背熟：If she were alive today she would not be able to air her views on her favourite topic of conversation: domestic servants.
air one’s views on sth. / sb. 对......发表意见
背熟：lived in that leisurely age when
背熟：She was sentimentally attached to this house, for even though it was far too big for her needs, she persisted in living there long after her husband's death.
背熟：she persisted in living there long after her husband's death.
persist in doing sth.
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even my uncle's huge collection of books was kept miraculously free from dust.
背熟：She always referred to them as 'the shifting population', for they came and went with such frequency that I never even got a chance to learn their names.
refer to / regard sb. as
背熟：she was extremely difficult to please.
背熟：While she always criticized the fickleness of human nature, she carried on an unrelenting search for the ideal servant to the end of her days, even after she had been sadly disillusioned by Bessie.
During that time
put sb. in charge of 安排某人负责
in addition to
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act the role: play the role
be absent from: be away from
not only 位于句首，引导完整的语句，部分倒装
bump into: knock oneself into / onto
背熟： reluctantly came to the conclusion that...
come to the conclusion
draw a conclusion
arrive at conclusion
jump to conclusion
have a difficult time doing sth. : have trouble / difficulty in doing sth
背熟：They had mysteriously found their way there from the wine cellar!
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