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The housemaid's folding back her window-shutters at eight o'clock the next day was the sound which first roused Catherine; and she opened her eyes, wondering that they could ever have been closed, on objects of cheerfulness; her fire was already burning, and a bright morning had succeeded the tempest of the night. Instantaneously, with the consciousness of existence, returned her recollection of the manuscript; and springing from the bed in the very moment of the maid's going away, she eagerly collected every scattered1 sheet which had burst from the roll on its falling to the ground, and flew back to enjoy the luxury of their perusal2 on her pillow. She now plainly saw that she must not expect a manuscript of equal length with the generality of what she had shuddered3 over in books, for the roll, seeming to consist entirely4 of small disjointed sheets, was altogether but of trifling5 size, and much less than she had supposed it to be at first.

Her greedy eye glanced rapidly over a page. She started at its import. Could it be possible, or did not her senses play her false? An inventory6 of linen7, in coarse and modern characters, seemed all that was before her! If the evidence of sight might be trusted, she held a washing-bill in her hand. She seized another sheet, and saw the same articles with little variation; a third, a fourth, and a fifth presented nothing new. Shirts, stockings, cravats8, and waistcoats faced her in each. Two others, penned by the same hand, marked an expenditure9 scarcely more interesting, in letters, hair-powder, shoe-string, and breeches-ball. And the larger sheet, which had enclosed the rest, seemed by its first cramp10 line, “To poultice chestnut11 mare”—a farrier's bill! Such was the collection of papers (left perhaps, as she could then suppose, by the negligence12 of a servant in the place whence she had taken them) which had filled her with expectation and alarm, and robbed her of half her night's rest! She felt humbled13 to the dust. Could not the adventure of the chest have taught her wisdom? A corner of it, catching14 her eye as she lay, seemed to rise up in judgment15 against her. Nothing could now be clearer than the absurdity16 of her recent fancies. To suppose that a manuscript of many generations back could have remained undiscovered in a room such as that, so modern, so habitable!—Or that she should be the first to possess the skill of unlocking a cabinet, the key of which was open to all!

How could she have so imposed on herself? Heaven forbid that Henry Tilney should ever know her folly17! And it was in a great measure his own doing, for had not the cabinet appeared so exactly to agree with his description of her adventures, she should never have felt the smallest curiosity about it. This was the only comfort that occurred. Impatient to get rid of those hateful evidences of her folly, those detestable papers then scattered over the bed, she rose directly, and folding them up as nearly as possible in the same shape as before, returned them to the same spot within the cabinet, with a very hearty18 wish that no untoward19 accident might ever bring them forward again, to disgrace her even with herself.

Why the locks should have been so difficult to open, however, was still something remarkable20, for she could now manage them with perfect ease. In this there was surely something mysterious, and she indulged in the flattering suggestion for half a minute, till the possibility of the door's having been at first unlocked, and of being herself its fastener, darted21 into her head, and cost her another blush.

She got away as soon as she could from a room in which her conduct produced such unpleasant reflections, and found her way with all speed to the breakfast-parlour, as it had been pointed22 out to her by Miss Tilney the evening before. Henry was alone in it; and his immediate23 hope of her having been undisturbed by the tempest, with an arch reference to the character of the building they inhabited, was rather distressing24. For the world would she not have her weakness suspected, and yet, unequal to an absolute falsehood, was constrained25 to acknowledge that the wind had kept her awake a little. “But we have a charming morning after it,” she added, desiring to get rid of the subject; “and storms and sleeplessness26 are nothing when they are over. What beautiful hyacinths! I have just learnt to love a hyacinth.”

“And how might you learn? By accident or argument?”

“Your sister taught me; I cannot tell how. Mrs. Allen used to take pains, year after year, to make me like them; but I never could, till I saw them the other day in Milsom Street; I am naturally indifferent about flowers.”

“But now you love a hyacinth. So much the better. You have gained a new source of enjoyment27, and it is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible. Besides, a taste for flowers is always desirable in your sex, as a means of getting you out of doors, and tempting28 you to more frequent exercise than you would otherwise take. And though the love of a hyacinth may be rather domestic, who can tell, the sentiment once raised, but you may in time come to love a rose?”

“But I do not want any such pursuit to get me out of doors. The pleasure of walking and breathing fresh air is enough for me, and in fine weather I am out more than half my time. Mamma says I am never within.”

“At any rate, however, I am pleased that you have learnt to love a hyacinth. The mere29 habit of learning to love is the thing; and a teachableness of disposition30 in a young lady is a great blessing31. Has my sister a pleasant mode of instruction?”

Catherine was saved the embarrassment32 of attempting an answer by the entrance of the general, whose smiling compliments announced a happy state of mind, but whose gentle hint of sympathetic early rising did not advance her composure.

The elegance33 of the breakfast set forced itself on Catherine's notice when they were seated at table; and, luckily, it had been the general's choice. He was enchanted34 by her approbation35 of his taste, confessed it to be neat and simple, thought it right to encourage the manufacture of his country; and for his part, to his uncritical palate, the tea was as well flavoured from the clay of Staffordshire, as from that of Dresden or Save. But this was quite an old set, purchased two years ago. The manufacture was much improved since that time; he had seen some beautiful specimens36 when last in town, and had he not been perfectly37 without vanity of that kind, might have been tempted38 to order a new set. He trusted, however, that an opportunity might ere long occur of selecting one—though not for himself. Catherine was probably the only one of the party who did not understand him.

Shortly after breakfast Henry left them for Woodston, where business required and would keep him two or three days. They all attended in the hall to see him mount his horse, and immediately on re-entering the breakfast-room, Catherine walked to a window in the hope of catching another glimpse of his figure. “This is a somewhat heavy call upon your brother's fortitude,” observed the general to Eleanor. “Woodston will make but a sombre appearance today.”

“Is it a pretty place?” asked Catherine.

“What say you, Eleanor? Speak your opinion, for ladies can best tell the taste of ladies in regard to places as well as men. I think it would be acknowledged by the most impartial39 eye to have many recommendations. The house stands among fine meadows facing the south-east, with an excellent kitchen-garden in the same aspect; the walls surrounding which I built and stocked myself about ten years ago, for the benefit of my son. It is a family living, Miss Morland; and the property in the place being chiefly my own, you may believe I take care that it shall not be a bad one. Did Henry's income depend solely40 on this living, he would not be ill-provided for. Perhaps it may seem odd, that with only two younger children, I should think any profession necessary for him; and certainly there are moments when we could all wish him disengaged from every tie of business. But though I may not exactly make converts of you young ladies, I am sure your father, Miss Morland, would agree with me in thinking it expedient41 to give every young man some employment. The money is nothing, it is not an object, but employment is the thing. Even Frederick, my eldest42 son, you see, who will perhaps inherit as considerable a landed property as any private man in the county, has his profession.”

The imposing43 effect of this last argument was equal to his wishes. The silence of the lady proved it to be unanswerable.

Something had been said the evening before of her being shown over the house, and he now offered himself as her conductor; and though Catherine had hoped to explore it accompanied only by his daughter, it was a proposal of too much happiness in itself, under any circumstances, not to be gladly accepted; for she had been already eighteen hours in the abbey, and had seen only a few of its rooms. The netting-box, just leisurely44 drawn45 forth46, was closed with joyful47 haste, and she was ready to attend him in a moment. “And when they had gone over the house, he promised himself moreover the pleasure of accompanying her into the shrubberies and garden.” She curtsied her acquiescence48. “But perhaps it might be more agreeable to her to make those her first object. The weather was at present favourable49, and at this time of year the uncertainty50 was very great of its continuing so. Which would she prefer? He was equally at her service. Which did his daughter think would most accord with her fair friend's wishes? But he thought he could discern. Yes, he certainly read in Miss Morland's eyes a judicious51 desire of making use of the present smiling weather. But when did she judge amiss? The abbey would be always safe and dry. He yielded implicitly52, and would fetch his hat and attend them in a moment.” He left the room, and Catherine, with a disappointed, anxious face, began to speak of her unwillingness53 that he should be taking them out of doors against his own inclination54, under a mistaken idea of pleasing her; but she was stopped by Miss Tilney's saying, with a little confusion, “I believe it will be wisest to take the morning while it is so fine; and do not be uneasy on my father's account; he always walks out at this time of day.”

Catherine did not exactly know how this was to be understood. Why was Miss Tilney embarrassed? Could there be any unwillingness on the general's side to show her over the abbey? The proposal was his own. And was not it odd that he should always take his walk so early? Neither her father nor Mr. Allen did so. It was certainly very provoking. She was all impatience55 to see the house, and had scarcely any curiosity about the grounds. If Henry had been with them indeed! But now she should not know what was picturesque56 when she saw it. Such were her thoughts, but she kept them to herself, and put on her bonnet57 in patient discontent.

She was struck, however, beyond her expectation, by the grandeur58 of the abbey, as she saw it for the first time from the lawn. The whole building enclosed a large court; and two sides of the quadrangle, rich in Gothic ornaments59, stood forward for admiration60. The remainder was shut off by knolls61 of old trees, or luxuriant plantations62, and the steep woody hills rising behind, to give it shelter, were beautiful even in the leafless month of March. Catherine had seen nothing to compare with it; and her feelings of delight were so strong, that without waiting for any better authority, she boldly burst forth in wonder and praise. The general listened with assenting63 gratitude64; and it seemed as if his own estimation of Northanger had waited unfixed till that hour.

The kitchen-garden was to be next admired, and he led the way to it across a small portion of the park.

The number of acres contained in this garden was such as Catherine could not listen to without dismay, being more than double the extent of all Mr. Allen's, as well as her father's, including church-yard and orchard65. The walls seemed countless66 in number, endless in length; a village of hot-houses seemed to arise among them, and a whole parish to be at work within the enclosure. The general was flattered by her looks of surprise, which told him almost as plainly, as he soon forced her to tell him in words, that she had never seen any gardens at all equal to them before; and he then modestly owned that, “without any ambition of that sort himself—without any solicitude67 about it—he did believe them to be unrivalled in the kingdom. If he had a hobby-horse, it was that. He loved a garden. Though careless enough in most matters of eating, he loved good fruit—or if he did not, his friends and children did. There were great vexations, however, attending such a garden as his. The utmost care could not always secure the most valuable fruits. The pinery had yielded only one hundred in the last year. Mr. Allen, he supposed, must feel these inconveniences as well as himself.”

“No, not at all. Mr. Allen did not care about the garden, and never went into it.”

With a triumphant68 smile of self-satisfaction, the general wished he could do the same, for he never entered his, without being vexed69 in some way or other, by its falling short of his plan.

“How were Mr. Allen's succession-houses worked?” describing the nature of his own as they entered them.

“Mr. Allen had only one small hot-house, which Mrs. Allen had the use of for her plants in winter, and there was a fire in it now and then.”

“He is a happy man!” said the general, with a look of very happy contempt.

Having taken her into every division, and led her under every wall, till she was heartily70 weary of seeing and wondering, he suffered the girls at last to seize the advantage of an outer door, and then expressing his wish to examine the effect of some recent alterations71 about the tea-house, proposed it as no unpleasant extension of their walk, if Miss Morland were not tired. “But where are you going, Eleanor? Why do you choose that cold, damp path to it? Miss Morland will get wet. Our best way is across the park.”

“This is so favourite a walk of mine,” said Miss Tilney, “that I always think it the best and nearest way. But perhaps it may be damp.”

It was a narrow winding72 path through a thick grove73 of old Scotch74 firs; and Catherine, struck by its gloomy aspect, and eager to enter it, could not, even by the general's disapprobation, be kept from stepping forward. He perceived her inclination, and having again urged the plea of health in vain, was too polite to make further opposition75. He excused himself, however, from attending them: “The rays of the sun were not too cheerful for him, and he would meet them by another course.” He turned away; and Catherine was shocked to find how much her spirits were relieved by the separation. The shock, however, being less real than the relief, offered it no injury; and she began to talk with easy gaiety of the delightful76 melancholy77 which such a grove inspired.

“I am particularly fond of this spot,” said her companion, with a sigh. “It was my mother's favourite walk.”

Catherine had never heard Mrs. Tilney mentioned in the family before, and the interest excited by this tender remembrance showed itself directly in her altered countenance78, and in the attentive79 pause with which she waited for something more.

“I used to walk here so often with her!” added Eleanor; “though I never loved it then, as I have loved it since. At that time indeed I used to wonder at her choice. But her memory endears it now.”

“And ought it not,” reflected Catherine, “to endear it to her husband? Yet the general would not enter it.” Miss Tilney continuing silent, she ventured to say, “Her death must have been a great affliction!”

“A great and increasing one,” replied the other, in a low voice. “I was only thirteen when it happened; and though I felt my loss perhaps as strongly as one so young could feel it, I did not, I could not, then know what a loss it was.” She stopped for a moment, and then added, with great firmness, “I have no sister, you know—and though Henry—though my brothers are very affectionate, and Henry is a great deal here, which I am most thankful for, it is impossible for me not to be often solitary80.”

“To be sure you must miss him very much.”

“A mother would have been always present. A mother would have been a constant friend; her influence would have been beyond all other.”

“Was she a very charming woman? Was she handsome? Was there any picture of her in the abbey? And why had she been so partial to that grove? Was it from dejection of spirits?”—were questions now eagerly poured forth; the first three received a ready affirmative, the two others were passed by; and Catherine's interest in the deceased Mrs. Tilney augmented81 with every question, whether answered or not. Of her unhappiness in marriage, she felt persuaded. The general certainly had been an unkind husband. He did not love her walk: could he therefore have loved her? And besides, handsome as he was, there was a something in the turn of his features which spoke82 his not having behaved well to her.

“Her picture, I suppose,” blushing at the consummate83 art of her own question, “hangs in your father's room?”

“No; it was intended for the drawing-room; but my father was dissatisfied with the painting, and for some time it had no place. Soon after her death I obtained it for my own, and hung it in my bed-chamber—where I shall be happy to show it you; it is very like.” Here was another proof. A portrait—very like—of a departed wife, not valued by the husband! He must have been dreadfully cruel to her!

Catherine attempted no longer to hide from herself the nature of the feelings which, in spite of all his attentions, he had previously84 excited; and what had been terror and dislike before, was now absolute aversion. Yes, aversion! His cruelty to such a charming woman made him odious85 to her. She had often read of such characters, characters which Mr. Allen had been used to call unnatural86 and overdrawn87; but here was proof positive of the contrary.

She had just settled this point when the end of the path brought them directly upon the general; and in spite of all her virtuous88 indignation, she found herself again obliged to walk with him, listen to him, and even to smile when he smiled. Being no longer able, however, to receive pleasure from the surrounding objects, she soon began to walk with lassitude; the general perceived it, and with a concern for her health, which seemed to reproach her for her opinion of him, was most urgent for returning with his daughter to the house. He would follow them in a quarter of an hour. Again they parted—but Eleanor was called back in half a minute to receive a strict charge against taking her friend round the abbey till his return. This second instance of his anxiety to delay what she so much wished for struck Catherine as very remarkable.



1 scattered 7jgzKF     
  • Gathering up his scattered papers,he pushed them into his case.他把散亂的文件收拾起來,塞進文件夾里。
2 perusal mM5xT     
  • Peter Cooke undertook to send each of us a sample contract for perusal.彼得·庫克答應給我們每人寄送一份合同樣本供閱讀。
  • A perusal of the letters which we have published has satisfied him of the reality of our claim.讀了我們的公開信后,他終于相信我們的要求的確是真的。
3 shuddered 70137c95ff493fbfede89987ee46ab86     
v.戰栗( shudder的過去式和過去分詞 );發抖;(機器、車輛等)突然震動;顫動
  • He slammed on the brakes and the car shuddered to a halt. 他猛踩剎車,車顫抖著停住了。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • I shuddered at the sight of the dead body. 我一看見那尸體就戰栗。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
4 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。
5 trifling SJwzX     
  • They quarreled over a trifling matter.他們為這種微不足道的事情爭吵。
  • So far Europe has no doubt, gained a real conveniency,though surely a very trifling one.直到現在為止,歐洲無疑地已經獲得了實在的便利,不過那確是一種微不足道的便利。
6 inventory 04xx7     
  • Some stores inventory their stock once a week.有些商店每周清點存貨一次。
  • We will need to call on our supplier to get more inventory.我們必須請供應商送來更多存貨。
7 linen W3LyK     
  • The worker is starching the linen.這名工人正在給亞麻布上漿。
  • Fine linen and cotton fabrics were known as well as wool.精細的亞麻織品和棉織品像羊毛一樣聞名遐邇。
8 cravats 88ef1dbc7b31f0d8e7728a858f2b5eec     
n.(系在襯衫衣領里面的)男式圍巾( cravat的名詞復數 )
9 expenditure XPbzM     
  • The entry of all expenditure is necessary.有必要把一切開支入賬。
  • The monthly expenditure of our family is four hundred dollars altogether.我們一家的開銷每月共計四百元。
10 cramp UoczE     
  • Winston stopped writing,partly because he was suffering from cramp.溫斯頓駐了筆,手指也寫麻了。
  • The swimmer was seized with a cramp and had to be helped out of the water.那個在游泳的人突然抽起筋來,讓別人幫著上了岸。
11 chestnut XnJy8     
  • We have a chestnut tree in the bottom of our garden.我們的花園盡頭有一棵栗樹。
  • In summer we had tea outdoors,under the chestnut tree.夏天我們在室外栗樹下喝茶。
12 negligence IjQyI     
  • They charged him with negligence of duty.他們指責他玩忽職守。
  • The traffic accident was allegedly due to negligence.這次車禍據說是由于疏忽造成的。
13 humbled 601d364ccd70fb8e885e7d73c3873aca     
adj. 卑下的,謙遜的,粗陋的 vt. 使 ... 卑下,貶低
  • The examination results humbled him. 考試成績挫了他的傲氣。
  • I am sure millions of viewers were humbled by this story. 我相信數百萬觀眾看了這個故事后都會感到自己的渺小。
14 catching cwVztY     
  • There are those who think eczema is catching.有人就是認為濕疹會傳染。
  • Enthusiasm is very catching.熱情非常富有感染力。
15 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。
16 absurdity dIQyU     
  • The proposal borders upon the absurdity.這提議近乎荒謬。
  • The absurdity of the situation made everyone laugh.情況的荒謬可笑使每個人都笑了。
17 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。
18 hearty Od1zn     
  • After work they made a hearty meal in the worker's canteen.工作完了,他們在工人食堂飽餐了一頓。
  • We accorded him a hearty welcome.我們給他熱忱的歡迎。
19 untoward Hjvw1     
  • Untoward circumstances prevent me from being with you on this festive occasion.有些不幸的事件使我不能在這歡慶的時刻和你在一起。
  • I'll come if nothing untoward happens.我要是沒有特殊情況一定來。
20 remarkable 8Vbx6     
  • She has made remarkable headway in her writing skills.她在寫作技巧方面有了長足進步。
  • These cars are remarkable for the quietness of their engines.這些汽車因發動機沒有噪音而不同凡響。
21 darted d83f9716cd75da6af48046d29f4dd248     
v.投擲,投射( dart的過去式和過去分詞 );向前沖,飛奔
  • The lizard darted out its tongue at the insect. 蜥蜴伸出舌頭去吃小昆蟲。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • The old man was displeased and darted an angry look at me. 老人不高興了,瞪了我一眼。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
22 pointed Il8zB4     
  • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他給我一支削得非常尖的鉛筆。
  • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通過對達茨伍德夫人提出直截了當的邀請向她的哥哥表示出來。
23 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。
24 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。
25 constrained YvbzqU     
  • The evidence was so compelling that he felt constrained to accept it. 證據是那樣的令人折服,他覺得不得不接受。
  • I feel constrained to write and ask for your forgiveness. 我不得不寫信請你原諒。
26 sleeplessness niXzGe     
  • Modern pharmacy has solved the problem of sleeplessness. 現代制藥學已經解決了失眠問題。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • The doctors were puzzled by this strange continuous sleeplessness. 醫生們對他的奇異的不眠感到疑惑。 來自英語晨讀30分(高三)
27 enjoyment opaxV     
  • Your company adds to the enjoyment of our visit. 有您的陪同,我們這次訪問更加愉快了。
  • After each joke the old man cackled his enjoyment.每逢講完一個笑話,這老人就呵呵笑著表示他的高興。
28 tempting wgAzd4     
a.誘人的, 吸引人的
  • It is tempting to idealize the past. 人都愛把過去的日子說得那么美好。
  • It was a tempting offer. 這是個誘人的提議。
29 mere rC1xE     
  • That is a mere repetition of what you said before.那不過是重復了你以前講的話。
  • It's a mere waste of time waiting any longer.再等下去純粹是浪費時間。
30 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。
31 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。
32 embarrassment fj9z8     
  • She could have died away with embarrassment.她窘迫得要死。
  • Coughing at a concert can be a real embarrassment.在音樂會上咳嗽真會使人難堪。
33 elegance QjPzj     
  • 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。
34 enchanted enchanted     
adj. 被施魔法的,陶醉的,入迷的 動詞enchant的過去式和過去分詞
  • She was enchanted by the flowers you sent her. 她非常喜歡你送給她的花。
  • He was enchanted by the idea. 他為這個主意而欣喜若狂。
35 approbation INMyt     
  • He tasted the wine of audience approbation.他嘗到了像酒般令人陶醉的聽眾贊許滋味。
  • The result has not met universal approbation.該結果尚未獲得普遍認同。
36 specimens 91fc365099a256001af897127174fcce     
n.樣品( specimen的名詞復數 );范例;(化驗的)抽樣;某種類型的人
  • Astronauts have brought back specimens of rock from the moon. 宇航員從月球帶回了巖石標本。
  • The traveler brought back some specimens of the rocks from the mountains. 那位旅行者從山上帶回了一些巖石標本。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
37 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。
38 tempted b0182e969d369add1b9ce2353d3c6ad6     
  • I was sorely tempted to complain, but I didn't. 我極想發牢騷,但還是沒開口。
  • I was tempted by the dessert menu. 甜食菜單饞得我垂涎欲滴。
39 impartial eykyR     
  • He gave an impartial view of the state of affairs in Ireland.他對愛爾蘭的事態發表了公正的看法。
  • Careers officers offer impartial advice to all pupils.就業指導員向所有學生提供公正無私的建議。
40 solely FwGwe     
  • Success should not be measured solely by educational achievement.成功與否不應只用學業成績來衡量。
  • The town depends almost solely on the tourist trade.這座城市幾乎完全靠旅游業維持。
41 expedient 1hYzh     
  • 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。
42 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。
43 imposing 8q9zcB     
  • The fortress is an imposing building.這座城堡是一座宏偉的建筑。
  • He has lost his imposing appearance.他已失去堂堂儀表。
44 leisurely 51Txb     
  • We walked in a leisurely manner,looking in all the windows.我們慢悠悠地走著,看遍所有的櫥窗。
  • He had a leisurely breakfast and drove cheerfully to work.他從容的吃了早餐,高興的開車去工作。
45 drawn MuXzIi     
  • All the characters in the story are drawn from life.故事中的所有人物都取材于生活。
  • Her gaze was drawn irresistibly to the scene outside.她的目光禁不住被外面的風景所吸引。
46 forth Hzdz2     
  • The wind moved the trees gently back and forth.風吹得樹輕輕地來回搖晃。
  • He gave forth a series of works in rapid succession.他很快連續發表了一系列的作品。
47 joyful N3Fx0     
  • She was joyful of her good result of the scientific experiments.她為自己的科學實驗取得好成果而高興。
  • They were singing and dancing to celebrate this joyful occasion.他們唱著、跳著慶祝這令人歡樂的時刻。
48 acquiescence PJFy5     
  • The chief inclined his head in sign of acquiescence.首領點點頭表示允許。
  • This is due to his acquiescence.這是因為他的默許。
49 favourable favourable     
  • The company will lend you money on very favourable terms.這家公司將以非常優惠的條件借錢給你。
  • We found that most people are favourable to the idea.我們發現大多數人同意這個意見。
50 uncertainty NlFwK     
  • Her comments will add to the uncertainty of the situation.她的批評將會使局勢更加不穩定。
  • After six weeks of uncertainty,the strain was beginning to take its toll.6個星期的忐忑不安后,壓力開始產生影響了。
51 judicious V3LxE     
  • We should listen to the judicious opinion of that old man.我們應該聽取那位老人明智的意見。
  • A judicious parent encourages his children to make their own decisions.賢明的父親鼓勵兒女自作抉擇。
52 implicitly 7146d52069563dd0fc9ea894b05c6fef     
adv. 含蓄地, 暗中地, 毫不保留地
  • Many verbs and many words of other kinds are implicitly causal. 許多動詞和許多其他類詞都蘊涵著因果關系。
  • I can trust Mr. Somerville implicitly, I suppose? 我想,我可以毫無保留地信任薩莫維爾先生吧?
53 unwillingness 0aca33eefc696aef7800706b9c45297d     
n. 不愿意,不情愿
  • Her unwillingness to answer questions undermined the strength of her position. 她不愿回答問題,這不利于她所處的形勢。
  • His apparent unwillingness would disappear if we paid him enough. 如果我們付足了錢,他露出的那副不樂意的神情就會消失。
54 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。
55 impatience OaOxC     
  • 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。
56 picturesque qlSzeJ     
  • You can see the picturesque shores beside the river.在河邊你可以看到景色如畫的兩岸。
  • That was a picturesque phrase.那是一個形象化的說法。
57 bonnet AtSzQ     
  • The baby's bonnet keeps the sun out of her eyes.嬰孩的帽子遮住陽光,使之不刺眼。
  • She wore a faded black bonnet garnished with faded artificial flowers.她戴著一頂褪了色的黑色無邊帽,帽上綴著褪了色的假花。
58 grandeur hejz9     
  • The grandeur of the Great Wall is unmatched.長城的壯觀是獨一無二的。
  • These ruins sufficiently attest the former grandeur of the place.這些遺跡充分證明此處昔日的宏偉。
59 ornaments 2bf24c2bab75a8ff45e650a1e4388dec     
n.裝飾( ornament的名詞復數 );點綴;裝飾品;首飾v.裝飾,點綴,美化( ornament的第三人稱單數 )
  • The shelves were chock-a-block with ornaments. 架子上堆滿了裝飾品。
  • Playing the piano sets up resonance in those glass ornaments. 一彈鋼琴那些玻璃飾物就會產生共振。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
60 admiration afpyA     
  • He was lost in admiration of the beauty of the scene.他對風景之美贊不絕口。
  • We have a great admiration for the gold medalists.我們對金牌獲得者極為敬佩。
61 knolls 10e6bc9e96f97e83fad35374bcf19f02     
n.小圓丘,小土墩( knoll的名詞復數 )
  • He carefully surveyed the ridges and knolls once more, and also the ravines and gullies. 他又注意地巡視著那些梁和峁,還有溝和壑。 來自互聯網
62 plantations ee6ea2c72cc24bed200cd75cf6fbf861     
n.種植園,大農場( plantation的名詞復數 )
  • Soon great plantations, supported by slave labor, made some families very wealthy. 不久之后出現了依靠奴隸勞動的大莊園,使一些家庭成了富豪。 來自英漢非文學 - 政府文件
  • Winterborne's contract was completed, and the plantations were deserted. 維恩特波恩的合同完成后,那片林地變得荒廢了。 來自辭典例句
63 assenting 461d03db6506f9bf18aaabe10522b2ee     
同意,贊成( assent的現在分詞 )
  • In an assembly, every thing must be done by speaking and assenting. 在一個群集中,任何事情都必須通過發言和同意來進行。
  • Assenting to this demands. 對這個要求讓步。
64 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。
65 orchard UJzxu     
  • My orchard is bearing well this year.今年我的果園果實累累。
  • Each bamboo house was surrounded by a thriving orchard.每座竹樓周圍都是茂密的果園。
66 countless 7vqz9L     
  • In the war countless innocent people lost their lives.在這場戰爭中無數無辜的人喪失了性命。
  • I've told you countless times.我已經告訴你無數遍了。
67 solicitude mFEza     
  • Your solicitude was a great consolation to me.你對我的關懷給了我莫大的安慰。
  • He is full of tender solicitude towards my sister.他對我妹妹滿心牽掛。
68 triumphant JpQys     
  • The army made a triumphant entry into the enemy's capital.部隊勝利地進入了敵方首都。
  • There was a positively triumphant note in her voice.她的聲音里帶有一種極為得意的語氣。
69 vexed fd1a5654154eed3c0a0820ab54fb90a7     
adj.爭論不休的;(指問題等)棘手的;爭論不休的問題;煩惱的v.使煩惱( vex的過去式和過去分詞 );使苦惱;使生氣;詳細討論
  • The conference spent days discussing the vexed question of border controls. 會議花了幾天的時間討論邊境關卡這個難題。
  • He was vexed at his failure. 他因失敗而懊惱。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
70 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。
71 alterations c8302d4e0b3c212bc802c7294057f1cb     
n.改動( alteration的名詞復數 );更改;變化;改變
  • Any alterations should be written in neatly to the left side. 改動部分應書寫清晰,插在正文的左側。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • Gene mutations are alterations in the DNA code. 基因突變是指DNA 密碼的改變。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
72 winding Ue7z09     
  • A winding lane led down towards the river.一條彎彎曲曲的小路通向河邊。
  • The winding trail caused us to lose our orientation.迂回曲折的小道使我們迷失了方向。
73 grove v5wyy     
  • 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。
74 scotch ZZ3x8     
  • Facts will eventually scotch these rumours.這種謠言在事實面前將不攻自破。
  • Italy was full of fine views and virtually empty of Scotch whiskey.意大利多的是美景,真正缺的是蘇格蘭威士忌。
75 opposition eIUxU     
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.該黨領袖在自己的黨內遇到了反對。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察設法制住了那個囚犯的反抗。
76 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。
77 melancholy t7rz8     
  • All at once he fell into a state of profound melancholy.他立即陷入無盡的憂思之中。
  • He felt melancholy after he failed the exam.這次考試沒通過,他感到很郁悶。
78 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。
79 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。
80 solitary 7FUyx     
  • I am rather fond of a solitary stroll in the country.我頗喜歡在鄉間獨自徜徉。
  • The castle rises in solitary splendour on the fringe of the desert.這座城堡巍然聳立在沙漠的邊際,顯得十分壯美。
81 Augmented b45f39670f767b2c62c8d6b211cbcb1a     
adj.增音的 動詞augment的過去式和過去分詞形式
  • 'scientists won't be replaced," he claims, "but they will be augmented." 他宣稱:“科學家不會被取代;相反,他們會被拓展! 來自英漢非文學 - 科學史
  • The impact of the report was augmented by its timing. 由于發表的時間選得好,這篇報導的影響更大了。
82 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。
83 consummate BZcyn     
adj.完美的;v.成婚;使完美 [反]baffle
  • The restored jade burial suit fully reveals the consummate skill of the labouring people of ancient China.復原后的金縷玉衣充分顯示出中國古代勞動人民的精湛工藝。
  • The actor's acting is consummate and he is loved by the audience.這位演員技藝精湛,深受觀眾喜愛。
84 previously bkzzzC     
  • The bicycle tyre blew out at a previously damaged point.自行車胎在以前損壞過的地方又爆開了。
  • Let me digress for a moment and explain what had happened previously.讓我岔開一會兒,解釋原先發生了什么。
85 odious l0zy2     
  • The judge described the crime as odious.法官稱這一罪行令人發指。
  • His character could best be described as odious.他的人格用可憎來形容最貼切。
86 unnatural 5f2zAc     
  • Did her behaviour seem unnatural in any way?她有任何反常表現嗎?
  • She has an unnatural smile on her face.她臉上掛著做作的微笑。
87 overdrawn 4eb10eff40c3bcd30842eb8b379808ff     
透支( overdraw的過去分詞 ); (overdraw的過去分詞)
  • The characters in this novel are rather overdrawn. 這本小說中的人物描寫得有些夸張。
  • His account of the bank robbery is somewhat overdrawn. 他對銀行搶案的敘述有些夸張。
88 virtuous upCyI     
  • She was such a virtuous woman that everybody respected her.她是個有道德的女性,人人都尊敬她。
  • My uncle is always proud of having a virtuous wife.叔叔一直為娶到一位賢德的妻子而驕傲。
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