After listening to their praise of the officers
one morning, Mr Bennet said coolly, 'From what I can see, you must be two of the silliest girls in the country. I've suspected
it for some time, but now I'm convinced
eg: He is convinced that she could make him happy.
eg: Jim was embarrased for making such a big mistake.
indifference 漠不关心、冷淡；相应的形容词形式为 indifferent
eg: Everyone can feel his indifference.
'I am very surprised, my dear,' said Mrs Bennet, 'that you should be so ready to think your own children silly
. As it happens, they are all very clever.'
'That is the only point, I think, on which we do not agree. I am afraid I must say that I consider
our two youngest daughters unusually foolish.'
'My dear Mr Bennet, you mustn't expect
such young girls to have the common sense of their father or mother. I remember when I used to like a red coat myself, and indeed I still do. If a good-looking officer with five or six thousand a year wanted to marry one of my girls, I wouldn't turn him down. And I thought Colonel Forster looked very handsome last night at Sir William's, in his regimental
eg: I never expect that you will come.
turn down 拒绝、回绝
eg: Why did you turn down his invitation？
Just then a servant entered with a note for Jane, which had come from Netherfield. Mrs Bennet's eyes shone with pleasure and she called out eagerly
, while her daughter was reading it, 'Well, Jane, who is it from? What does he say? Tell us, tell us quickly, my love!'