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Word: appreciate

Definition: be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference


Sentences Containing 'appreciate'

You, devoted and young, can not fully appreciate the anxiety I have felt that your life should not be wasted''She moved her hand towards his lips, but he took it in his, and repeated the word.''
Only those who know of the suffering endured in former times can fully appreciate the decrease in pain brought about by the proper use of narcotics.
The small man may enjoy somewhat of the wider experience of the bigger man, and be educated to appreciate in time a wider experience for himself.
If he does not appreciate fine things in the work of recognized masters, let him stick to the honest portrayal of what he does see in nature.
It will be soon enough to forget them when we have the learning and the genius which will enable us to attend to and appreciate them.
Sometimes we are inclined to class those who are once and a half witted with the half witted, because we appreciate only a third part of their wit.
This may seem to be harsh and stubborn and unconciliatory; but it is to treat with the utmost kindness and consideration the only spirit that can appreciate or deserves it.
It was a very real honor to be in the thoughts of so great a man as Captain Sellers, and I had wit enough to appreciate it and be proud of it.
One does not appreciate the sight of earth until he has traveled through a flood.
The Englishman seemed to appreciate this extreme delicacy, made his bow and went away, proceeding with a characteristic British stride towards the street mentioned.
``Very pretty, or rather, very beautiful,''replied Albert,``but of that style of beauty which I do not appreciate; I am an ungrateful fellow.''
``I fully appreciate his delicacy,''said Andrea, cramming the notes hastily into his pocket.
We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of living.
If selection consisted merely in separating some very distinct variety and breeding from it, the principle would be so obvious as hardly to be worth notice; but its importance consists in the great effect produced by the accumulation in one direction, during successive generations, of differences absolutely inappreciable by an uneducated eye--differences which I for one have vainly attempted to appreciate.
Nevertheless, until reading an able and valuable article in the "North British Review" (1867), I did not appreciate how rarely single variations, whether slight or strongly marked, could be perpetuated.
The reader will perhaps best appreciate the amount of difference in these workers by my giving, not the actual measurements, but a strictly accurate illustration: the difference was the same as if we were to see a set of workmen building a house, of whom many were five feet four inches high, and many sixteen feet high; but we must in addition suppose that the larger workmen had heads four instead of three times as big as those of the smaller men, and jaws nearly five times as big.
Jim said he would "jis' 's soon have tobacker in his coffee;" and found so much fault with it, and with the work and bother of raising the mullen, and jews-harping the rats, and petting and flattering up the snakes and spiders and things, on top of all the other work he had to do on pens, and inscriptions, and journals, and things, which made it more trouble and worry and responsibility to be a prisoner than anything he ever undertook, that Tom most lost all patience with him; and said he was just loadened down with more gaudier chances than a prisoner ever had in the world to make a name for himself, and yet he didn't know enough to appreciate them, and they was just about wasted on him.
We cannot see it, nor can we appreciate this machine, any more than we can the spoke of a wheel spinning, or a bullet flying through the air.
Later, I was to appreciate how far it fell short of the reality.
Probably my shrinking was largely due to the sympathetic influence of the Eloi, whose disgust of the Morlocks I now began to appreciate.
But when his eyes passed on to Agnes, and I saw the rage with which he felt his power over her slipping away, and the exhibition, in their disappointment, of the odious passions that had led him to aspire to one whose virtues he could never appreciate or care for, I was shocked by the mere thought of her having lived, an hour, within sight of such a man.
This may seem to be harsh and stubborn and unconcilliatory; but it is to treat with the utmost kindness and consideration the only spirit that can appreciate or deserves it.

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