an indication that something has been present
"Not much," I answered; not a morsel, I thought, surveying with regret the white complexion and slim frame of my companion, and his large languid eyes--his mother's eyes, save that, unless a morbid touchiness kindled them a moment, they had not a
vestige of her sparkling spirit.
relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring
What a shame of your mother, never to waken your
filial regard for me!
a person of no influence
I guess you'll report what you hear and see to the
cipher at the Grange; and this thing won't be settled while you linger about it."
a feeling of intense dislike
While he was speaking, Joseph returned bearing a basin of milk-porridge, and placed it before Linton, who stirred round the homely mess with a look of
aversion, and affirmed he could not eat it.
reject outright and bluntly
Having no excuse for lingering longer, I slipped out, while Linton was engaged in timidly
rebuffing the advances of a friendly sheep-dog.
confirmation that some fact or statement is true
"I've neither taken any nor found any," she said, as I toiled to them, expanding her hands in
corroboration of the statement.
to agree or express agreement
I whispered Catherine that she mustn't on any account
accede to the proposal.
favorable to health of mind or body
His features were pretty yet, and his eye and complexion brighter than I remembered them, though with merely temporary lustre borrowed from the
salubrious air and genial sun.
made less severe or intense
Linton's looks and movements were very languid, and his form extremely slight; but there was a grace in his manner that
mitigated these defects, and rendered him not unpleasing.
triteness or triviality of style
And he'll never be able to emerge from his
bathos of coarseness and ignorance.
strong feelings of embarrassment
"If thou weren't more a lass than a lad, I'd fell thee this minute, I would, pitiful lath of a crater!" retorted the angry boor, retreating, while his face burned with mingled rage and
mortification, for he was conscious of being insulted, and embarrassed how to resent it.
large in number or quantity
The earlier dated were embarrassed and short; gradually, however, they expanded into
copious love-letters, foolish, as the age of the writer rendered natural, yet with touches here and there which I thought were borrowed from a more experienced source.
without material form or substance
Some of them struck me as singularly odd compounds of ardour and flatness, commencing in strong feeling, and concluding in the affected, wordy style that a schoolboy might use to a fancied,
a specially long, formal letter
I went round by the garden and laid wait for the messenger, who fought valorously to defend his trust, and we spilt the milk between us; but I succeeded in abstracting the
epistle, and threatening serious consequences if he did not look sharp home, I remained under the wall and perused Miss Cathy's affectionate composition.
killing or offering as a sacrifice
She emptied her blackened pieces into the flames, and motioned me to finish the
in an indicated distant place
There's a little flower up
yonder--the last bud from the multitude of bluebells that clouded those turf steps in July with a lilac mist.
a place or condition of ideal happiness
Joseph seemed sitting in a sort of
elysium alone, beside a roaring fire; a quart of ale on the table near him, bristling with large pieces of toasted oat cake; and his black, short pipe in his mouth.
struck with fear, dread, or consternation
As to his cousin, she wept with all her might,
aghast at the mischief she had done, though she said nothing.
a feeling of sorrow for the misfortunes of others
He sighed and moaned like one under great suffering, and kept it up for a quarter of an hour, on purpose to distress his cousin, apparently, for whenever he caught a stifled sob from her he put renewed pain and
pathos into the inflections of his voice.
move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
Mine was rocking in a rustling green tree, with a west wind blowing, and bright white clouds flitting rapidly above, and not only larks, but throstles, and blackbirds, and linnets, and cuckoos pouring out music on every side, and the moors seen at a distance, broken into cool, dusky dells, but close by great swells of long grass
undulating in waves to the breeze, and woods and sounding water, and the whole world awake and wild with joy.
to agree or express agreement
Cathy was a powerful ally at home, and between them they at length persuaded my master to
acquiesce in their having a ride or a walk together about once a week, under my guardianship, and on the moors nearest the Grange
uneasiness about the fitness of an action
Catherine perceived, as well as I did, that he held it rather a punishment than a gratification to endure our company, and she made no
scruple of proposing, presently, to depart.