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comprehend
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • ’Lord — hang on,’ said Uncle Vernon, his face screwed up, a look of dawning comprehension coming into his piggy eyes.
  • ’Oh, yeah,’ said Ron, with a look of dawning comprehension.
  • ’Oh,’ said Ron, comprehension dawning across his freckled face.
  • Neville’s face was scarlet; the pressure Harry was exerting on his throat rendered him quite incomprehensible, but odd words spluttered from his mouth.
  • ’Yes, Mr Potter, I think a lifelong ban ought to do the trick,’ said Umbridge, her smile widening still further as she watched him struggle to comprehend what she had said.
  • Thestrals,’ said Hagrid proudly and Hermione gave a soft ’Oh!’ of comprehension at Harry’s shoulder.
  • On this incomprehensible note he fell silent and forged a little ahead, taking one stride for every three of theirs, so that they had great trouble keeping up with him.
  • Comprehension dawned on her 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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