I was fully old enough now to be apprenticed to Joe; and when Joe sat with the poker on his knees thoughtfully raking out the ashes between the lower bars, my sister would so distinctly construe that innocent action into opposition on his part, that she would dive at him, take the poker out of his hands, shake him, and put it away.
There are no more uses of "construe" in the book.
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Juries can construe evidence to mean something it does not.
The executive branch does not construe the provision as requiring it to share additional information with Congress.