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Word: comprehend

Definition: include; understand


Sentences Containing 'comprehend'

Your unselfishness can not entirely comprehend how much my mind has gone on this; but, only ask yourself, how could my happiness be perfect, while yours was incomplete?''
So far as it was possible to comprehend him without overstepping those delicate and gradual approaches which Mr. Lorry felt to be the only safe advance, he at first supposed that his daughter's marriage had taken place yesterday.
``Upon my life,''said Carton, smiling,``I find that easier to comprehend in my own mind, than to convey to yours.
`If you remember,'''said Carton, dictating,''`the words that passed between us, long ago, you will readily comprehend this when you see it.
``I can not comprehend the neglect of a family library in such days as these.''
``Then,''observed Elizabeth,``you must comprehend a great deal in your idea of an accomplished woman.''
``Yes, I do comprehend a great deal in it.''
``You begin to comprehend me, do you?''
He thought too well of himself to comprehend on what motives his cousin could refuse him; and though his pride was hurt, he suffered in no other way.
I do not at all comprehend her reason for wishing to be intimate with me; but if the same circumstances were to happen again, I am sure I should be deceived again.
I perfectly comprehend your feelings, and have now only to be ashamed of what my own have been.
Very frequently were they reproached for this insensibility by Kitty and Lydia, whose own misery was extreme, and who could not comprehend such hard heartedness in any of the family.
In such an exigence, my uncle's advice and assistance would be everything in the world; he will immediately comprehend what I must feel, and I rely upon his goodness.''
You will easily comprehend, from these particulars, that Mr. Wickham's circumstances are not so hopeless as they are generally believed to be.
She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her.
``You may readily comprehend,''she added,``what my curiosity must be to know how a person unconnected with any of us, and -LRB- comparatively speaking -RRB- a stranger to our family, should have been amongst you at such a time.
Nor was it under many, many minutes that she could comprehend what she heard; though not in general backward to credit what was for the advantage of her family, or that came in the shape of a lover to any of them.
``I can comprehend your going on charmingly, when you had once made a beginning; but what could set you off in the first place?''
By Elizabeth's instructions, she began to comprehend that a woman may take liberties with her husband which a brother will not always allow in a sister more than ten years younger than himself.
It is only when a painter consciously chooses a manner not his own, which he does not comprehend and is incapable of firing with his own personality, that his picture is ridiculous and conventional in the dead sense.
The passengers had an hour's recreation in a virgin wilderness, while the boat hands chopped the bridge away; for there was no such thing as turning back, you comprehend.
The latter had come to comprehend the excellence of the`report'system of the association and the safety it secured, and so they had made their decision among themselves and upon plain business principles.
``And the destruction of your future prospects,''replied Noirtier;``yes, I can easily comprehend that.
Spada died on the threshold of the vineyard; the nephew expired at his own door, making signs which his wife could not comprehend.
Dantes did not comprehend the jest, but his hair stood erect on his head.
Morrel fell back in his chair, his strength was failing him; his understanding weakened by such events, refused to comprehend such incredible, unheard of, fabulous facts.
Could you comprehend how the Romans stuffed their pheasants with assafoetida, and the Chinese eat swallows'nests?
Signor Pastrini turned toward Franz, who seemed to him the more reasonable of the two; we must do him justice, he had had a great many Frenchmen in his house, but had never been able to comprehend them.
At length he advanced toward the group, the meaning of which he could not comprehend.
Franz read it twice before he could comprehend what it contained.
``Yes,''said Danglars,``but I confess I didn't quite comprehend its meaning.''
``This I do not comprehend; and yet I may not ask for an explanation, madame,''replied Monte Cristo bowing.
``We have supplicated heaven in vain to grant us this favor, but the whole affair has had a mysterious meaning that we can not comprehend we have been guided by an invisible hand, a hand as powerful as that of an enchanter.''
``Yes; should you like a letter to the minister that they might explain to you''``No,''said Monte Cristo;``since, as I told you before, I do not wish to comprehend it.
As for his wife, he bowed to her, as some husbands do to their wives, but in a way that bachelors will never comprehend, until a very extensive code is published on conjugal life.
Believe me, that she who alone recognized you has been the only one to comprehend you; and had she crossed your path, and you had crushed her like glass, still, Edmond, still she must have admired you!
Under necessaries, therefore, I comprehend, not only those things which nature, but those things which the established rules of decency have rendered necessary to the lowest rank of people.
I go: I give Thee all thanks, that Thou hast deemed me worthy to take part with Thee in this Assembly: to behold Thy works, to comprehend this Thine administration."
To comprehend all in a few words, our life is short; we must endeavour to gain the present time with best discretion and justice.
As for that Rational Essence by which all things are governed, as it best understandeth itself, both its own disposition, and what it doth, and what matter it hath to do with and accordingly doth all things; so we that do not, no wonder, if we wonder at many things, the reasons whereof we cannot comprehend.
It is hardly possible for me to recall to the reader who is not a practical geologist, the facts leading the mind feebly to comprehend the lapse of time.
Zoraida, though she did not fully comprehend all she saw, was grave or gay without knowing why, as she watched and studied the various countenances, but particularly her Spaniard's, whom she followed with her eyes and clung to with her soul.
We surely comprehend as little the operations of one as of the other.
Where there is a complication of causes to produce any effect, one mind may be much larger than another, and better able to comprehend the whole system of objects, and to infer justly their consequences.
We comprehend in this case a hundred other experiences and observations, concerning the _usual_ figure and members of that species of animal, without which this method of argument must be considered as fallacious and sophistical.
There has been a time since when I have wondered whether, if the life before her could have been revealed to me at a glance, and so revealed as that a child could fully comprehend it, and if her preservation could have depended on a motion of my hand, I ought to have held it up to save her.
I wrote her a long letter, in which I tried to make her comprehend how blest I was, and what a darling Dora was.
This labour took up several days’ conversation, before he was able to comprehend me.
First: According to magnitude I divide the whales into three primary BOOKS (subdivisible into CHAPTERS), and these shall comprehend them all, both small and large.
But to comprehend it aright, you must know something of the curious internal structure of the thing operated upon.

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