John was seated in the chair, writing a letter. 约翰坐在椅子上，正在写信。
The lady who was dressed in red clothes was his aunt. 穿红色衣服的这个女士是他的姨妈。
有网友可能会问：汉语中的“穿衣”和“坐下”，本来是主动的意思，在英语中为何用被动形式be dressed in 或 be seated on？
John was seated in the chair. = John seated himself in the chair.
The lady was dressed in red clothes. = The lady dressed herself in red clothes.
He committed himself to studying English.
= He was committed to studying English.
He quickly accustomed himself to this new way of life.
=He was quickly accustomed to this new way of life.
You will have to accommodate yourself to the changed situation.
=You will have to be accommodated to the changed situation.
She adapted herself to the new climate quickly.
=She was adapted to the new climate quickly.
He can't adjust himself to the whirl of modern life in this big city.
=He can't be adjusted to the whirl of modern life in this big city.
The old man addicted himself to smoking.
=The old man was addicted to smoking.
Nowadays some young people abandon themselves to drinking.
=Nowadays some young people are abandoned to drinking.
You will have to bury yourself in your studies if you want to pass the exam.
=You will have to be buried in your studies if you want to pass the exam.
Robert charged himself with the task of overcoming a technical difficulty.
= Robert was charged with the task of overcoming a technical difficulty.
He hid himself in the woods.
= He was hidden in the woods.
She should concern herself with your health.
= She should be concerned with your health.
After graduation he continued to devote himself to the research.
=After graduation he continued to be devoted to the research.
He dedicated himself to the cause of science.
= He was dedicated to the cause of science.
She distinguished herself by her coolness and bravery.
=She was distinguished by her coolness and bravery.
She dressed herself in a red dress at the party testerday.
=She was dressed in a red dress at the party testerday.
For years he has drowned himself in the study of English literature.
=For years he has been drowned in the study of English literature.
He wants to engage himself in foreign trade.
=He wants to be engaged in foreign trade.
When I lose myself in the study, I can't hear anything.
=When I am lost in the study, I can't hear anything.
He occupied himself with various research projects.
=He was occupied with various research projects.
I opposed myself to the training plan.
=I am opposed to the training plan.
I am preparing myself for the long ride on the bus to work.
=I am prepared for the long ride on the bus to work.
I restrict myself to smoking two cigarettes a day.
=I am restricted to smoking two cigarettes a day.
But after he gets over the shock, he usually resigns himself to his fate and then becomes as happy as normal boys.
=But after he gets over the shock, he is usually resigned to his fate and then becomes as happy as normal boys.
He was finally able to rid himself of all financial worries.
He was finally able to be rid of all financial worries.
They seated themselves on a bench that stood by the lake.
They were seated on a bench that stood by the lake.
He threw himself into work once he got back from his holidays.
=He was thrown into work once he got back from his holidays.
I don't want to associate myself with them any more.
=I don't want to be associated with them any more.
He isolated himself from the masses.
= He was isolated from the masses.