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Thank You for Visiting Me! 「英語赤ひげ先生」による「知っている英語」を「使える英語」にするための「理論」と「教材」を一挙に無料公開しています。

And Then There Were None

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(266)kick over
“But that chair wasn’t found kicked over.”

「kick over」は「をけってひっくり返す」。

(267)accuse someone of …
We knew Blore - and he was not the man that you’d ever accuse of a desire for abstract justice.”

「accuse someone of …」で「・・・を・・・の理由で告訴する」の意。

(268)side by side with …
But side by side with this went a contradictory trait - a strong sense of justice.

「side by side with …」で「・・・と一緒に」。

(269)in due course
When in due course I came to preside over a court of law, that other secret instinct of mine was encouraged to develop.

「in due course」は「当然の順序を追って、事が順調に運んで」「やがて、ついには、時がくれば」の日本語が対応しますが、ここでは後者。

(270)what is more
I must - I must - I must - commit a murder! And what is more, it must be no ordinary murder!

「what is more」は「その上」。

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(261)wash up
Said he must have been from eight to ten hours in the water before his body was washed up.

「wash up」はここでは「・・・を岸に打ち上げる」。自動詞で「手・顔を洗う」「食器を洗う」の意もあります。

(262)that’s to say
It must have been deposited there at high water on the 11th - that’s to say round 11 o’clock a.m.

「that’s to say」は「即ち」。

(263)polish off
“You might say, I suppose, that Armstrong managed to polish off the other three before he went into the sea that night.”

「polish off」はここでは「を殺す」。「をさっさと終えてしまう」「をさっさと平らげる」の意もあります。

(264)get over
But there’s another point and one you can’t get over.

「get over」はここでは「(事)を理解する」。

(265)let’s say / push over
Let’s say he pushed over that lump of marble on to Blore - then he doped Vera Claythorne and strung up.

「let’s say」は「例えば」。「push over」はここでは「落す」。「押し倒す」の意もあります。

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(256)with a bee in one’s bonnet
Some fanatic with a bee in his bonnet about justice.

「with a bee in one’s bonnet」は「おかしな考えに取りつかれて」。17世紀に書かれた詩が語源とされています(bonnetは「ボンネット帽子」)。

(257)get somewhere / as it were
“Carry on,” he said.
“Just for a minute. I felt I’d got somewhere. Got, as it were, the clue to the thing. It’s gone now. Go ahead with what you were saying.”

「get somewhere」は「目鼻がつく」の意。「as it were」は「いわば、いうなれば、言ってみれば」の意。「

(258)go into …
We went into it.

「go into …」はここでは「・・・を徹底的に調べる」。

(259)to begin with / not quite / in the dark / as to …
Now, to begin with, we’re not quite in the dark as to what happened on Soldier Island.

「to begin with」は「最初に」。「not quite」は「必ずしも・・・というわけではない」。「in the dark」は「知らない」。「as to …」は「・・・に関して」。

(260)granting that … / kill off
Granting that Armstrong was mad, what was to prevent him having killed off the others and committed suicide by throwing himself over the cliff, or perhaps while trying to swim to the mainland?

「granting that …」は「仮に・・・としても」。「kill off」は「大量に殺す」。

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(251)as a matter of fact
They were close friends as a matter of fact.

「as a matter of fact」は「実際」。

(252)be mixed up in …
“Now, Philip Lombard. Lombard has been mixed up in some very curious shows abroad.”

「be mixed up in …」で「・・・に巻き込まれる」。

(253)out of the way
Sort of fellow who might do several murders in some quiet out of the way spot.

「out of the way」はここでは「人里離れた」。

(254)get away with it
“I always thought so. But he was clever enough to get away with it.”

「get away with it」は「処罰を免れる、罰せられずにやってのける」の意。

(255)more or less
We do know why, more or less.

「more or less」はここでは「多少とも」。

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(246)in service
Girl, Beatrice Taylor, was in service with her.

「in service」は「召使奉公をして」。

(247)turn out
Got pregnant, was turned out by her mistress and went and drowned herself.

「turn out」はここでは「追い出す、解雇する」。

(248)knock down
The two names John and Lucy Combes were those of two kids he knocked down and killed near Cambridge.

「knock down」はここでは「はねる(run down)」。

(249)all the rest of it
Fine record - war service - all the rest of it.

「all the rest of it」はここでは「・・・などなど」。

(250)in action
Arthur Richmond was serving under him in France and was killed in action.

「in action」はここでは「交戦中に」。通例は「活動中に」。文脈により「競技・試合・作動中に」等の意味にもなります。
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