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construe
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • One of the first examples that he had learnt in Latin had run: INDIA MITTIT EBUR; and he recalled the shrewd northern face of the rector who had taught him to construe the Metamorphoses of Ovid in a courtly English, made whimsical by the mention of porkers and potsherds and chines of bacon.

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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.

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