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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Something shapeless and even incomprehensible.
  • It’s beyond all comprehension why they should suffer, and why they should pay for the harmony.
  • And if it is really true that they must share responsibility for all their fathers’ crimes, such a truth is not of this world and is beyond my comprehension.
  • If they, too, suffer horribly on earth, they must suffer for their fathers’ sins, they must be punished for their fathers, who have eaten the apple; but that reasoning is of the other world and is incomprehensible for the heart of man here on earth.
  • Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day.
  • Indeed, many of the strongest feelings and movements of our nature we cannot comprehend on earth.
  • "It’s incomprehensible."
  • Perhaps it really is incomprehensible.
  • For the Eternal Judge asks of you what you can comprehend and not what you cannot.
  • Perhaps we see here a ’sign’ which neither you, nor I, nor any one of us is able to comprehend.
  • And that we are all responsible to all for all, apart from our own sins, you were quite right in thinking that, and it is wonderful how you could comprehend it in all its significance at once.
  • Of the pride of Satan what I think is this: it is hard for us on earth to comprehend it, and therefore it is so easy to fall into error and to share it, even imagining that we are doing something grand and fine.
  • He always spoke in a tone that suggested that those two had some kind of compact, some secret between them, that had at some time been expressed on both sides, only known to them and beyond the comprehension of those around them.
  • Witness, your words are incomprehensible and impossible here.
  • On the other side your incomprehensible, persistent, and, so to speak, obdurate silence with regard to the source from which you obtained the money which was so suddenly seen in your hands, when only three hours earlier, on your own showing, you pledged your pistols for the sake of ten roubles!
  • But this is, so to say, the mystical meaning which I cannot comprehend with my intellect, but can only accept by faith, or, better to say, on faith, like many other things which I do not understand, but which religion bids me believe.

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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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