extreme greed for material wealth
"Pray, my dear aunt, what is the difference in matrimonial affairs between the mercenary and the prudent motive? Where does discretion end, and
an unrestrained expression of emotion
Let our first
effusions be less insupportable than those of the generality of travellers."
capable of being seen or noticed
At length the Parsonage was
discernible. The garden sloping to the road, the house standing in it, the green pales, and the laurel hedge, everything declared they were arriving.
intended to attract notice and impress others
They were then, with no other delay than his pointing out the neatness of the entrance, taken into the house; and as soon as they were in the parlour he welcomed them a second time, with
ostentatious formality, to his humble abode, and punctually repeated all his wife's offers of refreshment.
a courteous expression of esteem or regard
"Very true, my dear, that is exactly what I say. She is the sort of woman whom one cannot regard with too much
characterized by a firm, humorless belief in one's opinions
Mr. Collins and Charlotte were both standing at the gate in conversation with the ladies; and Sir William, to Elizabeth's high diversion, was stationed in the doorway, in
earnest contemplation of the greatness before him, and constantly bowing whenever Miss De Bourgh looked that way.
inspiring fear or dread
formidable accounts of her ladyship, and her manner of living, quite frightened Maria Lucas, who had been little used to company, and she looked forward to her introduction at Rosings with as much apprehension, as her father had done to his presentation at St. James's.
a feeling of alarm or dread
She had heard nothing of Lady Catherine that spoke her awful from any extraordinary talents or miraculous virtue, and the mere stateliness of money and rank she thought she could witness without
the way a person behaves toward other people
When, after examining the mother, in whose countenance and
deportment she soon found some resemblance of Mr. Darcy, she turned her eyes on the daughter, she could almost have joined in Maria's astonishment at her being so thin, and so small.
liveliness and eagerness
He carved, and ate, and praised with delighted
prove to be false or incorrect
When the ladies returned to the drawing-room, there was little to be done but to hear Lady Catherine talk, which she did without any intermission till coffee came in, delivering her opinion on every subject in so decisive a manner as proved that she was not used to have her judgment
steadiness of mind under stress
Mr. Darcy looked just as he had been used to look in Hertfordshire--paid his compliments, with his usual reserve, to Mrs. Collins, and whatever might be his feelings towards her friend, met her with every appearance of
composure. Elizabeth merely curtseyed to him, without saying a word.
not marked by artful prudence
Indeed, Mr. Darcy, it is very ungenerous in you to mention all that you knew to my disadvantage in Hertfordshire--and, give me leave to say, very
impolitic too--for it is provoking me to retaliate, and such things may come out as will shock your relations to hear."
expressing much in few words
A short dialogue on the subject of the country ensued, on either side calm and
concise--and soon put an end to by the entrance of Charlotte and her sister, just returned from their walk.
the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
But when Elizabeth told of his silence, it did not seem very likely, even to Charlotte's wishes, to be the case; and after various
conjectures, they could at last only suppose his visit to proceed from the difficulty of finding anything to do, which was the more probable from the time of year.
voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for something
It seemed like wilful ill-nature, or a voluntary
penance, for on these occasions it was not merely a few formal enquiries and an awkward pause and then away, but he actually thought it necessary to turn back and walk with her.
"You need not be frightened. I never heard any harm of her; and I dare say she is one of the most
tractable creatures in the world.
very impressive; far beyond what is usual
"Mr. Darcy is uncommonly kind to Mr. Bingley, and takes a
prodigious deal of care of him."
intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
"You are rather disposed to call his interference
characterized by intense emotion
"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do something
I might, perhaps, wish to be informed why, with so little endeavour at civility, I am thus rejected.
a feeling of deep regret, usually for some misdeed
She paused, and saw with no slight indignation that he was listening with an air which proved him wholly unmoved by any feeling of
hate coupled with disgust
But disguise of every sort is my
dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
In town I believe he chiefly lived, but his studying the law was a mere pretence, and being now free from all restraint, his life was a life of idleness and
express criticism towards
When she remembered the style of his address, she was still full of indignation; but when she considered how unjustly she had condemned and
upbraided him, her anger was turned against herself; and his disappointed feelings became the object of compassion.