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Part 1 Chapter 24

A CapitalSo much noise, so many busy people! So many ideas in the headof a man of twenty! So many distractions1 for love!

  BARNAVEAt length he made out, on a distant mountain, a line of dark walls; itwas the citadel2 of Besancon. 'How different for me,' he said with a sigh,'if I were arriving in this noble fortress3 to be a sublieutenant in one of theregiments entrusted4 with its defence!'

  Besancon is not merely one of the most charming towns in France, itabounds in men and women of feeling and spirit. But Julien was only ayoung peasant and had no way of approaching the distinguished5 people.

  He had borrowed from Fouque a layman's coat, and it was in this attire6 that he crossed the drawbridges. His mind full of the history of thesiege of 1674, he was determined7 to visit, before shutting himself up inthe Seminary, the ramparts and the citadel. More than once, he was onthe point of being arrested by the sentries8 for making his way into placesfrom which the engineers of the garrison9 excluded the public, in order tomake a profit of twelve or fifteen francs every year by the sale of the haygrown there.

  The height of the walls, the depth of the moats, the awe-inspiring appearance of the guns had occupied him for some hours, when hehappened to pass by the principal cafe, on the boulevard. He stoodspeechless with admiration10; albeit11 he could read the word Cafe inscribedin huge letters over the two vast doors, he could not believe his eyes. Hemade an effort to master his timidity; he ventured to enter, and foundhimself in a hall thirty or forty feet long, the ceiling of which rose to aheight of at least twenty feet. On this day of days everything wore an airof enchantment13 for him.

   Two games of billiards14 were in progress. The waiters were calling outthe scores; the players hurried round the tables through a crowd of onlookers15. Streams of tobacco smoke, pouring from every mouth, enveloped16 them in a blue haze17. The tall stature18 of these men, their roundedshoulders, their heavy gait, their bushy whiskers, the long frock coatsthat coveted19 their bodies, all attracted Julien's attention. These noble sonsof ancient Bisontium conversed20 only in shouts; they gave themselves theair of tremendous warriors21. Julien stood spellbound in admiration; hewas thinking of the vastness and splendour of a great capital like Besancon. He felt that he could not possibly summon up courage to ask for acup of coffee from one of those gentlemen with the proud gaze whowere marking the score at billiards.

  But the young lady behind the counter had remarked the charming appearance of this young country cousin, who, brought to a standstill threepaces from the stove, hugging his little bundle under his arm, was studying the bust22 of the King, in gleaming white plaster. This young lady, astrapping Franc-Comtoise, extremely well made, and dressed in the stylecalculated to give tone to a cafe, had already said twice, in a low voice somodulated that only Julien should hear her: 'Sir! Sir!' Julien's gaze metthat of a pair of the most tender blue eyes, and saw that it was himselfwho was being addressed.

  He stepped briskly up to the counter and the pretty girl, as he mighthave advanced in the face of the enemy. As he executed this great movement, his bundle fell to the ground.

  What pity will not our provincial23 inspire in the young scholars of Paris, who at fifteen, have already learned how to enter a cafe with so distinguished an air! But these children, so stylish24 at fifteen, at eighteen beginto turn common. The passionate25 shyness which one meets in theprovinces now and then overcomes itself, and then teaches its victim todesire. As he approached this beautiful girl who had deigned26 to speak tohim, 'I must tell her the truth,' thought Julien, who was growing courageous27 by dint28 of his conquered shyness.

  'Madame, I have come for the first time in my life to Besancon; Ishould like to have, and to pay for, a roll of bread and a cup of coffee.'

  The girl smiled a little and then blushed; she feared, for this good-looking young man, the satirical attention and witticisms29 of the billiardplayers. He would be frightened and would never show his face thereagain.

   'Sit down here, near me,' she said, and pointed30 to a marble table, almost entirely31 hidden by the enormous mahogany counter which protruded32 into the room.

  The young woman leaned over this counter, which gave her an opportunity to display a superb figure. Julien observed this; all his ideasaltered. The pretty girl had just set before him a cup, some sugar and aroll of bread. She hesitated before calling to a waiter for coffee, realisingthat on the arrival of the said waiter her private conversation with Julienwould be at an end.

  Julien, lost in thought, was comparing this fair and sprightly33 beautywith certain memories which often stirred him. The thought of the passion of which he had been the object took from him almost all his timidity. The pretty girl had only a moment; she read the expression in Julien'seyes.

  'This pipe smoke makes you cough, come to breakfast tomorrow before eight o'clock; at that time, I am almost alone.'

  'What is your name?' said Julien, with the caressing34 smile of happytimidity.

  'Amanda Binet.'

  'Will you permit me to send you, in an hour's time, a little parcel nobigger than this?'

  The fair Amanda reflected for a while.

  'I am watched: what you ask may compromise me; however, I am nowgoing to write down my address upon a card, which you can attach toyour parcel. Send it to me without fear.'

  'My name is Julien Sorel,' said the young man. 'I have neither familynor friends in Besancon.'

  'Ah! Now I understand,' she exclaimed joyfully35, 'you have come forthe law school?'

  'Alas, no!' replied Julien; 'they are sending me to the Seminary.'

  The most complete discouragement extinguished the light inAmanda's features; she called a waiter: she had the necessary couragenow. The waiter poured out Julien's coffee, without looking at him.

  Amanda was taking money at the counter; Julien prided himself onhaving ventured to speak to her: there was a dispute in progress at oneof the billiard tables. The shouts and contradictions of the players, echoing through that vast hall, made a din12 which astonished Julien.

  Amanda was pensive36 and did not raise her eyes.

  'If you like, Mademoiselle,' he said to her suddenly with assurance, 'Ican say that I am your cousin.'

  This little air of authority delighted Amanda. This is no good-for-nothing young fellow,' she thought. She said to him very quickly, withoutlooking at him, for her eye was occupied in watching whether anyonewere approaching the counter:

  'I come from Genlis, near Dijon; say that you are from Genlis too, andmy mother's cousin.'

  'I shall not forget.'

  'On Thursdays, at five o'clock, in summer, the young gentlemen fromthe Seminary come past the cafe here.'

  'If you are thinking of me, when I pass, have a bunch of violets in yourhand.'

  Amanda gazed at him with an air of astonishment37; this gaze changedJulien's courage into temerity38; he blushed deeply, however, as he said toher:

  'I feel that I love you with the most violent love.'

  'Don't speak so loud, then,' she warned him with an air of alarm.

  Julien thought of trying to recollect39 the language of an odd volume ofthe Nouvelle Heloise, which he had found at Vergy. His memory servedhim well; he had been for ten minutes reciting the Nouvelle Heloise toMiss Amanda, who was in ecstasies40; he was delighted with his owncourage, when suddenly the fair Franc-Comtoise assumed a glacial air.

  One of her admirers stood in the doorway41 of the cafe.

  He came up to the counter, whistling and swaying his shoulders; hestared at Julien. For the moment, the latter's imagination, always flyingto extremes, was filled entirely with thoughts of a duel42. He turneddeadly pale, thrust away his cup, assumed an air of assurance and studied his rival most attentively43. While this rival's head was lowered as hefamiliarly poured himself out a glass of brandy upon the counter, with aglance Amanda ordered Julien to lower his gaze. He obeyed, and for aminute or two sat motionless in his place, pale, determined, and thinkingonly of what was going to happen; he was really fine at that moment.

  The rival had been astonished by Julien's eyes; his glass of brandydrained at a gulp44, he said a few words to Amanda, thrust his hands intothe side pockets of his ample coat, and made his way to one of the billiard tables, breathing loudly and staring at Julien. The latter sprang tohis feet in a transport of rage; but did not know what action to take to beinsulting. He laid down his little bundle and, with the most swaggeringgait that he could assume, strode towards the billiard table.

  In vain did prudence45 warn him: 'With a duel on the day of your arrivalat Besancon, your career in the church is gone for ever.'

  'What does that matter, it shall never be said that I quailed46 before aninsult.'

  Amanda observed his courage; it formed a charming contrast with thesimplicity of his manners; in an instant, she preferred him to the bigyoung man in the long coat. She rose, and, while appearing to be following with her eyes the movements of someone going by in the street, tookher place swiftly between him and the billiard table.

  'You are not to look askance at that gentleman; he is my brother-inlaw.'

  'What do I care? He looked at me.'

  'Do you wish to get me into trouble? No doubt, he looked at you, perhaps he will even come up and speak to you. I have told him that youare one of my mother's family and that you have just come from Genlis.

  He is a Franc-Comtois and has never been farther than Dole47, on the roadinto Burgundy; so tell him whatever you like, don't be afraid.'

  Julien continued to hesitate; she added rapidly, her barmaid's imagination supplying her with falsehoods in abundance:

  'I dare say he did look at you, but it was when he was asking me whoyou were; he is a man who is rude with everyone, he didn't mean to insult you.'

  Julien's eye followed the alleged48 brother-in-law; he saw him buy anumber for the game of pool which was beginning at the farther of thetwo billiard tables. Julien heard his loud voice exclaim: 'I volunteer!' Hepassed nimbly behind Miss Amanda's back and took a step towards thebilliard table. Amanda seized him by the arm.

  'Come and pay me first,' she said to him.

  'Quite right,' thought Julien; 'she is afraid I may leave without paying.'

  Amanda was as greatly agitated49 as himself, and had turned very red; shecounted out his change as slowly as she could, repeating to him in awhisper as she did so:

   'Leave the cafe this instant, or I shan't like you any more; I do like you,though, very much.'

  Julien did indeed leave, but slowly. 'Is it not incumbent50 upon me,' herepeated to himself, 'to go and stare at that rude person in my turn, andbreathe in his face?' This uncertainty51 detained him for an hour on theboulevard, outside the cafe; he watched to see if his man came out. Hedid not however appear, and Julien withdrew.

  He had been but a few hours in Besancon, and already he hadsomething to regret. The old Surgeon-Major had long ago, notwithstanding his gout, taught him a few lessons in fencing; this was all the sciencethat Julien could place at the service of his anger. But this embarrassmentwould have been nothing if he had known how to pick a quarrel otherwise than by striking a blow; and, if they had come to fisticuffs, his rival,a giant of a man, would have beaten him and left him discomfited52.

  'For a poor devil like me,' thought Julien, 'without protectors andwithout money, there will be no great difference between a Seminaryand a prison; I must leave my lay clothes in some inn, where I can put onmy black coat. If I ever succeed in escaping from the Seminary for anhour or two, I can easily, in my lay clothes, see Miss Amanda again.' Thiswas sound reasoning; but Julien, as he passed by all the inns in turn, hadnot the courage to enter any of them.

  Finally, as he came again to the Hotel des Ambassadeurs, his rovinggaze met that of a stout53 woman, still reasonably young, with a high complexion54, a happy and gay expression. He went up to her and told her hisstory.

  'Certainly, my fine young priest,' the landlady55 of the Ambassadeurssaid to him, 'I shall keep your lay clothes for you, indeed I will havethem brushed regularly. In this weather, it is a mistake to leave a broadcloth coat lying.' She took a key and led him herself to a bedroom, advising him to write down a list of what he was leaving behind.

  'Lord, how nice you look like that, M. l'abbe Sorel,' said the stout woman, when he came down to the kitchen. 'I am going to order you a gooddinner; and,' she added in an undertone, 'it will only cost you twentysous, instead of the fifty people generally pay; for you must be carefulwith your little purse.'

  'I have ten louis,' retorted Julien with a certain note of pride.

  'Oh, good Lord!' replied the good landlady in alarm, 'do not speak soloud; there are plenty of bad folk in Besancon. They will have that out of you in less than no time. Whatever you do, never go into the cafes, theyare full of rogues56.'

  'Indeed!' said Julien, to whom this last statement gave food forthought.

  'Never go anywhere except to me, I will give you your coffee. Bear inmind that you will always find a friend here and a good dinner fortwenty sous; that's good enough for you, I hope. Go and sit down at thetable, I am going to serve you myself.'

  'I should not be able to eat,' Julien told her. 'I am too much excited, Iam going to enter the Seminary as soon as I leave here.'

  The good woman would not allow him to leave until she had stuffedhis pockets with provisions. Finally Julien set out for the dread57 spot, thelandlady from her doorstep pointing out the way.


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1 distractions ff1d4018fe7ed703bc7b2e2e97ba2216     
n.使人分心的事[人]( distraction的名词复数 );娱乐,消遣;心烦意乱;精神错乱
参考例句:
  • I find it hard to work at home because there are too many distractions. 我发觉在家里工作很难,因为使人分心的事太多。
  • There are too many distractions here to work properly. 这里叫人分心的事太多,使人无法好好工作。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 citadel EVYy0     
n.城堡;堡垒;避难所
参考例句:
  • The citadel was solid.城堡是坚固的。
  • This citadel is built on high ground for protecting the city.这座城堡建于高处是为保护城市。
3 fortress Mf2zz     
n.堡垒,防御工事
参考例句:
  • They made an attempt on a fortress.他们试图夺取这一要塞。
  • The soldier scaled the wall of the fortress by turret.士兵通过塔车攀登上了要塞的城墙。
4 entrusted be9f0db83b06252a0a462773113f94fa     
v.委托,托付( entrust的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • He entrusted the task to his nephew. 他把这任务托付给了他的侄儿。
  • She was entrusted with the direction of the project. 她受委托负责这项计划。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 distinguished wu9z3v     
adj.卓越的,杰出的,著名的
参考例句:
  • Elephants are distinguished from other animals by their long noses.大象以其长长的鼻子显示出与其他动物的不同。
  • A banquet was given in honor of the distinguished guests.宴会是为了向贵宾们致敬而举行的。
6 attire AN0zA     
v.穿衣,装扮[同]array;n.衣着;盛装
参考例句:
  • He had no intention of changing his mode of attire.他无意改变着装方式。
  • Her attention was attracted by his peculiar attire.他那奇特的服装引起了她的注意。
7 determined duszmP     
adj.坚定的;有决心的
参考例句:
  • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation.我已决定毕业后去西藏。
  • He determined to view the rooms behind the office.他决定查看一下办公室后面的房间。
8 sentries abf2b0a58d9af441f9cfde2e380ae112     
哨兵,步兵( sentry的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • We posted sentries at the gates of the camp. 我们在军营的大门口布置哨兵。
  • We were guarded by sentries against surprise attack. 我们由哨兵守卫,以免遭受突袭。
9 garrison uhNxT     
n.卫戍部队;驻地,卫戍区;vt.派(兵)驻防
参考例句:
  • The troops came to the relief of the besieged garrison.军队来援救被围的守备军。
  • The German was moving to stiffen up the garrison in Sicily.德军正在加强西西里守军之力量。
10 admiration afpyA     
n.钦佩,赞美,羡慕
参考例句:
  • He was lost in admiration of the beauty of the scene.他对风景之美赞不绝口。
  • We have a great admiration for the gold medalists.我们对金牌获得者极为敬佩。
11 albeit axiz0     
conj.即使;纵使;虽然
参考例句:
  • Albeit fictional,she seemed to have resolved the problem.虽然是虚构的,但是在她看来好象是解决了问题。
  • Albeit he has failed twice,he is not discouraged.虽然失败了两次,但他并没有气馁。
12 din nuIxs     
n.喧闹声,嘈杂声
参考例句:
  • The bustle and din gradually faded to silence as night advanced.随着夜越来越深,喧闹声逐渐沉寂。
  • They tried to make themselves heard over the din of the crowd.他们力图让自己的声音盖过人群的喧闹声。
13 enchantment dmryQ     
n.迷惑,妖术,魅力
参考例句:
  • The beauty of the scene filled us with enchantment.风景的秀丽令我们陶醉。
  • The countryside lay as under some dread enchantment.乡村好像躺在某种可怖的魔法之下。
14 billiards DyBzVP     
n.台球
参考例句:
  • John used to divert himself with billiards.约翰过去总打台球自娱。
  • Billiards isn't popular in here.这里不流行台球。
15 onlookers 9475a32ff7f3c5da0694cff2738f9381     
n.旁观者,观看者( onlooker的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • A crowd of onlookers gathered at the scene of the crash. 在撞车地点聚集了一大群围观者。
  • The onlookers stood at a respectful distance. 旁观者站在一定的距离之外,以示尊敬。
16 enveloped 8006411f03656275ea778a3c3978ff7a     
v.包围,笼罩,包住( envelop的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • She was enveloped in a huge white towel. 她裹在一条白色大毛巾里。
  • Smoke from the burning house enveloped the whole street. 燃烧着的房子冒出的浓烟笼罩了整条街。 来自《简明英汉词典》
17 haze O5wyb     
n.霾,烟雾;懵懂,迷糊;vi.(over)变模糊
参考例句:
  • I couldn't see her through the haze of smoke.在烟雾弥漫中,我看不见她。
  • He often lives in a haze of whisky.他常常是在威士忌的懵懂醉意中度过的。
18 stature ruLw8     
n.(高度)水平,(高度)境界,身高,身材
参考例句:
  • He is five feet five inches in stature.他身高5英尺5英寸。
  • The dress models are tall of stature.时装模特儿的身材都较高。
19 coveted 3debb66491eb049112465dc3389cfdca     
adj.令人垂涎的;垂涎的,梦寐以求的v.贪求,觊觎(covet的过去分词);垂涎;贪图
参考例句:
  • He had long coveted the chance to work with a famous musician. 他一直渴望有机会与著名音乐家一起工作。
  • Ther other boys coveted his new bat. 其他的男孩都想得到他的新球棒。 来自《简明英汉词典》
20 conversed a9ac3add7106d6e0696aafb65fcced0d     
v.交谈,谈话( converse的过去式 )
参考例句:
  • I conversed with her on a certain problem. 我与她讨论某一问题。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • She was cheerful and polite, and conversed with me pleasantly. 她十分高兴,也很客气,而且愉快地同我交谈。 来自辞典例句
21 warriors 3116036b00d464eee673b3a18dfe1155     
武士,勇士,战士( warrior的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • I like reading the stories ofancient warriors. 我喜欢读有关古代武士的故事。
  • The warriors speared the man to death. 武士们把那个男子戳死了。
22 bust WszzB     
vt.打破;vi.爆裂;n.半身像;胸部
参考例句:
  • I dropped my camera on the pavement and bust it. 我把照相机掉在人行道上摔坏了。
  • She has worked up a lump of clay into a bust.她把一块黏土精心制作成一个半身像。
23 provincial Nt8ye     
adj.省的,地方的;n.外省人,乡下人
参考例句:
  • City dwellers think country folk have provincial attitudes.城里人以为乡下人思想迂腐。
  • Two leading cadres came down from the provincial capital yesterday.昨天从省里下来了两位领导干部。
24 stylish 7tNwG     
adj.流行的,时髦的;漂亮的,气派的
参考例句:
  • He's a stylish dresser.他是个穿着很有格调的人。
  • What stylish women are wearing in Paris will be worn by women all over the world.巴黎女性时装往往会引导世界时装潮流。
25 passionate rLDxd     
adj.热情的,热烈的,激昂的,易动情的,易怒的,性情暴躁的
参考例句:
  • He is said to be the most passionate man.据说他是最有激情的人。
  • He is very passionate about the project.他对那个项目非常热心。
26 deigned 8217aa94d4db9a2202bbca75c27b7acd     
v.屈尊,俯就( deign的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • Carrie deigned no suggestion of hearing this. 嘉莉不屑一听。 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
  • Carrie scarcely deigned to reply. 嘉莉不屑回答。 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
27 courageous HzSx7     
adj.勇敢的,有胆量的
参考例句:
  • We all honour courageous people.我们都尊重勇敢的人。
  • He was roused to action by courageous words.豪言壮语促使他奋起行动。
28 dint plVza     
n.由于,靠;凹坑
参考例句:
  • He succeeded by dint of hard work.他靠苦干获得成功。
  • He reached the top by dint of great effort.他费了很大的劲终于爬到了顶。
29 witticisms fa1e413b604ffbda6c0a76465484dcaa     
n.妙语,俏皮话( witticism的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • We do appreciate our own witticisms. 我们非常欣赏自己的小聪明。 来自辞典例句
  • The interpreter at this dinner even managed to translate jokes and witticisms without losing the point. 这次宴会的翻译甚至能设法把笑话和俏皮话不失其妙意地翻译出来。 来自辞典例句
30 pointed Il8zB4     
adj.尖的,直截了当的
参考例句:
  • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他给我一支削得非常尖的铅笔。
  • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通过对达茨伍德夫人提出直截了当的邀请向她的哥哥表示出来。
31 entirely entirely     
ad.全部地,完整地;完全地,彻底地
参考例句:
  • The fire was entirely caused by their neglect of duty. 那场火灾完全是由于他们失职而引起的。
  • His life was entirely given up to the educational work. 他的一生统统献给了教育工作。
32 protruded ebe69790c4eedce2f4fb12105fc9e9ac     
v.(使某物)伸出,(使某物)突出( protrude的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The child protruded his tongue. 那小孩伸出舌头。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The creature's face seemed to be protruded, because of its bent carriage. 那人的脑袋似乎向前突出,那是因为身子佝偻的缘故。 来自英汉文学
33 sprightly 4GQzv     
adj.愉快的,活泼的
参考例句:
  • She is as sprightly as a woman half her age.她跟比她年轻一半的妇女一样活泼。
  • He's surprisingly sprightly for an old man.他这把年纪了,还这么精神,真了不起。
34 caressing 00dd0b56b758fda4fac8b5d136d391f3     
爱抚的,表现爱情的,亲切的
参考例句:
  • The spring wind is gentle and caressing. 春风和畅。
  • He sat silent still caressing Tartar, who slobbered with exceeding affection. 他不声不响地坐在那里,不断抚摸着鞑靼,它由于获得超常的爱抚而不淌口水。
35 joyfully joyfully     
adv. 喜悦地, 高兴地
参考例句:
  • She tripped along joyfully as if treading on air. 她高兴地走着,脚底下轻飘飘的。
  • During these first weeks she slaved joyfully. 在最初的几周里,她干得很高兴。
36 pensive 2uTys     
a.沉思的,哀思的,忧沉的
参考例句:
  • He looked suddenly sombre,pensive.他突然看起来很阴郁,一副忧虑的样子。
  • He became so pensive that she didn't like to break into his thought.他陷入沉思之中,她不想打断他的思路。
37 astonishment VvjzR     
n.惊奇,惊异
参考例句:
  • They heard him give a loud shout of astonishment.他们听见他惊奇地大叫一声。
  • I was filled with astonishment at her strange action.我对她的奇怪举动不胜惊异。
38 temerity PGmyk     
n.鲁莽,冒失
参考例句:
  • He had the temerity to ask for higher wages after only a day's work.只工作了一天,他就蛮不讲理地要求增加工资。
  • Tins took some temerity,but it was fruitless.这件事做得有点莽撞,但结果还是无用。
39 recollect eUOxl     
v.回忆,想起,记起,忆起,记得
参考例句:
  • He tried to recollect things and drown himself in them.他极力回想过去的事情而沉浸于回忆之中。
  • She could not recollect being there.她回想不起曾经到过那儿。
40 ecstasies 79e8aad1272f899ef497b3a037130d17     
狂喜( ecstasy的名词复数 ); 出神; 入迷; 迷幻药
参考例句:
  • In such ecstasies that he even controlled his tongue and was silent. 但他闭着嘴,一言不发。
  • We were in ecstasies at the thought of going home. 一想到回家,我们高兴极了。
41 doorway 2s0xK     
n.门口,(喻)入门;门路,途径
参考例句:
  • They huddled in the shop doorway to shelter from the rain.他们挤在商店门口躲雨。
  • Mary suddenly appeared in the doorway.玛丽突然出现在门口。
42 duel 2rmxa     
n./v.决斗;(双方的)斗争
参考例句:
  • The two teams are locked in a duel for first place.两个队为争夺第一名打得难解难分。
  • Duroy was forced to challenge his disparager to duel.杜洛瓦不得不向诋毁他的人提出决斗。
43 attentively AyQzjz     
adv.聚精会神地;周到地;谛;凝神
参考例句:
  • She listened attentively while I poured out my problems. 我倾吐心中的烦恼时,她一直在注意听。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • She listened attentively and set down every word he said. 她专心听着,把他说的话一字不漏地记下来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
44 gulp yQ0z6     
vt.吞咽,大口地吸(气);vi.哽住;n.吞咽
参考例句:
  • She took down the tablets in one gulp.她把那些药片一口吞了下去。
  • Don't gulp your food,chew it before you swallow it.吃东西不要狼吞虎咽,要嚼碎了再咽下去。
45 prudence 9isyI     
n.谨慎,精明,节俭
参考例句:
  • A lack of prudence may lead to financial problems.不够谨慎可能会导致财政上出现问题。
  • The happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.幸运者都把他们的成功归因于谨慎或功德。
46 quailed 6b883b0b92140de4bde03901043d6acd     
害怕,发抖,畏缩( quail的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • I quailed at the danger. 我一遇到危险,心里就发毛。
  • His heart quailed before the enormous pyramidal shape. 面对这金字塔般的庞然大物,他的心不由得一阵畏缩。 来自英汉文学
47 dole xkNzm     
n.救济,(失业)救济金;vt.(out)发放,发给
参考例句:
  • It's not easy living on the dole.靠领取失业救济金生活并不容易。
  • Many families are living on the dole since the strike.罢工以来,许多家庭靠失业救济金度日。
48 alleged gzaz3i     
a.被指控的,嫌疑的
参考例句:
  • It was alleged that he had taken bribes while in office. 他被指称在任时收受贿赂。
  • alleged irregularities in the election campaign 被指称竞选运动中的不正当行为
49 agitated dzgzc2     
adj.被鼓动的,不安的
参考例句:
  • His answers were all mixed up,so agitated was he.他是那样心神不定,回答全乱了。
  • She was agitated because her train was an hour late.她乘坐的火车晚点一个小时,她十分焦虑。
50 incumbent wbmzy     
adj.成为责任的,有义务的;现任的,在职的
参考例句:
  • He defeated the incumbent governor by a large plurality.他以压倒多数票击败了现任州长。
  • It is incumbent upon you to warn them.你有责任警告他们。
51 uncertainty NlFwK     
n.易变,靠不住,不确知,不确定的事物
参考例句:
  • Her comments will add to the uncertainty of the situation.她的批评将会使局势更加不稳定。
  • After six weeks of uncertainty,the strain was beginning to take its toll.6个星期的忐忑不安后,压力开始产生影响了。
52 discomfited 97ac63c8d09667b0c6e9856f9e80fe4d     
v.使为难( discomfit的过去式和过去分词);使狼狈;使挫折;挫败
参考例句:
  • He was discomfited by the unexpected questions. 意料不到的问题使得他十分尴尬。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • He will be particularly discomfited by the minister's dismissal of his plan. 部长对他计划的不理会将使他特别尴尬。 来自辞典例句
53 stout PGuzF     
adj.强壮的,粗大的,结实的,勇猛的,矮胖的
参考例句:
  • He cut a stout stick to help him walk.他砍了一根结实的枝条用来拄着走路。
  • The stout old man waddled across the road.那肥胖的老人一跩一跩地穿过马路。
54 complexion IOsz4     
n.肤色;情况,局面;气质,性格
参考例句:
  • Red does not suit with her complexion.红色与她的肤色不协调。
  • Her resignation puts a different complexion on things.她一辞职局面就全变了。
55 landlady t2ZxE     
n.女房东,女地主
参考例句:
  • I heard my landlady creeping stealthily up to my door.我听到我的女房东偷偷地来到我的门前。
  • The landlady came over to serve me.女店主过来接待我。
56 rogues dacf8618aed467521e2383308f5bb4d9     
n.流氓( rogue的名词复数 );无赖;调皮捣蛋的人;离群的野兽
参考例句:
  • 'I'll show these rogues that I'm an honest woman,'said my mother. “我要让那些恶棍知道,我是个诚实的女人。” 来自英汉文学 - 金银岛
  • The rogues looked at each other, but swallowed the home-thrust in silence. 那些恶棍面面相觑,但只好默默咽下这正中要害的话。 来自英汉文学 - 金银岛
57 dread Ekpz8     
vt.担忧,忧虑;惧怕,不敢;n.担忧,畏惧
参考例句:
  • We all dread to think what will happen if the company closes.我们都不敢去想一旦公司关门我们该怎么办。
  • Her heart was relieved of its blankest dread.她极度恐惧的心理消除了。


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