sullen or moody
Up to that moment Edmund had been feeling sick, and
sulky, and annoyed with Lucy for being right, but he hadn't made up his mind what to do.
having a higher rank
And Edmund gave a very superior look as if he were far older than Lucy (there was really only a year's difference) and then a little snigger and said, "Oh, yes, Lucy and I have been playing—pretending that all her story about a country in the wardrobe is true.
the process of giving careful thought to something
"That is a point," said the Professor, "which certainly deserves
consideration; very careful
worthy of trust
For instance—if you will excuse me for asking the question—does your experience lead you to regard your brother or your sister as the more
reliable? I mean, which is the more truthful?
take to be the case or to be true
You know she doesn't tell lies and it is obvious that she is not mad. For the moment then and unless any further evidence turns up, we must
assume that she is telling the truth.
having a preference, disposition, or tendency
Peter saw to it that Edmund stopped jeering at her, and neither she nor anyone else felt
inclined to talk about the wardrobe at all.
showing reason or sound judgment
Peter held the door closed but did not shut it; for, of course, he remembered, as every
sensible person does, that you should never never shut yourself up in a wardrobe.
meant or adapted for an occasion or use
But they all felt a good deal warmer and each thought the others looked better in their new get-up and more
suitable to the landscape.
take up or begin anew
There seemed, indeed, no more to say and presently the four
resumed their journey; but Edmund was saying to himself, "I'll pay you all out for this, you pack of stuck-up, self-satisfied prigs."
twist or pull violently or suddenly
The door had been
wrenched off its hinges and broken to bits.
a crime that undermines the offender's government
The former occupant of these premises, the Faun Tumnus, is under arrest and awaiting his trial on a charge of High
Treason against her Imperial Majesty Jadis, Queen of Narnia, Chatelaine of Cair Paravel, Empress of the Lone Islands, etc.
be on friendly terms with someone, as if with a brother
He hid me from the Witch and showed me the way back. That's what it means by comforting the Queen's enemies and fraternising with Humans.
completely and absolutely
The Robin appeared to understand the matter
settle or come to rest
Wherever the Robin
alighted a little shower of snow would fall off the branch.
take a brief look at
A moment later the stranger came out from behind the tree,
glanced all round as if it were afraid someone was watching, said "Hush," made signs to them to join it in the thicker bit of wood where it was standing, and then once more disappeared.
summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture
At this moment the Beaver again popped its head out from behind the tree and
beckoned earnestly to them.
deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness
So the children all got close together and walked up to the tree and in behind it, and there, sure enough, they found the Beaver; but it still drew back, saying to them in a
hoarse throaty whisper, "Further in, come further in. Right in here. We're not safe in the open!"
deliver to an enemy by treachery
"They're always listening. Most of them are on our side, but there are trees that would
betray us to her; you know who I mean," and it nodded its head several times.
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
Susan felt as if some delicious smell or some delightful
strain of music had just floated by her.
marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
They also noticed that he now had a sort of
modest expression on his face—the sort of look people have when you are visiting a garden they've made or reading a story they've written.
flower chains suspended in curves as a decoration
And where the water had been trickling over and spurting through the dam there was now a glittering wall of icicles, as if the side of the dam had been covered all over with flowers and wreaths and
festoons of the purest sugar.
happiness with one's situation in life
And when each person had got his (or her) cup of tea, each person shoved back his (or her) stool so as to be able to lean against the wall and gave a long sigh of
tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
All full of statues they say it is—in the courtyard and up the stairs and in the hall. People she's turned—" (he paused and
shuddered) "turned into stone."
an elaborate or deceitful scheme to deceive or evade
"Couldn't we have some
stratagem?" said Peter.
an emotion of great sadness associated with loss
Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,
At the sound of his roar,
sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.
an assertion of a right, as to money or property
"She'd like us to believe it," said Mr. Beaver, "and it's on that that she bases her
claim to be Queen. But she's no Daughter of Eve.
a proposal for an appropriate course of action
But in general, take my
advice, when you meet anything that's going to be Human and isn't yet, or used to be Human once and isn't now, or ought to be Human and isn't, you keep your eyes on it and feel for your hatchet.
showing careful forethought
...and that is why we had to be so
cautious as we came along, for if she knew about you four, your lives wouldn't be worth a shake of my whiskers!
tending to betray
I didn't like to mention it before (he being your brother and all) but the moment I set eyes on that brother of yours I said to myself '
something used to lure fish or other animals
But she'll keep him alive as long as he's the only one she's got, because she'll want to use him as a
decoy; as bait to catch the rest of you with.