pride - आरोह, ऊंचाई, ऐंठ

Jane - जेन, जेनअ

Chapter 1

Chapter - अध्याय

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

truth - सच

universally - सर्वत्र, सभी के द्वारा

acknowledged - स्वीकार करना, माना जा जाना

single - अकेला

possession - आधिपत्य, अधिकार, सम्पत्ति

Fortune - संयोग, सौभाग्य, भाग्य, सफलता

However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.

feelings - भावना, अहसास, जज्बात

views - दृष्टिकोण, विचार करना, समझना

such - ऐसा

entering - प्रवेश करना, (enter)

neighbourhood - क्षेत्र, इलाका, पड़ोस

fixed - बदला लेना, लगाना, निश्चित करना

minds - स्मरण, इच्छा, ध्यान, चौकन्ना

surrounding - आस पास का

considered - विचार करना, समझना, ग़ौर करना

rightful - असली, वैध, अधिकारी

property - संपत्ति

"My Dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?"

Dear Mr - प्रिय श्रीमंत

lady - महिला, महोदया, श्रीमती, साहिबा

Last - अन्तिम

Mr. Bennet replied that he had not.

Mr - श्री, स्रीमान

replied - उत्तर देना, जवाब देना

"But it is," returned she; "for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it."

Mrs - श्री, स्रीमान

Mr. Bennet made no answer.

"Do you not want to know who has taken it?" cried his wife impatiently.

cried - बताना, निकालना, कहना

impatiently - अधीरतापूर्वक, अधीरत से

"You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it."

objection - आपत्ति

This was invitation enough.

invitation - निमंत्रण

"Why, my dear, you must know, Mrs. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise and four to see the place, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with Mr. Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be in the house by the end of next week."

Chaise - आराम की सवारी

delighted - हर्षित करना, हर्षोल्लास, खुशी

immediately - तत्काल, तुरंत, फ़ौरन

Michaelmas - संत माईकल की याद में बड़ा दिन

servants - कर्मचारी, नौकर, सेवक, भक्त

"What is his name?"


"Is he married or single?"

"Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!"

"How so? How can it affect them?"

affect - प्रभाव डालना

"My dear Mr. Bennet," replied his wife, "how can you be so tiresome! You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them."

tiresome - तकलीफ़देह, उबाऊ, थकानेवाला

marrying - विवाह कराना, संबंध बन्ना

"Is that his design in settling here?"

settling - dregs, , (settle) dregs

"Design! Nonsense, how can you talk so! But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them, and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes."

nonsense - बकवास

Likely - सम्भव, आशाजनक, संभावित, उपयुक्त

therefore - इसलिए, इसलिये

"I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, for as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley may like you the best of the party."

Occasion - घटना, अवसर, कारण बनना, मौका

themselves - स्वयं, खुद

Perhaps - शायद

handsome - ख़ूबसूरत

"My dear, you flatter me. I certainly have had my share of beauty, but I do not pretend to be anything extraordinary now. When a woman has five grown-up daughters, she ought to give over thinking of her own beauty."

Certainly - अवश्य

pretend - दावा करना, अभिनय करना, मान लेना

extraordinary - असाधारण

give over - बंद करो

beauty - सौन्दर्य, सुंदरता, ख़ूबसूरती

"In such cases, a woman has not often much beauty to think of."

cases - घटना, समस्या, नमूना, खोल

"But, my dear, you must indeed go and see Mr. Bingley when he comes into the neighbourhood."

indeed - वास्तव में, निश्चित ही, सचमुच

"It is more than I engage for, I assure you."

engage - नियुक्त करना, आकर्षित करना

assure - निश्चित करना, आश्वासन देना

"But consider your daughters. Only think what an establishment it would be for one of them. Sir William and Lady Lucas are determined to go, merely on that account, for in general, you know, they visit no newcomers. Indeed you must go, for it will be impossible for us to visit him if you do not."

Consider - विचार करना, समझना, ग़ौर करना

establishment - स्थान, संस्था, नींव, स्थापना

William - male given name

determined - निश्चित करना, तय करना

merely - केवल, मात्र

on that account - उस खाते पर

general - सामान्य

newcomers - नवागंतुक

impossible - असंभव or असम्भव, नामुमकिन

"You are over-scrupulous, surely. I dare say Mr. Bingley will be very glad to see you; and I will send a few lines by you to assure him of my hearty consent to his marrying whichever he chooses of the girls; though I must throw in a good word for my little Lizzy."

scrupulous - ईमानदार, कर्तव्य निष्ठ

surely - निश्चित रूप से, अवश्य

dare - साहस करना

Glad - प्रसन्न

hearty - हार्दिक, भर पेट

consent - सहमत होना

whichever - जो भी, कोई भी, इनमे से जो भी

though - यद्यपि, भले ही, मगर, हालाँकि

throw in - डाल दें

"I desire you will do no such thing. Lizzy is not a bit better than the others; and I am sure she is not half so handsome as Jane, nor half so good-humoured as Lydia. But you are always giving her the preference."

desire - इच्छा, चाह

bit - टुकड़ा, (bite), काटना, डसना

nor - न, और नहीं, और न, और नहीं

good-humoured - (good-humoured) अच्छे मस्ती के साथ

preference - प्राथमिकता, पसंद, वरीयता, अधिमान

"They have none of them much to recommend them," replied he; "they are all silly and ignorant like other girls; but Lizzy has something more of quickness than her sisters."

none - कोई नहीं

recommend - सिफ़ारिश करना

silly - मूर्ख

ignorant - अनभिज्ञ, अनपढ, अज्ञानि

quickness - तत्परता, कुशाग्रता

"Mr. Bennet, how can you abuse your own children in such a way? You take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion for my poor nerves."

abuse - गाली

take delight in - आनंद लेना

vexing - खिझाऊ

compassion - दया, करुणा

nerves - बल, नस, शक्ति, रोग, साहस

"You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these last twenty years at least."

respect - सम्मान, आदर

mention - ज़िक्र r=zikr

consideration - ध्यान, विचार, मुआवजा, कारण

"Ah, you do not know what I suffer."

suffer - सहना, उठाना, सहन करना

"But I hope you will get over it, and live to see many young men of four thousand a year come into the neighbourhood."

"It will be no use to us, if twenty such should come, since you will not visit them."

Since - से

"Depend upon it, my dear, that when there are twenty, I will visit them all."

Depend - निर्भर, निर्भर होना, भरोसा रखना

upon - पर, नज़दीक, के ऊपर/ऊँचा/पर

Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three-and-twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character. Her mind was less difficult to develop. She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. When she was discontented, she fancied herself nervous.

odd - विषम

mixture - मिश्रण, घोल, मिलावट

sarcastic - व्यंग्यात्मक

humour - हास्य, शक्तिअ, हास्यकला

reserve - संचय, अलग छोड़ देना, प्रतिबंध

caprice - सनक, उमंग, लहर, तरंग, झक

Experience - अनुभव, तजरुबा, तजुर्बा

insufficient - अपर्याप्त

character - पात्र r=pātr

mind - मन, दिल

develop - होना, फैलाना, दिखलाना

uncertain - अविश्वसनीय, अनिश्चित, अस्थिर

temper - लचकीला बनाना, कम करना, गुस्सा

discontented - असंतोष

fancied - चाहना, कल्पना करना, अनोखा

nervous - अशांत, उदास, बेचैन, भयभीत

The business of her life was to get her daughters married; its solace was visiting and news.

solace - सान्त्वना/उपशम, सांत्वना

Chapter 2

Mr. Bennet was among the earliest of those who waited on Mr. Bingley. He had always intended to visit him, though to the last always assuring his wife that he should not go; and till the evening after the visit was paid she had no knowledge of it. It was then disclosed in the following manner. Observing his second daughter employed in trimming a hat, he suddenly addressed her with:

among - के बीच में, में

those - जो, वे, इन

intended - भावी, नियत, अभीष्ट

assuring - निश्चित करना, आश्वासन देना

knowledge - जान, ज्ञान, बुद्धि, इल्म

disclosed - बताना, दिखाना, प्रकट करना

manner - आचरण, प्रक्रिया, शैली, शिष्टता

observing - अनुपालन करना, कहना, देखना

employed - नियुक्त करना, नौकर रखना

trimming - अलंकरण, अन्य सामग्री, कतरन

suddenly - अचानक, एकाएक, सहसा

"I hope Mr. Bingley will like it, Lizzy."

"We are not in a way to know what Mr. Bingley likes," said her mother resentfully, "since we are not to visit."

resentfully - नाराज़गीपूर्वक, अप्रसन्नतापूर्वक

"But you forget, mamma," said Elizabeth, "that we shall meet him at the assemblies, and that Mrs. Long promised to introduce him."

mamma - मां

Elizabeth - female given name

shall - सितारा मछली, गा

assemblies - जमघट, सभा, फिटिंग, सदन, सभाआ

promised - वचन, विश्वास दिलाना, लक्षण

"I do not believe Mrs. Long will do any such thing. She has two nieces of her own. She is a selfish, hypocritical woman, and I have no opinion of her."

nieces - भांजी, भतीजी

Selfish - स्वार्थी, मतलबी

"No more have I," said Mr. Bennet; "and I am glad to find that you do not depend on her serving you."

serving - the act of serving

Mrs. Bennet deigned not to make any reply, but, unable to contain herself, began scolding one of her daughters.

deigned - अपने को अत्यधिक महत्व देना

reply - जवाब, जवाब देना, उत्तर देना

unable - असमर्थ

contain - होना, रोकना, घेरना, लेना

scolding - डाँटने वाला, झिड़की

"Don't keep coughing so, Kitty, For heaven's sake! Have a little compassion on my nerves. You tear them to pieces."

coughing - खांसी, (cough), खांसना

Kitty - किट्टी{बिल्ली का प्यार का नाम}

For heaven's sake - अल्लाह के लिए

tear - अश्रु

"Kitty has no discretion in her coughs," said her father; "she times them ill."

discretion - विवेक

coughs - देना, ध्वनी निकालना, खाँसी

ill - बीमार, रोगी

"I do not cough for my own amusement," replied Kitty fretfully. "When is your next ball to be, Lizzy?"

cough - खांसना

amusement - मनोरंजन

fretfully - चिड़चिड़ेपन से

"To-morrow fortnight."

morrow - अगला दिन, कल/अगला दिन

fortnight - दो सफ्ताह, दो सफ्ताह, पखवारा

"Aye, so it is," cried her mother, "and Mrs. Long does not come back till the day before; so it will be impossible for her to introduce him, for she will not know him herself."

Aye - हां

"Then, my dear, you may have the advantage of your friend, and introduce Mr. Bingley to her."

advantage - लाभ, फ़ायदा

"Impossible, Mr. Bennet, impossible, when I am not acquainted with him myself; how can you be so teasing?"

acquainted - परिचित करना, अवगत कराना

myself - खुद, मैं

teasing - छेड़खानी

"I honour your circumspection. A fortnight's acquaintance is certainly very little. One cannot know what a man really is by the end of a fortnight. But if we do not venture somebody else will; and after all, Mrs. Long and her nieces must stand their chance; and, therefore, as she will think it an act of kindness, if you decline the office, I will take it on myself."

honour - सम्मान

circumspection - समझदारी, सावधानी

acquaintance - ज्ञान, पहचान, परिचित, परिचय

Venture - जाने का साहस करना

chance - संयोग

act - कार्य, प्रदर्शन, करना

kindness - दया, मेहरबानी, दयालुता

decline - घटना, गिरावट, कम होना

The girls stared at their father. Mrs. Bennet said only, "Nonsense, nonsense!"

"What can be the meaning of that emphatic exclamation?" cried he. "Do you consider the forms of introduction, and the stress that is laid on them, as nonsense? I cannot quite agree with you there. What say you, Mary? For you are a young lady of deep reflection, I know, and read great books and make extracts."

emphatic - सुस्पष्ट, सुनिश्चित, ज़ोरदार

exclamation - विस्मयादिबोधक, विस्मयसूच्हक

introduction - प्रारंभ, प्रस्तावना, समावेशन

stress - तनाव

laid on - लेला गया

Mary - मेरी

deep - गहरा

reflection - परावर्तन, प्रतिबिंब

extracts - निकालना, सार, अवतरण

Mary wished to say something sensible, but knew not how.

wished - आशा करना, इच्छा, चाहना

sensible - विवेकपूर्ण, सतर्क, व्यावहारिक

"While Mary is adjusting her ideas," he continued, "let us return to Mr. Bingley."

adjusting - बराबर करना, अनुकूल बनाना

continued - होना, शुरू करना, रखना

"I am sick of Mr. Bingley," cried his wife.

"I am sorry to hear that; but why did not you tell me that before? If I had known as much this morning I certainly would not have called on him. It is very unlucky; but as I have actually paid the visit, we cannot escape the acquaintance now."

unlucky - अशुभ, अभागा/दुखी/मंदभाग्य

actually - वास्तव में

escape - राहत, बचाव, भाग जाना

The astonishment of the ladies was just what he wished; that of Mrs. Bennet perhaps surpassing the rest; though, when the first tumult of joy was over, she began to declare that it was what she had expected all the while.

astonishment - आश्चर्य, अचरज

ladies - प्रेमिका, महिला, कुलीन महिला

surpassing - से बेहतर परिणाम देना

rest - विश्राम

tumult - हो हल्ला, दंगा, हंगामा, खलबल

joy - आनन्द

declare - बताना, प्रकट करना, कहना

expected - आशा करना, आसरा देखना, रख लेना

"How good it was in you, my dear Mr. Bennet! But I knew I should persuade you at last. I was sure you loved your girls too well to neglect such an acquaintance. Well, how pleased I am! and it is such a good joke, too, that you should have gone this morning and never said a word about it till now."

persuade - मनाना

neglect - उपेक्षा करना, लापरवाही, उपेक्षा

joke - चुटकुला, लतीफ़ा

till now - अब तक

"Now, Kitty, you may cough as much as you choose," said Mr. Bennet; and, as he spoke, he left the room, fatigued with the raptures of his wife.

fatigued - थकाना, थकान, थकावट, थकन

raptures - अत्यन्त हर्ष, हर्षोन्माद, उमङ्ग

"What an excellent father you have, girls!" said she, when the door was shut. "I do not know how you will ever make him amends for his kindness; or me, either, for that matter. At our time of life it is not so pleasant, I can tell you, to be making new acquaintances every day; but for your sakes, we would do anything. Lydia, my love, though you are the youngest, I dare say Mr.

excellent - उत्कृष्ट, उम्दा, श्रेष्ठ

shut - बन्‍द करना

amends - सुधारना, संशोधन करना

either - दो में से कोई एक, भी, या

matter - पदार्थ

pleasant - सुखद

acquaintances - ज्ञान, पहचान, परिचित, परिचय

sakes - के लिये

Bingley will dance with you at the next ball."

"Oh!" said Lydia stoutly, "I am not afraid; for though I am the youngest, I'm the tallest."

stoutly - दृढ़तापूर्वक

The rest of the evening was spent in conjecturing how soon he would return Mr. Bennet's visit, and determining when they should ask him to dinner.

conjecturing - अनुमान करना, अनुमान लगाना

determining - निश्चित करना, तय करना

Chapter 3

Not all that Mrs. Bennet, however, with the assistance of her five daughters, could ask on the subject, was sufficient to draw from her husband any satisfactory description of Mr. Bingley.

assistance - मदद, सहायता, इमदाद

sufficient - काफ़ी, पर्याप्त, यथेष्ट

satisfactory - संतोषप्रद, सन्तोषजनक, संतोषजनक

They attacked him in various ways-with barefaced questions, ingenious suppositions, and distant surmises; but he eluded the skill of them all, and they were at last obliged to accept the second-hand intelligence of their neighbour, Lady Lucas. Her report was highly favourable. Sir William had been delighted with him.

attacked - आक्रमण, आक्रान्त करना

various - विभिन्न

barefaced - निर्लज्ज, सफेद

ingenious - शानदार, प्रवीण, विदग्ध

suppositions - मानना, अनुमान, परिकल्पना

distant - दूर

surmises - लगना, अनुमान, अंदाज़ा लगाना

eluded - हाथ न आना, हाथ न आना

obliged - नैतिक नियमों से मज़बूर करना

Accept - स्वीकार करना

second-hand - (second-hand) दूसरे हाथ

intelligence - बुद्धि, अक़्ल

highly - अत्यधिक, बहुत अधिक

favourable - हितकारी, अनुकूल, स्विकाराट्मक

He was quite young, wonderfully handsome, extremely agreeable, and, to crown the whole, he meant to be at the next assembly with a large party. Nothing could be more delightful! To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love; and very lively hopes of Mr. Bingley's heart were entertained.

wonderfully - बहुत अच्छे ढंग से

extremely - अत्यधिक, बहुत ही, बहुत ही

agreeable - रजामंद

crown - राजमुकुट

assembly - जमाअत, जमात

more delightful - अधिक आनंददायक

be fond of - प्रेम करना

fond of dancing - नाचने की प्रेमी

Certain - अनिवार्य, विश्वसनीय, नियत, कोई

step - कदम, डग, पग

towards - के निकट, की तरफ़, के लिए, की ओर

lively - फुर्तीला, सक्रिय, प्रफुल्ल

heart - ह्रदय

entertained - सुनना, विचार करना, विचार करना

"If I can but see one of my daughters happily settled at Netherfield," said Mrs. Bennet to her husband, "and all the others equally well married, I shall have nothing to wish for."

Happily - सुखपूर्वक, ख़ुशी से

settled - रोकना, देना, रहना, तय करना

equally - समान रूप से, समान रूप से

wish for - कामना करना

In a few days Mr. Bingley returned Mr. Bennet's visit, and sat about ten minutes with him in his library. He had entertained hopes of being admitted to a sight of the young ladies, of whose beauty he had heard much; but he saw only the father. The ladies were somewhat more fortunate, for they had the advantage of ascertaining from an upper window that he wore a blue coat, and rode a black horse.

admitted - स्वीकार करना, अनुमति देना

sight - दर्शन, दीदार

whose - किस का, किसका

somewhat - कुछ, किंचित, थोड़ा बहुत, कुछ कुछ

fortunate - अनुकूल, सौभाग्यशाली, भाग्यशाली

ascertaining - पता लगाना, सुनिश्चित करना

black horse - काला घोड़ा

An invitation to dinner was soon afterwards dispatched; and already had Mrs. Bennet planned the courses that were to do credit to her housekeeping, when an answer arrived which deferred it all. Mr. Bingley was obliged to be in town the following day, and, consequently, unable to accept the honour of their invitation, etc. Mrs. Bennet was quite disconcerted.

afterwards - बाद में, बाद में

dispatched - हराना, प्रेषित करना, भेजना

credit - श्रेय

housekeeping - घर खर्च

deferred - स्वीकार करना, टालना, झुक जाना

be in town - शहर में होना

consequently - परिणामस्वरूप

etc - आदि

disconcerted - अशांत कर देना

She could not imagine what business he could have in town so soon after his arrival in Hertfordshire; and she began to fear that he might be always flying about from one place to another, and never settled at Netherfield as he ought to be.

arrival - आगमन

fear - भय

Lady Lucas quieted her fears a little by starting the idea of his being gone to London only to get a large party for the ball; and a report soon followed that Mr. Bingley was to bring twelve ladies and seven gentlemen with him to the assembly.

fears - बेचैनी, डर, भय, बेकली

gentlemen - रईस व्यक्ति, सज्जन

The girls grieved over such a number of ladies, but were comforted the day before the ball by hearing, that instead of twelve he brought only six with him from London-his five sisters and a cousin. And when the party entered the assembly room it consisted of only five altogether-Mr. Bingley, his two sisters, the husband of the eldest, and another young man.

grieved - शोका मनाना, दुःखित होना

comforted - आराम, सुविधा, सान्त्वना, सुख

instead - के बजाय

entered - भर्ति करना, डाला जाना, जाना

assembly room - असेम्बली कमरा

consisted - होना, शामिल होना, युक्त हो

altogether - पूर्णतया, सब मिलाकर, कुल मिलाकर

Mr. Bingley was good-looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners. His sisters were fine women, with an air of decided fashion. His brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst, merely looked the gentleman; but his friend Mr.

countenance - समर्थन, मुखाकृति, अनुमोदन करना

unaffected - अप्रभावित, अछूता

manners - आचरण, प्रक्रिया, शैली, शिष्टता

fashion - फ़ैशन

law - कानून

gentleman - रईस व्यक्ति, सज्जन

Darcy soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien, and the report which was in general circulation within five minutes after his entrance, of his having ten thousand a year. The gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man, the ladies declared he was much handsomer than Mr.

attention - ध्यान

features - दिखाना, प्रकट करना, विशेषता

noble - बहुत अच्छा, उतम, शानदार

mien - हावभाव

Circulation - खपत, गर्दिश, प्रचलन, प्रसार

within - में, भीतर, अंदर, के अंदर

entrance - प्रवेश मार्ग, द्वार

pronounced - निर्णय देना, घोषित करना

A fine figure of a man - एक अच्छा आदमी का आकृति

declared - बताना, प्रकट करना, कहना

handsomer - रमणीय, छैला, रूपवान, सुंदर

Bingley, and he was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening, till his manners gave a disgust which turned the tide of his popularity; for he was discovered to be proud; to be above his company, and above being pleased; and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend.

admiration - तारीफ़, सफत, उपमा

disgust - गुस्सा, घृणा करना, घृणा

tide - ज्वार भाटा

popularity - लोकप्रियता, सर्वमान्यता

discovered - पता लगाना, समझना, पता लगाना

proud - गर्व oun is used

estate - स्टेट, एस्टेट, संपत्ति, जायदाद

save - बचाना

forbidding - डरावना

disagreeable - अप्रिय, झगड़ालू

unworthy - कुपात्र, अनुचित, अनधिकारी

Mr. Bingley had soon made himself acquainted with all the principal people in the room; he was lively and unreserved, danced every dance, was angry that the ball closed so early, and talked of giving one himself at Netherfield. Such amiable qualities must speak for themselves. What a contrast between him and his friend! Mr. Darcy danced only once with Mrs.

principal - प्रधानाचार्य

unreserved - स्पष्टवादी, पूरा, अनारक्षित

amiable - स्नेही, मिलनसार, कांत

qualities - प्रकार, कोटि, गुण, लक्षण, माहौल

contrast - फर्क दिखाना, विरोध

Hurst and once with Miss Bingley, declined being introduced to any other lady, and spent the rest of the evening in walking about the room, speaking occasionally to one of his own party. His character was decided. He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and everybody hoped that he would never come there again. Amongst the most violent against him was Mrs.

declined - घटना, गिरावट, कम होना

Occasionally - कभीकभी

proudest - सितारा मछली, शानदार, मान

amongst - के बीच में, के बीच में

most violent - सबसे हिंसक

against - से अलग, के सहारे, विरूद्व

Bennet, whose dislike of his general behaviour was sharpened into particular resentment by his having slighted one of her daughters.

dislike - नफ़रत

behaviour - आचरण, ढंग, बर्ताव, बत्राव

sharpened - तेज़ हो जाना, तेज़ करना

particular - निराला, सतर्क, विस्तृत ब्योरा

resentment - क्रोध, विद्वेष, नाराज़ग्

slighted - छोटा, तुच्छ, साधारण

Elizabeth Bennet had been obliged, by the scarcity of gentlemen, to sit down for two dances; and during part of that time, Mr. Darcy had been standing near enough for her to hear a conversation between him and Mr. Bingley, who came from the dance for a few minutes, to press his friend to join it.

scarcity - कमी, अप्राप्यता, अभाव, दुर्लभता

press - दबाना

"Come, Darcy," said he, "I must have you dance. I hate to see you standing about by yourself in this stupid manner. You had much better dance."

standing about - लगभग खड़े होना

stupid - मूर्ख, नासमझ

"I certainly shall not. You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner. At such an assembly as this it would be insupportable. Your sisters are engaged, and there is not another woman in the room whom it would not be a punishment to me to stand up with."

detest - घृणा करना, नफ़रत करना

Unless - जब तक

particularly - विशेष रुप से, खास तौर पर

insupportable - सितारा मछली, असंगत, असह्य

engaged - नियुक्त करना, आकर्षित करना

whom - किस

punishment - सज़ा, दण्ड

"I would not be so fastidious as you are," cried Mr. Bingley, "for a kingdom! Upon my honour, I never met with so many pleasant girls in my life as I have this evening; and there are several of them you see uncommonly pretty."

fastidious - तुनुक मिज़ाज, दुस्तोषणीय

Kingdom - राज्य, बादशाहत, सल्तनत

several - कई

uncommonly - असामान्य रूप से

"You are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room," said Mr. Darcy, looking at the eldest Miss Bennet.

"Oh! She is the most beautiful creature I ever beheld! But there is one of her sisters sitting down just behind you, who is very pretty, and I dare say very agreeable. Do let me ask my partner to introduce you."

creature - जंतु, प्राणी, जानवर, मख़्लूक़

beheld - निहारना

sitting down - बैठ गया

"Which do you mean?" and turning round he looked for a moment at Elizabeth, till catching her eye, he withdrew his own and coldly said: "She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me."

turning round - घुमना

looked for - खोजा गया

catching - संक्रामक, (catch), पकड़ना

withdrew - हटाना, अलग करना, हटा लेना

coldly - रुखाई से, बिना उत्साह के

tolerable - सहनीय, कामचलाऊ, औसत दर्जे का

tempt - लुभाना, आकर्षित करना, ललचाना

consequence - परिणाम, नतीजा

smiles - अनुकूल रहना

wasting - कृशता, अपक्षय, (wast)

Mr. Bingley followed his advice. Mr. Darcy walked off; and Elizabeth remained with no very cordial feelings toward him. She told the story, however, with great spirit among her friends; for she had a lively, playful disposition, which delighted in anything ridiculous.

remained - रहना, बाकी रहना, भग्नावशेष

cordial - शिष्ट, अत्यधिक, हार्दिक

toward - की तरफ़, ओर, की ओर

spirit - भावना, जोश, प्रेतात्मा, स्वभाव

playful - आनन्दित, चंचल, अलबेला, विनोदशील

disposition - प्रवृत्ति, प्रबंध, स्थिति

ridiculous - बेतुका, हास्यास्पद

The evening altogether passed off pleasantly to the whole family. Mrs. Bennet had seen her eldest daughter much admired by the Netherfield party. Mr. Bingley had danced with her twice, and she had been distinguished by his sisters. Jane was as much gratified by this as her mother could be, though in a quieter way. Elizabeth felt Jane's pleasure.

passed - आलोचना करना, ले जाना, घाटी

pleasantly - सुखद रूप से, प्रङुल्लतापूर्वक

admired - समादर करना, प्रशंसा करना

distinguished - अलग करना, पहचानना, पहचान्ना

gratified - पूरा करना, प्रसन्न होना

pleasure - आनन्द

Mary had heard herself mentioned to Miss Bingley as the most accomplished girl in the neighbourhood; and Catherine and Lydia had been fortunate enough never to be without partners, which was all that they had yet learnt to care for at a ball. They returned, therefore, in good spirits to Longbourn, the village where they lived, and of which they were the principal inhabitants. They found Mr.

mentioned - चर्चा, कहना, उल्लेख करना, वर्णन

accomplished - पाना, प्राप्त करना, पूरा करना

in the neighbourhood - आस-पास के प्रदेश में

Catherine - female given name

care - ध्यान

spirits - भावना, जोश, प्रेतात्मा, स्वभाव

inhabitants - निवासी

Bennet still up. With a book he was regardless of time; and on the present occasion he had a good deal of curiosity as to the event of an evening which had raised such splendid expectations. He had rather hoped that his wife's views on the stranger would be disappointed; but he soon found out that he had a different story to hear.

regardless - बेपरवाह, ध्यान दिए बिना

deal - लेनदेन

curiosity - जिज्ञासा

raised - करना, निकालना, उत्तेजित करना

splendid - शानदार

expectations - उम्मीद, चाह, कफोत्सारक

Rather - अधिक, निःसन्देह, अपेक्षाकृत

Stranger - परदेशी, अपरिचित, परदेसी, अजनबी

disappointed - निष्फल् कर देना, निराश करना

"Oh! my dear Mr. Bennet," as she entered the room, "we have had a most delightful evening, a most excellent ball. I wish you had been there. Jane was so admired, nothing could be like it. Everybody said how well she looked; and Mr. Bingley thought her quite beautiful, and danced with her twice! Only think of that, my dear; he actually danced with her twice!

most delightful - सबसे आनंददायक

most excellent - सर्वोत्तम

wish - इच्छा, अभिलाषा, आरज़ू, आरजू

actually - यों, वास्तव में, असल में, वाकई

and she was the only creature in the room that he asked a second time. First of all, he asked Miss Lucas. I was so vexed to see him stand up with her! But, however, he did not admire her at all; indeed, nobody can, you know; and he seemed quite struck with Jane as she was going down the dance. So he inquired who she was, and got introduced, and asked her for the two next.

vexed - घबरा देना, चिन्तित होना, खिजाना

admire - समादर करना, प्रशंसा करना

seemed - लगना, प्रतीत होना/लगना/जान पड़ना

struck - बजना, आक्रमण, निकालना

inquired - पूछना, पता लगाना, छानबीन करना

Then the two third he danced with Miss King, and the two fourth with Maria Lucas, and the two fifth with Jane again, and the two sixth with Lizzy, and the Boulanger-"

third - तीसरा, तृतीय, तीजा

king - राजा

sixth - छठवां, षष्ठ, छठा

"If he had had any compassion for me," cried her husband impatiently, "he would not have danced half so much! For God's sake, say no more of his partners. Oh that he had sprained his ankle in the first dance!"

For God's sake - ईश्वर की कृपा के लिए

sprained - मोच, मोच आना

ankle - टखना, गुल्फ

"Oh! my dear, I am quite delighted with him. He is so excessively handsome! And his sisters are charming women. I never in my life saw anything more elegant than their dresses. I dare say the lace upon Mrs. Hurst's gown-"

excessively - t-needed i:

charming - रुशील, जादुई, मनोरम, आकर्षक

more elegant - आरामदायक

lace - फीता

gown - गाउन, चोगा

Here she was interrupted again. Mr. Bennet protested against any description of finery. She was therefore obliged to seek another branch of the subject, and related, with much bitterness of spirit and some exaggeration, the shocking rudeness of Mr. Darcy.

interrupted - रोकना, टोकना, रोक देना, काटना

protested - विरोध करना, विरोध, प्रतिवाद

finery - ठाट बाट, अलंकारित वस्त्र आदि

seek - ढूँढ़ना, ढूँढना, खोजना

branch - डाल, tशाख़, शाखा

related - बताना, वर्णन करना, संबंध रखना

bitterness - तीखापन, कटुता, तीक्ष्णता, शोक

exaggeration - अतिशयोक्ति

shocking - झटका, टक्कर, सदमा पहुँचाना

rudeness - अशिष्टता, रूखापन

"But I can assure you," she added, "that Lizzy does not lose much by not suiting his fancy; for he is a most disagreeable, horrid man, not at all worth pleasing. So high and so conceited that there was no enduring him! He walked here, and he walked there, fancying himself so very great! Not handsome enough to dance with! I wish you had been there, my dear, to have given him one of your set-downs.

suiting - सूट का कपड़ा, (suit), सूट

horrid - भयंकर, जघन्य

worth - मूल्य

conceited - घमण्ड, हास्योक्ति, गुमान

enduring - सहना, सहन करना, टिके रहना

fancying - चाहना, कल्पना करना, अनोखा

set - घटना, करना, अटल, निश्चित करना

I quite detest the man."

Chapter 4

When Jane and Elizabeth were alone, the former, who had been cautious in her praise of Mr. Bingley before, expressed to her sister just how very much she admired him.

alone - अकेला

former - भूतपूर्व

cautious - सावधान, सतर्क

Praise - तारीफ़, प्रशंसा, स्तुति, सिफत

expressed - बताना, प्रकट, प्रकट करना, तुरंत

"He is just what a young man ought to be," said she, "sensible, good-humoured, lively; and I never saw such happy manners!-so much ease, with such perfect good breeding!"

humoured - हास्य, शक्तिअ, हास्यकला

ease - शांत करना, आराम, हल्का करना

breeding - प्रजनन, अभिजाति

"He is also handsome," replied Elizabeth, "which a young man ought likewise to be, if he possibly can. His character is thereby complete."

likewise - इसी तरह, वैसे ही, तुलनीय

Possibly - संभव हो सकना, सम्भवतः, शायद

thereby - उससे, फलस्वरूप, उसके कारण

"I was very much flattered by his asking me to dance a second time. I did not expect such a compliment."

flattered - चापलूसी करना, रौशन होना[करना]

expect - आशा करना, आसरा देखना, रख लेना

compliment - तारीफ़, प्रशंसा

"Did not you? I did for you. But that is one great difference between us. Compliments always take you by surprise, and me never. What could be more natural than his asking you again? He could not help seeing that you were about five times as pretty as every other woman in the room. No thanks to his gallantry for that. Well, he certainly is very agreeable, and I give you leave to like him.

compliments - प्रशंसा, प्रशंसा करना

surprise - अचम्भा, आश्चर्य, चकित करना

more natural - अधिक प्राकृतिक

gallantry - वीरता, नारी भक्ती

You have liked many a stupider person."

many a - कई

stupider - मूर्ख, बेवकूफ़, फालतू, बेकार

"Dear Lizzy!"

"Oh! you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see a fault in anybody. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in your life."

apt - प्रवृत्ति

fault - खोट, दोष

Anybody - कोई व्यक्ति, कोई, कोई भी

human - इंसान, मनुष्य, मानव, इंसानी

"I would not wish to be hasty in censuring anyone; but I always speak what I think."

hasty - आतुर, अधीर, त्वरित

censuring - निंदा करना, निंदा, अवक्षेप

"I know you do; and it is that which makes the wonder. With your good sense, to be so honestly blind to the follies and nonsense of others! Affectation of candour is common enough-one meets with it everywhere. But to be candid without ostentation or design-to take the good of everybody's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad-belongs to you alone.

wonder - आश्चर्य

honestly - ईमानदारी से

blind - अंधा

follies - मूर्खता, फ़ली, ignorance

sense - दिशा, होश, ज्ञान, योग्यता

affectation - दिखावा, ढोंग, बनावटी बर्ताव

candour - स्पष्टवादिता, खरापन

everywhere - सर्वट्र, सभी जगाह, सर्वत्र

candid - खरा, खुले दिल का, सुस्पष्ट

ostentation - दिखावा, आडंबर

belongs - होना, रखना, सम्बन्ध रखना, बैठना

And so you like this man's sisters, too, do you? Their manners are not equal to his."

Equal - समान, बराबर

"Certainly not-at first. But they are very pleasing women when you converse with them. Miss Bingley is to live with her brother, and keep his house; and I am much mistaken if we shall not find a very charming neighbour in her."

converse - वार्तालाप करना

Elizabeth listened in silence, but was not convinced; their behaviour at the assembly had not been calculated to please in general; and with more quickness of observation and less pliancy of temper than her sister, and with a judgement too unassailed by any attention to herself, she was very little disposed to approve them.

silence - ख़ामोशी, चुप्पी, मौनता

Convinced - दृढ़ मत होना, विश्वास दिलाना

calculated - निश्चित करना, समझना, गिनती करना

observation - अवलोकन, प्रेक्षण

pliancy - अनुकूलनशीलता, लचिलापन

judgement - धारणा, परख, पहचान, निर्णय

disposed - सजाना, ठीक रखना, ठिकाने लगाना

approve - अनुमोदन करना

They were in fact very fine ladies; not deficient in good humour when they were pleased, nor in the power of making themselves agreeable when they chose it, but proud and conceited.

deficient - कम, अपूर्ण, न्यून, हीन

power - शक्ति

They were rather handsome, had been educated in one of the first private seminaries in town, had a fortune of twenty thousand pounds, were in the habit of spending more than they ought, and of associating with people of rank, and were therefore in every respect entitled to think well of themselves, and meanly of others.

Rather - अधिक, निःसन्देह, अपेक्षाकृत

educated - सिक्षा देना, शिक्षा देना, सिखना

private - checkनिजी

seminaries - धर्मप्रशिक्षणालय

A fortune - धन

habit - आदत

associating with - संगमरमर करना

rank - ओहदा

entitled - उपाधि देना, अधिकार देना

meanly - नीचतापूर्वक, कठोरतापूर्वक

They were of a respectable family in the north of England; a circumstance more deeply impressed on their memories than that their brother's fortune and their own had been acquired by trade.

respectable - प्रणम्य, नमनीय, आदरणीय

circumstance - परिस्थिति

deeply - बहुत अधिक, बहुत अधिक, बहुत ही

impressed - प्रभावित करना, प्रभाव डालना

memories - स्मरण शक्ति, याद, याददाश्त

acquired - प्राप्त करना, लाना

by trade - व्यापार से

Mr. Bingley inherited property to the amount of nearly a hundred thousand pounds from his father, who had intended to purchase an estate, but did not live to do it. Mr.

inherited - पाना

amount - मात्रा

nearly - लगभग

purchase - खरीद, खरीदी हुई बस्तु

Bingley intended it likewise, and sometimes made choice of his county; but as he was now provided with a good house and the liberty of a manor, it was doubtful to many of those who best knew the easiness of his temper, whether he might not spend the remainder of his days at Netherfield, and leave the next generation to purchase.

choice - चुनाव

county - काउण्टी

provided with - प्रदान किया गया

liberty - आज़ादी

Manor - जागीर, गढ़ी

doubtful - अनिश्चित, संदिग्ध, संदेह

easiness - the quality of being easy

whether - चाहें, कि

remainder - बाक़ी, बाकी

generation - पीढ़ी, पुश्त, नस्ल

His sisters were anxious for his having an estate of his own; but, though he was now only established as a tenant, Miss Bingley was by no means unwilling to preside at his table-nor was Mrs. Hurst, who had married a man of more fashion than fortune, less disposed to consider his house as her home when it suited her. Mr.

anxious - चिन्ताजनक, उत्सुक, चिन्तित

established - प्रमाणित करना, स्थापित करना

tenant - किरायेदार

unwilling - अनिच्छुक, अनुत्सुक, असहयोगशील

preside - पीठासीन

suited - होटल का कमरा, अनुगामी, परिजन

Bingley had not been of age two years, when he was tempted by an accidental recommendation to look at Netherfield House. He did look at it, and into it for half-an-hour-was pleased with the situation and the principal rooms, satisfied with what the owner said in its praise, and took it immediately.

tempted - लुभाना, आकर्षित करना, ललचाना

accidental - आकस्मिक, अप्रत्याशित, सांयोगिक

recommendation - सिफ़ारिश

satisfied - शांत करना, आपूर्ति करना

Between him and Darcy there was a very steady friendship, in spite of great opposition of character. Bingley was endeared to Darcy by the easiness, openness, and ductility of his temper, though no disposition could offer a greater contrast to his own, and though with his own he never appeared dissatisfied.

steady - दृढ़

friendship - दोस्ती, मित्रता

spite - द्वेष-विद्वेष, मनमुटाव, गांठ

opposition - विमुखता

endeared - प्रिय बनाना, प्रिय बनाना

openness - ईमानदारी

ductility - तन्यता

appeared - होना, प्रकट होना, दिखाई देना

dissatisfied - असंतुष्ट, असन्तुष्ट, असंतोषी

On the strength of Darcy's regard, Bingley had the firmest reliance, and of his judgement the highest opinion. In understanding, Darcy was the superior. Bingley was by no means deficient, but Darcy was clever. He was at the same time haughty, reserved, and fastidious, and his manners, though well-bred, were not inviting. In that respect his friend had greatly the advantage.

strength - शक्ति, ताक़त, बल

regard - मानना

firmest - स्थिर, अटल, मजबूत बनाना

reliance - आसरा

superior - उत्कृष्ट, अच्छा, श्रेष्ठ, उच्च

clever - होशियार

haughty - घमंडी, घमण्डी, अविनयी

reserved - संचय, अलग छोड़ देना, प्रतिबंध

bred - पोला, (breed), ज़ात, बिरादरी

inviting - उकसाना, बुलाना, आमंट्रित करना

greatly - अत्यन्त, बहुत ही, बहुत ही

Bingley was sure of being liked wherever he appeared, Darcy was continually giving offense.

wherever - कहीं भी, जिधर, जब जब, जहाँ कहीं

continually - लगातार, निरंतर

offense - वार

The manner in which they spoke of the Meryton assembly was sufficiently characteristic. Bingley had never met with more pleasant people or prettier girls in his life; everybody had been most kind and attentive to him; there had been no formality, no stiffness; he had soon felt acquainted with all the room; and, as to Miss Bennet, he could not conceive an angel more beautiful.

sufficiently - काफ़ी, पर्याप्त मात्रा में

characteristic - विशेषता

more pleasant - अधिक आनंददायक

attentive - सतर्क, अवधानी

formality - शिष्टाचार, औपचारिकता, बाह्याचार

stiffness - कठोरता, कड़ापन, जड़ता, अकड़न

conceive - कल्पना करना, अनुमान होना

angel - देवदूत

more beautiful - अधिक सुंदर

Darcy, on the contrary, had seen a collection of people in whom there was little beauty and no fashion, for none of whom he had felt the smallest interest, and from none received either attention or pleasure. Miss Bennet he acknowledged to be pretty, but she smiled too much.

contrary - प्रतिकूल, उलटा, विपरीत, ज़िद्दी

collection - संग्रह

received - पाना, स्वीकार करना

smiled - अनुकूल रहना

Mrs. Hurst and her sister allowed it to be so-but still they admired her and liked her, and pronounced her to be a sweet girl, and one whom they would not object to know more of. Miss Bennet was therefore established as a sweet girl, and their brother felt authorized by such commendation to think of her as he chose.

allowed - स्वीकार करना, मिलना, देना

sweet girl - मिठाई लड़की

object to - अंग्रेजी से हिंदी में अनुवाद करें

authorized - अधिकार देना, अधिकार देना

commendation - प्रशंसा, सराहना, प्रशस्ति

Chapter 5

Within a short walk of Longbourn lived a family with whom the Bennets were particularly intimate. Sir William Lucas had been formerly in trade in Meryton, where he had made a tolerable fortune, and risen to the honour of knighthood by an address to the king during his mayoralty. The distinction had perhaps been felt too strongly.

intimate - बताना, घनिष्ठ, आत्मीय, सुपरिचित

Formerly - विगत काल में, पहले

trade - व्यापार

risen - उदय होना, निकलना, चढना

knighthood - नाइट की उपाधि, सामन्त की उपाधि

address to - के लिए पता

mayoralty - मेयर का पद, मेयर का कार्यकाल

distinction - प्रतिष्ठा, पार्थक्य, अन्तर

strongly - काफ़ी, प्रभावशाली ढंग से

It had given him a disgust to his business, and to his residence in a small market town; and, in quitting them both, he had removed with his family to a house about a mile from Meryton, denominated from that period Lucas Lodge, where he could think with pleasure of his own importance, and, unshackled by business, occupy himself solely in being civil to all the world.

residence - निवास, रहने का स्थान

quitting - छोड़ देना

removed - निकालना, हटाना, श्रेणी

denominated - नाम रखना

Lodge - रखना, जमा करना, मकान, दायर करना

importance - अहमियत

unshackled - बंधनमुक्त

occupy - रहना, ग्रहण करना, कब्जा करना

solely - पूरी तरह से, पूरी तरह से

civil - सिविल, नागरिक

For, though elated by his rank, it did not render him supercilious; on the contrary, he was all attention to everybody. by nature inoffensive, friendly, and obliging, his presentation at St. James's had made him courteous.

elated - प्रफुल्लित करना[होना]

render - देना

supercilious - तिरस्कारपूर्ण, घमंडी, घमण्डी

by nature - प्राकृतिक रूप से

inoffensive - अनाक्रामक, सहृदय

obliging - नैतिक नियमों से मज़बूर करना

presentation - प्रदर्शन, व्याख्यान, उपहारअ

James - book of the Bible

courteous - शालीन, विनीत, भद्र, निवेदक

Lady Lucas was a very good kind of woman, not too clever to be a valuable neighbour to Mrs. Bennet. They had several children. The eldest of them, a sensible, intelligent young woman, about twenty-seven, was Elizabeth's intimate friend.

valuable - क़ीमती

intelligent - बुद्धिमान, चतुर

That the Miss Lucases and the Miss Bennets should meet to talk over a ball was absolutely necessary; and the morning after the assembly brought the former to Longbourn to hear and to communicate.

talk over - बात करना

absolutely - बिलकुल, बिल्कुल

necessary - ज़रूरी

communicate - फैलाना, व्यक्त करना, पहुँचाना

"You began the evening well, Charlotte," said Mrs. Bennet with civil self-command to Miss Lucas. "You were Mr. Bingley's first choice."

Charlotte - female given name

self - खुद, ख़ुद, स्वयं, नफ्स

Command - आदेश, आज्ञा, दस्तूर, फ़रमान

"Yes; but he seemed to like his second better."

"Oh! you mean Jane, I suppose, because he danced with her twice. To be sure that did seem as if he admired her-indeed I rather believe he did-I heard something about it-but I hardly know what-something about Mr. Robinson."

suppose - समझना, लगना, सोचना, मानना

Seem - लगना, दिखना

hardly - थोड़े

"Perhaps you mean what I overheard between him and Mr. Robinson; did not I mention it to you? Mr. Robinson's asking him how he liked our Meryton assemblies, and whether he did not think there were a great many pretty women in the room, and which he thought the prettiest? and his answering immediately to the last question: 'Oh!

overheard - संयोग से सुन लेना

the eldest Miss Bennet, beyond a doubt; there cannot be two opinions on that point.'"

beyond - के बाद, आगे, के अलावा

doubt - संदेह करना

"Upon my word! Well, that is very decided indeed-that does seem as if-but, however, it may all come to nothing, you know."

come to nothing - कुछ नहीं होना

"My overhearings were more to the purpose than yours, Eliza," said Charlotte. "Mr. Darcy is not so well worth listening to as his friend, is he?-poor Eliza!-to be only just tolerable."

purpose - उद्देश्य, प्रयोजन

only just - केवल अभी

"I beg you would not put it into Lizzy's head to be vexed by his ill-treatment, for he is such a disagreeable man, that it would be quite a misfortune to be liked by him. Mrs. Long told me last night that he sat close to her for half-an-hour without once opening his lips."

beg - भीख मांगना

treatment - इलाज, चिकित्सा

misfortune - दुर्भाग्य, बदकिस्मती, अवदशा

lips - किनारा, चूम्मन लेना, चूमन लेना

"Are you quite sure, ma'am?-is not there a little mistake?" said Jane. "I certainly saw Mr. Darcy speaking to her."

Ma - एम् एए, माँ, एम् एए

"Aye-because she asked him at last how he liked Netherfield, and he could not help answering her; but she said he seemed quite angry at being spoke to."

"Miss Bingley told me," said Jane, "that he never speaks much, unless among his intimate acquaintances. With them he is remarkably agreeable."

remarkably - उल्लेखनीयता से

"I do not believe a word of it, my dear. If he had been so very agreeable, he would have talked to Mrs. Long. But I can guess how it was; everybody says that he is eat up with pride, and I dare say he had heard somehow that Mrs. Long does not keep a carriage, and had come to the ball in a hack chaise."

eat up - खाओ

somehow - किसी भी तरह, किसी कारण से

carriage - गाड़ी

hack - टुकडे़ करना

"I do not mind his not talking to Mrs. Long," said Miss Lucas, "but I wish he had danced with Eliza."

"another time, Lizzy," said her mother, "I would not dance with him, if I were you."

another time - एक और समय

"I believe, ma'am, I may safely promise you never to dance with him."

safely - निश्चित रूप से, आराम से

promise - वचन, शपथ, वादा, सौगन्द

"His pride," said Miss Lucas, "does not offend me so much as pride often does, because there is an excuse for it. One cannot wonder that so very fine a young man, with family, fortune, everything in his favour, should think highly of himself. If I may so express it, he has a right to be proud."

offend - अपमान करना

Excuse - बहाना

favour - कृपा

express - व्यक्त करना

"That is very true," replied Elizabeth, "and I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine."

easily - निःसन्देह, आसानी से, तुरन्त

forgive - माफ़ करना, क्षमा करना

mortified - नीचा दिखाना, शर्मिंदा करना

mine - मेरा

"Pride," observed Mary, who piqued herself upon the solidity of her reflections, "is a very common failing, I believe. By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed; that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary.

observed - अनुपालन करना, कहना, देखना

piqued - चिढ़, खीझ, चोट करना, ख़ीज

solidity - ठोसपन, मजबूती, दृढ़ता

reflections - झलक, परछाई, आरोप, दोष, चिंतन

failing - कमी, के न होने पर

nature - प्रकृति, फ़ितरत, तबीयत, tक़ुदरत

prone - औंधा, प्रवृत्त, झुका हुआ, अधोमुख

cherish - मन में लाना/ध्यान करना, पालना

complacency - संतोष, आत्मसंतोष

score - कोड़ी

quality - गुण, गुणवत्ता

imaginary - कल्पनिक

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us."

vanity - दिखावा, निरर्थकता, घमण्ड

often used - अक्सर उपयोग किया जाता है

synonymously - समानार्थी रूप से

vain - व्यर्थ, अहंकारी, खोखला, असार

relates - बताना, वर्णन करना, संबंध रखना

ourselves - हम स्वंय, स्वयम्, हम स्वंय

"If I were as rich as Mr. Darcy," cried a young Lucas, who came with his sisters, "I should not care how proud I was. I would keep a pack of foxhounds, and drink a bottle of wine a day."

pack - पोटली

foxhounds - लोमड़ी का शिकार करने वाला कुत्ता

"Then you would drink a great deal more than you ought," said Mrs. Bennet; "and if I were to see you at it, I should take away your bottle directly."

directly - सीधे, जल्दी, तुरन्त, स्पष्टतः

The boy protested that she should not; she continued to declare that she would, and the argument ended only with the visit.

argument - तर्क, झगड़ा, विषय, बहस, दलील

Chapter 6

The ladies of Longbourn soon waited on those of Netherfield. The visit was soon returned in due form. Miss Bennet's pleasing manners grew on the goodwill of Mrs. Hurst and Miss Bingley; and though the mother was found to be intolerable, and the younger sisters not worth speaking to, a wish of being better acquainted with them was expressed towards the two eldest.

in due form - सही प्रकार में

goodwill - सद्भावना, साख

intolerable - असहनीय, असह्य

By Jane, this attention was received with the greatest pleasure, but Elizabeth still saw superciliousness in their treatment of everybody, hardly excepting even her sister, and could not like them; though their kindness to Jane, such as it was, had a value as arising in all probability from the influence of their brother's admiration.

superciliousness - नकचढ़ापन, उपेक्षा

excepting - को छोड़कर, शामिल नहिं करना

value - मूल्य, क़ीमत, क़द्र

arising - उठाना, (arise) उठाना

probability - सम्भाविकी, सम्भावना, सम्भाव्यता

influence - प्रभाव, असर

It was generally evident whenever they met, that he did admire her and to her it was equally evident that Jane was yielding to the preference which she had begun to entertain for him from the first, and was in a way to be very much in love; but she considered with pleasure that it was not likely to be discovered by the world in general, since Jane united, with great strength of feeling, a composure of temper and a uniform cheerfulness of manner which would guard her from the suspicions of the impertinent. She mentioned this to her friend Miss Lucas.

generally - अक्सर, प्रा, व्यापक रुप से

evident - प्रकट, स्पष्ट, प्रत्यक्ष

whenever - कब, जब भी, जिस समय भी

yielding - स्वीकृति, लचीला, समर्पण, सुनम्य

entertain - मनोरंजन

United - मिलना, मिलाना

composure - आत्मसंयम, धैर्य

uniform - वर्दी, यूनिफ़ॉर्म

cheerfulness - प्रसन्नता

guard - रक्षक, पासबान, मुहाफ़िज़

suspicions - खटका, अविश्वास, पुट, शक, संदेह

impertinent - धृष्ट, ढीठ, उद्दंडतापूर्ण

"It may perhaps be pleasant," replied Charlotte, "to be able to impose on the public in such a case; but it is sometimes a disadvantage to be so very guarded. If a woman conceals her affection with the same skill from the object of it, she may lose the opportunity of fixing him; and it will then be but poor consolation to believe the world equally in the dark.

impose - लगाना, थोपना, लागू करना

public - सार्वजनिक

case - मामला

disadvantage - प्रतिकूल परिस्थिति, नुक्सान

guarded - पहरेदार, बचाव, रक्षण करना

conceals - छिपाना

affection - स्नेह, प्यार

opportunity - अवसर, मौक़ा

fixing - मरम्मती, (fix)

consolation - संतना

There is so much of gratitude or vanity in almost every attachment, that it is not safe to leave any to itself. We can all begin freely-a slight preference is natural enough; but there are very few of us who have heart enough to be really in love without encouragement. In nine cases out of ten a women had better show more affection than she feels.

gratitude - आभार, कृतज्ञता, शुक्र r=śukr

almost - लगभग, तक़रीबन, प्राय

attachment - लगाव

safe - सुरक्षित

itself - स्वयं, अपने आप, स्वयम्

freely - स्वतंत्रतापूर्वक

Slight - थोड़ा

encouragement - प्रोत्साहन

Bingley likes your sister undoubtedly; but he may never do more than like her, if she does not help him on."

Undoubtedly - निश्चित रूप से

"But she does help him on, as much as her nature will allow. If I can perceive her regard for him, he must be a simpleton, indeed, not to discover it too."

allow - इजाज़त देना

perceive - अर्थ लगाना, देखना, महसूस करना

simpleton - मूर्ख, बुद्धू, गधा, अहमक, गर्दभ

discover - खोज निकालना, खोज करना

"Remember, Eliza, that he does not know Jane's disposition as you do."

"But if a woman is partial to a man, and does not endeavour to conceal it, he must find it out."

partial - आंशिक, अधूरा

endeavour - प्रयत्न करना

conceal - छिपाना

"Perhaps he must, if he sees enough of her. But, though Bingley and Jane meet tolerably often, it is never for many hours together; and, as they always see each other in large mixed parties, it is impossible that every moment should be employed in conversing together. Jane should therefore make the most of every half-hour in which she can command his attention.

tolerably - ठीक ठाक, कामचलाऊ ढंग से

mixed - मिलना, मिश्रण, मिलाना

employed - used, working

conversing - विपरीत, वार्तालाप करना

When she is secure of him, there will be more leisure for falling in love as much as she chooses."

secure - प्राप्त करना, निश्चित, सुरक्षित

leisure - अवकाश, फ़ुर्सत

"Your plan is a good one," replied Elizabeth, "where nothing is in question but the desire of being well married, and if I were determined to get a rich husband, or any husband, I dare say I should adopt it. But these are not Jane's feelings; she is not acting by design. as yet, she cannot even be certain of the degree of her own regard nor of its reasonableness.

adopt - स्वीकार करना, चुनना, मानना

acting - कार्यकारी, अभिनय

as yet - अभी तक

degree - उपाधि, डिग्री

reasonableness - संयम, विश्वसनीयता, विवेक

She has known him only a fortnight. She danced four dances with him at Meryton; she saw him one morning at his own house, and has since dined with him in company four times. This is not quite enough to make her understand his character."

dined - भोजन करना, भोजन करना

"Not as you represent it. Had she merely dined with him, she might only have discovered whether he had a good appetite; but you must remember that four evenings have also been spent together-and four evenings may do a great deal."

represent - प्रतिनिधित्व करना

dined - हो हल्ला, शोरगुल, शोरगुल करना

appetite - इच्छा, रुचि, भूख

"Yes; these four evenings have enabled them to ascertain that they both like Vingt-un better than Commerce; but with respect to any other leading characteristic, I do not imagine that much has been unfolded."

enabled - प्राप्त करना, अधिकार देना

ascertain - पता लगाना, सुनिश्चित करना

commerce - व्यापार, तिजारत, वाणिज्य, सौदा

leading - प्रमुख, प्रथम, मुख्य

unfolded - फैलाना, प्रकट करना, खोलना

"Well," said Charlotte, "I wish Jane success with all my heart; and if she were married to him to-morrow, I should think she had as good a chance of happiness as if she were to be studying his character for a twelvemonth. Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Happiness - ख़ुशी

twelvemonth - बारह मास, बारह मास

marriage - शादी, विवाह, ब्याह

entirely - पूरी तरह से, पूरी तरह से

If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life."

dispositions - प्रवृत्ति, प्रबंध, स्थिति

beforehand - पहले से, पहले ही, पहले से ही

advance - बयाना देना

Felicity - उत्तम प्रकार से

continue - बने रहना, करते रहना

unlike - विपरीत

vexation - परेशानी, संताप, क्लेश, खीझ

defects - दोष, खराबी

pass - गुजरना, आगे बढ़ना

"You make me laugh, Charlotte; but it is not sound. You know it is not sound, and that you would never act in this way yourself."

Occupied in observing Mr. Bingley's attentions to her sister, Elizabeth was far from suspecting that she was herself becoming an object of some interest in the eyes of his friend. Mr. Darcy had at first scarcely allowed her to be pretty; he had looked at her without admiration at the ball; and when they next met, he looked at her only to criticise.

occupied - रहना, ग्रहण करना, कब्जा करना

attentions - ध्यान, सावधान, परोपकारी अवधान

suspecting - समझना, लगना, क्षतिग्रस्त

scarcely - शायद ही, केवल, मुश्किल से

criticise - आलोचना करना

But no sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she hardly had a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes. To this discovery succeeded some others equally mortifying.

clear - बताना, दूर करना, पूरा करना

feature - अंग्रेजी से हिंदी में अनुवाद: विशेषता

rendered - देना, अर्पण करना, पैदा करना

expression - मुहावरा, इबारत

discovery - खोज, आविष्कार

succeeded - कामयाबी हासिल करना

mortifying - नीचा दिखाना, शर्मिंदा करना

Though he had detected with a critical eye more than one failure of perfect symmetry in her form, he was forced to acknowledge her figure to be light and pleasing; and in spite of his asserting that her manners were not those of the fashionable world, he was caught by their easy playfulness.

detected - पता लगाना, पता लगाना, पकड़ना

critical - ठीक, शोचनीय, सूक्ष्म, पूरा

failure - असफलता

symmetry - सममिति

forced - बल, गुण, दल, विवश करना, शक्ति

acknowledge - स्वीकार करना, माना जा जाना

figure - नमूना, विचार करना, कल्पना करना

asserting - दिखाना, जोर देना

fashionable - प्रचलित, फैशन परस्त

caught - होना, पाना, रोकना, सुनना, समझना

playfulness - चंचलता, आनन्द, मसखरापन, आनंद

Of this she was perfectly unaware; to her he was only the man who made himself agreeable nowhere, and who had not thought her handsome enough to dance with.

perfectly - सितारा मछली, पूर्णतः

unaware - अनभिज्ञ, अनजान, बेख़बर, अनवधान

nowhere - सुदूर, कहीं नहीं

He began to wish to know more of her, and as a step towards conversing with her himself, attended to her conversation with others. His doing so drew her notice. It was at Sir William Lucas's, where a large party were assembled.

attended - ध्यान केंद्रित करना, साथ जाना

notice - ध्यान देना

assembled - एकत्रित होना, जमा होना

"What does Mr. Darcy mean," said she to Charlotte, "by listening to my conversation with Colonel Forster?"

Colonel - कर्नल

"That is a question which Mr. Darcy only can answer."

"But if he does it any more I shall certainly let him know that I see what he is about. He has a very satirical eye, and if I do not begin by being impertinent myself, I shall soon grow afraid of him."

satirical - उपहासात्मक/व्यंग्यात्मक

On his approaching them soon afterwards, though without seeming to have any intention of speaking, Miss Lucas defied her friend to mention such a subject to him; which immediately provoking Elizabeth to do it, she turned to him and said:

approaching - पद्धति, सन्निकर्ष, समीप आना

seeming - प्रत्यक्ष, प्रतीयमान

intention - इरादा

defied - विरोध करना, सामना करना

provoking - उत्तेजित करना, उत्पन्न करना

"Did you not think, Mr. Darcy, that I expressed myself uncommonly well just now, when I was teasing Colonel Forster to give us a ball at Meryton?"

"With great energy; but it is always a subject which makes a lady energetic."

energy - ऊर्जा, शक्ति

energetic - बल, चुस्त, ओजस्वी, कर्मठ, तेजस

"You are severe on us."

severe - भारी, सरल, कठोर, तीखा, तीव्र

"It will be her turn soon to be teased," said Miss Lucas. "I am going to open the instrument, Eliza, and you know what follows."

teased - शरारत, परेशान करना, शरारती

instrument - साधन

"You are a very strange creature by way of a friend!-always wanting me to play and sing before anybody and everybody! If my vanity had taken a musical turn, you would have been invaluable; but as it is, I would really rather not sit down before those who must be in the habit of hearing the very best performers.

strange - अजीब

musical - म्यूज़िकल

invaluable - बहुमूल्य, अमूल्य

performers - कलाकार, प्रदर्शक, अभिनेता/कर्ता

" On Miss Lucas's persevering, however, she added, "Very well, if it must be so, it must." And gravely glancing at Mr. Darcy, "There is a fine old saying, which everybody here is of course familiar with: 'Keep your breath to cool your porridge'; and I shall keep mine to swell my song."

persevering - डटा रहना, डटा रहना

gravely - गंभीर भाव से, गंभीर भाव से

glancing - झलकना, (glance) झलकना

familiar - घनिष्ठ, साधारण

breath - श्वास, साँस, दम

porridge - दलिया, दलिया/रबडी

swell - सूजना, फूलना, उठना, उमड़ पड़ना

Her performance was pleasing, though by no means capital. After a song or two, and before she could reply to the entreaties of several that she would sing again, she was eagerly succeeded at the instrument by her sister Mary, who having, in consequence of being the only plain one in the family, worked hard for knowledge and accomplishments, was always impatient for display.

performance - कार्य, प्रदर्शन, क्रिया, पालन

entreaties - अनुनय विनय, विनती

eagerly - व्यग्रता से

plain - सादा

accomplishments - समापन, कार्यसिद्धि, कौशल

impatient - उतसुक, बेचैन, उत्सुक, उतावला

display - बताना, प्रदर्शन, दिखाना

Mary had neither genius nor taste; and though vanity had given her application, it had given her likewise a pedantic air and conceited manner, which would have injured a higher degree of excellence than she had reached.

neither - भी नहीं

genius - तेज़ दिमाग वाला

taste - स्वाद, hi ज़ायक़ा

application - ऍप्लिकेशन

pedantic - पण्डिताऊ

injured - घायल, नुकसान पहुच्ना

excellence - कमाल

reached - पाना, फैलना, फैलाना

Elizabeth, easy and unaffected, had been listened to with much more pleasure, though not playing half so well; and Mary, at the end of a long concerto, was glad to purchase praise and gratitude by Scotch and Irish airs, at the request of her younger sisters, who, with some of the Lucases, and two or three officers, joined eagerly in dancing at one end of the room.

concerto - बन्दिश

Scotch - खरोंच, स्कच व्हिस्की

Irish - आयरलैंड संबंधी, आयरिश

request - निवेदन, अनुरोध, फ़रमाइश

officers - अधिकारी, पदाधिकारी, सिपाही

Mr. Darcy stood near them in silent indignation at such a mode of passing the evening, to the exclusion of all conversation, and was too much engrossed by his thoughts to perceive that Sir William Lucas was his neighbour, till Sir William thus began:

silent - चुप

indignation - रोष, क्रोध/रोष, नाराज़गी

mode - तरीका

passing - पासिंग, (pas) पासिंग

exclusion - बहिष्कार, बहिष्करण, अपवर्जन

engrossed - मोटे अक्षरों में लिखना

thoughts - विचार, मत, इरादा, विचारधारा

thus - इस प्रकार

"What a charming amusement for young people this is, Mr. Darcy! There is nothing like dancing after all. I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished society."

refinements - सुधार, सुसंस्कृति

polished - चमकाना, चमक, रोगन करना

Society - समाज

"Certainly, sir; and it has the advantage also of being in vogue amongst the less polished societies of the world. Every savage can dance."

vogue - प्रचलन, लोकप्रियता

societies - वर्ग, साथ, सभा, संस्था, समुदाय

savage - असभ्य, दुष्ट, तीव्र, काटना

Sir William only smiled. "Your friend performs delightfully," he continued after a pause, on seeing Bingley join the group; "and I doubt not that you are an adept in the science yourself, Mr. Darcy."

performs - करना, दिखाना, गाना, अभिनय करना

delightfully - रुचिकर ढंग से, खुशी से

pause - रुकना, ठहरना

adept - प्रवीण

"You saw me dance at Meryton, I believe, sir."

"Yes, indeed, and received no inconsiderable pleasure from the sight. Do you often dance at St. James's?"

inconsiderable - अल्प, मामूली

"Never, sir."

"Do you not think it would be a proper compliment to the place?"

proper - उचित

"It is a compliment which I never pay to any place if I can avoid it."

avoid - रोकना, दूर रहना, टालना, से बचना

"You have a house in town, I conclude?"

conclude - निश्चित करना, तय करना

Mr. Darcy bowed.

bowed - झुकाना, सिर झुकाना, गलही

"I had once had some thought of fixing in town myself-for I am fond of superior society; but I did not feel quite certain that the air of London would agree with Lady Lucas."

fond - प्रिय

He paused in hopes of an answer; but his companion was not disposed to make any; and Elizabeth at that instant moving towards them, he was struck with the action of doing a very gallant thing, and called out to her:

paused - विराम, रूकना, ठहराव, रोक, रुकना

companion - साथी

instant - तुरन्त

gallant - बहादुर

"My dear Miss Eliza, why are you not dancing? Mr. Darcy, you must allow me to present this young lady to you as a very desirable partner. You cannot refuse to dance, I am sure when so much beauty is before you." And, taking her hand, he would have given it to Mr.

desirable - योग्य, वांछित, वांछनीय, इष्ट

refuse - अस्वीकार करना

Darcy who, though extremely surprised, was not unwilling to receive it, when she instantly drew back, and said with some discomposure to Sir William:

surprised - अचम्भा, आश्चर्य, चकित करना

receive - प्राप्त करना, अगवानी करना

instantly - तुरंत, तत्काल, शीघ्र

discomposure - व्याकुलता

"Indeed, sir, I have not the least intention of dancing. I entreat you not to suppose that I moved this way in order to beg for a partner."

entreat - अनुनय विनय करना

beg for - कुचलना

Mr. Darcy, with grave propriety, requested to be allowed the honour of her hand, but in vain. Elizabeth was determined; nor did Sir William at all shake her purpose by his attempt at persuasion.

grave - कब्र

propriety - मर्यादा, औचित्यअ, शिष्टाचार

requested - विनती करना, अनुरोध करना, आवेदन

in vain - वेरीन

shake - झटका, घुमाना, मिलाना

attempt - कोशिश करना

persuasion - धारणा, अनुनय, धर्म

"You excel so much in the dance, Miss Eliza, that it is cruel to deny me the happiness of seeing you; and though this gentleman dislikes the amusement in general, he can have no objection, I am sure, to oblige us for one half-hour."

excel - बढकर करना, बढकर करना

cruel - निर्दयी

deny - अस्वीकार करना

dislikes - घृणा, नापसंद करना, द्वेष, अरुचि

oblige - नैतिक नियमों से मज़बूर करना

"Mr. Darcy is all politeness," said Elizabeth, smiling.

politeness - शिष्टता, अदब, नज़ाकत, सभ्यता

smiling - स्मिता, (smile), tमुस्कान

"He is, indeed; but, considering the inducement, my dear Miss Eliza, we cannot wonder at his complaisance-for who would object to such a partner?"

considering - यह देखते हुए, यह देखते हुए

inducement - प्रलोभन, प्रोत्साहन

complaisance - शिष्टता, सौजन्य, भलमनसी

Elizabeth looked archly, and turned away. Her resistance had not injured her with the gentleman, and he was thinking of her with some complacency, when thus accosted by Miss Bingley:

archly - कुटिलता से, कुटिलता से

resistance - विरोध, प्रतिरोध, मुक़ाबला

accosted - टोकना, फँसाना, संबोधन करना

"I can guess the subject of your reverie."

reverie - दिवास्वप्न

"I should imagine not."

"You are considering how insupportable it would be to pass many evenings in this manner-in such society; and indeed I am quite of your opinion. I was never more annoyed! The insipidity, and yet the noise-the nothingness, and yet the self-importance of all those people! What would I give to hear your strictures on them!"

more annoyed - और उत्सुक

insipidity - अस्वादुता

noise - शोर, रव, आहट

nothingness - अनस्तित्व, अस्तित्वहीनता

strictures - व्यवहार को नियन्त्रित करनेवाला नियम

"Your conjecture is totally wrong, I assure you. My mind was more agreeably engaged. I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow."

conjecture - अनुमान करना, अनुमान लगाना

totally - पूरी तरह से, हर तरह से

agreeably - सहमति से, सुखद ढंग से

meditating - का इरादा करना, ध्यान करना

bestow - प्रदान करना

Miss Bingley immediately fixed her eyes on his face, and desired he would tell her what lady had the credit of inspiring such reflections. Mr. Darcy replied with great intrepidity:

desired - इच्छा, चाहना, तृष्णा

inspiring - उत्पन्न होना, प्रेरित करना

intrepidity - साहस

"Miss Elizabeth Bennet."

"Miss Elizabeth Bennet!" repeated Miss Bingley. "I am all astonishment. How long has she been such a favourite?-and pray, when am I to wish you joy?"

Pray - प्रार्थना करना

"That is exactly the question which I expected you to ask. A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment. I knew you would be wishing me joy."

exactly - वास्तव में, ठीक ठीक/यथार्थतः

imagination - कल्पना, तसव्वुर, तख़य्युल

rapid - द्रुतगामी, त्वरित, तत्काल

jumps - अचानक होना, आगे बढना

matrimony - विवाह, वैवाहिक जीवन

wishing - इच्छा, अभिलाषा

"Nay, if you are serious about it, I shall consider the matter is absolutely settled. You will be having a charming mother-in-law, indeed; and, of course, she will always be at Pemberley with you."

Nay - अस्वीकृति, नहीं, बल्कि

serious - जटिल, महत्वपूर्ण, रहस्यमय, घोर

He listened to her with perfect indifference while she chose to entertain herself in this manner; and as his composure convinced her that all was safe, her wit flowed long.

indifference - उदासीनता, उपेक्षा

entertain - सुनना, विचार करना, विचार करना

wit - हाजिर-जवाबी

flowed - बहना, प्रवाह, चलना, धारा

Chapter 7

Mr. Bennet's property consisted almost entirely in an estate of two thousand a year, which, unfortunately for his daughters, was entailed, in default of heirs male, on a distant relation; and their mother's fortune, though ample for her situation in life, could but ill supply the deficiency of his. Her father had been an attorney in Meryton, and had left her four thousand pounds.

unfortunately - दुर्भाग्यवश

entailed - अपरिहार्य होना, आवश्यक बना देना

default - व्यतिक्रम

heirs - उत्तराधिकारी

male - मर्द

relation - नाता, संबंध, रिश्तेदारी, संबन्ध

ample - प्रचुर, पर्याप्त

supply - सप्लाई करना

deficiency - कमी, दोष

attorney - वकील, अधिवक्ता, मुख्त्यार

She had a sister married to a Mr. Phillips, who had been a clerk to their father and succeeded him in the business, and a brother settled in London in a respectable line of trade.

clerk - क्लर्क, बाबू

trade - व्यापार, तिजारत, सौदा

The village of Longbourn was only one mile from Meryton; a most convenient distance for the young ladies, who were usually tempted thither three or four times a week, to pay their duty to their aunt and to a milliner's shop just over the way.

most convenient - सबसे सुविधाजनक

distance - दूरी, फ़ासला, फासला

thither - उधर

Duty - कृत्य, कर्तव्य

milliner - नारी टोपी विक्रेता

over the way - दूर दूर तक

The two youngest of the family, Catherine and Lydia, were particularly frequent in these attentions; their minds were more vacant than their sisters', and when nothing better offered, a walk to Meryton was necessary to amuse their morning hours and furnish conversation for the evening; and however bare of news the country in general might be, they always contrived to learn some from their aunt.

frequent - अक्सर

vacant - खाली, विचार शून्य, रिक्त

offered - देना, अर्पण करना, बलि देना

amuse - मनोरंजन करना, मन बहलाना

furnish - सुस्सजित करना, प्रस्तुत करना

bare - अनावृत

contrived - बनाना, कोशिश करना, उपाय निकालना

At present, indeed, they were well supplied both with news and happiness by the recent arrival of a militia regiment in the neighbourhood; it was to remain the whole winter, and Meryton was the headquarters.

supplied - आपूर्ति करना

recent - हाल ही का

militia - नागरिक सेना

regiment - बहुसंख्या, रेजिमेंट, पलटन

remain - रहना

headquarters - मुख्यालय स्थापित होना

Their visits to Mrs. Phillips were now productive of the most interesting intelligence. Every day added something to their knowledge of the officers'names and connections. Their lodgings were not long a secret, and at length they began to know the officers themselves. Mr. Phillips visited them all, and this opened to his nieces a store of felicity unknown before.

productive - उपयोगी, लाभकारी, उत्पादक

most interesting - सबसे रोचक

connections - नाता, संबन्ध, संपर्क, सम्बन्ध

lodgings - आवास, किराये का कमरा, निवास

secret - रहस्य, राज़, राज, सेर

at length - अंत में

store - गोदाम, स्टोर, संचय, भण्डार

unknown - अनजान

They could talk of nothing but officers; and Mr. Bingley's large fortune, the mention of which gave animation to their mother, was worthless in their eyes when opposed to the regimentals of an ensign.

animation - एनिमेशन

worthless - असार, बेकार

opposed - विरोधी, खिलाफ़

regimentals - रेजिमेंट का

ensign - पोत का लघुकर्मी, पोतध्वज

After listening one morning to their effusions on this subject, Mr. Bennet coolly observed:

effusions - बहाव

coolly - शान्ति से, उदासीनतापूर्वक

"From all that I can collect by your manner of talking, you must be two of the silliest girls in the country. I have suspected it some time, but I am now convinced."

collect - संग्रहीत करना

silliest - मूर्ख, मूष्ख व्यक्ति, नासमझ

suspected - समझना, लगना, क्षतिग्रस्त

Catherine was disconcerted, and made no answer; but Lydia, with perfect indifference, continued to express her admiration of Captain Carter, and her hope of seeing him in the course of the day, as he was going the next morning to London.

captain - जहाज़रान

Carter - person who transports a load on an animal-drawn cart

"I am astonished, my dear," said Mrs. Bennet, "that you should be so ready to think your own children silly. If I wished to think slightingly of anybody's children, it should not be of my own, however."

astonished - ठगा सा, आश्चर्य होना, चकित करना

slightingly - अपमानजनक रूप से

"If my children are silly, I must hope to be always sensible of it."

"Yes-but as it happens, they are all of them very clever."

"This is the only point, I flatter myself, on which we do not agree. I had hoped that our sentiments coincided in every particular, but I must so far differ from you as to think our two youngest daughters uncommonly foolish."

sentiments - भावना, विचार, मनोभाव, भावुकता

coincided - मेल खाना, मेल खाना

differ - भिन्न होना

foolish - मूर्ख

"My dear Mr. Bennet, you must not expect such girls to have the sense of their father and mother. When they get to our age, I dare say they will not think about officers any more than we do.

I remember the time when I liked a red coat myself very well-and, indeed, so I do still at my heart; and if a smart young colonel, with five or six thousand a year, should want one of my girls I shall not say nay to him; and I thought Colonel Forster looked very becoming the other night at Sir William's in his regimentals."

smart - साफ-सुथरा, सुव्यवस्थित, बना-ठना

"Mamma," cried Lydia, "my aunt says that Colonel Forster and Captain Carter do not go so often to Miss Watson's as they did when they first came; she sees them now very often standing in Clarke's library."

Mrs. Bennet was prevented replying by the entrance of the footman with a note for Miss Bennet; it came from Netherfield, and the servant waited for an answer. Mrs. Bennet's eyes sparkled with pleasure, and she was eagerly calling out, while her daughter read,

prevented - रोकना, बचाना, मना करना

replying - उत्तर देना, जवाब देना

footman - नौकर, वर्दीधारी सेवक

servant - नौकर, चाकर, नौकरानी, सेवक

sparkled - चमक, जोश, चमकना, जीवंतता

calling out - आवाज उठाना

"Well, Jane, who is it from? What is it about? What does he say? Well, Jane, Make haste and tell us; make haste, my love."

Make haste - तेजी से काम करो

"It is from Miss Bingley," said Jane, and then read it aloud.

aloud - उच्च स्वर में, ज़ोर से


"If you are not so compassionate as to dine to-day with Louisa and me, we shall be in danger of hating each other for the rest of our lives, for a whole day's tete-a-tete between two women can never end without a quarrel. Come as soon as you can on receipt of this. My brother and the gentlemen are to dine with the officers.-Yours ever,

compassionate - दयालु, करुणामय

dine - भोजन करना, भोजन करना

danger - जोखिम, ख़तरा, विपदा

tete-a-tete - (tete-a-tete) एक तो एक

quarrel - झगड़ा, असहमति

receipt - रसीद


"With the officers!" cried Lydia. "I wonder my aunt did not tell us of that."

"Dining out," said Mrs. Bennet, "that is very unlucky."

dining - हो हल्ला, शोरगुल, शोरगुल करना

"Can I have the carriage?" said Jane.

"No, my dear, you had better go on horseback, because it seems likely to rain; and then you must stay all night."

on horseback - घोड़े पर

Seems - लगना, प्रतीत होना/लगना/जान पड़ना

"That would be a good scheme," said Elizabeth, "if you were sure that they would not offer to send her home."

scheme - पद्धति, योजना बनाना, योजना

"Oh! but the gentlemen will have Mr. Bingley's chaise to go to Meryton, and the Hursts have no horses to theirs."

"I had much rather go in the coach."

coach - रेलगाड़ी

"But, my dear, your father cannot spare the horses, I am sure. They are wanted in the farm, Mr. Bennet, are they not?"

spare - किसी के बिना काम चलनाना

"They are wanted in the farm much oftener than I can get them."

"But if you have got them to-day," said Elizabeth, "my mother's purpose will be answered."

She did at last extort from her father an acknowledgment that the horses were engaged. Jane was therefore obliged to go on horseback, and her mother attended her to the door with many cheerful prognostics of a bad day. Her hopes were answered; Jane had not been gone long before it rained hard. Her sisters were uneasy for her, but her mother was delighted.

extort - ऐंठना, छीन लेना, उगाहना

acknowledgment - स्वीकृति, अभिस्वीकृति, पावती

horseback - घोड़े का, घोड़े की पीठ

cheerful - चमकीला, आनन्दित, प्रसन्न

prognostics - भविष्यसूचक

uneasy - व्याकुल

The rain continued the whole evening without intermission; Jane certainly could not come back.

intermission - मध्यान्तर

"This was a lucky idea of mine, indeed!" said Mrs. Bennet more than once, as if the credit of making it rain were all her own. Till the next morning, however, she was not aware of all the felicity of her contrivance. Breakfast was scarcely over when a servant from Netherfield brought the following note for Elizabeth:

lucky - भाग्यशाली, ख़ुशक़िस्मत

aware - अवगत, परिचित, सचेत, आगाह

contrivance - मशीन, यन्त्र, युक्ति


"I find myself very unwell this morning, which, I suppose, is to be imputed to my getting wet through yesterday. My kind friends will not hear of my returning till I am better. They insist also on my seeing Mr. Jones-therefore do not be alarmed if you should hear of his having been to me-and, excepting a sore throat and headache, there is not much the matter with me.-Yours, etc."

unwell - अस्वस्थ

imputed - दोष लगाना

wet - गीला

hear of - सुना है

insist - अड़े रहना, जोर डालना, दृढ़ रहना

be alarmed - चिंता करना

sore throat - गले में खराश

headache - सिरदर्द, सरदर्द

"Well, my dear," said Mr. Bennet, when Elizabeth had read the note aloud, "if your daughter should have a dangerous fit of illness-if she should die, it would be a comfort to know that it was all in pursuit of Mr. Bingley, and under your orders."

fit - स्वस्थ

illness - रोग, बीमारी, अस्वस्थता, मरज़

comfort - आराम

pursuit - पीछा, धंधा, शौक, तलाश, अनुधावन

"Oh! I am not afraid of her dying. People do not die of little trifling colds. She will be taken good care of. As long as she stays there, it is all very well. I would go and see her if I could have the carriage."

dying - मरणकालीन, (dye)

trifling - तुच्छ, छोटी, (trifle) तुच्छ

Elizabeth, feeling really anxious, was determined to go to her, though the carriage was not to be had; and as she was no horsewoman, walking was her only alternative. She declared her resolution.

horsewoman - घुड़ सवारी करने वाली औरत

alternative - एवजी, विकल्प, वैकल्पिक

resolution - विश्लेषण, इरादा/संकल्प

"How can you be so silly," cried her mother, "as to think of such a thing, in all this dirt! You will not be fit to be seen when you get there."

dirt - गंदगी, मैल, मिट्टी

be fit - फिट होना

"I shall be very fit to see Jane-which is all I want."

"Is this a hint to me, Lizzy," said her father, "to send for the horses?"

hint - झलक, संकेत, सुझाव, इशारा

send for - भेजें

"No, indeed, I do not wish to avoid the walk. The distance is nothing when one has a motive; only three miles. I shall be back by dinner."

motive - प्रेरक, प्रयोजन, उद्देश्य, कारण

"I admire the activity of your benevolence," observed Mary, "but every impulse of feeling should be guided by reason; and, in my opinion, exertion should always be in proportion to what is required."

benevolence - भलाई

impulse - आवेग

guided - संचालन करना, राह दिखाना

exertion - प्रयास, परिश्रम, श्रम

proportion - अंश, अनुपात, समानुपात, भाग

required - चाहना, आदेश देना, इच्छा करना

"We will go as far as Meryton with you," said Catherine and Lydia. Elizabeth accepted their company, and the three young ladies set off together.

accepted - करना, स्वीकार करना

"If we make haste," said Lydia, as they walked along, "perhaps we may see something of Captain Carter before he goes."

haste - जल्दी, जल्दबाजी, अविलंब

along - साथ

In Meryton they parted; the two youngest repaired to the lodgings of one of the officers'wives, and Elizabeth continued her walk alone, crossing field after field at a quick pace, jumping over stiles and springing over puddles with impatient activity, and finding herself at last within view of the house, with weary ankles, dirty stockings, and a face glowing with the warmth of exercise.

repaired - जमाव, मरम्मत, सुधार, जाना

Crossing - क्रसिंग, पारगमन, चौराहा

field - क्षेत्र, खेत

pace - कदम

jumping over - कूद कर उड़ना

stiles - पैड़ी, सीढ़ी

puddles - डबरा, छोटा सा तालाब, पेशाब करना

view - दर्शन

weary - थकाना, उकता देना, उबाऊ

ankles - टखना

stockings - लंबा मोजा, संग्रहण, मोजा

glowing - चमकना, गरम करना, रंगना, लाली

warmth - जोश, गर्मी, मिट्रभाव

She was shown into the breakfast-parlour, where all but Jane were assembled, and where her appearance created a great deal of surprise. That she should have walked three miles so early in the day, in such dirty weather, and by herself, was almost incredible to Mrs. Hurst and Miss Bingley; and Elizabeth was convinced that they held her in contempt for it.

parlour - बैठक खाना

appearance - दिखना

held - खाव, मन्ना, धारण करना

contempt - निन्दनीय, तिरस्कार, अवमानना

She was received, however, very politely by them; and in their brother's manners there was something better than politeness; there was good humour and kindness. Mr. Darcy said very little, and Mr. Hurst nothing at all. The former was divided between admiration of the brilliancy which exercise had given to her complexion, and doubt as to the occasion's justifying her coming so far alone.

politely - सभ्यतः, बाशऊर, शालीनतः

divided - विभाजित करना, फैल जाना

brilliancy - shining quality

complexion - वर्ण, स्वरूप

justifying - कारण दिखाना, ब्यौरा देना

The latter was thinking only of his breakfast.

latter - अनुवर्ती, दूसरा

Her inquiries after her sister were not very favourably answered. Miss Bennet had slept ill, and though up, was very feverish, and not well enough to leave her room. Elizabeth was glad to be taken to her immediately; and Jane, who had only been withheld by the fear of giving alarm or inconvenience from expressing in her note how much she longed for such a visit, was delighted at her entrance.

inquiries - जाँच, सर्वेक्षण, अन्वेषण

favourably - प्रशंसात्मक ढंग से

feverish - उत्तेजित, ज्वरजन्य

withheld - काटना, रोक कर रखना, रोक रखना

alarm - भयभीत करना, घंटी

inconvenience - कष्ट देना, कष्ट देना, असुविधा

expressing - बताना, प्रकट, प्रकट करना, तुरंत

longed for - कामना की

She was not equal, however, to much conversation, and when Miss Bingley left them together, could attempt little besides expressions of gratitude for the extraordinary kindness she was treated with. Elizabeth silently attended her.

besides - पास, अलग, समीप, की तुलना में

expressions - वचन, पदसंहति, अभिव्यक्ति, रूख

treated - देना, व्यवहार करना, विवेचन करना

silently - खामोशी से, चुपचाप

When breakfast was over they were joined by the sisters; and Elizabeth began to like them herself, when she saw how much affection and solicitude they showed for Jane.

solicitude - चिंता, ख्याल

The apothecary came, and having examined his patient, said, as might be supposed, that she had caught a violent cold, and that they must endeavour to get the better of it; advised her to return to bed, and promised her some draughts. The advice was followed readily, for the feverish symptoms increased, and her head ached acutely.

apothecary - औषधकार, eastern medicine doctor

examined - समझना, परखना, पूछना

patient - रोगी, मरीज़, बीमार

supposed - समझना, लगना, सोचना, मानना

violent - तीव्र, उग्र, प्रबल, प्रकोप

advised - सूचित करना, सूचना देना

draughts - वायु का झोंका, झोंका, घूँट

readily - तरन्त ही, सरलता से, सरलता से

symptoms - लक्षण, सूचक, रोगलक्षण, आसार

increased - वृद्धि करना, बढ़ाना, विस्तार

ached - तरसना, दर्द, तकलीफ़ देना

acutely - बहुत ही, बहुत ही तेज़ीसे

Elizabeth did not quit her room for a moment; nor were the other ladies often absent; the gentlemen being out, they had, in fact, nothing to do elsewhere.

quit - छोड़ देना

absent - अनुपस्थित

elsewhere - और कहीं, अन्यत्र, अनत

When the clock struck three, Elizabeth felt that she must go, and very unwillingly said so. Miss Bingley offered her the carriage, and she only wanted a little pressing to accept it, when Jane testified such concern in parting with her, that Miss Bingley was obliged to convert the offer of the chaise to an invitation to remain at Netherfield for the present.

unwillingly - अनिच्छा से, अनिच्छापूर्वक

pressing - दबाव, अत्यावश्यक

testified - सिद्ध करना

concern - समुत्थान

convert - बदलना

Elizabeth most thankfully consented, and a servant was dispatched to Longbourn to acquaint the family with her stay and bring back a supply of clothes.

thankfully - कृतज्ञता के साथ

consented - स्वीकृति, सहमति, अनुमति देना

acquaint - परिचित करना, अवगत कराना

Chapter 8

At five o'clock the two ladies retired to dress, and at half-past six Elizabeth was summoned to dinner. To the civil inquiries which then poured in, and amongst which she had the pleasure of distinguishing the much superior solicitude of Mr. Bingley's, she could not make a very favourable answer. Jane was by no means better.

retired - बाहर निकल जाना, अवकाश लेना

summoned - बुलाना, इकट्ठा करना, तैयार रखना

poured in - पीला हुआ

distinguishing - अलग करना, पहचानना, पहचान्ना

The sisters, on hearing this, repeated three or four times how much they were grieved, how shocking it was to have a bad cold, and how excessively they disliked being ill themselves; and then thought no more of the matter: and their indifference towards Jane when not immediately before them restored Elizabeth to the enjoyment of all her former dislike.

have a bad cold - बुखार का खराब रोग है

disliked - घृणा, नापसंद करना, द्वेष, अरुचि

restored - पुनः स्थापित करना, मरम्मत करना

enjoyment - मज़ा, आनंद

Their brother, indeed, was the only one of the party whom she could regard with any complacency. His anxiety for Jane was evident, and his attentions to herself most pleasing, and they prevented her feeling herself so much an intruder as she believed she was considered by the others. She had very little notice from any but him. Miss Bingley was engrossed by Mr.

anxiety - चिंता, परेशानी

most pleasing - सबसे आनंददायक

intruder - घुसपैठिया

Darcy, her sister scarcely less so; and as for Mr. Hurst, by whom Elizabeth sat, he was an indolent man, who lived only to eat, drink, and play at cards; who, when he found her to prefer a plain dish to a ragout, had nothing to say to her.

indolent - आलसी, गब्बर, अस्कती

play at cards - कार्ड खेलना

ragout - दम पुख्त, दम पुख्त

When dinner was over, she returned directly to Jane, and Miss Bingley began abusing her as soon as she was out of the room. Her manners were pronounced to be very bad indeed, a mixture of pride and impertinence; she had no conversation, no style, no beauty. Mrs. Hurst thought the same, and added:

abusing - गाली, दुर्व्यवहार, बरबाद करना

impertinence - ढिठाई, धृष्टता, उद्दंड

"She has nothing, in short, to recommend her, but being an excellent walker. I shall never forget her appearance this morning. She really looked almost wild."

walker - पैदल चलने वाला, चल सहायक, वाकर

wild - जंगली

"She did, indeed, Louisa. I could hardly keep my countenance. Very nonsensical to come at all! Why must she be scampering about the country, because her sister had a cold? Her hair, so untidy, so blowsy!"

nonsensical - निरर्थक, बेतुका, मूर्खतापूर्ण

scampering - भाग जाना, तेज़ी से दौड़ जाना

untidy - मैला, गन्दा

blowsy - फूहड़

"Yes, and her petticoat; I hope you saw her petticoat, six inches deep in mud, I am absolutely certain; and the gown which had been let down to hide it not doing its office."

petticoat - पेटीकोट, साया

inches - सरकना, इंचअ, बाल बाल, बाल बाल

mud - कीचड़

absolutely certain - पूर्ण निश्चित

let down - नीचा कर दिया

hide - छिपाना

"Your picture may be very exact, Louisa," said Bingley; "but this was all lost upon me. I thought Miss Elizabeth Bennet looked remarkably well when she came into the room this morning. Her dirty petticoat quite escaped my notice."

exact - खरा, सतर्क, निर्दोष, ठीक, सच्चा

escaped - राहत, बचाव, भाग जाना

"You observed it, Mr. Darcy, I am sure," said Miss Bingley; "and I am inclined to think that you would not wish to see your sister make such an exhibition."

inclined - प्रोत्साहित करना

exhibition - प्रदर्शनी, नुमाइश

"Certainly not."

"To walk three miles, or four miles, or five miles, or whatever it is, above her ankles in dirt, and alone, quite alone! What could she mean by it? It seems to me to show an abominable sort of conceited independence, a most country-town indifference to decorum."

whatever - कुछ भी, जो भी, जो कुछ भी

abominable - घटिया, नृशंस, भद्दा, घृणित

sort - किस्म, प्रकार

Independence - स्वतंत्रता

decorum - मर्यादा

"It shows an affection for her sister that is very pleasing," said Bingley.

"I am afraid, Mr. Darcy," observed Miss Bingley in a half whisper, "that this adventure has rather affected your admiration of her fine eyes."

whisper - फुसफुसाना

adventure - जोखिम भरा अनुभव

affected - बदलना, प्रभावित करना, ढोंग करना

"Not at all," he replied; "they were brightened by the exercise." A short pause followed this speech, and Mrs. Hurst began again:

brightened - प्रसन्न होना, चमकना

Speech - उक्ति, बात, बातचीत, बोल

"I have an excessive regard for Miss Jane Bennet, she is really a very sweet girl, and I wish with all my heart she were well settled. But with such a father and mother, and such low connections, I am afraid there is No chance of it."

excessive - अधिक, अत्यधिकआ, बेहद, प्रगाढ

sweet - कैंडी

low - नीचा

No chance - कोई संभावना नहीं

"I think I have heard you say that their uncle is an attorney in Meryton."

"Yes; and they have another, who lives somewhere near Cheapside."

somewhere - कहीं

"That is capital," added her sister, and they both laughed heartily.

heartily - पूरी तरह से, बहुत अधिक

"If they had uncles enough to fill all Cheapside," cried Bingley, "it would not make them one jot less agreeable."

jot - कण, रत्ती, जल्दी से लिखना

"But it must very materially lessen their chance of marrying men of any consideration in the world," replied Darcy.

materially - महत्वपूर्ण ढंग से

lessen - कम करना, घटना/कम होना

To this speech Bingley made no answer; but his sisters gave it their hearty assent, and indulged their mirth for some time at the expense of their dear friend's vulgar relations.

assent - स्वीकृति, सहमति, मान लेना

indulged - लिप्त होना, प्रसन्न करना

mirth - खुशी, आनन्द, हँसी विनोद/खुशी

expense - ख़र्च

vulgar - वल्गर, अश्लील

relations - नाता, संबंध, रिश्तेदारी, संबन्ध

With a renewal of tenderness, however, they returned to her room on leaving the dining-parlour, and sat with her till summoned to coffee. She was still very poorly, and Elizabeth would not quit her at all, till late in the evening, when she had the comfort of seeing her sleep, and when it seemed to her rather right than pleasant that she should go downstairs herself.

renewal - पुनःस्थापन, नवीनीकरण

tenderness - पीड़ा, दयालुता, कोमलता, सहृदयता

dining - भोजन करना, भोजन करना

poorly - अस्वस्थ, लस्टमपस्टम

go downstairs - नीचे गिरना

On entering the drawing-room she found the whole party at loo, and was immediately invited to join them; but suspecting them to be playing high she declined it, and making her sister the excuse, said she would amuse herself for the short time she could stay below, with a book. Mr. Hurst looked at her with astonishment.

invited - उकसाना, बुलाना, आमंट्रित करना

loo - शौचालय

"Do you prefer reading to cards?" said he; "that is rather singular."

singular - एकवचन

"Miss Eliza Bennet," said Miss Bingley, "despises cards. She is a great reader, and has no pleasure in anything else."

despises - घृणा करना, उपेक्षा करना

"I deserve neither such praise nor such censure," cried Elizabeth; "I am not a great reader, and I have pleasure in many things."

deserve - योग्य होना, पात्र होना

censure - निंदा करना, निंदा, अवक्षेप

"In nursing your sister I am sure you have pleasure," said Bingley; "and I hope it will be soon increased by seeing her quite well."

Elizabeth thanked him from her heart, and then walked towards the table where a few books were lying. He immediately offered to fetch her others-all that his library afforded.

lying - झूठ बोलना, (lie) झूठ बोलना

fetch - जा कर लाना

afforded - देना, जुटा पाना{धन}, ख़र्च करना

"And I wish my collection were larger for your benefit and my own credit; but I am an idle fellow, and though I have not many, I have more than I ever looked into."

benefit - गुण, लाभ, सुविधा, फ़ायदा

idle - बेकार, खाली

fellow - व्यक्ति

Elizabeth assured him that she could suit herself perfectly with those in the room.

assured - निश्चित

suit - सूट

"I am astonished," said Miss Bingley, "that my father should have left so small a collection of books. What a delightful library you have at Pemberley, Mr. Darcy!"

delightful - दिलचस्प, सुहाना, आनंदप्रद

"It ought to be good," he replied, "it has been the work of many generations."

generations - युग, प्रजनन, युगअ, उत्पादन, जनन

"And then you have added so much to it yourself, you are always buying books."

"I cannot comprehend the neglect of a family library in such days as these."

comprehend - समझना, समाविष्ट करना

"Neglect! I am sure you neglect nothing that can add to the beauties of that noble place. Charles, when you build your house, I wish it may be half as delightful as Pemberley."

beauties - सुन्दरता, अच्छी चीज़, सौंदर्य

Charles - given name

"I wish it may."

"But I would really advise you to make your purchase in that neighbourhood, and take Pemberley for a kind of model. There is not a finer county in England than Derbyshire."

advise - सलाह देना

"With all my heart; I will buy Pemberley itself if Darcy will sell it."

"I am talking of possibilities, Charles."

possibilities - संभावना, सम्भवता, घटनीयता

"Upon my word, Caroline, I should think it more possible to get Pemberley by purchase than by imitation."

more possible - अधिक संभव

imitation - कृत्रिम, नकली/अनुकरण, अनुकरण

Elizabeth was so much caught with what passed, as to leave her very little attention for her book; and soon laying it wholly aside, she drew near the card-table, and stationed herself between Mr. Bingley and his eldest sister, to observe the game.

laying - लेयिंग, (lay) लेयिंग

wholly - पूरी तरह से, पूरी तरह से

aside - अलग, छोड़कर, एक किनारे

card-table - (card-table) कार्ड टेबल

observe - अनुपालन करना, कहना, देखना

"Is Miss Darcy much grown since the spring?" said Miss Bingley; "will she be as tall as I am?"

"I think she will. She is now about Miss Elizabeth Bennet's height, or rather taller."

height - ऊंचाई

"How I long to see her again! I never met with anybody who delighted me so much. Such a countenance, such manners! And so extremely accomplished for her age! Her performance on the pianoforte is exquisite."

pianoforte - पियानो वाद्य

exquisite - सुन्दर, तीव्र, उत्कृष्ट

"It is amazing to me," said Bingley, "how young ladies can have patience to be so very accomplished as they all are."

patience - सहन, धैर्य

"All young ladies accomplished! My dear Charles, what do you mean?"

"Yes, all of them, I think. They all paint tables, cover screens, and net purses. I scarcely know anyone who cannot do all this, and I am sure I never heard a young lady spoken of for the first time, without being informed that she was very accomplished."

cover - कवर

screens - बचाना, जाली, दिखाया जाना

net - जाल

purses - बटुआ, सिकोड़ना, इनाम की राशि

informed - बताना, सूचित करना, प्रेरित करना

"Your list of the common extent of accomplishments," said Darcy, "has too much truth. The word is applied to many a woman who deserves it no otherwise than by netting a purse or covering a screen. But I am very far from agreeing with you in your estimation of ladies in general. I cannot boast of knowing more than half-a-dozen, in the whole range of my acquaintance, that are really accomplished."

extent - विस्तार

applied - लगाना, लागू होना

deserves - योग्य होना, पात्र होना

otherwise - अन्यथा, नहीं तो

netting - जाली, जाली बनाना, (net)

purse - पर्स, बटुआ

covering - ढंग से ढकना, (cover) ढंग से ढकना

screen - स्क्रीन

estimation - विचार, अनुमान, आगणन

boast - डींग मारना

dozen - दर्जन

range - प्रकार, पंक्ति, श्रेणी, विस्तार

"Nor I, I am sure," said Miss Bingley.

"Then," observed Elizabeth, "you must comprehend a great deal in your idea of an accomplished woman."

"Yes, I do comprehend a great deal in it."

"Oh! certainly," cried his faithful assistant, "no one can be really esteemed accomplished who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with.

faithful - निष्ठावान, वफ़ादार

assistant - सहायक

esteemed - सम्मान करना, आदर, आदर/सम्मान

surpass - से बेहतर परिणाम देना

A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half-deserved."

thorough - पूर्ण, पूरा, संपूर्ण, तफ़सीली

possess - आक्रान्त करना, रखना

tone - तान

voice - आवाज

deserved - योग्य होना, पात्र होना

"All this she must possess," added Darcy, "and to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading."

more substantial - अधिक महत्वपूर्ण

improvement - सुधार, तरक़्क़ी

extensive - विस्तृत, व्यापक, बड़ा/व्यापक

"I am no longer surprised at your knowing only six accomplished women. I rather wonder now at your knowing any."

"Are you so severe upon your own sex as to doubt the possibility of all this?"

sex - लिंग

possibility - संभावना, सम्भवता, घटनीयता

"I never saw such a woman. I never saw such capacity, and taste, and application, and elegance, as you describe united."

capacity - सामर्थ्य, क्षमता

elegance - लालित्य, शिष्टता

United - एक, विभाग, ईकाई, टुकड़ी, माट्रक

Mrs. Hurst and Miss Bingley both cried out against the injustice of her implied doubt, and were both protesting that they knew many women who answered this description, when Mr. Hurst called them to order, with bitter complaints of their inattention to what was going forward. As all conversation was thereby at an end, Elizabeth soon afterwards left the room.

injustice - जफा, अन्याय

implied - समझना, सूचित करना, सूचित करना

protesting - विरोध करना, विरोध, प्रतिवाद

Bitter - कड़ुवा

complaints - शिकायत, झगड़ा, रोग, आरोप, दावा

inattention - लापरवाही, उपेक्षा

forward - अग्रवर्ती

"Elizabeth Bennet," said Miss Bingley, when the door was closed on her, "is one of those young ladies who seek to recommend themselves to the other sex by undervaluing their own; and with many men, I dare say, it succeeds. But, in my opinion, it is a paltry device, a very mean art."

undervaluing - कीमत घटना, अवमूल्यन करना

succeeds - कामयाबी हासिल करना

paltry - तुच्छ, नगण्य

device - यंत्र, युक्ति, गैजेट

"Undoubtedly," replied Darcy, to whom this remark was chiefly addressed, "there is a meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation. Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable."

remark - प्रतिक्रिया, ध्यान देना

chiefly - प्रधानतः, मुख्य रूप सें

meanness - कंजूसी, नीचता

condescend to - नीच दिखाना

employ - इस्तेमाल करना, शगल

captivation - आकर्षण

bears - करना, होना, उचित होना, फैलना

affinity - संबंध, सम्बन्ध, आकर्षण

cunning - चालाक

despicable - घृणित, घिनौना, तिरस्करणीय

Miss Bingley was not so entirely satisfied with this reply as to continue the subject.

Elizabeth joined them again only to say that her sister was worse, and that she could not leave her. Bingley urged Mr. Jones being sent for immediately; while his sisters, convinced that no country advice could be of any service, recommended an express to town for one of the most eminent physicians.

urged - उत्तेजित करना, उकसाना

service - कार्य सेवा, कर्तव्य

recommended - सिफारिश करना, प्रशंसा करना

physicians - चिकित्सकअ, चिकित्सक/वैद्य

This she would not hear of; but she was not so unwilling to comply with their brother's proposal; and it was settled that Mr. Jones should be sent for early in the morning, if Miss Bennet were not decidedly better. Bingley was quite uncomfortable; his sisters declared that they were miserable.

comply - पालन करना, स्वीकार करना

proposal - प्रस्ताव

decidedly - निश्चित रूप से, निश्चित रुप से

uncomfortable - बेचैन, तकलीफ़देह, अप्रिय

miserable - दुःखी, उदास

They solaced their wretchedness, however, by duets after supper, while he could find no better relief to his feelings than by giving his housekeeper directions that every attention might be paid to the sick lady and her sister.

solaced - सान्त्वना/उपशम, सांत्वना

wretchedness - दुर्दशा, भाग्यहीनता, दयनीयता

duets - युगल गीत

supper - रात्रि भोजन

relief - राहत

housekeeper - गृहप्रबंधक, गृहा प्रबंधक

directions - सूचना, जानकारी, दिशा

Chapter 9

Elizabeth passed the chief of the night in her sister's room, and in the morning had the pleasure of being able to send a tolerable answer to the inquiries which she very early received from Mr. Bingley by a housemaid, and some time afterwards from the two elegant ladies who waited on his sisters.

chief - चीफ, प्रधान, श्रेष्ठ, मुख्य

housemaid - नौकरानी

elegant - सुन्दर, सहज, सुरुचिपूर्ण

In spite of this amendment, however, she requested to have a note sent to Longbourn, desiring her mother to visit Jane, and form her own judgement of her situation. The note was immediately dispatched, and its contents as quickly complied with. Mrs. Bennet, accompanied by her two youngest girls, reached Netherfield soon after the family breakfast.

amendment - सुधार, संशोधन, संशौधन्

desiring - इच्छा, चाहना, तृष्णा

Contents - मात्रा, सन्तुष्ट

complied - पालन करना, स्वीकार करना

accompanied - साथ देना, साथ साथ होना

Had she found Jane in any apparent danger, Mrs. Bennet would have been very miserable; but being satisfied on seeing her that her illness was not alarming, she had no wish of her recovering immediately, as her restoration to health would probably remove her from Netherfield.

apparent - प्रकट, स्पष्ट, साफ

alarming - भयभीत करना, घंटी

recovering - अच्छा हो जाना, ठीक होना

restoration - बहाली

remove - हटाना, अलग करना

She would not listen, therefore, to her daughter's proposal of being carried home; neither did the apothecary, who arrived about the same time, think it at all advisable. After sitting a little while with Jane, on Miss Bingley's appearance and invitation, the mother and three daughters all attended her into the breakfast parlour. Bingley met them with hopes that Mrs.

advisable - उचित, उचित/योग्य

Bennet had not found Miss Bennet worse than she expected.

"Indeed I have, sir," was her answer. "She is a great deal too ill to be moved. Mr. Jones says we must not think of moving her. We must trespass a little longer on your kindness."

trespass - अतिक्रमण करना

"Removed!" cried Bingley. "It must not be thought of. My sister, I am sure, will not hear of her removal."

removal - बहिष्कार

"You may depend upon it, Madam," said Miss Bingley, with cold civility, "that Miss Bennet will receive every possible attention while she remains with us."

madam - महोदया, साहिबा, श्रीमती, मैडम

civility - नम्रता, शिष्टता, सभ्यता

remains - रहना, बाकी रहना, भग्नावशेष

Mrs. Bennet was profuse in her acknowledgments.

profuse - प्रचुर, बहुल

acknowledgments - स्वीकृति, अभिस्वीकृति, पावती

"I am sure," she added, "if it was not for such good friends I do not know what would become of her, for she is very ill indeed, and suffers a vast deal, though with the greatest patience in the world, which is always the way with her, for she has, without exception, the sweetest temper I have ever met with. I often tell my other girls they are nothing to her. You have a sweet room here, Mr.

suffers - सहना, उठाना, सहन करना

vast - बृहत, बहु, विशाल, बहुत बड़ा

exception - अपवाद

sweetest - स्वादिष्ट, मधुर, मिठाई, सुगंधित

Bingley, and a charming prospect over the gravel walk. I do not know a place in the country that is equal to Netherfield. You will not think of quitting it in a hurry, I hope, though you have but a short lease."

prospect - दृश्य, खोज़ना, खोज करना, संभावना

gravel walk - ग्रेवल वॉक

hurry - जल्दी करना, हुत जल्दबाजी, जल्दी

lease - पट्टा, पट्टे

"Whatever I do is done in a hurry," replied he; "and therefore if I should resolve to quit Netherfield, I should probably be off in five minutes. At present, however, I consider myself as quite fixed here."

resolve - निश्चय करना

be off - चलो

"That is exactly what I should have supposed of you," said Elizabeth.

"You begin to comprehend me, do you?" cried he, turning towards her.

"Oh! yes-I understand you perfectly."

"I wish I might take this for a compliment; but to be so easily seen through I am afraid is pitiful."

seen through - देखा गया

pitiful - दयनीय, दीन

"That is as it happens. It does not follow that a deep, intricate character is more or less estimable than such a one as yours."

intricate - जटिल, पेचीदा

estimable - बहुमूल्य, आदरणिय

"Lizzy," cried her mother, "remember where you are, and do not run on in the wild manner that you are suffered to do at home."

suffered - सहना, उठाना, सहन करना

"I did not know before," continued Bingley immediately, "that you were a studier of character. It must be an amusing study."

studier - अध्ययन करना

amusing - मनोरंजक, विनोदी/मनोरंजक

"Yes, but intricate characters are the most amusing. They have at least that advantage."

characters - दर्जा, प्रतिष्ठा, गुण, आचरण

most amusing - सबसे मजेदार

"The country," said Darcy, "can in general supply but a few subjects for such a study. In a country neighbourhood you move in a very confined and unvarying society."

confined - कैद रखना, सीमा, सीमीत रखना

unvarying - एक सा, अपरिवर्तनशील, अपरिवर्ती

"But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them for ever."

alter - बदल देना

for ever - हमेशा के लिए

"Yes, indeed," cried Mrs. Bennet, offended by his manner of mentioning a country neighbourhood. "I assure you there is quite as much of that going on in the country as in town."

offended - अपराध करना, अपराध करना

mentioning - चर्चा, कहना, उल्लेख करना, वर्णन

Everybody was surprised, and Darcy, after looking at her for a moment, turned silently away. Mrs. Bennet, who fancied she had gained a complete victory over him, continued her triumph.

Gained - पाना, प्राप्त करना, मिलना

victory - विजय, संजय, जीता, जय/विजय, फ़तेह

triumph - विजय

"I cannot see that London has any great advantage over the country, for my part, except the shops and public places. The country is a vast deal pleasanter, is it not, Mr. Bingley?"

Except - को छोड़कर, शामिल नहिं करना

pleasanter - हँसमुख, सुखद, मज़ेदार, मनोहर

"When I am in the country," he replied, "I never wish to leave it; and when I am in town it is pretty much the same. They have each their advantages, and I can be equally happy in either."

advantages - एडवांटेज{टैनिस के केल में ड्युस उपरांत अर्जित पहला प्वाइंट}

"Aye-that is because you have the right disposition. But that gentleman," looking at Darcy, "seemed to think the country was nothing at all."

"Indeed, Mamma, you are mistaken," said Elizabeth, blushing for her mother. "You quite mistook Mr. Darcy. He only meant that there was not such a variety of people to be met with in the country as in the town, which you must acknowledge to be true."

are mistaken - गलत है

blushing - लज्जारंजित, (blush)

variety - प्रजाति, प्रकार, विविधता

"Certainly, my dear, nobody said there were; but as to not meeting with many people in this neighbourhood, I believe there are few neighbourhoods larger. I know we dine with four-and-twenty families."

neighbourhoods - क्षेत्र, इलाका, पड़ोस

Nothing but concern for Elizabeth could enable Bingley to keep his countenance. His sister was less delicate, and directed her eyes towards Mr. Darcy with a very expressive smile. Elizabeth, for the sake of saying something that might turn her mother's thoughts, now asked her if Charlotte Lucas had been at Longbourn since her coming away.

enable - सक्रिय करना, चालू करना

delicate - स्वादिष्ट, लिहाज रखनेवाला

directed - सरल, सीधा, ठीक, बिना रुके

expressive - सूचक, भावबोधक

smile - tमुस्कान, मुसकुराहट, स्मित

sake - के लिये

"Yes, she called yesterday with her father. What an agreeable man Sir William is, Mr. Bingley, is not he? So much the man of fashion! So genteel and easy! He has always something to say to everybody. That is my idea of good breeding; and those persons who fancy themselves very important, and never open their mouths, quite mistake the matter."

genteel - उबाऊ, नम्र, बनावटी

fancy - असामान्य

"Did Charlotte dine with you?"

"No, she would go home. I fancy she was wanted about the mince-pies. For my part, Mr. Bingley, I always keep servants that can do their own work; my daughters are brought up very differently. But everybody is to judge for themselves, and the Lucases are a very good sort of girls, I assure you. It is a pity they are not handsome!

mince - ठुमक कर चलना, कीमा बनाना

pies - खिचड़ी, कचौडी

differently - अलग प्रकार से, अलग प्रकार से

judge - निर्णय लेना

pity - दया, खैद का विषय, स्नेह, लज्जा

Not that I think Charlotte so very plain-but then she is our particular friend."

"She seems a very pleasant young woman."

"Oh! dear, yes; but you must own she is very plain. Lady Lucas herself has often said so, and envied me Jane's beauty. I do not like to boast of my own child, but to be sure, Jane-one does not often see anybody better looking. It is what everybody says. I do not trust my own partiality.

envied - ईर्ष्या, ईर्ष्या करना, जलन

trust - विश्वास, भरोसा

partiality - पक्षपात, झुकाव, तरफ़दारी

When she was only fifteen, there was a man at my brother Gardiner's in town so much in love with her that my sister-in-law was sure he would make her an offer before we came away. But, however, he did not. Perhaps he thought her too young. However, he wrote some verses on her, and very pretty they were."

verses - छंद

"And so ended his affection," said Elizabeth impatiently. "There has been many a one, I fancy, overcome in the same way. I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!"

overcome - हराना, पराजित करना

efficacy - गुण, क्षमता, प्रभाविता

poetry - काव्य, कविता

driving away - दूर चलना

"I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love," said Darcy.

"Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what is strong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away."

stout - हट्टा-कट्टा

nourishes - विकसित करना, पोषित करना

inclination - रुचि, झुकाव, शौक, ढाल, पसंद

sonnet - चतुर्दश पदी, चतुर्दशपदी कविता

starve - भूखा मरना, भूख लगना, भूखा होना

Darcy only smiled; and the general pause which ensued made Elizabeth tremble lest her mother should be exposing herself again. She longed to speak, but could think of nothing to say; and after a short silence Mrs. Bennet began repeating her thanks to Mr. Bingley for his kindness to Jane, with an apology for troubling him also with Lizzy. Mr.

ensued - पीछा करना, परिणामस्वरूप होना

tremble - परेशान करना, हिलना, कम्पन

exposing - दिखाना, विवरण, प्रकट करना

apology - क्षमा, क्षमायाचना, दोर्षस्वीकार

troubling - विक्षोभकारी

Bingley was unaffectedly civil in his answer, and forced his younger sister to be civil also, and say what the occasion required. She performed her part indeed without much graciousness, but Mrs. Bennet was satisfied, and soon afterwards ordered her carriage. Upon this signal, the youngest of her daughters put herself forward.

unaffectedly - स्वाभाविक रूप से

performed - करना, दिखाना, गाना, अभिनय करना

graciousness - शालीनता

signal - संकेत, इशारा

The two girls had been whispering to each other during the whole visit, and the result of it was, that the youngest should tax Mr. Bingley with having promised on his first coming into the country to give a ball at Netherfield.

whispering - कानाफूसी, सरसराहट, फुसफुसाहट

tax - कर

Lydia was a stout, well-grown girl of fifteen, with a fine complexion and good-humoured countenance; a favourite with her mother, whose affection had brought her into public at an early age.

She had high animal spirits, and a sort of natural self-consequence, which the attention of the officers, to whom her uncle's good dinners, and her own easy manners recommended her, had increased into assurance. She was very equal, therefore, to address Mr.

assurance - आश्वासन, गारन्टी, विश्वास

Bingley on the subject of the ball, and abruptly reminded him of his promise; adding, that it would be the most shameful thing in the world if he did not keep it. His answer to this sudden attack was delightful to their mother's ear:

abruptly - अचानक, रूखेपन से, अचानक ही

reminded - याद दिलाना, चेताना

most shameful - सबसे शर्मनाक

sudden - आकस्मिक, अचानक, शीघ्र, औचक

attack - हमला, आक्रमण

"I am perfectly ready, I assure you, to keep my engagement; and when your sister is recovered, you shall, if you please, name the very day of the ball. But you would not wish to be dancing when she is ill."

engagement - वचन, सगाई, वाग्दान, अनुबंध

recovered - अच्छा हो जाना, ठीक होना

Lydia declared herself satisfied. "Oh! yes-it would be much better to wait till Jane was well, and by that time most likely Captain Carter would be at Meryton again. And when you have given your ball," she added, "I shall insist on their giving one also. I shall tell Colonel Forster it will be quite a shame if he does not."

shame - लज्जा

Mrs. Bennet and her daughters then departed, and Elizabeth returned instantly to Jane, leaving her own and her relations'behaviour to the remarks of the two ladies and Mr. Darcy; the latter of whom, however, could not be prevailed on to join in their censure of her, in spite of all Miss Bingley's witticisms on fine eyes.

departed - से हटना, प्रस्ठान करना, छूटना

remarks - करना, ध्यान, प्रतिक्रिया

prevailed - प्रचलित होना, जीत लेना

join in - शामिल होना

witticisms - हाज़िरजवाबी

Chapter 10

The day passed much as the day before had done. Mrs. Hurst and Miss Bingley had spent some hours of the morning with the invalid, who continued, though slowly, to mend; and in the evening Elizabeth joined their party in the drawing-room. The loo-table, however, did not appear. Mr.

invalid - अविधिमान्य, अमान्य

slowly - आहिस्ता, धीरे, धीरे-धीरे

mend - ठीक करना

appear - दिखना

Darcy was writing, and Miss Bingley, seated near him, was watching the progress of his letter and repeatedly calling off his attention by messages to his sister. Mr. Hurst and Mr. Bingley were at piquet, and Mrs. Hurst was observing their game.

seated - पद, केन्द्र, नितम्ब, स्थिति

progress - प्रगति, अग्रगति

repeatedly - कई बार, बार बार, कई बार

calling off - रद्द करना

piquet - पीके

Elizabeth took up some needlework, and was sufficiently amused in attending to what passed between Darcy and his companion. The perpetual commendations of the lady, either on his handwriting, or on the evenness of his lines, or on the length of his letter, with the perfect unconcern with which her praises were received, formed a curious dialogue, and was exactly in union with her opinion of each.

needlework - सूची शिल्प, सूची शिल्प

amused - मनोरंजन करना, मन बहलाना

attending - that attend(s), attendant

perpetual - निरन्तर, शाश्वत, चिरस्थायी

commendations - प्रशंसा, सराहना, प्रशस्ति

handwriting - हस्तलिपि

evenness - समता

Length - लंबाई

unconcern - उदासीनता, निश्चिंतता

praises - प्रशंसा, स्तुति, कीर्ति

Curious - जिज्ञासु

Union - संघ, यूनियन

"How delighted Miss Darcy will be to receive such a letter!"

He made no answer.

"You write uncommonly fast."

"You are mistaken. I write rather slowly."

"How many letters you must have occasion to write in the course of a year! Letters of business, too! How odious I should think them!"

write in - अंग्रेजी से हिंदी में अनुवाद करेंHello - नमस्ते

odious - घृणित, घिनौना, अप्रिय

"It is fortunate, then, that they fall to my lot instead of yours."

fall to - पड़ जाना

"Pray tell your sister that I long to see her."

"I have already told her so once, by your desire."

"I am afraid you do not like your pen. Let me mend it for you. I mend pens remarkably well."

"Thank you-but I always mend my own."

"How can you contrive to write so even?"

contrive - बनाना, कोशिश करना, उपाय निकालना

He was silent.

"Tell your sister I am delighted to hear of her improvement on the harp; and pray let her know that I am quite in raptures with her beautiful little design for a table, and I think it infinitely superior to Miss Grantley's."

harp - वीणा

infinitely - बहुत ज़्यादा, बहुत हद तक

"Will you give me leave to defer your raptures till I write again? At present I have not room to do them justice."

defer - टालना, (def) टालना

justice - न्याय, इनसाफ़

"Oh! it is of no consequence. I shall see her in January. But do you always write such charming long letters to her, Mr. Darcy?"

"They are generally long; but whether always charming it is not for me to determine."

determine - निश्चित करना, तय करना

"It is a rule with me, that a person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill."

"That will not do for a compliment to Darcy, Caroline," cried her brother, "because he does not write with ease. He studies too much for words of four syllables. Do not you, Darcy?"

syllables - अक्षर, शब्दांश

"My style of writing is very different from yours."

"Oh!" cried Miss Bingley, "Charles writes in the most careless way imaginable. He leaves out half his words, and blots the rest."

most careless - सबसे लापरवाह

imaginable - कल्पनीय

leaves out - छोड़ देता है

blots - दाग, धब्बा, दाग/धब्बा

"My ideas flow so rapidly that I have not time to express them-by which means my letters sometimes convey no ideas at all to my correspondents."

flow - बहना, सरकना

rapidly - शीघ्रता से, तेज़ी से

convey - प्रकट करना, ले जाना, पहुँचाना

correspondents - लिखनेवाला, चिट्ठी लिखने वाला

"Your humility, Mr. Bingley," said Elizabeth, "must disarm reproof."

humility - विनम्रता

disarm - हथियार छीन लेना

reproof - निन्दा

"Nothing is more deceitful," said Darcy, "than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast."

deceitful - कपटी, छली/कपटी

carelessness - lack of care

indirect - चक्करदार, अपरोक्ष, परोक्ष

"And which of the two do you call my little recent piece of modesty?"

modesty - लज्जा, विनम्रता, संकोच

"The indirect boast; for you are really proud of your defects in writing, because you consider them as proceeding from a rapidity of thought and carelessness of execution, which, if not estimable, you think at least highly interesting. The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.

proceeding - law: act of one who proceeds

rapidity - शीघ्रता, तेजी

execution - अमल

prized - पुरस्कार, इनाम, धन, लुणिठत करना

possessor - मालिक, स्वामी

imperfection - अशुद्धता, कमी, दोष, असिद्धि

When you told Mrs. Bennet this morning that if you ever resolved upon quitting Netherfield you should be gone in five minutes, you meant it to be a sort of panegyric, of compliment to yourself-and yet what is there so very laudable in a precipitance which must leave very necessary business undone, and can be of no real advantage to yourself or anyone else?"

resolved - निश्चय करना, समाधान करना

panegyric - गुणगान, प्रशस्ति, प्रशंसा गान

laudable - प्रशंसनीय

precipitance - हड़बड़ी, उतावलापन

undone - नष्ट करना, खोलना, बिगाड़ना

"Nay," cried Bingley, "this is too much, to remember at night all the foolish things that were said in the morning. And yet, upon my honour, I believe what I said of myself to be true, and I believe it at this moment. At least, therefore, I did not assume the character of needless precipitance merely to show off before the ladies."

assume - समझना, रूप धारण करना, मानना

needless - अनावश्यक, निष्प्रयोजन

show off - उत्तराधिकार दिखाना

"I dare say you believed it; but I am by no means convinced that you would be gone with such celerity. Your conduct would be quite as dependent on chance as that of any man I know; and if, as you were mounting your horse, a friend were to say, 'Bingley, you had better stay till next week,'you would probably do it, you would probably not go-and at another word, might stay a month."

gone with - विना के साथ

celerity - तेजी

conduct - चलाना, आचरण, संचालन करना

dependent - निर्भर, निर्भर करना

mounting - बढ़ता हुआ, आरोहण, आलंबन

"You have only proved by this," cried Elizabeth, "that Mr. Bingley did not do justice to his own disposition. You have shown him off now much more than he did himself."

proved - प्रमाणित करना, परखना

"I am exceedingly gratified," said Bingley, "by your converting what my friend says into a compliment on the sweetness of my temper. But I am afraid you are giving it a turn which that gentleman did by no means intend; for he would certainly think better of me, if under such a circumstance I were to give a flat denial, and ride off as fast as I could."

exceedingly - अत्यन्त, बहुत सा

converting - बदलना

sweetness - मधुरिमा, माधुर्य, माधुरी

intend - चाहना, विचार होना, रखना

denial - इंकार, निषेध, परित्याग

"Would Mr. Darcy then consider the rashness of your original intentions as atoned for by your obstinacy in adhering to it?"

rashness - अविवेक, उतावलापन

original - असली, प्रारंभिक, मूल

intentions - धारणा, विचार, अंतिम लक्ष्य

atoned - क्षतिपूर्ति करना

obstinacy - ज़िद

adhering to - अनुसरण करना

"Upon my word, I cannot exactly explain the matter; Darcy must speak for himself."

"You expect me to account for opinions which you choose to call mine, but which I have never acknowledged. Allowing the case, however, to stand according to your representation, you must remember, Miss Bennet, that the friend who is supposed to desire his return to the house, and the delay of his plan, has merely desired it, asked it without offering one argument in favour of its propriety."

account - खाता

allowing - स्वीकार करना, मिलना, देना

according - मिलना[मिलाना], इच्छा, मिलना

representation - अभ्यावेदन, मूर्ति, चिट्रण

delay - देरी करना

offering - बलि, भेंट, अर्पित

in favour - समर्थन में

"To yield readily-easily-to the persuasion of a friend is no merit with you."

yield - समर्पित करना, समर्पण करना

merit - क़द्र

"To yield without conviction is no compliment to the understanding of either."

conviction - अपराध सिद्धि, दोषसिद्धि

"You appear to me, Mr. Darcy, to allow nothing for the influence of friendship and affection. A regard for the requester would often make one readily yield to a request, without waiting for arguments to reason one into it. I am not particularly speaking of such a case as you have supposed about Mr. Bingley.

requester - अनुरोधक

arguments - तर्क, झगड़ा, विषय, बहस, दलील

We may as well wait, perhaps, till the circumstance occurs before we discuss the discretion of his behaviour thereupon. But in general and ordinary cases between friend and friend, where one of them is desired by the other to change a resolution of no very great moment, should you think ill of that person for complying with the desire, without waiting to be argued into it?"

occurs - घटना, होना, घटित होना, आना

thereupon - उस पर, उसके बाद, उसके तत्काल बाद

ordinary - आम्म, साधारण, मामूली, सामान्य

complying - पालन करना, स्वीकार करना

argued - प्रमाणित करना, सूचित करना

"Will it not be advisable, before we proceed on this subject, to arrange with rather more precision the degree of importance which is to appertain to this request, as well as the degree of intimacy subsisting between the parties?"

proceed - आगे आना, आगे बढना, चलना

arrange - व्यवस्थित करना

precision - यथार्थता, सूक्ष्मतामापी

appertain - सम्बन्ध रखना

intimacy - अंतरंगता

subsisting - जीवित रहना, निर्वाह करना

"By all means," cried Bingley; "let us hear all the particulars, not forgetting their comparative height and size; for that will have more weight in the argument, Miss Bennet, than you may be aware of. I assure you, that if Darcy were not such a great tall fellow, in comparison with myself, I should not pay him half so much deference.

particulars - निराला, सतर्क, विस्तृत ब्योरा

comparative - तुलनात्मक, अपेक्षाकृत

size - आकार

weight - भार

comparison - तुलना

deference - सम्मान, आदर करना

I declare I do not know a more awful object than Darcy, on particular occasions, and in particular places; at his own house especially, and of a Sunday evening, when he has nothing to do."

awful - नृशंस, भद्दा, डरावना, खराब

occasions - घटना, अवसर, कारण बनना, मौका

especially - ख़ास तौर पर

Mr. Darcy smiled; but Elizabeth thought she could perceive that he was rather offended, and therefore checked her laugh. Miss Bingley warmly resented the indignity he had received, in an expostulation with her brother for talking such nonsense.

warmly - उत्साह से, स्नेह से, गरम ढंग से

resented - पसंद न करना, बुरा मानना

indignity - अपमान, अनादर

expostulation - उलाहना

"I see your design, Bingley," said his friend. "You dislike an argument, and want to silence this."

"Perhaps I do. Arguments are too much like disputes. If you and Miss Bennet will defer yours till I am out of the room, I shall be very thankful; and then you may say whatever you like of me."

disputes - विवाद करना, झगड़ना, झगड़ा

thankful - कृतज्ञ, एहसानमंद, शुक्रगुज़ार

"What you ask," said Elizabeth, "is no sacrifice on my side; and Mr. Darcy had much better finish his letter."

sacrifice - क़ुरबान करना

side - तरफ

Mr. Darcy took her advice, and did finish his letter.

When that business was over, he applied to Miss Bingley and Elizabeth for an indulgence of some music. Miss Bingley moved with some alacrity to the pianoforte; and, after a polite request that Elizabeth would lead the way which the other as politely and more earnestly negatived, she seated herself.

indulgence - अनुग्रह, विलासिता, सन्तोष

alacrity - जोश, तत्परता

polite - सभ्य

lead - नेता

earnestly - ईमानदारी से, ईमानदारी से

Mrs. Hurst sang with her sister, and while they were thus employed, Elizabeth could not help observing, as she turned over some music-books that lay on the instrument, how frequently Mr. Darcy's eyes were fixed on her. She hardly knew how to suppose that she could be an object of admiration to so great a man; and yet that he should look at her because he disliked her, was still more strange.

turned over - उलटा गया

lay on - ले जाओ

frequently - बहुधा, प्रायः

more strange - अधिक अजीब

She could only imagine, however, at last that she drew his notice because there was something more wrong and reprehensible, according to his ideas of right, than in any other person present. The supposition did not pain her. She liked him too little to care for his approbation.

reprehensible - निन्दनीय, दोषारोपण करने योग्य

supposition - मानना, अनुमान, परिकल्पना

pain - दर्द

liked him - उसे पसंद किया

approbation - अनुमोदन, मंजूरी/अनुमोदन

After playing some Italian songs, Miss Bingley varied the charm by a lively Scotch air; and soon afterwards Mr. Darcy, drawing near Elizabeth, said to her:

Italian - इटली, इतालवी, इटालियन

varied - बदलना, , भिन्न होना

charm - सुंदरता

"Do not you feel a great inclination, Miss Bennet, to seize such an opportunity of dancing a reel?"

seize - समझना, झपट लेना, पकड़ना

reel - घूमना, एक विशेष प्रकार का नृत्य

She smiled, but made no answer. He repeated the question, with some surprise at her silence.

"Oh!" said she, "I heard you before, but I could not immediately determine what to say in reply. You wanted me, I know, to say 'Yes,'that you might have the pleasure of despising my taste; but I always delight in overthrowing those kind of schemes, and cheating a person of their premeditated contempt.

despising - घृणा करना, उपेक्षा करना

delight in - आनंद लेना

overthrowing - पराजय, तख्ता पलट देना

schemes - पद्धति, योजना बनाना, योजना

cheating - कपटी, ठग, धोखा, कपट, जालसाज़

premeditated - पहले से नियोजित

I have, therefore, made up my mind to tell you, that I do not want to dance a reel at all-and now despise me if you dare."

despise - उपेक्षा करना

"Indeed I do not dare."

Elizabeth, having rather expected to affront him, was amazed at his gallantry; but there was a mixture of sweetness and archness in her manner which made it difficult for her to affront anybody; and Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her. He really believed, that were it not for the inferiority of her connections, he should be in some danger.

affront - अपमान, अपमानित करना, अनादृत

amazed - चकित कर देना

archness - धृष्टता

bewitched - जादू करना, सम्मोहित करना

inferiority - हीनता

Miss Bingley saw, or suspected enough to be jealous; and her great anxiety for the recovery of her dear friend Jane received some assistance from her desire of getting rid of Elizabeth.

jealous - सतर्क, चौकन्ना, सावधान

recovery - स्वाथ्य लाभ, प्रतिलाभ

rid - मुक्त करा

She often tried to provoke Darcy into disliking her guest, by talking of their supposed marriage, and planning his happiness in such an alliance.

provoke - उत्तेजित करना, उत्पन्न करना

disliking - घृणा, नापसंद करना, द्वेष, अरुचि

guest - मेहमान, अतिथि

alliance - समझौता, मैत्रीपूर्ण संबंध

"I hope," said she, as they were walking together in the shrubbery the next day, "you will give your mother-in-law a few hints, when this desirable event takes place, as to the advantage of holding her tongue; and if you can compass it, do cure the younger girls of running after officers.

shrubbery - झाड़ झंखाड़, झाड़ी

hints - झलक, संकेत, सुझाव, इशारा

holding - अधिसंपत्ति, जोत

tongue - जीभ, tज़बान, जिह्वा, लिसान

compass - कम्पास, कुतुबनुमा

cure - बेहतर करना

And, if I may mention so delicate a subject, endeavour to check that little something, bordering on conceit and impertinence, which your lady possesses."

bordering - किनारा, सीमा, पट्टी, सीमा रेखा

conceit - घमण्ड, हास्योक्ति, गुमान

possesses - रखना, पर नियंट्रण रखना

"Have you anything else to propose for my domestic felicity?"

propose - प्रस्ताव रखना, प्रस्तुत करना

domestic - घरेलू नौकर, पालतू

"Oh! yes. Do let the portraits of your uncle and aunt Phillips be placed in the gallery at Pemberley. Put them next to your great-uncle the judge. They are in the same profession, you know, only in different lines. As for your Elizabeth's picture, you must not have it taken, for what painter could do justice to those beautiful eyes?"

portraits - छायाचित्र, रूपचित्र, वर्णन

gallery - गैलरी

great-uncle - (great-uncle) मैत्री के मामा

profession - पेशा, वृत्ति, व्यवसाय, व्यवहार

painter - रस्सी, चित्रकार, पागर, चितेरा

"It would not be easy, indeed, to catch their expression, but their colour and shape, and the eyelashes, so remarkably fine, might be copied."

catch - पकड़ना

shape - आकार

eyelashes - बरौनी

copied - प्रति, कपी, अनुकरण करना

At that moment they were met from another walk by Mrs. Hurst and Elizabeth herself.

"I did not know that you intended to walk," said Miss Bingley, in some confusion, lest they had been overheard.

confusion - गड़बड़

"You used us abominably ill," answered Mrs. Hurst, "running away without telling us that you were coming out."

abominably - बेकार ढंग से, बुरी तरह से

running away - भागना

Then taking the disengaged arm of Mr. Darcy, she left Elizabeth to walk by herself. The path just admitted three. Mr. Darcy felt their rudeness, and immediately said:

disengaged - अलग करना, अलग होना, अलग होना

path - मार्ग

"This walk is not wide enough for our party. We had better go into the avenue."

wide - चौड़ा

avenue - मार्ग, रास्ता, पेड़ दार पथ

But Elizabeth, who had not the least inclination to remain with them, laughingly answered:

laughingly - मज़ाक में, हँसते हुए

"No, no; stay where you are. You are charmingly grouped, and appear to uncommon advantage. The picturesque would be spoilt by admitting a fourth. Good-bye."

charmingly - आकर्षक रूप से

uncommon - असामान्य

picturesque - सुरम्य, चित्रवत सुंदर

spoilt - having lost its original value

Admitting - स्वीकार करना, अनुमति देना

Good-bye - (Good-bye) अलविदा

She then ran gaily off, rejoicing as she rambled about, in the hope of being at home again in a day or two. Jane was already so much recovered as to intend leaving her room for a couple of hours that evening.

gaily - आकर्षक ढंग से, लापरवाही से

rejoicing - हर्षोल्लास

rambled - भ्रमण, बेसिर पैर की बातें करना

couple - युगल, जोड़ा, दंपति r=dampati

Chapter 11

When the ladies removed after dinner, Elizabeth ran up to her sister, and seeing her well guarded from cold, attended her into the drawing-room, where she was welcomed by her two friends with many professions of pleasure; and Elizabeth had never seen them so agreeable as they were during the hour which passed before the gentlemen appeared. Their powers of conversation were considerable.

ran up - ऊपर चढ़ गया

professions - वचन, घोषणा, धंधा, पेशा, स्वीकरण

powers - बल, सत्ता, प्रभावशाली, शक्ति

considerable - बहुत अधिक, महत्वपूर्ण, बहुत

They could describe an entertainment with accuracy, relate an anecdote with humour, and laugh at their acquaintance with spirit.

entertainment - मनोरंजन

accuracy - शुद्धता, सत्यता, यथार्थता

relate - बताना, वर्णन करना, संबंध रखना

anecdote - लघुकथा, किस्सा, दंतकथा

But when the gentlemen entered, Jane was no longer the first object; Miss Bingley's eyes were instantly turned toward Darcy, and she had something to say to him before he had advanced many steps. He addressed himself to Miss Bennet, with a polite congratulation; Mr. Hurst also made her a slight bow, and said he was "very glad;" but diffuseness and warmth remained for Bingley's salutation.

advanced - अग्रसर होना, आगे बढना, प्रयास

steps - कार्य, कदम रखना, पद, जाना

congratulation - बधाई, बधाई सूचक वाक्य

bow - झुकना, झुकाना

diffuseness - फैलाव

salutation - अभिवादन, नमस्कार

He was full of joy and attention. The first half-hour was spent in piling up the fire, lest she should suffer from the change of room; and she removed at his desire to the other side of the fireplace, that she might be further from the door. He then sat down by her, and talked scarcely to anyone else. Elizabeth, at work in the opposite corner, saw it all with great delight.

piling up - परिसंचित करना

fireplace - चिमनी

further - वृद्धि करना, अधिक, सहायता करना

corner - कोना

delight - ख़ुश, आनंद

When tea was over, Mr. Hurst reminded his sister-in-law of the card-table-but in vain. She had obtained private intelligence that Mr. Darcy did not wish for cards; and Mr. Hurst soon found even his open petition rejected. She assured him that no one intended to play, and the silence of the whole party on the subject seemed to justify her. Mr.

obtained - पाना, प्राप्त करना, हाशिल करना

petition - याचिका

rejected - अस्वीकार करना, निकाल देना

justify - कारण दिखाना, ब्यौरा देना

Hurst had therefore nothing to do, but to stretch himself on one of the sofas and go to sleep. Darcy took up a book; Miss Bingley did the same; and Mrs. Hurst, principally occupied in playing with her bracelets and rings, joined now and then in her brother's conversation with Miss Bennet.

stretch - फैलाना, फैल जाना, पंक्ति

sofas - सोफ़ा

principally - मुख्य रूप से, मुख्यतया

bracelets - कंगन, पौंहची, कंकण, ब्रेसलिट

rings - गोला बनाना, बजना, टेलीफोन करना

Miss Bingley's attention was quite as much engaged in watching Mr. Darcy's progress through his book, as in reading her own; and she was perpetually either making some inquiry, or looking at his page. She could not win him, however, to any conversation; he merely answered her question, and read on.

perpetually - निरन्तर, हमेशा

inquiry - जाँच, सर्वेक्षण, अन्वेषण

read on - पढ़ना

At length, quite exhausted by the attempt to be amused with her own book, which she had only chosen because it was the second volume of his, she gave a great yawn and said, "How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!

exhausted - थकाना, खींच लेना

volume - आयतन

yawn - जंभना, जँभाई लेना, अंगड़ाई लेना

tires - थकाना, उकता देना, थका देना

When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."

No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest for some amusement; when hearing her brother mentioning a ball to Miss Bennet, she turned suddenly towards him and said:

yawned - फैल जाना, जम्हाई, उबासी

threw - झुकाना, चलाना, दिखाना, लगाना

cast - ढालना, डालना

round - गोल, गोलाकार

quest - तलाश

"By the bye, Charles, are you really serious in meditating a dance at Netherfield? I would advise you, before you determine on it, to consult the wishes of the present party; I am much mistaken if there are not some among us to whom a ball would be rather a punishment than a pleasure."

consult - विचार विमर्श करना, राय लेना

wishes - आशा करना, इच्छा, चाहना

"If you mean Darcy," cried her brother, "he may go to bed, if he chooses, before it begins-but as for the ball, it is quite a settled thing; and as soon as Nicholls has made white soup enough, I shall send round my cards."

send round - प्रतिक्रिया करें

"I should like balls infinitely better," she replied, "if they were carried on in a different manner; but there is something insufferably tedious in the usual process of such a meeting. It would surely be much more rational if conversation instead of dancing were made the order of the day."

insufferably - असह्य रूप से, असह्य रूप से

tedious - उबाऊ, थकाऊ, शब्दाडंबरपूर्ण

usual - हमेशा, हमेशा का, आम, सामान्य

process - प्रक्रम

rational - तार्किक

"Much more rational, my dear Caroline, I dare say, but it would not be near so much like a ball."

Miss Bingley made no answer, and soon afterwards she got up and walked about the room. Her figure was elegant, and she walked well; but Darcy, at whom it was all aimed, was still inflexibly studious. In the desperation of her feelings, she resolved on one effort more, and, turning to Elizabeth, said:

aimed - करना, लगाना, लक्ष्य करना

inflexibly - in an inflexible manner

studious - अध्ययनशील, पढ़ाकू, सतर्कतापूर्ण

desperation - निराशा

effort - प्रयास, कोशिश, जतन

"Miss Eliza Bennet, let me persuade you to follow my example, and take a turn about the room. I assure you it is very refreshing after sitting so long in one attitude."

persuade - विश्वास दिलाना, मनाना, समझाना

turn about - उलटी गईल

refreshing - फिर से भरना, ताजा करना

attitude - टशन, नज़रिया r=nazariyā, रवैया

Elizabeth was surprised, but agreed to it immediately. Miss Bingley succeeded no less in the real object of her civility; Mr. Darcy looked up. He was as much awake to the novelty of attention in that quarter as Elizabeth herself could be, and unconsciously closed his book.

awake - जागना

novelty - नवीनता

unconsciously - अनजाने में, अनजाने में

He was directly invited to join their party, but he declined it, observing that he could imagine but two motives for their choosing to walk up and down the room together, with either of which motives his joining them would interfere. "What could he mean? She was dying to know what could be his meaning?"-and asked Elizabeth whether she could at all understand him?

motives - प्रेरक, प्रयोजन, उद्देश्य, कारण

walk up - ऊपर चलो

interfere - बीच मेँ पड़ना, बाधा डालना

"Not at all," was her answer; "but depend upon it, he means to be severe on us, and our surest way of disappointing him will be to ask nothing about it."

disappointing - निष्फल् कर देना, निराश करना

Miss Bingley, however, was incapable of disappointing Mr. Darcy in anything, and persevered therefore in requiring an explanation of his two motives.

incapable - अक्षम, अयोग्य, असमर्थ

persevered - डटा रहना, डटा रहना

requiring - आवश्यक, (require) आवश्यक

explanation - स्पष्टीकरण, व्याख्या, सफ़ाई

"I have not the smallest objection to explaining them," said he, as soon as she allowed him to speak.

"You either choose this method of passing the evening because you are in each other's confidence, and have secret affairs to discuss, or because you are conscious that your figures appear to the greatest advantage in walking; if the first, I would be completely in your way, and if the second, I can admire you much better as I sit by the fire."

method - प्रणाली, तरीका

confidence - विश्वास

affairs - घटना, समस्या, झगड़ा, वस्तु

conscious - सतर्क, जागरूक, साभिप्राय, चेतन

figures - नमूना, विचार करना, कल्पना करना

completely - बिलकुल, एकदम

"Oh! shocking!" cried Miss Bingley. "I never heard anything so abominable. How shall we punish him for such a speech?"

punish - सज़ा देना

"Nothing so easy, if you have but the inclination," said Elizabeth. "We can all plague and punish one another. Tease him-laugh at him. Intimate as you are, you must know how it is to be done."

plague - प्लेग, ताऊन

tease - शरारत, परेशान करना, शरारती

"But upon my honour, I do not. I do assure you that my intimacy has not yet taught me that. Tease calmness of manner and presence of mind! No, no; I feel he may defy us there. And as to laughter, we will not expose ourselves, if you please, by attempting to laugh without a subject. Mr. Darcy may hug himself."

calmness - the state of being calm, tranquillity, silence

presence - मौजूदगी

defy - विरोध करना, सामना करना

laughter - हंसी

expose - दिखाना, विवरण, प्रकट करना

attempting - प्रयास, प्रयत्न, कोशिश करना

hug - आलिंगन

"Mr. Darcy is not to be laughed at!" cried Elizabeth. "That is an uncommon advantage, and uncommon I hope it will continue, for it would be a great loss to me to have many such acquaintances. I dearly love a laugh."

laughed at - हंसाया

Loss - घाटा

Dearly - भारी, बहुत अधिक, प्रेम से

"Miss Bingley," said he, "has given me more credit than can be. The wisest and the best of men-nay, the wisest and best of their actions-may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke."

wisest - बुद्धिमान, सूचना देना, विद्वान

"Certainly," replied Elizabeth-"there are such people, but I hope I am not one of them. I hope I never ridicule what is wise and good. Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies, do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can. But these, I suppose, are precisely what you are without."

ridicule - उपहास करना

wise - अक्लमंद

whims - मौज, सनक, उमंग, लहर, मरज़ी

inconsistencies - असंगति, भिन्नता

divert - मनोरंजन करना

precisely - शुद्ध रुप से, स्वभाववश

"Perhaps that is not possible for anyone. But it has been the study of my life to avoid those weaknesses which often expose a strong understanding to ridicule."

weaknesses - दोष, शौक, असामर्थ्य, निर्बलता

"Such as vanity and pride."

"Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride-where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation."

weakness - दोष, शौक, असामर्थ्य, निर्बलता

superiority - वरिष्टता, उत्कृष्टता, श्रेष्ठता

regulation - विनियम

Elizabeth turned away to hide a smile.

"Your examination of Mr. Darcy is over, I presume," said Miss Bingley; "and pray what is the result?"

examination - परीक्षण

presume - मान लेना, चुनौती देना

"I am perfectly convinced by it that Mr. Darcy has no defect. He owns it himself without disguise."

defect - दोष, खोट

disguise - भेष बदलना, छिपाना, वेष बदलन्

"No," said Darcy, "I have made no such pretension. I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding. My temper I dare not vouch for. It is, I believe, too little yielding-certainly too little for the convenience of the world. I cannot forget the follies and vices of others so soon as I ought, nor their offenses against myself.

pretension - दावा, मिथ्याभिमान, झूठा दावा

faults - त्रुटि, अवगुण, शिकार खो बैठना

vouch for - पुष्टि करना

convenience - सुविधा

vices - अवगुण, दुराचार, शिकंजा

offenses - अपराध, आक्रमण, अपमान, अभद्रता

My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost, is lost forever."

puffed - दुलाई, झोंका, उड़ाना, कश, लच्छा

resentful - नाराज़, क्रोधी, चिढ़ा हुआ

forever - हमेशा के लिए, कभी के लिए

"That is a failing indeed!" cried Elizabeth. "Implacable resentment is a shade in a character. But you have chosen your fault well. I really cannot laugh at it. You are safe from me."

implacable - कठोर, अप्रशम्य

shade - छाया

safe from - सुरक्षित में

"There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil-a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome."

tendency - प्रवृत्ति

evil - दुष्ट, बुरा, पापी

education - शिक्षा, तालीम

"And your defect is to hate everybody."

"And yours," he replied with a smile, "is willfully to misunderstand them."

willfully - जान-बूझ कर

misunderstand - ग़लत समझना

"Do let us have a little music," cried Miss Bingley, tired of a conversation in which she had no share. "Louisa, you will not mind my waking Mr. Hurst?"

Her sister had not the smallest objection, and the pianoforte was opened; and Darcy, after a few moments'recollection, was not sorry for it. He began to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention.

recollection - स्मरण, स्मरण शक्ति, याद, स्मृति

Chapter 12

In consequence of an agreement between the sisters, Elizabeth wrote the next morning to their mother, to beg that the carriage might be sent for them in the course of the day. But Mrs. Bennet, who had calculated on her daughters remaining at Netherfield till the following Tuesday, which would exactly finish Jane's week, could not bring herself to receive them with pleasure before.

agreement - इक़रार

remaining - रहना, बाकी रहना, भग्नावशेष

Her answer, therefore, was not propitious, at least not to Elizabeth's wishes, for she was impatient to get home. Mrs. Bennet sent them word that they could not possibly have the carriage before Tuesday; and in her postscript it was added, that if Mr. Bingley and his sister pressed them to stay longer, she could spare them very well.

Propitious - अनुकूल, शुभ

postscript - पश्च लेख, पश्चलेख, संयोजित अंश

pressed - तंगी, दबा कर सुखाया हुआ

Against staying longer, however, Elizabeth was positively resolved-nor did she much expect it would be asked; and fearful, on the contrary, as being considered as intruding themselves needlessly long, she urged Jane to borrow Mr. Bingley's carriage immediately, and at length it was settled that their original design of leaving Netherfield that morning should be mentioned, and the request made.

positively - निश्चित रूप से, निश्चित रुप से

fearful - भयावह, बुरा, डरपोक, डरा हुआ

intruding - घुसना, हस्तक्षेप करना

needlessly - अनावश्यक रूप से

borrow - उधार लेना

The communication excited many professions of concern; and enough was said of wishing them to stay at least till the following day to work on Jane; and till the morrow their going was deferred. Miss Bingley was then sorry that she had proposed the delay, for her jealousy and dislike of one sister much exceeded her affection for the other.

communication - संचार

proposed - प्रस्ताव रखना, प्रस्तुत करना

jealousy - जलन, ईर्षा

exceeded - अधिक होना, पार कर जाना

The master of the house heard with real sorrow that they were to go so soon, and repeatedly tried to persuade Miss Bennet that it would not be safe for her-that she was not enough recovered; but Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right.

Master - उस्ताद, शिक्षक

sorrow - दुःख, उदासी, शोक, ग़म

firm - स्थिर, दृढ़, अचल

To Mr. Darcy it was welcome intelligence-Elizabeth had been at Netherfield long enough. She attracted him more than he liked-and Miss Bingley was uncivil to her, and more teasing than usual to himself.

attracted - आकर्षित करना, आकर्षित करना

uncivil - असभ्य, अशिष्ट

He wisely resolved to be particularly careful that no sign of admiration should now escape him, nothing that could elevate her with the hope of influencing his felicity; sensible that if such an idea had been suggested, his behaviour during the last day must have material weight in confirming or crushing it.

wisely - समझदारी से, बुद्धिमत्तापूर्वक

careful - सावधान, सतर्क

sign - चिह्न

elevate - उठाना, बुलन्द करना, ऊचाँ उठाना

influencing - प्रभाव, प्रभावित करना

suggested - बताना, प्रस्ताव रखना

material - सामान, महत्वपूर्ण, मूर्त

confirming - प्रमाणित करने वाला, (confirm), पुष्टि करना

crushing - चूर चूर करना, दबाना, जमघट

Steady to his purpose, he scarcely spoke ten words to her through the whole of Saturday, and though they were at one time left by themselves for half-an-hour, he adhered most conscientiously to his book, and would not even look at her.

adhered - पालन करना, समर्थन करना, पालन

conscientiously - कर्तव्यनिष्ठा से

On Sunday, after morning service, the separation, so agreeable to almost all, took place. Miss Bingley's civility to Elizabeth increased at last very rapidly, as well as her affection for Jane; and when they parted, after assuring the latter of the pleasure it would always give her to see her either at Longbourn or Netherfield, and embracing her most tenderly, she even shook hands with the former.

morning service - सुबह सेवा

separation - वियुक्ति/विच्छेद, पृथक्करण

embracing - आलिंगन, समाविष्ट करना

tenderly - प्रेम से, कोमलता से

shook - हिला, (shake)

Elizabeth took leave of the whole party in the liveliest of spirits.

liveliest - फुर्तीला, सक्रिय, प्रफुल्ल

They were not welcomed home very cordially by their mother. Mrs. Bennet wondered at their coming, and thought them very wrong to give so much trouble, and was sure Jane would have caught cold again. But their father, though very laconic in his expressions of pleasure, was really glad to see them; he had felt their importance in the family circle.

cordially - अत्यधिक, सभ्यतः, बाशऊर, शालीनतः

wondered - आश्चर्य, विस्मय, भटकना, चमत्कार

trouble - तकलीफ़, कष्ट, दिक़्क़त, दिक्कत

laconic - संक्षिप्त, रूखा, मितभाषी

family circle - परिवार सर्कल

The evening conversation, when they were all assembled, had lost much of its animation, and almost all its sense by the absence of Jane and Elizabeth.

absence - अनुपस्थिति

They found Mary, as usual, deep in the study of thorough-bass and human nature; and had some extracts to admire, and some new observations of threadbare morality to listen to. Catherine and Lydia had information for them of a different sort.

bass - मन्द्र

observations - विचार, कथन, देखरेख, निरख/अवलोकन

threadbare - फटीचर, तार तार, घिसा पिटा

morality - सदाचार, अख़लाक़, नैतिकता

Much had been done and much had been said in the regiment since the preceding Wednesday; several of the officers had dined lately with their uncle, a private had been flogged, and it had actually been hinted that Colonel Forster was going to be married.

preceding - आगे करना, आगे करना

lately - हाल में, हाल ही में

flogged - बेचना, कोड़े लगाना

hinted - झलक, संकेत, सुझाव, इशारा

Chapter 13

"I hope, my dear," said Mr. Bennet to his wife, as they were at breakfast the next morning, "that you have ordered a good dinner to-day, because I have reason to expect an addition to our family party."

at breakfast - नाश्ते पर

Addition - जोड़

"Who do you mean, my dear? I know of nobody that is coming, I am sure, unless Charlotte Lucas should happen to call in-and I hope my dinners are good enough for her. I do not believe she often sees such at home."

"The person of whom I speak is a gentleman, and a stranger."

Mrs. Bennet's eyes sparkled. "A gentleman and a stranger! It is Mr. Bingley, I am sure! Well, I am sure I shall be extremely glad to see Mr. Bingley. But-good Lord! how unlucky! There is not a bit of fish to be got to-day. Lydia, my love, ring the bell-I must speak to Hill this moment."

Lord - मालिक, साहिब, साहब

ring - अंगूठी

bell - घंटा

Hill - पहाड़ी, पहाड़, गिरि

"It is not Mr. Bingley," said her husband; "it is a person whom I never saw in the whole course of my life."

This roused a general astonishment; and he had the pleasure of being eagerly questioned by his wife and his five daughters at once.

roused - उत्तेजित करना, उत्तेजित, उठाना

After amusing himself some time with their curiosity, he thus explained:

amusing - मनोरंजन करना, मन बहलाना

"About a month ago I received this letter; and about a fortnight ago I answered it, for I thought it a case of some delicacy, and requiring early attention. It is from my cousin, Mr. Collins, who, when I am dead, may turn you all out of this house as soon as he pleases."

delicacy - कौशल, बारीकी, कोमलता

Collins - कौलिंज़, कलिंज़

dead - मृत, मरा हुआ, मुर्दा

"Oh! my dear," cried his wife, "I cannot bear to hear that mentioned. Pray do not talk of that odious man. I do think it is the hardest thing in the world, that your estate should be entailed away from your own children; and I am sure, if I had been you, I should have tried long ago to do something or other about it."

bear - धारण करना

Jane and Elizabeth tried to explain to her the nature of an entail. They had often attempted to do it before, but it was a subject on which Mrs. Bennet was beyond the reach of reason, and she continued to rail bitterly against the cruelty of settling an estate away from a family of five daughters, in favour of a man whom nobody cared anything about.

entail - आवश्यक बना देना

attempted - प्रयास, प्रयत्न, कोशिश करना

reach - पहुंचना

rail - रेल, पटरी

bitterly - अधिक, बहुत ज़्यादा, कस के

cruelty - क्रूरता

"It certainly is a most iniquitous affair," said Mr. Bennet, "and nothing can clear Mr. Collins from the guilt of inheriting Longbourn. But if you will listen to his letter, you may perhaps be a little softened by his manner of expressing himself."

iniquitous - अन्यायपूर्ण

affair - घटना, समस्या, झगड़ा, वस्तु

guilt - अपराध बोध

inheriting - पाना

softened - कम करना, हल्का करना, कोमल बनाना

"No, that I am sure I shall not; and I think it is very impertinent of him to write to you at all, and very hypocritical. I hate such false friends. Why could he not keep on quarreling with you, as his father did before him?"

quarreling - विवाद करना, शिकायत, झगड़ा

"Why, indeed; he does seem to have had some filial scruples on that head, as you will hear."

filial - बेटा[बेटी] संबंधी, संतानोचित

scruples - आशंका होना, संकोच, आशंका होना

"Hunsford, near Westerham, Kent, 15th October.

Kent - the English maritime county

"Dear Sir,-

"The disagreement subsisting between yourself and my late honoured father always gave me much uneasiness, and since I have had the misfortune to lose him, I have frequently wished to heal the breach; but for some time I was kept back by my own doubts, fearing lest it might seem disrespectful to his memory for me to be on good terms with anyone with whom it had always pleased him to be at variance.

disagreement - बहस

honoured - सम्मानित करना, सम्मान, मानना

uneasiness - बेचैनी, व्याकुलता, चिन्ता

heal - स्वस्थ होना

breach - दरार, विच्छेद, भंग, दरार करना

kept back - रोका गया

doubts - संदेह करना करना

fearing - बेचैनी, डर, भय, बेकली

disrespectful - अनादरणीय, निरादरपूर्ण

memory - स्मृति, याद, हाफ़िज़ा

terms - पद, अवधि, शब्द, निश्चित काल

variance - परिवर्तनशीलता, मतभेद, असहमति

-'There, Mrs. Bennet.

'-My mind, however, is now made up on the subject, for having received ordination at Easter, I have been so fortunate as to be distinguished by the patronage of the Right Honourable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, widow of Sir Lewis de Bourgh, whose bounty and beneficence has preferred me to the valuable rectory of this parish, where it shall be my earnest endeavour to demean myself with grateful respect towards her ladyship, and be ever ready to perform those rites and ceremonies which are instituted by the Church of England. As a clergyman, moreover, I feel it my duty to promote and establish the blessing of peace in all families within the reach of my influence; and on these grounds I flatter myself that my present overtures are highly commendable, and that the circumstance of my being next in the entail of Longbourn estate will be kindly overlooked on your side, and not lead you to reject the offered olive-branch. I cannot be otherwise than concerned at being the means of injuring your amiable daughters, and beg leave to apologise for it, as well as to assure you of my readiness to make them every possible amends-but of this hereafter. If you should have no objection to receive me into your house, I propose myself the satisfaction of waiting on you and your family, Monday, November 18th, by four o'clock, and shall probably trespass on your hospitality till the Saturday se'ennight following, which I can do without any inconvenience, as Lady Catherine is far from objecting to my occasional absence on a Sunday, provided that some other clergyman is engaged to do the duty of the day.-I remain, dear sir, with respectful compliments to your lady and daughters, your well-wisher and friend,

ordination - अभिषेक, पुरोहिताभिषेक

at Easter - ईस्टर पर

Patronage - संरक्षण, वृत्ति देने का अधिकार

Right Honourable - अत्यंत सम्मानित

widow - विधवा, वीडो, बेवा, राँड़

bounty - उदारता, आनुतोषिक

beneficence - दान, परोपकार, खैरात, उपकार

rectory - पादरी का निवास स्थान

parish - चर्च

earnest - दृढ संकल्प, (earn) दृढ संकल्प

demean - व्यवहार करना, नीचा दिखाना

grateful - कृतज्ञ, एहसानमंद, शुक्रगुज़ार

ladyship - भवती{भद्रमहिला/एक पदवी}

perform - करना, दिखाना, गाना, अभिनय करना

rites - धार्मिक संस्कार, रीति

ceremonies - अवसर, अतिशयोक्ति, विधि, रीति

instituted - लगाना, संस्थान, संस्था भवन

church - चर्च, गिरजा, गिर्जा, गिरजाघर

Moreover - इसके अलावा, इसके अलावा

promote - सहायता करना, प्रचार करना

establish - प्रमाणित करना, स्थापित करना

blessing - आशीर्वाद, (bless)

peace - शांति, अमन, tक़रार, सुकून

grounds - स्थिर, तर्क

overtures - प्रस्ताव, पूर्वसंगीत

commendable - सराहनीय, प्रशंसनीय/सराहनीय

kindly - कृपालु, दयापूर्वक, कृपया

overlooked - के उपर से दिखना, अन्देकी करना

lead - मार्ग दिखाना

reject - अस्वीकार करना, निकाल देना

olive - ज़ैतून, तैलबदर, जलपाई

concerned - अभिरुचि, दिलचस्पी, संबंध

injuring - घायल, नुकसान पहुच्ना

beg leave - कृपया अनुमति दें

apologise - क्षमा याचना करना

readiness - इच्छा, उत्सुकता, औत्सुक्य

hereafter - भविष्य में, मरणोत्तर जीवन

satisfaction - स्पष्टीकरण, पूर्ति, संतोष

hospitality - आतिथ्य

do without - बिना के बिना

objecting to - इसके खिलाफ

occasional - प्रासंगिक, असाम्यिक

provided that - अगर

clergyman - पुजार

respectful - विनीत, आदरपुर्ण, भध्र

wisher - चिंतक


"At four o'clock, therefore, we may expect this peace-making gentleman," said Mr. Bennet, as he folded up the letter. "He seems to be a most conscientious and polite young man, upon my word, and I doubt not will prove a valuable acquaintance, especially if Lady Catherine should be so indulgent as to let him come to us again."

folded up - मुड़ा हुआ

most conscientious - सबसे सतर्कतापूर्ण

Prove - सिद्ध करना

indulgent - अनुकूल, कृपालु, पक्षपातपूर्ण

"There is some sense in what he says about the girls, however, and if he is disposed to make them any amends, I shall not be the person to discourage him."

discourage - रोकना, समर्थन से इनकार करना

"Though it is difficult," said Jane, "to guess in what way he can mean to make us the atonement he thinks our due, the wish is certainly to his credit."

atonement - प्रायश्चित्त, क्षतिपूर्ति

due - सीधे, उचित, उप्युक्त, शुल्क

Elizabeth was chiefly struck by his extraordinary deference for Lady Catherine, and his kind intention of christening, marrying, and burying his parishioners whenever it were required.

christening - नामकरण, (christen) नामकरण

burying - अंत्योष्टि क्रिया करना, डालना

parishioners - पल्लीवासी, यजमान

"He must be an oddity, I think," said she. "I cannot make him out.-There is something very pompous in his style.-And what can he mean by apologising for being next in the entail?-We cannot suppose he would help it if he could.-Could he be a sensible man, sir?"

oddity - विचित्रता, विषमता

pompous - शानदार, आडम्बर, आडंबरपूर्ण

apologising - क्षमा याचना करना

"No, my dear, I think not. I have great hopes of finding him quite the reverse. There is a mixture of servility and self-importance in his letter, which promises well. I am impatient to see him."

the reverse - उलटाव

servility - चापलूसी, जीहुज़ूरियापन

promises - वचन, विश्वास दिलाना, लक्षण

"In point of composition," said Mary, "the letter does not seem defective. The idea of the olive-branch perhaps is not wholly new, yet I think it is well expressed."

composition - बनावट, लेखन, संरचना, समझौता

defective - त्रुटिपूर्ण, खराब

To Catherine and Lydia, neither the letter nor its writer were in any degree interesting. It was next to impossible that their cousin should come in a scarlet coat, and it was now some weeks since they had received pleasure from the society of a man in any other colour. As for their mother, Mr.

scarlet - क़िरमिज़

Collins's letter had done away much of her ill-will, and she was preparing to see him with a degree of composure which astonished her husband and daughters.

ill-will - (ill-will) अनुचित इच्छा

Mr. Collins was punctual to his time, and was received with great politeness by the whole family. Mr. Bennet indeed said little; but the ladies were ready enough to talk, and Mr. Collins seemed neither in need of encouragement, nor inclined to be silent himself. He was a tall, heavy-looking young man of five-and-twenty. His air was grave and stately, and his manners were very formal.

punctual - समयनिष्ठ, समयनिष्ट, पाबंद

be silent - चुप रहो

heavy - भारी

stately - शानदार, प्रभावशाली, उत्कृष्ट

formal - औपचारिक

He had not been long seated before he complimented Mrs. Bennet on having so fine a family of daughters; said he had heard much of their beauty, but that in this instance fame had fallen short of the truth; and added, that he did not doubt her seeing them all in due time disposed of in marriage. This gallantry was not much to the taste of some of his hearers; but Mrs.

complimented - प्रशंसा, प्रशंसा करना

instance - घटना, अवसर, वारदात, उदाहरण

fame - लोकप्रियता, शोहरत

fallen short of - न्यूनतम हो गया

disposed of - निकाल दिया

hearers - श्रोता, सुनने वाला

Bennet, who quarreled with no compliments, answered most readily.

quarreled - विवाद करना, शिकायत, झगड़ा

"You are very kind, I am sure; and I wish with all my heart it may prove so, for else they will be destitute enough. Things are settled so oddly."

destitute - निस्सहाय, से रहित

oddly - आश्चर्यजनक रूप से, अजीब तरह से

"You allude, perhaps, to the entail of this estate."

allude - संकेत करना, ज़िक्र करना

"Ah! sir, I do indeed. It is a grievous affair to my poor girls, you must confess. Not that I mean to find fault with you, for such things I know are all chance in this world. There is no knowing how estates will go when once they come to be entailed."

grievous - दुखदायक, दुखद

confess - मानना, कबूल करना, अंगीकार करना

find fault with - गलती ढूंढना

estates - भूमि, रियासत, जागीर, भूसंपत्ति

"I am very sensible, madam, of the hardship to my fair cousins, and could say much on the subject, but that I am cautious of appearing forward and precipitate. But I can assure the young ladies that I come prepared to admire them. At present I will not say more; but, perhaps, when we are better acquainted-"

hardship - कष्ट, मशक्कत, सख्ती

fair - गोरा

appearing - होना, प्रकट होना, दिखाई देना

precipitate - तलछट घोल का अवक्षिप्त पदार्थ

He was interrupted by a summons to dinner; and the girls smiled on each other. They were not the only objects of Mr. Collins's admiration. The hall, the dining-room, and all its furniture, were examined and praised; and his commendation of everything would have touched Mrs. Bennet's heart, but for the mortifying supposition of his viewing it all as his own future property.

summons - सम्मन, आह्वाहन पत्र, बुलावा

hall - घर, सभागृह, शयनशाला, कक्ष

furniture - असबाब, फ़र्नीचर

Praised - प्रशंसा, स्तुति, कीर्ति

touched - उत्तेजित करना, प्रभाव

viewing - प्रदर्शन

The dinner too in its turn was highly admired; and he begged to know to which of his fair cousins the excellency of its cooking was owing. But he was set right there by Mrs. Bennet, who assured him with some asperity that they were very well able to keep a good cook, and that her daughters had nothing to do in the kitchen. He begged pardon for having displeased her.

begged - विनती करना, प्रार्थना करना

excellency - महामान्य

owing - चाहना, देनदार होना

set right - सुधार दें

asperity - कठोरता, कठिनाई, रूखापन

Pardon - दुबारा कहना, क्षमा करना, माफी

displeased - अप्रसन्न कर देना

In a softened tone she declared herself not at all offended; but he continued to apologise for about a quarter of an hour.

Chapter 14

During dinner, Mr. Bennet scarcely spoke at all; but when the servants were withdrawn, he thought it time to have some conversation with his guest, and therefore started a subject in which he expected him to shine, by observing that he seemed very fortunate in his patroness. Lady Catherine de Bourgh's attention to his wishes, and consideration for his comfort, appeared very remarkable. Mr.

withdrawn - हटाना, अलग करना, हटा लेना

shine - चमकना

patroness - संरक्षिका

de - initialism of differential equation

remarkable - विलक्षण, विशिष्ट, उल्लेखनीय

Bennet could not have chosen better. Mr. Collins was eloquent in her praise. The subject elevated him to more than usual solemnity of manner, and with a most important aspect he protested that "he had never in his life witnessed such behaviour in a person of rank-such affability and condescension, as he had himself experienced from Lady Catherine.

eloquent - वाक्पटु, वाग्मितापूर्ण

elevated - ऊँचा, उन्नत, उच्चस्तरीय, बुलंद

solemnity - गंभीरता, गाम्भीर्य, औपचारिकता

aspect - दृष्टिकोण, गुण, रूप, पहलू, रूख

witnessed - करना, गवाह, प्रमाण, गवाह होना

affability - सुशीलता, सौजन्यता, मिलन्सारी

condescension - नम्रता, कृपालुता, सौजन्य

experienced - अनुभव करना, अनुभव, अनुभव करना

She had been graciously pleased to approve of both of the discourses which he had already had the honour of preaching before her. She had also asked him twice to dine at Rosings, and had sent for him only the Saturday before, to make up her pool of quadrille in the evening. Lady Catherine was reckoned proud by many people he knew, but he had never seen anything but affability in her.

graciously - शालीनतापूर्वक, दया से

Discourses - उपदेश, चर्चा, भाषण देना, प्रवचन

preaching - प्रेरणा, (preach) प्रेरणा

Quadrille - चार लोगों का एक नृत्य

reckoned - आशा करना, समझना, निर्भर होना

She had always spoken to him as she would to any other gentleman; she made not the smallest objection to his joining in the society of the neighbourhood nor to his leaving the parish occasionally for a week or two, to visit his relations.

joining in - सामील होना

She had even condescended to advise him to marry as soon as he could, provided he chose with discretion; and had once paid him a visit in his humble parsonage, where she had perfectly approved all the alterations he had been making, and had even vouchsafed to suggest some herself-some shelves in the closet up stairs."

condescended to - अतिमाननी की

marry - विवाह करना

provided - करना, देना, भरण पोषण करना

humble - नम्र, विनीत, सीधा सादा

parsonage - पादरी का निवास स्थान

approved - स्वीकार करना, पसन्द करना

alterations - परिवर्तन, फेरबदल, प्रत्यावर्तन

vouchsafed - देने की कृपा करना

suggest - बताना, प्रस्ताव रखना

shelves - खाना, पट्टी, सेल्फ, ताक, चट्टान

closet - अलमैराह

stairs - सीढ़ी, सीढी का

"That is all very proper and civil, I am sure," said Mrs. Bennet, "and I dare say she is a very agreeable woman. It is a pity that great ladies in general are not more like her. Does she live near you, sir?"

"The garden in which stands my humble abode is separated only by a lane from Rosings Park, her ladyship's residence."

abode - घर, गृह, मकान, (abide) घर

separated - रोकना, निकालना, भिन्न, बिखेरना

lane - गली, खोरी

"I think you said she was a widow, sir? Has she any family?"

"She has only one daughter, the heiress of Rosings, and of very extensive property."

heiress - उत्तराधिकारिणी

"Ah!" said Mrs. Bennet, shaking her head, "then she is better off than many girls. And what sort of young lady is she? Is she handsome?"

shaking - कंपन, चंचल, काँपता हुआ

"She is a most charming young lady indeed. Lady Catherine herself says that, in point of true beauty, Miss de Bourgh is far superior to the handsomest of her sex, because there is that in her features which marks the young lady of distinguished birth.

most charming - सबसे आकर्षक

handsomest - रमणीय, छैला, रूपवान, सुंदर

marks - छाप, चिन्ह, लक्षण, निशाना

birth - जन्म

She is unfortunately of a sickly constitution, which has prevented her from making that progress in many accomplishments which she could not have otherwise failed of, as I am informed by the lady who superintended her education, and who still resides with them. But she is perfectly amiable, and often condescends to drive by my humble abode in her little phaeton and ponies."

sickly - अस्वस्थ, विवर्ण, अस्वास्थ्यकर

constitution - संविधान, आईन, राज्यांग, दस्तूर

failed - असफल होना, असफल, असफल होना

superintended - संचालन करना, पर्यवेक्षण करना

resides - होना, रहना

condescends - अनुग्रह करना, अनुग्रह करना

phaeton - फेटोन

ponies - टट्टू, याबू, टट्टू/याबू

"Has she been presented? I do not remember her name among the ladies at court."

Court - आंगन, प्राङ्गण

"Her indifferent state of health unhappily prevents her being in town; and by that means, as I told Lady Catherine one day, has deprived the British court of its brightest ornament. Her ladyship seemed pleased with the idea; and you may imagine that I am happy on every occasion to offer those little delicate compliments which are always acceptable to ladies.

indifferent - घटिया, तुच्छ, साधारण, उदासीन

state of health - स्वास्थ्य की स्थिति

Unhappily - उदासी के साथ, अप्रसन्नतापूर्वक

prevents - रोकना, बचाना, मना करना

deprived - वंचित करना, वंचित करना

British - ब्रिटिश, अंग्रेज़ी

brightest - उज्जवल, स्पष्ट रूप से, तीव्र

ornament - आभूषण, अलंकार, जेवर

acceptable - योग्य, ठीक, काफ़ी, स्वीकार्य

I have more than once observed to Lady Catherine, that her charming daughter seemed born to be a duchess, and that the most elevated rank, instead of giving her consequence, would be adorned by her. These are the kind of little things which please her ladyship, and it is a sort of attention which I conceive myself peculiarly bound to pay."

Duchess - रानी/ड्यूक की पत्नी, डचेस

adorned - सजाना, सुशोभित करना

peculiarly - अजीब तरह से, विशेष रुप से

bound - सीमित, सीमित करना, सीमित करना

"You judge very properly," said Mr. Bennet, "and it is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are the result of previous study?"

properly - ठीक, =ठीक से, ठीक तरह से

talent - प्रतिभा

flattering - चापलूसी करना, रौशन होना[करना]

previous - पिछला

"They arise chiefly from what is passing at the time, and though I sometimes amuse myself with suggesting and arranging such little elegant compliments as may be adapted to ordinary occasions, I always wish to give them as unstudied an air as possible."

arise - उदय होना, उत्पन्न होना, निकलना

suggesting - बताना, प्रस्ताव रखना

arranging - निश्चित करना, तय करना

adapted - अनुकूल बनाना, के अनुरूप बनाना

unstudied - सहज, अनधीत

Mr. Bennet's expectations were fully answered. His cousin was as absurd as he had hoped, and he listened to him with the keenest enjoyment, maintaining at the same time the most resolute composure of countenance, and, except in an occasional glance at Elizabeth, requiring no partner in his pleasure.

fully - पूरी तरह

absurd - निरर्थक, बेतुका, असंगत

keenest - अत्यधिक, नुकीला, तीव्र, उग्र

maintaining - भरण पोषण करना, मरम्मत करना

resolute - दृढ़, धीर/संकल्पवान

glance - चमकना, ग्लांस करना, नजर डालना

By tea-time, however, the dose had been enough, and Mr. Bennet was glad to take his guest into the drawing-room again, and, when tea was over, glad to invite him to read aloud to the ladies. Mr.

dose - खुराक

invite - निमन्त्रण भेजना

read aloud - प्रवाह से अंग्रेजी में हिंदी में अनुवाद करें

Collins readily assented, and a book was produced; but, on beholding it (for everything announced it to be from a circulating library), he started back, and begging pardon, protested that he never read novels. Kitty stared at him, and Lydia exclaimed. Other books were produced, and after some deliberation he chose Fordyce's Sermons.

assented - स्वीकृति, सहमति, मान लेना

beholding - निहारना

announced - घोषणा, उद्घोषणा करना

circulating - फैलना, फैलाना, घूमना, भेजना

begging - भिखारी, (beg) भिखारी

novels - नया, उपन्यास, अनूठा, नवीन

exclaimed - चिल्लाना, चिल्लाकर कहना

produced - उत्पन्न होना, जन्म देना

deliberation - विचार, विचार विमर्श, सावधानी

Sermons - सीख, धर्मोपदेश

Lydia gaped as he opened the volume, and before he had, with very monotonous solemnity, read three pages, she interrupted him with:

gaped - कमी, अन्तर, दरार, अन्तराल

monotonous - निरश

"Do you know, mamma, that my uncle Phillips talks of turning away Richard; and if he does, Colonel Forster will hire him. My aunt told me so herself on Saturday. I shall walk to Meryton to-morrow to hear more about it, and to ask when Mr. Denny comes back from town."

turning away - त्याग करना

Richard - male given name

hire - मजदूरी पर रखना, किराये पर लेना

Lydia was bid by her two eldest sisters to hold her tongue; but Mr. Collins, much offended, laid aside his book, and said:

bid - बोली बोलना

hold - मजबूती से पकड़ना

laid - करना, गिरा देना, देना, संभोग

"I have often observed how little young ladies are interested by books of a serious stamp, though written solely for their benefit. It amazes me, I confess; for, certainly, there can be nothing so advantageous to them as instruction. But I will no longer importune my young cousin."

Stamp - मुहर, मोहर

amazes - चकित कर देना

advantageous - लाभकारी, लाभदायक, लाभप्रद

instruction - तालीम, उपदेश, शिक्षण

importune - हठ करना

Then turning to Mr. Bennet, he offered himself as his antagonist at backgammon. Mr. Bennet accepted the challenge, observing that he acted very wisely in leaving the girls to their own trifling amusements. Mrs. Bennet and her daughters apologised most civilly for Lydia's interruption, and promised that it should not occur again, if he would resume his book; but Mr.

antagonist - विरोधी, शत्रु/विरोधी, द्वेषी

backgammon - बैकगैमौन, नर्द

challenge - चुनौती

acted - कार्य, प्रदर्शन, करना

amusements - तमाशा, मनोरंजन, आनन्द, सुख

apologised - क्षमा याचना करना

civilly - नैतिक रूप से

interruption - बाधा, अवरोध, , रुकावट, व्यवधान

occur - बीतना

resume - फिर आरम्भ करना

Collins, after assuring them that he bore his young cousin no ill-will, and should never resent her behaviour as any affront, seated himself at another table with Mr. Bennet, and prepared for backgammon.

bore - छेद करना या भेदना, (bear) छेद करना या भेदना

resent - बुरा मानना, (resend) बुरा मानना

Chapter 15

Mr. Collins was not a sensible man, and the deficiency of nature had been but little assisted by education or society; the greatest part of his life having been spent under the guidance of an illiterate and miserly father; and though he belonged to one of the universities, he had merely kept the necessary terms, without forming at it any useful acquaintance.

assisted - मदद करना, सहायता देना

guidance - नेतृत्व, मार्गदर्शन

illiterate - अशिक्षित

miserly - कंजूस

belonged - होना, रखना, सम्बन्ध रखना, बैठना

The subjection in which his father had brought him up had given him originally great humility of manner; but it was now a good deal counteracted by the self-conceit of a weak head, living in retirement, and the consequential feelings of early and unexpected prosperity.

subjection - पराधीनता, विजय, तहत

originally - स्पष्टतः, आदि में

counteracted - प्रतिक्रिया करना

weak - दुर्बल, निर्बल, कमज़ोर, अशक्त

retirement - सेवा निवृत्ति, सेवानिवृत्ति

consequential - फल स्वरूप

unexpected - अविचारित, अनिवार्य, अप्रत्याशित

prosperity - समृद्धि

A fortunate chance had recommended him to Lady Catherine de Bourgh when the living of Hunsford was vacant; and the respect which he felt for her high rank, and his veneration for her as his patroness, mingling with a very good opinion of himself, of his authority as a clergyman, and his right as a rector, made him altogether a mixture of pride and obsequiousness, self-importance and humility.

veneration - श्रद्धा, आदर

mingling - मिंगलिंग, (mingle) मिंगलिंग

authority - अधिकारी, विशेषज्ञ, अधिकार

rector - पादरी, प्राचार्य

obsequiousness - चापलूसी

Having now a good house and a very sufficient income, he intended to marry; and in seeking a reconciliation with the Longbourn family he had a wife in view, as he meant to choose one of the daughters, if he found them as handsome and amiable as they were represented by common report.

income - आय, आमदनी, कमाई

seeking - कोशिश करना, की कोशिश करना

reconciliation - पुनर्मेल, सामंजस्य

represented - प्रदर्शन करना, प्रस्तुत करना

This was his plan of amends-of atonement-for inheriting their father's estate; and he thought it an excellent one, full of eligibility and suitableness, and excessively generous and disinterested on his own part.

eligibility - पात्रता, निर्वाह्य योग्यता

suitableness - उपयुक्तता

generous - बहुत, उदारता, तीक्ष्ण, दयालु

disinterested - उदासीन, स्वार्थरहित, निःसंग

His plan did not vary on seeing them. Miss Bennet's lovely face confirmed his views, and established all his strictest notions of what was due to seniority; and for the first evening she was his settled choice. The next morning, however, made an alteration; for in a quarter of an hour's tete-a-tete with Mrs.

vary - बदलना, , भिन्न होना

lovely - मधुर, सुहावना, मनोहर, मनोरम

confirmed - निश्चित करना, पक्का करना

strictest - सही, पक्का, सख्त, पूर्णतः

notions - इच्छा, धारणा, विचार

seniority - ज्येष्ठता, वरीयता, वरिष्ठता

alteration - परिवर्तन, फेरबदल, प्रत्यावर्तन

quarter of an hour's - पांच मिनट का

Bennet before breakfast, a conversation beginning with his parsonage-house, and leading naturally to the avowal of his hopes, that a mistress might be found for it at Longbourn, produced from her, amid very complaisant smiles and general encouragement, a caution against the very Jane he had fixed on.

naturally - प्राकृतिक रुप से, बेशक

avowal - घोषणा

Mistress - प्रेमिका

amid - बीच में ही

complaisant - compliant

caution - सावधानी

"As to her younger daughters, she could not take upon her to say-she could not positively answer-but she did not know of any prepossession; her eldest daughter, she must just mention-she felt it incumbent on her to hint, was likely to be very soon engaged."

prepossession - पूर्वाग्रह

incumbent - पदस्थ

Mr. Collins had only to change from Jane to Elizabeth-and it was soon done-done while Mrs. Bennet was stirring the fire. Elizabeth, equally next to Jane in birth and beauty, succeeded her of course.

stirring - उत्तेजक, फिंटाई, हरकत

Mrs. Bennet treasured up the hint, and trusted that she might soon have two daughters married; and the man whom she could not bear to speak of the day before was now high in her good graces.

treasured - बहुमूल्य, संजोए रखना, खजाना

trusted - आशा करना, सहारा, ईमानदारी से

graces - तौर तरीका, (grace), अदा

Lydia's intention of walking to Meryton was not forgotten; every sister except Mary agreed to go with her; and Mr. Collins was to attend them, at the request of Mr. Bennet, who was most anxious to get rid of him, and have his library to himself; for thither Mr.

attend - हिस्सा लेना

Collins had followed him after breakfast; and there he would continue, nominally engaged with one of the largest folios in the collection, but really talking to Mr. Bennet, with little cessation, of his house and garden at Hunsford. Such doings discomposed Mr. Bennet exceedingly.

nominally - नाम के लिये, नाम के लिये

folios - एक बार मोड़ा हुआ कागज़

cessation - विराम, ठहराव, अवरति

doings - कार्यकलाप

discomposed - अशांत कर देना

In his library he had been always sure of leisure and tranquillity; and though prepared, as he told Elizabeth, to meet with folly and conceit in every other room of the house, he was used to be free from them there; his civility, therefore, was most prompt in inviting Mr. Collins to join his daughters in their walk; and Mr.

tranquillity - शांति, शांतचित्तता, अशोच

folly - मूर्खता, फ़ली, ignorance

prompt - सितारा मछली, तुरंत, उकसाना

Collins, being in fact much better fitted for a walker than a reader, was extremely pleased to close his large book, and go.

fitted - संगत होना, स्वस्थ, उचित

In pompous nothings on his side, and civil assents on that of his cousins, their time passed till they entered Meryton. The attention of the younger ones was then no longer to be gained by him. Their eyes were immediately wandering up in the street in quest of the officers, and nothing less than a very smart bonnet indeed, or a really new muslin in a shop window, could recall them.

assents - स्वीकृति, सहमति, मान लेना

wandering - घुमावदार, घुमंतू, अस्थिर

bonnet - बोनट

muslin - मलमल

shop window - दुकान का खिड़की

recall - स्मरण, वापस लेना, वापस बुलाना

But the attention of every lady was soon caught by a young man, whom they had never seen before, of most gentlemanlike appearance, walking with another officer on the other side of the way. The officer was the very Mr. Denny concerning whose return from London Lydia came to inquire, and he bowed as they passed.

officer - अफ़सर, अफसर, सरकार

concerning - अभिरुचि, दिलचस्पी, संबंध

inquire - पूछना, पता लगाना, छानबीन करना

All were struck with the stranger's air, all wondered who he could be; and Kitty and Lydia, determined if possible to find out, led the way across the street, under pretense of wanting something in an opposite shop, and fortunately had just gained the pavement when the two gentlemen, turning back, had reached the same spot. Mr.

if possible - यदि संभव होता है

led - LED, , (lead) LED

pretense - दिखावा, बहाना, दावा, ढोंग

fortunately - भाग्य से, सौभाग्यवश

pavement - पटरी, छज्जा, फर्श

turning back - वापस आ रहा है

spot - पाना, हल्का, दाग, लक्षण, धब्बा

Denny addressed them directly, and entreated permission to introduce his friend, Mr. Wickham, who had returned with him the day before from town, and he was happy to say had accepted a commission in their corps. This was exactly as it should be; for the young man wanted only regimentals to make him completely charming.

entreated - अनुनय विनय करना

permission - अनुमति, इजाज़त

commission - आयोग, कमीशन

corps - सेना की पलटन, (corp) सेना की पलटन

His appearance was greatly in his favour; he had all the best part of beauty, a fine countenance, a good figure, and very pleasing address.

The introduction was followed up on his side by a happy readiness of conversation-a readiness at the same time perfectly correct and unassuming; and the whole party were still standing and talking together very agreeably, when the sound of horses drew their notice, and Darcy and Bingley were seen riding down the street.

unassuming - निरहंकारी

On distinguishing the ladies of the group, the two gentlemen came directly towards them, and began the usual civilities. Bingley was the principal spokesman, and Miss Bennet the principal object. He was then, he said, on his way to Longbourn on purpose to inquire after her. Mr.

civilities - नम्रता, शिष्टता, सभ्यता

spokesman - वक्ता, प्रवक्ता

on purpose - उद्देश्य से

inquire after - पूछना

Darcy corroborated it with a bow, and was beginning to determine not to fix his eyes on Elizabeth, when they were suddenly arrested by the sight of the stranger, and Elizabeth happening to see the countenance of both as they looked at each other, was all astonishment at the effect of the meeting. Both changed colour, one looked white, the other red. Mr.

corroborated - पुष्ट करना

Fix - बदला लेना, लगाना, निश्चित करना

arrested - रोकना, अवरोध, आकर्षित करना

effect - असर, प्रभाव

changed colour - रंग बदल गया

Wickham, after a few moments, touched his hat-a salutation which Mr. Darcy just deigned to return. What could be the meaning of it? It was impossible to imagine; it was impossible not to long to know.

touched - द्रवित, प्रभावित होना, पागल सा

In another minute, Mr. Bingley, but without seeming to have noticed what passed, took leave and rode on with his friend.

noticed - सूचना, चेतावनी, देखना

Mr. Denny and Mr. Wickham walked with the young ladies to the door of Mr. Phillip's house, and then made their bows, in spite of Miss Lydia's pressing entreaties that they should come in, and even in spite of Mrs. Phillips's throwing up the parlour window and loudly seconding the invitation.

bows - तोपरे, (bow) तोपरे

throwing - उदीरण, (throw)

loudly - ज़ोर, =ज़ोर से

Mrs. Phillips was always glad to see her nieces; and the two eldest, from their recent absence, were particularly welcome, and she was eagerly expressing her surprise at their sudden return home, which, as their own carriage had not fetched them, she should have known nothing about, if she had not happened to see Mr.

return home - घर वापस आना

fetched - जाकर लाना, दाम पर बिकना, ले आना

Jones's shop-boy in the street, who had told her that they were not to send any more draughts to Netherfield because the Miss Bennets were come away, when her civility was claimed towards Mr. Collins by Jane's introduction of him.

claimed - दावा करना, का पात्र होना, लेना

She received him with her very best politeness, which he returned with as much more, apologising for his intrusion, without any previous acquaintance with her, which he could not help flattering himself, however, might be justified by his relationship to the young ladies who introduced him to her notice. Mrs.

intrusion - पैठ, अनधिकार प्रवेश

be justified - हिम्मत की जानकारी दी जानी चाहिए

relationship - रिश्ता, संबंध

Phillips was quite awed by such an excess of good breeding; but her contemplation of one stranger was soon put to an end by exclamations and inquiries about the other; of whom, however, she could only tell her nieces what they already knew, that Mr. Denny had brought him from London, and that he was to have a lieutenant's commission in the --shire.

awed - विस्मय, विस्मयाकुल कर देना

excess - बहुत अधिक, अधिशेष, अधिकता

contemplation - ध्यान, विचार, निदिध्यासन, चिंतन

exclamations - विस्मयादिबोधक, विस्मयसूच्हक

lieutenant - सहायक, लेफ्टिनेंट

shire - काउंटी शायर, शायर घोड़ा, शायर

She had been watching him the last hour, she said, as he walked up and down the street, and had Mr. Wickham appeared, Kitty and Lydia would certainly have continued the occupation, but unluckily no one passed windows now except a few of the officers, who, in comparison with the stranger, were become "stupid, disagreeable fellows.

occupation - अधिभोग

unluckily - दुर्भाग्यवश

fellows - सभासद, व्यक्ति, आदमी, सहचर

" Some of them were to dine with the Phillipses the next day, and their aunt promised to make her husband call on Mr. Wickham, and give him an invitation also, if the family from Longbourn would come in the evening. This was agreed to, and Mrs. Phillips protested that they would have a nice comfortable noisy game of lottery tickets, and a little bit of hot supper afterwards.

call on - कॉल पर

comfortable - आरामदेह

noisy - कोलाहलपूर्ण, कोलाहल कारी

lottery - लॉटरी, लाटरी

The prospect of such delights was very cheering, and they parted in mutual good spirits. Mr. Collins repeated his apologies in quitting the room, and was assured with unwearying civility that they were perfectly needless.

delights - हर्षित करना, हर्षोल्लास, खुशी

cheering - सलामती का जाम, धीरज बँधाना

mutual - पारस्परिक, आपसी, परस्पर, एक जैसा

apologies - क्षमा प्रार्थना, स्पष्टीकरण

unwearying - अथक

As they walked home, Elizabeth related to Jane what she had seen pass between the two gentlemen; but though Jane would have defended either or both, had they appeared to be in the wrong, she could no more explain such behaviour than her sister.

defended - चलाना, बचाना, प्रतिवाद करना

Mr. Collins on his return highly gratified Mrs. Bennet by admiring Mrs. Phillips's manners and politeness. He protested that, except Lady Catherine and her daughter, he had never seen a more elegant woman; for she had not only received him with the utmost civility, but even pointedly included him in her invitation for the next evening, although utterly unknown to her before.

admiring - समादर करना, प्रशंसा करना

utmost - अत्यधिक, अंतिम

pointedly - सारगर्भित ढंग से

although - अपी, हालाँकि, अगरचे

utterly - नितान्त, पूर्ण रूप से

Something, he supposed, might be attributed to his connection with them, but yet he had never met with so much attention in the whole course of his life.

attributed - विशेषता, लक्ष्ण, सहजगुण

connection - संबंध

Chapter 16

As no objection was made to the young people's engagement with their aunt, and all Mr. Collins's scruples of leaving Mr. and Mrs. Bennet for a single evening during his visit were most steadily resisted, the coach conveyed him and his five cousins at a suitable hour to Meryton; and the girls had the pleasure of hearing, as they entered the drawing-room, that Mr.

steadily - निरंतर, स्थिरतापूर्वक

resisted - रोकना, निवारण करना

conveyed - प्रकट करना, ले जाना, पहुँचाना

suitable - योग्य, ठीक, उपयुक्त, उपय्योगी

Wickham had accepted their uncle's invitation, and was then in the house.

When this information was given, and they had all taken their seats, Mr. Collins was at leisure to look around him and admire, and he was so much struck with the size and furniture of the apartment, that he declared he might almost have supposed himself in the small summer breakfast parlour at Rosings; a comparison that did not at first convey much gratification; but when Mrs.

seats - पद, केन्द्र, नितम्ब, स्थिति

gratification - खुशी, आनन्द, संतोष, संतुष्टि

Phillips understood from him what Rosings was, and who was its proprietor-when she had listened to the description of only one of Lady Catherine's drawing-rooms, and found that the chimney-piece alone had cost eight hundred pounds, she felt all the force of the compliment, and would hardly have resented a comparison with the housekeeper's room.

Proprietor - मालिक, स्वामी

chimney - चिमनी, धुआँकश

force - बल

In describing to her all the grandeur of Lady Catherine and her mansion, with occasional digressions in praise of his own humble abode, and the improvements it was receiving, he was happily employed until the gentlemen joined them; and he found in Mrs.

grandeur - भव्यता, वैभव, श्रेष्ठता

mansion - हवेली, महल

digressions - व्यतिक्रम, भटकाव

improvements - सुधार, प्रगति, उन्नति, वृध्दि

receiving - पाना, स्वीकार करना

Phillips a very attentive listener, whose opinion of his consequence increased with what she heard, and who was resolving to retail it all among her neighbours as soon as she could.

listener - श्रोता

resolving - निश्चय करना, समाधान करना

retail - परचून, फुटकर बेचना

To the girls, who could not listen to their cousin, and who had nothing to do but to wish for an instrument, and examine their own indifferent imitations of china on the mantelpiece, the interval of waiting appeared very long. It was over at last, however. The gentlemen did approach, and when Mr.

examine - समझना, परखना, पूछना

imitations - कृत्रिम, नकली/अनुकरण, अनुकरण

China - चीनी मिट्टी

mantelpiece - अग्निकोष्ठ के ऊपर का ताक

interval - विराम, अंतराल, अन्तराल

approach - पास आना

Wickham walked into the room, Elizabeth felt that she had neither been seeing him before, nor thinking of him since, with the smallest degree of unreasonable admiration. The officers of the --shire were in general a very creditable, gentlemanlike set, and the best of them were of the present party; but Mr.

unreasonable - अविवेकपूर्ण, असंगत, अनुचित

creditable - अच्छा, प्रशंसायोग्य, प्रशंसनीय

Wickham was as far beyond them all in person, countenance, air, and walk, as they were superior to the broad-faced, stuffy uncle Phillips, breathing port wine, who followed them into the room.

broad - विस्तृत

stuffy - नीरस, उबाऊ, दम घोंटनेवाला

breathing - श्वसन

port wine - पोर्ट वाइन

Mr. Wickham was the happy man towards whom almost every female eye was turned, and Elizabeth was the happy woman by whom he finally seated himself; and the agreeable manner in which he immediately fell into conversation, though it was only on its being a wet night, made her feel that the commonest, dullest, most threadbare topic might be rendered interesting by the skill of the speaker.

female - मादा

finally - अंत में, आखिरकार, अंततोगत्वा

dullest - मंदबुद्धि, नीरस, कम करना

most threadbare - सबसे कमजोर

speaker - अध्यक्ष, बोलने वाला, वक्ता

With such rivals for the notice of the fair as Mr. Wickham and the officers, Mr. Collins seemed to sink into insignificance; to the young ladies he certainly was nothing; but he had still at intervals a kind listener in Mrs. Phillips, and was by her watchfulness, most abundantly supplied with coffee and muffin.

rivals - प्रतियोगी, बराबरी करना

sink - चिलमची

insignificance - महत्वहीनता, असार्थकता

intervals - विराम, अंतराल, अन्तराल

watchfulness - सतर्क दृष्टि, सतर्कता

abundantly - अधिक मात्रा में, प्रचुरतापूर्वक

muffin - एक तरह का केक

When the card-tables were placed, he had the opportunity of obliging her in turn, by sitting down to whist.

whist - ताश का एक खेल

"I know little of the game at present," said he, "but I shall be glad to improve myself, for in my situation in life-" Mrs. Phillips was very glad for his compliance, but could not wait for his reason.

be glad - खुश होना

compliance - समर्पण, अनुकूलता, अनुपालन

Mr. Wickham did not play at whist, and with ready delight was he received at the other table between Elizabeth and Lydia.

At first there seemed danger of Lydia's engrossing him entirely, for she was a most determined talker; but being likewise extremely fond of lottery tickets, she soon grew too much interested in the game, too eager in making bets and exclaiming after prizes to have attention for anyone in particular. Allowing for the common demands of the game, Mr.

engrossing - मोटे अक्षरों में लिखना

most determined - सबसे निर्धारित

talker - वक्ता

eager - उत्सुक

bets - शर्त लगाना, विचार

exclaiming - चिल्लाना, चिल्लाकर कहना

prizes - पुरस्कार, इनाम, धन, लुणिठत करना

demands - दावा करना, मांग, चाह

Wickham was therefore at leisure to talk to Elizabeth, and she was very willing to hear him, though what she chiefly wished to hear she could not hope to be told-the history of his acquaintance with Mr. Darcy. She dared not even mention that gentleman. Her curiosity, however, was unexpectedly relieved. Mr. Wickham began the subject himself.

dared - ललकार, ललकारना, सामना करना

unexpectedly - अचानक, अकस्मात

relieved - कम करना, सहायता करना, उठाना

He inquired how far Netherfield was from Meryton; and, after receiving her answer, asked in a hesitating manner how long Mr. Darcy had been staying there.

hesitating - हिचकिचाना, संकोच करना

"About a month," said Elizabeth; and then, unwilling to let the subject drop, added, "He is a man of very large property in Derbyshire, I understand."

drop - बूंद

"Yes," replied Mr. Wickham; "his estate there is a noble one. A clear ten thousand per annum. You could not have met with a person more capable of giving you certain information on that head than myself, for I have been connected with his family in a particular manner from my infancy."

per annum - वार्षिक

more capable - अधिक क्षमतापूर्ण

connected - मिलाना, जुड़ा होना, लगना

infancy - बचपन, शैशव, आरम्भिक अवस्था

Elizabeth could not but look surprised.

"You may well be surprised, Miss Bennet, at such an assertion, after seeing, as you probably might, the very cold manner of our meeting yesterday. Are you much acquainted with Mr. Darcy?"

assertion - दावा, दृढ़कथन

"As much as I ever wish to be," cried Elizabeth very warmly. "I have spent four days in the same house with him, and I think him very disagreeable."

"I have no right to give my opinion," said Wickham, "as to his being agreeable or otherwise. I am not qualified to form one. I have known him too long and too well to be a fair judge. It is impossible for me to be impartial. But I believe your opinion of him would in general astonish-and perhaps you would not express it quite so strongly anywhere else. Here you are in your own family."

qualified - सुधारना, अधिकार देना

impartial - निष्पक्ष, अपक्षपाती, पक्षपातरहित

astonish - ठगा सा, आश्चर्य होना, चकित करना

quite so - ठीक है

anywhere - कहीं भी, कहीं

"Upon my word, I say no more here than I might say in any house in the neighbourhood, except Netherfield. He is not at all liked in Hertfordshire. Everybody is disgusted with his pride. You will not find him more favourably spoken of by anyone."

disgusted - गुस्सा, घृणा करना, घृणा

"I cannot pretend to be sorry," said Wickham, after a short interruption, "that he or that any man should not be estimated beyond their deserts; but with him I believe it does not often happen. The world is blinded by his fortune and consequence, or frightened by his high and imposing manners, and sees him only as he chooses to be seen."

be sorry - माफ़ करना

estimated - अंदाज़ लगाना, आकलन, आकलन करना

deserts - त्याग देना, निर्जन

blinded - गुप्त, झिलमिली, अविवेचित, बहाना

frightened - भयभीत करना, डराना, भयभीत करना

imposing - लगाना, थोपना, लागू करना

"I should take him, even on my slight acquaintance, to be an ill-tempered man." Wickham only shook his head.

tempered - लचकीला बनाना, कम करना, गुस्सा

"I wonder," said he, at the next opportunity of speaking, "whether he is likely to be in this country much longer."

"I do not at all know; but I heard nothing of his going away when I was at Netherfield. I hope your plans in favour of the --shire will not be affected by his being in the neighbourhood."

going away - चले जाना

"Oh! no-it is not for me to be driven away by Mr. Darcy. If he wishes to avoid seeing me, he must go. We are not on friendly terms, and it always gives me pain to meet him, but I have no reason for avoiding him but what I might proclaim before all the world, a sense of very great ill-usage, and most painful regrets at his being what he is. His father, Miss Bennet, the late Mr.

driven away - दूर चला गया

avoiding - रोकना, दूर रहना, टालना, से बचना

proclaim - प्रमाणित करना, प्रशंसा करना

usage - खपत, उपयोग

most painful - सबसे दर्दनाक

regrets - दुःखी होना, खेद होना

Darcy, was one of the best men that ever breathed, and the truest friend I ever had; and I can never be in company with this Mr. Darcy without being grieved to the soul by a thousand tender recollections. His behaviour to myself has been scandalous; but I verily believe I could forgive him anything and everything, rather than his disappointing the hopes and disgracing the memory of his father."

breathed - आराम करना, बहना, साँस लेना

soul - आत्मा, जीवात्मा

tender - मुलायम, नरम

recollections - स्मरण, स्मरण शक्ति, याद, स्मृति

scandalous - चौंका देने वाला

verily - द्रडता पूर्वक

disgracing - कलंकित करना, कलंकित करना

Elizabeth found the interest of the subject increase, and listened with all her heart; but the delicacy of it prevented further inquiry.

increase - बढ़ना

Mr. Wickham began to speak on more general topics, Meryton, the neighbourhood, the society, appearing highly pleased with all that he had yet seen, and speaking of the latter with gentle but very intelligible gallantry.

more general - अधिक सामान्य

gentle - सज्जन

intelligible - समझ में आने लायक, बोधनीय

"It was the prospect of constant society, and good society," he added, "which was my chief inducement to enter the --shire. I knew it to be a most respectable, agreeable corps, and my friend Denny tempted me further by his account of their present quarters, and the very great attentions and excellent acquaintances Meryton had procured them. Society, I own, is necessary to me.

constant - स्थिरांक

enter - प्रवेश करना, भीतर जाना

most respectable - सबसे सम्मानित

procured - प्राप्त करना, दलाली करना

I have been a disappointed man, and my spirits will not bear solitude. I must have employment and society. A military life is not what I was intended for, but circumstances have now made it eligible.

solitude - एकांत, विरानी, अकेलापन, खिलवत

employment - नौकरी

military - जंगी, सैन्य, अस्करी, सैनिक

circumstances - दशा/अवस्था, स्थिति, परिस्थिति

eligible - योग्य, वांछनीय

The church ought to have been my profession-I was brought up for the church, and I should at this time have been in possession of a most valuable living, had it pleased the gentleman we were speaking of just now."


"Yes-the late Mr. Darcy bequeathed me the next presentation of the best living in his gift. He was my godfather, and excessively attached to me. I cannot do justice to his kindness. He meant to provide for me amply, and thought he had done it; but when the living fell, it was given elsewhere."

bequeathed - वसीयत करना

gift - उपहार, देन, tबख़्शिश, tसौग़ात

godfather - धर्मपिता, धर्म शिक्षक, सरगना

attached - सहचारी

provide - करना, देना, भरण पोषण करना

amply - पर्याप्त रूप से

"Good heavens!" cried Elizabeth; "but how could that be? How could his will be disregarded? Why did you not seek legal redress?"

Good heavens - वहीं देवताओं!

disregarded - अनादर, अवहेलना करना, उपेक्षा

legal - कानूनी, वैग, विधिक

redress - सही करना

"There was just such an informality in the terms of the bequest as to give me no hope from law. A man of honour could not have doubted the intention, but Mr. Darcy chose to doubt it-or to treat it as a merely conditional recommendation, and to assert that I had forfeited all claim to it by extravagance, imprudence-in short anything or nothing.

informality - अनौपचारिकता

bequest - वसीयत

doubted - संदेह करना करना

treat - इलाज करना, उपचार करना

conditional - शर्त के साथ, सप्रतिबंधी

assert - दिखाना, जोर देना

forfeited - खो बैठना, जुर्माना, खो बैठना

claim - दावा

extravagance - अतिव्यय, फ़िज़ूलखर्ची

imprudence - अविवेक, अविवेकिता

Certain it is, that the living became vacant two years ago, exactly as I was of an age to hold it, and that it was given to another man; and no less certain is it, that I cannot accuse myself of having really done anything to deserve to lose it. I have a warm, unguarded temper, and I may have spoken my opinion of him, and to him, too freely. I can recall nothing worse.

accuse - अभियोग लगाना, दोष लगाना

unguarded - अरक्षित, असावधान, विचारहीन

But the fact is, that we are very different sort of men, and that he hates me."

"This is quite shocking! He deserves to be publicly disgraced."

publicly - सार्वजनिक रूप से, खुले आम

disgraced - कलंकित करना, कलंकित करना

"Some time or other he will be-but it shall not be by me. Till I can forget his father, I can never defy or expose him."

Elizabeth honoured him for such feelings, and thought him handsomer than ever as he expressed them.

"But what," said she, after a pause, "can have been his motive? What can have induced him to behave so cruelly?"

induced - लाना, प्रेरित करना

behave - आचरण करना, बर्ताव करना

cruelly - क्रूरतापूर्वक, निर्दयतापूर्वक

"A thorough, determined dislike of me-a dislike which I cannot but attribute in some measure to jealousy. Had the late Mr. Darcy liked me less, his son might have borne with me better; but his father's uncommon attachment to me irritated him, I believe, very early in life. He had not a temper to bear the sort of competition in which we stood-the sort of preference which was often given me."

attribute - विशेषता, लक्ष्ण, सहजगुण

measure - ताल, मर्यादा, काफ़ी, नापना

borne - करना, होना, उचित होना, फैलना

irritated - परेशान करना, उत्तेजित करना

competition - प्रतिस्पर्धा

"I had not thought Mr. Darcy so bad as this-though I have never liked him. I had not thought so very ill of him. I had supposed him to be despising his fellow-creatures in general, but did not suspect him of descending to such malicious revenge, such injustice, such inhumanity as this."

creatures - व्यक्ति, शराब, आदमी, कठपुतली

suspect - समझना, लगना, क्षतिग्रस्त

descending - उतरना, उतारना, नीचे उतरना

malicious - द्वेषी, दुर्भावनापूर्ण

revenge - बदला, इंतक़ाम r=intaqām

inhumanity - अमानवीयता

After a few minutes'reflection, however, she continued, "I do remember his boasting one day, at Netherfield, of the implacability of his resentments, of his having an unforgiving temper. His disposition must be dreadful."

boasting - the making of boasts

implacability - the quality or state of being implacable

resentments - क्रोध, विद्वेष, नाराज़ग्

unforgiving - निर्मम, अक्षमाशील

dreadful - भद्दा, शोचनीय, डरावना, विकट

"I will not trust myself on the subject," replied Wickham; "I can hardly be just to him."

Elizabeth was again deep in thought, and after a time exclaimed, "To treat in such a manner the godson, the friend, the favourite of his father!

godson - धर्मपुट्र

" She could have added, "A young man, too, like you, whose very countenance may vouch for your being amiable"-but she contented herself with, "and one, too, who had probably been his companion from childhood, connected together, as I think you said, in the closest manner!"

vouch - प्रमाणित करना

contented - मात्रा, सन्तुष्ट

childhood - बचपन

"We were born in the same parish, within the same park; the greatest part of our youth was passed together; inmates of the same house, sharing the same amusements, objects of the same parental care. My father began life in the profession which your uncle, Mr. Phillips, appears to do so much credit to-but he gave up everything to be of use to the late Mr.

youth - जवानी, यौवन, युवावस्था

inmates - कैदी, निवासी, वासी

parental - अभिभावकीय

Appears - होना, प्रकट होना, दिखाई देना

Darcy and devoted all his time to the care of the Pemberley property. He was most highly esteemed by Mr. Darcy, a most intimate, confidential friend. Mr. Darcy often acknowledged himself to be under the greatest obligations to my father's active superintendence, and when, immediately before my father's death, Mr.

devoted - निष्ठावान, समर्पित, वफादार

most intimate - सबसे अनोखा

confidential - गोपनीय

obligations - अनुबंध पट्र, एहसान, आभार, ऋण

active - प्रभावशाली, फुर्तीला, चुस्त

superintendence - अधीक्षण, जिम्मेदारी

Death - मृत्यु, मरण, मौत, मर्ग

Darcy gave him a voluntary promise of providing for me, I am convinced that he felt it to be as much a debt of gratitude to him, as of his affection to myself."

voluntary - स्वैच्छिक, स्वयंसेवी, अवैतनिक

providing - करना, देना, भरण पोषण करना

debt - क़र्ज़, ऋण

"How strange!" cried Elizabeth. "How abominable! I wonder that the very pride of this Mr. Darcy has not made him just to you! If from no better motive, that he should not have been too proud to be dishonest-for dishonesty I must call it."

dishonesty - बेईमानी

"It is wonderful," replied Wickham, "for almost all his actions may be traced to pride; and pride had often been his best friend. It has connected him nearer with virtue than with any other feeling. But we are none of us consistent, and in his behaviour to me there were stronger impulses even than pride."

traced - सुराग, संकेत, अवशेष, कुछ, निशान

virtue - सदाचार, गुण, अच्छाई, नेकी

consistent - अनुरूप, अटल, एक सा, समान/एक सा

impulses - उत्तेजना, उमंग, आवेगी, आवेग

"Can such abominable pride as his have ever done him good?"

"Yes. It has often led him to be liberal and generous, to give his money freely, to display hospitality, to assist his tenants, and relieve the poor. Family pride, and filial pride-for he is very proud of what his father was-have done this. Not to appear to disgrace his family, to degenerate from the popular qualities, or lose the influence of the Pemberley House, is a powerful motive.

liberal - उदार, दान शील, उदारचरित, आजाद

assist - मदद करना, सहायता देना

tenants - किराएदार की हैसियत से रहना

relieve - कम करना, सहायता करना, उठाना

disgrace - अपमान

degenerate - भ्रष्ट, विकृत व्यक्ति

powerful - प्रभावशाली, सशक्त, शक्तिशाली

He has also brotherly pride, which, with some brotherly affection, makes him a very kind and careful guardian of his sister, and you will hear him generally cried up as the most attentive and best of brothers."

brotherly - शिखर, भ्रातृवत्, भ्रातृसदृश

guardian - अभिभावक, संरक्षक, निगहबान, रक्षक

most attentive - सबसे ध्यानपूर्ण

"What sort of girl is Miss Darcy?"

He shook his head. "I wish I could call her amiable. It gives me pain to speak ill of a Darcy. But she is too much like her brother-very, very proud. As a child, she was affectionate and pleasing, and extremely fond of me; and I have devoted hours and hours to her amusement. But she is nothing to me now. She is a handsome girl, about fifteen or sixteen, and, I understand, highly accomplished.

affectionate - स्नेही, स्नेहमय, fond

devoted - समर्पित होना, समर्पित करना

Since her father's death, her home has been London, where a lady lives with her, and superintends her education."

superintends - संचालन करना, पर्यवेक्षण करना

After many pauses and many trials of other subjects, Elizabeth could not help reverting once more to the first, and saying:

pauses - विराम, रूकना, ठहराव, रोक, रुकना

trials - पूर्व परीक्षण, परीक्षण, विचार

reverting - वापस आना, फिर लौट आना

"I am astonished at his intimacy with Mr. Bingley! How can Mr. Bingley, who seems good humour itself, and is, I really believe, truly amiable, be in friendship with such a man? How can they suit each other? Do you know Mr. Bingley?"

truly - वास्तव, =वास्तव में

"Not at all."

"He is a sweet-tempered, amiable, charming man. He cannot know what Mr. Darcy is."

"Probably not; but Mr. Darcy can please where he chooses. He does not want abilities. He can be a conversible companion if he thinks it worth his while. Among those who are at all his equals in consequence, he is a very different man from what he is to the less prosperous.

abilities - प्रतिभा, योग्यता, सामर्थ्य

equals - की बराबरी करना, समान, सक्षम

prosperous - समृद्ध, सम्पन्न, खुशहाल, ऋद्ध

His pride never deserts him; but with the rich he is liberal-minded, just, sincere, rational, honourable, and perhaps agreeable-allowing something for fortune and figure."

minded - स्मरण, इच्छा, ध्यान, चौकन्ना

sincere - ईमानदार, सच्चा

honourable - माननीय, माननीय/सम्माननीय

The whist party soon afterwards breaking up, the players gathered round the other table and Mr. Collins took his station between his cousin Elizabeth and Mrs. Phillips. The usual inquiries as to his success were made by the latter. It had not been very great; he had lost every point; but when Mrs.

breaking up - टुकड़ा करना

players - अभिनेता, वादक, खिलाडी

gathered - प्राप्त करना, समझना, काटना

Phillips began to express her concern thereupon, he assured her with much earnest gravity that it was not of the least importance, that he considered the money as a mere trifle, and begged that she would not make herself uneasy.

gravity - गुरुत्वाकर्षण

mere - केवल

trifle - क्षुद्र धनराशि, छोटी सी बात

"I know very well, madam," said he, "that when persons sit down to a card-table, they must take their chances of these things, and happily I am not in such circumstances as to make five shillings any object. There are undoubtedly many who could not say the same, but thanks to Lady Catherine de Bourgh, I am removed far beyond the necessity of regarding little matters."

chances - अवसर, आकस्मिक, मौका

shillings - ब्रिटिष का सिक्का, शिलिंग

necessity - ज़रूरत, आवश्यकता

regarding - ध्यान, समझना, संबंध, सोचना

matters - समस्या, महत्व, तत्व, भार, चीज

Mr. Wickham's attention was caught; and after observing Mr. Collins for a few moments, he asked Elizabeth in a low voice whether her relation was very intimately acquainted with the family of de Bourgh.

intimately - परिचित रूप से

"Lady Catherine de Bourgh," she replied, "has very lately given him a living. I hardly know how Mr. Collins was first introduced to her notice, but he certainly has not known her long."

"You know of course that Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Lady Anne Darcy were sisters; consequently that she is aunt to the present Mr. Darcy."

"No, indeed, I did not. I knew nothing at all of Lady Catherine's connections. I never heard of her existence till the day before yesterday."

existence - अस्तित्व, भाव

"Her daughter, Miss de Bourgh, will have a very large fortune, and it is believed that she and her cousin will unite the two estates."

unite - मिलना, मिलाना

This information made Elizabeth smile, as she thought of poor Miss Bingley. Vain indeed must be all her attentions, vain and useless her affection for his sister and her praise of himself, if he were already self-destined for another.

useless - बेकार

destined - निर्धारित, नियतवाला

"Mr. Collins," said she, "speaks highly both of Lady Catherine and her daughter; but from some particulars that he has related of her ladyship, I suspect his gratitude misleads him, and that in spite of her being his patroness, she is an arrogant, conceited woman."

misleads - बहकाना, पथभ्रष्ट करना

arrogant - घमंडी, अहंकारी/घमण्डी/अभिमानी

"I believe her to be both in a great degree," replied Wickham; "I have not seen her for many years, but I very well remember that I never liked her, and that her manners were dictatorial and insolent.

dictatorial - अधिनायकीय, दबंग

insolent - धृष्ट, अक्खड़, बदतमीज़, उध्दत

She has the reputation of being remarkably sensible and clever; but I rather believe she derives part of her abilities from her rank and fortune, part from her authoritative manner, and the rest from the pride for her nephew, who chooses that everyone connected with him should have an understanding of the first class."

reputation - प्रतिष्ठा, प्रसिद्धि, नाम, शोहरत

derives - उत्पन्न होना, प्राप्त करना

authoritative - बाइख़्तियार, प्रामाणिक

nephew - भतीजा

first class - पहली कक्षा

Elizabeth allowed that he had given a very rational account of it, and they continued talking together, with mutual satisfaction till supper put an end to cards, and gave the rest of the ladies their share of Mr. Wickham's attentions. There could be no conversation in the noise of Mrs. Phillips's supper party, but his manners recommended him to everybody.

Whatever he said, was said well; and whatever he did, done gracefully. Elizabeth went away with her head full of him. She could think of nothing but of Mr. Wickham, and of what he had told her, all the way home; but there was not time for her even to mention his name as they went, for neither Lydia nor Mr. Collins were once silent.

gracefully - सभ्यतः, बाशऊर, शालीनतः

went away - चला गया

Lydia talked incessantly of lottery tickets, of the fish she had lost and the fish she had won; and Mr. Collins in describing the civility of Mr. and Mrs.

incessantly - लगातार

Phillips, protesting that he did not in the least regard his losses at whist, enumerating all the dishes at supper, and repeatedly fearing that he crowded his cousins, had more to say than he could well manage before the carriage stopped at Longbourn House.

losses - नष्ट करना, असफल, हानि, अभाव

enumerating - गणना करना, सूची बनाना, गिन

crowded - ढेर, घेरना, भरना, मण्डली

manage - देखभाल करना, रखना, लेना

Chapter 17

Elizabeth related to Jane the next day what had passed between Mr. Wickham and herself. Jane listened with astonishment and concern; she knew not how to believe that Mr. Darcy could be so unworthy of Mr. Bingley's regard; and yet, it was not in her nature to question the veracity of a young man of such amiable appearance as Wickham.

veracity - सत्यता, सच्चाई

The possibility of his having endured such unkindness, was enough to interest all her tender feelings; and nothing remained therefore to be done, but to think well of them both, to defend the conduct of each, and throw into the account of accident or mistake whatever could not be otherwise explained.

endured - सहना, सहन करना, टिके रहना

unkindness - कठोरता, दयाहीनता

defend - रक्षा करना

throw - फेंकना

accident - दुर्घटना, हादसा

"They have both," said she, "been deceived, I dare say, in some way or other, of which we can form no idea. Interested people have perhaps misrepresented each to the other. It is, in short, impossible for us to conjecture the causes or circumstances which may have alienated them, without actual blame on either side."

deceived - धोखा, धोखा देना

misrepresented - हेरफेर करना, हेरफेर करना

causes - करना, कारण बनना, देना, उकसाना

alienated - विरोधी बनाना, दूर कर देना

actual - वास्तविक, सही, चालू, प्रचलित

blame - दोष लगाना

"Very true, indeed; and now, my dear Jane, what have you got to say on behalf of the interested people who have probably been concerned in the business? Do clear them too, or we shall be obliged to think ill of somebody."

behalf - हेतु

be obliged - आभारी होगा

"Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion. My dearest Lizzy, do but consider in what a disgraceful light it places Mr. Darcy, to be treating his father's favourite in such a manner, one whom his father had promised to provide for. It is impossible. No man of common humanity, no man who had any value for his character, could be capable of it.

disgraceful - शर्मनाक, लज्जाजनक, लज्जाप्रद

treating - सत्कार, (treat), इलाज करना

humanity - मानवता, मानव जाति, इंसानियत

capable - सक्षम

Can his most intimate friends be so excessively deceived in him? Oh! no."

"I can much more easily believe Mr. Bingley's being imposed on, than that Mr. Wickham should invent such a history of himself as he gave me last night; names, facts, everything mentioned without ceremony. If it be not so, let Mr. Darcy contradict it. Besides, there was truth in his looks."

imposed - लगाना, थोपना, लागू करना

invent - बनाना, आविष्कार करना, गढना

ceremony - समारोह, अनुष्ठान, विधि

contradict - विरोध करना, खंडन करना

"It is difficult indeed-it is distressing. One does not know what to think."

distressing - दुःख होना, कठिनाई, दुःख होना

"I beg your pardon; one knows exactly what to think."

But Jane could think with certainty on only one point-that Mr. Bingley, if he had been imposed on, would have much to suffer when the affair became public.

certainty - यक़ीन, निश्चय

The two young ladies were summoned from the shrubbery, where this conversation passed, by the arrival of the very persons of whom they had been speaking; Mr. Bingley and his sisters came to give their personal invitation for the long-expected ball at Netherfield, which was fixed for the following Tuesday.

The two ladies were delighted to see their dear friend again, called it an age since they had met, and repeatedly asked what she had been doing with herself since their separation. To the rest of the family they paid little attention; avoiding Mrs. Bennet as much as possible, saying not much to Elizabeth, and nothing at all to the others.

They were soon gone again, rising from their seats with an activity which took their brother by surprise, and hurrying off as if eager to escape from Mrs. Bennet's civilities.

rising - आने वाला, बढ़ता हुआ, उत्प्रवण

hurrying - तेजी से चलना, (hurry) तेजी से चलना

The prospect of the Netherfield ball was extremely agreeable to every female of the family. Mrs. Bennet chose to consider it as given in compliment to her eldest daughter, and was particularly flattered by receiving the invitation from Mr. Bingley himself, instead of a ceremonious card.

given in - दिया गया

ceremonious - औपचारिक

Jane pictured to herself a happy evening in the society of her two friends, and the attentions of their brother; and Elizabeth thought with pleasure of dancing a great deal with Mr. Wickham, and of seeing a confirmation of everything in Mr. Darcy's look and behaviour.

confirmation - सत्यापन, पुष्टीकरण, पुष्टिकरण

The happiness anticipated by Catherine and Lydia depended less on any single event, or any particular person, for though they each, like Elizabeth, meant to dance half the evening with Mr. Wickham, he was by no means the only partner who could satisfy them, and a ball was, at any rate, a ball. And even Mary could assure her family that she had no disinclination for it.

anticipated - करना, सोच रखना, उम्मीद करना

depended - निर्भर, निर्भर होना, भरोसा रखना

satisfy - शांत करना, आपूर्ति करना

rate - दर

disinclination - अरूचि, अनिच्छा

"While I can have my mornings to myself," said she, "it is enough-I think it is no sacrifice to join occasionally in evening engagements. Society has claims on us all; and I profess myself one of those who consider intervals of recreation and amusement as desirable for everybody."

engagements - वचन, सगाई, वाग्दान, अनुबंध

claims - दावा करना, का पात्र होना, लेना

profess - स्वीकार करना, दावा करना

recreation - मनबहलाव, मनोरंजन, विश्राम, विहार

Elizabeth's spirits were so high on this occasion, that though she did not often speak unnecessarily to Mr. Collins, she could not help asking him whether he intended to accept Mr.

unnecessarily - व्यर्थ में, अनावश्यक रूप से

Bingley's invitation, and if he did, whether he would think it proper to join in the evening's amusement; and she was rather surprised to find that he entertained no scruple whatever on that head, and was very far from dreading a rebuke either from the Archbishop, or Lady Catherine de Bourgh, by venturing to dance.

scruple - आशंका होना, संकोच, आशंका होना

dreading - डर, डरना, से डरना, भय/डर

rebuke - डाँट डपट, फटकारना, फटकार

archbishop - मुख्य पादरी, प्रधान पादरी

venturing - साहसिक, (venture) साहसिक

"I am by no means of the opinion, I assure you," said he, "that a ball of this kind, given by a young man of character, to respectable people, can have any evil tendency; and I am so far from objecting to dancing myself, that I shall hope to be honoured with the hands of all my fair cousins in the course of the evening; and I take this opportunity of soliciting yours, Miss Elizabeth, for the two first dances especially, a preference which I trust my cousin Jane will attribute to the right cause, and not to any disrespect for her."

soliciting - प्रचारित करना, (solicit) प्रचारित करना

attribute to - विशेषता को

cause - कारण

disrespect - अनादर

Elizabeth felt herself completely taken in. She had fully proposed being engaged by Mr. Wickham for those very dances; and to have Mr. Collins instead! her liveliness had never been worse timed. There was no help for it, however. Mr. Wickham's happiness and her own were perforce delayed a little longer, and Mr. Collins's proposal accepted with as good a grace as she could.

liveliness - सजीवता

perforce - by force, necessarily

delayed - रोकना, रोक देना, रोक देना

grace - अदा

She was not the better pleased with his gallantry from the idea it suggested of something more. It now first struck her, that she was selected from among her sisters as worthy of being mistress of Hunsford Parsonage, and of assisting to form a quadrille table at Rosings, in the absence of more eligible visitors.

selected - विशिष्ट, चुनना, चुनना/छाँटना

worthy - योग्य, ईमानदार, उपयुक्त, लायक

assisting - मदद करना, सहायता देना

more eligible - अधिक पात्र

The idea soon reached to conviction, as she observed his increasing civilities toward herself, and heard his frequent attempt at a compliment on her wit and vivacity; and though more astonished than gratified herself by this effect of her charms, it was not long before her mother gave her to understand that the probability of their marriage was extremely agreeable to her.

increasing - बढना, (increase), बढ़ना

vivacity - ज़िंदादिली, उत्साह, जीवंतता

charms - बहकाना, मनोहरता, आकर्षित करना

Elizabeth, however, did not choose to take the hint, being well aware that a serious dispute must be the consequence of any reply. Mr. Collins might never make the offer, and till he did, it was useless to quarrel about him.

dispute - विवाद करना, झगड़ना, झगड़ा

If there had not been a Netherfield ball to prepare for and talk of, the younger Miss Bennets would have been in a very pitiable state at this time, for from the day of the invitation, to the day of the ball, there was such a succession of rain as prevented their walking to Meryton once. No aunt, no officers, no news could be sought after-the very shoe-roses for Netherfield were got by proxy.

pitiable - दयनीय, दीन

state - राज्य

succession - उत्तराधिकार, सिलसिला, ताँता

sought - कोशिश करना, की कोशिश करना

roses - सर्वोत्तम सुंदरी

by proxy - प्रॉक्सी द्वारा

Even Elizabeth might have found some trial of her patience in weather which totally suspended the improvement of her acquaintance with Mr. Wickham; and nothing less than a dance on Tuesday, could have made such a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday endurable to Kitty and Lydia.

trial - योग्यता की परीक्षा

suspended - लटकाना, स्थगित करना

endurable - सहनीय

Chapter 18

Till Elizabeth entered the drawing-room at Netherfield, and looked in vain for Mr. Wickham among the cluster of red coats there assembled, a doubt of his being present had never occurred to her. The certainty of meeting him had not been checked by any of those recollections that might not unreasonably have alarmed her.

looked in - देखा

cluster - गुच्छा, जमा होना, झुण्ड

occurred - घटना, होना, घटित होना, आना

unreasonably - अनुचित ढंग से, अविवेकता से

alarmed - भयभीत करना, घंटी

She had dressed with more than usual care, and prepared in the highest spirits for the conquest of all that remained unsubdued of his heart, trusting that it was not more than might be won in the course of the evening. But in an instant arose the dreadful suspicion of his being purposely omitted for Mr.

conquest - विजय, फ़तह, जयन, पराजय

unsubdued - अनियंत्रित

trusting - आशा करना, सहारा, ईमानदारी से

arose - उदय होना, उत्पन्न होना, निकलना

suspicion - खटका, अविश्वास, पुट, शक, संदेह

purposely - जानबूझकर, जान बूझ कर

omitted - हटाना, छोड जाना, छोड़ देना

Darcy's pleasure in the Bingleys'invitation to the officers; and though this was not exactly the case, the absolute fact of his absence was pronounced by his friend Denny, to whom Lydia eagerly applied, and who told them that Wickham had been obliged to go to town on business the day before, and was not yet returned; adding, with a significant smile, "I do not imagine his business would have called him away just now, if he had not wanted to avoid a certain gentleman here."

absolute - पूर्णतया, परम, पूर्ण, असीम

go to town - शहर जाओ

on business - व्यापार पर

significant - महत्त्वपूर्ण, महत्वपूर्ण

This part of his intelligence, though unheard by Lydia, was caught by Elizabeth, and, as it assured her that Darcy was not less answerable for Wickham's absence than if her first surmise had been just, every feeling of displeasure against the former was so sharpened by immediate disappointment, that she could hardly reply with tolerable civility to the polite inquiries which he directly afterwards approached to make. Attendance, forbearance, patience with Darcy, was injury to Wickham. She was resolved against any sort of conversation with him, and turned away with a degree of ill-humour which she could not wholly surmount even in speaking to Mr. Bingley, whose blind partiality provoked her.

unheard - अनसुना, बेसुना, अश्रुत

answerable - उत्तरदायी, उत्तर के योग्य

surmise - लगना, अनुमान, अंदाज़ा लगाना

displeasure - अप्रसन्नता

immediate - ठीक

disappointment - मायूसी, निराशा, आशाभंग

approached - पद्धति, सन्निकर्ष, समीप आना

attendance - उपस्थिति, संख्या

forbearance - धैर्य, सहिष्णुता

injury - चोट, आघात

surmount - अधिक होना, पार करना

provoked - उत्तेजित करना, उत्पन्न करना

But Elizabeth was not formed for ill-humour; and though every prospect of her own was destroyed for the evening, it could not dwell long on her spirits; and having told all her griefs to Charlotte Lucas, whom she had not seen for a week, she was soon able to make a voluntary transition to the oddities of her cousin, and to point him out to her particular notice.

destroyed - दूर करना, हराना, नष्ट करना

dwell - विचार करना, निवास करना

griefs - गहरा दुःख, गहरा दुःख, दुख, रंज

transition - लिंग बदलना

oddities - विचित्रता, विषमता

The first two dances, however, brought a return of distress; they were dances of mortification. Mr. Collins, awkward and solemn, apologising instead of attending, and often moving wrong without being aware of it, gave her all the shame and misery which a disagreeable partner for a couple of dances can give. The moment of her release from him was ecstasy.

distress - दुःख होना, कठिनाई, दुःख होना

mortification - शर्मिंदगी, अवमानना/संताप

awkward - अनुपयुक्त, भद्दा, तकलीफ़देह

solemn - शान्त, पवित्र, समारोही, गंभीर

misery - विपत्ति, दुखअ, दुःख/विपत्ती

release - छोड़ना

ecstasy - अति आह्लाद, एक्सटेसी, परम आनंद

She danced next with an officer, and had the refreshment of talking of Wickham, and of hearing that he was universally liked. When those dances were over, she returned to Charlotte Lucas, and was in conversation with her, when she found herself suddenly addressed by Mr. Darcy who took her so much by surprise in his application for her hand, that, without knowing what she did, she accepted him.

refreshment - ताज़गी, जलपान, अल्पाहार जलपान

He walked away again immediately, and she was left to fret over her own want of presence of mind; Charlotte tried to console her:

fret - चिन्ता प्रकट करना

console - सान्त्वना देना

"I dare say you will find him very agreeable."

"Heaven forbid! That would be the greatest misfortune of all! To find a man agreeable whom one is determined to hate! Do not wish me such an evil."

Heaven - आकाश

forbid - रोकना, मना करना

When the dancing recommenced, however, and Darcy approached to claim her hand, Charlotte could not help cautioning her in a whisper, not to be a simpleton, and allow her fancy for Wickham to make her appear unpleasant in the eyes of a man ten times his consequence.

recommenced - फिर से आरम्भ करना, शुरू करना

cautioning - सावधान करना, चेतावनी देना

unpleasant - बुरा, अप्रिय

Elizabeth made no answer, and took her place in the set, amazed at the dignity to which she was arrived in being allowed to stand opposite to Mr. Darcy, and reading in her neighbours'looks, their equal amazement in beholding it.

dignity - गरिमा, इज़्ज़त

opposite to - विरुद्ध

amazement - अचंभा

They stood for some time without speaking a word; and she began to imagine that their silence was to last through the two dances, and at first was resolved not to break it; till suddenly fancying that it would be the greater punishment to her partner to oblige him to talk, she made some slight observation on the dance. He replied, and was again silent.

stood for - अर्थ करना

After a pause of some minutes, she addressed him a second time with:-"It is your turn to say something now, Mr. Darcy. I talked about the dance, and you ought to make some sort of remark on the size of the room, or the number of couples."

couples - संलग्न करना, संलग्न करना, कुछ

He smiled, and assured her that whatever she wished him to say should be said.

"Very well. That reply will do for the present. Perhaps by and by I may observe that private balls are much pleasanter than public ones. But now we may be silent."

by and by - थोड़ी देर में

"Do you talk by rule, then, while you are dancing?"

"Sometimes. One must speak a little, you know. It would look odd to be entirely silent for half an hour together; and yet for the advantage of some, conversation ought to be so arranged, as that they may have the trouble of saying as little as possible."

arranged - निश्चित करना, तय करना

"Are you consulting your own feelings in the present case, or do you imagine that you are gratifying mine?"

consulting - विचार विमर्श करना, राय लेना

gratifying - पूरा करना, प्रसन्न होना

"Both," replied Elizabeth archly; "for I have always seen a great similarity in the turn of our minds. We are each of an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we expect to say something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down to posterity with all the eclat of a proverb."

similarity - समानता, समरूपता

unsocial - समाज विरोधी, असामाजिक

taciturn - अल्प भाषी, चुप्पा, अल्पभाषी

amaze - चकित कर देना

posterity - उत्तरकालीनता, भावी पीढ़ी

eclat - प्रभाव, प्रशंसा, शाबाशी

proverb - कहावत, मसल, लोकोक्ति

"This is no very striking resemblance of your own character, I am sure," said he. "How near it may be to mine, I cannot pretend to say. You think it a faithful portrait undoubtedly."

striking - असाधारण, आश्चर्यजनक

resemblance - सादृश्य, समानता

portrait - चित्र, तस्वीर

"I must not decide on my own performance."

He made no answer, and they were again silent till they had gone down the dance, when he asked her if she and her sisters did not very often walk to Meryton. She answered in the affirmative, and, unable to resist the temptation, added, "When you met us there the other day, we had just been forming a new acquaintance."

affirmative - स्वीकारात्मक, हाँ, सकारात्मक

resist - विरोध करना

temptation - प्रलोभन, लुभाने का तरीका

The effect was immediate. A deeper shade of hauteur overspread his features, but he said not a word, and Elizabeth, though blaming herself for her own weakness, could not go on. At length Darcy spoke, and in a constrained manner said, "Mr. Wickham is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his making friends-whether he may be equally capable of retaining them, is less certain."

deeper - मन्द, तीव्र, गंभीर, गहराई में

hauteur - दर्प

overspread - फैलाना

blaming - आरोप, दोष, दोष लगाना

constrained - विवश करना, बाधित करना

blessed - भाग्यवान, (bless) भाग्यवान

ensure - सुनिश्चित करना

retaining - रोकना, रहने देना, सुरक्षित रखना

"He has been so unlucky as to lose your friendship," replied Elizabeth with emphasis, "and in a manner which he is likely to suffer from all his life."

emphasis - बल, महत्व, जोर, अवधारणा

Darcy made no answer, and seemed desirous of changing the subject. At that moment, Sir William Lucas appeared close to them, meaning to pass through the set to the other side of the room; but on perceiving Mr. Darcy, he stopped with a bow of superior courtesy to compliment him on his dancing and his partner.

desirous - अभिलाषी, इच्छुक, इच्छा करनेवाला

pass through - पास थ्रू

perceiving - समझना, (perceive) समझना

courtesy - सुशीलता

"I have been most highly gratified indeed, my dear sir. Such very superior dancing is not often seen. It is evident that you belong to the first circles. Allow me to say, however, that your fair partner does not disgrace you, and that I must hope to have this pleasure often repeated, especially when a certain desirable event, my dear Eliza (glancing at her sister and Bingley) shall take place.

belong - स्वामित्व होना

circles - वृत्त, पंक्ति, घेरना, चक्कर

often repeated - अकेले अकेले बार बार कहा जाता है

What congratulations will then flow in! I appeal to Mr. Darcy:-but let me not interrupt you, sir. You will not thank me for detaining you from the bewitching converse of that young lady, whose bright eyes are also upbraiding me."

congratulations - बधाई, बधाई सूचक वाक्य

flow in - प्रवेश करें

appeal - अपील करना

interrupt - टोकना r=ṭoknā

detaining - रोकना, फँस जाना, फँस जाना

bewitching - जादू करना, सम्मोहित करना

bright - चमकीला

upbraiding - आलोचना, (upbraid) आलोचना

The latter part of this address was scarcely heard by Darcy; but Sir William's allusion to his friend seemed to strike him forcibly, and his eyes were directed with a very serious expression towards Bingley and Jane, who were dancing together. Recovering himself, however, shortly, he turned to his partner, and said, "Sir William's interruption has made me forget what we were talking of."

allusion - संकेत, उल्लेख

strike - हड़ताल

forcibly - ज़ोर, ज़बरदस्ती

shortly - कुछ समय, रुखाई से, शीघ्र

"I do not think we were speaking at all. Sir William could not have interrupted two people in the room who had less to say for themselves. We have tried two or three subjects already without success, and what we are to talk of next I cannot imagine."

"What think you of books?" said he, smiling.

"Books-oh! no. I am sure we never read the same, or not with the same feelings."

"I am sorry you think so; but if that be the case, there can at least be no want of subject. We may compare our different opinions."

"No-I cannot talk of books in a ball-room; my head is always full of something else."

"The present always occupies you in such scenes-does it?" said he, with a look of doubt.

occupies - रहना, ग्रहण करना, कब्जा करना

scenes - घटना, तमाशा, मौका, दृश्य

"Yes, always," she replied, without knowing what she said, for her thoughts had wandered far from the subject, as soon afterwards appeared by her suddenly exclaiming, "I remember hearing you once say, Mr. Darcy, that you hardly ever forgave, that your resentment once created was unappeasable. You are very cautious, I suppose, as to its being created."

wandered - घुमावदार मार्ग से हो कर आगे बढ़ना

hardly ever - काफी कभी नहीं

forgave - ऋण मुक्त कर देना, क्षमा करना

unappeasable - अशाम्य, अतोष्य

"I am," said he, with a firm voice.

"And never allow yourself to be blinded by prejudice?"

prejudice - पूर्वाग्रह

"I hope not."

"It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first."

judging - निर्णायक, अस्थाई न्यायाधिकारी

"May I ask to what these questions tend?"

tend - देख भाल करना

"Merely to the illustration of your character," said she, endeavouring to shake off her gravity. "I am trying to make it out."

illustration - स्पष्टीकरण, व्यख्या, उदाहरन

endeavouring - प्रयत्न, प्रयत्न करना

shake off - छुड़ दें

"And what is your success?"

She shook her head. "I do not get on at all. I hear such different accounts of you as puzzle me exceedingly."

accounts - लेखा जोखा, विवरण, समझना

puzzle - पहेली, रहस्य, राज़, भेद

"I can readily believe," answered he gravely, "that reports may vary greatly with respect to me; and I could wish, Miss Bennet, that you were not to sketch my character at the present moment, as there is reason to fear that the performance would reflect no credit on either."

sketch - खाका, संक्षिप्त विवरण

reflect - विचार करना, दर्शाना

"But if I do not take your likeness now, I may never have another opportunity."

likeness - तुलनात्मकता, समानता

"I would by no means suspend any pleasure of yours," he coldly replied. She said no more, and they went down the other dance and parted in silence; and on each side dissatisfied, though not to an equal degree, for in Darcy's breast there was a tolerably powerful feeling towards her, which soon procured her pardon, and directed all his anger against another.

suspend - लटकाना

breast - स्तन

anger - क्रोध, ग़ुस्सा

They had not long separated, when Miss Bingley came towards her, and with an expression of civil disdain accosted her:

disdain - उपेक्षा करना, अवहेलना

"So, Miss Eliza, I hear you are quite delighted with George Wickham! Your sister has been talking to me about him, and asking me a thousand questions; and I find that the young man quite forgot to tell you, among his other communication, that he was the son of old Wickham, the late Mr. Darcy's steward.

George - जर्ज

steward - प्रबंधक, वायुयान परिचारक

Let me recommend you, however, as a friend, not to give implicit confidence to all his assertions; for as to Mr. Darcy's using him ill, it is perfectly false; for, on the contrary, he has always been remarkably kind to him, though George Wickham has treated Mr. Darcy in a most infamous manner. I do not know the particulars, but I know very well that Mr.

implicit - उपलक्षित, असांशयिक, विवक्षित

assertions - दावा, दृढ़कथन

most infamous - सबसे अश्लील

Darcy is not in the least to blame, that he cannot bear to hear George Wickham mentioned, and that though my brother thought that he could not well avoid including him in his invitation to the officers, he was excessively glad to find that he had taken himself out of the way. His coming into the country at all is a most insolent thing, indeed, and I wonder how he could presume to do it.

I pity you, Miss Eliza, for this discovery of your favourite's guilt; but really, considering his descent, one could not expect much better."

I pity you - मुझे तुम्हारी दर्द दुःख है।

descent - कुल, वंश परंपरा, वंशज, पतन

"His guilt and his descent appear by your account to be the same," said Elizabeth angrily; "for I have heard you accuse him of nothing worse than of being the son of Mr. Darcy's steward, and of that, I can assure you, he informed me himself."

angrily - क्रोध से, गुस्से में

"I beg your pardon," replied Miss Bingley, turning away with a sneer. "Excuse my interference-it was kindly meant."

sneer - व्यंग्योक्ति, हँसी उड़ाना

interference - बाधा, हस्तक्षेप, व्यतिकरण, पंगा

"Insolent girl!" said Elizabeth to herself. "You are much mistaken if you expect to influence me by such a paltry attack as this. I see nothing in it but your own wilful ignorance and the malice of Mr. Darcy." She then sought her eldest sister, who had undertaken to make inquiries on the same subject of Bingley.

wilful - स्वेच्छाचारी, हठीला, दुराग्रही

ignorance - अज्ञान, अविद्या, बेखबरी, नासमझी

malice - द्वेष, दुर्भावना, जलन, असूया

undertaken - उत्तरदायित्व लेना, वादा करना

Jane met her with a smile of such sweet complacency, a glow of such happy expression, as sufficiently marked how well she was satisfied with the occurrences of the evening. Elizabeth instantly read her feelings, and at that moment solicitude for Wickham, resentment against his enemies, and everything else, gave way before the hope of Jane's being in the fairest way for happiness.

glow - चमकना

marked - छाप, चिन्ह, लक्षण, निशाना

occurrences - घटना, उपस्थिति

enemies - दुश्मन, शत्रु, अरि, शट्रु, वैरी

gave way - हट गया

fairest - न्याय से, सुन्दर, सीधा, भूरा

"I want to know," said she, with a countenance no less smiling than her sister's, "what you have learnt about Mr. Wickham. But perhaps you have been too pleasantly engaged to think of any third person; in which case you may be sure of my pardon."

"No," replied Jane, "I have not forgotten him; but I have nothing satisfactory to tell you. Mr. Bingley does not know the whole of his history, and is quite ignorant of the circumstances which have principally offended Mr. Darcy; but he will vouch for the good conduct, the probity, and honour of his friend, and is perfectly convinced that Mr. Wickham has deserved much less attention from Mr.

satisfactory to - संतुष्ट होना

probity - सत्यनिष्ठा, ईमानदारी

Darcy than he has received; and I am sorry to say by his account as well as his sister's, Mr. Wickham is by no means a respectable young man. I am afraid he has been very imprudent, and has deserved to lose Mr. Darcy's regard."

imprudent - अविवेकपूर्ण, उद्धत

"Mr. Bingley does not know Mr. Wickham himself?"

"No; he never saw him till the other morning at Meryton."

"This account then is what he has received from Mr. Darcy. I am satisfied. But what does he say of the living?"

"He does not exactly recollect the circumstances, though he has heard them from Mr. Darcy more than once, but he believes that it was left to him conditionally only."

recollect - याद करना, मन लगाना, होश में आना

conditionally - शर्तों के आधार पर

"I have not a doubt of Mr. Bingley's sincerity," said Elizabeth warmly; "but you must excuse my not being convinced by assurances only. Mr. Bingley's defense of his friend was a very able one, I dare say; but since he is unacquainted with several parts of the story, and has learnt the rest from that friend himself, I shall venture to still think of both gentlemen as I did before."

sincerity - quality of being sincere

assurances - आश्वासन, गारन्टी, विश्वास

defense - बचाव, रक्षा

unacquainted - अपरिचित, अनभिज्ञ

She then changed the discourse to one more gratifying to each, and on which there could be no difference of sentiment. Elizabeth listened with delight to the happy, though modest hopes which Jane entertained of Mr. Bingley's regard, and said all in her power to heighten her confidence in it. On their being joined by Mr.

discourse - उपदेश, चर्चा, भाषण देना, प्रवचन

sentiment - भावना, विचार, मनोभाव, भावुकता

modest - साधारण, विनम्र, दिखावा रहित

heighten - बढ़ जाना, बढ़ा देना, बढ़ जाना

Bingley himself, Elizabeth withdrew to Miss Lucas; to whose inquiry after the pleasantness of her last partner she had scarcely replied, before Mr. Collins came up to them, and told her with great exultation that he had just been so fortunate as to make a most important discovery.

pleasantness - सुखदता

exultation - उल्लास

"I have found out," said he, "by a singular accident, that there is now in the room a near relation of my patroness. I happened to overhear the gentleman himself mentioning to the young lady who does the honours of the house the names of his cousin Miss de Bourgh, and of her mother Lady Catherine. How wonderfully these sort of things occur!

overhear - संयोग से सुन लेना

honours - सम्मानित करना, सम्मान, मानना

Who would have thought of my meeting with, perhaps, a nephew of Lady Catherine de Bourgh in this assembly! I am most thankful that the discovery is made in time for me to pay my respects to him, which I am now going to do, and trust he will excuse my not having done it before. My total ignorance of the connection must plead my apology."

respects - ध्यान, ध्यान रखना, ध्यान रखना

Total - कुल, पूर्ण, जोड़ लगाना, संपूर्ण

plead - वकालत करना, समर्थन में बोलना

"You are not going to introduce yourself to Mr. Darcy!"

"Indeed I am. I shall entreat his pardon for not having done it earlier. I believe him to be Lady Catherine's nephew. It will be in my power to assure him that her ladyship was quite well yesterday se'nnight."

se - द.पू, एस ई, दक्षिण पूर्वीय

Elizabeth tried hard to dissuade him from such a scheme, assuring him that Mr. Darcy would consider his addressing him without introduction as an impertinent freedom, rather than a compliment to his aunt; that it was not in the least necessary there should be any notice on either side; and that if it were, it must belong to Mr. Darcy, the superior in consequence, to begin the acquaintance. Mr.

dissuade - रोकना, विदाई

freedom - स्वतंत्रता, आज़ादी, स्वाधीनता

Collins listened to her with the determined air of following his own inclination, and, when she ceased speaking, replied thus:

ceased - बन्द करना, बन्द करना

"My dear Miss Elizabeth, I have the highest opinion in the world in your excellent judgement in all matters within the scope of your understanding; but permit me to say, that there must be a wide difference between the established forms of ceremony amongst the laity, and those which regulate the clergy; for, give me leave to observe that I consider the clerical office as equal in point of dignity with the highest rank in the kingdom-provided that a proper humility of behaviour is at the same time maintained. You must therefore allow me to follow the dictates of my conscience on this occasion, which leads me to perform what I look on as a point of duty. Pardon me for neglecting to profit by your advice, which on every other subject shall be my constant guide, though in the case before us I consider myself more fitted by education and habitual study to decide on what is right than a young lady like yourself." And with a low bow he left her to attack Mr. Darcy, whose reception of his advances she eagerly watched, and whose astonishment at being so addressed was very evident. Her cousin prefaced his speech with a solemn bow and though she could not hear a word of it, she felt as if hearing it all, and saw in the motion of his lips the words "apology," "Hunsford," and "Lady Catherine de Bourgh." It vexed her to see him expose himself to such a man. Mr. Darcy was eyeing him with unrestrained wonder, and when at last Mr. Collins allowed him time to speak, replied with an air of distant civility. Mr. Collins, however, was not discouraged from speaking again, and Mr. Darcy's contempt seemed abundantly increasing with the length of his second speech, and at the end of it he only made him a slight bow, and moved another way. Mr. Collins then returned to Elizabeth.

scope - संभावना

permit - अनुमति देना

A wide difference - एक विस्तृत अंतर

laity - जन साधारण

regulate - ठीक करना, नियन्ट्रित करना

clergy - पादरी, पुरोहित वर्ग

clerical - पुरोहिती, लेखा संबंधी

maintained - भरण पोषण करना, मरम्मत करना

dictates - आज्ञा, आज्ञा देना, लिखवाना

conscience - विवेक, अन्तरात्मा, ज़मीर

leads - नमूना, प्रमुख, राय देना

Pardon me - मुझे माफ करें।

neglecting - उपेक्षा करना, लापरवाही, उपेक्षा

profit - लाभ, फ़ायदा

Guide - अगुवाई करना, परिदर्शक गाइड

fitted - अनुरूप बनाया गया, उपयुक्त

habitual - स्वाभाविक, हमेशा का, अभ्यस्त

reception - स्वीकृति, स्वागत, स्वागत समारोह

advances - अग्रसर होना, आगे बढना, प्रयास

prefaced - _रारंभ होना या करना

motion - हरकत

unrestrained - अनियंत्रित, बाधारहित, चमकता हुआ

discouraged - रोकना, समर्थन से इनकार करना

"I have no reason, I assure you," said he, "to be dissatisfied with my reception. Mr. Darcy seemed much pleased with the attention. He answered me with the utmost civility, and even paid me the compliment of saying that he was so well convinced of Lady Catherine's discernment as to be certain she could never bestow a favour unworthily. It was really a very handsome thought.

discernment - विवेक

unworthily - अयोग्यतापूर्वक

Upon the whole, I am much pleased with him."

As Elizabeth had no longer any interest of her own to pursue, she turned her attention almost entirely on her sister and Mr. Bingley; and the train of agreeable reflections which her observations gave birth to, made her perhaps almost as happy as Jane.

pursue - पाने की कोशिश करना, लगे रहना

She saw her in idea settled in that very house, in all the felicity which a marriage of true affection could bestow; and she felt capable, under such circumstances, of endeavouring even to like Bingley's two sisters. Her mother's thoughts she plainly saw were bent the same way, and she determined not to venture near her, lest she might hear too much.

plainly - साफ़ तौर पर, साफ़ साफ़

bent - प्रवृत्ति, टेढ़ा, झुकाव

When they sat down to supper, therefore, she considered it a most unlucky perverseness which placed them within one of each other; and deeply was she vexed to find that her mother was talking to that one person (Lady Lucas) freely, openly, and of nothing else but her expectation that Jane would soon be married to Mr. Bingley. It was an animating subject, and Mrs.

perverseness - विकृति, भ्रष्टता

openly - खुलेआम

expectation - उम्मीद, चाह, कफोत्सारक

animating - जीवन संचार करना/प्राण डालना

Bennet seemed incapable of fatigue while enumerating the advantages of the match. His being such a charming young man, and so rich, and living but three miles from them, were the first points of self-gratulation; and then it was such a comfort to think how fond the two sisters were of Jane, and to be certain that they must desire the connection as much as she could do.

fatigue - थकान

match - सुमेल तख्ता

gratulation - बधाई

It was, moreover, such a promising thing for her younger daughters, as Jane's marrying so greatly must throw them in the way of other rich men; and lastly, it was so pleasant at her time of life to be able to consign her single daughters to the care of their sister, that she might not be obliged to go into company more than she liked.

promising - वचन, विश्वास दिलाना, लक्षण

Lastly - sequence, discourse marker

consign - अर्पण करना

It was necessary to make this circumstance a matter of pleasure, because on such occasions it is the etiquette; but no one was less likely than Mrs. Bennet to find comfort in staying home at any period of her life. She concluded with many good wishes that Lady Lucas might soon be equally fortunate, though evidently and triumphantly believing there was no chance of it.

etiquette - शिष्टाचार, शिष्टाचार/सभ्यता

concluded - निश्चित करना, तय करना

good wishes - शुभकामनाएं

evidently - स्पष्ट रूप से, स्पष्ट रूप से

triumphantly - विजयी भाव से

In vain did Elizabeth endeavour to check the rapidity of her mother's words, or persuade her to describe her felicity in a less audible whisper; for, to her inexpressible vexation, she could perceive that the chief of it was overheard by Mr. Darcy, who sat opposite to them. Her mother only scolded her for being nonsensical.

audible - कर्णगोचर, श्रव्य

inexpressible - अकथनीय, अवर्णनीय

scolded - फटकारना, डाँटना

"What is Mr. Darcy to me, pray, that I should be afraid of him? I am sure we owe him no such particular civility as to be obliged to say nothing he may not like to hear."

owe - चाहना, देनदार होना

"For heaven's sake, madam, speak lower. What advantage can it be for you to offend Mr. Darcy? You will never recommend yourself to his friend by so doing!"

lower - निचला, निम्नतर, (low) निचला

Nothing that she could say, however, had any influence. Her mother would talk of her views in the same intelligible tone. Elizabeth blushed and blushed again with shame and vexation. She could not help frequently glancing her eye at Mr.

blushed - शरम आना, लज्जा, शरमाना

Darcy, though every glance convinced her of what she dreaded; for though he was not always looking at her mother, she was convinced that his attention was invariably fixed by her. The expression of his face changed gradually from indignant contempt to a composed and steady gravity.

dreaded - डर, डरना, से डरना, भय/डर

invariably - सर्वदा, निरपवाद रूप से

gradually - धीरे धीरे, अल्पाशः

indignant - रुष्ट

composed - showing composure

At length, however, Mrs. Bennet had no more to say; and Lady Lucas, who had been long yawning at the repetition of delights which she saw no likelihood of sharing, was left to the comforts of cold ham and chicken. Elizabeth now began to revive.

yawning - उबासी लेता, जम्हाई, ऊबा हुआ

repetition - दोहराव, पुनर्कथन

likelihood - संभावना

comforts - आराम, सुविधा, सान्त्वना, सुख

Ham - सूअर का पुठ्ठा

revive - पुनः उत्पन्न करना

But not long was the interval of tranquillity; for, when supper was over, singing was talked of, and she had the mortification of seeing Mary, after very little entreaty, preparing to oblige the company.

entreaty - अनुनय विनय, विनती

By many significant looks and silent entreaties, did she endeavour to prevent such a proof of complaisance, but in vain; Mary would not understand them; such an opportunity of exhibiting was delightful to her, and she began her song.

prevent - रोकना, बचाना, मना करना

Proof - प्रमाण, सबूत

exhibiting - प्रदर्शन, प्रदर्शन करना, दिखाना

Elizabeth's eyes were fixed on her with most painful sensations, and she watched her progress through the several stanzas with an impatience which was very ill rewarded at their close; for Mary, on receiving, amongst the thanks of the table, the hint of a hope that she might be prevailed on to favour them again, after the pause of half a minute began another.

painful - भद्दा, कठिन, दर्दीला, दुःखी

sensations - संवेदना, उत्तेजना, जोश, ज्ञान

stanzas - छंद, बन्द

Impatience - अधैर्यता, अधीरता, असहिष्णुता

rewarded - पुरस्कार, पुरस्कृत करना

Mary's powers were by no means fitted for such a display; her voice was weak, and her manner affected. Elizabeth was in agonies. She looked at Jane, to see how she bore it; but Jane was very composedly talking to Bingley. She looked at his two sisters, and saw them making signs of derision at each other, and at Darcy, who continued, however, imperturbably grave.

fitted - अनुरूप बनाया गया, उपयुक्त

agonies - व्यथा, कष्ट

signs - देना, सौंपना, संकेत, चिन्ह

Derision - उपहास, ठट्ठा

imperturbably - अविचलित रूप से

She looked at her father to entreat his interference, lest Mary should be singing all night. He took the hint, and when Mary had finished her second song, said aloud, "That will do extremely well, child. You have delighted us long enough. Let the other young ladies have time to exhibit."

exhibit - प्रदर्शन, प्रदर्शन करना, दिखाना

Mary, though pretending not to hear, was somewhat disconcerted; and Elizabeth, sorry for her, and sorry for her father's speech, was afraid her anxiety had done no good. Others of the party were now applied to.

pretending - दावा करना, अभिनय करना, मान लेना

"If I," said Mr. Collins, "were so fortunate as to be able to sing, I should have great pleasure, I am sure, in obliging the company with an air; for I consider music as a very innocent diversion, and perfectly compatible with the profession of a clergyman.

innocent - निर्दोष

diversion - मनोरंजन, दिक्परिवर्तन, विपथन

compatible - अनुरूप, अनुकूल, सहवर्तनीय

I do not mean, however, to assert that we can be justified in devoting too much of our time to music, for there are certainly other things to be attended to. The rector of a parish has much to do. In the first place, he must make such an agreement for tithes as may be beneficial to himself and not offensive to his patron.

justified - कारण दिखाना, ब्यौरा देना

devoting - समर्पित होना, समर्पित करना

tithes - दसवाँ भाग, दसवाँ भाग देना

beneficial - लाभप्रद, गुणकारक

offensive - हमला, आक्रमण

patron - संरक्षक, दर्शक, ग्राहक

He must write his own sermons; and the time that remains will not be too much for his parish duties, and the care and improvement of his dwelling, which he cannot be excused from making as comfortable as possible. And I do not think it of light importance that he should have attentive and conciliatory manners towards everybody, especially towards those to whom he owes his preferment.

duties - काम, कर्तव्य, कर, कर्त्तव्य

dwelling - आवास, निवास स्थान

excused - मुक्ति, क्षमा योग्य, बहाना

conciliatory - मैत्रीपूर्ण

owes - चाहना, देनदार होना

preferment - अभियोजन, पदोन्नति, तरक्की

I cannot acquit him of that duty; nor could I think well of the man who should omit an occasion of testifying his respect towards anybody connected with the family." And with a bow to Mr. Darcy, he concluded his speech, which had been spoken so loud as to be heard by half the room. Many stared-many smiled; but no one looked more amused than Mr.

acquit - बरी करना, प्रस्तुत करना

omit - हटाना, छोड जाना, छोड़ देना

testifying - सिद्ध करना

bow to - नमस्ते

loud - ऊंचे स्वर वाला

more amused - मुझे अधिक मनोरंजन हुआ

Bennet himself, while his wife seriously commended Mr. Collins for having spoken so sensibly, and observed in a half-whisper to Lady Lucas, that he was a remarkably clever, good kind of young man.

seriously - गंभीर मसला, गंभीरता से

commended - सौंपना, प्रशंसा करना

sensibly - समझदारी से

To Elizabeth it appeared that, had her family made an agreement to expose themselves as much as they could during the evening, it would have been impossible for them to play their parts with more spirit or finer success; and happy did she think it for Bingley and her sister that some of the exhibition had escaped his notice, and that his feelings were not of a sort to be much distressed by the folly which he must have witnessed. That his two sisters and Mr. Darcy, however, should have such an opportunity of ridiculing her relations, was bad enough, and she could not determine whether the silent contempt of the gentleman, or the insolent smiles of the ladies, were more intolerable.

distressed - दुःख होना, कठिनाई, दुःख होना

ridiculing - उपहास, हँसी उड़ाना, उपहास करना

more intolerable - अधिक अस्वीकार्य

The rest of the evening brought her little amusement. She was teased by Mr. Collins, who continued most perseveringly by her side, and though he could not prevail on her to dance with him again, put it out of her power to dance with others. In vain did she entreat him to stand up with somebody else, and offer to introduce him to any young lady in the room.

prevail - प्रचलित होना, जीत लेना

He assured her, that as to dancing, he was perfectly indifferent to it; that his chief object was by delicate attentions to recommend himself to her and that he should therefore make a point of remaining close to her the whole evening. There was no arguing upon such a project. She owed her greatest relief to her friend Miss Lucas, who often joined them, and good-naturedly engaged Mr.

arguing - प्रमाणित करना, सूचित करना

owed - चाहना, देनदार होना

Collins's conversation to herself.

She was at least free from the offense of Mr. Darcy's further notice; though often standing within a very short distance of her, quite disengaged, he never came near enough to speak. She felt it to be the probable consequence of her allusions to Mr. Wickham, and rejoiced in it.

probable - संभावित, प्रत्याशी, संभाव्य

allusions - संकेत, उल्लेख

rejoiced - आनन्दित होना

The Longbourn party were the last of all the company to depart, and, by a manoeuvre of Mrs. Bennet, had to wait for their carriage a quarter of an hour after everybody else was gone, which gave them time to see how heartily they were wished away by some of the family. Mrs.

last of all - अंत में

depart - रवाना

manoeuvre - चाल

Hurst and her sister scarcely opened their mouths, except to complain of fatigue, and were evidently impatient to have the house to themselves. They repulsed every attempt of Mrs. Bennet at conversation, and by so doing threw a languor over the whole party, which was very little relieved by the long speeches of Mr. Collins, who was complimenting Mr.

complain - शिकायत करना

repulsed - इंकार, हटा देना

languor - सुस्ती, सुस्ती/आलस्य/वेदना

speeches - पंक्ति, भाषा, बोली, बातचीत

complimenting - प्रशंसा, प्रशंसा करना

Bingley and his sisters on the elegance of their entertainment, and the hospitality and politeness which had marked their behaviour to their guests. Darcy said nothing at all. Mr. Bennet, in equal silence, was enjoying the scene. Mr. Bingley and Jane were standing together, a little detached from the rest, and talked only to each other. Elizabeth preserved as steady a silence as either Mrs.

guests - कुतुम्भ, अतिथि हो कर आना

scene - घटना, तमाशा, मौका, दृश्य

standing together - एक साथ खड़े होना

detached - भेज देना, काटना, अलग होना

preserved - मुरब्बा, सम्भाल कर रखना

Hurst or Miss Bingley; and even Lydia was too much fatigued to utter more than the occasional exclamation of "Lord, how tired I am!" accompanied by a violent yawn.

utter - पूर्ण

When at length they arose to take leave, Mrs. Bennet was most pressingly civil in her hope of seeing the whole family soon at Longbourn, and addressed herself especially to Mr. Bingley, to assure him how happy he would make them by eating a family dinner with them at any time, without the ceremony of a formal invitation.

take leave - छुट्टी लें

pressingly - दबावपूर्ण रूप से

Bingley was all grateful pleasure, and he readily engaged for taking the earliest opportunity of waiting on her, after his return from London, whither he was obliged to go the next day for a short time.

whither - किधर

Mrs. Bennet was perfectly satisfied, and quitted the house under the delightful persuasion that, allowing for the necessary preparations of settlements, new carriages, and wedding clothes, she should undoubtedly see her daughter settled at Netherfield in the course of three or four months. Of having another daughter married to Mr.

quitted - छोड़ देना

preparations - खाना, सम्पाक, अभ्यासकार्य

settlements - निपटारा, समझौता, भुगतान, बस्ती

carriages - बच्चा गाड़ी, आचरण, चाल, वाहक

wedding - विवाह, ब्याह, (wed), बुध

Collins, she thought with equal certainty, and with considerable, though not equal, pleasure. Elizabeth was the least dear to her of all her children; and though the man and the match were quite good enough for her, the worth of each was eclipsed by Mr. Bingley and Netherfield.

eclipsed - ग्रास, ग्रहण, ग्रहण लगाना

Chapter 19

The next day opened a new scene at Longbourn. Mr. Collins made his declaration in form.

declaration - वचन, घोषणा, घोषण पत्र, ब्यौरा

Having resolved to do it without loss of time, as his leave of absence extended only to the following Saturday, and having no feelings of diffidence to make it distressing to himself even at the moment, he set about it in a very orderly manner, with all the observances, which he supposed a regular part of the business. On finding Mrs.

resolved to do - करने के लिए निश्चित किया

loss of time - समय की कमी

extended - फैलना, फैलाना, देना, बढ़ाना

diffidence - संकोच

set about - शुरू करना

orderly - शांत, अर्दली, तर्कसंगत

observances - अनुपालन

regular - रोज का ग्राहक, योग्य

Bennet, Elizabeth, and one of the younger girls together, soon after breakfast, he addressed the mother in these words:

"May I hope, madam, for your interest with your fair daughter Elizabeth, when I solicit for the honour of a private audience with her in the course of this morning?"

solicit - उकसाना, फँसाना

audience - श्रोतागण, श्रोता, औपचारिक बैठक

Before Elizabeth had time for anything but a blush of surprise, Mrs. Bennet answered instantly, "Oh dear!-yes-certainly. I am sure Lizzy will be very happy-I am sure she can have no objection. Come, Kitty, I want you up stairs." And, gathering her work together, she was hastening away, when Elizabeth called out:

blush - शरम इत्यादि के वजह से गाल लाल पड़ना

gathering - सभा, संग्रहण, सभाआ, जन समुदाय

hastening - जल्दी करना, जल्दी कहना

"Dear madam, do not go. I beg you will not go. Mr. Collins must excuse me. He can have nothing to say to me that anybody need not hear. I am going away myself."

"No, no, nonsense, Lizzy. I desire you to stay where you are." And upon Elizabeth's seeming really, with vexed and embarrassed looks, about to escape, she added: "Lizzy, I insist upon your staying and hearing Mr. Collins."

embarrassed - अड़चन डालना, शर्मिंदा करना

Elizabeth would not oppose such an injunction-and a moment's consideration making her also sensible that it would be wisest to get it over as soon and as quietly as possible, she sat down again and tri