make lighter or brighter
In the darkness, a figure is faintly
illuminated, crouching over, gnawing on something.
move quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
Trembling, Mr. van Daan jumps to his feet.
hold firmly, usually with one's hands
clutching a piece of bread.
an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
(Putting the bread on the table. In a
difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
We're all living under terrible
the state of being bound to do or pay something
If my husband had any
obligation to you, it's paid for.
in an uncontrolled manner
The buzzer rings
frantically, breaking the silence.
beyond belief or understanding
Everyone...everyone...the most wonderful,
flow freely and abundantly
streaming down her cheeks.)
the act of marching aggressively into another's territory
invasion has begun!
understand the meaning of something
(They stare at her, unable to
grasp what she is telling them.)
squeeze tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
embracing his daughters.)
affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions
(Mr. van Daan breaks into a
crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
static, Eisenhower's voice is heard from his broadcast of June 6, 1944.
close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
Although the initial
assault may not have been made in your own country, the hour of your liberation is approaching.