eyes towards Jane. "Better than she ever used to do?--You see how my father and Mrs. Weston doat upon her."
    But his spirits were soon rising again, and with laughing eyes, after mentioning the expected return of the Campbells, he named the name of Dixon.--Emma blushed, and forbade its being pronounced in her hearing.
    "I can never think of it," she cried, "without extreme shame."
    "The shame," he answered, "is all mine, or ought to be. But is it possible that you had no suspicion?--I mean of late. Early, I know, you had none."
    "I never had the smallest, I assure you."
    "That appears quite wonderful. I was once very near--and I wish I had-- it would have been better. But though I was always doing wrong things, they were very bad wrong things, and such as did me no service.-- It would have been a much better transgression36 had I broken the bond of secrecy37 and told you every thing."
    "It is not now worth a regret," said Emma. "I have some hope," resumed he, "of my uncle's being persuaded to pay a visit at Randalls; he wants to be introduced to her. When the Campbells are returned, we shall meet them in London, and continue there, I trust, till we may carry her northward38.--But now, I am at such a distance from her--is not it hard, Miss Woodhouse?-- Till this morning, we have not once met since the day of reconciliation39. Do not you pity me?"
    Emma spoke18 her pity so very kindly40, that with a sudden accession of gay thought, he cried,
    "Ah! by the bye," then sinking his voice, and looking demure41 for the moment--"I hope Mr. Knightley is well?" He paused.--She coloured and laughed.--"I know you saw my letter, and think you may remember my wish in your favour. Let me return your congratulations.-- I assure you that I have heard the news with the warmest interest and satisfaction.--He is a man whom I cannot presume to praise."
    Emma was delighted, and only wanted him to go on in the same style; but his mind was the next moment in his own concerns and with his own Jane, and his next words were,
    "Did you ever see such a skin?--such smoothness! such delicacy42!-- and yet without being actually fair.--One cannot call her fair. It is a most uncommon43 complexion44, with her dark eye-lashes and hair-- a most distinguishing complexion! So peculiarly the lady in it.-- Just colour enough for beauty."
    "I have always admired her complexion," replied Emma, archly; "but do not I remember the time when you found fault with her for being so pale?-- When we first began to talk of her.--Have you quite forgotten?"
    "Oh! no--what an impudent45 dog I was!--How could I dare--"
    But he laughed so heartily46 at the recollection, that Emma could not help saying,
    "I do suspect that in the midst of your perplexities at that time, you had very great amusement in tricking us all.--I am sure you had.-- I am sure it was a consolation47 to you."
    "Oh! no, no, no--how can you suspect me of such a thing? I was the most miserable48 wretch49!"
    "Not quite so miserable as to be insensible to mirth. I am sure it was a source of high entertainment to you, to feel that you were taking us all in.--Perhaps I am the readier to suspect, because, to tell you the truth, I think it might have been some amusement to myself in the same situation. I think there is a little likeness50 between us."
    He bowed.
    "If not in our dispositions," she presently added, with a look of true sensibility, "there is a likeness in our destiny; the destiny which bids fair to connect us with two characters so much superior to our own."
    "True, true," he answered, warmly. "No, not true on your side. You can have no superior, but most true on mine.--She is a complete angel. Look at her. Is not she an angel in every gesture? Observe the turn of her throat. Observe her eyes, as she is looking up at my father.-- You will be glad to hear (inclining his head, and whispering seriously) that my uncle means to give her all my aunt's jewels. They are to be new set. I am resolved to have some in an ornament51 for the head. Will not it be beautiful in her dark hair?"
    "Very beautiful, indeed," replied Emma; and she spoke so kindly, that he gratefully burst out,
    "How delighted I am to see you again! and to see you in such excellent looks!--I would not have missed this meeting for the world. I should certainly have called at Hartfield, had you failed to come."
    The others had been talking of the child, Mrs. Weston giving an account of a little alarm she had been under, the evening before, from the infant's appearing not quite well. She believed she had been foolish, but it had alarmed her, and she had been within half a minute of sending for Mr. Perry. Perhaps she ought to be ashamed, but Mr. Weston had been almost as uneasy as herself.--In ten minutes, however, the child had been perfectly well again. This was her history; and particularly interesting it was to Mr. Woodhouse, who commended her very much for thinking of sending for Perry, and only regretted that she had not done it. "She should always send for Perry, if the child appeared in the slightest degree disordered, were it only for a moment. She could not be too soon alarmed, nor send for Perry too often. It was a pity, perhaps, that he had not come last night; for, though the child seemed well now, very well considering, it would probably have been better if Perry had seen it."
    Frank Churchill caught the name.
    "Perry!" said he to Emma, and trying, as he spoke, to catch Miss Fairfax's eye. "My friend Mr. Perry! What are they saying about Mr. Perry?--Has he been here this morning?--And how does he travel now?--Has he set up his carriage?"
    Emma soon recollected52, and understood him; and while she joined in the laugh, it was evident from Jane's countenance that she too was really hearing him, though trying to seem deaf.
    "Such an extraordinary dream of mine!" he cried. "I can never think of it without laughing.--She hears us, she hears us, Miss Woodhouse. I see it in her cheek, her smile, her vain attempt to frown. Look at her. Do not you see that, at this instant, the very passage of her own letter, which sent me the report, is passing under her eye-- that the whole blunder is spread before her--that she can attend to nothing else, though pretending to listen to the others?"
    Jane was forced to smile completely, for a moment; and the smile partly remained as she turned towards him, and said in a conscious, low, yet steady voice,
    "How you can bear such recollections, is astonishing to me!-- They will sometimes obtrude--but how you can court them!"
    He had a great deal to say in return, and very entertainingly; but Emma's feelings were chiefly with Jane, in the argument; and on leaving Randalls, and falling naturally into a comparison of the two men, she felt, that pleased as she had been to see Frank Churchill, and really regarding him as she did with friendship, she had never been more sensible of Mr. Knightley's high superiority of character. The happiness of this most happy day, received its completion, in the animated53 contemplation of his worth which this comparison produced.


    1 agitate aNtzi     
    • They sent agents to agitate the local people.他們派遣情報人員煽動當地的民眾。
    • All you need to do is gently agitate the water with a finger or paintbrush.你只需要用手指或刷子輕輕地攪動水。
    2 distressing cuTz30     
    • All who saw the distressing scene revolted against it. 所有看到這種悲慘景象的人都對此感到難過。
    • It is distressing to see food being wasted like this. 這樣浪費糧食令人痛心。
    3 countenance iztxc     
    • 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。
    4 fixed JsKzzj     
    • Have you two fixed on a date for the wedding yet?你們倆選定婚期了嗎?
    • Once the aim is fixed,we should not change it arbitrarily.目標一旦確定,我們就不應該隨意改變。
    5 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。
    6 amazement 7zlzBK     
    • All those around him looked at him with amazement.周圍的人都對他投射出驚異的眼光。
    • He looked at me in blank amazement.他帶著迷茫驚詫的神情望著我。
    7 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。
    8 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
    9 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。
    10 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。
    11 chambers c053984cd45eab1984d2c4776373c4fe     
    n.房間( chamber的名詞復數 );(議會的)議院;臥室;會議廳
    • The body will be removed into one of the cold storage chambers. 尸體將被移到一個冷凍間里。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • Mr Chambers's readable book concentrates on the middle passage: the time Ransome spent in Russia. Chambers先生的這本值得一看的書重點在中間:Ransome在俄國的那幾年。 來自互聯網
    12 eldest bqkx6     
    • The King's eldest son is the heir to the throne.國王的長子是王位的繼承人。
    • The castle and the land are entailed on the eldest son.城堡和土地限定由長子繼承。
    13 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。
    14 proceedings Wk2zvX     
    • He was released on bail pending committal proceedings. 他交保獲釋正在候審。
    • to initiate legal proceedings against sb 對某人提起訴訟
    15 overflowing df84dc195bce4a8f55eb873daf61b924     
    n. 溢出物,溢流 adj. 充沛的,充滿的 動詞overflow的現在分詞形式
    • The stands were overflowing with farm and sideline products. 集市上農副產品非常豐富。
    • The milk is overflowing. 牛奶溢出來了。
    16 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。
    17 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。
    18 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。
    19 premature FPfxV     
    • It is yet premature to predict the possible outcome of the dialogue.預言這次對話可能有什么結果為時尚早。
    • The premature baby is doing well.那個早產的嬰兒很健康。
    20 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。
    21 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。
    22 grievance J6ayX     
    • He will not easily forget his grievance.他不會輕易忘掉他的委屈。
    • He had been nursing a grievance against his boss for months.幾個月來他對老板一直心懷不滿。
    23 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。
    24 prospect P01zn     
    • 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。
    25 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。
    26 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。
    27 folly QgOzL     
    • Learn wisdom by the folly of others.從別人的愚蠢行動中學到智慧。
    • Events proved the folly of such calculations.事情的進展證明了這種估計是愚蠢的。
    28 humility 8d6zX     
    • Humility often gains more than pride.謙遜往往比驕傲收益更多。
    • His voice was still soft and filled with specious humility.他的聲音還是那么溫和,甚至有點謙卑。
    29 circumspection c0ef465c0f46f479392339ee7a4372d9     
    • The quality of being circumspection is essential for a secretary. 作為一個秘書,我想細致周到是十分必要的。 來自互聯網
    • Circumspection: beware the way of communication, always say good to peoples. 慎言:要說于人于己有利的話,注意溝通方式。 來自互聯網
    30 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。
    31 equivocation 00a0e20897d54469b5c13a10d99e2277     
    • These actions must be condemned without equivocation. 對這些行為必須毫不含糊地予以譴責。 來自辭典例句
    • With caution, and with some equivocation, Bohr took a further step. 玻爾謹慎地而又有些含糊其詞地采取了更深入的步驟。 來自辭典例句
    32 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。
    33 conniving 659ad90919ad6a36ff5f496205aa1c65     
    v.密謀 ( connive的現在分詞 );搞陰謀;默許;縱容
    • She knew that if she said nothing she would be conniving in an injustice. 她知道她如果什么也不說就是在縱容不公正的行為。
    • The general is accused of conniving in a plot to topple the government. 將軍被指控縱容一個顛覆政府的陰謀。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    34 persuasion wMQxR     
    • He decided to leave only after much persuasion.經過多方勸說,他才決定離開。
    • After a lot of persuasion,she agreed to go.經過多次勸說后,她同意去了。
    35 retract NWFxJ     
    • The criminals should stop on the precipice, retract from the wrong path and not go any further.犯罪分子應當迷途知返,懸崖勒馬,不要在錯誤的道路上繼續走下去。
    • I don't want to speak rashly now and later have to retract my statements.我不想現在說些輕率的話,然后又要收回自己說過的話。
    36 transgression transgression     
    • The price can make an action look more like a transaction than a transgression.罰款讓一個行為看起來更像是一筆交易而不是一次違法行為。
    • The areas of transgression are indicated by wide spacing of the thickness contours.那幢摩天大樓高聳入云。
    37 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。
    38 northward YHexe     
    • He pointed his boat northward.他將船駛向北方。
    • I would have a chance to head northward quickly.我就很快有機會去北方了。
    39 reconciliation DUhxh     
    • He was taken up with the reconciliation of husband and wife.他忙于做夫妻間的調解工作。
    • Their handshake appeared to be a gesture of reconciliation.他們的握手似乎是和解的表示。
    40 kindly tpUzhQ     
    • Her neighbours spoke of her as kindly and hospitable.她的鄰居都說她和藹可親、熱情好客。
    • A shadow passed over the kindly face of the old woman.一道陰影掠過老太太慈祥的面孔。
    41 demure 3mNzb     
    • She's very demure and sweet.她非常嫻靜可愛。
    • The luscious Miss Wharton gave me a demure but knowing smile.性感迷人的沃頓小姐對我羞澀地會心一笑。
    42 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。
    43 uncommon AlPwO     
    • Such attitudes were not at all uncommon thirty years ago.這些看法在30年前很常見。
    • Phil has uncommon intelligence.菲爾智力超群。
    44 complexion IOsz4     
    • Red does not suit with her complexion.紅色與她的膚色不協調。
    • Her resignation puts a different complexion on things.她一辭職局面就全變了。
    45 impudent X4Eyf     
    • She's tolerant toward those impudent colleagues.她對那些無禮的同事采取容忍的態度。
    • The teacher threatened to kick the impudent pupil out of the room.老師威脅著要把這無禮的小學生攆出教室。
    46 heartily Ld3xp     
    • He ate heartily and went out to look for his horse.他痛快地吃了一頓,就出去找他的馬。
    • The host seized my hand and shook it heartily.主人抓住我的手,熱情地和我握手。
    47 consolation WpbzC     
    • The children were a great consolation to me at that time.那時孩子們成了我的莫大安慰。
    • This news was of little consolation to us.這個消息對我們來說沒有什么安慰。
    48 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。
    49 wretch EIPyl     
    • You are really an ungrateful wretch to complain instead of thanking him.你不但不謝他,還埋怨他,真不知好歹。
    • The dead husband is not the dishonoured wretch they fancied him.死去的丈夫不是他們所想象的不光彩的壞蛋。
    50 likeness P1txX     
    • I think the painter has produced a very true likeness.我認為這位畫家畫得非常逼真。
    • She treasured the painted likeness of her son.她珍藏她兒子的畫像。
    51 ornament u4czn     
    • The flowers were put on the table for ornament.花放在桌子上做裝飾用。
    • She wears a crystal ornament on her chest.她的前胸戴了一個水晶飾品。
    52 recollected 38b448634cd20e21c8e5752d2b820002     
    adj.冷靜的;鎮定的;被回憶起的;沉思默想的v.記起,想起( recollect的過去式和過去分詞 )
    • I recollected that she had red hair. 我記得她有一頭紅發。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • His efforts, the Duke recollected many years later, were distinctly half-hearted. 據公爵許多年之后的回憶,他當時明顯只是敷衍了事。 來自辭典例句
    53 animated Cz7zMa     
    • His observations gave rise to an animated and lively discussion.他的言論引起了一場氣氛熱烈而活躍的討論。
    • We had an animated discussion over current events last evening.昨天晚上我們熱烈地討論時事。
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