SAT阅读赏析_Nothanger Abbey_片段赏析二2017-11-13 17:39:40 来源: 浏览:0次
Nothanger Abbey 片段赏析二Catherine began to feel something of disappointment—she was tired of being continually pressed against by people, the generality of whose faces possessed nothing to interest, and with all of whom she was so wholly unacquainted that she could not relieve the irksomeness of imprisonment by the exchange of a syllable with any of her fellow captives. They saw nothing of Mr. Allen; and after looking about them in vain for a more eligible situation, were obliged to sit down at the end of a table, at which a large party were already placed, without having anything to do there, or anybody to speak to, except each other.
Mrs. Allen congratulated herself, as soon as they were seated, on having preserved her gown from injury. "It would have been very shocking to have it torn," said she, "would not it? It is such a delicate muslin. For my part I have not seen anything I like so well in the whole room, I assure you." "How uncomfortable it is," whispered Catherine, "not to have a single acquaintance here!"
"Yes, my dear," replied Mrs. Allen, with perfect serenity, "it is very uncomfortable indeed."
irksomeness: it irritates or annoys you 令人厌烦
in vain: to no avail 白费力气，徒劳
eligible: qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen 合格的，符合条件的
oblige: force or compel somebody to do something 强迫
muslin：plain-woven cotton fabric 棉布