I'm Moving to NY
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Enough was enough. After four years of devoting1 herself to Ward2, Leah had given up. "I'm moving to New York," she said. He couldn't believe it. He begged her to give him one more chance. She said she had already given him "one more chance" too many times.
 
"I asked you to marry me, but you said you weren't ready to get married. You're 50 years old—when will you be ready!? I asked you to find us an apartment, so that we could live together; you didn't. As a nervous realtor, I asked you to stay with me when I had to sit in open houses by myself on weekends. You didn't. I asked you to help my son find a scholarship3 or grant4 so that he could attend a good college. You didn't. Shall I go on?"
 
He said he got the picture. He apologized. "My priorities5 weren't right; now I realize that you are my only priority6."
 
She said his apology was too little, too late. She had already bought an airline ticket to New York City; her flight was Monday evening.
 
His jaw7 dropped. "You're not serious! What are you going to do in New York?" he asked. "You don't know anyone there. You've never even been there. You can't just fly into New York all alone and start wandering around. It's a dangerous place. And the places that aren't dangerous are expensive. You don't have any money!"
 
She said she had enough money to stay in a hotel until she found an apartment and a job. She had always wanted to live in a big, exciting city like New York. "That's where I can start my own business," she said, "and maybe find a man I can depend on!"


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1 devoting 946732198d7f0b4b25bd0d8a84665815     
v.把…奉献(给),把…专用(于)( devote的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  1. He has been devoting his whole life to benefiting mankind. 他把自己的一生贡献给了造福人类的事业。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  2. He was devoting himself to the stew. 他一心一意地吃着炖肉。 来自辞典例句
2 ward LhbwY     
n.守卫,监护,病房,行政区,由监护人或法院保护的人(尤指儿童);vt.守护,躲开
参考例句:
  1. The hospital has a medical ward and a surgical ward.这家医院有内科病房和外科病房。
  2. During the evening picnic,I'll carry a torch to ward off the bugs.傍晚野餐时,我要点根火把,抵挡蚊虫。
3 scholarship YDVzt     
n.学问,学术成就,奖学金
参考例句:
  1. The girl who won the scholarship was quite outstanding.得奖学金的女孩是相当杰出的。
  2. I made up my mind to apply for a scholarship.我决定申请奖学金。
4 grant afvxA     
vt.同意给予,授予,承认;n.拨款;补助款
参考例句:
  1. If you grant my request, you will earn my thanks.如果你答应我的要求,就会得到我的感谢。
  2. He requested that the premier grant him an internview.他要求那位总理接见他一次。
5 priorities a226322a0b5af32a831b4d1dfe64595c     
n.先( priority的名词复数 );优先;优先权;优先考虑的事
参考例句:
  1. The document provided a revealing insight into the government's priorities. 这份文件使人看出政府的轻重缓急是怎样安排的。
  2. We must work together to fund only our most important priorities. 我们必须共同努力,只为最重要的项目提供资金。 来自英汉非文学 - 政府文件
6 priority qQ1xB     
n.优先处理的事,居先,优先(权)
参考例句:
  1. The development of the national economy is a top priority.发展国民经济是应予以最优先考虑的事。
  2. Things should be taken up in order of priority.办事应有个先后次序。
7 jaw 5xgy9     
n.颚,颌,说教,流言蜚语;v.喋喋不休,教训
参考例句:
  1. He delivered a right hook to his opponent's jaw.他给了对方下巴一记右钩拳。
  2. A strong square jaw is a sign of firm character.强健的方下巴是刚毅性格的标志。
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