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Word: construe

Definition: explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue


Sentences Containing 'construe'

Their patrons even frequently complain of the independency of their spirit, which they are apt to construe into ingratitude for past favours, but which, at worse, perhaps, is seldom anymore than that indifference which naturally arises from the consciousness that no further favours of the kind are ever to be expected.

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