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Chapter 25

SHOWING, AMONG A VARIETY OF PLEASANTMATTERS, HOW MAJESTIC1 AND IMPARTIALMr. NUPKINS WAS; AND HOW Mr. WELLERRETURNED Mr. JOB TROTTER’SSHUTTLECOCK AS HEAVILY AS IT CAME―WITH ANOTHER MATTER, WHICH WILL BEFOUND IN ITS PLACEiolent was Mr. Weller’s indignation as he was borne along;numerous were the allusions3 to the personal appearanceand demeanour of Mr. Grummer and his companion; andvalorous were the defiances to any six of the gentlemen present, inwhich he vented5 his dissatisfaction. Mr. Snodgrass and Mr. Winklelistened with gloomy respect to the torrent8 of eloquence9 whichtheir leader poured forth10 from the sedan-chair, and the rapidcourse of which not all Mr. Tupman’s earnest entreaties11 to havethe lid of the vehicle closed, were able to check for an instant. ButMr. Weller’s anger quickly gave way to curiosity when theprocession turned down the identical courtyard in which he hadmet with the runaway12 Job Trotter; and curiosity was exchangedfor a feeling of the most gleeful astonishment13, when the all-important Mr. Grummer, commanding the sedan-bearers to halt,advanced with dignified14 and portentous15 steps to the very greengate from which Job Trotter had emerged, and gave a mighty16 pullat the bell-handle which hung at the side thereof. The ring wasanswered by a very smart and pretty-faced servant-girl, who, afterholding up her hands in astonishment at the rebelliousappearance of the prisoners, and the impassioned language of Mr.

  Pickwick, summoned Mr. Muzzle17. Mr. Muzzle opened one half ofthe carriage gate, to admit the sedan, the captured ones, and thespecials; and immediately slammed it in the faces of the mob, who,indignant at being excluded, and anxious to see what followed,relieved their feelings by kicking at the gate and ringing the bell,for an hour or two afterwards. In this amusement they all tookpart by turns, except three or four fortunate individuals, who,having discovered a grating in the gate, which commanded a viewof nothing, stared through it with the indefatigable18 perseverancewith which people will flatten19 their noses against the frontwindows of a chemist’s shop, when a drunken man, who has beenrun over by a dog-cart in the street, is undergoing a surgicalinspection in the back-parlour.

  At the foot of a flight of steps, leading to the house door, whichwas guarded on either side by an American aloe in a green tub,the sedan-chair stopped. Mr. Pickwick and his friends wereconducted into the hall, whence, having been previouslyannounced by Muzzle, and ordered in by Mr. Nupkins, they wereushered into the worshipful presence of that public-spiritedofficer.

  The scene was an impressive one, well calculated to striketerror to the hearts of culprits, and to impress them with anadequate idea of the stern majesty20 of the law. In front of a bigbook-case, in a big chair, behind a big table, and before a bigvolume, sat Mr. Nupkins, looking a full size larger than any one ofthem, big as they were. The table was adorned21 with piles ofpapers; and above the farther end of it, appeared the head andshoulders of Mr. Jinks, who was busily engaged in looking as busyas possible. The party having all entered, Muzzle carefully closedthe door, and placed himself behind his master’s chair to await hisorders. Mr. Nupkins threw himself back with thrilling solemnity,and scrutinised the faces of his unwilling22 visitors.

  ‘Now, Grummer, who is that person?’ said Mr. Nupkins,pointing to Mr. Pickwick, who, as the spokesman of his friends,stood hat in hand, bowing with the utmost politeness and respect.

  ‘This here’s Pickvick, your wash-up,’ said Grummer.

  ‘Come, none o’ that ’ere, old Strike-a-light,’ interposed Mr.

  Weller, elbowing himself into the front rank. ‘Beg your pardon, sir,but this here officer o’ yourn in the gambooge tops, ’ull never earna decent livin’ as a master o’ the ceremonies any vere. This here,sir’ continued Mr. Weller, thrusting Grummer aside, andaddressing the magistrate23 with pleasant familiarity, ‘this here is S.

  Pickvick, Esquire; this here’s Mr. Tupman; that ’ere’s Mr.

  Snodgrass; and farder on, next him on the t’other side, Mr.

  Winkle―all wery nice gen’l’m’n, sir, as you’ll be wery happy tohave the acquaintance on; so the sooner you commits these hereofficers o’ yourn to the tread―mill for a month or two, the soonerwe shall begin to be on a pleasant understanding. Business first,pleasure arterwards, as King Richard the Third said when hestabbed the t’other king in the Tower, afore he smothered25 thebabbies.’

  At the conclusion of this address, Mr. Weller brushed his hatwith his right elbow, and nodded benignly26 to Jinks, who had heardhim throughout with unspeakable awe27.

  ‘Who is this man, Grummer?’ said the magistrate,.

  ‘Wery desp’rate ch’racter, your wash-up,’ replied Grummer. ‘Heattempted to rescue the prisoners, and assaulted the officers; sowe took him into custody28, and brought him here.’

  ‘You did quite right,’ replied the magistrate. ‘He is evidently adesperate ruffian.’

  ‘He is my servant, sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick angrily.

  ‘Oh! he is your servant, is he?’ said Mr. Nupkins. ‘A conspiracyto defeat the ends of justice, and murder its officers. Pickwick’sservant. Put that down, Mr. Jinks.’

  Mr. Jinks did so.

  ‘What’s your name, fellow?’ thundered Mr. Nupkins.

  ‘Veller,’ replied Sam.

  ‘A very good name for the Newgate Calendar,’ said Mr.


  This was a joke; so Jinks, Grummer, Dubbley, all the specials,and Muzzle, went into fits of laughter of five minutes’ duration.

  ‘Put down his name, Mr. Jinks,’ said the magistrate.

  ‘Two L’s, old feller,’ said Sam.

  Here an unfortunate special laughed again, whereupon themagistrate threatened to commit him instantly. It is a dangerousthing to laugh at the wrong man, in these cases.

  ‘Where do you live?’ said the magistrate.

  ‘Vere ever I can,’ replied Sam.

  ‘Put down that, Mr. Jinks,’ said the magistrate, who was fastrising into a rage.

  ‘Score it under,’ said Sam.

  ‘He is a vagabond, Mr. Jinks,’ said the magistrate. ‘He is avagabond on his own statement,―is he not, Mr. Jinks?’

  ‘Certainly, sir.’

  ‘Then I’ll commit him―I’ll commit him as such,’ said Mr.


  ‘This is a wery impartial2 country for justice, ‘said Sam.’Thereain’t a magistrate goin’ as don’t commit himself twice as hecommits other people.’

  At this sally another special laughed, and then tried to look sosupernaturally solemn, that the magistrate detected himimmediately.

  ‘Grummer,’ said Mr. Nupkins, reddening with passion, ‘howdare you select such an inefficient31 and disreputable person for aspecial constable32, as that man? How dare you do it, sir?’

  ‘I am very sorry, your wash-up,’ stammered33 Grummer.

  ‘Very sorry!’ said the furious magistrate. ‘You shall repent35 ofthis neglect of duty, Mr. Grummer; you shall be made an exampleof. Take that fellow’s staff away. He’s drunk. You’re drunk, fellow.’

  ‘I am not drunk, your Worship,’ said the man.

  ‘You are drunk,’ returned the magistrate. ‘How dare you sayyou are not drunk, sir, when I say you are? Doesn’t he smell ofspirits, Grummer?’

  ‘Horrid, your wash-up,’ replied Grummer, who had a vagueimpression that there was a smell of rum somewhere.

  ‘I knew he did,’ said Mr. Nupkins. ‘I saw he was drunk when hefirst came into the room, by his excited eye. Did you observe hisexcited eye, Mr. Jinks?’

  ‘Certainly, sir.’

  ‘I haven’t touched a drop of spirits this morning,’ said the man,who was as sober a fellow as need be.

  ‘How dare you tell me a falsehood?’ said Mr. Nupkins. ‘Isn’t hedrunk at this moment, Mr. Jinks?’

  ‘Certainly, sir,’ replied Jinks.

  ‘Mr. Jinks,’ said the magistrate, ‘I shall commit that man forcontempt. Make out his committal, Mr. Jinks.’

  And committed the special would have been, only Jinks, whowas the magistrate’s adviser36 (having had a legal education of threeyears in a country attorney’s office), whispered the magistrate thathe thought it wouldn’t do; so the magistrate made a speech, andsaid, that in consideration of the special’s family, he would merelyreprimand and discharge him. Accordingly, the special wasabused, vehemently38, for a quarter of an hour, and sent about hisbusiness; and Grummer, Dubbley, Muzzle, and all the otherspecials, murmured their admiration39 of the magnanimity of Mr.


  ‘Now, Mr. Jinks,’ said the magistrate, ‘swear Grummer.’

  Grummer was sworn directly; but as Grummer wandered, andMr. Nupkins’s dinner was nearly ready, Mr. Nupkins cut thematter short, by putting leading questions to Grummer, whichGrummer answered as nearly in the affirmative as he could. Sothe examination went off, all very smooth and comfortable, andtwo assaults were proved against Mr. Weller, and a threat againstMr. Winkle, and a push against Mr. Snodgrass. When all this wasdone to the magistrate’s satisfaction, the magistrate and Mr. Jinksconsulted in whispers.

  The consultation40 having lasted about ten minutes, Mr. Jinksretired to his end of the table; and the magistrate, with apreparatory cough, drew himself up in his chair, and wasproceeding to commence his address, when Mr. Pickwickinterposed.

  ‘I beg your pardon, sir, for interrupting you,’ said Mr. Pickwick;‘but before you proceed to express, and act upon, any opinion youmay have formed on the statements which have been made here, Imust claim my right to be heard so far as I am personallyconcerned.’

  ‘Hold your tongue, sir,’ said the magistrate peremptorily42.

  ‘I must submit to you, sir―’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Hold your tongue, sir,’ interposed the magistrate, ‘or I shallorder an officer to remove you.’

  ‘You may order your officers to do whatever you please, sir,’

  said Mr. Pickwick; ‘and I have no doubt, from the specimen43 I havehad of the subordination preserved amongst them, that whateveryou order, they will execute, sir; but I shall take the liberty, sir, ofclaiming my right to be heard, until I am removed by force.’

  ‘Pickvick and principle!’ exclaimed Mr. Weller, in a veryaudible voice.

  ‘Sam, be quiet,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Dumb as a drum vith a hole in it, sir,’ replied Sam.

  Mr. Nupkins looked at Mr. Pickwick with a gaze of intenseastonishment, at his displaying such unwonted temerity45; and wasapparently about to return a very angry reply, when Mr. Jinkspulled him by the sleeve, and whispered something in his ear. Tothis, the magistrate returned a half-audible answer, and then thewhispering was renewed. Jinks was evidently remonstrating46. Atlength the magistrate, gulping47 down, with a very bad grace, hisdisinclination to hear anything more, turned to Mr. Pickwick, andsaid sharply, ‘What do you want to say?’

  ‘First,’ said Mr. Pickwick, sending a look through his spectacles,under which even Nupkins quailed48, ‘first, I wish to know what Iand my friend have been brought here for?’

  ‘Must I tell him?’ whispered the magistrate to Jinks.

  ‘I think you had better, sir,’ whispered Jinks to the magistrate.

  ‘An information has been sworn before me,’ said the magistrate,‘that it is apprehended49 you are going to fight a duel50, and that theother man, Tupman, is your aider and abettor in it. Therefore―eh,Mr. Jinks?’

  ‘Certainly, sir.’

  ‘Therefore, I call upon you both, to―I think that’s the course,Mr. Jinks?’

  ‘Certainly, sir.’

  ‘To―to―what, Mr. Jinks?’ said the magistrate pettishly51.

  ‘To find bail52, sir.’

  ‘Yes. Therefore, I call upon you both―as I was about to saywhen I was interrupted by my clerk―to find bail.’

  ‘Good bail,’ whispered Mr. Jinks.

  ‘I shall require good bail,’ said the magistrate.

  ‘Town’s-people,’ whispered Jinks.

  ‘They must be townspeople,’ said the magistrate.

  ‘Fifty pounds each,’ whispered Jinks, ‘and householders, ofcourse.’

  ‘I shall require two sureties of fifty pounds each,’ said themagistrate aloud, with great dignity, ‘and they must behouseholders, of course.’

  ‘But bless my heart, sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick, who, together withMr. Tupman, was all amazement53 and indignation; ‘we are perfectstrangers in this town. I have as little knowledge of anyhouseholders here, as I have intention of fighting a duel withanybody.’

  ‘I dare say,’ replied the magistrate, ‘I dare say―don’t you, Mr.

  ‘Certainly, sir.’

  ‘Have you anything more to say?’ inquired the magistrate.

  Mr. Pickwick had a great deal more to say, which he would nodoubt have said, very little to his own advantage, or themagistrate’s satisfaction, if he had not, the moment he ceasedspeaking, been pulled by the sleeve by Mr. Weller, with whom hewas immediately engaged in so earnest a conversation, that hesuffered the magistrate’s inquiry54 to pass wholly unnoticed. Mr.

  Nupkins was not the man to ask a question of the kind twice over;and so, with another preparatory cough, he proceeded, amidst thereverential and admiring silence of the constables55, to pronouncehis decision. He should fine Weller two pounds for the first assault,and three pounds for the second. He should fine Winkle twopounds, and Snodgrass one pound, besides requiring them toenter into their own recognisances to keep the peace towards allhis Majesty’s subjects, and especially towards his liege servant,Daniel Grummer. Pickwick and Tupman he had already held tobail.

  Immediately on the magistrate ceasing to speak, Mr. Pickwick,with a smile mantling56 on his again good-humoured countenance,stepped forward, and said―‘I beg the magistrate’s pardon, but may I request a few minutes’

  private conversation with him, on a matter of deep importance tohimself?’

  ‘What?’ said the magistrate. Mr. Pickwick repeated his request.

  ‘This is a most extraordinary request,’ said the magistrate. ‘Aprivate interview?’

  ‘A private interview,’ replied Mr. Pickwick firmly; ‘only, as apart of the information which I wish to communicate is derivedfrom my servant, I should wish him to be present.’

  The magistrate looked at Mr. Jinks; Mr. Jinks looked at themagistrate; the officers looked at each other in amazement. Mr.

  Nupkins turned suddenly pale. Could the man Weller, in amoment of remorse57, have divulged58 some secret conspiracy29 for hisassassination? It was a dreadful thought. He was a public man;and he turned paler, as he thought of Julius Caesar and Mr.


  The magistrate looked at Mr. Pickwick again, and beckoned59 Mr.


  ‘What do you think of this request, Mr. Jinks?’ murmured Mr.


  Mr. Jinks, who didn’t exactly know what to think of it, and wasafraid he might offend, smiled feebly, after a dubious60 fashion, and,screwing up the corners of his mouth, shook his head slowly fromside to side.

  ‘Mr. Jinks,’ said the magistrate gravely, ‘you are an ass6.’

  At this little expression of opinion, Mr. Jinks smiled again―rather more feebly than before―and edged himself, by degrees,back into his own corner.

  Mr. Nupkins debated the matter within himself for a fewseconds, and then, rising from his chair, and requesting Mr.

  Pickwick and Sam to follow him, led the way into a small roomwhich opened into the justice-parlour. Desiring Mr. Pickwick towalk to the upper end of the little apartment, and holding his handupon the half-closed door, that he might be able to effect animmediate escape, in case there was the least tendency to adisplay of hostilities61, Mr. Nupkins expressed his readiness to hearthe communication, whatever it might be.

  ‘I will come to the point at once, sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick; ‘itaffects yourself and your credit materially. I have every reason tobelieve, sir, that you are harbouring in your house a grossimpostor!’

  ‘Two,’ interrupted Sam. ‘Mulberry agin all natur, for tears andwillainny!’

  ‘Sam,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘if I am to render myself intelligible62 tothis gentleman, I must beg you to control your feelings.’

  ‘Wery sorry, sir,’ replied Mr. Weller; ‘but when I think o’ that’ere Job, I can’t help opening the walve a inch or two.’

  ‘In one word, sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘is my servant right insuspecting that a certain Captain Fitz-Marshall is in the habit ofvisiting here? Because,’ added Mr. Pickwick, as he saw that Mr.

  Nupkins was about to offer a very indignant interruption, ‘becauseif he be, I know that person to be a―’

  ‘Hush, hush,’ said Mr. Nupkins, closing the door. ‘Know him tobe what, sir?’

  ‘An unprincipled adventurer―a dishonourable character―aman who preys63 upon society, and makes easily-deceived peoplehis dupes, sir; his absurd, his foolish, his wretched dupes, sir,’ saidthe excited Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Dear me,’ said Mr. Nupkins, turning very red, and altering hiswhole manner directly. ‘Dear me, Mr.―’

  ‘Pickvick,’ said Sam.

  ‘Pickwick,’ said the magistrate, ‘dear me, Mr. Pickwick―praytake a seat―you cannot mean this? Captain Fitz-Marshall!’

  ‘Don’t call him a cap’en,’ said Sam, ‘nor Fitz-Marshall neither;he ain’t neither one nor t’other. He’s a strolling actor, he is, and hisname’s Jingle64; and if ever there was a wolf in a mulberry suit, that’ere Job Trotter’s him.’

  ‘It is very true, sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick, replying to themagistrate’s look of amazement; ‘my only business in this town, isto expose the person of whom we now speak.’

  Mr. Pickwick proceeded to pour into the horror-stricken ear ofMr. Nupkins, an abridged65 account of all Mr. Jingle’s atrocities66. Herelated how he had first met him; how he had eloped with MissWardle; how he had cheerfully resigned the lady for a pecuniaryconsideration; how he had entrapped67 himself into a lady’sboarding-school at midnight; and how he (Mr. Pickwick) now feltit his duty to expose his assumption of his present name and rank.

  As the narrative68 proceeded, all the warm blood in the body ofMr. Nupkins tingled69 up into the very tips of his ears. He hadpicked up the captain at a neighbouring race-course. Charmedwith his long list of aristocratic acquaintance, his extensive travel,and his fashionable demeanour, Mrs. Nupkins and Miss Nupkinshad exhibited Captain Fitz-Marshall, and quoted Captain Fitz-Marshall, and hurled70 Captain Fitz-Marshall at the devoted71 headsof their select circle of acquaintance, until their bosom72 friends,Mrs. Porkenham and the Misses Porkenhams, and Mr. SidneyPorkenham, were ready to burst with jealousy73 and despair. Andnow, to hear, after all, that he was a needy74 adventurer, a strollingplayer, and if not a swindler, something so very like it, that it washard to tell the difference! Heavens! what would the Porkenhamssay! What would be the triumph of Mr. Sidney Porkenham whenhe found that his addresses had been slighted for such a rival!

  How should he, Nupkins, meet the eye of old Porkenham at thenext quarter-sessions! And what a handle would it be for theopposition magisterial75 party if the story got abroad!

  ‘But after all,’ said Mr. Nupkins, brightening for a moment,after a long pause; ‘after all, this is a mere34 statement. Captain Fitz-Marshall is a man of very engaging manners, and, I dare say, hasmany enemies. What proof have you of the truth of theserepresentations?’

  ‘Confront me with him,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘that is all I ask, andall I require. Confront him with me and my friends here; you willwant no further proof.’

  ‘Why,’ said Mr. Nupkins, ‘that might be very easily done, for hewill be here to-night, and then there would be no occasion to makethe matter public, just―just―for the young man’s own sake, youknow. I―I―should like to consult Mrs. Nupkins on the proprietyof the step, in the first instance, though. At all events, Mr.

  Pickwick, we must despatch76 this legal business before we can doanything else. Pray step back into the next room.’

  Into the next room they went.

  ‘Grummer,’ said the magistrate, in an awful voice.

  ‘Your wash-up,’ replied Grummer, with the smile of a favourite.

  ‘Come, come, sir,’ said the magistrate sternly, ‘don’t let me seeany of this levity77 here. It is very unbecoming, and I can assure youthat you have very little to smile at. Was the account you gave mejust now strictly78 true? Now be careful, sir!’

  ‘Your wash-up,’ stammered Grummer, ‘I―’

  ‘Oh, you are confused, are you?’ said the magistrate. ‘Mr. Jinks,you observe this confusion?’

  ‘Certainly, sir,’ replied Jinks.

  ‘Now,’ said the magistrate, ‘repeat your statement, Grummer,and again I warn you to be careful. Mr. Jinks, take his wordsdown.’

  The unfortunate Grummer proceeded to re-state his complaint,but, what between Mr. Jinks’s taking down his words, and themagistrate’s taking them up, his natural tendency to rambling,and his extreme confusion, he managed to get involved, insomething under three minutes, in such a mass of entanglementand contradiction, that Mr. Nupkins at once declared he didn’tbelieve him. So the fines were remitted79, and Mr. Jinks found acouple of bail in no time. And all these solemn proceedings80 havingbeen satisfactorily concluded, Mr. Grummer was ignominiouslyordered out―an awful instance of the instability of humangreatness, and the uncertain tenure81 of great men’s favour.

  Mrs. Nupkins was a majestic female in a pink gauze turban anda light brown wig82. Miss Nupkins possessed83 all her mamma’shaughtiness without the turban, and all her ill-nature without thewig; and whenever the exercise of these two amiable84 qualitiesinvolved mother and daughter in some unpleasant dilemma85, asthey not infrequently did, they both concurred86 in laying the blameon the shoulders of Mr. Nupkins. Accordingly, when Mr. Nupkinssought Mrs. Nupkins, and detailed87 the communication which hadbeen made by Mr. Pickwick, Mrs. Nupkins suddenly recollectedthat she had always expected something of the kind; that she hadalways said it would be so; that her advice was never taken; thatshe really did not know what Mr. Nupkins supposed she was; andso forth.

  ‘The idea!’ said Miss Nupkins, forcing a tear of very scantyproportions into the corner of each eye; ‘the idea of my beingmade such a fool of!’

  ‘Ah! you may thank your papa, my dear,’ said Mrs. Nupkins;‘how I have implored88 and begged that man to inquire into thecaptain’s family connections; how I have urged and entreated89 himto take some decisive step! I am quite certain nobody wouldbelieve it―quite.’

  ‘But, my dear,’ said Mr. Nupkins.

  ‘Don’t talk to me, you aggravating90 thing, don’t!’ said Mrs.


  ‘My love,’ said Mr. Nupkins, ‘you professed91 yourself very fond ofCaptain Fitz-Marshall. You have constantly asked him here, mydear, and you have lost no opportunity of introducing himelsewhere.’

  ‘Didn’t I say so, Henrietta?’ cried Mrs. Nupkins, appealing toher daughter with the air of a much-injured female. ‘Didn’t I saythat your papa would turn round and lay all this at my door?

  Didn’t I say so?’ Here Mrs. Nupkins sobbed92.

  ‘Oh, pa!’ remonstrated93 Miss Nupkins. And here she sobbed too.

  ‘Isn’t it too much, when he has brought all this disgrace andridicule upon us, to taunt94 me with being the cause of it?’

  exclaimed Mrs. Nupkins.

  ‘How can we ever show ourselves in society!’ said MissNupkins.

  ‘How can we face the Porkenhams?’ cried Mrs. Nupkins.

  ‘Or the Griggs!’ cried Miss Nupkins. ‘Or the Slummintowkens!’

  cried Mrs. Nupkins. ‘But what does your papa care! What is it tohim!’ At this dreadful reflection, Mrs. Nupkins wept mentalanguish, and Miss Nupkins followed on the same side.

  Mrs. Nupkins’s tears continued to gush95 forth, with greatvelocity, until she had gained a little time to think the matter over;when she decided96, in her own mind, that the best thing to dowould be to ask Mr. Pickwick and his friends to remain until thecaptain’s arrival, and then to give Mr. Pickwick the opportunity hesought. If it appeared that he had spoken truly, the captain couldbe turned out of the house without noising the matter abroad, andthey could easily account to the Porkenhams for hisdisappearance, by saying that he had been appointed, through theCourt influence of his family, to the governor-generalship of SierraLeone, of Saugur Point, or any other of those salubrious climateswhich enchant97 Europeans so much, that when they once get there,they can hardly ever prevail upon themselves to come back again.

  When Mrs. Nupkins dried up her tears, Miss Nupkins dried uphers, and Mr. Nupkins was very glad to settle the matter as Mrs.

  Nupkins had proposed. So Mr. Pickwick and his friends, havingwashed off all marks of their late encounter, were introduced tothe ladies, and soon afterwards to their dinner; and Mr. Weller,whom the magistrate, with his peculiar98 sagacity, had discovered inhalf an hour to be one of the finest fellows alive, was consigned99 tothe care and guardianship100 of Mr. Muzzle, who was speciallyenjoined to take him below, and make much of him.

  ‘How de do, sir?’ said Mr. Muzzle, as he conducted Mr. Wellerdown the kitchen stairs.

  ‘Why, no considerable change has taken place in the state of mysystem, since I see you cocked up behind your governor’s chair inthe parlour, a little vile101 ago,’ replied Sam.

  ‘You will excuse my not taking more notice of you then,’ saidMr. Muzzle. ‘You see, master hadn’t introduced us, then. Lord,how fond he is of you, Mr. Weller, to be sure!’

  ‘Ah!’ said Sam, ‘what a pleasant chap he is!’

  ‘Ain’t he?’ replied Mr. Muzzle.

  ‘So much humour,’ said Sam.

  ‘And such a man to speak,’ said Mr. Muzzle. ‘How his ideasflow, don’t they?’

  ‘Wonderful,’ replied Sam; ‘they comes a-pouring out, knockingeach other’s heads so fast, that they seems to stun102 one another;you hardly know what he’s arter, do you?’

  ‘That’s the great merit of his style of speaking,’ rejoined Mr.

  Muzzle. ‘Take care of the last step, Mr. Weller. Would you like towash your hands, sir, before we join the ladies? Here’s a sink, withthe water laid on, sir, and a clean jack103 towel behind the door.’

  ‘Ah! perhaps I may as well have a rinse,’ replied Mr. Weller,applying plenty of yellow soap to the towel, and rubbing away tillhis face shone again. ‘How many ladies are there?’

  ‘Only two in our kitchen,’ said Mr. Muzzle; ‘cook and ‘ouse-maid. We keep a boy to do the dirty work, and a gal37 besides, butthey dine in the wash’us.’

  ‘Oh, they dines in the wash’us, do they?’ said Mr. Weller.

  ‘Yes,’ replied Mr. Muzzle, ‘we tried ’em at our table when theyfirst come, but we couldn’t keep ’em. The gal’s manners isdreadful vulgar; and the boy breathes so very hard while he’seating, that we found it impossible to sit at table with him.’

  ‘Young grampus!’ said Mr. Weller.

  ‘Oh, dreadful,’ rejoined Mr. Muzzle; ‘but that is the worst ofcountry service, Mr. Weller; the juniors is always so very savage104.

  This way, sir, if you please, this way.’

  Preceding Mr. Weller, with the utmost politeness, Mr. Muzzleconducted him into the kitchen.

  ‘Mary,’ said Mr. Muzzle to the pretty servant-girl, ‘this is Mr.

  Weller; a gentleman as master has sent down, to be made ascomfortable as possible.’

  ‘And your master’s a knowin’ hand, and has just sent me to theright place,’ said Mr. Weller, with a glance of admiration at Mary.

  ‘If I wos master o’ this here house, I should alvays find thematerials for comfort vere Mary wos.’

  ‘Lor, Mr. Weller!’ said Mary blushing.

  ‘Well, I never!’ ejaculated the cook.

  ‘Bless me, cook, I forgot you,’ said Mr. Muzzle. ‘Mr. Weller, letme introduce you.’

  ‘How are you, ma’am?’ said Mr. Weller. ‘Wery glad to see you,indeed, and hope our acquaintance may be a long ’un , as thegen’l’m’n said to the fi’ pun’ note.’

  When this ceremony of introduction had been gone through,the cook and Mary retired41 into the back kitchen to titter, for tenminutes; then returning, all giggles105 and blushes, they sat down todinner. Mr. Weller’s easy manners and conversational106 powers hadsuch irresistible107 influence with his new friends, that before thedinner was half over, they were on a footing of perfect intimacy,and in possession of a full account of the delinquency of JobTrotter.

  ‘I never could a-bear that Job,’ said Mary.

  ‘No more you never ought to, my dear,’ replied Mr. Weller.

  ‘Why not?’ inquired Mary.

  ‘‘Cos ugliness and svindlin’ never ought to be formiliar withelegance and wirtew,’ replied Mr. Weller. ‘Ought they, Mr.


  ‘Not by no means,’ replied that gentleman.

  Here Mary laughed, and said the cook had made her; and thecook laughed, and said she hadn’t.

  ‘I ha’n’t got a glass,’ said Mary.

  ‘Drink with me, my dear,’ said Mr. Weller. ‘Put your lips to thishere tumbler, and then I can kiss you by deputy.’

  ‘For shame, Mr. Weller!’ said Mary.

  ‘What’s a shame, my dear?’

  ‘Talkin’ in that way.’

  ‘Nonsense; it ain’t no harm. It’s natur; ain’t it, cook?’

  ‘Don’t ask me, imperence,’ replied the cook, in a high state ofdelight; and hereupon the cook and Mary laughed again, till whatbetween the beer, and the cold meat, and the laughter combined,the latter young lady was brought to the verge108 of choking―analarming crisis from which she was only recovered by sundry109 patson the back, and other necessary attentions, most delicatelyadministered by Mr. Samuel Weller.

  In the midst of all this jollity and conviviality110, a loud ring washeard at the garden gate, to which the young gentleman who tookhis meals in the wash-house, immediately responded. Mr. Wellerwas in the height of his attentions to the pretty house-maid; Mr.

  Muzzle was busy doing the honours of the table; and the cook hadjust paused to laugh, in the very act of raising a huge morsel111 to herlips; when the kitchen door opened, and in walked Mr. JobTrotter.

  We have said in walked Mr. Job Trotter, but the statement isnot distinguished112 by our usual scrupulous113 adherence114 to fact. Thedoor opened and Mr. Trotter appeared. He would have walked in,and was in the very act of doing so, indeed, when catching115 sight ofMr. Weller, he involuntarily shrank back a pace or two, and stoodgazing on the unexpected scene before him, perfectly116 motionlesswith amazement and terror.

  ‘Here he is!’ said Sam, rising with great glee. ‘Why we were thatwery moment a-speaking o’ you. How are you? Where have youbeen? Come in.’

  Laying his hand on the mulberry collar of the unresisting Job,Mr. Weller dragged him into the kitchen; and, locking the door,handed the key to Mr. Muzzle, who very coolly buttoned it up in aside pocket.

  ‘Well, here’s a game!’ cried Sam. ‘Only think o’ my masterhavin’ the pleasure o’ meeting yourn upstairs, and me havin’ thejoy o’ meetin’ you down here. How are you gettin’ on, and how isthe chandlery bis’ness likely to do? Well, I am so glad to see you.

  How happy you look. It’s quite a treat to see you; ain’t it, Mr.


  ‘Quite,’ said Mr. Muzzle.

  ‘So cheerful he is!’ said Sam.

  ‘In such good spirits!’ said Muzzle. ‘And so glad to see us―thatmakes it so much more comfortable,’ said Sam. ‘Sit down; sitdown.’

  Mr. Trotter suffered himself to be forced into a chair by thefireside. He cast his small eyes, first on Mr. Weller, and then onMr. Muzzle, but said nothing.

  ‘Well, now,’ said Sam, ‘afore these here ladies, I should jest liketo ask you, as a sort of curiosity, whether you don’t consideryourself as nice and well-behaved a young gen’l’m’n, as ever useda pink check pocket-handkerchief, and the number fourcollection?’

  ‘And as was ever a-going to be married to a cook,’ said that ladyindignantly. ‘The willin!’

  ‘And leave off his evil ways, and set up in the chandlery linearterwards,’ said the housemaid.

  ‘Now, I’ll tell you what it is, young man,’ said Mr. Muzzlesolemnly, enraged117 at the last two allusions, ‘this here lady(pointing to the cook) keeps company with me; and when youpresume, sir, to talk of keeping chandlers’ shops with her, youinjure me in one of the most delicatest points in which one mancan injure another. Do you understand that, sir?’

  Here Mr. Muzzle, who had a great notion of his eloquence, inwhich he imitated his master, paused for a reply.

  But Mr. Trotter made no reply. So Mr. Muzzle proceeded in asolemn manner―‘It’s very probable, sir, that you won’t be wanted upstairs forseveral minutes, sir, because my master is at this momentparticularly engaged in settling the hash of your master, sir; andtherefore you’ll have leisure, sir, for a little private talk with me,sir. Do you understand that, sir?’

  Mr. Muzzle again paused for a reply; and again Mr. Trotterdisappointed him.

  ‘Well, then,’ said Mr. Muzzle, ‘I’m very sorry to have to explainmyself before ladies, but the urgency of the case will be my excuse.

  The back kitchen’s empty, sir. If you will step in there, sir, Mr.

  Weller will see fair, and we can have mutual118 satisfaction till thebell rings. Follow me, sir!’

  As Mr. Muzzle uttered these words, he took a step or twotowards the door; and, by way of saving time, began to pull off hiscoat as he walked along.

  Now, the cook no sooner heard the concluding words of thisdesperate challenge, and saw Mr. Muzzle about to put it intoexecution, than she uttered a loud and piercing shriek119; andrushing on Mr. Job Trotter, who rose from his chair on the instant,tore and buffeted120 his large flat face, with an energy peculiar toexcited females, and twining her hands in his long black hair, toretherefrom about enough to make five or six dozen of the verylargest-sized mourning-rings. Having accomplished121 this feat30 withall the ardour which her devoted love for Mr. Muzzle inspired, shestaggered back; and being a lady of very excitable and delicatefeelings, she instantly fell under the dresser, and fainted away.

  At this moment, the bell rang.

  ‘That’s for you, Job Trotter,’ said Sam; and before Mr. Trottercould offer remonstrance122 or reply―even before he had time tostanch the wounds inflicted123 by the insensible lady―Sam seizedone arm and Mr. Muzzle the other, and one pulling before, and theother pushing behind, they conveyed him upstairs, and into theparlour.

  It was an impressive tableau124. Alfred Jingle, Esquire, aliasCaptain Fitz-Marshall, was standing24 near the door with his hat inhis hand, and a smile on his face, wholly unmoved by his veryunpleasant situation. Confronting him, stood Mr. Pickwick, whohad evidently been inculcating some high moral lesson; for his lefthand was beneath his coat tail, and his right extended in air, aswas his wont44 when delivering himself of an impressive address. Ata little distance, stood Mr. Tupman with indignant countenance,carefully held back by his two younger friends; at the farther endof the room were Mr. Nupkins, Mrs. Nupkins, and Miss Nupkins,gloomily grand and savagely125 vexed126. ‘What prevents me,’ said Mr.

  Nupkins, with magisterial dignity, as Job was brought in―‘whatprevents me from detaining these men as rogues127 and impostors?

  It is a foolish mercy. What prevents me?’

  ‘Pride, old fellow, pride,’ replied Jingle, quite at his ease.

  ‘Wouldn’t do―no go―caught a captain, eh?―ha! ha! very good―husband for daughter―biter bit―make it public―not for worlds―look stupid―very!’

  ‘Wretch,’ said Mr. Nupkins, ‘we scorn your base insinuations.’

  ‘I always hated him,’ added Henrietta.

  ‘Oh, of course,’ said Jingle. ‘Tall young man―old lover―SidneyPorkenham―rich―fine fellow―not so rich as captain, though,eh?―turn him away―off with him―anything for captain―nothing like captain anywhere―all the girls―raving mad―eh,Job, eh?’

  Here Mr. Jingle laughed very heartily128; and Job, rubbing hishands with delight, uttered the first sound he had given vent4 tosince he entered the house―a low, noiseless chuckle129, whichseemed to intimate that he enjoyed his laugh too much, to let anyof it escape in sound. ‘Mr. Nupkins,’ said the elder lady, ‘this is nota fit conversation for the servants to overhear. Let these wretchesbe removed.’

  ‘Certainly, my dear,’ Said Mr, Nupkins. ‘Muzzle!’

  ‘Your Worship.’

  ‘Open the front door.’

  ‘Yes, your Worship.’

  ‘Leave the house!’ said Mr. Nupkins, waving his handemphatically.

  Jingle smiled, and moved towards the door.

  ‘Stay!’ said Mr. Pickwick. Jingle stopped.

  ‘I might,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘have taken a much greaterrevenge for the treatment I have experienced at your hands, andthat of your hypocritical friend there.’

  Job Trotter bowed with great politeness, and laid his handupon his heart.

  ‘I say,’ said Mr. Pickwick, growing gradually angry, ‘that I mighthave taken a greater revenge, but I content myself with exposingyou, which I consider a duty I owe to society. This is a leniency,sir, which I hope you will remember.’

  When Mr. Pickwick arrived at this point, Job Trotter, withfacetious gravity, applied130 his hand to his ear, as if desirous not tolose a syllable131 he uttered.

  ‘And I have only to add, sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick, now thoroughlyangry, ‘that I consider you a rascal132, and a―a―ruffian―and―andworse than any man I ever saw, or heard of, except that pious133 andsanctified vagabond in the mulberry livery.’

  ‘Ha! ha!’ said Jingle, ‘good fellow, Pickwick―fine heart―stoutold boy―but must not be passionate―bad thing, very―bye, bye―see you again some day―keep up your spirits―now, Job―trot!’

  With these words, Mr. Jingle stuck on his hat in his old fashion,and strode out of the room. Job Trotter paused, looked round,smiled and then with a bow of mock solemnity to Mr. Pickwick,and a wink7 to Mr. Weller, the audacious slyness of which baffles alldescription, followed the footsteps of his hopeful master.

  ‘Sam,’ said Mr. Pickwick, as Mr. Weller was following.


  ‘Stay here.’

  Mr. Weller seemed uncertain.

  ‘Stay here,’ repeated Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Mayn’t I polish that ’ere Job off, in the front garden?’ said Mr.

  Weller. ‘Certainly not,’ replied Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Mayn’t I kick him out o’ the gate, sir?’ said Mr. Weller.

  ‘Not on any account,’ replied his master.

  For the first time since his engagement, Mr. Weller looked, for amoment, discontented and unhappy. But his countenanceimmediately cleared up; for the wily Mr. Muzzle, by concealinghimself behind the street door, and rushing violently out, at theright instant, contrived134 with great dexterity135 to overturn both Mr.

  Jingle and his attendant, down the flight of steps, into theAmerican aloe tubs that stood beneath.

  ‘Having discharged my duty, sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick to Mr.

  Nupkins, ‘I will, with my friends, bid you farewell. While we thankyou for such hospitality as we have received, permit me to assureyou, in our joint136 names, that we should not have accepted it, orhave consented to extricate137 ourselves in this way, from ourprevious dilEmma, had we not been impelled138 by a strong sense ofduty. We return to London to-morrow. Your secret is safe with us.’

  Having thus entered his protest against their treatment of themorning, Mr. Pickwick bowed low to the ladies, andnotwithstanding the solicitations of the family, left the room withhis friends.

  ‘Get your hat, Sam,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘It’s below stairs, sir,’ said Sam, and he ran down after it.

  Now, there was nobody in the kitchen, but the prettyhousemaid; and as Sam’s hat was mislaid, he had to look for it,and the pretty housemaid lighted him. They had to look all overthe place for the hat. The pretty housemaid, in her anxiety to findit, went down on her knees, and turned over all the things thatwere heaped together in a little corner by the door. It was anawkward corner. You couldn’t get at it without shutting the doorfirst.

  ‘Here it is,’ said the pretty housemaid. ‘This is it, ain’t it?’

  ‘Let me look,’ said Sam.

  The pretty housemaid had stood the candle on the floor; and, asit gave a very dim light, Sam was obliged to go down on his kneesbefore he could see whether it really was his own hat or not. it wasa remarkably139 small corner, and so―it was nobody’s fault but theman’s who built the house―Sam and the pretty housemaid werenecessarily very close together.

  ‘Yes, this is it,’ said Sam. ‘Good-bye!’

  ‘Good-bye!’ said the pretty housemaid.

  ‘Good-bye!’ said Sam; and as he said it, he dropped the hat thathad cost so much trouble in looking for.

  ‘How awkward you are,’ said the pretty housemaid. ‘You’ll loseit again, if you don’t take care.’

  So just to prevent his losing it again, she put it on for him.

  Whether it was that the pretty housemaid’s face looked prettierstill, when it was raised towards Sam’s, or whether it was theaccidental consequence of their being so near to each other, ismatter of uncertainty140 to this day; but Sam kissed her.

  ‘You don’t mean to say you did that on purpose,’ said the prettyhousemaid, blushing.

  ‘No, I didn’t then,’ said Sam; ‘but I will now.’

  So he kissed her again. ‘Sam!’ said Mr. Pickwick, calling overthe banisters.

  ‘Coming, sir,’ replied Sam, running upstairs.

  ‘How long you have been!’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘There was something behind the door, sir, which perwentedour getting it open, for ever so long, sir,’ replied Sam.

  And this was the first passage of Mr. Weller’s first love.


1 majestic GAZxK     
  • In the distance rose the majestic Alps.远处耸立着雄伟的阿尔卑斯山。
  • He looks majestic in uniform.他穿上军装显得很威风。
2 impartial eykyR     
  • He gave an impartial view of the state of affairs in Ireland.他对爱尔兰的事态发表了公正的看法。
  • Careers officers offer impartial advice to all pupils.就业指导员向所有学生提供公正无私的建议。
3 allusions c86da6c28e67372f86a9828c085dd3ad     
暗指,间接提到( allusion的名词复数 )
  • We should not use proverbs and allusions indiscriminately. 不要滥用成语典故。
  • The background lent itself to allusions to European scenes. 眼前的情景容易使人联想到欧洲风光。
4 vent yiPwE     
  • He gave vent to his anger by swearing loudly.他高声咒骂以发泄他的愤怒。
  • When the vent became plugged,the engine would stop.当通风口被堵塞时,发动机就会停转。
5 vented 55ee938bf7df64d83f63bc9318ecb147     
表达,发泄(感情,尤指愤怒)( vent的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He vented his frustration on his wife. 他受到挫折却把气发泄到妻子身上。
  • He vented his anger on his secretary. 他朝秘书发泄怒气。
6 ass qvyzK     
  • He is not an ass as they make him.他不象大家猜想的那样笨。
  • An ass endures his burden but not more than his burden.驴能负重但不能超过它能力所负担的。
7 wink 4MGz3     
  • He tipped me the wink not to buy at that price.他眨眼暗示我按那个价格就不要买。
  • The satellite disappeared in a wink.瞬息之间,那颗卫星就消失了。
8 torrent 7GCyH     
  • The torrent scoured a channel down the hillside. 急流沿着山坡冲出了一条沟。
  • Her pent-up anger was released in a torrent of words.她压抑的愤怒以滔滔不绝的话爆发了出来。
9 eloquence 6mVyM     
  • I am afraid my eloquence did not avail against the facts.恐怕我的雄辩也无补于事实了。
  • The people were charmed by his eloquence.人们被他的口才迷住了。
10 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。
11 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》
12 runaway jD4y5     
  • The police have not found the runaway to date.警察迄今没抓到逃犯。
  • He was praised for bringing up the runaway horse.他勒住了脱缰之马受到了表扬。
13 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。
14 dignified NuZzfb     
  • Throughout his trial he maintained a dignified silence. 在整个审讯过程中,他始终沉默以保持尊严。
  • He always strikes such a dignified pose before his girlfriend. 他总是在女友面前摆出这种庄严的姿态。
15 portentous Wiey5     
  • The present aspect of society is portentous of great change.现在的社会预示着重大变革的发生。
  • There was nothing portentous or solemn about him.He was bubbling with humour.他一点也不装腔作势或故作严肃,浑身散发着幽默。
16 mighty YDWxl     
  • 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。
17 muzzle i11yN     
  • 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。
18 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。
19 flatten N7UyR     
  • We can flatten out a piece of metal by hammering it.我们可以用锤子把一块金属敲平。
  • The wrinkled silk will flatten out if you iron it.发皱的丝绸可以用熨斗烫平。
20 majesty MAExL     
  • 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!
21 adorned 1e50de930eb057fcf0ac85ca485114c8     
  • The walls were adorned with paintings. 墙上装饰了绘画。
  • And his coat was adorned with a flamboyant bunch of flowers. 他的外套上面装饰着一束艳丽刺目的鲜花。
22 unwilling CjpwB     
  • The natives were unwilling to be bent by colonial power.土著居民不愿受殖民势力的摆布。
  • His tightfisted employer was unwilling to give him a raise.他那吝啬的雇主不肯给他加薪。
23 magistrate e8vzN     
  • 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。
24 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。
25 smothered b9bebf478c8f7045d977e80734a8ed1d     
(使)窒息, (使)透不过气( smother的过去式和过去分词 ); 覆盖; 忍住; 抑制
  • He smothered the baby with a pillow. 他用枕头把婴儿闷死了。
  • The fire is smothered by ashes. 火被灰闷熄了。
26 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
27 awe WNqzC     
  • The sight filled us with awe.这景色使我们大为惊叹。
  • The approaching tornado struck awe in our hearts.正在逼近的龙卷风使我们惊恐万分。
28 custody Qntzd     
  • He spent a week in custody on remand awaiting sentence.等候判决期间他被还押候审一个星期。
  • He was taken into custody immediately after the robbery.抢劫案发生后,他立即被押了起来。
29 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。
30 feat 5kzxp     
  • Man's first landing on the moon was a feat of great daring.人类首次登月是一个勇敢的壮举。
  • He received a medal for his heroic feat.他因其英雄业绩而获得一枚勋章。
31 inefficient c76xm     
  • The inefficient operation cost the firm a lot of money.低效率的运作使该公司损失了许多钱。
  • Their communication systems are inefficient in the extreme.他们的通讯系统效率非常差。
32 constable wppzG     
  • The constable conducted the suspect to the police station.警官把嫌疑犯带到派出所。
  • The constable kept his temper,and would not be provoked.那警察压制着自己的怒气,不肯冒起火来。
33 stammered 76088bc9384c91d5745fd550a9d81721     
v.结巴地说出( stammer的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He stammered most when he was nervous. 他一紧张往往口吃。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • Barsad leaned back in his chair, and stammered, \"What do you mean?\" 巴萨往椅背上一靠,结结巴巴地说,“你是什么意思?” 来自英汉文学 - 双城记
34 mere rC1xE     
  • That is a mere repetition of what you said before.那不过是重复了你以前讲的话。
  • It's a mere waste of time waiting any longer.再等下去纯粹是浪费时间。
35 repent 1CIyT     
  • 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。
36 adviser HznziU     
  • They employed me as an adviser.他们聘请我当顾问。
  • Our department has engaged a foreign teacher as phonetic adviser.我们系已经聘请了一位外籍老师作为语音顾问。
37 gal 56Zy9     
  • We decided to go with the gal from Merrill.我们决定和那个从梅里尔来的女孩合作。
  • What's the name of the gal? 这个妞叫什么?
38 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。
39 admiration afpyA     
  • 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。
40 consultation VZAyq     
  • The company has promised wide consultation on its expansion plans.该公司允诺就其扩展计划广泛征求意见。
  • The scheme was developed in close consultation with the local community.该计划是在同当地社区密切磋商中逐渐形成的。
41 retired Njhzyv     
  • 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。
42 peremptorily dbf9fb7e6236647e2b3396fe01f8d47a     
  • She peremptorily rejected the request. 她断然拒绝了请求。
  • Their propaganda was peremptorily switched to an anti-Western line. 他们的宣传断然地转而持反对西方的路线。 来自辞典例句
43 specimen Xvtwm     
  • You'll need tweezers to hold up the specimen.你要用镊子来夹这标本。
  • This specimen is richly variegated in colour.这件标本上有很多颜色。
44 wont peXzFP     
  • 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。
45 temerity PGmyk     
  • He had the temerity to ask for higher wages after only a day's work.只工作了一天,他就蛮不讲理地要求增加工资。
  • Tins took some temerity,but it was fruitless.这件事做得有点莽撞,但结果还是无用。
46 remonstrating d6f86bf1c32a6bbc11620cd486ecf6b4     
v.抗议( remonstrate的现在分词 );告诫
  • There's little point in remonstrating with John.He won't listen to reason. 跟约翰抗辩没有什么意义,他不听劝。 来自互联网
  • We tried remonstrating with him over his treatment of the children. 我们曾试着在对待孩子上规谏他。 来自互联网
47 gulping 0d120161958caa5168b07053c2b2fd6e     
v.狼吞虎咽地吃,吞咽( gulp的现在分词 );大口地吸(气);哽住
  • She crawled onto the river bank and lay there gulping in air. 她爬上河岸,躺在那里喘着粗气。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • And you'll even feel excited gulping down a glass. 你甚至可以感觉到激动下一杯。 来自互联网
48 quailed 6b883b0b92140de4bde03901043d6acd     
害怕,发抖,畏缩( quail的过去式和过去分词 )
  • I quailed at the danger. 我一遇到危险,心里就发毛。
  • His heart quailed before the enormous pyramidal shape. 面对这金字塔般的庞然大物,他的心不由得一阵畏缩。 来自英汉文学
49 apprehended a58714d8af72af24c9ef953885c38a66     
逮捕,拘押( apprehend的过去式和过去分词 ); 理解
  • She apprehended the complicated law very quickly. 她很快理解了复杂的法律。
  • The police apprehended the criminal. 警察逮捕了罪犯。
50 duel 2rmxa     
  • 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。
51 pettishly 7ab4060fbb40eff9237e3fd1df204fb1     
  • \"Oh, no,'she said, almost pettishly, \"I just don't feel very good.\" “哦,不是,\"她说,几乎想发火了,\"我只是觉得不大好受。” 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
  • Then he tossed the marble away pettishly, and stood cogitating. 于是他一气之下扔掉那个弹子,站在那儿沉思。 来自英汉文学 - 汤姆历险
52 bail Aupz4     
  • One of the prisoner's friends offered to bail him out.犯人的一个朋友答应保释他出来。
  • She has been granted conditional bail.她被准予有条件保释。
53 amazement 7zlzBK     
  • All those around him looked at him with amazement.周围的人都对他投射出惊异的眼光。
  • He looked at me in blank amazement.他带着迷茫惊诧的神情望着我。
54 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。
55 constables 34fd726ea7175d409b9b80e3cf9fd666     
n.警察( constable的名词复数 )
  • The constables made a desultory attempt to keep them away from the barn. 警察漫不经心地拦着不让他们靠近谷仓。 来自辞典例句
  • There were also constables appointed to keep the peace. 城里也有被派来维持治安的基层警员。 来自互联网
56 mantling 6464166c9af80bc17e4f719f58832c50     
57 remorse lBrzo     
  • She had no remorse about what she had said.她对所说的话不后悔。
  • He has shown no remorse for his actions.他对自己的行为没有任何悔恨之意。
58 divulged b0a9e80080e82c932b9575307c26fe40     
v.吐露,泄露( divulge的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He divulged nothing to him save the terrible handicap of being young. 他想不出个所以然来,只是想到自己年纪尚幼,极端不利。 来自辞典例句
  • The spy divulged the secret plans to the enemy. 那名间谍把秘密计划泄漏给敌人。 来自辞典例句
59 beckoned b70f83e57673dfe30be1c577dd8520bc     
v.(用头或手的动作)示意,召唤( beckon的过去式和过去分词 )
  • 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》
60 dubious Akqz1     
  • What he said yesterday was dubious.他昨天说的话很含糊。
  • He uses some dubious shifts to get money.他用一些可疑的手段去赚钱。
61 hostilities 4c7c8120f84e477b36887af736e0eb31     
  • Mexico called for an immediate cessation of hostilities. 墨西哥要求立即停止敌对行动。
  • All the old hostilities resurfaced when they met again. 他们再次碰面时,过去的种种敌意又都冒了出来。
62 intelligible rbBzT     
  • This report would be intelligible only to an expert in computing.只有计算机运算专家才能看懂这份报告。
  • His argument was barely intelligible.他的论点不易理解。
63 preys 008ad2ad9007c4d7b3ecfb54442db8fd     
v.掠食( prey的第三人称单数 );掠食;折磨;(人)靠欺诈为生
  • His misfortune preys upon his mind. 他的不幸使她心中苦恼。 来自辞典例句
  • The owl preys on mice. 猫头鹰捕食老鼠。 来自辞典例句
64 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。
65 abridged 47f00a3da9b4a6df1c48709a41fd43e5     
  • The rights of citizens must not be abridged without proper cause. 没有正当理由,不能擅自剥夺公民的权利。
  • The play was abridged for TV. 剧本经过节略,以拍摄电视片。
66 atrocities 11fd5f421aeca29a1915a498e3202218     
n.邪恶,暴行( atrocity的名词复数 );滔天大罪
  • They were guilty of the most barbarous and inhuman atrocities. 他们犯有最野蛮、最灭绝人性的残暴罪行。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The enemy's atrocities made one boil with anger. 敌人的暴行令人发指。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
67 entrapped eb21b3b8e7dad36e21d322e11b46715d     
v.使陷入圈套,使入陷阱( entrap的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He was entrapped into undertaking the work. 他受骗而担任那工作。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He felt he had been entrapped into marrying her. 他觉得和她结婚是上了当。 来自辞典例句
68 narrative CFmxS     
  • He was a writer of great narrative power.他是一位颇有记述能力的作家。
  • Neither author was very strong on narrative.两个作者都不是很善于讲故事。
69 tingled d46614d7855cc022a9bf1ac8573024be     
v.有刺痛感( tingle的过去式和过去分词 )
  • My cheeks tingled with the cold. 我的脸颊冻得有点刺痛。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The crowd tingled with excitement. 群众大为兴奋。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
70 hurled 16e3a6ba35b6465e1376a4335ae25cd2     
v.猛投,用力掷( hurl的过去式和过去分词 );大声叫骂
  • He hurled a brick through the window. 他往窗户里扔了块砖。
  • The strong wind hurled down bits of the roof. 大风把屋顶的瓦片刮了下来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
71 devoted xu9zka     
  • He devoted his life to the educational cause of the motherland.他为祖国的教育事业贡献了一生。
  • We devoted a lengthy and full discussion to this topic.我们对这个题目进行了长时间的充分讨论。
72 bosom Lt9zW     
  • 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。
73 jealousy WaRz6     
  • 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。
74 needy wG7xh     
  • Although he was poor,he was quite generous to his needy friends.他虽穷,但对贫苦的朋友很慷慨。
  • They awarded scholarships to needy students.他们给贫苦学生颁发奖学金。
75 magisterial mAaxA     
  • The colonel's somewhat in a magisterial manner.上校多少有点威严的神态。
  • The Cambridge World History of Human Disease is a magisterial work.《剑桥世界人类疾病史》是一部权威著作。
76 despatch duyzn1     
  • The despatch of the task force is purely a contingency measure.派出特遣部队纯粹是应急之举。
  • He rushed the despatch through to headquarters.他把急件赶送到总部。
77 levity Q1uxA     
  • His remarks injected a note of levity into the proceedings.他的话将一丝轻率带入了议事过程中。
  • At the time,Arnold had disapproved of such levity.那时候的阿诺德对这种轻浮行为很看不惯。
78 strictly GtNwe     
  • His doctor is dieting him strictly.他的医生严格规定他的饮食。
  • The guests were seated strictly in order of precedence.客人严格按照地位高低就座。
79 remitted 3b25982348d6e76e4dd90de3cf8d6ad3     
v.免除(债务),宽恕( remit的过去式和过去分词 );使某事缓和;寄回,传送
  • She has had part of her sentence remitted. 她被免去部分刑期。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The fever has remitted. 退烧了。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
80 proceedings Wk2zvX     
  • He was released on bail pending committal proceedings. 他交保获释正在候审。
  • to initiate legal proceedings against sb 对某人提起诉讼
81 tenure Uqjy2     
  • He remained popular throughout his tenure of the office of mayor.他在担任市长的整个任期内都深得民心。
  • Land tenure is a leading political issue in many parts of the world.土地的保有权在世界很多地区是主要的政治问题。
82 wig 1gRwR     
  • The actress wore a black wig over her blond hair.那个女演员戴一顶黑色假发罩住自己的金黄色头发。
  • He disguised himself with a wig and false beard.他用假发和假胡须来乔装。
83 possessed xuyyQ     
  • He flew out of the room like a man possessed.他像着了魔似地猛然冲出房门。
  • He behaved like someone possessed.他行为举止像是魔怔了。
84 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。
85 dilemma Vlzzf     
  • 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。
86 concurred 1830b9fe9fc3a55d928418c131a295bd     
  • Historians have concurred with each other in this view. 历史学家在这个观点上已取得一致意见。
  • So many things concurred to give rise to the problem. 许多事情同时发生而导致了这一问题。
87 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。
88 implored 0b089ebf3591e554caa381773b194ff1     
恳求或乞求(某人)( implore的过去式和过去分词 )
  • She implored him to stay. 她恳求他留下。
  • She implored him with tears in her eyes to forgive her. 她含泪哀求他原谅她。
89 entreated 945bd967211682a0f50f01c1ca215de3     
恳求,乞求( entreat的过去式和过去分词 )
  • They entreated and threatened, but all this seemed of no avail. 他们时而恳求,时而威胁,但这一切看来都没有用。
  • 'One word,' the Doctor entreated. 'Will you tell me who denounced him?' “还有一个问题,”医生请求道,“你可否告诉我是谁告发他的?” 来自英汉文学 - 双城记
90 aggravating a730a877bac97b818a472d65bb9eed6d     
  • How aggravating to be interrupted! 被打扰,多令人生气呀!
  • Diesel exhaust is particularly aggravating to many susceptible individuals. 许多体质敏感的人尤其反感柴油废气。
91 professed 7151fdd4a4d35a0f09eaf7f0f3faf295     
  • These, at least, were their professed reasons for pulling out of the deal. 至少这些是他们自称退出这宗交易的理由。
  • Her manner professed a gaiety that she did not feel. 她的神态显出一种她并未实际感受到的快乐。
92 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。
93 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
94 taunt nIJzj     
  • 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?
95 gush TeOzO     
  • There was a gush of blood from the wound.血从伤口流出。
  • There was a gush of blood as the arrow was pulled out from the arm.当从手臂上拔出箭来时,一股鲜血涌了出来。
96 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。
97 enchant FmhyR     
  • The spectacle of the aurora may appear to dazzle and enchant the observer's eyes.极光的壮丽景色的出现,会使观察者为之眩目和迷惑。
  • Her paintings possess the power to enchant one if one is fortunate enough to see her work and hear her music.如果你有幸能欣赏她的作品,“聆听”她的音乐,她的作品将深深地迷住你。
98 peculiar cinyo     
  • He walks in a peculiar fashion.他走路的样子很奇特。
  • He looked at me with a very peculiar expression.他用一种很奇怪的表情看着我。
99 consigned 9dc22c154336e2c50aa2b71897ceceed     
v.把…置于(令人不快的境地)( consign的过去式和过去分词 );把…托付给;把…托人代售;丟弃
  • I consigned her letter to the waste basket. 我把她的信丢进了废纸篓。
  • The father consigned the child to his sister's care. 那位父亲把孩子托付给他妹妹照看。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
100 guardianship ab24b083713a2924f6878c094b49d632     
n. 监护, 保护, 守护
  • They had to employ the English language in face of the jealous guardianship of Britain. 他们不得不在英国疑忌重重的监护下使用英文。
  • You want Marion to set aside her legal guardianship and give you Honoria. 你要马丽恩放弃她的法定监护人资格,把霍诺丽娅交给你。
101 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。
102 stun FhMyT     
  • When they told me she had gone missing I was totally stunned.他们告诉我她不见了时,我当时完全惊呆了。
  • Sam stood his ground and got a blow that stunned him.萨姆站在原地,被一下打昏了。
103 jack 53Hxp     
  • I am looking for the headphone jack.我正在找寻头戴式耳机插孔。
  • He lifted the car with a jack to change the flat tyre.他用千斤顶把车顶起来换下瘪轮胎。
104 savage ECxzR     
  • The poor man received a savage beating from the thugs.那可怜的人遭到暴徒的痛打。
  • He has a savage temper.他脾气粗暴。
105 giggles 0aa08b5c91758a166d13e7cd3f455951     
n.咯咯的笑( giggle的名词复数 );傻笑;玩笑;the giggles 止不住的格格笑v.咯咯地笑( giggle的第三人称单数 )
  • Her nervous giggles annoyed me. 她神经质的傻笑把我惹火了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • I had to rush to the loo to avoid an attack of hysterical giggles. 我不得不冲向卫生间,以免遭到别人的疯狂嘲笑。 来自辞典例句
106 conversational SZ2yH     
  • The article is written in a conversational style.该文是以对话的形式写成的。
  • She values herself on her conversational powers.她常夸耀自己的能言善辩。
107 irresistible n4CxX     
  • 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。
108 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。
109 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。
110 conviviality iZyyM     
  • Sumptuous food and patriotic music created an atmosphere of elegant conviviality. 佳肴盛馔和爱国乐曲,使气氛十分优雅而欢乐。 来自辞典例句
  • Synonymous with freshness, hygiene and conviviality, the individual cream portions are also economical and practical. 独立包装奶不仅仅是新鲜、卫生、欢乐的代名词,同时也是非常经济实用的。 来自互联网
111 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。
112 distinguished wu9z3v     
  • Elephants are distinguished from other animals by their long noses.大象以其长长的鼻子显示出与其他动物的不同。
  • A banquet was given in honor of the distinguished guests.宴会是为了向贵宾们致敬而举行的。
113 scrupulous 6sayH     
  • She is scrupulous to a degree.她非常谨慎。
  • Poets are not so scrupulous as you are.诗人并不像你那样顾虑多。
114 adherence KyjzT     
  • He was well known for his adherence to the rules.他因遵循这些规定而出名。
  • The teacher demanded adherence to the rules.老师要求学生们遵守纪律。
115 catching cwVztY     
  • There are those who think eczema is catching.有人就是认为湿疹会传染。
  • Enthusiasm is very catching.热情非常富有感染力。
116 perfectly 8Mzxb     
  • 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。
117 enraged 7f01c0138fa015d429c01106e574231c     
使暴怒( enrage的过去式和过去分词 ); 歜; 激愤
  • I was enraged to find they had disobeyed my orders. 发现他们违抗了我的命令,我极为恼火。
  • The judge was enraged and stroke the table for several times. 大法官被气得连连拍案。
118 mutual eFOxC     
  • 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。
119 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。
120 buffeted 2484040e69c5816c25c65e8310465688     
反复敲打( buffet的过去式和过去分词 ); 连续猛击; 打来打去; 推来搡去
  • to be buffeted by the wind 被风吹得左右摇摆
  • We were buffeted by the wind and the rain. 我们遭到风雨的袭击。
121 accomplished UzwztZ     
  • Thanks to your help,we accomplished the task ahead of schedule.亏得你们帮忙,我们才提前完成了任务。
  • Removal of excess heat is accomplished by means of a radiator.通过散热器完成多余热量的排出。
122 remonstrance bVex0     
  • She had abandoned all attempts at remonstrance with Thomas.她已经放弃了一切劝戒托马斯的尝试。
  • Mrs. Peniston was at the moment inaccessible to remonstrance.目前彭尼斯顿太太没功夫听她告状。
123 inflicted cd6137b3bb7ad543500a72a112c6680f     
把…强加给,使承受,遭受( inflict的过去式和过去分词 )
  • They inflicted a humiliating defeat on the home team. 他们使主队吃了一场很没面子的败仗。
  • Zoya heroically bore the torture that the Fascists inflicted upon her. 卓娅英勇地承受法西斯匪徒加在她身上的酷刑。
124 tableau nq0wi     
  • The movie was a tableau of a soldier's life.这部电影的画面生动地描绘了军人的生活。
  • History is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.历史不过是由罪恶和灾难构成的静止舞台造型罢了。
125 savagely 902f52b3c682f478ddd5202b40afefb9     
adv. 野蛮地,残酷地
  • The roses had been pruned back savagely. 玫瑰被狠狠地修剪了一番。
  • He snarled savagely at her. 他向她狂吼起来。
126 vexed fd1a5654154eed3c0a0820ab54fb90a7     
adj.争论不休的;(指问题等)棘手的;争论不休的问题;烦恼的v.使烦恼( vex的过去式和过去分词 );使苦恼;使生气;详细讨论
  • The conference spent days discussing the vexed question of border controls. 会议花了几天的时间讨论边境关卡这个难题。
  • He was vexed at his failure. 他因失败而懊恼。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
127 rogues dacf8618aed467521e2383308f5bb4d9     
n.流氓( rogue的名词复数 );无赖;调皮捣蛋的人;离群的野兽
  • 'I'll show these rogues that I'm an honest woman,'said my mother. “我要让那些恶棍知道,我是个诚实的女人。” 来自英汉文学 - 金银岛
  • The rogues looked at each other, but swallowed the home-thrust in silence. 那些恶棍面面相觑,但只好默默咽下这正中要害的话。 来自英汉文学 - 金银岛
128 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。
129 chuckle Tr1zZ     
  • He shook his head with a soft chuckle.他轻轻地笑着摇了摇头。
  • I couldn't suppress a soft chuckle at the thought of it.想到这个,我忍不住轻轻地笑起来。
130 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。
131 syllable QHezJ     
  • You put too much emphasis on the last syllable.你把最后一个音节读得太重。
  • The stress on the last syllable is light.最后一个音节是轻音节。
132 rascal mAIzd     
  • If he had done otherwise,I should have thought him a rascal.如果他不这样做,我就认为他是个恶棍。
  • The rascal was frightened into holding his tongue.这坏蛋吓得不敢往下说了。
133 pious KSCzd     
  • Alexander is a pious follower of the faith.亚历山大是个虔诚的信徒。
  • Her mother was a pious Christian.她母亲是一个虔诚的基督教徒。
134 contrived ivBzmO     
  • There was nothing contrived or calculated about what he said.他说的话里没有任何蓄意捏造的成分。
  • The plot seems contrived.情节看起来不真实。
135 dexterity hlXzs     
  • You need manual dexterity to be good at video games.玩好电子游戏手要灵巧。
  • I'm your inferior in manual dexterity.论手巧,我不如你。
136 joint m3lx4     
  • 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。
137 extricate rlCxp     
  • How can we extricate the firm from this trouble?我们该如何承救公司脱离困境呢?
  • She found it impossible to extricate herself from the relationship.她发现不可能把自己从这种关系中解脱出来。
138 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 )
  • 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》
139 remarkably EkPzTW     
  • I thought she was remarkably restrained in the circumstances. 我认为她在那种情况下非常克制。
  • He made a remarkably swift recovery. 他康复得相当快。
140 uncertainty NlFwK     
  • Her comments will add to the uncertainty of the situation.她的批评将会使局势更加不稳定。
  • After six weeks of uncertainty,the strain was beginning to take its toll.6个星期的忐忑不安后,压力开始产生影响了。


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