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comprehend
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Catch-22
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  • 7 McWATT Ordinarily, Yossarian’s pilot was McWatt, who, shaving in loud red, clean pajamas outside his tent each morning, was one of the odd, ironic, incomprehensible things surrounding Yossarian.
  • Comprehension dawned slowly on Colonel Cathcart; when it came, he was struck dumb.
  • Major — de Coverley was an ominous, incomprehensible presence who kept him constantly on edge and of whom even Colonel Korn tended to be wary.
  • The chaplain would encourage Nately with nods of comprehension or assent, amused by his candor and immaturity.
  • Yossarian was puzzled by Doc Daneeka’s inability to comprehend.
  • He lost patience entirely with the whole grotesque and incomprehensible melee.
  • Colonel Scheisskopf, squinting, moved very close to the map, and for the first time since he entered the room a light of comprehension shed a dim glow over his stolid face.

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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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