I reach for the long, thin fingers that are
lying on the chest. They are ice-cold, and I quickly move to the wrist and feel for the faint pulse. Mrs. Clark’s eyes open somewhat as her head turns toward me slightly. I bend close to her and scarcely hear as she whispers, “Water”.
Taking a glass of water from the table, I put my finger over the end of the straw and allow a few drops of the cool moisture to slide into her mouth and ease her thirst. She makes no attempt to swallow; there is just not enough strength. “More,” the dry voice says, and we repeat the procedure. This time she does manage to swallow some liquid and weakly says, “Thank, you.”
? vi. 1.move smoothly over a surface 滑动； ? vi. 2.move quietly 潜行； ? n. PPT 幻灯片；降低
? Let (something) slide 顺其自然，放任不管 ? On the slide 每况愈下的
I will bend to your wishes and abandon my original plans.
makes no attempt to
He makes no attempt to defend because he don't have enough evidence.
?adv. to a small degree or extent 稍微； 几分 ?somewhat + adj. 有点· · · ?Somewhat attractive 有吸引力 ?somewhat boring 有点无聊 ; 有些乏味 ?Somewhat unfamiliar 有点陌生 ; 有些陌 生 ?somewhat likely 有可能
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n. 液体，流体；流音 adj. 清澈的；明亮的；易变的 liquid crystal 液晶 solid 固体 gas 气体
Liquid crystal [晶体] 液晶 ; 液态晶体