inspect ==choose == select
admit defeat == take a beating 认输
My aunt Harriet found piles of bottles of all shapes and sizes in what had been Bessie’s wordrobe.
what was in those days enlighted policy 当时所谓的开明政策
seemed to be == looked like
However, it was his turn to be surprised, for the woman's eyes immediately lit up and she fetched several bottles which
she placed on the counter for Harry to inspect.
He was glad to get away with a mere twenty pounds and he beat a hasty retreat,
Eg: He left the shop as quickly as possible.
Eg: I got away with pricious chalk marks on my luggage. pay the price 付出代价
‘The curious bottle, which now adorns the bookcase in his study, was his first and last purchase of rare cosmetics.’
Eg: The girl studies English well who lives in my neighbourhood.
The girl, who lives in my neighbourhood, studies English well.
admit defeat 认输
beat a hasty retreat 匆忙溜掉
stress each syllable 加强音节