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Chapter 18

BRIEFLY1 ILLUSTRATIVE OF TWO POINTS;FIRST, THE POWER OF HYSTERICS, AND,SECONDLY, THE FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCEsor two days after the breakfast at Mrs. Hunter’s, thePickwickians remained at Eatanswill, anxiously awaitingthe arrival of some intelligence from their revered2 leader.

  Mr. Tupman and Mr. Snodgrass were once again left to their ownmeans of amusement; for Mr. Winkle, in compliance3 with a mostpressing invitation, continued to reside at Mr. Pott’s house, and todevote his time to the companionship of his amiable4 lady. Nor wasthe occasional society of Mr. Pott himself wanting to completetheir felicity. Deeply immersed in the intensity5 of his speculationsfor the public weal and the destruction of the Independent, it wasnot the habit of that great man to descend6 from his mentalpinnacle to the humble7 level of ordinary minds. On this occasion,however, and as if expressly in compliment to any follower8 of Mr.

  Pickwick’s, he unbent, relaxed, stepped down from his pedestal,and walked upon the ground, benignly10 adapting his remarks to thecomprehension of the herd11, and seeming in outward form, if not inspirit, to be one of them.

  Such having been the demeanour of this celebrated12 publiccharacter towards Mr. Winkle, it will be readily imagined thatconsiderable surprise was depicted13 on the countenance14 of thelatter gentleman, when, as he was sitting alone in the breakfast-room, the door was hastily thrown open, and as hastily closed, onthe entrance of Mr. Pott, who, stalking majestically15 towards him,and thrusting aside his proffered16 hand, ground his teeth, as if toput a sharper edge on what he was about to utter, and exclaimed,in a saw-like voice―‘Serpent!’

  ‘Sir!’ exclaimed Mr. Winkle, starting from his chair.

  ‘Serpent, sir,’ repeated Mr. Pott, raising his voice, and thensuddenly depressing it: ‘I said, serpent, sir―make the most of it.’

  When you have parted with a man at two o’clock in themorning, on terms of the utmost good-fellowship, and he meetsyou again, at half-past nine, and greets you as a serpent, it is notunreasonable to conclude that something of an unpleasant naturehas occurred meanwhile. So Mr. Winkle thought. He returned Mr.

  Pott’s gaze of stone, and in compliance with that gentleman’srequest, proceeded to make the most he could of the ‘serpent.’ Themost, however, was nothing at all; so, after a profound silence ofsome minutes’ duration, he said,―‘Serpent, sir! Serpent, Mr. Pott! What can you mean, sir?―thisis pleasantry.’

  ‘Pleasantry, sir!’ exclaimed Pott, with a motion of the hand,indicative of a strong desire to hurl17 the Britannia metal teapot atthe head of the visitor. ‘Pleasantry, sir!―But―no, I will be calm; Iwill be calm, sir;’ in proof of his calmness, Mr. Pott flung himselfinto a chair, and foamed18 at the mouth.

  ‘My dear sir,’ interposed Mr. Winkle.

  ‘Dear sir!’ replied Pott. ‘How dare you address me, as dear sir,sir? How dare you look me in the face and do it, sir?’

  ‘Well, sir, if you come to that,’ responded Mr. Winkle, ‘how dareyou look me in the face, and call me a serpent, sir?’

  ‘Because you are one,’ replied Mr. Pott.

  ‘Prove it, sir,’ said Mr. Winkle warmly. ‘Prove it.’

  A malignant19 scowl20 passed over the profound face of the editor,as he drew from his pocket the Independent of that morning; andlaying his finger on a particular paragraph, threw the journalacross the table to Mr. Winkle.

  That gentleman took it up, and read as follows:―‘Our obscure and filthy21 contemporary, in some disgustingobservations on the recent election for this borough22, haspresumed to violate the hallowed sanctity of private life, and torefer, in a manner not to be misunderstood, to the personal affairsof our late candidate―aye, and notwithstanding his base defeat,we will add, our future member, Mr. Fizkin. What does ourdastardly contemporary mean? What would the ruffian say, if we,setting at naught24, like him, the decencies of social intercourse,were to raise the curtain which happily conceals25 His private lifefrom general ridicule26, not to say from general execration27? What, ifwe were even to point out, and comment on, facts andcircumstances, which are publicly notorious, and beheld28 by everyone but our mole-eyed contemporary―what if we were to printthe following effusion, which we received while we were writingthe commencement of this article, from a talented fellow-townsman and correspondent?

  ‘“LINES TO A BRASS30 POT‘“Oh Pott! if you’d knownHow false she’d have grown,When you heard the marriage bells tinkle31;You have done then, I vow,What you cannot help now,And handed her over to W*****”’

  ‘What,’ said Mr. Pott solemnly―‘what rhymes to “tinkle,”


  ‘What rhymes to tinkle?’ said Mrs. Pott, whose entrance at themoment forestalled32 the reply. ‘What rhymes to tinkle? Why,Winkle, I should conceive.’ Saying this, Mrs. Pott smiled sweetlyon the disturbed Pickwickian, and extended her hand towardshim. The agitated33 young man would have accepted it, in hisconfusion, had not Pott indignantly interposed.

  ‘Back, ma’am―back!’ said the editor. ‘Take his hand before myvery face!’

  ‘Mr. P.!’ said his astonished lady.

  ‘Wretched woman, look here,’ exclaimed the husband. ‘Lookhere, ma’am―“Lines to a Brass Pot.” “Brass Pot”; that’s me,ma’am. “False she’d have grown”; that’s you, ma’am―you.’ Withthis ebullition of rage, which was not unaccompanied withsomething like a tremble, at the expression of his wife’s face, Mr.

  Pott dashed the current number of the Eatanswill Independent ather feet.

  ‘Upon my word, sir,’ said the astonished Mrs. Pott, stooping topick up the paper. ‘Upon my word, sir!’

  Mr. Pott winced34 beneath the contemptuous gaze of his wife. Hehad made a desperate struggle to screw up his courage, but it wasfast coming unscrewed again.

  There appears nothing very tremendous in this little sentence,‘Upon my word, sir,’ when it comes to be read; but the tone ofvoice in which it was delivered, and the look that accompanied it,both seeming to bear reference to some revenge to be thereaftervisited upon the head of Pott, produced their effect upon him. Themost unskilful observer could have detected in his troubledcountenance, a readiness to resign his Wellington boots to anyefficient substitute who would have consented to stand in them atthat moment.

  Mrs. Pott read the paragraph, uttered a loud shriek35, and threwherself at full length on the hearth-rug, screaming, and tapping itwith the heels of her shoes, in a manner which could leave nodoubt of the propriety36 of her feelings on the occasion.

  ‘My dear,’ said the terrified Pott, ‘I didn’t say I believed it;―I―’

  but the unfortunate man’s voice was drowned in the screaming ofhis partner.

  ‘Mrs. Pott, let me entreat37 you, my dear ma’am, to composeyourself,’ said Mr. Winkle; but the shrieks38 and tappings werelouder, and more frequent than ever.

  ‘My dear,’ said Mr. Pott, ‘I’m very sorry. If you won’t consideryour own health, consider me, my dear. We shall have a crowdround the house.’ But the more strenuously39 Mr. Pott entreated,the more vehemently40 the screams poured forth41.

  Very fortunately, however, attached to Mrs. Pott’s person was abodyguard of one, a young lady whose ostensible43 employment wasto preside over her toilet, but who rendered herself useful in avariety of ways, and in none more so than in the particulardepartment of constantly aiding and abetting44 her mistress in everywish and inclination45 opposed to the desires of the unhappy Pott.

  The screams reached this young lady’s ears in due course, andbrought her into the room with a speed which threatened toderange, materially, the very exquisite46 arrangement of her capand ringlets.

  ‘Oh, my dear, dear mistress!’ exclaimed the bodyguard42,kneeling frantically47 by the side of the prostrate48 Mrs. Pott. ‘Oh, mydear mistress, what is the matter?’

  ‘Your master―your brutal49 master,’ murmured the patient.

  Pott was evidently giving way.

  ‘It’s a shame,’ said the bodyguard reproachfully. ‘I know he’ll bethe death on you, ma’am. Poor dear thing!’

  He gave way more. The opposite party followed up the attack.

  ‘Oh, don’t leave me―don’t leave me, Goodwin,’ murmured Mrs.

  Pott, clutching at the wrist of the said Goodwin with an hystericjerk. ‘You’re the only person that’s kind to me, Goodwin.’

  At this affecting appeal, Goodwin got up a little domestictragedy of her own, and shed tears copiously50.

  ‘Never, ma’am―never,’ said Goodwin.’Oh, sir, you should becareful―you should indeed; you don’t know what harm you maydo missis; you’ll be sorry for it one day, I know―I’ve always saidso.’

  The unlucky Pott looked timidly on, but said nothing.

  ‘Goodwin,’ said Mrs. Pott, in a soft voice.

  ‘Ma’am,’ said Goodwin.

  ‘If you only knew how I have loved that man―’

  ‘Don’t distress51 yourself by recollecting52 it, ma’am,’ said thebodyguard.

  Pott looked very frightened. It was time to finish him.

  ‘And now,’ sobbed53 Mrs. Pott, ‘now, after all, to be treated in thisway; to be reproached and insulted in the presence of a thirdparty, and that party almost a stranger. But I will not submit to it!

  Goodwin,’ continued Mrs. Pott, raising herself in the arms of herattendant, ‘my brother, the lieutenant54, shall interfere55. I’ll beseparated, Goodwin!’

  ‘It would certainly serve him right, ma’am,’ said Goodwin.

  Whatever thoughts the threat of a separation might haveawakened in Mr. Pott’s mind, he forbore to give utterance56 to them,and contented57 himself by saying, with great humility:―‘My dear, will you hear me?’

  A fresh train of sobs58 was the only reply, as Mrs. Pott grew morehysterical, requested to be informed why she was ever born, andrequired sundry59 other pieces of information of a similardescription.

  ‘My dear,’ remonstrated60 Mr. Pott, ‘do not give way to thesesensitive feelings. I never believed that the paragraph had anyfoundation, my dear―impossible. I was only angry, my dear―Imay say outrageous―with the Independent people for daring toinsert it; that’s all.’ Mr. Pott cast an imploring61 look at the innocentcause of the mischief62, as if to entreat him to say nothing about theserpent.

  ‘And what steps, sir, do you mean to take to obtain redress63?’

  inquired Mr. Winkle, gaining courage as he saw Pott losing it.

  ‘Oh, Goodwin,’ observed Mrs. Pott, ‘does he mean to horsewhipthe editor of the Independent―does he, Goodwin?’

  ‘Hush64, hush, ma’am; pray keep yourself quiet,’ replied thebodyguard. ‘I dare say he will, if you wish it, ma’am.’

  ‘Certainly,’ said Pott, as his wife evinced decided65 symptoms ofgoing off again. ‘Of course I shall.’

  ‘When, Goodwin―when?’ said Mrs. Pott, still undecided aboutthe going off.

  ‘Immediately, of course,’ said Mr. Pott; ‘before the day is out.’

  ‘Oh, Goodwin,’ resumed Mrs. Pott, ‘it’s the only way of meetingthe slander66, and setting me right with the world.’

  ‘Certainly, ma’am,’ replied Goodwin. ‘No man as is a man,ma’am, could refuse to do it.’

  So, as the hysterics were still hovering67 about, Mr. Pott said oncemore that he would do it; but Mrs. Pott was so overcome at thebare idea of having ever been suspected, that she was half a dozentimes on the very verge68 of a relapse, and most unquestionablywould have gone off, had it not been for the indefatigable69 efforts ofthe assiduous Goodwin, and repeated entreaties70 for pardon fromthe conquered Pott; and finally, when that unhappy individual hadbeen frightened and snubbed down to his proper level, Mrs. Pottrecovered, and they went to breakfast.

  ‘You will not allow this base newspaper slander to shorten yourstay here, Mr. Winkle?’ said Mrs. Pott, smiling through the tracesof her tears.

  ‘I hope not,’ said Mr. Pott, actuated, as he spoke71, by a wish thathis visitor would choke himself with the morsel72 of dry toast whichhe was raising to his lips at the moment, and so terminate his stayeffectually.

  ‘I hope not.’

  ‘You are very good,’ said Mr. Winkle; ‘but a letter has beenreceived from Mr. Pickwick―so I learn by a note from Mr.

  Tupman, which was brought up to my bedroom door, thismorning―in which he requests us to join him at Bury to-day; andwe are to leave by the coach at noon.’

  ‘But you will come back?’ said Mrs. Pott.

  ‘Oh, certainly,’ replied Mr. Winkle.

  ‘You are quite sure?’ said Mrs. Pott, stealing a tender look ather visitor.

  ‘Quite,’ responded Mr. Winkle.

  The breakfast passed off in silence, for each of the party wasbrooding over his, or her, own personal grievances73. Mrs. Pott wasregretting the loss of a beau; Mr. Pott his rash pledge to horsewhipthe Independent; Mr. Winkle his having innocently placed himselfin so awkward a situation. Noon approached, and after manyadieux and promises to return, he tore himself away.

  ‘If he ever comes back, I’ll poison him,’ thought Mr. Pott, as heturned into the little back office where he prepared histhunderbolts.

  ‘If I ever do come back, and mix myself up with these peopleagain,’ thought Mr. Winkle, as he wended his way to the Peacock,‘I shall deserve to be horsewhipped myself―that’s all.’

  His friends were ready, the coach was nearly so, and in half anhour they were proceeding74 on their journey, along the road overwhich Mr. Pickwick and Sam had so recently travelled, and ofwhich, as we have already said something, we do not feel calledupon to extract Mr. Snodgrass’s poetical75 and beautiful description.

  Mr. Weller was standing23 at the door of the Angel, ready toreceive them, and by that gentleman they were ushered76 to theapartment of Mr. Pickwick, where, to the no small surprise of Mr.

  Winkle and Mr. Snodgrass, and the no small embarrassment77 ofMr. Tupman, they found old Wardle and Trundle.

  ‘How are you?’ said the old man, grasping Mr. Tupman’s hand.

  ‘Don’t hang back, or look sentimental78 about it; it can’t be helped,old fellow. For her sake, I wish you’d had her; for your own, I’mvery glad you have not. A young fellow like you will do better oneof these days, eh?’ With this conclusion, Wardle slapped Mr.

  Tupman on the back, and laughed heartily79.

  ‘Well, and how are you, my fine fellows?’ said the oldgentleman, shaking hands with Mr. Winkle and Mr. Snodgrass atthe same time. ‘I have just been telling Pickwick that we musthave you all down at Christmas. We’re going to have a wedding―areal wedding this time.’

  ‘A wedding!’ exclaimed Mr. Snodgrass, turning very pale.

  ‘Yes, a wedding. But don’t be frightened,’ said the good-humoured old man; ‘it’s only Trundle there, and Bella.’

  ‘Oh, is that all?’ said Mr. Snodgrass, relieved from a painfuldoubt which had fallen heavily on his breast. ‘Give you joy, sir.

  How is Joe?’

  ‘Very well,’ replied the old gentleman. ‘Sleepy as ever.’

  ‘And your mother, and the clergyman, and all of ‘em?’

  ‘Quite well.’

  ‘Where,’ said Mr. Tupman, with an effort―‘where is―she, sir?’

  and he turned away his head, and covered his eyes with his hand.

  ‘She!’ said the old gentleman, with a knowing shake of the head.

  ‘Do you mean my single relative―eh?’

  Mr. Tupman, by a nod, intimated that his question applied80 tothe disappointed Rachael.

  ‘Oh, she’s gone away,’ said the old gentleman. ‘She’s living at arelation’s, far enough off. She couldn’t bear to see the girls, so I lether go. But come! Here’s the dinner. You must be hungry afteryour ride. I am, without any ride at all; so let us fall to.’

  Ample justice was done to the meal; and when they were seatedround the table, after it had been disposed of, Mr. Pickwick, to theintense horror and indignation of his followers81, related theadventure he had undergone, and the success which had attendedthe base artifices82 of the diabolical83 Jingle84. ‘And the attack ofrheumatism which I caught in that garden,’ said Mr. Pickwick, inconclusion, ‘renders me lame85 at this moment.’

  ‘I, too, have had something of an adventure,’ said Mr. Winkle,with a smile; and, at the request of Mr. Pickwick, he detailed86 themalicious libel of the Eatanswill Independent, and the consequentexcitement of their friend, the editor.

  Mr. Pickwick’s brow darkened during the recital87. His friendsobserved it, and, when Mr. Winkle had concluded, maintained aprofound silence. Mr. Pickwick struck the table emphatically withhis clenched88 fist, and spoke as follows:―‘Is it not a wonderful circumstance,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘that weseem destined89 to enter no man’s house without involving him insome degree of trouble? Does it not, I ask, bespeak90 theindiscretion, or, worse than that, the blackness of heart―that Ishould say so!―of my followers, that, beneath whatever roof theylocate, they disturb the peace of mind and happiness of someconfiding female? Is it not, I say―’

  Mr. Pickwick would in all probability have gone on for sometime, had not the entrance of Sam, with a letter, caused him tobreak off in his eloquent92 discourse93. He passed his handkerchiefacross his forehead, took off his spectacles, wiped them, and putthem on again; and his voice had recovered its wonted softness oftone when he said―‘What have you there, Sam?’

  ‘Called at the post-office just now, and found this here letter, ashas laid there for two days,’ replied Mr. Weller. ‘It’s sealed vith avafer, and directed in round hand.’

  ‘I don’t know this hand,’ said Mr. Pickwick, opening the letter.

  ‘Mercy on us! what’s this? It must be a jest; it―it―can’t be true.’

  ‘What’s the matter?’ was the general inquiry94.

  ‘Nobody dead, is there?’ said Wardle, alarmed at the horror inMr. Pickwick’s countenance.

  Mr. Pickwick made no reply, but, pushing the letter across thetable, and desiring Mr. Tupman to read it aloud, fell back in hischair with a look of vacant astonishment95 quite alarming to behold96.

  Mr. Tupman, with a trembling voice, read the letter, of whichthe following is a copy:―Freeman’s Court, Cornhill, August 28th, 1827.

  Bardell against Pickwick.

  Sir,Having been instructed by Mrs. Martha Bardell to commence anaction against you for a breach97 of promise of marriage, for which theplaintiff lays her damages at fifteen hundred pounds, we beg toinform you that a writ29 has been issued against you in this suit in theCourt of Common Pleas; and request to know, by return of post, thename of your attorney in London, who will accept service thereof.

  We are, sir,Your obedient servants,Dodson & Fogg.

  Mr. Samuel Pickwick.

  There was something so impressive in the mute astonishmentwith which each man regarded his neighbour, and every manregarded Mr. Pickwick, that all seemed afraid to speak. Thesilence was at length broken by Mr. Tupman.

  ‘Dodson and Fogg,’ he repeated mechanically.

  ‘Bardell and Pickwick,’ said Mr. Snodgrass, musing98.

  ‘Peace of mind and happiness of confiding91 females,’ murmuredMr. Winkle, with an air of abstraction.

  ‘It’s a conspiracy99,’ said Mr. Pickwick, at length recovering thepower of speech; ‘a base conspiracy between these two graspingattorneys, Dodson and Fogg. Mrs. Bardell would never do it;―shehasn’t the heart to do it;―she hasn’t the case to do it. Ridiculous―ridiculous.’

  ‘Of her heart,’ said Wardle, with a smile, ‘you should certainlybe the best judge. I don’t wish to discourage you, but I shouldcertainly say that, of her case, Dodson and Fogg are far betterjudges than any of us can be.’

  ‘It’s a vile100 attempt to extort101 money,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘I hope it is,’ said Wardle, with a short, dry cough.

  ‘Who ever heard me address her in any way but that in which alodger would address his landlady102?’ continued Mr. Pickwick, withgreat vehemence103. ‘Who ever saw me with her? Not even myfriends here―’

  ‘Except on one occasion,’ said Mr. Tupman.

  Mr. Pickwick changed colour. ‘Ah,’ said Mr. Wardle. ‘Well,that’s important. There was nothing suspicious then, I suppose?’

  Mr. Tupman glanced timidly at his leader. ‘Why,’ said he, ‘therewas nothing suspicious; but―I don’t know how it happened,mind―she certainly was reclining in his arms.’

  ‘Gracious powers!’ ejaculated Mr. Pickwick, as the recollectionof the scene in question struck forcibly upon him; ‘what a dreadfulinstance of the force of circumstances! So she was―so she was.’

  ‘And our friend was soothing104 her anguish,’ said Mr. Winkle,rather maliciously105.

  ‘So I was,’ said Mr. Pickwick. ‘I don’t deny it. So I was.’

  ‘Hollo!’ said Wardle; ‘for a case in which there’s nothingsuspicious, this looks rather queer―eh, Pickwick? Ah, sly dog―slydog!’ and he laughed till the glasses on the sideboard rang again.

  ‘What a dreadful conjunction of appearances!’ exclaimed Mr.

  Pickwick, resting his chin upon his hands. ‘Winkle―Tupman―Ibeg your pardon for the observations I made just now. We are allthe victims of circumstances, and I the greatest.’ With this apologyMr. Pickwick buried his head in his hands, and ruminated106; whileWardle measured out a regular circle of nods and winks,addressed to the other members of the company.

  ‘I’ll have it explained, though,’ said Mr. Pickwick, raising hishead and hammering the table. ‘I’ll see this Dodson and Fogg! I’llgo to London to-morrow.’

  ‘Not to-morrow,’ said Wardle; ‘you’re too lame.’

  ‘Well, then, next day.’

  ‘Next day is the first of September, and you’re pledged to rideout with us, as far as Sir Geoffrey Manning’s grounds at all events,and to meet us at lunch, if you don’t take the field.’

  ‘Well, then, the day after,’ said Mr. Pickwick; ‘Thursday.―Sam!’

  ‘Sir,’ replied Mr. Weller.

  ‘Take two places outside to London, on Thursday morning, foryourself and me.’

  ‘Wery well, sir.’

  Mr. Weller left the room, and departed slowly on his errand,with his hands in his pocket and his eyes fixed107 on the ground.

  ‘Rum feller, the hemperor,’ said Mr. Weller, as he walked slowlyup the street. ‘Think o’ his makin’ up to that ’ere Mrs. Bardell―vith a little boy, too! Always the vay vith these here old ’un showsoever, as is such steady goers to look at. I didn’t think he’dha’ done it, though―I didn’t think he’d ha’ done it!’ Moralising inthis strain, Mr. Samuel Weller bent9 his steps towards the booking-office.


1 briefly 9Styo     
  • I want to touch briefly on another aspect of the problem.我想简单地谈一下这个问题的另一方面。
  • He was kidnapped and briefly detained by a terrorist group.他被一个恐怖组织绑架并短暂拘禁。
2 revered 1d4a411490949024694bf40d95a0d35f     
v.崇敬,尊崇,敬畏( revere的过去式和过去分词 )
  • A number of institutions revered and respected in earlier times have become Aunt Sally for the present generation. 一些早年受到尊崇的惯例,现在已经成了这代人嘲弄的对象了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The Chinese revered corn as a gift from heaven. 中国人将谷物奉为上天的恩赐。 来自辞典例句
3 compliance ZXyzX     
  • I was surprised by his compliance with these terms.我对他竟然依从了这些条件而感到吃惊。
  • She gave up the idea in compliance with his desire.她顺从他的愿望而放弃自己的主意。
4 amiable hxAzZ     
  • She was a very kind and amiable old woman.她是个善良和气的老太太。
  • We have a very amiable companionship.我们之间存在一种友好的关系。
5 intensity 45Ixd     
  • I didn't realize the intensity of people's feelings on this issue.我没有意识到这一问题能引起群情激奋。
  • The strike is growing in intensity.罢工日益加剧。
6 descend descend     
  • I hope the grace of God would descend on me.我期望上帝的恩惠。
  • We're not going to descend to such methods.我们不会沦落到使用这种手段。
7 humble ddjzU     
  • In my humble opinion,he will win the election.依我拙见,他将在选举中获胜。
  • Defeat and failure make people humble.挫折与失败会使人谦卑。
8 follower gjXxP     
  • He is a faithful follower of his home football team.他是他家乡足球队的忠实拥护者。
  • Alexander is a pious follower of the faith.亚历山大是个虔诚的信徒。
9 bent QQ8yD     
  • He was fully bent upon the project.他一心扑在这项计划上。
  • We bent over backward to help them.我们尽了最大努力帮助他们。
10 benignly a1839cef72990a695d769f9b3d61ae60     
  • Everyone has to benignly help people in distress. 每一个人应让该亲切地帮助有困难的人。 来自互联网
  • This drug is benignly soporific. 这种药物具有良好的催眠效果。 来自互联网
11 herd Pd8zb     
  • She drove the herd of cattle through the wilderness.她赶着牛群穿过荒野。
  • He had no opinions of his own but simply follow the herd.他从无主见,只是人云亦云。
12 celebrated iwLzpz     
  • He was soon one of the most celebrated young painters in England.不久他就成了英格兰最负盛名的年轻画家之一。
  • The celebrated violinist was mobbed by the audience.观众团团围住了这位著名的小提琴演奏家。
13 depicted f657dbe7a96d326c889c083bf5fcaf24     
描绘,描画( depict的过去式和过去分词 ); 描述
  • Other animals were depicted on the periphery of the group. 其他动物在群像的外围加以修饰。
  • They depicted the thrilling situation to us in great detail. 他们向我们详细地描述了那激动人心的场面。
14 countenance iztxc     
  • At the sight of this photograph he changed his countenance.他一看见这张照片脸色就变了。
  • I made a fierce countenance as if I would eat him alive.我脸色恶狠狠地,仿佛要把他活生生地吞下去。
15 majestically d5d41929324f0eb30fd849cd601b1c16     
雄伟地; 庄重地; 威严地; 崇高地
  • The waters of the Changjiang River rolled to the east on majestically. 雄伟的长江滚滚东流。
  • Towering snowcapped peaks rise majestically. 白雪皑皑的山峰耸入云霄。
16 proffered 30a424e11e8c2d520c7372bd6415ad07     
v.提供,贡献,提出( proffer的过去式和过去分词 )
  • She proffered her cheek to kiss. 她伸过自己的面颊让人亲吻。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He rose and proffered a silver box full of cigarettes. 他站起身,伸手递过一个装满香烟的银盒子。 来自辞典例句
17 hurl Yc4zy     
  • The best cure for unhappiness is to hurl yourself into your work.医治愁苦的最好办法就是全身心地投入工作。
  • To hurl abuse is no way to fight.谩骂决不是战斗。
18 foamed 113c59340f70ad75b2469cbd9b8b5869     
  • The beer foamed up and overflowed the glass. 啤酒冒着泡沫,溢出了玻璃杯。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The man foamed and stormed. 那人大发脾气,暴跳如雷。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
19 malignant Z89zY     
  • Alexander got a malignant slander.亚历山大受到恶意的诽谤。
  • He started to his feet with a malignant glance at Winston.他爬了起来,不高兴地看了温斯顿一眼。
20 scowl HDNyX     
  • I wonder why he is wearing an angry scowl.我不知道他为何面带怒容。
  • The boss manifested his disgust with a scowl.老板面带怒色,清楚表示出他的厌恶之感。
21 filthy ZgOzj     
  • The whole river has been fouled up with filthy waste from factories.整条河都被工厂的污秽废物污染了。
  • You really should throw out that filthy old sofa and get a new one.你真的应该扔掉那张肮脏的旧沙发,然后再去买张新的。
22 borough EdRyS     
  • He was slated for borough president.他被提名做自治区主席。
  • That's what happened to Harry Barritt of London's Bromley borough.住在伦敦的布罗姆利自治市的哈里.巴里特就经历了此事。
23 standing 2hCzgo     
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
24 naught wGLxx     
n.无,零 [=nought]
  • He sets at naught every convention of society.他轻视所有的社会习俗。
  • I hope that all your efforts won't go for naught.我希望你的努力不会毫无结果。
25 conceals fa59c6f4c4bde9a732332b174939af02     
v.隐藏,隐瞒,遮住( conceal的第三人称单数 )
  • He conceals his worries behind a mask of nonchalance. 他装作若无其事,借以掩饰内心的不安。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Drunkenness reveals what soberness conceals. 酒醉吐真言。 来自《简明英汉词典》
26 ridicule fCwzv     
  • You mustn't ridicule unfortunate people.你不该嘲笑不幸的人。
  • Silly mistakes and queer clothes often arouse ridicule.荒谬的错误和古怪的服装常会引起人们的讪笑。
27 execration 5653a08f326ce969de7c3cfffe0c1bf7     
  • The sense of wrongs, the injustices, the oppression, extortion, and pillage of twenty years suddenly and found voice in a raucous howl of execration. 二十年来所深受的损害、压迫、勒索、掠夺和不公平的对待,一下子达到了最高峰,在一阵粗声粗气的谩骂叫嚣里发泄出来。 来自辞典例句
28 beheld beheld     
v.看,注视( behold的过去式和过去分词 );瞧;看呀;(叙述中用于引出某人意外的出现)哎哟
  • His eyes had never beheld such opulence. 他从未见过这样的财富。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The soul beheld its features in the mirror of the passing moment. 灵魂在逝去的瞬间的镜子中看到了自己的模样。 来自英汉文学 - 红字
29 writ iojyr     
  • This is a copy of a writ I received this morning.这是今早我收到的书面命令副本。
  • You shouldn't treat the newspapers as if they were Holy Writ. 你不应该把报上说的话奉若神明。
30 brass DWbzI     
  • Many of the workers play in the factory's brass band.许多工人都在工厂铜管乐队中演奏。
  • Brass is formed by the fusion of copper and zinc.黄铜是通过铜和锌的熔合而成的。
31 tinkle 1JMzu     
  • The wine glass dropped to the floor with a tinkle.酒杯丁零一声掉在地上。
  • Give me a tinkle and let me know what time the show starts.给我打个电话,告诉我演出什么时候开始。
32 forestalled e417c8d9b721dc9db811a1f7f84d8291     
v.先发制人,预先阻止( forestall的过去式和过去分词 )
  • She forestalled their attempt. 她先发制人,阻止了他们的企图。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • I had my objection all prepared, but Stephens forestalled me. 我已做好准备要提出反对意见,不料斯蒂芬斯却抢先了一步。 来自辞典例句
33 agitated dzgzc2     
  • 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。
34 winced 7be9a27cb0995f7f6019956af354c6e4     
赶紧避开,畏缩( wince的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He winced as the dog nipped his ankle. 狗咬了他的脚腕子,疼得他龇牙咧嘴。
  • He winced as a sharp pain shot through his left leg. 他左腿一阵剧痛疼得他直龇牙咧嘴。
35 shriek fEgya     
  • Suddenly he began to shriek loudly.突然他开始大声尖叫起来。
  • People sometimes shriek because of terror,anger,or pain.人们有时会因为恐惧,气愤或疼痛而尖叫。
36 propriety oRjx4     
  • We hesitated at the propriety of the method.我们对这种办法是否适用拿不定主意。
  • The sensitive matter was handled with great propriety.这件机密的事处理得极为适当。
37 entreat soexj     
  • Charles Darnay felt it hopeless entreat him further,and his pride was touched besides.查尔斯-达尔内感到再恳求他已是枉然,自尊心也受到了伤害。
  • I entreat you to contribute generously to the building fund.我恳求您慷慨捐助建设基金。
38 shrieks e693aa502222a9efbbd76f900b6f5114     
n.尖叫声( shriek的名词复数 )v.尖叫( shriek的第三人称单数 )
  • shrieks of fiendish laughter 恶魔般的尖笑声
  • For years, from newspapers, broadcasts, the stages and at meetings, we had heard nothing but grandiloquent rhetoric delivered with shouts and shrieks that deafened the ears. 多少年来, 报纸上, 广播里, 舞台上, 会场上的声嘶力竭,装腔做态的高调搞得我们震耳欲聋。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
39 strenuously Jhwz0k     
  • The company has strenuously defended its decision to reduce the workforce. 公司竭力为其裁员的决定辩护。
  • She denied the accusation with some warmth, ie strenuously, forcefully. 她有些激动,竭力否认这一指责。
40 vehemently vehemently     
adv. 热烈地
  • He argued with his wife so vehemently that he talked himself hoarse. 他和妻子争论得很激烈,以致讲话的声音都嘶哑了。
  • Both women vehemently deny the charges against them. 两名妇女都激烈地否认了对她们的指控。
41 forth Hzdz2     
  • The wind moved the trees gently back and forth.风吹得树轻轻地来回摇晃。
  • He gave forth a series of works in rapid succession.他很快连续发表了一系列的作品。
42 bodyguard 0Rfy2     
  • She has to have an armed bodyguard wherever she goes.她不管到哪儿都得有带武器的保镖跟从。
  • The big guy standing at his side may be his bodyguard.站在他身旁的那个大个子可能是他的保镖。
43 ostensible 24szj     
  • The ostensible reason wasn't the real reason.表面上的理由并不是真正的理由。
  • He resigned secretaryship on the ostensible ground of health.他借口身体不好,辞去书记的职务。
44 abetting 4e3d0621ae94d9a2587bc228fee81c60     
v.教唆(犯罪)( abet的现在分词 );煽动;怂恿;支持
  • On Earth, unknowingly abetting a criminal doesn't merit this kind of punishment. 在地球上,不知不觉地帮助罪犯并不构成这种惩罚。 来自电影对白
  • "By aiding and abetting murder, the Taliban regime is committing murder." 援助和唆使谋杀的塔利班政权与杀人犯同罪。 来自互联网
45 inclination Gkwyj     
  • She greeted us with a slight inclination of the head.她微微点头向我们致意。
  • I did not feel the slightest inclination to hurry.我没有丝毫着急的意思。
46 exquisite zhez1     
  • I was admiring the exquisite workmanship in the mosaic.我当时正在欣赏镶嵌画的精致做工。
  • I still remember the exquisite pleasure I experienced in Bali.我依然记得在巴厘岛所经历的那种剧烈的快感。
47 frantically ui9xL     
ad.发狂地, 发疯地
  • He dashed frantically across the road. 他疯狂地跑过马路。
  • She bid frantically for the old chair. 她发狂地喊出高价要买那把古老的椅子。
48 prostrate 7iSyH     
  • She was prostrate on the floor.她俯卧在地板上。
  • The Yankees had the South prostrate and they intended to keep It'so.北方佬已经使南方屈服了,他们还打算继续下去。
49 brutal bSFyb     
  • She has to face the brutal reality.她不得不去面对冷酷的现实。
  • They're brutal people behind their civilised veneer.他们表面上温文有礼,骨子里却是野蛮残忍。
50 copiously a83463ec1381cb4f29886a1393e10c9c     
  • She leant forward and vomited copiously on the floor. 她向前一俯,哇的一声吐了一地。 来自英汉文学
  • This well-organized, unified course copiously illustrated, amply cross-referenced, and fully indexed. 这条组织完善,统一的课程丰富地被说明,丰富地被相互参照和充分地被标注。 来自互联网
51 distress 3llzX     
  • Nothing could alleviate his distress.什么都不能减轻他的痛苦。
  • Please don't distress yourself.请你不要忧愁了。
52 recollecting ede3688b332b81d07d9a3dc515e54241     
v.记起,想起( recollect的现在分词 )
  • Once wound could heal slowly, my Bo Hui was recollecting. 曾经的伤口会慢慢地愈合,我卜会甾回忆。 来自互联网
  • I am afraid of recollecting the life of past in the school. 我不敢回忆我在校过去的生活。 来自互联网
53 sobbed 4a153e2bbe39eef90bf6a4beb2dba759     
哭泣,啜泣( sob的过去式和过去分词 ); 哭诉,呜咽地说
  • She sobbed out the story of her son's death. 她哭诉着她儿子的死。
  • She sobbed out the sad story of her son's death. 她哽咽着诉说她儿子死去的悲惨经过。
54 lieutenant X3GyG     
  • He was promoted to be a lieutenant in the army.他被提升为陆军中尉。
  • He prevailed on the lieutenant to send in a short note.他说动那个副官,递上了一张简短的便条进去。
55 interfere b5lx0     
  • If we interfere, it may do more harm than good.如果我们干预的话,可能弊多利少。
  • When others interfere in the affair,it always makes troubles. 别人一卷入这一事件,棘手的事情就来了。
56 utterance dKczL     
  • This utterance of his was greeted with bursts of uproarious laughter.他的讲话引起阵阵哄然大笑。
  • My voice cleaves to my throat,and sob chokes my utterance.我的噪子哽咽,泣不成声。
57 contented Gvxzof     
  • He won't be contented until he's upset everyone in the office.不把办公室里的每个人弄得心烦意乱他就不会满足。
  • The people are making a good living and are contented,each in his station.人民安居乐业。
58 sobs d4349f86cad43cb1a5579b1ef269d0cb     
啜泣(声),呜咽(声)( sob的名词复数 )
  • She was struggling to suppress her sobs. 她拼命不让自己哭出来。
  • She burst into a convulsive sobs. 她突然抽泣起来。
59 sundry CswwL     
  • This cream can be used to treat sundry minor injuries.这种药膏可用来治各种轻伤。
  • We can see the rich man on sundry occasions.我们能在各种场合见到那个富豪。
60 remonstrated a6eda3fe26f748a6164faa22a84ba112     
v.抗议( remonstrate的过去式和过去分词 );告诫
  • They remonstrated with the official about the decision. 他们就这一决定向这位官员提出了抗议。
  • We remonstrated against the ill-treatment of prisoners of war. 我们对虐待战俘之事提出抗议。 来自辞典例句
61 imploring cb6050ff3ff45d346ac0579ea33cbfd6     
  • Those calm, strange eyes could see her imploring face. 那平静的,没有表情的眼睛还能看得到她的乞怜求情的面容。
  • She gave him an imploring look. 她以哀求的眼神看着他。
62 mischief jDgxH     
  • Nobody took notice of the mischief of the matter. 没有人注意到这件事情所带来的危害。
  • He seems to intend mischief.看来他想捣蛋。
63 redress PAOzS     
  • He did all that he possibly could to redress the wrongs.他尽了一切努力革除弊端。
  • Any man deserves redress if he has been injured unfairly.任何人若蒙受不公平的损害都应获得赔偿。
64 hush ecMzv     
  • A hush fell over the onlookers.旁观者们突然静了下来。
  • Do hush up the scandal!不要把这丑事声张出去!
65 decided lvqzZd     
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
66 slander 7ESzF     
  • The article is a slander on ordinary working people.那篇文章是对普通劳动大众的诋毁。
  • He threatened to go public with the slander.他威胁要把丑闻宣扬出去。
67 hovering 99fdb695db3c202536060470c79b067f     
鸟( hover的现在分词 ); 靠近(某事物); (人)徘徊; 犹豫
  • The helicopter was hovering about 100 metres above the pad. 直升机在离发射台一百米的上空盘旋。
  • I'm hovering between the concert and the play tonight. 我犹豫不决今晚是听音乐会还是看戏。
68 verge gUtzQ     
  • The country's economy is on the verge of collapse.国家的经济已到了崩溃的边缘。
  • She was on the verge of bursting into tears.她快要哭出来了。
69 indefatigable F8pxA     
  • His indefatigable spirit helped him to cope with his illness.他不屈不挠的精神帮助他对抗病魔。
  • He was indefatigable in his lectures on the aesthetics of love.在讲授关于爱情的美学时,他是不知疲倦的。
70 entreaties d56c170cf2a22c1ecef1ae585b702562     
n.恳求,乞求( entreaty的名词复数 )
  • He began with entreaties and ended with a threat. 他先是恳求,最后是威胁。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The tyrant was deaf to the entreaties of the slaves. 暴君听不到奴隶们的哀鸣。 来自《简明英汉词典》
71 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
72 morsel Q14y4     
  • He refused to touch a morsel of the food they had brought.他们拿来的东西他一口也不吃。
  • The patient has not had a morsel of food since the morning.从早上起病人一直没有进食。
73 grievances 3c61e53d74bee3976a6674a59acef792     
n.委屈( grievance的名词复数 );苦衷;不满;牢骚
  • The trade union leader spoke about the grievances of the workers. 工会领袖述说工人们的苦情。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • He gave air to his grievances. 他申诉了他的冤情。 来自《简明英汉词典》
74 proceeding Vktzvu     
  • This train is now proceeding from Paris to London.这次列车从巴黎开往伦敦。
  • The work is proceeding briskly.工作很有生气地进展着。
75 poetical 7c9cba40bd406e674afef9ffe64babcd     
  • This is a poetical picture of the landscape. 这是一幅富有诗意的风景画。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • John is making a periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion. 约翰正在对陈腐的诗风做迂回冗长的研究。 来自辞典例句
76 ushered d337b3442ea0cc4312a5950ae8911282     
v.引,领,陪同( usher的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The secretary ushered me into his office. 秘书把我领进他的办公室。
  • A round of parties ushered in the New Year. 一系列的晚会迎来了新年。 来自《简明英汉词典》
77 embarrassment fj9z8     
  • She could have died away with embarrassment.她窘迫得要死。
  • Coughing at a concert can be a real embarrassment.在音乐会上咳嗽真会使人难堪。
78 sentimental dDuzS     
  • She's a sentimental woman who believes marriage comes by destiny.她是多愁善感的人,她相信姻缘命中注定。
  • We were deeply touched by the sentimental movie.我们深深被那感伤的电影所感动。
79 heartily Ld3xp     
  • He ate heartily and went out to look for his horse.他痛快地吃了一顿,就出去找他的马。
  • The host seized my hand and shook it heartily.主人抓住我的手,热情地和我握手。
80 applied Tz2zXA     
  • She plans to take a course in applied linguistics.她打算学习应用语言学课程。
  • This cream is best applied to the face at night.这种乳霜最好晚上擦脸用。
81 followers 5c342ee9ce1bf07932a1f66af2be7652     
追随者( follower的名词复数 ); 用户; 契据的附面; 从动件
  • the followers of Mahatma Gandhi 圣雄甘地的拥护者
  • The reformer soon gathered a band of followers round him. 改革者很快就获得一群追随者支持他。
82 artifices 1d233856e176f5aace9bf428296039b9     
n.灵巧( artifice的名词复数 );诡计;巧妙办法;虚伪行为
  • These pure verbal artifices do not change the essence of the matter. 这些纯粹是文词上的花样,并不能改变问题的实质。 来自互联网
  • There are some tools which realise this kind of artifices. 一些工具实现了这些方法。 来自互联网
83 diabolical iPCzt     
  • This maneuver of his is a diabolical conspiracy.他这一手是一个居心叵测的大阴谋。
  • One speaker today called the plan diabolical and sinister.今天一名发言人称该计划阴险恶毒。
84 jingle RaizA     
  • The key fell on the ground with a jingle.钥匙叮当落地。
  • The knives and forks set up their regular jingle.刀叉发出常有的叮当声。
85 lame r9gzj     
  • The lame man needs a stick when he walks.那跛脚男子走路时需借助拐棍。
  • I don't believe his story.It'sounds a bit lame.我不信他讲的那一套。他的话听起来有些靠不住。
86 detailed xuNzms     
  • He had made a detailed study of the terrain.他对地形作了缜密的研究。
  • A detailed list of our publications is available on request.我们的出版物有一份详细的目录备索。
87 recital kAjzI     
  • She is going to give a piano recital.她即将举行钢琴独奏会。
  • I had their total attention during the thirty-five minutes that my recital took.在我叙述的35分钟内,他们完全被我吸引了。
88 clenched clenched     
v.紧握,抓紧,咬紧( clench的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He clenched his fists in anger. 他愤怒地攥紧了拳头。
  • She clenched her hands in her lap to hide their trembling. 她攥紧双手放在腿上,以掩饰其颤抖。 来自《简明英汉词典》
89 destined Dunznz     
  • It was destined that they would marry.他们结婚是缘分。
  • The shipment is destined for America.这批货物将运往美国。
90 bespeak EQ7yI     
  • Today's events bespeak future tragedy.今天的事件预示着未来的不幸。
  • The tone of his text bespeaks certain tiredness.他的笔调透出一种倦意。
91 confiding e67d6a06e1cdfe51bc27946689f784d1     
adj.相信人的,易于相信的v.吐露(秘密,心事等)( confide的现在分词 );(向某人)吐露(隐私、秘密等)
  • The girl is of a confiding nature. 这女孩具有轻信别人的性格。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • Celia, though confiding her opinion only to Andrew, disagreed. 西莉亚却不这么看,尽管她只向安德鲁吐露过。 来自辞典例句
92 eloquent ymLyN     
  • He was so eloquent that he cut down the finest orator.他能言善辩,胜过最好的演说家。
  • These ruins are an eloquent reminder of the horrors of war.这些废墟形象地提醒人们不要忘记战争的恐怖。
93 discourse 2lGz0     
  • We'll discourse on the subject tonight.我们今晚要谈论这个问题。
  • He fell into discourse with the customers who were drinking at the counter.他和站在柜台旁的酒客谈了起来。
94 inquiry nbgzF     
  • Many parents have been pressing for an inquiry into the problem.许多家长迫切要求调查这个问题。
  • The field of inquiry has narrowed down to five persons.调查的范围已经缩小到只剩5个人了。
95 astonishment VvjzR     
  • 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。
96 behold jQKy9     
  • The industry of these little ants is wonderful to behold.这些小蚂蚁辛勤劳动的样子看上去真令人惊叹。
  • The sunrise at the seaside was quite a sight to behold.海滨日出真是个奇景。
97 breach 2sgzw     
  • We won't have any breach of discipline.我们不允许任何破坏纪律的现象。
  • He was sued for breach of contract.他因不履行合同而被起诉。
98 musing musing     
n. 沉思,冥想 adj. 沉思的, 冥想的 动词muse的现在分词形式
  • "At Tellson's banking-house at nine," he said, with a musing face. “九点在台尔森银行大厦见面,”他想道。 来自英汉文学 - 双城记
  • She put the jacket away, and stood by musing a minute. 她把那件上衣放到一边,站着沉思了一会儿。
99 conspiracy NpczE     
  • The men were found guilty of conspiracy to murder.这些人被裁决犯有阴谋杀人罪。
  • He claimed that it was all a conspiracy against him.他声称这一切都是一场针对他的阴谋。
100 vile YLWz0     
  • Who could have carried out such a vile attack?会是谁发起这么卑鄙的攻击呢?
  • Her talk was full of vile curses.她的话里充满着恶毒的咒骂。
101 extort KP1zQ     
  • The blackmailer tried to extort a large sum of money from him.勒索者企图向他勒索一大笔钱。
  • They absolutely must not harm the people or extort money from them.严格禁止坑害勒索群众。
102 landlady t2ZxE     
  • 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。
103 vehemence 2ihw1     
  • The attack increased in vehemence.进攻越来越猛烈。
  • She was astonished at his vehemence.她对他的激昂感到惊讶。
104 soothing soothing     
  • Put on some nice soothing music.播放一些柔和舒缓的音乐。
  • His casual, relaxed manner was very soothing.他随意而放松的举动让人很快便平静下来。
105 maliciously maliciously     
  • He was charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm. 他被控蓄意严重伤害他人身体。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • His enemies maliciously conspired to ruin him. 他的敌人恶毒地密谋搞垮他。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
106 ruminated d258d9ebf77d222f0216ae185d5a965a     
v.沉思( ruminate的过去式和过去分词 );反复考虑;反刍;倒嚼
  • In the article she ruminated about what recreations she would have. 她在文章里认真考虑了她应做些什么消遣活动。 来自辞典例句
  • He ruminated on his defenses before he should accost her father. 他在与她父亲搭话前,仔细地考虑着他的防范措施。 来自辞典例句
107 fixed JsKzzj     
  • Have you two fixed on a date for the wedding yet?你们俩选定婚期了吗?
  • Once the aim is fixed,we should not change it arbitrarily.目标一旦确定,我们就不应该随意改变。


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