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Chapter 24

WHEREIN Mr. PETER MAGNUS GROWSJEALOUS, AND THE MIDDLE-AGED1 LADYAPPREHENSIVE, WHICH BRINGS THEPICKWICKIANS WITHIN THEGRASP OF THE LAWhen Mr. Pickwick descended2 to the room in which heand Mr. Peter Magnus had spent the precedingevening, he found that gentleman with the major partof the contents of the two bags, the leathern hat-box, and thebrown-paper parcel, displaying to all possible advantage on hisperson, while he himself was pacing up and down the room in astate of the utmost excitement and agitation3.

  ‘Good-morning, sir,’ said Mr. Peter Magnus. ‘What do you thinkof this, sir?’

  ‘Very effective indeed,’ replied Mr. Pickwick, surveying thegarments of Mr. Peter Magnus with a good-natured smile.

  ‘Yes, I think it’ll do,’ said Mr. Magnus. ‘Mr. Pickwick, sir, I havesent up my card.’

  ‘Have you?’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘And the waiter brought back word, that she would see me ateleven―at eleven, sir; it only wants a quarter now.’

  ‘Very near the time,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Yes, it is rather near,’ replied Mr. Magnus, ‘rather too near tobe pleasant―eh! Mr. Pickwick, sir?’

  ‘Confidence is a great thing in these cases,’ observed Mr.

  Pickwick.

  ‘I believe it is, sir,’ said Mr. Peter Magnus. ‘I am very confident,sir. Really, Mr. Pickwick, I do not see why a man should feel anyfear in such a case as this, sir. What is it, sir? There’s nothing to beashamed of; it’s a matter of mutual4 accommodation, nothing more.

  Husband on one side, wife on the other. That’s my view of thematter, Mr. Pickwick.’

  ‘It is a very philosophical5 one,’ replied Mr. Pickwick. ‘Butbreakfast is waiting, Mr. Magnus. Come.’

  Down they sat to breakfast, but it was evident, notwithstandingthe boasting of Mr. Peter Magnus, that he laboured under a veryconsiderable degree of nervousness, of which loss of appetite, apropensity to upset the tea-things, a spectral6 attempt at drollery,and an irresistible7 inclination8 to look at the clock, every othersecond, were among the principal symptoms.

  ‘He-he-he,’ tittered Mr. Magnus, affecting cheerfulness, andgasping with agitation. ‘It only wants two minutes, Mr. Pickwick.

  Am I pale, sir?’

  ‘Not very,’ replied Mr. Pickwick.

  There was a brief pause.

  ‘I beg your pardon, Mr. Pickwick; but have you ever done thissort of thing in your time?’ said Mr. Magnus.

  ‘You mean proposing?’ said Mr. Pickwick. ‘Yes.’

  ‘Never,’ said Mr. Pickwick, with great energy, ‘never.’

  ‘You have no idea, then, how it’s best to begin?’ said Mr.

  Magnus.

  ‘Why,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘I may have formed some ideas uponthe subject, but, as I have never submitted them to the test ofexperience, I should be sorry if you were induced to regulate yourproceedings by them.’

  ‘I should feel very much obliged to you, for any advice, sir,’ saidMr. Magnus, taking another look at the clock, the hand of whichwas verging10 on the five minutes past.

  ‘Well, sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick, with the profound solemnity withwhich that great man could, when he pleased, render his remarksso deeply impressive. ‘I should commence, sir, with a tribute to thelady’s beauty and excellent qualities; from them, sir, I shoulddiverge to my own unworthiness.’

  ‘Very good,’ said Mr. Magnus.

  ‘Unworthiness for her only, mind, sir,’ resumed Mr. Pickwick;‘for to show that I was not wholly unworthy, sir, I should take abrief review of my past life, and present condition. I should argue,by analogy, that to anybody else, I must be a very desirable object.

  I should then expatiate11 on the warmth of my love, and the depth ofmy devotion. Perhaps I might then be tempted12 to seize her hand.’

  ‘Yes, I see,’ said Mr. Magnus; ‘that would be a very great point.’

  ‘I should then, sir,’ continued Mr. Pickwick, growing warmer asthe subject presented itself in more glowing colours before him―‘Ishould then, sir, come to the plain and simple question, “Will youhave me?” I think I am justified13 in assuming that upon this, shewould turn away her head.’

  ‘You think that may be taken for granted?’ said Mr. Magnus;‘because, if she did not do that at the right place, it would beembarrassing.’

  ‘I think she would,’ said Mr. Pickwick. ‘Upon this, sir, I shouldsqueeze her hand, and I think―I think, Mr. Magnus―that after Ihad done that, supposing there was no refusal, I should gentlydraw away the handkerchief, which my slight knowledge ofhuman nature leads me to suppose the lady would be applying toher eyes at the moment, and steal a respectful kiss. I think I shouldkiss her, Mr. Magnus; and at this particular point, I am decidedlyof opinion that if the lady were going to take me at all, she wouldmurmur into my ears a bashful acceptance.’

  Mr. Magnus started; gazed on Mr. Pickwick’s intelligent face,for a short time in silence; and then (the dial pointing to the tenminutes past) shook him warmly by the hand, and rusheddesperately from the room.

  Mr. Pickwick had taken a few strides to and fro; and the smallhand of the clock following the latter part of his example, hadarrived at the figure which indicates the half-hour, when the doorsuddenly opened. He turned round to meet Mr. Peter Magnus, andencountered, in his stead, the joyous14 face of Mr. Tupman, theserene countenance15 of Mr. Winkle, and the intellectual lineamentsof Mr. Snodgrass. As Mr. Pickwick greeted them, Mr. PeterMagnus tripped into the room.

  ‘My friends, the gentleman I was speaking of―Mr. Magnus,’

  said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Your servant, gentlemen,’ said Mr. Magnus, evidently in a highstate of excitement; ‘Mr. Pickwick, allow me to speak to you onemoment, sir.’

  As he said this, Mr. Magnus harnessed his forefinger16 to Mr.

  Pickwick’s buttonhole, and, drawing him to a window recess,said―‘Congratulate me, Mr. Pickwick; I followed your advice to thevery letter.’

  ‘And it was all correct, was it?’ inquired Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘It was, sir. Could not possibly have been better,’ replied Mr.

  Magnus. ‘Mr. Pickwick, she is mine.’

  ‘I congratulate you, with all my heart,’ replied Mr. Pickwick,warmly shaking his new friend by the hand.

  ‘You must see her. sir,’ said Mr. Magnus; ‘this way, if youplease. Excuse us for one instant, gentlemen.’ Hurrying on in thisway, Mr. Peter Magnus drew Mr. Pickwick from the room. Hepaused at the next door in the passage, and tapped gently thereat.

  ‘Come in,’ said a female voice. And in they went.

  ‘Miss Witherfield,’ said Mr. Magnus, ‘allow me to introduce myvery particular friend, Mr. Pickwick. Mr. Pickwick, I beg to makeyou known to Miss Witherfield.’

  The lady was at the upper end of the room. As Mr. Pickwickbowed, he took his spectacles from his waistcoat pocket, and putthem on; a process which he had no sooner gone through, than,uttering an exclamation17 of surprise, Mr. Pickwick retreatedseveral paces, and the lady, with a half-suppressed scream, hid herface in her hands, and dropped into a chair; whereupon Mr. PeterMagnus was stricken motionless on the spot, and gazed from oneto the other, with a countenance expressive18 of the extremities19 ofhorror and surprise. This certainly was, to all appearance, veryunaccountable behaviour; but the fact is, that Mr. Pickwick nosooner put on his spectacles, than he at once recognised in thefuture Mrs. Magnus the lady into whose room he had sounwarrantably intruded20 on the previous night; and the spectacleshad no sooner crossed Mr. Pickwick’s nose, than the lady at onceidentified the countenance which she had seen surrounded by allthe horrors of a nightcap. So the lady screamed, and Mr. Pickwickstarted.

  ‘Mr. Pickwick!’ exclaimed Mr. Magnus, lost in astonishment,‘what is the meaning of this, sir? What is the meaning of it, sir?’

  added Mr. Magnus, in a threatening, and a louder tone.

  ‘Sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick, somewhat indignant at the very suddenmanner in which Mr. Peter Magnus had conjugated21 himself intothe imperative22 mood, ‘I decline answering that question.’

  ‘You decline it, sir?’ said Mr. Magnus.

  ‘I do, sir,’ replied Mr. Pickwick; ‘I object to say anything whichmay compromise that lady, or awaken23 unpleasant recollections inher breast, without her consent and permission.’

  ‘Miss Witherfield,’ said Mr. Peter Magnus, ‘do you know thisperson?’

  ‘Know him!’ repeated the middle-aged lady, hesitating.

  ‘Yes, know him, ma’am; I said know him,’ replied Mr. Magnus,with ferocity.

  ‘I have seen him,’ replied the middle-aged lady.

  ‘Where?’ inquired Mr. Magnus, ‘where?’

  ‘That,’ said the middle-aged lady, rising from her seat, andaverting her head―‘that I would not reveal for worlds.’

  ‘I understand you, ma’am,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘and respect yourdelicacy; it shall never be revealed by me depend upon it.’

  ‘Upon my word, ma’am,’ said Mr. Magnus, ‘considering thesituation in which I am placed with regard to yourself, you carrythis matter off with tolerable coolness―tolerable coolness, ma’am.’

  ‘Cruel Mr. Magnus!’ said the middle-aged lady; here she weptvery copiously26 indeed.

  ‘Address your observations to me, sir,’ interposed Mr. Pickwick;‘I alone am to blame, if anybody be.’

  ‘Oh! you alone are to blame, are you, sir?’ said Mr. Magnus; ‘I―I―see through this, sir. You repent27 of your determination now, doyou?’

  ‘My determination!’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Your determination, sir. Oh! don’t stare at me, sir,’ said Mr.

  Magnus; ‘I recollect24 your words last night, sir. You came downhere, sir, to expose the treachery and falsehood of an individual onwhose truth and honour you had placed implicit28 reliance―eh?’

  Here Mr. Peter Magnus indulged in a prolonged sneer29; and takingoff his green spectacles―which he probably found superfluous30 inhis fit of jealousy31―rolled his little eyes about, in a manner frightfulto behold32.

  ‘Eh?’ said Mr. Magnus; and then he repeated the sneer withincreased effect. ‘But you shall answer it, sir.’

  ‘Answer what?’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Never mind, sir,’ replied Mr. Magnus, striding up and down theroom. ‘Never mind.’

  There must be something very comprehensive in this phrase of‘Never mind,’ for we do not recollect to have ever witnessed aquarrel in the street, at a theatre, public room, or elsewhere, inwhich it has not been the standard reply to all belligerentinquiries. ‘Do you call yourself a gentleman, sir?’―‘Never mind,sir.’ ‘Did I offer to say anything to the young woman, sir?’―‘Nevermind, sir.’ ‘Do you want your head knocked up against that wall,sir?’―‘Never mind, sir.’ It is observable, too, that there wouldappear to be some hidden taunt33 in this universal ‘Never mind,’

  which rouses more indignation in the bosom34 of the individualaddressed, than the most lavish35 abuse could possibly awaken.

  We do not mean to assert that the application of this brevity tohimself, struck exactly that indignation to Mr. Pickwick’s soul,which it would infallibly have roused in a vulgar breast. We merelyrecord the fact that Mr. Pickwick opened the room door, andabruptly called out, ‘Tupman, come here!’

  Mr. Tupman immediately presented himself, with a look of veryconsiderable surprise.

  ‘Tupman,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘a secret of some delicacy25, inwhich that lady is concerned, is the cause of a difference whichhas just arisen between this gentleman and myself. When I assurehim, in your presence, that it has no relation to himself, and is notin any way connected with his affairs, I need hardly beg you totake notice that if he continue to dispute it, he expresses a doubt ofmy veracity36, which I shall consider extremely insulting.’ As Mr.

  Pickwick said this, he looked encyclopedias37 at Mr. Peter Magnus.

  Mr. Pickwick’s upright and honourable38 bearing, coupled withthat force and energy of speech which so eminently39 distinguishedhim, would have carried conviction to any reasonable mind; but,unfortunately, at that particular moment, the mind of Mr. PeterMagnus was in anything but reasonable order. Consequently,instead of receiving Mr. Pickwick’s explanation as he ought tohave done, he forthwith proceeded to work himself into a red-hot,scorching, consuming passion, and to talk about what was due tohis own feelings, and all that sort of thing; adding force to hisdeclamation by striding to and fro, and pulling his hair―amusements which he would vary occasionally, by shaking his fistin Mr. Pickwick’s philanthropic countenance.

  Mr. Pickwick, in his turn, conscious of his own innocence40 andrectitude, and irritated by having unfortunately involved themiddle-aged lady in such an unpleasant affair, was not so quietlydisposed as was his wont41. The consequence was, that words ranhigh, and voices higher; and at length Mr. Magnus told Mr.

  Pickwick he should hear from him; to which Mr. Pickwick replied,with laudable politeness, that the sooner he heard from him thebetter; whereupon the middle-aged lady rushed in terror from theroom, out of which Mr. Tupman dragged Mr. Pickwick, leavingMr. Peter Magnus to himself and meditation42.

  If the middle-aged lady had mingled43 much with the busy world,or had profited at all by the manners and customs of those whomake the laws and set the fashions, she would have known thatthis sort of ferocity is the most harmless thing in nature; but as shehad lived for the most part in the country, and never read theparliamentary debates, she was little versed44 in these particularrefinements of civilised life. Accordingly, when she had gained herbedchamber, bolted herself in, and began to meditate45 on the sceneshe had just witnessed, the most terrific pictures of slaughter46 anddestruction presented themselves to her imagination; amongwhich, a full-length portrait of Mr. Peter Magnus borne home byfour men, with the embellishment of a whole barrelful of bullets inhis left side, was among the very least. The more the middle-agedlady meditated47, the more terrified she became; and at length shedetermined to repair to the house of the principal magistrate49 ofthe town, and request him to secure the persons of Mr. Pickwickand Mr. Tupman without delay.

  To this decision the middle-aged lady was impelled50 by a varietyof considerations, the chief of which was the incontestable proof itwould afford of her devotion to Mr. Peter Magnus, and her anxietyfor his safety. She was too well acquainted with his jealoustemperament to venture the slightest allusion51 to the real cause ofher agitation on beholding52 Mr. Pickwick; and she trusted to herown influence and power of persuasion53 with the little man, to quellhis boisterous54 jealousy, supposing that Mr. Pickwick wereremoved, and no fresh quarrel could arise. Filled with thesereflections, the middle-aged lady arrayed herself in her bonnetand shawl, and repaired to the mayor’s dwelling55 straightway.

  Now George Nupkins, Esquire, the principal magistrateaforesaid, was as grand a personage as the fastest walker wouldfind out, between sunrise and sunset, on the twenty-first of June,which being, according to the almanacs, the longest day in thewhole year, would naturally afford him the longest period for hissearch. On this particular morning, Mr. Nupkins was in a state ofthe utmost excitement and irritation56, for there had been arebellion in the town; all the day-scholars at the largest day-schoolhad conspired57 to break the windows of an obnoxious58 apple-seller,and had hooted59 the beadle and pelted60 the constabulary―anelderly gentleman in top-boots, who had been called out to repressthe tumult61, and who had been a peace-officer, man and boy, forhalf a century at least. And Mr. Nupkins was sitting in his easy-chair, frowning with majesty62, and boiling with rage, when a ladywas announced on pressing, private, and particular business. Mr.

  Nupkins looked calmly terrible, and commanded that the ladyshould be shown in; which command, like all the mandates63 ofemperors, and magistrates64, and other great potentates65 of theearth, was forthwith obeyed; and Miss Witherfield, interestinglyagitated, was ushered66 in accordingly.

  ‘Muzzle67!’ said the magistrate.

  Muzzle was an undersized footman, with a long body and shortlegs.

  ‘Muzzle!’

  ‘Yes, your Worship.’

  ‘Place a chair, and leave the room.’

  ‘Yes, your Worship.’

  ‘Now, ma’am, will you state your business?’ said the magistrate.

  ‘It is of a very painful kind, sir,’ said Miss Witherfield.

  ‘Very likely, ma’am,’ said the magistrate. ‘Compose yourfeelings, ma’am.’ Here Mr. Nupkins looked benignant. ‘And thentell me what legal business brings you here, ma’am.’ Here themagistrate triumphed over the man; and he looked stern again.

  ‘It is very distressing68 to me, sir, to give this information,’ saidMiss Witherfield, ‘but I fear a duel69 is going to be fought here.’

  ‘Here, ma’am?’ said the magistrate. ‘Where, ma’am?’

  ‘In Ipswich.’

  ‘In Ipswich, ma’am! A duel in Ipswich!’ said the magistrate,perfectly70 aghast at the notion. ‘Impossible, ma’am; nothing of thekind can be contemplated71 in this town, I am persuaded. Bless mysoul, ma’am, are you aware of the activity of our local magistracy?

  Do you happen to have heard, ma’am, that I rushed into a prize-ring on the fourth of May last, attended by only sixty specialconstables; and, at the hazard of falling a sacrifice to the angrypassions of an infuriated multitude, prohibited a pugilistic contestbetween the Middlesex Dumpling and the Suffolk Bantam? A duelin Ipswich, ma’am? I don’t think―I do not think,’ said themagistrate, reasoning with himself, ‘that any two men can havehad the hardihood to plan such a breach72 of the peace, in thistown.’

  ‘My information is, unfortunately, but too correct,’ said themiddle-aged lady; ‘I was present at the quarrel.’

  ‘It’s a most extraordinary thing,’ said the astounded73 magistrate.

  ‘Muzzle!’

  ‘Yes, your Worship.’

  ‘Send Mr. Jinks here, directly! Instantly.’

  ‘Yes, your Worship.’

  Muzzle retired74; and a pale, sharp-nosed, half-fed, shabbily-cladclerk, of middle age, entered the room.

  ‘Mr. Jinks,’ said the magistrate. ‘Mr. Jinks.’

  ‘Sir,’ said Mr. Jinks. ‘This lady, Mr. Jinks, has come here, togive information of an intended duel in this town.’

  Mr. Jinks, not knowing exactly what to do, smiled adependent’s smile.

  ‘What are you laughing at, Mr. Jinks?’ said the magistrate.

  Mr. Jinks looked serious instantly.

  ‘Mr. Jinks,’ said the magistrate, ‘you’re a fool.’

  Mr. Jinks looked humbly75 at the great man, and bit the top of hispen.

  ‘You may see something very comical in this information, sir―but I can tell you this, Mr. Jinks, that you have very little to laughat,’ said the magistrate.

  The hungry-looking Jinks sighed, as if he were quite aware ofthe fact of his having very little indeed to be merry about; and,being ordered to take the lady’s information, shambled to a seat,and proceeded to write it down.

  ‘This man, Pickwick, is the principal, I understand?’ said themagistrate, when the statement was finished.

  ‘He is,’ said the middle-aged lady.

  ‘And the other rioter―what’s his name, Mr. Jinks?’

  ‘Tupman, sir.’

  ‘Tupman is the second?’

  ‘Yes.’

  ‘The other principal, you say, has absconded76, ma’am?’

  ‘Yes,’ replied Miss Witherfield, with a short cough.

  ‘Very well,’ said the magistrate. ‘These are two cut-throats fromLondon, who have come down here to destroy his Majesty’spopulation, thinking that at this distance from the capital, the armof the law is weak and paralysed. They shall be made an exampleof. Draw up the warrants, Mr. Jinks. Muzzle!’

  ‘Yes, your Worship.’

  ‘Is Grummer downstairs?’

  ‘Yes, your Worship.’

  ‘Send him up.’ The obsequious77 Muzzle retired, and presentlyreturned, introducing the elderly gentleman in the top-boots, whowas chiefly remarkable78 for a bottle-nose, a hoarse79 voice, a snuff-coloured surtout, and a wandering eye.

  ‘Grummer,’ said the magistrate.

  ‘Your wash-up.’

  ‘Is the town quiet now?’

  ‘Pretty well, your wash-up,’ replied Grummer. ‘Pop’lar feelinghas in a measure subsided80, consekens o’ the boys having dispersedto cricket.’

  ‘Nothing but vigorous measures will do in these times,Grummer,’ said the magistrate, in a determined48 manner. ‘If theauthority of the king’s officers is set at naught81, we must have theriot act read. If the civil power cannot protect these windows,Grummer, the military must protect the civil power, and thewindows too. I believe that is a maxim82 of the constitution, Mr.

  Jinks?’

  ‘Certainly, sir,’ said Jinks.

  ‘Very good,’ said the magistrate, signing the warrants.

  ‘Grummer, you will bring these persons before me, this afternoon.

  You will find them at the Great White Horse. You recollect thecase of the Middlesex Dumpling and the Suffolk Bantam,Grummer?’

  Mr. Grummer intimated, by a retrospective shake of the head,that he should never forget it―as indeed it was not likely hewould, so long as it continued to be cited daily.

  ‘This is even more unconstitutional,’ said the magistrate; ‘this iseven a greater breach of the peace, and a grosser infringement83 ofhis Majesty’s prerogative84. I believe duelling is one of his Majesty’smost undoubted prerogatives85, Mr. Jinks?’

  ‘Expressly stipulated86 in Magna Charta, sir,’ said Mr. Jinks.

  ‘One of the brightest jewels in the British crown, wrung87 fromhis Majesty by the barons88, I believe, Mr. Jinks?’ said themagistrate.

  ‘Just so, sir,’ replied Mr. Jinks.

  ‘Very well,’ said the magistrate, drawing himself up proudly, ‘itshall not be violated in this portion of his dominions89. Grummer,procure assistance, and execute these warrants with as little delayas possible. Muzzle!’

  ‘Yes, your Worship.’

  ‘Show the lady out.’

  Miss Witherfield retired, deeply impressed with themagistrate’s learning and research; Mr. Nupkins retired to lunch;Mr. Jinks retired within himself―that being the only retirementhe had, except the sofa-bedstead in the small parlour which wasoccupied by his landlady’s family in the daytime―and Mr.

  Grummer retired, to wipe out, by his mode of discharging hispresent commission, the insult which had been fastened uponhimself, and the other representative of his Majesty―the beadle―in the course of the morning.

  While these resolute90 and determined preparations for theconservation of the king’s peace were pending91, Mr. Pickwick andhis friends, wholly unconscious of the mighty92 events in progress,had sat quietly down to dinner; and very talkative andcompanionable they all were. Mr. Pickwick was in the very act ofrelating his adventure of the preceding night, to the greatamusement of his followers93, Mr. Tupman especially, when thedoor opened, and a somewhat forbidding countenance peeped intothe room. The eyes in the forbidding countenance looked veryearnestly at Mr. Pickwick, for several seconds, and were to allappearance satisfied with their investigation94; for the body to whichthe forbidding countenance belonged, slowly brought itself intothe apartment, and presented the form of an elderly individual intop-boots―not to keep the reader any longer in suspense95, in short,the eyes were the wandering eyes of Mr. Grummer, and the bodywas the body of the same gentleman.

  Mr. Grummer’s mode of proceeding9 was professional, butpeculiar. His first act was to bolt the door on the inside; hissecond, to polish his head and countenance very carefully with acotton handkerchief; his third, to place his hat, with the cottonhandkerchief in it, on the nearest chair; and his fourth, to producefrom the breast-pocket of his coat a short truncheon, surmountedby a brazen96 crown, with which he beckoned97 to Mr. Pickwick witha grave and ghost-like air.

  Mr. Snodgrass was the first to break the astonished silence. Helooked steadily98 at Mr. Grummer for a brief space, and then saidemphatically, ‘This is a private room, sir. A private room.’

  Mr. Grummer shook his head, and replied, ‘No room’s privateto his Majesty when the street door’s once passed. That’s law.

  Some people maintains that an Englishman’s house is his castle.

  That’s gammon.’

  The Pickwickians gazed on each other with wondering eyes.

  ‘Which is Mr. Tupman?’ inquired Mr. Grummer. He had anintuitive perception of Mr. Pickwick; he knew him at once.

  ‘My name’s Tupman,’ said that gentleman.

  ‘My name’s Law,’ said Mr. Grummer.

  ‘What?’ said Mr. Tupman.

  ‘Law,’ replied Mr. Grummer―‘Law, civil power, and exekative;them’s my titles; here’s my authority. Blank Tupman, blankPickwick―against the peace of our sufferin’ lord the king―stattitin the case made and purwided―and all regular. I apprehend99 youPickwick! Tupman―the aforesaid.’

  ‘What do you mean by this insolence100?’ said Mr. Tupman,starting up; ‘leave the room!’

  ‘Hollo,’ said Mr. Grummer, retreating very expeditiously101 to thedoor, and opening it an inch or two, ‘Dubbley.’

  ‘Well,’ said a deep voice from the passage.

  ‘Come for’ard, Dubbley.’

  At the word of command, a dirty-faced man, something over sixfeet high, and stout102 in proportion, squeezed himself through thehalf-open door (making his face very red in the process), andentered the room.

  ‘Is the other specials outside, Dubbley?’ inquired Mr.

  Grummer.

  Mr. Dubbley, who was a man of few words, nodded assent103.

  ‘Order in the diwision under your charge, Dubbley,’ said Mr.

  Grummer.

  Mr. Dubbley did as he was desired; and half a dozen men, eachwith a short truncheon and a brass104 crown, flocked into the room.

  Mr. Grummer pocketed his staff, and looked at Mr. Dubbley; Mr.

  Dubbley pocketed his staff and looked at the division; the divisionpocketed their staves and looked at Messrs. Tupman andPickwick.

  Mr. Pickwick and his followers rose as one man.

  ‘What is the meaning of this atrocious intrusion upon myprivacy?’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Who dares apprehend me?’ said Mr. Tupman.

  ‘What do you want here, scoundrels?’ said Mr. Snodgrass.

  Mr. Winkle said nothing, but he fixed105 his eyes on Grummer,and bestowed106 a look upon him, which, if he had had any feeling,must have pierced his brain. As it was, however, it had no visibleeffect on him whatever.

  When the executive perceived that Mr. Pickwick and his friendswere disposed to resist the authority of the law, they verysignificantly turned up their coat sleeves, as if knocking themdown in the first instance, and taking them up afterwards, were amere professional act which had only to be thought of to be done,as a matter of course. This demonstration107 was not lost upon Mr.

  Pickwick. He conferred a few moments with Mr. Tupman apart,and then signified his readiness to proceed to the mayor’sresidence, merely begging the parties then and there assembled,to take notice, that it was his firm intention to resent thismonstrous invasion of his privileges as an Englishman, the instanthe was at liberty; whereat the parties then and there assembledlaughed very heartily108, with the single exception of Mr. Grummer,who seemed to consider that any slight cast upon the divine rightof magistrates was a species of blasphemy109 not to be tolerated.

  But when Mr. Pickwick had signified his readiness to bow tothe laws of his country, and just when the waiters, and hostlers,and chambermaids, and post-boys, who had anticipated adelightful commotion110 from his threatened obstinacy111, began to turnaway, disappointed and disgusted, a difficulty arose which had notbeen foreseen. With every sentiment of veneration112 for theconstituted authorities, Mr. Pickwick resolutely113 protested againstmaking his appearance in the public streets, surrounded andguarded by the officers of justice, like a common criminal. Mr.

  Grummer, in the then disturbed state of public feeling (for it washalf-holiday, and the boys had not yet gone home), as resolutelyprotested against walking on the opposite side of the way, andtaking Mr. Pickwick’s parole that he would go straight to themagistrate’s; and both Mr. Pickwick and Mr. Tupman asstrenuously objected to the expense of a post-coach, which was theonly respectable conveyance114 that could be obtained. The disputeran high, and the dilemma115 lasted long; and just as the executivewere on the point of overcoming Mr. Pickwick’s objection towalking to the magistrate’s, by the trite116 expedient117 of carrying himthither, it was recollected118 that there stood in the inn yard, an oldsedan-chair, which, having been originally built for a goutygentleman with funded property, would hold Mr. Pickwick andMr. Tupman, at least as conveniently as a modern post-chaise. Thechair was hired, and brought into the hall; Mr. Pickwick and Mr.

  Tupman squeezed themselves inside, and pulled down the blinds;a couple of chairmen were speedily found; and the processionstarted in grand order. The specials surrounded the body of thevehicle; Mr. Grummer and Mr. Dubbley marched triumphantly119 infront; Mr. Snodgrass and Mr. Winkle walked arm-in-arm behind;and the unsoaped of Ipswich brought up the rear.

  The shopkeepers of the town, although they had a veryindistinct notion of the nature of the offence, could not but bemuch edified120 and gratified by this spectacle. Here was the strongarm of the law, coming down with twenty gold-beater force, upontwo offenders121 from the metropolis122 itself; the mighty engine wasdirected by their own magistrate, and worked by their ownofficers; and both the criminals, by their united efforts, weresecurely shut up, in the narrow compass of one sedan-chair. Manywere the expressions of approval and admiration123 which greetedMr. Grummer, as he headed the cavalcade124, staff in hand; loud andlong were the shouts raised by the unsoaped; and amidst theseunited testimonials of public approbation125, the procession movedslowly and majestically126 along.

  Mr. Weller, habited in his morning jacket, with the black calicosleeves, was returning in a rather desponding state from anunsuccessful survey of the mysterious house with the green gate,when, raising his eyes, he beheld127 a crowd pouring down the street,surrounding an object which had very much the appearance of asedan-chair. Willing to divert his thoughts from the failure of hisenterprise, he stepped aside to see the crowd pass; and findingthat they were cheering away, very much to their own satisfaction,forthwith began (by way of raising his spirits) to cheer too, with allhis might and main.

  Mr. Grummer passed, and Mr. Dubbley passed, and the sedanpassed, and the bodyguard128 of specials passed, and Sam was stillresponding to the enthusiastic cheers of the mob, and waving hishat about as if he were in the very last extreme of the wildest joy(though, of course, he had not the faintest idea of the matter inhand), when he was suddenly stopped by the unexpectedappearance of Mr. Winkle and Mr. Snodgrass.

  ‘What’s the row, gen’l’m’n?’ cried Sam. ‘Who have they got inthis here watch-box in mournin’?’

  Both gentlemen replied together, but their words were lost inthe tumult.

  ‘Who is it?’ cried Sam again.

  once more was a joint129 reply returned; and, though the wordswere inaudible, Sam saw by the motion of the two pairs of lips thatthey had uttered the magic word ‘Pickwick.’

  This was enough. In another minute Mr. Weller had made hisway through the crowd, stopped the chairmen, and confronted theportly Grummer.

  ‘Hollo, old gen’l’m’n!’ said Sam. ‘Who have you got in this hereconweyance?’

  ‘Stand back,’ said Mr. Grummer, whose dignity, like the dignityof a great many other men, had been wondrously130 augmented131 by alittle popularity.

  ‘Knock him down, if he don’t,’ said Mr. Dubbley.

  ‘I’m wery much obliged to you, old gen’l’m’n,’ replied Sam, ‘forconsulting my conwenience, and I’m still more obliged to the othergen’l’m’n, who looks as if he’d just escaped from a giant’scarrywan, for his wery ’andsome suggestion; but I should preferyour givin’ me a answer to my question, if it’s all the same toyou.―How are you, sir?’ This last observation was addressed witha patronising air to Mr. Pickwick, who was peeping through thefront window.

  Mr. Grummer, perfectly speechless with indignation, draggedthe truncheon with the brass crown from its particular pocket, andflourished it before Sam’s eyes.

  ‘Ah,’ said Sam, ‘it’s wery pretty, ’specially the crown, which isuncommon like the real one.’

  ‘Stand back!’ said the outraged132 Mr. Grummer. By way ofadding force to the command, he thrust the brass emblem133 ofroyalty into Sam’s neckcloth with one hand, and seized Sam’scollar with the other―a compliment which Mr. Weller returned byknocking him down out of hand, having previously134 with theutmost consideration, knocked down a chairman for him to lieupon.

  Whether Mr. Winkle was seized with a temporary attack of thatspecies of insanity135 which originates in a sense of injury, oranimated by this display of Mr. Weller’s valour, is uncertain; butcertain it is, that he no sooner saw Mr. Grummer fall than he madea terrific onslaught on a small boy who stood next him; whereuponMr. Snodgrass, in a truly Christian136 spirit, and in order that hemight take no one unawares, announced in a very loud tone thathe was going to begin, and proceeded to take off his coat with theutmost deliberation. He was immediately surrounded andsecured; and it is but common justice both to him and Mr. Winkleto say, that they did not make the slightest attempt to rescueeither themselves or Mr. Weller; who, after a most vigorousresistance, was overpowered by numbers and taken prisoner. Theprocession then reformed; the chairmen resumed their stations;and the march was re-commenced.

  Mr. Pickwick’s indignation during the whole of this proceedingwas beyond all bounds. He could just see Sam upsetting thespecials, and flying about in every direction; and that was all hecould see, for the sedan doors wouldn’t open, and the blindswouldn’t pull up. At length, with the assistance of Mr. Tupman, hemanaged to push open the roof; and mounting on the seat, andsteadying himself as well as he could, by placing his hand on thatgentleman’s shoulder, Mr. Pickwick proceeded to address themultitude; to dwell upon the unjustifiable manner in which he hadbeen treated; and to call upon them to take notice that his servanthad been first assaulted. In this order they reached themagistrate’s house; the chairmen trotting137, the prisoners following,Mr. Pickwick oratorising, and the crowd shouting.


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1 middle-aged UopzSS     
adj.中年的
参考例句:
  • I noticed two middle-aged passengers.我注意到两个中年乘客。
  • The new skin balm was welcome by middle-aged women.这种新护肤香膏受到了中年妇女的欢迎。
2 descended guQzoy     
a.为...后裔的,出身于...的
参考例句:
  • A mood of melancholy descended on us. 一种悲伤的情绪袭上我们的心头。
  • The path descended the hill in a series of zigzags. 小路呈连续的之字形顺着山坡蜿蜒而下。
3 agitation TN0zi     
n.搅动;搅拌;鼓动,煽动
参考例句:
  • Small shopkeepers carried on a long agitation against the big department stores.小店主们长期以来一直在煽动人们反对大型百货商店。
  • These materials require constant agitation to keep them in suspension.这些药剂要经常搅动以保持悬浮状态。
4 mutual eFOxC     
adj.相互的,彼此的;共同的,共有的
参考例句:
  • We must pull together for mutual interest.我们必须为相互的利益而通力合作。
  • Mutual interests tied us together.相互的利害关系把我们联系在一起。
5 philosophical rN5xh     
adj.哲学家的,哲学上的,达观的
参考例句:
  • The teacher couldn't answer the philosophical problem.老师不能解答这个哲学问题。
  • She is very philosophical about her bad luck.她对自己的不幸看得很开。
6 spectral fvbwg     
adj.幽灵的,鬼魂的
参考例句:
  • At times he seems rather ordinary.At other times ethereal,perhaps even spectral.有时他好像很正常,有时又难以捉摸,甚至像个幽灵。
  • She is compelling,spectral fascinating,an unforgettably unique performer.她极具吸引力,清幽如鬼魅,令人着迷,令人难忘,是个独具特色的演员。
7 irresistible n4CxX     
adj.非常诱人的,无法拒绝的,无法抗拒的
参考例句:
  • The wheel of history rolls forward with an irresistible force.历史车轮滚滚向前,势不可挡。
  • She saw an irresistible skirt in the store window.她看见商店的橱窗里有一条叫人着迷的裙子。
8 inclination Gkwyj     
n.倾斜;点头;弯腰;斜坡;倾度;倾向;爱好
参考例句:
  • 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。
9 proceeding Vktzvu     
n.行动,进行,(pl.)会议录,学报
参考例句:
  • 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。
10 verging 3f5e65b3ccba8e50272f9babca07d5a7     
接近,逼近(verge的现在分词形式)
参考例句:
  • He vowed understanding, verging on sympathy, for our approach. 他宣称对我们提出的做法很理解,而且近乎同情。
  • He's verging on 80 now and needs constant attention. 他已近80岁,需要侍候左右。
11 expatiate kzsyq     
v.细说,详述
参考例句:
  • The tendency to expatiate and make much of local advantages was Western.喜欢唠唠叨叨、夸张本地优点的脾气是西部特有的。
  • My present purpose is not to expatiate upon my walks.现在我并不打算絮絮不休地描述我的散步。
12 tempted b0182e969d369add1b9ce2353d3c6ad6     
v.怂恿(某人)干不正当的事;冒…的险(tempt的过去分词)
参考例句:
  • I was sorely tempted to complain, but I didn't. 我极想发牢骚,但还是没开口。
  • I was tempted by the dessert menu. 甜食菜单馋得我垂涎欲滴。
13 justified 7pSzrk     
a.正当的,有理的
参考例句:
  • She felt fully justified in asking for her money back. 她认为有充分的理由要求退款。
  • The prisoner has certainly justified his claims by his actions. 那个囚犯确实已用自己的行动表明他的要求是正当的。
14 joyous d3sxB     
adj.充满快乐的;令人高兴的
参考例句:
  • The lively dance heightened the joyous atmosphere of the scene.轻快的舞蹈给这场戏渲染了欢乐气氛。
  • They conveyed the joyous news to us soon.他们把这一佳音很快地传递给我们。
15 countenance iztxc     
n.脸色,面容;面部表情;vt.支持,赞同
参考例句:
  • 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。
16 forefinger pihxt     
n.食指
参考例句:
  • He pinched the leaf between his thumb and forefinger.他将叶子捏在拇指和食指之间。
  • He held it between the tips of his thumb and forefinger.他用他大拇指和食指尖拿着它。
17 exclamation onBxZ     
n.感叹号,惊呼,惊叹词
参考例句:
  • He could not restrain an exclamation of approval.他禁不住喝一声采。
  • The author used three exclamation marks at the end of the last sentence to wake up the readers.作者在文章的最后一句连用了三个惊叹号,以引起读者的注意。
18 expressive shwz4     
adj.表现的,表达…的,富于表情的
参考例句:
  • Black English can be more expressive than standard English.黑人所使用的英语可能比正式英语更有表现力。
  • He had a mobile,expressive,animated face.他有一张多变的,富于表情的,生动活泼的脸。
19 extremities AtOzAr     
n.端点( extremity的名词复数 );尽头;手和足;极窘迫的境地
参考例句:
  • She was most noticeable, I thought, in respect of her extremities. 我觉得她那副穷极可怜的样子实在太惹人注目。 来自辞典例句
  • Winters may be quite cool at the northwestern extremities. 西北边区的冬天也可能会相当凉。 来自辞典例句
20 intruded 8326c2a488b587779b620c459f2d3c7e     
n.侵入的,推进的v.侵入,侵扰,打扰( intrude的过去式和过去分词 );把…强加于
参考例句:
  • One could believe that human creatures had never intruded there before. 你简直会以为那是从来没有人到过的地方。 来自辞典例句
  • The speaker intruded a thin smile into his seriousness. 演说人严肃的脸上掠过一丝笑影。 来自辞典例句
21 conjugated 659763e4a5c40fe3d34aea1555f278d8     
adj.共轭的,成对的v.列出(动词的)变化形式( conjugate的过去式和过去分词 );结合,联合,熔化
参考例句:
  • Hemoglobin can also be cross-linked to solublepolymers to form so-called conjugated hemoglobin. 血红蛋白也能交联到水溶性多聚体上,形成所谓的共轭血红蛋白。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Similar delocalization is found in other conjugated systems. 在其他共轭体系中,也发现类似的离域。 来自辞典例句
22 imperative BcdzC     
n.命令,需要;规则;祈使语气;adj.强制的;紧急的
参考例句:
  • He always speaks in an imperative tone of voice.他老是用命令的口吻讲话。
  • The events of the past few days make it imperative for her to act.过去这几天发生的事迫使她不得不立即行动。
23 awaken byMzdD     
vi.醒,觉醒;vt.唤醒,使觉醒,唤起,激起
参考例句:
  • Old people awaken early in the morning.老年人早晨醒得早。
  • Please awaken me at six.请于六点叫醒我。
24 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。
25 delicacy mxuxS     
n.精致,细微,微妙,精良;美味,佳肴
参考例句:
  • We admired the delicacy of the craftsmanship.我们佩服工艺师精巧的手艺。
  • He sensed the delicacy of the situation.他感觉到了形势的微妙。
26 copiously a83463ec1381cb4f29886a1393e10c9c     
adv.丰富地,充裕地
参考例句:
  • 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
27 repent 1CIyT     
v.悔悟,悔改,忏悔,后悔
参考例句:
  • He has nothing to repent of.他没有什么要懊悔的。
  • Remission of sins is promised to those who repent.悔罪者可得到赦免。
28 implicit lkhyn     
a.暗示的,含蓄的,不明晰的,绝对的
参考例句:
  • A soldier must give implicit obedience to his officers. 士兵必须绝对服从他的长官。
  • Her silence gave implicit consent. 她的沉默表示默许。
29 sneer YFdzu     
v.轻蔑;嘲笑;n.嘲笑,讥讽的言语
参考例句:
  • He said with a sneer.他的话中带有嘲笑之意。
  • You may sneer,but a lot of people like this kind of music.你可以嗤之以鼻,但很多人喜欢这种音乐。
30 superfluous EU6zf     
adj.过多的,过剩的,多余的
参考例句:
  • She fined away superfluous matter in the design. 她删去了这图案中多余的东西。
  • That request seemed superfluous when I wrote it.我这样写的时候觉得这个请求似乎是多此一举。
31 jealousy WaRz6     
n.妒忌,嫉妒,猜忌
参考例句:
  • Some women have a disposition to jealousy.有些女人生性爱妒忌。
  • I can't support your jealousy any longer.我再也无法忍受你的嫉妒了。
32 behold jQKy9     
v.看,注视,看到
参考例句:
  • 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。
33 taunt nIJzj     
n.辱骂,嘲弄;v.嘲弄
参考例句:
  • He became a taunt to his neighbours.他成了邻居们嘲讽的对象。
  • Why do the other children taunt him with having red hair?为什么别的小孩子讥笑他有红头发?
34 bosom Lt9zW     
n.胸,胸部;胸怀;内心;adj.亲密的
参考例句:
  • She drew a little book from her bosom.她从怀里取出一本小册子。
  • A dark jealousy stirred in his bosom.他内心生出一阵恶毒的嫉妒。
35 lavish h1Uxz     
adj.无节制的;浪费的;vt.慷慨地给予,挥霍
参考例句:
  • He despised people who were lavish with their praises.他看不起那些阿谀奉承的人。
  • The sets and costumes are lavish.布景和服装极尽奢华。
36 veracity AHwyC     
n.诚实
参考例句:
  • I can testify to this man's veracity and good character.我可以作证,此人诚实可靠品德良好。
  • There is no reason to doubt the veracity of the evidence.没有理由怀疑证据的真实性。
37 encyclopedias a88b1e8f5e10dbff92d83626a0e989f5     
n.百科全书, (某一学科的)专科全书( encyclopedia的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • However, some encyclopedias can be found on the Web. 同时,一些百科全书能也在网络上找到。 来自互联网
  • Few people think of encyclopedias as creative enterprises; but they are. 鲜少有人想到百科全书是创意的工作,但它确实是。 来自互联网
38 honourable honourable     
adj.可敬的;荣誉的,光荣的
参考例句:
  • I don't think I am worthy of such an honourable title.这样的光荣称号,我可担当不起。
  • I hope to find an honourable way of settling difficulties.我希望设法找到一个体面的办法以摆脱困境。
39 eminently c442c1e3a4b0ad4160feece6feb0aabf     
adv.突出地;显著地;不寻常地
参考例句:
  • She seems eminently suitable for the job. 她看来非常适合这个工作。
  • It was an eminently respectable boarding school. 这是所非常好的寄宿学校。 来自《简明英汉词典》
40 innocence ZbizC     
n.无罪;天真;无害
参考例句:
  • There was a touching air of innocence about the boy.这个男孩有一种令人感动的天真神情。
  • The accused man proved his innocence of the crime.被告人经证实无罪。
41 wont peXzFP     
adj.习惯于;v.习惯;n.习惯
参考例句:
  • He was wont to say that children are lazy.他常常说小孩子们懒惰。
  • It is his wont to get up early.早起是他的习惯。
42 meditation yjXyr     
n.熟虑,(尤指宗教的)默想,沉思,(pl.)冥想录
参考例句:
  • This peaceful garden lends itself to meditation.这个恬静的花园适于冥想。
  • I'm sorry to interrupt your meditation.很抱歉,我打断了你的沉思。
43 mingled fdf34efd22095ed7e00f43ccc823abdf     
混合,混入( mingle的过去式和过去分词 ); 混进,与…交往[联系]
参考例句:
  • The sounds of laughter and singing mingled in the evening air. 笑声和歌声交织在夜空中。
  • The man and the woman mingled as everyone started to relax. 当大家开始放松的时候,这一男一女就开始交往了。
44 versed bffzYC     
adj. 精通,熟练
参考例句:
  • He is well versed in history.他精通历史。
  • He versed himself in European literature. 他精通欧洲文学。
45 meditate 4jOys     
v.想,考虑,(尤指宗教上的)沉思,冥想
参考例句:
  • It is important to meditate on the meaning of life.思考人生的意义很重要。
  • I was meditating,and reached a higher state of consciousness.我在冥想,并进入了一个更高的意识境界。
46 slaughter 8Tpz1     
n.屠杀,屠宰;vt.屠杀,宰杀
参考例句:
  • I couldn't stand to watch them slaughter the cattle.我不忍看他们宰牛。
  • Wholesale slaughter was carried out in the name of progress.大规模的屠杀在维护进步的名义下进行。
47 meditated b9ec4fbda181d662ff4d16ad25198422     
深思,沉思,冥想( meditate的过去式和过去分词 ); 内心策划,考虑
参考例句:
  • He meditated for two days before giving his answer. 他在作出答复之前考虑了两天。
  • She meditated for 2 days before giving her answer. 她考虑了两天才答复。
48 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。
49 magistrate e8vzN     
n.地方行政官,地方法官,治安官
参考例句:
  • The magistrate committed him to prison for a month.法官判处他一个月监禁。
  • John was fined 1000 dollars by the magistrate.约翰被地方法官罚款1000美元。
50 impelled 8b9a928e37b947d87712c1a46c607ee7     
v.推动、推进或敦促某人做某事( impel的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • He felt impelled to investigate further. 他觉得有必要作进一步调查。
  • I feel impelled to express grave doubts about the project. 我觉得不得不对这项计划深表怀疑。 来自《简明英汉词典》
51 allusion CfnyW     
n.暗示,间接提示
参考例句:
  • He made an allusion to a secret plan in his speech.在讲话中他暗示有一项秘密计划。
  • She made no allusion to the incident.她没有提及那个事件。
52 beholding 05d0ea730b39c90ee12d6e6b8c193935     
v.看,注视( behold的现在分词 );瞧;看呀;(叙述中用于引出某人意外的出现)哎哟
参考例句:
  • Beholding, besides love, the end of love,/Hearing oblivion beyond memory! 我看见了爱,还看到了爱的结局,/听到了记忆外层的哪一片寂寥! 来自英汉 - 翻译样例 - 文学
  • Hence people who began by beholding him ended by perusing him. 所以人们从随便看一看他开始的,都要以仔细捉摸他而终结。 来自辞典例句
53 persuasion wMQxR     
n.劝说;说服;持有某种信仰的宗派
参考例句:
  • He decided to leave only after much persuasion.经过多方劝说,他才决定离开。
  • After a lot of persuasion,she agreed to go.经过多次劝说后,她同意去了。
54 boisterous it0zJ     
adj.喧闹的,欢闹的
参考例句:
  • I don't condescend to boisterous displays of it.我并不屈就于它热热闹闹的外表。
  • The children tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play.孩子们经常是先静静地聚集在一起,不一会就开始吵吵嚷嚷戏耍开了。
55 dwelling auzzQk     
n.住宅,住所,寓所
参考例句:
  • Those two men are dwelling with us.那两个人跟我们住在一起。
  • He occupies a three-story dwelling place on the Park Street.他在派克街上有一幢3层楼的寓所。
56 irritation la9zf     
n.激怒,恼怒,生气
参考例句:
  • He could not hide his irritation that he had not been invited.他无法掩饰因未被邀请而生的气恼。
  • Barbicane said nothing,but his silence covered serious irritation.巴比康什么也不说,但是他的沉默里潜伏着阴郁的怒火。
57 conspired 6d377e365eb0261deeef136f58f35e27     
密谋( conspire的过去式和过去分词 ); 搞阴谋; (事件等)巧合; 共同导致
参考例句:
  • They conspired to bring about the meeting of the two people. 他们共同促成了两人的会面。
  • Bad weather and car trouble conspired to ruin our vacation. 恶劣的气候连同汽车故障断送了我们的假日。
58 obnoxious t5dzG     
adj.极恼人的,讨人厌的,可憎的
参考例句:
  • These fires produce really obnoxious fumes and smoke.这些火炉冒出来的烟气确实很难闻。
  • He is the most obnoxious man I know.他是我认识的最可憎的人。
59 hooted 8df924a716d9d67e78a021e69df38ba5     
(使)作汽笛声响,作汽车喇叭声( hoot的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • An owl hooted nearby. 一只猫头鹰在附近啼叫。
  • The crowd hooted and jeered at the speaker. 群众向那演讲人发出轻蔑的叫嚣和嘲笑。
60 pelted 06668f3db8b57fcc7cffd5559df5ec21     
(连续地)投掷( pelt的过去式和过去分词 ); 连续抨击; 攻击; 剥去…的皮
参考例句:
  • The children pelted him with snowballs. 孩子们向他投掷雪球。
  • The rain pelted down. 天下着大雨。
61 tumult LKrzm     
n.喧哗;激动,混乱;吵闹
参考例句:
  • The tumult in the streets awakened everyone in the house.街上的喧哗吵醒了屋子里的每一个人。
  • His voice disappeared under growing tumult.他的声音消失在越来越响的喧哗声中。
62 majesty MAExL     
n.雄伟,壮丽,庄严,威严;最高权威,王权
参考例句:
  • The king had unspeakable majesty.国王有无法形容的威严。
  • Your Majesty must make up your mind quickly!尊贵的陛下,您必须赶快做出决定!
63 mandates 2acac1276dba74275e1c7c1a20146ad9     
托管(mandate的第三人称单数形式)
参考例句:
  • Individual mandates would require all people to purchase health insurance. 个人托管要求所有人都要购买健康保险。
  • While I agree with those benefits, I'm not a supporter of mandates. 我同意上述好处,我不是授权软件的支持者。
64 magistrates bbe4eeb7cda0f8fbf52949bebe84eb3e     
地方法官,治安官( magistrate的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • to come up before the magistrates 在地方法院出庭
  • He was summoned to appear before the magistrates. 他被传唤在地方法院出庭。
65 potentates 8afc7c3560e986dc2b085f7c676a1a49     
n.君主,统治者( potentate的名词复数 );有权势的人
参考例句:
  • Among high-fashion potentates, Arnault has taken an early lead on the Internet. 在高级时装大亨中,阿诺尔特在互联网方面同样走在了前面。 来自互联网
66 ushered d337b3442ea0cc4312a5950ae8911282     
v.引,领,陪同( usher的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • 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》
67 muzzle i11yN     
n.鼻口部;口套;枪(炮)口;vt.使缄默
参考例句:
  • He placed the muzzle of the pistol between his teeth.他把手枪的枪口放在牙齿中间。
  • The President wanted to muzzle the press.总统企图遏制新闻自由。
68 distressing cuTz30     
a.使人痛苦的
参考例句:
  • All who saw the distressing scene revolted against it. 所有看到这种悲惨景象的人都对此感到难过。
  • It is distressing to see food being wasted like this. 这样浪费粮食令人痛心。
69 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。
70 perfectly 8Mzxb     
adv.完美地,无可非议地,彻底地
参考例句:
  • The witnesses were each perfectly certain of what they said.证人们个个对自己所说的话十分肯定。
  • Everything that we're doing is all perfectly above board.我们做的每件事情都是光明正大的。
71 contemplated d22c67116b8d5696b30f6705862b0688     
adj. 预期的 动词contemplate的过去分词形式
参考例句:
  • The doctor contemplated the difficult operation he had to perform. 医生仔细地考虑他所要做的棘手的手术。
  • The government has contemplated reforming the entire tax system. 政府打算改革整个税收体制。
72 breach 2sgzw     
n.违反,不履行;破裂;vt.冲破,攻破
参考例句:
  • 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。
73 astounded 7541fb163e816944b5753491cad6f61a     
v.使震惊(astound的过去式和过去分词);愕然;愕;惊讶
参考例句:
  • His arrogance astounded her. 他的傲慢使她震惊。
  • How can you say that? I'm absolutely astounded. 你怎么能说出那种话?我感到大为震惊。
74 retired Njhzyv     
adj.隐退的,退休的,退役的
参考例句:
  • The old man retired to the country for rest.这位老人下乡休息去了。
  • Many retired people take up gardening as a hobby.许多退休的人都以从事园艺为嗜好。
75 humbly humbly     
adv. 恭顺地,谦卑地
参考例句:
  • We humbly beg Your Majesty to show mercy. 我们恳请陛下发发慈悲。
  • "You must be right, Sir,'said John humbly. “你一定是对的,先生,”约翰恭顺地说道。
76 absconded 8087b98e5ae96bad5aa8e0bf24a33ba2     
v.(尤指逃避逮捕)潜逃,逃跑( abscond的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • He absconded with the company funds. 他卷走公司的资金潜逃了。
  • She absconded from every children's home they placed her in. 她被安置在哪家儿童收容所里,就从哪儿偷偷逃跑。 来自《简明英汉词典》
77 obsequious tR5zM     
adj.谄媚的,奉承的,顺从的
参考例句:
  • He looked at the two ladies with an obsequious air.他看着两位太太,满脸谄媚的神情。
  • He was obsequious to his superiors,but he didn't get any favor.他巴结上司,但没得到任何好处。
78 remarkable 8Vbx6     
adj.显著的,异常的,非凡的,值得注意的
参考例句:
  • She has made remarkable headway in her writing skills.她在写作技巧方面有了长足进步。
  • These cars are remarkable for the quietness of their engines.这些汽车因发动机没有噪音而不同凡响。
79 hoarse 5dqzA     
adj.嘶哑的,沙哑的
参考例句:
  • He asked me a question in a hoarse voice.他用嘶哑的声音问了我一个问题。
  • He was too excited and roared himself hoarse.他过于激动,嗓子都喊哑了。
80 subsided 1bda21cef31764468020a8c83598cc0d     
v.(土地)下陷(因在地下采矿)( subside的过去式和过去分词 );减弱;下降至较低或正常水平;一下子坐在椅子等上
参考例句:
  • After the heavy rains part of the road subsided. 大雨过后,部分公路塌陷了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • By evening the storm had subsided and all was quiet again. 傍晚, 暴风雨已经过去,四周开始沉寂下来。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
81 naught wGLxx     
n.无,零 [=nought]
参考例句:
  • 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。
82 maxim G2KyJ     
n.格言,箴言
参考例句:
  • Please lay the maxim to your heart.请把此格言记在心里。
  • "Waste not,want not" is her favourite maxim.“不浪费则不匮乏”是她喜爱的格言。
83 infringement nbvz3     
n.违反;侵权
参考例句:
  • Infringement of this regulation would automatically rule you out of the championship.违背这一规则会被自动取消参加锦标赛的资格。
  • The committee ruled that the US ban constituted an infringement of free trade.委员会裁定美国的禁令对自由贸易构成了侵犯
84 prerogative 810z1     
n.特权
参考例句:
  • It is within his prerogative to do so.他是有权这样做的。
  • Making such decisions is not the sole prerogative of managers.作这类决定并不是管理者的专有特权。
85 prerogatives e2f058787466d6bb48040c6f4321ae53     
n.权利( prerogative的名词复数 );特权;大主教法庭;总督委任组成的法庭
参考例句:
  • The tsar protected his personal prerogatives. 沙皇维护了自己的私人特权。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Congressmen may be reluctant to vote for legislation that infringes the traditional prerogatives of the states. 美国国会议员可能不情愿投票拥护侵犯各州传统特权的立法。 来自英汉非文学 - 环境法 - 环境法
86 stipulated 5203a115be4ee8baf068f04729d1e207     
vt.& vi.规定;约定adj.[法]合同规定的
参考例句:
  • A delivery date is stipulated in the contract. 合同中规定了交货日期。
  • Yes, I think that's what we stipulated. 对呀,我想那是我们所订定的。 来自辞典例句
87 wrung b11606a7aab3e4f9eebce4222a9397b1     
绞( wring的过去式和过去分词 ); 握紧(尤指别人的手); 把(湿衣服)拧干; 绞掉(水)
参考例句:
  • He has wrung the words from their true meaning. 他曲解这些字的真正意义。
  • He wrung my hand warmly. 他热情地紧握我的手。
88 barons d288a7d0097bc7a8a6a4398b999b01f6     
男爵( baron的名词复数 ); 巨头; 大王; 大亨
参考例句:
  • The barons of Normandy had refused to countenance the enterprise officially. 诺曼底的贵族们拒绝正式赞助这桩买卖。
  • The barons took the oath which Stephen Langton prescribed. 男爵们照斯蒂芬?兰顿的指导宣了誓。
89 dominions 37d263090097e797fa11274a0b5a2506     
统治权( dominion的名词复数 ); 领土; 疆土; 版图
参考例句:
  • The King sent messengers to every town, village and hamlet in his dominions. 国王派使者到国内每一个市镇,村落和山庄。
  • European powers no longer rule over great overseas dominions. 欧洲列强不再统治大块海外领土了。
90 resolute 2sCyu     
adj.坚决的,果敢的
参考例句:
  • He was resolute in carrying out his plan.他坚决地实行他的计划。
  • The Egyptians offered resolute resistance to the aggressors.埃及人对侵略者作出坚决的反抗。
91 pending uMFxw     
prep.直到,等待…期间;adj.待定的;迫近的
参考例句:
  • The lawsuit is still pending in the state court.这案子仍在州法庭等待定夺。
  • He knew my examination was pending.他知道我就要考试了。
92 mighty YDWxl     
adj.强有力的;巨大的
参考例句:
  • A mighty force was about to break loose.一股巨大的力量即将迸发而出。
  • The mighty iceberg came into view.巨大的冰山出现在眼前。
93 followers 5c342ee9ce1bf07932a1f66af2be7652     
追随者( follower的名词复数 ); 用户; 契据的附面; 从动件
参考例句:
  • 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。
94 investigation MRKzq     
n.调查,调查研究
参考例句:
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
95 suspense 9rJw3     
n.(对可能发生的事)紧张感,担心,挂虑
参考例句:
  • The suspense was unbearable.这样提心吊胆的状况实在叫人受不了。
  • The director used ingenious devices to keep the audience in suspense.导演用巧妙手法引起观众的悬念。
96 brazen Id1yY     
adj.厚脸皮的,无耻的,坚硬的
参考例句:
  • The brazen woman laughed loudly at the judge who sentenced her.那无耻的女子冲着给她判刑的法官高声大笑。
  • Some people prefer to brazen a thing out rather than admit defeat.有的人不愿承认失败,而是宁肯厚着脸皮干下去。
97 beckoned b70f83e57673dfe30be1c577dd8520bc     
v.(用头或手的动作)示意,召唤( beckon的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • He beckoned to the waiter to bring the bill. 他招手示意服务生把账单送过来。
  • The seated figure in the corner beckoned me over. 那个坐在角落里的人向我招手让我过去。 来自《简明英汉词典》
98 steadily Qukw6     
adv.稳定地;不变地;持续地
参考例句:
  • The scope of man's use of natural resources will steadily grow.人类利用自然资源的广度将日益扩大。
  • Our educational reform was steadily led onto the correct path.我们的教学改革慢慢上轨道了。
99 apprehend zvqzq     
vt.理解,领悟,逮捕,拘捕,忧虑
参考例句:
  • I apprehend no worsening of the situation.我不担心局势会恶化。
  • Police have not apprehended her killer.警察还未抓获谋杀她的凶手。
100 insolence insolence     
n.傲慢;无礼;厚颜;傲慢的态度
参考例句:
  • I've had enough of your insolence, and I'm having no more. 我受够了你的侮辱,不能再容忍了。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • How can you suffer such insolence? 你怎么能容忍这种蛮横的态度? 来自《简明英汉词典》
101 expeditiously yt0z2I     
adv.迅速地,敏捷地
参考例句:
  • They have to be evaluated expeditiously, carefully with the patient fully UNDRESSED. 我看过许多的枪伤患者,但是就只有阿扁的伤口没有上述情形,真是天佑台湾。 来自互联网
  • We will expeditiously facilitate trade transactions with the utmost professionalism. 我们会尽快贸易便利化的交易与最大的专业水平。 来自互联网
102 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。
103 assent Hv6zL     
v.批准,认可;n.批准,认可
参考例句:
  • I cannot assent to what you ask.我不能应允你的要求。
  • The new bill passed by Parliament has received Royal Assent.议会所通过的新方案已获国王批准。
104 brass DWbzI     
n.黄铜;黄铜器,铜管乐器
参考例句:
  • 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。
105 fixed JsKzzj     
adj.固定的,不变的,准备好的;(计算机)固定的
参考例句:
  • 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。
106 bestowed 12e1d67c73811aa19bdfe3ae4a8c2c28     
赠给,授予( bestow的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • It was a title bestowed upon him by the king. 那是国王赐给他的头衔。
  • He considered himself unworthy of the honour they had bestowed on him. 他认为自己不配得到大家赋予他的荣誉。
107 demonstration 9waxo     
n.表明,示范,论证,示威
参考例句:
  • His new book is a demonstration of his patriotism.他写的新书是他的爱国精神的证明。
  • He gave a demonstration of the new technique then and there.他当场表演了这种新的操作方法。
108 heartily Ld3xp     
adv.衷心地,诚恳地,十分,很
参考例句:
  • 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。
109 blasphemy noyyW     
n.亵渎,渎神
参考例句:
  • His writings were branded as obscene and a blasphemy against God.他的著作被定为淫秽作品,是对上帝的亵渎。
  • You have just heard his blasphemy!你刚刚听到他那番亵渎上帝的话了!
110 commotion 3X3yo     
n.骚动,动乱
参考例句:
  • They made a commotion by yelling at each other in the theatre.他们在剧院里相互争吵,引起了一阵骚乱。
  • Suddenly the whole street was in commotion.突然间,整条街道变得一片混乱。
111 obstinacy C0qy7     
n.顽固;(病痛等)难治
参考例句:
  • It is a very accountable obstinacy.这是一种完全可以理解的固执态度。
  • Cindy's anger usually made him stand firm to the point of obstinacy.辛迪一发怒,常常使他坚持自见,并达到执拗的地步。
112 veneration 6Lezu     
n.尊敬,崇拜
参考例句:
  • I acquired lasting respect for tradition and veneration for the past.我开始对传统和历史产生了持久的敬慕。
  • My father venerated General Eisenhower.我父亲十分敬仰艾森豪威尔将军。
113 resolutely WW2xh     
adj.坚决地,果断地
参考例句:
  • He resolutely adhered to what he had said at the meeting. 他坚持他在会上所说的话。
  • He grumbles at his lot instead of resolutely facing his difficulties. 他不是果敢地去面对困难,而是抱怨自己运气不佳。
114 conveyance OoDzv     
n.(不动产等的)转让,让与;转让证书;传送;运送;表达;(正)运输工具
参考例句:
  • Bicycles have become the most popular conveyance for Chinese people.自行车已成为中国人最流行的代步工具。
  • Its another,older,usage is a synonym for conveyance.它的另一个更古老的习惯用法是作为财产转让的同义词使用。
115 dilemma Vlzzf     
n.困境,进退两难的局面
参考例句:
  • I am on the horns of a dilemma about the matter.这件事使我进退两难。
  • He was thrown into a dilemma.他陷入困境。
116 trite Jplyt     
adj.陈腐的
参考例句:
  • The movie is teeming with obvious and trite ideas.这部电影充斥着平铺直叙的陈腐观点。
  • Yesterday,in the restaurant,Lorraine had seemed trite,blurred,worn away.昨天在饭店里,洛兰显得庸俗、堕落、衰老了。
117 expedient 1hYzh     
adj.有用的,有利的;n.紧急的办法,权宜之计
参考例句:
  • The government found it expedient to relax censorship a little.政府发现略微放宽审查是可取的。
  • Every kind of expedient was devised by our friends.我们的朋友想出了各种各样的应急办法。
118 recollected 38b448634cd20e21c8e5752d2b820002     
adj.冷静的;镇定的;被回忆起的;沉思默想的v.记起,想起( recollect的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • I recollected that she had red hair. 我记得她有一头红发。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • His efforts, the Duke recollected many years later, were distinctly half-hearted. 据公爵许多年之后的回忆,他当时明显只是敷衍了事。 来自辞典例句
119 triumphantly 9fhzuv     
ad.得意洋洋地;得胜地;成功地
参考例句:
  • The lion was roaring triumphantly. 狮子正在发出胜利的吼叫。
  • Robert was looking at me triumphantly. 罗伯特正得意扬扬地看着我。
120 edified e67c51943da954f9cb9f4b22c9d70838     
v.开导,启发( edify的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • He must be edified by what he sees. 他耳濡目染,一定也受到影响。 来自辞典例句
  • For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified. 你感谢的固然是好,无奈不能造就别人。 来自互联网
121 offenders dee5aee0bcfb96f370137cdbb4b5cc8d     
n.冒犯者( offender的名词复数 );犯规者;罪犯;妨害…的人(或事物)
参考例句:
  • Long prison sentences can be a very effective deterrent for offenders. 判处长期徒刑可对违法者起到强有力的威慑作用。
  • Purposeful work is an important part of the regime for young offenders. 使从事有意义的劳动是管理少年犯的重要方法。
122 metropolis BCOxY     
n.首府;大城市
参考例句:
  • Shanghai is a metropolis in China.上海是中国的大都市。
  • He was dazzled by the gaiety and splendour of the metropolis.大都市的花花世界使他感到眼花缭乱。
123 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。
124 cavalcade NUNyv     
n.车队等的行列
参考例句:
  • A cavalcade processed through town.马车队列队从城里经过。
  • The cavalcade drew together in silence.马队在静默中靠拢在一起。
125 approbation INMyt     
n.称赞;认可
参考例句:
  • He tasted the wine of audience approbation.他尝到了像酒般令人陶醉的听众赞许滋味。
  • The result has not met universal approbation.该结果尚未获得普遍认同。
126 majestically d5d41929324f0eb30fd849cd601b1c16     
雄伟地; 庄重地; 威严地; 崇高地
参考例句:
  • 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。
127 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
参考例句:
  • 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
128 bodyguard 0Rfy2     
n.护卫,保镖
参考例句:
  • 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。
129 joint m3lx4     
adj.联合的,共同的;n.关节,接合处;v.连接,贴合
参考例句:
  • I had a bad fall,which put my shoulder out of joint.我重重地摔了一跤,肩膀脫臼了。
  • We wrote a letter in joint names.我们联名写了封信。
130 wondrously 872e321e19f87f0c81ab2b66f27747d0     
adv.惊奇地,非常,极其
参考例句:
  • She grow wondrously fond of stealing off to corners by herself. 她变得出奇地喜欢独自躲在角落里。 来自辞典例句
  • If you but smile, spring zephyrs blow through my spirits, wondrously. 假使你只是仅仅对我微笑,春天的和风就会惊奇的吹过我的心灵间。 来自互联网
131 Augmented b45f39670f767b2c62c8d6b211cbcb1a     
adj.增音的 动词augment的过去式和过去分词形式
参考例句:
  • 'scientists won't be replaced," he claims, "but they will be augmented." 他宣称:“科学家不会被取代;相反,他们会被拓展。” 来自英汉非文学 - 科学史
  • The impact of the report was augmented by its timing. 由于发表的时间选得好,这篇报导的影响更大了。
132 outraged VmHz8n     
a.震惊的,义愤填膺的
参考例句:
  • Members of Parliament were outraged by the news of the assassination. 议会议员们被这暗杀的消息激怒了。
  • He was outraged by their behavior. 他们的行为使他感到愤慨。
133 emblem y8jyJ     
n.象征,标志;徽章
参考例句:
  • Her shirt has the company emblem on it.她的衬衫印有公司的标记。
  • The eagle was an emblem of strength and courage.鹰是力量和勇气的象征。
134 previously bkzzzC     
adv.以前,先前(地)
参考例句:
  • The bicycle tyre blew out at a previously damaged point.自行车胎在以前损坏过的地方又爆开了。
  • Let me digress for a moment and explain what had happened previously.让我岔开一会儿,解释原先发生了什么。
135 insanity H6xxf     
n.疯狂,精神错乱;极端的愚蠢,荒唐
参考例句:
  • In his defense he alleged temporary insanity.他伪称一时精神错乱,为自己辩解。
  • He remained in his cell,and this visit only increased the belief in his insanity.他依旧还是住在他的地牢里,这次视察只是更加使人相信他是个疯子了。
136 Christian KVByl     
adj.基督教徒的;n.基督教徒
参考例句:
  • They always addressed each other by their Christian name.他们总是以教名互相称呼。
  • His mother is a sincere Christian.他母亲是个虔诚的基督教徒。
137 trotting cbfe4f2086fbf0d567ffdf135320f26a     
小跑,急走( trot的现在分词 ); 匆匆忙忙地走
参考例句:
  • The riders came trotting down the lane. 这骑手骑着马在小路上慢跑。
  • Alan took the reins and the small horse started trotting. 艾伦抓住缰绳,小马开始慢跑起来。


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