7 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2018
    1. Vingt-un

      “A round game of cards in which the object is to make the number twenty-one or as near this as possible without exceeding it, by counting the pips on the cards, court-cards counting as ten, the ace one or eleven as the holder chooses”(OED).

    2. archly

      “In an arch manner; cleverly, waggishly; with good-humoured slyness or sauciness”(OED).

    3. polished societies.

      The description of societies as being polished is referring to them as being "refined, cultured, or elegant"(OED).

    4. Scotch and Irish airs

      “A tune, a melody; a piece of music in which a single melodic line predominates, and which has little or no distinctive accompaniment”(OED).

    5. capital

      “Prominent; important, significant; particular”(OED).

    6. superciliousness

      “The quality or character of being supercilious; haughty contemptuousness or superiority” (OED).

  2. Mar 2018
    1. “And of this place,” thought she, “I might have been mistress! With these rooms I might now have been familiarly acquainted! Instead of viewing them as a stranger, I might have rejoiced in them as my own, and welcomed to them as visitors my uncle and aunt. But no”

      This reminds me of when Mr. Collins was showing Lizzy around their home and it seemed like he was trying to show her all that she could have had. However in that instance she did not care at all but now that she sees Pemberley she really does think about what she could have had if she agreed to marry Darcy.