• Little Women - Chapter 40
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    (單詞翻譯:雙擊或拖選)
    When the first bitterness was over, the family accepted the inevitable1, and tried to bear it cheerfully, helping2 one another by the increased affection which comes to bind3 households tenderly together in times of trouble. They put away their grief, and each did his or her part toward making that last year a happy one.
     
    The pleasantest room in the house was set apart for Beth, and in it was gathered everything that she most loved, flowers, pictures, her piano, the little worktable, and the beloved pussies4. Father's best books found their way there, Mother's easy chair, Jo's desk, Amy's finest sketches5, and every day Meg brought her babies on a loving pilgrimage, to make sunshine for Aunty Beth. John quietly set apart a little sum, that he might enjoy the pleasure of keeping the invalid6 supplied with the fruit she loved and longed for. Old Hannah never wearied of concocting7 dainty dishes to tempt8 a capricious appetite, dropping tears as she worked, and from across the sea came little gifts and cheerful letters, seeming to bring breaths of warmth and fragrance9 from lands that know no winter.
     
    Here, cherished like a household saint in its shrine10, sat Beth, tranquil11 and busy as ever, for nothing could change the sweet, unselfish nature, and even while preparing to leave life, she tried to make it happier for those who should remain behind. The feeble fingers were never idle, and one of her pleasures was to make little things for the school children daily passing to and fro, to drop a pair of mittens12 from her window for a pair of purple hands, a needlebook for some small mother of many dolls, penwipers for young penmen toiling13 through forests of pothooks, scrapbooks for picture-loving eyes, and all manner of pleasant devices, till the reluctant climbers of the ladder of learning found their way strewn with flowers, as it were, and came to regard the gentle giver as a sort of fairy godmother, who sat above there, and showered down gifts miraculously14 suited to their tastes and needs. If Beth had wanted any reward, she found it in the bright little faces always turned up to her window, with nods and smiles, and the droll15 little letters which came to her, full of blots16 and gratitude17.
     
    The first few months were very happy ones, and Beth often used to look round, and say "How beautiful this is!" as they all sat together in her sunny room, the babies kicking and crowing on the floor, mother and sisters working near, and father reading, in his pleasant voice, from the wise old books which seemed rich in good and comfortable words, as applicable now as when written centuries ago, a little chapel18, where a paternal19 priest taught his flock the hard lessons all must learn, trying to show them that hope can comfort love, and faith make resignation possible. Simple sermons, that went straight to the souls of those who listened, for the father's heart was in the minister's religion, and the frequent falter20 in the voice gave a double eloquence21 to the words he spoke22 or read.
     
    It was well for all that this peaceful time was given them as preparation for the sad hours to come, for by-and-by, Beth said the needle was 'so heavy', and put it down forever. Talking wearied her, faces troubled her, pain claimed her for its own, and her tranquil spirit was sorrowfully perturbed23 by the ills that vexed24 her feeble flesh. Ah me! Such heavy days, such long, long nights, such aching hearts and imploring25 prayers, when those who loved her best were forced to see the thin hands stretched out to them beseechingly26, to hear the bitter cry, "Help me, help me!" and to feel that there was no help. A sad eclipse of the serene27 soul, a sharp struggle of the young life with death, but both were mercifully brief, and then the natural rebellion over, the old peace returned more beautiful than ever. With the wreck28 of her frail29 body, Beth's soul grew strong, and though she said little, those about her felt that she was ready, saw that the first pilgrim called was likewise the fittest, and waited with her on the shore, trying to see the Shining Ones coming to receive her when she crossed the river.
     
    Jo never left her for an hour since Beth had said "I feel stronger when you are here." She slept on a couch in the room, waking often to renew the fire, to feed, lift, or wait upon the patient creature who seldom asked for anything, and 'tried not to be a trouble'. All day she haunted the room, jealous of any other nurse, and prouder of being chosen then than of any honor her life ever brought her. Precious and helpful hours to Jo, for now her heart received the teaching that it needed. Lessons in patience were so sweetly taught her that she could not fail to learn them, charity for all, the lovely spirit that can forgive and truly forget unkindness, the loyalty30 to duty that makes the hardest easy, and the sincere faith that fears nothing, but trusts undoubtingly.
     
    Often when she woke Jo found Beth reading in her well-worn little book, heard her singing softly, to beguile31 the sleepless32 night, or saw her lean her face upon her hands, while slow tears dropped through the transparent33 fingers, and Jo would lie watching her with thoughts too deep for tears, feeling that Beth, in her simple, unselfish way, was trying to wean herself from the dear old life, and fit herself for the life to come, by sacred words of comfort, quiet prayers, and the music she loved so well.
     
    Seeing this did more for Jo than the wisest sermons, the saintliest hymns34, the most fervent35 prayers that any voice could utter. For with eyes made clear by many tears, and a heart softened36 by the tenderest sorrow, she recognized the beauty of her sister's life - uneventful, unambitious, yet full of the genuine virtues37 which 'smell sweet, and blossom in the dust', the self-forgetfulness that makes the humblest on earth remembered soonest in heaven, the true success which is possible to all.
     
    One night when Beth looked among the books upon her table, to find something to make her forget the mortal weariness that was almost as hard to bear as pain, as she turned the leaves of her old favorite, Pilgrims's Progress, she found a little paper, scribbled39 over in Jo's hand. The name caught her eye and the blurred40 look of the lines made her sure that tears had fallen on it.
     
    "Poor Jo! She's fast asleep, so I won't wake her to ask leave. She shows me all her things, and I don't think she'll mind if I look at this", thought Beth, with a glance at her sister, who lay on the rug, with the tongs41 beside her, ready to wake up the minute the log fell apart.
     
    MY BETH
    Sitting patient in the shadow
    Till the blessed light shall come,
    A serene and saintly presence
    Sanctifies our troubled home.
    Earthly joys and hopes and sorrows
    Break like ripples42 on the strand43
    Of the deep and solemn river
    Where her willing feet now stand.
    O my sister, passing from me,
    Out of human care and strife44,
    Leave me, as a gift, those virtues
    Which have beautified your life.
    Dear, bequeath me that great patience
    Which has power to sustain
    A cheerful, uncomplaining spirit
    In its prison-house of pain.
    Give me, for I need it sorely,
    Of that courage, wise and sweet,
    Which has made the path of duty
    Green beneath your willing feet.
    Give me that unselfish nature,
    That with charity devine
    Can pardon wrong for love's dear sake -
    Meek45 heart, forgive me mine!
    Thus our parting daily loseth
    Something of its bitter pain,
    And while learning this hard lesson,
    My great loss becomes my gain.
    For the touch of grief will render
    My wild nature more serene,
    Give to life new aspirations46,
    A new trust in the unseen.
    Henceforth, safe across the river,
    I shall see forever more
    A beloved, household spirit
    Waiting for me on the shore.
    Hope and faith, born of my sorrow,
    Guardian47 angels shall become,
    And the sister gone before me
    By their hands shall lead me home.
    Blurred and blotted48, faulty and feeble as the lines were, they brought a look of inexpressible comfort to Beth's face, for her one regret had been that she had done so little, and this seemed to assure her that her life had not been useless, that her death would not bring the despair she feared. As she sat with the paper folded between her hands, the charred49 log fell asunder50. Jo started up, revived the blaze, and crept to the bedside, hoping Beth slept.
     
    "Not asleep, but so happy, dear. See, I found this and read it. I knew you wouldn't care. Have I been all that to you, Jo?" she asked, with wistful, humble38 earnestness.
     
    "Oh, Beth, so much, so much!" and Jo's head went down upon the pillow beside her sister's.
     
    "Then I don't feel as if I'd wasted my life. I'm not so good as you make me, but I have tried to do right. And now, when it's too late to begin even to do better, it's such a comfort to know that someone loves me so much, and feels as if I'd helped them."
     
    "More than any one in the world, Beth. I used to think I couldn't let you go, but I'm learning to feel that I don't lose you, that you'll be more to me than ever, and death can't part us, though it seems to."
     
    "I know it cannot, and I don't fear it any longer, for I'm sure I shall be your Beth still, to love and help you more than ever. You must take my place, Jo, and be everything to Father and Mother when I'm gone. They will turn to you, don't fail them, and if it's hard to work alone, remember that I don't forget you, and that you'll be happier in doing that than writing splendid books or seeing all the world, for love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy."
     
    "I'll try, Beth." and then and there Jo renounced51 her old ambition, pledged herself to a new and better one, acknowledging the poverty of other desires, and feeling the blessed solace52 of a belief in the immortality53 of love.
     
    So the spring days came and went, the sky grew clearer, the earth greener, the flowers were up fairly early, and the birds came back in time to say goodbye to Beth, who, like a tired but trustful child, clung to the hands that had led her all her life, as Father and Mother guided her tenderly through the Valley of the Shadow, and gave her up to God.
     
    Seldom except in books do the dying utter memorable54 words, see visions, or depart with beatified countenances55, and those who have sped many parting souls know that to most the end comes as naturally and simply as sleep. As Beth had hoped, the 'tide went out easily', and in the dark hour before dawn, on the bosom56 where she had drawn57 her first breath, she quietly drew her last, with no farewell but one loving look, one little sigh.
     
    With tears and prayers and tender hands, Mother and sisters made her ready for the long sleep that pain would never mar58 again, seeing with grateful eyes the beautiful serenity59 that soon replaced the pathetic patience that had wrung60 their hearts so long, and feeling with reverent61 joy that to their darling death was a benignant angel, not a phantom62 full of dread63.
     
    When morning came, for the first time in many months the fire was out, Jo's place was empty, and the room was very still. But a bird sang blithely64 on a budding bough65, close by, the snowdrops blossomed freshly at the window, and the spring sunshine streamed in like a benediction66 over the placid67 face upon the pillow, a face so full of painless peace that those who loved it best smiled through their tears, and thanked God that Beth was well at last.


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    1 inevitable 5xcyq     
    adj.不可避免的,必然發生的
    參考例句:
    • Mary was wearing her inevitable large hat.瑪麗戴著她總是戴的那頂大帽子。
    • The defeat had inevitable consequences for British policy.戰敗對英國政策不可避免地產生了影響。
    2 helping 2rGzDc     
    n.食物的一份&adj.幫助人的,輔助的
    參考例句:
    • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可憐的孩子們總是要求我把我的漢堡包再給他們一份。
    • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 這樣一來, 他在某些時候,有助于競爭的加強。
    3 bind Vt8zi     
    vt.捆,包扎;裝訂;約束;使凝固;vi.變硬
    參考例句:
    • I will let the waiter bind up the parcel for you.我讓服務生幫你把包裹包起來。
    • He wants a shirt that does not bind him.他要一件不使他覺得過緊的襯衫。
    4 pussies 9c98ba30644d0cf18e1b64aa3bf72b06     
    n.(粗俚) 女陰( pussy的名詞復數 );(總稱)(作為性對象的)女人;(主要北美使用,非正式)軟弱的;小貓咪
    參考例句:
    • Not one of these pussies has been washed in weeks. 這幫娘兒們幾個星期都沒洗過澡了。 來自電影對白
    • See there's three kinds of people: dicks pussies and assholes. 哥們,世上有三種人:小弟弟、小妹妹,還有屁股眼。 來自互聯網
    5 sketches 8d492ee1b1a5d72e6468fd0914f4a701     
    n.草圖( sketch的名詞復數 );素描;速寫;梗概
    參考例句:
    • The artist is making sketches for his next painting. 畫家正為他的下一幅作品畫素描。
    • You have to admit that these sketches are true to life. 你得承認這些素描很逼真。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    6 invalid V4Oxh     
    n.病人,傷殘人;adj.有病的,傷殘的;無效的
    參考例句:
    • He will visit an invalid.他將要去看望一個病人。
    • A passport that is out of date is invalid.護照過期是無效的。
    7 concocting 2ec6626d522bdaa0922d36325bd9d33b     
    v.將(尤指通常不相配合的)成分混合成某物( concoct的現在分詞 );調制;編造;捏造
    參考例句:
    • I judged that he was concocting a particularly knotty editorial. 我估計他是在拼湊一篇特別傷腦筋的社論。 來自辭典例句
    • 'And you,' returned Sydney, busy concocting the punch, 'are such a sensitive and poetical spirit.' “可你呢,”西德尼一邊忙著調五味酒,一邊回答,“你卻是這樣一個敏感而有詩意的精靈。” 來自英漢文學 - 雙城記
    8 tempt MpIwg     
    vt.引誘,勾引,吸引,引起…的興趣
    參考例句:
    • Nothing could tempt him to such a course of action.什么都不能誘使他去那樣做。
    • The fact that she had become wealthy did not tempt her to alter her frugal way of life.她有錢了,可這絲毫沒能讓她改變節儉的生活習慣。
    9 fragrance 66ryn     
    n.芬芳,香味,香氣
    參考例句:
    • The apple blossoms filled the air with their fragrance.蘋果花使空氣充滿香味。
    • The fragrance of lavender filled the room.房間里充滿了薰衣草的香味。
    10 shrine 0yfw7     
    n.圣地,神龕,廟;v.將...置于神龕內,把...奉為神圣
    參考例句:
    • The shrine was an object of pilgrimage.這處圣地是人們朝圣的目的地。
    • They bowed down before the shrine.他們在神龕前鞠躬示敬。
    11 tranquil UJGz0     
    adj. 安靜的, 寧靜的, 穩定的, 不變的
    參考例句:
    • The boy disturbed the tranquil surface of the pond with a stick. 那男孩用棍子打破了平靜的池面。
    • The tranquil beauty of the village scenery is unique. 這鄉村景色的寧靜是絕無僅有的。
    12 mittens 258752c6b0652a69c52ceed3c65dbf00     
    不分指手套
    參考例句:
    • Cotton mittens will prevent the baby from scratching his own face. 棉的連指手套使嬰兒不會抓傷自己的臉。
    • I'd fisted my hands inside their mittens to keep the fingers warm. 我在手套中握拳頭來保暖手指。
    13 toiling 9e6f5a89c05478ce0b1205d063d361e5     
    長時間或辛苦地工作( toil的現在分詞 ); 艱難緩慢地移動,跋涉
    參考例句:
    • The fiery orator contrasted the idle rich with the toiling working classes. 這位激昂的演說家把無所事事的富人同終日辛勞的工人階級進行了對比。
    • She felt like a beetle toiling in the dust. She was filled with repulsion. 她覺得自己像只甲蟲在地里掙扎,心中涌滿憤恨。
    14 miraculously unQzzE     
    ad.奇跡般地
    參考例句:
    • He had been miraculously saved from almost certain death. 他奇跡般地從死亡線上獲救。
    • A schoolboy miraculously survived a 25 000-volt electric shock. 一名男學生在遭受2.5 萬伏的電擊后奇跡般地活了下來。
    15 droll J8Tye     
    adj.古怪的,好笑的
    參考例句:
    • The band have a droll sense of humour.這個樂隊有一種滑稽古怪的幽默感。
    • He looked at her with a droll sort of awakening.他用一種古怪的如夢方醒的神情看著她.
    16 blots 25cdfd1556e0e8376c8f47eb20f987f9     
    污漬( blot的名詞復數 ); 墨水漬; 錯事; 污點
    參考例句:
    • The letter had many blots and blurs. 信上有許多墨水漬和污跡。
    • It's all, all covered with blots the same as if she were crying on the paper. 到處,到處都是淚痕,像是她趴在信紙上哭過。 來自名作英譯部分
    17 gratitude p6wyS     
    adj.感激,感謝
    參考例句:
    • I have expressed the depth of my gratitude to him.我向他表示了深切的謝意。
    • She could not help her tears of gratitude rolling down her face.她感激的淚珠禁不住沿著面頰流了下來。
    18 chapel UXNzg     
    n.小教堂,殯儀館
    參考例句:
    • The nimble hero,skipped into a chapel that stood near.敏捷的英雄跳進近旁的一座小教堂里。
    • She was on the peak that Sunday afternoon when she played in chapel.那個星期天的下午,她在小教堂的演出,可以說是登峰造極。
    19 paternal l33zv     
    adj.父親的,像父親的,父系的,父方的
    參考例句:
    • I was brought up by my paternal aunt.我是姑姑扶養大的。
    • My father wrote me a letter full of his paternal love for me.我父親給我寫了一封充滿父愛的信。
    20 falter qhlzP     
    vi.(嗓音)顫抖,結巴地說;猶豫;蹣跚
    參考例句:
    • His voice began to falter.他的聲音開始發顫。
    • As he neared the house his steps faltered.當他走近房子時,腳步遲疑了起來。
    21 eloquence 6mVyM     
    n.雄辯;口才,修辭
    參考例句:
    • I am afraid my eloquence did not avail against the facts.恐怕我的雄辯也無補于事實了。
    • The people were charmed by his eloquence.人們被他的口才迷住了。
    22 spoke XryyC     
    n.(車輪的)輻條;輪輻;破壞某人的計劃;阻撓某人的行動 v.講,談(speak的過去式);說;演說;從某種觀點來說
    參考例句:
    • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他們的輪輻螺帽是從我們公司獲得的。
    • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.輻條是輪子上連接外圈與中心的條棒。
    23 perturbed 7lnzsL     
    adj.煩燥不安的v.使(某人)煩惱,不安( perturb的過去式和過去分詞 )
    參考例句:
    • I am deeply perturbed by the alarming way the situation developing. 我對形勢令人憂慮的發展深感不安。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • Mother was much perturbed by my illness. 母親為我的病甚感煩惱不安。 來自《現代英漢綜合大詞典》
    24 vexed fd1a5654154eed3c0a0820ab54fb90a7     
    adj.爭論不休的;(指問題等)棘手的;爭論不休的問題;煩惱的v.使煩惱( vex的過去式和過去分詞 );使苦惱;使生氣;詳細討論
    參考例句:
    • The conference spent days discussing the vexed question of border controls. 會議花了幾天的時間討論邊境關卡這個難題。
    • He was vexed at his failure. 他因失敗而懊惱。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    25 imploring cb6050ff3ff45d346ac0579ea33cbfd6     
    懇求的,哀求的
    參考例句:
    • Those calm, strange eyes could see her imploring face. 那平靜的,沒有表情的眼睛還能看得到她的乞憐求情的面容。
    • She gave him an imploring look. 她以哀求的眼神看著他。
    26 beseechingly c092e88c28d2bb0ccde559d682617827     
    adv. 懇求地
    參考例句:
    • She stood up, and almost beseechingly, asked her husband,'shall we go now?" 她站起身來,幾乎是懇求似地問丈夫:“我們現在就走吧?”
    • Narcissa began to cry in earnest, gazing beseechingly all the while at Snape. 納西莎傷心地哭了起來,乞求地盯著斯內普。
    27 serene PD2zZ     
    adj. 安詳的,寧靜的,平靜的
    參考例句:
    • He has entered the serene autumn of his life.他已進入了美好的中年時期。
    • He didn't speak much,he just smiled with that serene smile of his.他話不多,只是臉上露出他招牌式的淡定的微笑。
    28 wreck QMjzE     
    n.失事,遇難;沉船;vt.(船等)失事,遇難
    參考例句:
    • Weather may have been a factor in the wreck.天氣可能是造成這次失事的原因之一。
    • No one can wreck the friendship between us.沒有人能夠破壞我們之間的友誼。
    29 frail yz3yD     
    adj.身體虛弱的;易損壞的
    參考例句:
    • Mrs. Warner is already 96 and too frail to live by herself.華納太太已經九十六歲了,身體虛弱,不便獨居。
    • She lay in bed looking particularly frail.她躺在床上,看上去特別虛弱。
    30 loyalty gA9xu     
    n.忠誠,忠心
    參考例句:
    • She told him the truth from a sense of loyalty.她告訴他真相是出于忠誠。
    • His loyalty to his friends was never in doubt.他對朋友的一片忠心從來沒受到懷疑。
    31 beguile kouyN     
    vt.欺騙,消遣
    參考例句:
    • They are playing cards to beguile the time.他們在打牌以消磨時間。
    • He used his newspapers to beguile the readers into buying shares in his company.他利用他的報紙誘騙讀者買他公司的股票。
    32 sleepless oiBzGN     
    adj.不睡眠的,睡不著的,不休息的
    參考例句:
    • The situation gave her many sleepless nights.這種情況害她一連好多天睡不好覺。
    • One evening I heard a tale that rendered me sleepless for nights.一天晚上,我聽說了一個傳聞,把我搞得一連幾夜都不能入睡。
    33 transparent Smhwx     
    adj.明顯的,無疑的;透明的
    參考例句:
    • The water is so transparent that we can see the fishes swimming.水清澈透明,可以看到魚兒游來游去。
    • The window glass is transparent.窗玻璃是透明的。
    34 hymns b7dc017139f285ccbcf6a69b748a6f93     
    n.贊美詩,圣歌,頌歌( hymn的名詞復數 )
    參考例句:
    • At first, they played the hymns and marches familiar to them. 起初他們只吹奏自己熟悉的贊美詩和進行曲。 來自英漢非文學 - 百科語料821
    • I like singing hymns. 我喜歡唱圣歌。 來自辭典例句
    35 fervent SlByg     
    adj.熱的,熱烈的,熱情的
    參考例句:
    • It was a debate which aroused fervent ethical arguments.那是一場引發強烈的倫理道德爭論的辯論。
    • Austria was among the most fervent supporters of adolf hitler.奧地利是阿道夫希特勒最狂熱的支持者之一。
    36 softened 19151c4e3297eb1618bed6a05d92b4fe     
    (使)變軟( soften的過去式和過去分詞 ); 緩解打擊; 緩和; 安慰
    參考例句:
    • His smile softened slightly. 他的微笑稍柔和了些。
    • The ice cream softened and began to melt. 冰淇淋開始變軟并開始融化。
    37 virtues cd5228c842b227ac02d36dd986c5cd53     
    美德( virtue的名詞復數 ); 德行; 優點; 長處
    參考例句:
    • Doctors often extol the virtues of eating less fat. 醫生常常宣揚少吃脂肪的好處。
    • She delivered a homily on the virtues of family life. 她進行了一場家庭生活美德方面的說教。
    38 humble ddjzU     
    adj.謙卑的,恭順的;地位低下的;v.降低,貶低
    參考例句:
    • In my humble opinion,he will win the election.依我拙見,他將在選舉中獲勝。
    • Defeat and failure make people humble.挫折與失敗會使人謙卑。
    39 scribbled de374a2e21876e209006cd3e9a90c01b     
    v.潦草的書寫( scribble的過去式和過去分詞 );亂畫;草草地寫;匆匆記下
    參考例句:
    • She scribbled his phone number on a scrap of paper. 她把他的電話號碼匆匆寫在一張小紙片上。
    • He scribbled a note to his sister before leaving. 臨行前,他給妹妹草草寫了一封短信。
    40 blurred blurred     
    v.(使)變模糊( blur的過去式和過去分詞 );(使)難以區分;模模糊糊;迷離
    參考例句:
    • She suffered from dizziness and blurred vision. 她飽受頭暈目眩之苦。
    • Their lazy, blurred voices fell pleasantly on his ears. 他們那種慢吞吞、含糊不清的聲音在他聽起來卻很悅耳。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    41 tongs ugmzMt     
    n.鉗;夾子
    參考例句:
    • She used tongs to put some more coal on the fire.她用火鉗再夾一些煤放進爐子里。
    • He picked up the hot metal with a pair of tongs.他用一把鉗子夾起這塊熱金屬。
    42 ripples 10e54c54305aebf3deca20a1472f4b96     
    逐漸擴散的感覺( ripple的名詞復數 )
    參考例句:
    • The moon danced on the ripples. 月亮在漣漪上舞動。
    • The sea leaves ripples on the sand. 海水在沙灘上留下了波痕。
    43 strand 7GAzH     
    vt.使(船)擱淺,使(某人)困于(某地)
    參考例句:
    • She tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ears.她把一縷散發夾到了耳后。
    • The climbers had been stranded by a storm.登山者被暴風雨困住了。
    44 strife NrdyZ     
    n.爭吵,沖突,傾軋,競爭
    參考例句:
    • We do not intend to be drawn into the internal strife.我們不想卷入內亂之中。
    • Money is a major cause of strife in many marriages.金錢是造成很多婚姻不和的一個主要原因。
    45 meek x7qz9     
    adj.溫順的,逆來順受的
    參考例句:
    • He expects his wife to be meek and submissive.他期望妻子溫順而且聽他擺布。
    • The little girl is as meek as a lamb.那個小姑娘像羔羊一般溫順。
    46 aspirations a60ebedc36cdd304870aeab399069f9e     
    強烈的愿望( aspiration的名詞復數 ); 志向; 發送氣音; 發 h 音
    參考例句:
    • I didn't realize you had political aspirations. 我沒有意識到你有政治上的抱負。
    • The new treaty embodies the aspirations of most nonaligned countries. 新條約體現了大多數不結盟國家的愿望。
    47 guardian 8ekxv     
    n.監護人;守衛者,保護者
    參考例句:
    • The form must be signed by the child's parents or guardian. 這張表格須由孩子的家長或監護人簽字。
    • The press is a guardian of the public weal. 報刊是公共福利的衛護者。
    48 blotted 06046c4f802cf2d785ce6e085eb5f0d7     
    涂污( blot的過去式和過去分詞 ); (用吸墨紙)吸干
    參考例句:
    • She blotted water off the table with a towel. 她用毛巾擦干桌上的水。
    • The blizzard blotted out the sky and the land. 暴風雪鋪天蓋地而來。
    49 charred 2d03ad55412d225c25ff6ea41516c90b     
    v.把…燒成炭( char的過去式);燒焦
    參考例句:
    • the charred remains of a burnt-out car 被燒焦的轎車殘骸
    • The intensity of the explosion is recorded on the charred tree trunks. 那些燒焦的樹干表明爆炸的強烈。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    50 asunder GVkzU     
    adj.分離的,化為碎片
    參考例句:
    • The curtains had been drawn asunder.窗簾被拉向兩邊。
    • Your conscience,conviction,integrity,and loyalties were torn asunder.你的良心、信念、正直和忠誠都被扯得粉碎了。
    51 renounced 795c0b0adbaedf23557e95abe647849c     
    v.聲明放棄( renounce的過去式和過去分詞 );宣布放棄;宣布與…決裂;宣布摒棄
    參考例句:
    • We have renounced the use of force to settle our disputes. 我們已再次宣布放棄使用武力來解決爭端。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • Andrew renounced his claim to the property. 安德魯放棄了財產的所有權。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    52 solace uFFzc     
    n.安慰;v.使快樂;vt.安慰(物),緩和
    參考例句:
    • They sought solace in religion from the harshness of their everyday lives.他們日常生活很艱難,就在宗教中尋求安慰。
    • His acting career took a nosedive and he turned to drink for solace.演藝事業突然一落千丈,他便借酒澆愁。
    53 immortality hkuys     
    n.不死,不朽
    參考例句:
    • belief in the immortality of the soul 靈魂不滅的信念
    • It was like having immortality while you were still alive. 仿佛是當你仍然活著的時候就得到了永生。
    54 memorable K2XyQ     
    adj.值得回憶的,難忘的,特別的,顯著的
    參考例句:
    • This was indeed the most memorable day of my life.這的確是我一生中最值得懷念的日子。
    • The veteran soldier has fought many memorable battles.這個老兵參加過許多難忘的戰斗。
    55 countenances 4ec84f1d7c5a735fec7fdd356379db0d     
    n.面容( countenance的名詞復數 );表情;鎮靜;道義支持
    參考例句:
    • 'stood apart, with countenances of inflexible gravity, beyond what even the Puritan aspect could attain." 站在一旁,他們臉上那種嚴肅剛毅的神情,比清教徒們還有過之而無不及。 來自英漢 - 翻譯樣例 - 文學
    • The light of a laugh never came to brighten their sombre and wicked countenances. 歡樂的光芒從來未照亮過他們那陰郁邪惡的面孔。 來自辭典例句
    56 bosom Lt9zW     
    n.胸,胸部;胸懷;內心;adj.親密的
    參考例句:
    • She drew a little book from her bosom.她從懷里取出一本小冊子。
    • A dark jealousy stirred in his bosom.他內心生出一陣惡毒的嫉妒。
    57 drawn MuXzIi     
    v.拖,拉,拔出;adj.憔悴的,緊張的
    參考例句:
    • All the characters in the story are drawn from life.故事中的所有人物都取材于生活。
    • Her gaze was drawn irresistibly to the scene outside.她的目光禁不住被外面的風景所吸引。
    58 mar f7Kzq     
    vt.破壞,毀壞,弄糟
    參考例句:
    • It was not the custom for elderly people to mar the picnics with their presence.大人們照例不參加這樣的野餐以免掃興。
    • Such a marriage might mar your career.這樣的婚姻說不定會毀了你的一生。
    59 serenity fEzzz     
    n.寧靜,沉著,晴朗
    參考例句:
    • Her face,though sad,still evoked a feeling of serenity.她的臉色雖然悲傷,但仍使人感覺安詳。
    • She escaped to the comparative serenity of the kitchen.她逃到相對安靜的廚房里。
    60 wrung b11606a7aab3e4f9eebce4222a9397b1     
    絞( wring的過去式和過去分詞 ); 握緊(尤指別人的手); 把(濕衣服)擰干; 絞掉(水)
    參考例句:
    • He has wrung the words from their true meaning. 他曲解這些字的真正意義。
    • He wrung my hand warmly. 他熱情地緊握我的手。
    61 reverent IWNxP     
    adj.恭敬的,虔誠的
    參考例句:
    • He gave reverent attention to the teacher.他恭敬地聽老師講課。
    • She said the word artist with a gentle,understanding,reverent smile.她說作家一詞時面帶高雅,理解和虔誠的微笑。
    62 phantom T36zQ     
    n.幻影,虛位,幽靈;adj.錯覺的,幻影的,幽靈的
    參考例句:
    • I found myself staring at her as if she were a phantom.我發現自己瞪大眼睛看著她,好像她是一個幽靈。
    • He is only a phantom of a king.他只是有名無實的國王。
    63 dread Ekpz8     
    vt.擔憂,憂慮;懼怕,不敢;n.擔憂,畏懼
    參考例句:
    • We all dread to think what will happen if the company closes.我們都不敢去想一旦公司關門我們該怎么辦。
    • Her heart was relieved of its blankest dread.她極度恐懼的心理消除了。
    64 blithely blithely     
    adv.歡樂地,快活地,無掛慮地
    參考例句:
    • They blithely carried on chatting, ignoring the customers who were waiting to be served. 他們繼續開心地聊天,將等著購物的顧客們置于一邊。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • He blithely ignored her protests and went on talking as if all were agreed between them. 對她的抗議他毫不在意地拋諸腦后,只管繼續往下說,仿彿他們之間什么都談妥了似的。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    65 bough 4ReyO     
    n.大樹枝,主枝
    參考例句:
    • I rested my fishing rod against a pine bough.我把釣魚竿靠在一棵松樹的大樹枝上。
    • Every bough was swinging in the wind.每條樹枝都在風里搖擺。
    66 benediction 6Q4y0     
    n.祝福;恩賜
    參考例句:
    • The priest pronounced a benediction over the couple at the end of the marriage ceremony.牧師在婚禮結束時為新婚夫婦祈求上帝賜福。
    • He went abroad with his parents' benediction.他帶著父母的祝福出國去了。
    67 placid 7A1yV     
    adj.安靜的,平和的
    參考例句:
    • He had been leading a placid life for the past eight years.八年來他一直過著平靜的生活。
    • You should be in a placid mood and have a heart-to- heart talk with her.你應該心平氣和的好好和她談談心。
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