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The Awakening
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  • I only half comprehend her.
  • I don’t comprehend half of them.
  • Their freedom of expression was at first incomprehensible to her, though she had no difficulty in reconciling it with a lofty chastity which in the Creole woman seems to be inborn and unmistakable.
  • Of course, he couldn’t think of telling Mrs. Pontellier all about it, she being a woman and not comprehending such things.
  • To Madame Ratignolle he said the music dispensed at her soirees was too "heavy," too far beyond his untrained comprehension.
  • Edna marveled, not comprehending.
  • Whereupon Victor administered a rebuke in the form of a volley of abuse, which, owing to its rapidity and incoherence, was all but incomprehensible to Edna.
  • He meant to stop at the wedding on his way to New York and endeavor by every means which money and love could devise to atone somewhat for Edna’s incomprehensible action.
  • I’ve been working with a little more comprehension than a machine, and still feeling like a lost soul.
  • It took Victor some little time to comprehend that she had come in Beaudelet’s lugger, that she had come alone, and for no purpose but to rest.
  • She felt as if a mist had been lifted from her eyes, enabling her to took upon and comprehend the significance of life, that monster made up of beauty and brutality.
  • It was not that she dwelt upon details of their acquaintance, or recalled in any special or peculiar way his personality; it was his being, his existence, which dominated her thought, fading sometimes as if it would melt into the mist of the forgotten, reviving again with an intensity which filled her with an incomprehensible longing.
  • I can’t make it more clear; it’s only something which I am beginning to comprehend, which is revealing itself to me."

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  • I don’t think she comprehends how dangerous this has become.
  • Washington fails to comprehend the change in China’s strategy.

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