shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)
The havoc that months had previously
wrought was now emulated by the inroads of hours.
strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
The havoc that months had previously wrought was now
emulated by the inroads of hours.
ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer
Linton shivered, and glanced at her, half
supplicating, half ashamed; but his cousin's patience was not sufficient to endure this enigmatical behaviour.
the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
I desire an explanation; playing and
trifling are completely banished out of my mind, and I can't dance attendance on your affectations now!"
reduced in strength
"But my father threatened me," gasped the boy, clasping his
attenuated fingers, "and I dread him--I dread him!
the act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research)
Had I been born where laws are less strict and tastes less dainty, I should treat myself to a slow
vivisection of those two as an evening's amusement."
with efficiency; in an efficient manner
Mr. Heathcliff, perceiving us all confounded, rose, and
expeditiously made the tea himself.
under a moral obligation to do something
She's glad to be
obliged to stay, I'm certain."
filled with a great quantity
Complying eagerly, I beheld Hareton,
laden with food enough to last me all day.
showing little or no emotion or animation
Linton lay on the settle, sole tenant, sucking a stick of sugar-candy, and pursuing my movements with
a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation
gratitude, is it not?"
feeling great rapture or delight
"I am going to her; and you, darling child, shall come to us," and never stirred or spoke again, but continued that
rapt, radiant gaze till his pulse imperceptibly stopped and his soul departed.
an act that disregards an agreement or a right
There was the will, however, to hinder that, and my loud protestations against any
infringement of its directions.
make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to
She told me that her anguish had at last spurred Linton to
incur the risk of liberating her.
an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
Her accomplice suffered for his share in the escape, notwithstanding his timid