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《傲慢与偏见》第七章 第5节
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  • "This was a lucky idea of mine, indeed!" said Mrs. Bennet, more than once, as if the credit of making it rain were all her own. Till the next morning, however, she was not aware of all the felicity of her contrivance. Breakfast was scarcely over when a servant from Netherfield brought the following note for Elizabeth:


    "My dearest Lizzy,

    I FIND myself very unwell this morning, which, I suppose, is to be imputed1 to my getting wet through yesterday. My kind friends will not hear of my returning home till I am better. They insist also on my seeing Mr. Jones -- therefore do not be alarmed if you should hear of his having been to me -- and excepting a sore throat and head-ache, there is not much the matter with me.

    Yours, &c."


    "Well, my dear," said Mr. Bennet, when Elizabeth had read the note aloud, "if your daughter should have a dangerous fit of illness, if she should die, it would be a comfort to know that it was all in pursuit of Mr. Bingley, and under your orders."


    "Oh! I am not at all afraid of her dying. People do not die of little trifling2 colds. She will be taken good care of. As long is she stays there, it is all very well. I would go and see her, if I could have the carriage."


    Elizabeth, feeling really anxious, was determined3 to go to her, though the carriage was not to be had; and as she was no horse-woman, walking was her only alternative. She declared her resolution.


    "How can you be so silly," cried her mother, "as to think of such a thing, in all this dirt! You will not be fit to be seen when you get there."


    "I shall be very fit to see Jane -- which is all I want."


    "Is this a hint4 to me, Lizzy," said her father, "to send for the horses?"


    "No, indeed. I do not wish to avoid the walk. The distance is nothing, when one has a motive5; only three miles. I shall be back by dinner."


    "I admire the activity of your benevolence," observed Mary, "but every impulse of feeling should be guided by reason; and, in my opinion, exertion6 should always be in proportion to what is required."


    "We will go as far as Meryton with you," said Catherine and Lydia. -- Elizabeth accepted their company, and the three young ladies set off together.


     9级    英语小说 
     单词标签: imputed  trifling  determined  hint  motive  exertion 


    1 imputed [ɪmp'ju:tɪd] b517c0c1d49a8e6817c4d0667060241e   第11级
    v.把(错误等)归咎于( impute的过去式和过去分词 )
    • They imputed the accident to the driver's carelessness. 他们把这次车祸归咎于司机的疏忽。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
    • He imputed the failure of his marriage to his wife's shortcomings. 他把婚姻的失败归咎于妻子的缺点。 来自辞典例句
    2 trifling [ˈtraɪflɪŋ] SJwzX   第10级
    • They quarreled over a trifling matter. 他们为这种微不足道的事情争吵。
    • So far Europe has no doubt, gained a real conveniency, though surely a very trifling one. 直到现在为止,欧洲无疑地已经获得了实在的便利,不过那确是一种微不足道的便利。
    3 determined [dɪˈtɜ:mɪnd] duszmP   第7级
    • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation. 我已决定毕业后去西藏。
    • He determined to view the rooms behind the office. 他决定查看一下办公室后面的房间。
    4 hint [hɪnt] IdgxW   第7级
    • He gave me a hint that I was being cheated. 他暗示我在受人欺骗。
    • He quickly took the hint. 一点他就明白了。
    5 motive [ˈməʊtɪv] GFzxz   第7级
    • The police could not find a motive for the murder. 警察不能找到谋杀的动机。
    • He had some motive in telling this fable. 他讲这寓言故事是有用意的。
    6 exertion [ɪgˈzɜ:ʃn] F7Fyi   第11级
    • We were sweating profusely from the exertion of moving the furniture. 我们搬动家具大费气力,累得大汗淋漓。
    • She was hot and breathless from the exertion of cycling uphill. 由于用力骑车爬坡,她浑身发热。

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