• Little Women - Chapter 47
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    For a year Jo and her Professor worked and waited, hoped and loved, met occasionally, and wrote such voluminous letters that the rise in the price of paper was accounted for, Laurie said. The second year began rather soberly, for their prospects2 did not brighten, and Aunt March died suddenly. But when their first sorrow was over - for they loved the old lady in spite of her sharp tongue - they found they had cause for rejoicing, for she had left Plumfield to Jo, which made all sorts of joyful3 things possible.
    "It's a fine old place, and will bring a handsome sum, for of course you intend to sell it," said Laurie, as they were all talking the matter over some weeks later.
    "No, I don't," was Jo's decided4 answer, as she petted the fat poodle, whom she had adopted, out of respect to his former mistress.
    "You don't mean to live there?"
    "Yes, I do."
    "But, my dear girl, it's an immense house, and will take a power of money to keep it in order. The garden and orchard5 alone need two or three men, and farming isn't in Bhaer's line, I take it."
    "He'll try his hand at it there, if I propose it."
    "And you expect to live on the produce of the place? Well, that sounds paradisiacal, but you'll find it desperate hard work."
    "The crop we are going to raise is a profitable one," and Jo laughed.
    "Of what is this fine crop to consist, ma'am?"
    "Boys. I want to open a school for little lads - a good, happy, homelike school, with me to take care of them and Fritz to teach them."
    "That's a truly Joian plan for you! Isn't that just like her?" cried Laurie, appealing to the family, who looked as much surprised as he.
    "I like it," said Mrs. March decidedly.
    "So do I," added her husband, who welcomed the thought of a chance for trying the Socratic method of education on modern youth.
    "It will be an immense care for Jo," said Meg, stroking the head of her one all-absorbing son.
    "Jo can do it, and be happy in it. It's a splendid idea. Tell us all about it," cried Mr. Laurence, who had been longing6 to lend the lovers a hand, but knew that they would refuse his help.
    "I knew you'd stand by me, sir. Amy does too - I see it in her eyes, though she prudently7 waits to turn it over in her mind before she speaks. Now, my dear people," continued Jo earnestly, "just understand that this isn't a new idea of mine, but a long cherished plan. Before my Fritz came, I used to think how, when I'd made my fortune, and no one needed me at home, I'd hire a big house, and pick up some poor, forlorn little lads who hadn't any mothers, and take care of them, and make life jolly for them before it was too late. I see so many going to ruin for want of help at the right minute, I love so to do anything for them, I seem to feel their wants, and sympathize with their troubles, and oh, I should so like to be a mother to them!"
    Mrs. March held out her hand to Jo, who took it, smiling, with tears in her eyes, and went on in the old enthusiastic way, which they had not seen for a long while.
    "I told my plan to Fritz once, and he said it was just what he would like, and agreed to try it when we got rich. Bless his dear heart, he's been doing it all his life - helping8 poor boys, I mean, not getting rich, that he'll never be. Money doesn't stay in his pocket long enough to lay up any. But now, thanks to my good old aunt, who loved me better than I ever deserved, I'm rich, at least I feel so, and we can live at Plumfield perfectly9 well, if we have a flourishing school. It's just the place for boys, the house is big, and the furniture strong and plain. There's plenty of room for dozens inside, and splendid grounds outside. They could help in the garden and orchard. Such work is healthy, isn't it, sir? Then Fritz could train and teach in his own way, and Father will help him. I can feed and nurse and pet and scold them, and Mother will be my stand-by. I've always longed for lots of boys, and never had enough, now I can fill the house full and revel10 in the little dears to my heart's content. Think what luxury - Plumfield my own, and a wilderness11 of boys to enjoy it with me."
    As Jo waved her hands and gave a sigh of rapture12, the family went off into a gale13 of merriment, and Mr. Laurence laughed till they thought he'd have an apoplectic14 fit.
    "I don't see anything funny," she said gravely, when she could be heard. "Nothing could be more natural and proper than for my Professor to open a school, and for me to prefer to reside in my own estate."
    "She is putting on airs already," said Laurie, who regarded the idea in the light of a capital joke. "But may I inquire how you intend to support the establishment? If all the pupils are little ragamuffins, I'm afraid your crop won't be profitable in a worldly sense, Mrs. Bhaer."
    "Now don't be a wet-blanket, Teddy. Of course I shall have rich pupils, also - perhaps begin with such altogether. Then, when I've got a start, I can take in a ragamuffin or two, just for a relish16. Rich people's children often need care and comfort, as well as poor. I've seen unfortunate little creatures left to servants, or backward ones pushed forward, when it's real cruelty. Some are naughty through mismanagment or neglect, and some lose their mothers. Besides, the best have to get through the hobbledehoy age, and that's the very time they need most patience and kindness. People laugh at them, and hustle17 them about, try to keep them out of sight, and expect them to turn all at once from pretty children into fine young men. They don't complain much - plucky18 little souls - but they feel it. I've been through something of it, and I know all about it. I've a special interest in such young bears, and like to show them that I see the warm, honest, well-meaning boys' hearts, in spite of the clumsy arms and legs and the topsy-turvy heads. I've had experience, too, for haven't I brought up one boy to be a pride and honor to his family?"
    "I'll testify that you tried to do it," said Laurie with a grateful look.
    "And I've succeeded beyond my hopes, for here you are, a steady, sensible businessman, doing heaps of good with your money, and laying up the blessings19 of the poor, instead of dollars. But you are not merely a businessman, you love good and beautiful things, enjoy them yourself, and let others go halves, as you always did in the old times. I am proud of you, Teddy, for you get better every year, and everyone feels it, though you won't let them say so. Yes, and when I have my flock, I'll just point to you, and say 'There's your model, my lads'."
    Poor Laurie didn't know where to look, for, man though he was, something of the old bashfulness came over him as this burst of praise made all faces turn approvingly upon him.
    "I say, Jo, that's rather too much," he began, just in his old boyish way. "You have all done more for me than I can ever thank you for, except by doing my best not to disappoint you. You have rather cast me off lately, Jo, but I've had the best of help, nevertheless. So, if I've got on at all, you may thank these two for it," and he laid one hand gently on his grandfather's head, and the other on Amy's golden one, for the three were never far apart.
    "I do think that families are the most beautiful things in all the world!" burst out Jo, who was in an unusually up-lifted frame of mind just then. "When I have one of my own, I hope it will be as happy as the three I know and love the best. If John and my Fritz were only here, it would be quite a little heaven on earth," she added more quietly. And that night when she went to her room after a blissful evening of family counsels, hopes, and plans, her heart was so full of happiness that she could only calm it by kneeling beside the empty bed always near her own, and thinking tender thoughts of Beth.
    It was a very astonishing year altogether, for things seemed to happen in an unusually rapid and delightful20 manner. Almost before she knew where she was, Jo found herself married and settled at Plumfield. Then a family of six or seven boys sprung up like mushrooms, and flourished surprisingly, poor boys as well as rich, for Mr. Laurence was continually finding some touching21 case of destitution22, and begging the Bhaers to take pity on the child, and he would gladly pay a trifle for its support. In this way, the sly old gentleman got round proud Jo, and furnished her with the style of boy in which she most delighted.
    Of course it was uphill work at first, and Jo made queer mistakes, but the wise Professor steered23 her safely into calmer waters, and the most rampant24 ragamuffin was conquered in the end. How Jo did enjoy her 'wilderness of boys', and how poor, dear Aunt March would have lamented26 had she been there to see the sacred precincts of prim27, well-ordered Plumfield overrun with Toms, Dicks, and Harrys! There was a sort of poetic28 justice about it, after all, for the old lady had been the terror of the boys for miles around, and now the exiles feasted freely on forbidden plums, kicked up the gravel15 with profane29 boots unreproved, and played cricket in the big field where the irritable30 'cow with a crumpled31 horn' used to invite rash youths to come and be tossed. It became a sort of boys' paradise, and Laurie suggested that it should be called the 'Bhaer-garten', as a compliment to its master and appropriate to its inhabitants.
    It never was a fashionable school, and the Professor did not lay up a fortune, but it was just what Jo intended it to be - 'a happy, homelike place for boys, who needed teaching, care, and kindness'. Every room in the big house was soon full. Every little plot in the garden soon had its owner. A regular menagerie appeared in barn and shed, for pet animals were allowed. And three times a day, Jo smiled at her Fritz from the head of a long table lined on either side with rows of happy young faces, which all turned to her with affectionate eyes, confiding32 words, and grateful hearts, full of love for 'Mother Bhaer'. She had boys enough now, and did not tire of them, though they were not angels, by any means, and some of them caused both Professor and Professorin much trouble and anxiety. But her faith in the good spot which exists in the heart of the naughtiest, sauciest33, most tantalizing34 little ragamuffin gave her patience, skill, and in time success, for no mortal boy could hold out long with Father Bhaer shining on him as benevolently35 as the sun, and Mother Bhaer forgiving him seventy times seven. Very precious to Jo was the friendship of the lads, their penitent36 sniffs37 and whispers after wrongdoing, their droll38 or touching little confidences, their pleasant enthusiasms, hopes, and plans, even their misfortunes, for they only endeared them to her all the more. There were slow boys and bashful boys, feeble boys and riotous39 boys, boys that lisped and boys that stuttered, one or two lame25 ones, and a merry little quadroon, who could not be taken in elsewhere, but who was welcome to the 'Bhaer-garten', though some people predicted that his admission would ruin the school.
    Yes, Jo was a very happy woman there, in spite of hard work, much anxiety, and a perpetual racket. She enjoyed it heartily40 and found the applause of her boys more satisfying than any praise of the world, for now she told no stories except to her flock of enthusiastic believers and admirers. As the years went on, two little lads of her own came to increase her happiness - Rob, named for Grandpa, and Teddy, a happy-go-lucky baby, who seemed to have inherited his papa's sunshiny temper as well as his mother's lively spirit. How they ever grew up alive in that whirlpool of boys was a mystery to their grandma and aunts, but they flourished like dandelions in spring, and their rough nurses loved and served them well.
    There were a great many holidays at Plumfield, and one of the most delightful was the yearly apple-picking. For then the Marches, Laurences, Brookes and Bhaers turned out in full force and made a day of it. Five years after Jo's wedding, one of these fruitful festivals occurred, a mellow41 October day, when the air was full of an exhilarating freshness which made the spirits rise and the blood dance healthily in the veins42. The old orchard wore its holiday attire43. Goldenrod and asters fringed the mossy walls. Grasshoppers44 skipped briskly in the sere45 grass, and crickets chirped46 like fairy pipers at a feast. Squirrels were busy with their small harvesting. Birds twittered their adieux from the alders47 in the lane, and every tree stood ready to send down its shower of red or yellow apples at the first shake. Everybody was there. Everybody laughed and sang, climbed up and tumbled down. Everybody declared that there never had been such a perfect day or such a jolly set to enjoy it, and everyone gave themselves up to the simple pleasures of the hour as freely as if there were no such things as care or sorrow in the world.
    Mr. March strolled placidly48 about, quoting Tusser, Cowley, and Columella to Mr. Laurence, while enjoying . . .
    The gentle apple's winey juice.
    The Professor charged up and down the green aisles49 like a stout50 Teutonic knight51, with a pole for a lance, leading on the boys, who made a hook and ladder company of themselves, and performed wonders in the way of ground and lofty tumbling. Laurie devoted52 himself to the little ones, rode his small daughter in a bushel-basket, took Daisy up among the bird's nests, and kept adventurous53 Rob from breaking his neck. Mrs. March and Meg sat among the apple piles like a pair of Pomonas, sorting the contributions that kept pouring in, while Amy with a beautiful motherly expression in her face sketched54 the various groups, and watched over one pale lad, who sat adoring her with his little crutch55 beside him.
    Jo was in her element that day, and rushed about, with her gown pinned up, and her hat anywhere but on her head, and her baby tucked under her arm, ready for any lively adventure which might turn up. Little Teddy bore a charmed life, for nothing ever happened to him, and Jo never felt any anxiety when he was whisked up into a tree by one lad, galloped56 off on the back of another, or supplied with sour russets by his indulgent papa, who labored57 under the Germanic delusion58 that babies could digest anything, from pickled cabbage to buttons, nails, and their own small shoes. She knew that little Ted1 would turn up again in time, safe and rosy59, dirty and serene60, and she always received him back with a hearty61 welcome, for Jo loved her babies tenderly.
    At four o'clock a lull62 took place, and baskets remained empty, while the apple pickers rested and compared rents and bruises63. Then Jo and Meg, with a detachment of the bigger boys, set forth64 the supper on the grass, for an out-of-door tea was always the crowning joy of the day. The land literally65 flowed with milk and honey on such occasions, for the lads were not required to sit at table, but allowed to partake of refreshment66 as they liked - freedom being the sauce best beloved by the boyish soul. They availed themselves of the rare privilege to the fullest extent, for some tried the pleasing experiment of drinking milk while standing67 on their heads, others lent a charm to leapfrog by eating pie in the pauses of the game, cookies were sown broadcast over the field, and apple turnovers68 roosted in the trees like a new style of bird. The little girls had a private tea party, and Ted roved among the edibles69 at his own sweet will.
    When no one could eat any more, the Professor proposed the first regular toast, which was always drunk at such times - "Aunt March, God bless her!" A toast heartily given by the good man, who never forgot how much he owed her, and quietly drunk by the boys, who had been taught to keep her memory green.
    "Now, Grandma's sixtieth birthday! Long life to her, with three times three!"
    That was given with a will, as you may well believe, and the cheering once begun, it was hard to stop it. Everybody's health was proposed, from Mr. Laurence, who was considered their special patron, to the astonished guinea pig, who had strayed from its proper sphere in search of its young master. Demi, as the oldest grandchild, then presented the queen of the day with various gifts, so numerous that they were transported to the festive70 scene in a wheelbarrow. Funny presents, some of them, but what would have been defects to other eyes were ornaments71 to Grandma's - for the children's gifts were all their own. Every stitch Daisy's patient little fingers had put into the handkerchiefs she hemmed72 was better than embroidery73 to Mrs. March. Demi's miracle of mechanical skill, though the cover wouldn't shut, Rob's footstool had a wiggle in its uneven74 legs that she declared was soothing75, and no page of the costly76 book Amy's child gave her was so fair as that on which appeared in tipsy capitals, the words - "To dear Grandma, from her little Beth."
    During the ceremony the boys had mysteriously disappeared, and when Mrs. March had tried to thank her children, and broken down, while Teddy wiped her eyes on his pinafore, the Professor suddenly began to sing. Then, from above him, voice after voice took up the words, and from tree to tree echoed the music of the unseen choir77, as the boys sang with all their hearts the little song that Jo had written, Laurie set to music, and the Professor trained his lads to give with the best effect. This was something altogether new, and it proved a grand success, for Mrs. March couldn't get over her surprise, and insisted on shaking hands with every one of the featherless birds, from tall Franz and Emil to the little quadroon, who had the sweetest voice of all.
    After this, the boys dispersed78 for a final lark79, leaving Mrs. March and her daughters under the festival tree.
    "I don't think I ever ought to call myself 'unlucky Jo' again, when my greatest wish has been so beautifully gratified," said Mrs. Bhaer, taking Teddy's little fist out of the milk pitcher80, in which he was rapturously churning.
    "And yet your life is very different from the one you pictured so long ago. Do you remember our castles in the air?" asked Amy, smiling as she watched Laurie and John playing cricket with the boys.
    "Dear fellows! It does my heart good to see them forget business and frolic for a day," answered Jo, who now spoke81 in a maternal82 way of all mankind. "Yes, I remember, but the life I wanted then seems selfish, lonely, and cold to me now. I haven't given up the hope that I may write a good book yet, but I can wait, and I'm sure it will be all the better for such experiences and illustrations as these," and Jo pointed83 from the lively lads in the distance to her father, leaning on the Professor's arm, as they walked to and fro in the sunshine, deep in one of the conversations which both enjoyed so much, and then to her mother, sitting enthroned among her daughters, with their children in her lap and at her feet, as if all found help and happiness in the face which never could grow old to them.
    "My castle was the most nearly realized of all. I asked for splendid things, to be sure, but in my heart I knew I should be satisfied, if I had a little home, and John, and some dear children like these. I've got them all, thank God, and am the happiest woman in the world," and Meg laid her hand on her tall boy's head, with a face full of tender and devout84 content.
    "My castle is very different from what I planned, but I would not alter it, though, like Jo, I don't relinquish85 all my artistic86 hopes, or confine myself to helping others fulfill87 their dreams of beauty. I've begun to model a figure of baby, and Laurie says it is the best thing I've ever done. I think so, myself, and mean to do it in marble, so that, whatever happens, I may at least keep the image of my little angel."
    As Amy spoke, a great tear dropped on the golden hair of the sleeping child in her arms, for her one well-beloved daughter was a frail88 little creature and the dread89 of losing her was the shadow over Amy's sunshine. This cross was doing much for both father and mother, for one love and sorrow bound them closely together. Amy's nature was growing sweeter, deeper, and more tender. Laurie was growing more serious, strong, and firm, and both were learning that beauty, youth, good fortune, even love itself, cannot keep care and pain, loss and sorrow, from the most blessed for . . .
    Into each life some rain must fall,
    Some days must be dark and sad and dreary90.
    "She is growing better, I am sure of it, my dear. Don't despond, but hope and keep happy," said Mrs. March, as tenderhearted Daisy stooped from her knee to lay her rosy cheek against her little cousin's pale one.
    "I never ought to, while I have you to cheer me up, Marmee, and Laurie to take more than half of every burden," replied Amy warmly. "He never lets me see his anxiety, but is so sweet and patient with me, so devoted to Beth, and such a stay and comfort to me always that I can't love him enough. So, in spite of my one cross, I can say with Meg, 'Thank God, I'm a happy woman.'"
    "There's no need for me to say it, for everyone can see that I'm far happier than I deserve," added Jo, glancing from her good husband to her chubby91 children, tumbling on the grass beside her. "Fritz is getting gray and stout. I'm growing as thin as a shadow, and am thirty. We never shall be rich, and Plumfield may burn up any night, for that incorrigible92 Tommy Bangs will smoke sweet-fern cigars under the bed-clothes, though he's set himself afire three times already. But in spite of these unromantic facts, I have nothing to complain of, and never was so jolly in my life. Excuse the remark, but living among boys, I can't help using their expressions now and then."
    "Yes, Jo, I think your harvest will be a good one," began Mrs. March, frightening away a big black cricket that was staring Teddy out of countenance93.
    "Not half so good as yours, Mother. Here it is, and we never can thank you enough for the patient sowing and reaping you have done," cried Jo, with the loving impetuosity which she never would outgrow94.
    "I hope there will be more wheat and fewer tares95 every year," said Amy softly.
    "A large sheaf, but I know there's room in your heart for it, Marmee dear," added Meg's tender voice.
    Touched to the heart, Mrs. March could only stretch out her arms, as if to gather children and grandchildren to herself, and say, with face and voice full of motherly love, gratitude96, and humility97 . . .
    "Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this!"


    1 ted 9gazhs     
    • The invaders gut ted the village.侵略者把村中財物洗劫一空。
    • She often teds the corn when it's sunny.天好的時候她就翻曬玉米。
    2 prospects fkVzpY     
    • There is a mood of pessimism in the company about future job prospects. 公司中有一種對工作前景悲觀的情緒。
    • They are less sanguine about the company's long-term prospects. 他們對公司的遠景不那么樂觀。
    3 joyful N3Fx0     
    • She was joyful of her good result of the scientific experiments.她為自己的科學實驗取得好成果而高興。
    • They were singing and dancing to celebrate this joyful occasion.他們唱著、跳著慶祝這令人歡樂的時刻。
    4 decided lvqzZd     
    • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.這使他們比對手具有明顯的優勢。
    • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英國人和中國人打招呼的方式有很明顯的區別。
    5 orchard UJzxu     
    • My orchard is bearing well this year.今年我的果園果實累累。
    • Each bamboo house was surrounded by a thriving orchard.每座竹樓周圍都是茂密的果園。
    6 longing 98bzd     
    • Hearing the tune again sent waves of longing through her.再次聽到那首曲子使她胸中充滿了渴望。
    • His heart burned with longing for revenge.他心中燃燒著急欲復仇的怒火。
    7 prudently prudently     
    adv. 謹慎地,慎重地
    • He prudently pursued his plan. 他謹慎地實行他那計劃。
    • They had prudently withdrawn as soon as the van had got fairly under way. 他們在蓬車安全上路后立即謹慎地離去了。
    8 helping 2rGzDc     
    • 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。
    9 perfectly 8Mzxb     
    • The witnesses were each perfectly certain of what they said.證人們個個對自己所說的話十分肯定。
    • Everything that we're doing is all perfectly above board.我們做的每件事情都是光明正大的。
    10 revel yBezQ     
    • She seems to revel in annoying her parents.她似乎以惹父母生氣為樂。
    • The children revel in country life.孩子們特別喜歡鄉村生活。
    11 wilderness SgrwS     
    • She drove the herd of cattle through the wilderness.她趕著牛群穿過荒野。
    • Education in the wilderness is not a matter of monetary means.荒涼地區的教育不是錢財問題。
    12 rapture 9STzG     
    • His speech was received with rapture by his supporters.他的演說受到支持者們的熱烈歡迎。
    • In the midst of his rapture,he was interrupted by his father.他正歡天喜地,被他父親打斷了。
    13 gale Xf3zD     
    • We got our roof blown off in the gale last night.昨夜的大風把我們的房頂給掀掉了。
    • According to the weather forecast,there will be a gale tomorrow.據氣象臺預報,明天有大風。
    14 apoplectic seNya     
    • He died from a stroke of apoplexy.他死于中風。
    • My father was apoplectic when he discovered the truth.我父親在發現真相后勃然大怒。
    15 gravel s6hyT     
    • We bought six bags of gravel for the garden path.我們購買了六袋碎石用來鋪花園的小路。
    • More gravel is needed to fill the hollow in the drive.需要更多的礫石來填平車道上的坑洼。
    16 relish wBkzs     
    • I have no relish for pop music.我對流行音樂不感興趣。
    • I relish the challenge of doing jobs that others turn down.我喜歡挑戰別人拒絕做的工作。
    17 hustle McSzv     
    • It seems that he enjoys the hustle and bustle of life in the big city.看起來他似乎很喜歡大城市的熱鬧繁忙的生活。
    • I had to hustle through the crowded street.我不得不擠過擁擠的街道。
    18 plucky RBOyw     
    • The plucky schoolgirl amazed doctors by hanging on to life for nearly two months.這名勇敢的女生堅持不放棄生命近兩個月的精神令醫生感到震驚。
    • This story featured a plucky heroine.這個故事描述了一個勇敢的女英雄。
    19 blessings 52a399b218b9208cade790a26255db6b     
    n.(上帝的)祝福( blessing的名詞復數 );好事;福分;因禍得福
    • Afflictions are sometimes blessings in disguise. 塞翁失馬,焉知非福。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • We don't rely on blessings from Heaven. 我們不靠老天保佑。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    20 delightful 6xzxT     
    • We had a delightful time by the seashore last Sunday.上星期天我們在海濱玩得真痛快。
    • Peter played a delightful melody on his flute.彼得用笛子吹奏了一支歡快的曲子。
    21 touching sg6zQ9     
    • It was a touching sight.這是一幅動人的景象。
    • His letter was touching.他的信很感人。
    22 destitution cf0b90abc1a56e3ce705eb0684c21332     
    • The people lived in destitution. 民生凋敝。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    • His drinking led him to a life of destitution. 酗酒導致他生活貧窮。 來自辭典例句
    23 steered dee52ce2903883456c9b7a7f258660e5     
    v.駕駛( steer的過去式和過去分詞 );操縱;控制;引導
    • He steered the boat into the harbour. 他把船開進港。
    • The freighter steered out of Santiago Bay that evening. 那天晚上貨輪駛出了圣地亞哥灣。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    24 rampant LAuzm     
    • Sickness was rampant in the area.該地區疾病蔓延。
    • You cannot allow children to rampant through the museum.你不能任由小孩子在博物館里亂跑。
    25 lame r9gzj     
    • The lame man needs a stick when he walks.那跛腳男子走路時需借助拐棍。
    • I don't believe his story.It'sounds a bit lame.我不信他講的那一套。他的話聽起來有些靠不住。
    26 lamented b6ae63144a98bc66c6a97351aea85970     
    adj.被哀悼的,令人遺憾的v.(為…)哀悼,痛哭,悲傷( lament的過去式和過去分詞 )
    • her late lamented husband 她那令人懷念的已故的丈夫
    • We lamented over our bad luck. 我們為自己的不幸而悲傷。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    27 prim SSIz3     
    • She's too prim to enjoy rude jokes!她太古板,不喜歡聽粗野的笑話!
    • He is prim and precise in manner.他的態度一本正經而嚴謹
    28 poetic b2PzT     
    • His poetic idiom is stamped with expressions describing group feeling and thought.他的詩中的措辭往往帶有描寫群體感情和思想的印記。
    • His poetic novels have gone through three different historical stages.他的詩情小說創作經歷了三個不同的歷史階段。
    29 profane l1NzQ     
    • He doesn't dare to profane the name of God.他不敢褻瀆上帝之名。
    • His profane language annoyed us.他褻瀆的言語激怒了我們。
    30 irritable LRuzn     
    • He gets irritable when he's got toothache.他牙一疼就很容易發脾氣。
    • Our teacher is an irritable old lady.She gets angry easily.我們的老師是位脾氣急躁的老太太。她很容易生氣。
    31 crumpled crumpled     
    adj. 彎扭的, 變皺的 動詞crumple的過去式和過去分詞形式
    • She crumpled the letter up into a ball and threw it on the fire. 她把那封信揉成一團扔進了火里。
    • She flattened out the crumpled letter on the desk. 她在寫字臺上把皺巴巴的信展平。
    32 confiding e67d6a06e1cdfe51bc27946689f784d1     
    adj.相信人的,易于相信的v.吐露(秘密,心事等)( confide的現在分詞 );(向某人)吐露(隱私、秘密等)
    • The girl is of a confiding nature. 這女孩具有輕信別人的性格。 來自《現代英漢綜合大詞典》
    • Celia, though confiding her opinion only to Andrew, disagreed. 西莉亞卻不這么看,盡管她只向安德魯吐露過。 來自辭典例句
    33 sauciest d3cf30356c425353eb9c483b3a85bffe     
    adj.粗魯的( saucy的最高級 );粗俗的;不雅的;開色情玩笑的
    34 tantalizing 3gnzn9     
    adj.逗人的;惹弄人的;撩人的;煽情的v.逗弄,引誘,折磨( tantalize的現在分詞 )
    • This was my first tantalizing glimpse of the islands. 這是我第一眼看見的這些島嶼的動人美景。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • We have only vague and tantalizing glimpses of his power. 我們只能隱隱約約地領略他的威力,的確有一種可望不可及的感覺。 來自英漢非文學 - 歷史
    35 benevolently cbc2f6883e3f60c12a75d387dd5dbd94     
    • She looked on benevolently. 她親切地站在一邊看著。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    36 penitent wu9ys     
    • They all appeared very penitent,and begged hard for their lives.他們一個個表示悔罪,苦苦地哀求饒命。
    • She is deeply penitent.她深感愧疚。
    37 sniffs 1dc17368bdc7c210dcdfcacf069b2513     
    v.以鼻吸氣,嗅,聞( sniff的第三人稱單數 );抽鼻子(尤指哭泣、患感冒等時出聲地用鼻子吸氣);抱怨,不以為然地說
    • When a dog smells food, he usually sniffs. 狗聞到食物時常吸鼻子。 來自辭典例句
    • I-It's a difficult time [ Sniffs ] with my husband. 最近[哭泣]和我丈夫出了點問題。 來自電影對白
    38 droll J8Tye     
    • 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.
    39 riotous ChGyr     
    • Summer is in riotous profusion.盛夏的大地熱鬧紛繁。
    • We spent a riotous night at Christmas.我們度過了一個狂歡之夜。
    40 heartily Ld3xp     
    • He ate heartily and went out to look for his horse.他痛快地吃了一頓,就出去找他的馬。
    • The host seized my hand and shook it heartily.主人抓住我的手,熱情地和我握手。
    41 mellow F2iyP     
    • These apples are mellow at this time of year.每年這時節,蘋果就熟透了。
    • The colours become mellow as the sun went down.當太陽落山時,色彩變得柔和了。
    42 veins 65827206226d9e2d78ea2bfe697c6329     
    n.紋理;礦脈( vein的名詞復數 );靜脈;葉脈;紋理
    • The blood flows from the capillaries back into the veins. 血從毛細血管流回靜脈。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • I felt a pleasant glow in all my veins from the wine. 喝過酒后我渾身的血都熱烘烘的,感到很舒服。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    43 attire AN0zA     
    • He had no intention of changing his mode of attire.他無意改變著裝方式。
    • Her attention was attracted by his peculiar attire.他那奇特的服裝引起了她的注意。
    44 grasshoppers 36b89ec2ea2ca37e7a20710c9662926c     
    n.蚱蜢( grasshopper的名詞復數 );蝗蟲;螞蚱;(孩子)矮小的
    • Grasshoppers die in fall. 蚱蜢在秋天死去。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • There are usually a lot of grasshoppers in the rice fields. 稻田里通常有許多蚱蜢。 來自辭典例句
    45 sere Dz3w3     
    • The desert was edged with sere vegetation.沙漠周圍零星地長著一些干枯的植被。
    • A sere on uncovered rock is a lithosere.在光禿巖石上的演替系列是巖生演替系列。
    46 chirped 2d76a8bfe4602c9719744234606acfc8     
    鳥叫,蟲鳴( chirp的過去式 )
    • So chirped fiber gratings have broad reflection bandwidth. 所以chirped光纖光柵具有寬的反射帶寬,在反射帶寬內具有漸變的群時延等其它類型的光纖光柵所不具備的特點。
    • The crickets chirped faster and louder. 蟋蟀叫得更歡了。
    47 alders 2fc5019012aa8aa07a18a3db0aa55c4b     
    n.榿木( alder的名詞復數 )
    48 placidly c0c28951cb36e0d70b9b64b1d177906e     
    • Hurstwood stood placidly by, while the car rolled back into the yard. 當車子開回場地時,赫斯渥沉著地站在一邊。 來自英漢文學 - 嘉莉妹妹
    • The water chestnut floated placidly there, where it would grow. 那棵菱角就又安安穩穩浮在水面上生長去了。 來自漢英文學 - 中國現代小說
    49 aisles aisles     
    n. (席位間的)通道, 側廊
    • Aisles were added to the original Saxon building in the Norman period. 在諾曼時期,原來的薩克森風格的建筑物都增添了走廊。
    • They walked about the Abbey aisles, and presently sat down. 他們走到大教堂的走廊附近,并且很快就坐了下來。
    50 stout PGuzF     
    • He cut a stout stick to help him walk.他砍了一根結實的枝條用來拄著走路。
    • The stout old man waddled across the road.那肥胖的老人一跩一跩地穿過馬路。
    51 knight W2Hxk     
    • He was made an honourary knight.他被授予榮譽爵士稱號。
    • A knight rode on his richly caparisoned steed.一個騎士騎在裝飾華麗的馬上。
    52 devoted xu9zka     
    • He devoted his life to the educational cause of the motherland.他為祖國的教育事業貢獻了一生。
    • We devoted a lengthy and full discussion to this topic.我們對這個題目進行了長時間的充分討論。
    53 adventurous LKryn     
    • I was filled with envy at their adventurous lifestyle.我很羨慕他們敢于冒險的生活方式。
    • He was predestined to lead an adventurous life.他注定要過冒險的生活。
    54 sketched 7209bf19355618c1eb5ca3c0fdf27631     
    • The historical article sketched the major events of the decade. 這篇有關歷史的文章概述了這十年中的重大事件。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • He sketched the situation in a few vivid words. 他用幾句生動的語言簡述了局勢。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    55 crutch Lnvzt     
    • Her religion was a crutch to her when John died.約翰死后,她在精神上依靠宗教信仰支撐住自己。
    • He uses his wife as a kind of crutch because of his lack of confidence.他缺乏自信心,總把妻子當作主心骨。
    56 galloped 4411170e828312c33945e27bb9dce358     
    (使馬)飛奔,奔馳( gallop的過去式和過去分詞 ); 快速做[說]某事
    • Jo galloped across the field towards him. 喬騎馬穿過田野向他奔去。
    • The children galloped home as soon as the class was over. 孩子們一下課便飛奔回家了。
    57 labored zpGz8M     
    adj.吃力的,謹慎的v.努力爭取(for)( labor的過去式和過去分詞 );苦干;詳細分析;(指引擎)緩慢而困難地運轉
    • I was close enough to the elk to hear its labored breathing. 我離那頭麋鹿非常近,能聽見它吃力的呼吸聲。 來自辭典例句
    • They have labored to complete the job. 他們努力完成這一工作。 來自辭典例句
    58 delusion x9uyf     
    • He is under the delusion that he is Napoleon.他患了妄想癥,認為自己是拿破侖。
    • I was under the delusion that he intended to marry me.我誤認為他要娶我。
    59 rosy kDAy9     
    • She got a new job and her life looks rosy.她找到一份新工作,生活看上去很美好。
    • She always takes a rosy view of life.她總是對生活持樂觀態度。
    60 serene PD2zZ     
    adj. 安詳的,寧靜的,平靜的
    • 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。
    61 hearty Od1zn     
    • After work they made a hearty meal in the worker's canteen.工作完了,他們在工人食堂飽餐了一頓。
    • We accorded him a hearty welcome.我們給他熱忱的歡迎。
    62 lull E8hz7     
    • The drug put Simpson in a lull for thirty minutes.藥物使辛普森安靜了30分鐘。
    • Ground fighting flared up again after a two-week lull.經過兩個星期的平靜之后,地面戰又突然爆發了。
    63 bruises bruises     
    n.瘀傷,傷痕,擦傷( bruise的名詞復數 )
    • He was covered with bruises after falling off his bicycle. 他從自行車上摔了下來,摔得渾身傷痕。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • The pear had bruises of dark spots. 這個梨子有碰傷的黑斑。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    64 forth Hzdz2     
    • The wind moved the trees gently back and forth.風吹得樹輕輕地來回搖晃。
    • He gave forth a series of works in rapid succession.他很快連續發表了一系列的作品。
    65 literally 28Wzv     
    • He translated the passage literally.他逐字逐句地翻譯這段文字。
    • Sometimes she would not sit down till she was literally faint.有時候,她不走到真正要昏厥了,決不肯坐下來。
    66 refreshment RUIxP     
    • He needs to stop fairly often for refreshment.他須時不時地停下來喘口氣。
    • A hot bath is a great refreshment after a day's work.在一天工作之后洗個熱水澡真是舒暢。
    67 standing 2hCzgo     
    • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震過后只有幾幢房屋還立著。
    • They're standing out against any change in the law.他們堅決反對對法律做任何修改。
    68 turnovers 16e3b9fe7fa121f52cd4bd05633ed75b     
    n.營業額( turnover的名詞復數 );失誤(籃球術語);職工流動率;(商店的)貨物周轉率
    • However, one other thing we continue to have issues with are turnovers. 然而,另外一件我們仍然存在的問題就是失誤。 來自互聯網
    • The Shanghai team took advantage of a slew of Jiangxi turnovers. 上海隊利用江西隊的頻繁失球占了上風。 來自互聯網
    69 edibles f15585c612ecc5e917a4d4b09581427a     
    可以吃的,可食用的( edible的名詞復數 ); 食物
    • They freely offered for sale what edibles they had. 他們很自愿地把他們的一點點可吃的東西賣給我們。
    • Our edibles the wild vegetable. 我們只能吃野菜。
    70 festive mkBx5     
    • It was Christmas and everyone was in festive mood.當時是圣誕節,每個人都沉浸在節日的歡樂中。
    • We all wore festive costumes to the ball.我們都穿著節日的盛裝前去參加舞會。
    71 ornaments 2bf24c2bab75a8ff45e650a1e4388dec     
    n.裝飾( ornament的名詞復數 );點綴;裝飾品;首飾v.裝飾,點綴,美化( ornament的第三人稱單數 )
    • The shelves were chock-a-block with ornaments. 架子上堆滿了裝飾品。
    • Playing the piano sets up resonance in those glass ornaments. 一彈鋼琴那些玻璃飾物就會產生共振。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    72 hemmed 16d335eff409da16d63987f05fc78f5a     
    縫…的褶邊( hem的過去式和過去分詞 ); 包圍
    • He hemmed and hawed but wouldn't say anything definite. 他總是哼兒哈兒的,就是不說句痛快話。
    • The soldiers were hemmed in on all sides. 士兵們被四面包圍了。
    73 embroidery Wjkz7     
    • This exquisite embroidery won people's great admiration.這件精美的繡品,使人驚嘆不已。
    • This is Jane's first attempt at embroidery.這是簡第一次試著繡花。
    74 uneven akwwb     
    • The sidewalk is very uneven—be careful where you walk.這人行道凹凸不平—走路時請小心。
    • The country was noted for its uneven distribution of land resources.這個國家以土地資源分布不均勻出名。
    75 soothing soothing     
    • Put on some nice soothing music.播放一些柔和舒緩的音樂。
    • His casual, relaxed manner was very soothing.他隨意而放松的舉動讓人很快便平靜下來。
    76 costly 7zXxh     
    • It must be very costly to keep up a house like this.維修這么一幢房子一定很昂貴。
    • This dictionary is very useful,only it is a bit costly.這本詞典很有用,左不過貴了些。
    77 choir sX0z5     
    • The choir sang the words out with great vigor.合唱團以極大的熱情唱出了歌詞。
    • The church choir is singing tonight.今晚教堂歌唱隊要唱詩。
    78 dispersed b24c637ca8e58669bce3496236c839fa     
    adj. 被驅散的, 被分散的, 散布的
    • The clouds dispersed themselves. 云散了。
    • After school the children dispersed to their homes. 放學后,孩子們四散回家了。
    79 lark r9Fza     
    • He thinks it cruel to confine a lark in a cage.他認為把云雀關在籠子里太殘忍了。
    • She lived in the village with her grandparents as cheerful as a lark.她同祖父母一起住在鄉間非常快活。
    80 pitcher S2Gz7     
    • He poured the milk out of the pitcher.他從大罐中倒出牛奶。
    • Any pitcher is liable to crack during a tight game.任何投手在緊張的比賽中都可能會失常。
    81 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
    • 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。
    82 maternal 57Azi     
    • He is my maternal uncle.他是我舅舅。
    • The sight of the hopeless little boy aroused her maternal instincts.那個絕望的小男孩的模樣喚起了她的母性。
    83 pointed Il8zB4     
    • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他給我一支削得非常尖的鉛筆。
    • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通過對達茨伍德夫人提出直截了當的邀請向她的哥哥表示出來。
    84 devout Qlozt     
    adj.虔誠的,虔敬的,衷心的 (n.devoutness)
    • His devout Catholicism appeals to ordinary people.他對天主教的虔誠信仰感染了普通民眾。
    • The devout man prayed daily.那位虔誠的男士每天都祈禱。
    85 relinquish 4Bazt     
    • He was forced to relinquish control of the company.他被迫放棄公司的掌控權。
    • They will never voluntarily relinquish their independence.他們絕對不會自動放棄獨立。
    86 artistic IeWyG     
    • The picture on this screen is a good artistic work.這屏風上的畫是件很好的藝術品。
    • These artistic handicrafts are very popular with foreign friends.外國朋友很喜歡這些美術工藝品。
    87 fulfill Qhbxg     
    • If you make a promise you should fulfill it.如果你許諾了,你就要履行你的諾言。
    • This company should be able to fulfill our requirements.這家公司應該能夠滿足我們的要求。
    88 frail yz3yD     
    • 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。
    89 dread Ekpz8     
    • 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。
    90 dreary sk1z6     
    • They live such dreary lives.他們的生活如此乏味。
    • She was tired of hearing the same dreary tale of drunkenness and violence.她聽夠了那些關于酗酒和暴力的乏味故事。
    91 chubby wrwzZ     
    • He is stocky though not chubby.他長得敦實,可并不發胖。
    • The short and chubby gentleman over there is our new director.那個既矮又胖的紳士是我們的新主任。
    92 incorrigible nknyi     
    • Because he was an incorrigible criminal,he was sentenced to life imprisonment.他是一個死不悔改的罪犯,因此被判終生監禁。
    • Gamblers are incorrigible optimists.嗜賭的人是死不悔改的樂天派。
    93 countenance iztxc     
    • At the sight of this photograph he changed his countenance.他一看見這張照片臉色就變了。
    • I made a fierce countenance as if I would eat him alive.我臉色惡狠狠地,仿佛要把他活生生地吞下去。
    94 outgrow YJ8xE     
    • The little girl will outgrow her fear of pet animals.小女孩慢慢長大后就不會在怕寵物了。
    • Children who walk in their sleep usually outgrow the habit.夢游的孩子通常在長大后這個習慣自然消失。
    95 tares 22f60e82455df0d49ad7faa73a07d63f     
    • Mt.13:26 And when the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the tares appeared also. 太十三26到長苗吐穗的時候,稗子也顯出來。 來自互聯網
    • But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit then appeared the tares also. 到了麥子長大結穗的時候,稗子也出現了。 來自互聯網
    96 gratitude p6wyS     
    • 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。
    97 humility 8d6zX     
    • Humility often gains more than pride.謙遜往往比驕傲收益更多。
    • His voice was still soft and filled with specious humility.他的聲音還是那么溫和,甚至有點謙卑。
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