Anna Karenina Vocabulary List

abashedly

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Well, forgive me, forgive me if I've upset you,' Stepan Arkadyich said, smiling abashedly and holding out his hand, 'but in any case, as an ambassador, I have merely conveyed my message.'

alines

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'Ah, Alines and Nadines.

arcturus

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Bright, silvery Venus, low in the west, was already shining with her tender gleam behind the birches, and high in the east the sombre Arcturus already played its red fires.

babylon

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You've come back to our depraved Babylon,' she said, giving him her tiny yellow hand and recalling the words he had spoken once at the beginning of winter, that Moscow was Babylon.

baltic

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The young Shcherbatsky, having gone into the navy, was drowned in the Baltic Sea, and Levin's contacts with the Shcherbatskys, despite his friendship with Oblonsky, became less frequent.

biliously

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'Something else of the same sort,' he said biliously to himself, opening the second dispatch.

botticelli

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They held up the Italian masters before Raphael, particularly Giotto and Botticelli, as models.

byzantium

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We in Russia don't want to understand that we are heirs of Byzantium.'

confucian

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Well, but the Jews, the Mohammedans, the Confucians, the Buddhists - what are they?'

couveuse

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'You seem to picture every woman as a mere female, une couveuse,'da said Stepan Arkadyich.

crimea

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Acquaintances who had not seen each other for a long time, some from the Crimea, some from Petersburg, some from abroad, met in those rooms.

cuckooed

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It cuckooed twice in its usual call, then wheezed, hurried and became confused.

decembrist

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Hence the name 'Decembrists'.

deuteronomy

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St Paul refers to Deuteronomy 32:35: 'To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence.'

dostoevsky

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Dostoevsky, who also referred to his work as 'poetry', transformed the novel into another sort of hybrid -- the 'novel-tragedy' of some critics, the 'polyphonic novel' of others.

dungy

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There was a smell of warm, dungy steam as the frozen door opened, and the cows, surprised by the unaccustomed light of the lantern, stirred on the fresh straw.

frenchwoman

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thought Levin, and he raced over to the old Frenchwoman with grey curls, who was sitting on a bench.

frisian

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The smooth, broad, black-and-white back of a Frisian cow flashed.

froom

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Alexei Alexandrovich asked to have tea served, sat down at the table and, taking up Froom,16 began working out the itinerary of his trip.

gabbler

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'What a gabbler,' he thought, mentally applying this barnyard term to the famous doctor and listening to his chatter about the symptoms of his daughter's illness.

gemse

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In Switzerland he had shot a Gemse.

gratulating

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Darya Alexandrovna, saying good-bye to him, also said, as if con gratulating him: 'How glad I am that you met Kitty again.

grimm

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Grimm has a fable -- a man without a shadow, a man deprived of a shadow.10 And it's his punishment for something.

linon

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... No, nothing unpleasant has happened,' she answered coldly and added at once: 'Have you seen Mlle Linon?'

maecenas

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asked Vronsky, thinking that he, as a Russian Maecenas, ought to help the artist regardless of whether his picture was good or bad.

malthus

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Malthus was a well-known railway magnate.

measuredness

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Your much too animated conversation tonight with Count Vronsky' (he articulated this name firmly and with calm measuredness) attracted attention.'

mohammedan

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What relation did the beliefs of the Buddhists, the Mohammedans, who also confess and do good, have to that revelation?

oregonian

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-- Portland Oregonian "A significant achievement ... Tolstoy's book reads as if it could have been written yesterday."

ossianic

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Look, you know there's this type of Ossianic21 women ... women you see in your dreams ...

outrunner

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Vasenka was extremely taken with the left outrunner, a Don Steppe horse.

parisian

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Baroness Shilton, Petritsky's lady-friend, her lilac satin dress and rosy fair face shining, and her canary-like Parisian talk filling the whole room, was sitting at a round table making coffee.

percheron

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the Tosscan, good for tossing cans at - they'll spoil for you, but introduce Percherons, or at least our Bitiugs,26 and they won't spoil them.

pirozhki

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The soup Marie-Louise succeeded splendidly; the pirozhki, which melted in the mouth, were irreproachable.

protodeacon

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The protodeacon, as if to remind people of the value of his time, kept coughing impatiently, making the glass in the windows rattle.

prussia

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And having dealt properly with Anna's friend, Princess Miagky stood up and, together with the ambassador's wife, joined the table where a conversation was going on about the king of Prussia.

rotonde

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'Then I'll fall upon him,' Natalie said, waiting in her white dog-fur rotonde for the conversation to end.

sappho

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You don't know Sappho Stolz?

schlemihl

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The motif of the lost shadow belongs to The Extraordinary Adventures of Peter Schlemihl, by Adalbert Chamisso (Adalbert de Chamisso de Boncourt, 1781-1838), a German Romantic writer of French origin.

serbian

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In the milieu to which Sergei Ivanovich belonged, nothing else was talked or written about at that time but the Slavic question and the Serbian war.

slavophile

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A. S. Khomiakov (1804-60), religious philosopher and poet, an important representative of the Slavophile movement, wrote about the Byzantine origin of Russian history.

slosher

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'Why sloshers?'

stentoriously

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The whole room fell silent; the secretary announced stentoriously that Captain of the Guards Mikhail Stepanovich Snetkov was standing for provincial marshal.

strengthlessly

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Her arms resting strengthlessly on the blanket, remarkably beautiful and quiet, she silently looked at him and tried but was unable to smile.

tolstoy

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-- Portland Oregonian "A significant achievement ... Tolstoy's book reads as if it could have been written yesterday."

uncocking

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The thing was that Vasenka Veslovsky, while uncocking the hammers, had his finger on one trigger as he eased off the other.

unconfidently

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But the difference was that Oblonsky, while doing as everyone else did, laughed confidently and good-naturedly, whereas Levin laughed unconfidently and sometimes crossly.

undecidedness

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'It's not that she's bored, it's the uncertainty, the undecidedness of the situation,' Levin heard and was about to retreat hastily, but Stepan Arkadyich called to him.

undisgraced

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Alexei Alexandrovich expected that this passion would pass, as all things pass, that everyone would forget about it and his name would remain undisgraced.

unservile

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He was equable and unservile with his superiors, free and simple with his equals, and contemptuously good-natured with his inferiors.