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The visions of romance were over. Catherine was completely awakened1. Henry's address, short as it had been, had more thoroughly2 opened her eyes to the extravagance of her late fancies than all their several disappointments had done. Most grievously was she humbled3. Most bitterly did she cry. It was not only with herself that she was sunk—but with Henry. Her folly4, which now seemed even criminal, was all exposed to him, and he must despise her forever. The liberty which her imagination had dared to take with the character of his father—could he ever forgive it? The absurdity5 of her curiosity and her fears—could they ever be forgotten? She hated herself more than she could express. He had—she thought he had, once or twice before this fatal morning, shown something like affection for her. But now—in short, she made herself as miserable6 as possible for about half an hour, went down when the clock struck five, with a broken heart, and could scarcely give an intelligible7 answer to Eleanor's inquiry8 if she was well. The formidable Henry soon followed her into the room, and the only difference in his behaviour to her was that he paid her rather more attention than usual. Catherine had never wanted comfort more, and he looked as if he was aware of it.

The evening wore away with no abatement9 of this soothing10 politeness; and her spirits were gradually raised to a modest tranquillity11. She did not learn either to forget or defend the past; but she learned to hope that it would never transpire12 farther, and that it might not cost her Henry's entire regard. Her thoughts being still chiefly fixed13 on what she had with such causeless terror felt and done, nothing could shortly be clearer than that it had been all a voluntary, self-created delusion14, each trifling15 circumstance receiving importance from an imagination resolved on alarm, and everything forced to bend to one purpose by a mind which, before she entered the abbey, had been craving16 to be frightened. She remembered with what feelings she had prepared for a knowledge of Northanger. She saw that the infatuation had been created, the mischief17 settled, long before her quitting Bath, and it seemed as if the whole might be traced to the influence of that sort of reading which she had there indulged.

Charming as were all Mrs. Radcliffe's works, and charming even as were the works of all her imitators, it was not in them perhaps that human nature, at least in the Midland counties of England, was to be looked for. Of the Alps and Pyrenees, with their pine forests and their vices18, they might give a faithful delineation19; and Italy, Switzerland, and the south of France might be as fruitful in horrors as they were there represented. Catherine dared not doubt beyond her own country, and even of that, if hard pressed, would have yielded the northern and western extremities20. But in the central part of England there was surely some security for the existence even of a wife not beloved, in the laws of the land, and the manners of the age. Murder was not tolerated, servants were not slaves, and neither poison nor sleeping potions to be procured21, like rhubarb, from every druggist. Among the Alps and Pyrenees, perhaps, there were no mixed characters. There, such as were not as spotless as an angel might have the dispositions22 of a fiend. But in England it was not so; among the English, she believed, in their hearts and habits, there was a general though unequal mixture of good and bad. Upon this conviction, she would not be surprised if even in Henry and Eleanor Tilney, some slight imperfection might hereafter appear; and upon this conviction she need not fear to acknowledge some actual specks23 in the character of their father, who, though cleared from the grossly injurious suspicions which she must ever blush to have entertained, she did believe, upon serious consideration, to be not perfectly24 amiable25.

Her mind made up on these several points, and her resolution formed, of always judging and acting26 in future with the greatest good sense, she had nothing to do but to forgive herself and be happier than ever; and the lenient27 hand of time did much for her by insensible gradations in the course of another day. Henry's astonishing generosity28 and nobleness of conduct, in never alluding29 in the slightest way to what had passed, was of the greatest assistance to her; and sooner than she could have supposed it possible in the beginning of her distress30, her spirits became absolutely comfortable, and capable, as heretofore, of continual improvement by anything he said. There were still some subjects, indeed, under which she believed they must always tremble—the mention of a chest or a cabinet, for instance—and she did not love the sight of japan in any shape: but even she could allow that an occasional memento31 of past folly, however painful, might not be without use.

The anxieties of common life began soon to succeed to the alarms of romance. Her desire of hearing from Isabella grew every day greater. She was quite impatient to know how the Bath world went on, and how the rooms were attended; and especially was she anxious to be assured of Isabella's having matched some fine netting-cotton, on which she had left her intent; and of her continuing on the best terms with James. Her only dependence32 for information of any kind was on Isabella. James had protested against writing to her till his return to Oxford33; and Mrs. Allen had given her no hopes of a letter till she had got back to Fullerton. But Isabella had promised and promised again; and when she promised a thing, she was so scrupulous34 in performing it! This made it so particularly strange!

For nine successive mornings, Catherine wondered over the repetition of a disappointment, which each morning became more severe: but, on the tenth, when she entered the breakfast-room, her first object was a letter, held out by Henry's willing hand. She thanked him as heartily35 as if he had written it himself. “'Tis only from James, however,” as she looked at the direction. She opened it; it was from Oxford; and to this purpose:

“Dear Catherine,

“Though, God knows, with little inclination36 for writing, I think it my duty to tell you that everything is at an end between Miss Thorpe and me. I left her and Bath yesterday, never to see either again. I shall not enter into particulars—they would only pain you more. You will soon hear enough from another quarter to know where lies the blame; and I hope will acquit37 your brother of everything but the folly of too easily thinking his affection returned. Thank God! I am undeceived in time! But it is a heavy blow! After my father's consent had been so kindly38 given—but no more of this. She has made me miserable forever! Let me soon hear from you, dear Catherine; you are my only friend; your love I do build upon. I wish your visit at Northanger may be over before Captain Tilney makes his engagement known, or you will be uncomfortably circumstanced. Poor Thorpe is in town: I dread39 the sight of him; his honest heart would feel so much. I have written to him and my father. Her duplicity hurts me more than all; till the very last, if I reasoned with her, she declared herself as much attached to me as ever, and laughed at my fears. I am ashamed to think how long I bore with it; but if ever man had reason to believe himself loved, I was that man. I cannot understand even now what she would be at, for there could be no need of my being played off to make her secure of Tilney. We parted at last by mutual40 consent—happy for me had we never met! I can never expect to know such another woman! Dearest Catherine, beware how you give your heart.

“Believe me,” &c.

Catherine had not read three lines before her sudden change of countenance41, and short exclamations42 of sorrowing wonder, declared her to be receiving unpleasant news; and Henry, earnestly watching her through the whole letter, saw plainly that it ended no better than it began. He was prevented, however, from even looking his surprise by his father's entrance. They went to breakfast directly; but Catherine could hardly eat anything. Tears filled her eyes, and even ran down her cheeks as she sat. The letter was one moment in her hand, then in her lap, and then in her pocket; and she looked as if she knew not what she did. The general, between his cocoa and his newspaper, had luckily no leisure for noticing her; but to the other two her distress was equally visible. As soon as she dared leave the table she hurried away to her own room; but the housemaids were busy in it, and she was obliged to come down again. She turned into the drawing-room for privacy, but Henry and Eleanor had likewise retreated thither43, and were at that moment deep in consultation44 about her. She drew back, trying to beg their pardon, but was, with gentle violence, forced to return; and the others withdrew, after Eleanor had affectionately expressed a wish of being of use or comfort to her.

After half an hour's free indulgence of grief and reflection, Catherine felt equal to encountering her friends; but whether she should make her distress known to them was another consideration. Perhaps, if particularly questioned, she might just give an idea—just distantly hint at it—but not more. To expose a friend, such a friend as Isabella had been to her—and then their own brother so closely concerned in it! She believed she must waive45 the subject altogether. Henry and Eleanor were by themselves in the breakfast-room; and each, as she entered it, looked at her anxiously. Catherine took her place at the table, and, after a short silence, Eleanor said, “No bad news from Fullerton, I hope? Mr. and Mrs. Morland—your brothers and sisters—I hope they are none of them ill?”

“No, I thank you” (sighing as she spoke); “they are all very well. My letter was from my brother at Oxford.”

Nothing further was said for a few minutes; and then speaking through her tears, she added, “I do not think I shall ever wish for a letter again!”

“I am sorry,” said Henry, closing the book he had just opened; “if I had suspected the letter of containing anything unwelcome, I should have given it with very different feelings.”

“It contained something worse than anybody could suppose! Poor James is so unhappy! You will soon know why.”

“To have so kind-hearted, so affectionate a sister,” replied Henry warmly, “must be a comfort to him under any distress.”

“I have one favour to beg,” said Catherine, shortly afterwards, in an agitated46 manner, “that, if your brother should be coming here, you will give me notice of it, that I may go away.”

“Our brother! Frederick!”

“Yes; I am sure I should be very sorry to leave you so soon, but something has happened that would make it very dreadful for me to be in the same house with Captain Tilney.”

Eleanor's work was suspended while she gazed with increasing astonishment47; but Henry began to suspect the truth, and something, in which Miss Thorpe's name was included, passed his lips.

“How quick you are!” cried Catherine: “you have guessed it, I declare! And yet, when we talked about it in Bath, you little thought of its ending so. Isabella—no wonder now I have not heard from her—Isabella has deserted48 my brother, and is to marry yours! Could you have believed there had been such inconstancy and fickleness49, and everything that is bad in the world?”

“I hope, so far as concerns my brother, you are misinformed. I hope he has not had any material share in bringing on Mr. Morland's disappointment. His marrying Miss Thorpe is not probable. I think you must be deceived so far. I am very sorry for Mr. Morland—sorry that anyone you love should be unhappy; but my surprise would be greater at Frederick's marrying her than at any other part of the story.”

“It is very true, however; you shall read James's letter yourself. Stay—There is one part—” recollecting50 with a blush the last line.

“Will you take the trouble of reading to us the passages which concern my brother?”

“No, read it yourself,” cried Catherine, whose second thoughts were clearer. “I do not know what I was thinking of” (blushing again that she had blushed before); “James only means to give me good advice.”

He gladly received the letter, and, having read it through, with close attention, returned it saying, “Well, if it is to be so, I can only say that I am sorry for it. Frederick will not be the first man who has chosen a wife with less sense than his family expected. I do not envy his situation, either as a lover or a son.”

Miss Tilney, at Catherine's invitation, now read the letter likewise, and, having expressed also her concern and surprise, began to inquire into Miss Thorpe's connections and fortune.

“Her mother is a very good sort of woman,” was Catherine's answer.

“What was her father?”

“A lawyer, I believe. They live at Putney.”

“Are they a wealthy family?”

“No, not very. I do not believe Isabella has any fortune at all: but that will not signify in your family. Your father is so very liberal! He told me the other day that he only valued money as it allowed him to promote the happiness of his children.” The brother and sister looked at each other. “But,” said Eleanor, after a short pause, “would it be to promote his happiness, to enable him to marry such a girl? She must be an unprincipled one, or she could not have used your brother so. And how strange an infatuation on Frederick's side! A girl who, before his eyes, is violating an engagement voluntarily entered into with another man! Is not it inconceivable, Henry? Frederick too, who always wore his heart so proudly! Who found no woman good enough to be loved!”

“That is the most unpromising circumstance, the strongest presumption51 against him. When I think of his past declarations, I give him up. Moreover, I have too good an opinion of Miss Thorpe's prudence52 to suppose that she would part with one gentleman before the other was secured. It is all over with Frederick indeed! He is a deceased man—defunct in understanding. Prepare for your sister-in-law, Eleanor, and such a sister-in-law as you must delight in! Open, candid53, artless, guileless, with affections strong but simple, forming no pretensions54, and knowing no disguise.”

“Such a sister-in-law, Henry, I should delight in,” said Eleanor with a smile.

“But perhaps,” observed Catherine, “though she has behaved so ill by our family, she may behave better by yours. Now she has really got the man she likes, she may be constant.”

“Indeed I am afraid she will,” replied Henry; “I am afraid she will be very constant, unless a baronet should come in her way; that is Frederick's only chance. I will get the Bath paper, and look over the arrivals.”

“You think it is all for ambition, then? And, upon my word, there are some things that seem very like it. I cannot forget that, when she first knew what my father would do for them, she seemed quite disappointed that it was not more. I never was so deceived in anyone's character in my life before.”

“Among all the great variety that you have known and studied.”

“My own disappointment and loss in her is very great; but, as for poor James, I suppose he will hardly ever recover it.”

“Your brother is certainly very much to be pitied at present; but we must not, in our concern for his sufferings, undervalue yours. You feel, I suppose, that in losing Isabella, you lose half yourself: you feel a void in your heart which nothing else can occupy. Society is becoming irksome; and as for the amusements in which you were wont55 to share at Bath, the very idea of them without her is abhorrent56. You would not, for instance, now go to a ball for the world. You feel that you have no longer any friend to whom you can speak with unreserve, on whose regard you can place dependence, or whose counsel, in any difficulty, you could rely on. You feel all this?”

“No,” said Catherine, after a few moments' reflection, “I do not—ought I? To say the truth, though I am hurt and grieved, that I cannot still love her, that I am never to hear from her, perhaps never to see her again, I do not feel so very, very much afflicted57 as one would have thought.”

“You feel, as you always do, what is most to the credit of human nature. Such feelings ought to be investigated, that they may know themselves.”

Catherine, by some chance or other, found her spirits so very much relieved by this conversation that she could not regret her being led on, though so unaccountably, to mention the circumstance which had produced it.


1 awakened de71059d0b3cd8a1de21151c9166f9f0     
v.(使)醒( awaken的過去式和過去分詞 );(使)覺醒;弄醒;(使)意識到
  • She awakened to the sound of birds singing. 她醒來聽到鳥的叫聲。
  • The public has been awakened to the full horror of the situation. 公眾完全意識到了這一狀況的可怕程度。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
2 thoroughly sgmz0J     
  • The soil must be thoroughly turned over before planting.一定要先把土地深翻一遍再下種。
  • The soldiers have been thoroughly instructed in the care of their weapons.士兵們都系統地接受過保護武器的訓練。
3 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。
4 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。
5 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。
6 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。
7 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。
8 inquiry nbgzF     
  • Many parents have been pressing for an inquiry into the problem.許多家長迫切要求調查這個問題。
  • The field of inquiry has narrowed down to five persons.調查的范圍已經縮小到只剩5個人了。
9 abatement pzHzyb     
  • A bag filter for dust abatement at the discharge point should be provided.在卸料地點應該裝設袋濾器以消除粉塵。
  • The abatement of the headache gave him a moment of rest.頭痛減輕給他片刻的休息。
10 soothing soothing     
  • Put on some nice soothing music.播放一些柔和舒緩的音樂。
  • His casual, relaxed manner was very soothing.他隨意而放松的舉動讓人很快便平靜下來。
11 tranquillity 93810b1103b798d7e55e2b944bcb2f2b     
n. 平靜, 安靜
  • 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。
12 transpire dqayZ     
v.(使)蒸發,(使)排出 ;泄露,公開
  • We do not know what may transpire when we have a new boss.當新老板來后,我們不知會有什么發生。
  • When lack of water,commonly plants would transpire as a way for cool.在缺乏水分時,植物一般用蒸發作為降溫的手段。
13 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。
14 delusion x9uyf     
  • He is under the delusion that he is Napoleon.他患了妄想癥,認為自己是拿破侖。
  • I was under the delusion that he intended to marry me.我誤認為他要娶我。
15 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。
16 craving zvlz3e     
  • a craving for chocolate 非常想吃巧克力
  • She skipped normal meals to satisfy her craving for chocolate and crisps. 她不吃正餐,以便滿足自己吃巧克力和炸薯片的渴望。
17 mischief jDgxH     
  • Nobody took notice of the mischief of the matter. 沒有人注意到這件事情所帶來的危害。
  • He seems to intend mischief.看來他想搗蛋。
18 vices 01aad211a45c120dcd263c6f3d60ce79     
缺陷( vice的名詞復數 ); 惡習; 不道德行為; 臺鉗
  • In spite of his vices, he was loved by all. 盡管他有缺點,還是受到大家的愛戴。
  • He vituperated from the pulpit the vices of the court. 他在教堂的講壇上責罵宮廷的罪惡。
19 delineation wxrxV     
  • Biography must to some extent delineate characters.傳記必須在一定程度上描繪人物。
  • Delineation of channels is the first step of geologic evaluation.勾劃河道的輪廓是地質解譯的第一步。
20 extremities AtOzAr     
n.端點( extremity的名詞復數 );盡頭;手和足;極窘迫的境地
  • She was most noticeable, I thought, in respect of her extremities. 我覺得她那副窮極可憐的樣子實在太惹人注目。 來自辭典例句
  • Winters may be quite cool at the northwestern extremities. 西北邊區的冬天也可能會相當涼。 來自辭典例句
21 procured 493ee52a2e975a52c94933bb12ecc52b     
v.(努力)取得, (設法)獲得( procure的過去式和過去分詞 );拉皮條
  • These cars are to be procured through open tender. 這些汽車要用公開招標的辦法購買。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
  • A friend procured a position in the bank for my big brother. 一位朋友為我哥哥謀得了一個銀行的職位。 來自《用法詞典》
22 dispositions eee819c0d17bf04feb01fd4dcaa8fe35     
安排( disposition的名詞復數 ); 傾向; (財產、金錢的)處置; 氣質
  • We got out some information about the enemy's dispositions from the captured enemy officer. 我們從捕獲的敵軍官那里問出一些有關敵軍部署的情況。
  • Elasticity, solubility, inflammability are paradigm cases of dispositions in natural objects. 伸縮性、可縮性、易燃性是天然物體傾向性的范例。
23 specks 6d64faf449275b5ce146fe2c78100fed     
n.眼鏡;斑點,微粒,污點( speck的名詞復數 )
  • Minutes later Brown spotted two specks in the ocean. 幾分鐘后布朗發現海洋中有兩個小點。 來自英漢非文學 - 百科語料821
  • Do you ever seem to see specks in front of your eyes? 你眼睛前面曾似乎看見過小點嗎? 來自辭典例句
24 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。
25 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。
26 acting czRzoc     
  • Ignore her,she's just acting.別理她,她只是假裝的。
  • During the seventies,her acting career was in eclipse.在七十年代,她的表演生涯黯然失色。
27 lenient h9pzN     
  • The judge was lenient with him.法官對他很寬大。
  • It's a question of finding the means between too lenient treatment and too severe punishment.問題是要找出處理過寬和處罰過嚴的折中辦法。
28 generosity Jf8zS     
  • We should match their generosity with our own.我們應該像他們一樣慷慨大方。
  • We adore them for their generosity.我們欽佩他們的慷慨。
29 alluding ac37fbbc50fb32efa49891d205aa5a0a     
提及,暗指( allude的現在分詞 )
  • He didn't mention your name but I was sure he was alluding to you. 他沒提你的名字,但是我確信他是暗指你的。
  • But in fact I was alluding to my physical deficiencies. 可我實在是為自己的容貌寒心。
30 distress 3llzX     
  • Nothing could alleviate his distress.什么都不能減輕他的痛苦。
  • Please don't distress yourself.請你不要憂愁了。
31 memento nCxx6     
  • The photos will be a permanent memento of your wedding.這些照片會成為你婚禮的永久紀念。
  • My friend gave me his picture as a memento before going away.我的朋友在離別前給我一張照片留作紀念品。
32 dependence 3wsx9     
  • Doctors keep trying to break her dependence of the drug.醫生們盡力使她戒除毒癮。
  • He was freed from financial dependence on his parents.他在經濟上擺脫了對父母的依賴。
33 Oxford Wmmz0a     
  • At present he has become a Professor of Chemistry at Oxford.他現在已是牛津大學的化學教授了。
  • This is where the road to Oxford joins the road to London.這是去牛津的路與去倫敦的路的匯合處。
34 scrupulous 6sayH     
  • She is scrupulous to a degree.她非常謹慎。
  • Poets are not so scrupulous as you are.詩人并不像你那樣顧慮多。
35 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。
36 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。
37 acquit MymzL     
  • That fact decided the judge to acquit him.那個事實使法官判他無罪。
  • They always acquit themselves of their duty very well.他們總是很好地履行自己的職責。
38 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。
39 dread Ekpz8     
  • We all dread to think what will happen if the company closes.我們都不敢去想一旦公司關門我們該怎么辦。
  • Her heart was relieved of its blankest dread.她極度恐懼的心理消除了。
40 mutual eFOxC     
  • We must pull together for mutual interest.我們必須為相互的利益而通力合作。
  • Mutual interests tied us together.相互的利害關系把我們聯系在一起。
41 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。
42 exclamations aea591b1607dd0b11f1dd659bad7d827     
n.呼喊( exclamation的名詞復數 );感嘆;感嘆語;感嘆詞
  • The visitors broke into exclamations of wonder when they saw the magnificent Great Wall. 看到雄偉的長城,游客們驚嘆不已。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • After the will has been read out, angry exclamations aroused. 遺囑宣讀完之后,激起一片憤怒的喊聲。 來自辭典例句
43 thither cgRz1o     
  • He wandered hither and thither looking for a playmate.他逛來逛去找玩伴。
  • He tramped hither and thither.他到處流浪。
44 consultation VZAyq     
  • 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。
45 waive PpGyO     
  • I'll record to our habitat office waive our claim immediately.我立即寫信給咱們的總公司提出放棄索賠。
  • In view of the unusual circumstances,they agree to waive their requirement.鑒于特殊情況,他們同意放棄他們的要求。
46 agitated dzgzc2     
  • His answers were all mixed up,so agitated was he.他是那樣心神不定,回答全亂了。
  • She was agitated because her train was an hour late.她乘坐的火車晚點一個小時,她十分焦慮。
47 astonishment VvjzR     
  • They heard him give a loud shout of astonishment.他們聽見他驚奇地大叫一聲。
  • I was filled with astonishment at her strange action.我對她的奇怪舉動不勝驚異。
48 deserted GukzoL     
  • The deserted village was filled with a deathly silence.這個荒廢的村莊死一般的寂靜。
  • The enemy chieftain was opposed and deserted by his followers.敵人頭目眾叛親離。
49 fickleness HtfzRP     
  • While she always criticized the fickleness of human nature. 她一方面總是批評人的本性朝三暮四。 來自互聯網
  • Cor.1:17 This therefore intending, did I then use fickleness? 林后一17我有這樣的意思,難道是行事輕浮么? 來自互聯網
50 recollecting ede3688b332b81d07d9a3dc515e54241     
v.記起,想起( recollect的現在分詞 )
  • Once wound could heal slowly, my Bo Hui was recollecting. 曾經的傷口會慢慢地愈合,我卜會甾回憶。 來自互聯網
  • I am afraid of recollecting the life of past in the school. 我不敢回憶我在校過去的生活。 來自互聯網
51 presumption XQcxl     
  • Please pardon my presumption in writing to you.請原諒我很冒昧地寫信給你。
  • I don't think that's a false presumption.我認為那并不是錯誤的推測。
52 prudence 9isyI     
  • A lack of prudence may lead to financial problems.不夠謹慎可能會導致財政上出現問題。
  • The happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.幸運者都把他們的成功歸因于謹慎或功德。
53 candid SsRzS     
  • I cannot but hope the candid reader will give some allowance for it.我只有希望公正的讀者多少包涵一些。
  • He is quite candid with his friends.他對朋友相當坦誠。
54 pretensions 9f7f7ffa120fac56a99a9be28790514a     
自稱( pretension的名詞復數 ); 自命不凡; 要求; 權力
  • The play mocks the pretensions of the new middle class. 這出戲諷刺了新中產階級的裝模作樣。
  • The city has unrealistic pretensions to world-class status. 這個城市不切實際地標榜自己為國際都市。
55 wont peXzFP     
  • He was wont to say that children are lazy.他常常說小孩子們懶惰。
  • It is his wont to get up early.早起是他的習慣。
56 abhorrent 6ysz6     
  • He is so abhorrent,saying such bullshit to confuse people.他這樣亂說,妖言惑眾,真是太可惡了。
  • The idea of killing animals for food is abhorrent to many people.許多人想到殺生取食就感到憎惡。
57 afflicted aaf4adfe86f9ab55b4275dae2a2e305a     
使受痛苦,折磨( afflict的過去式和過去分詞 )
  • About 40% of the country's population is afflicted with the disease. 全國40%左右的人口患有這種疾病。
  • A terrible restlessness that was like to hunger afflicted Martin Eden. 一陣可怕的、跟饑餓差不多的不安情緒折磨著馬丁·伊登。
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