Hope I have been of assistanceDear teachers,
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
disposition = personality I would say mood
The real evils, indeed, of Emma's situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself; these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments.
disposition = inclination OK = tendency
At Estelle’s request, Sylviaa took off her shoes before tiptoeing through.
Charlie and John tiptoed up the front-porch steps.
tiptoe = walk on one's toes ok
You should tiptoe to have a better view.
tiptoe = raise oneself on tiptoes ok
He who stands on his tiptoes does not stand firm.
He who stands of tiptoe is not steady. ok
stand on tiptoe = to be eager or alert, to be a tiptoe with expectation
The children were on tiptoe before the Christmas.
on tiptoe = full of anticipation; eagerok
A nurse, soft-shoeing into the room, advised that visiting hours were over. making no noise as she walking in the room
He saw Harry amble into the yard, looking more bent than ever, as if somebody had pushed him over and he could not straighten up. I don't know about that
amble = walk leisurely
I saw him moving towards me with his light, quick, graceful stride. He was over middle height, slightly built but strong; and each physical action was so full of wasy and grace that he had only to enter a room for eyes to follow him.
stride = a step in walking or the way someone walks
He wore a neatly trimmed Van Gyke beard.
trim = cut closely
It was late dusk when the bus pulled
into some little town for a stop. “We get about ten minutes here,” Bill said. |Let’s get off and stretch our legs. They’ve got a men’s room here if you need to go.”
men’s room = a restroom for men ok
The driver stood up and faced the passengers. “Ten minute rest stop,” he announced. It means they are going to stop and stretch out for 10 minutes
rest stop = rest area = a designated area, usually along a major highway, where motorists can pause to relax. I don't agree with that
She gathered up her great handbag and walked to the ladies’ room.
ladies’ room = a restroom for women ok
I like to do my work in a leisure fashion.= as if it were a free time activity
Although they aren't the highest waterfalls in the world, the Niagara Falls is a place inundated with visitors.
The fields were inundated with the heavy rain.
The new governor was inundated with invitations. he was swumpt with invitations
inundate = overwhelm ok
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