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Word: comprehend

Definition: include; understand


Sentences Containing 'comprehend'

"The right to be heard would be, in many cases, of little avail if it did not comprehend the right to be heard by counsel."
"We cannot understand any system by seeking to comprehend each component.
Aphasia is a loss of the ability to produce and/or comprehend language.
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.
At length he advanced toward the group, the meaning of which he could not comprehend.
Before long he finds himself hunted by creatures who want him dead for reasons he can't comprehend.
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!
But to comprehend it aright, you must know something of the curious internal structure of the thing operated upon.
Could you comprehend how the Romans stuffed their pheasants with assafoetida, and the Chinese eat swallows'nests?
Dantes did not comprehend the jest, but his hair stood erect on his head.
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.
Franz read it twice before he could comprehend what it contained.
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.
I wrote her a long letter, in which I tried to make her comprehend how blest I was, and what a darling Dora was.
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.''
In that case, Fletcher appears to have been developing a new style faster than audiences could comprehend.
In the case of Spain, the earliest attempts to comprehend Islam date from almost a century after the conquest," well after the manuscript's production.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her.
She was able to comprehend instructions but was dependent on pantomime and gesture.
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.
Spada died on the threshold of the vineyard; the nephew expired at his own door, making signs which his wife could not 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.
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 shelter manager later said, "He was walking dogs in an area we didn't want dogs walked...he didn't understand or comprehend what the supervisor was trying to tell him.
This boy was to become talented, addicted to symphony music that was rich in its diverse harmonies, even though he was unable to comprehend it completely at such an early age.
This labour took up several days’ conversation, before he was able to comprehend me.
To comprehend all in a few words, our life is short; we must endeavour to gain the present time with best discretion and justice.
To say something is meaningful is to say that that is how we arrange it so; how we comprehend it to be, and what is comprehended by you or I may not be by a cat, for example.
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.
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.
We surely comprehend as little the operations of one as of the other.
When all goes well, the developing child is able to comprehend that external others are autonomous people with their own needs and subjectivity.
You will easily comprehend, from these particulars, that Mr. Wickham's circumstances are not so hopeless as they are generally believed to be.
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?''
`If you remember,'''said Carton, dictating,''`the words that passed between us, long ago, you will readily comprehend this when you see it.
``And the destruction of your future prospects,''replied Noirtier;``yes, I can easily comprehend that.
``I can comprehend your going on charmingly, when you had once made a beginning; but what could set you off in the first place?''
``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.''
``This I do not comprehend; and yet I may not ask for an explanation, madame,''replied Monte Cristo bowing.
``Upon my life,''said Carton, smiling,``I find that easier to comprehend in my own mind, than to convey to yours.
``Yes, I do comprehend a great deal in it.''
``Yes,''said Danglars,``but I confess I didn't quite comprehend its meaning.''
``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.

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