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Gone with the Wind
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  • The twins looked at each other and nodded, but without comprehension.
  • She did not realize that the little boy lived shoulder to shoulder with terror too great for an adult to comprehend.
  • Of a sudden, the oft-told family tales to which she had listened since babyhood, listened half-bored, impatient and but partly comprehending, were crystal clear.
  • It was beyond their comprehension that they no longer had a hundred slaves to do the work.
  • The silence was so prolonged she wondered if Grandma could have failed to comprehend her desperate plight.
  • She remembered the embarrassing and disgusting events of her brief honeymoon with Charles, his fumbling hands, his awkwardness, his incomprehensible emotions—and Wade Hampton.
  • It was beyond their comprehension that an O’Hara lady should do manual labor.
  • She simply could not comprehend what had happened and she went about Tara like a sleepwalker, doing exactly what she was told.
  • It was beyond her comprehension that anyone could love Suellen.
  • They were beyond her comprehension and vaguely irritating.
  • He was quite beyond all comprehension.
  • Ashley is too sublime for my earthy comprehension.
  • Like monkeys or small children turned loose among treasured objects whose value is beyond their comprehension, they ran wild—either from perverse pleasure in destruction or simply because of their ignorance.
  • He felt there was something unbecoming about a woman understanding fractions and business matters and he believed that, should a woman be so unfortunate as to have such unladylike comprehension, she should pretend not to.
  • Something of her lack of comprehension showed in her face and Ashley smiled.
  • She had not known what he meant then but now bewildered comprehension was coming to her and with it a sick, weary feeling.
  • Anger wiped out the fear from Melanie’s face as she saw comprehension come slowly across Scarlett’s face and then horror follow swiftly.
  • Scarlett, frightened, puzzled, glanced at Melanie and back to the sagging Ashley and then half-comprehension came to her.
  • Rhett set down his glass and looked sharply into the small face and instant comprehension came into his eyes.
  • There was much about the South—and Southerners—that he would never comprehend: but, with the wholeheartedness that was his nature, he adopted its ideas and customs, as he understood them, for his own—poker and horse racing, red-hot politics and the code duello, States’ Rights and damnation to all Yankees, slavery and King Cotton, contempt for white trash and exaggerated courtesy to women.
  • Suellen was going to have another baby—she spelled this out so the children would not comprehend—and Ella had shown unwonted spirit in biting Suellen’s oldest girl.
  • "The Klan—" At first, Scarlett spoke the word as if she had never heard it before and had no comprehension of its meaning and then: "The Klan!" she almost screamed it.
  • Her own life was so pleasant, so sheltered, so wrapped about with people who loved her, so full of kindness that what Mammy told her was almost beyond comprehension or belief.
  • I thought Stuart—" Life and feeling and comprehension were beginning to flow back into her.

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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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