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apprehend as in:  apprehend the situation

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  • It defines intelligence as "the ability to apprehend the interrelationships of presented facts in such a way as to guide action toward a desired goal."
  • How will the first truly intelligent machine apprehend the world?
  • Can you apprehend these outside forces?   (source)
  • We are in the first place to apprehend that there is a time fixed and stated by God for the Devil to enjoy a dominion over our sinful and therefore woful world.   (source)
  • His study of the ancient language had taught him to appreciate the importance of names—names were power, names were understanding—and until he knew the name of the religion, he would not be able to fully apprehend its true nature.   (source)
  • Even death, Alessandro thought, would yield to beauty-if not in fact then in explanation-for the likeness of every great question could be found in forms as simple as songs, and there, if not explicable, they were at least perfectly apprehensible.   (source)
    apprehensible = understandable
  • Suddenly the element of life became distinguishable, as apprehensible as electric currents, air and water, desire for happiness, earth, sky.   (source)
    apprehensible = able to be perceived
  • Wynand thought that this was the way he liked to apprehend space and time: through the power of his yacht, through the tan of Roark's skin or the sunbrown of his own arms folded before him on the rail.   (source)
    apprehend = understand
  • This did not at all satisfy him, for he said quickly, "But I fear, Dr. Seward, that you hardly apprehend my wish."   (source)
  • She began to look with her own eyes; to see and to apprehend the deeper undercurrents of life.   (source)
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  • That is why the philosophers say that we cannot apprehend the reality of things on earth.   (source)
  • This feeling was now even stronger than before; even less than before did he feel capable of apprehending the meaning of death, and its inevitability rose up before him more terrible than ever.   (source)
    apprehending = understanding
  • Wrench came, but did not apprehend anything serious, spoke of a "slight derangement," and did not speak of coming again on the morrow.   (source)
    apprehend = find
  • When she was dead, I apprehend he first told his daughter what he had done, and then the son became a part of the family, residing in the house you are acquainted with.   (source)
    apprehend = understand
  • I am glad to hear Bertram will be so well off. ... I apprehend he will not have less than seven hundred a year.   (source)
  • The next incident of reality Toohey apprehended was his own hand dropping down on the typewriter keys: he heard the metal cough of the levers tangling and striking together, and the small jump of the carriage.   (source)
    apprehended = understood
  • "So I apprehend it's pretty clear," said Richard to me, "that I shall have to work my own way."   (source)
    apprehend = understand
  • 'Oh!' said Mrs Wititterly, 'I apprehend you.'   (source)
  • "He is not to be apprehended by reason, but by life," said the Mason.   (source)
    apprehended = understood
  • 'I apprehend you never supposed my worldly circumstances to be very good,' replied the assistant.   (source)
    apprehend = understand
  • You apprehend me very clearly, Mr. Barsad.   (source)
  • A boy born with a deficient power of apprehending signs and abstractions must suffer the penalty of his congenital deficiency, just as if he had been born with one leg shorter than the other.   (source)
    apprehending = understanding
  • There is nothing to apprehend.   (source)
    apprehend = understand
  • 'And, translating the word yokel for the benefit of the ladies, I apprehend your meaning to be, that this attempt was not made by a countryman?' said Mr. Losberne, with a smile.   (source)
  • The weather is so very bad down in Lincolnshire that the liveliest imagination can scarcely apprehend its ever being fine again.   (source)
  • "The change is not in his external position," Countess Lidia Ivanovna said sternly, following with eyes of love the figure of Alexey Alexandrovitch as he got up and crossed over to Landau; "his heart is changed, a new heart has been vouchsafed him, and I fear you don't fully apprehend the change that has taken place in him."   (source)
  • The third consideration is the degree to which we apprehend that endless chain of causation inevitably demanded by reason, in which each phenomenon comprehended, and therefore man's every action, must have its definite place as a result of what has gone before and as a cause of what will follow.   (source)
  • But I apprehend that we were personally fortunate in engaging a servant with a taste for cordials, who swelled our running account for porter at the public-house by such inexplicable items as...   (source)
  • "You have been led to this, I apprehend, by some slanders concerning me uttered by that unhappy creature," said Bulstrode, anxious now to know the utmost.   (source)
  • 'I apprehend, if you come to that,' said Mr. Creakle, with his veins swelling again bigger than ever, 'that you've been in a wrong position altogether, and mistook this for a charity school.'   (source)
  • As she would not hear of staying to dinner, lest she should by any chance fail to arrive at home with the grey pony before dark; and as I apprehend Mr. Wickfield knew her too well to argue any point with her; some lunch was provided for her there, and Agnes went back to her governess, and Mr. Wickfield to his office.   (source)
  • Because they're so easily apprehensible.†   (source)
  • Their stillness is the reason why these memories of former times do not awaken desire so much as sorrow—a vast, inapprehensible melancholy.   (source)
    inapprehensible = not capable of being understood
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in inapprehensible means not and reverses the meaning of apprehensible. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • Was this affirmation apprehended by Bloom?   (source)
    apprehended = understood
  • What selfimposed enigma did Bloom about to rise in order to go so as to conclude lest he should not conclude involuntarily apprehend?   (source)
    apprehend = understand
  • For who is there who anything of some significance has apprehended but is conscious that that exterior splendour may be the surface of a downward tending lutulent reality or on the contrary anyone so is there unilluminated as not to perceive that as no nature's boon can contend against the bounty of increase so it behoves every most just citizen to become the exhortator and admonisher of his semblables and to tremble lest what had in the past been by the nation excellently commenced…   (source)
    apprehended = seen
  • You almost make me say you are an unapprehending peasant woman, who have never been initiated into the proportions of social things.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unapprehending means not and reverses the meaning of apprehending. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • The sounds of words are the most delicate, fleeting and inapprehensible things in nature....Moreover, the question arises as to the capability to apprehend and distinguish sounds on the part of the person whose evidence is given.†   (source)
  • I know that the leisurely tricks which their want of conviction leaves them free to play with the diluted and misapprehended message supply them with a pleasant parlor game which they call style.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "mis-" in misapprehended means wrong and reverses the meaning of apprehended. This is the same pattern you see in words like misunderstand, misbehave, and misuse.
  • "You're always like that," she answered, as though completely misapprehending him, and of all he had said only taking in the last phrase.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "mis-" in misapprehending means wrong and reverses the meaning of apprehending. This is the same pattern you see in words like misunderstand, misbehave, and misuse.
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apprehend as in:  apprehend the criminal

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  • They apprehended the suspect late last night.
    apprehended = caught and arrested
  • Why had they apprehended Tate?   (source)
    apprehended = taken into custody
  • You'd say that was all Liesel Meminger needed to apprehend her second stolen book, even if it smoked in her hands.   (source)
    apprehend = get (take possession of)
  • Considering we've got nothing better to work with, I intend to tell Chief Deacon that the Mother Paula's vandal has been apprehended.   (source)
    apprehended = caught
  • The culprit is far too cunning to be apprehended for this dastardly deed.   (source)
  • Is he determined to strand me outside District 12 until he can apprehend and arrest me?   (source)
    apprehend = catch
  • We failed to apprehend the target, and I have every reason to believe he's about to carry out his threat.   (source)
  • I apprehend that man, and call upon him to surrender, and you to assist.   (source)
    apprehend = catch and arrest
  • The servant instantly showed it to one of the others, who, without saying a word to any of the family, went to a magistrate; and, upon their deposition, Justine was apprehended.   (source)
    apprehended = arrested
  • The headline reads: "Brutal Murderer Finally Apprehended!"†   (source)
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  • Twelve days later it ended when the last two suspects were apprehended in a house in Philadelphia by a daunting phalanx of police and federal agents.†   (source)
  • Within minutes of the assault, Gulley and McCants were apprehended together.†   (source)
  • Osvaldo, do you know how you were apprehended?†   (source)
  • "We have already apprehended Dolohov," said Crouch.†   (source)
  • Someone has burglarized the chalet of a prominent donor with ties to the Natural History Museum in Paris, and the burglar has been apprehended with a travel case stuffed with gems.†   (source)
  • I remembered—vaguely—a sensationalized late-night TV special about a cannibalistic serial killer from Milwaukee who'd been apprehended in similarly gruesome circumstances.†   (source)
  • One appears to have been apprehended.†   (source)
  • And those town "patriots" who were apprehended in the act of vandalizing Mrs. Hoyt's car and garage were even crazier than she was.†   (source)
  • Houghton was still holding Gun A when he was apprehended.†   (source)
  • It was right then, between when I asked about the labyrinth and when she answered me, that I realized the importance of curves, of the thousand places where girls' bodies ease from one place to another, from arc of the foot to ankle to calf, from calf to hip to waist to breast to neck to ski-slope nose to forehead to shoulder to the concave arch of the back to the butt to the etc. I'd noticed curves before, of course, but I had never quite apprehended their significance.†   (source)
  • They demanded the release of any migrants apprehended the day before — fifteen in all, some of whom were beaten.†   (source)
  • The second car with three teenage male suspects was apprehended and a fired weapon confiscated.†   (source)
  • Their efforts would be in vain; a suspect was never apprehended and a motive never determined.†   (source)
  • He must reread Thomas Brown's work on association and suggestion, and Herbart's theory of the threshold of consciousness — the line that divides those ideas that are apprehended in full daylight from those others that lurk forgotten in the shadows below.†   (source)
  • Our vice director, Zhang Ce, and Director Xiao of our academy were also apprehended.†   (source)
  • As if the elfish marshal service had apprehended him and hauled him home in chains.†   (source)
  • They drank water from streams as they walked, and went without food, until they were apprehended by Macedonian soldiers, who placed them in a refugee camp.†   (source)
  • He suspected the only reason things hadn't shut down after Joe's —murder was because they'd apprehended a suspect so quickly, but another incident ...Well, it was easy to see why people were drawing a connection.†   (source)
  • And he still might be apprehended by soldiers.†   (source)
  • On the balcony watching it all Humperdinck reacted instantly, gesturing soldiers into the area where the sound had come from, dispatching more troops quickly down to surround the Queen, and like clockwork Buttercup was safe, the booer apprehended and led away.†   (source)
  • We were just one piece of daily Council business: 'Strangers apprehended.'†   (source)
  • I hope to God that some officer shoots her dead when she's apprehended.†   (source)
  • She had always been afraid to begin it, and she realized now that the present outcome was what she had apprehended.†   (source)
  • He was, however, apprehended, and in court when he was questioned as to his movements on the day of the crime, he replied that after he heard that he was being sought he took refuge in Mrs. Henderson's Store.†   (source)
  • When the woman was apprehended, she confessed she had been keeping company with Church and said the letter was his.†   (source)
  • No one was apprehended for the crime.†   (source)
  • Deep down, I believe he wanted the traitor to be identified and apprehended.†   (source)
  • When the sheriff apprehended him for grave-robbery and gold-hoarding, Mr. Fink demurred on the theory that if his own grandfather wasn't his, whose was he?†   (source)
  • A portion of the briefing was about what to do if the mission went drastically wrong and the Pakistani authorities somehow apprehended us.†   (source)
  • Truth traps are concerned with data that are apprehended and are within the boxcars of the train.†   (source)
  • An add-on a week later stated that "the notorious agente provocateuse Wyoming Knott of Hong Kong in Luna, whose incendiary speech on Monday 13 May had incited the riot that cost the lives of nine brave officers, had not been apprehended in Luna City and had not returned to her usual haunts in Hong Kong in Luna, and was now believed to have died in the massacre she herself set off."†   (source)
  • No. Neither do the Navy officers who apprehended the ship.†   (source)
  • The truth itself is what was finally apprehended by those who didn't come back†   (source)
  • He left the church and was never apprehended for the vandalism.†   (source)
  • Booth could have destroyed these items, but such is his malevolence that if he is ever apprehended or killed, he wants everyone else to go down as well.†   (source)
  • My favorite story about him was the time Sarge single-handedly apprehended a notorious armed robber named Dewey Davis after Davis held up a grocery store on the outskirts of Jonesborough.†   (source)
  • There was no gas in the can when he was apprehended.†   (source)
  • I was apprehended in the middle of the night in the bell tower of the Methodist Church in San Leandro.†   (source)
  • If the Universe is apprehended aesthetically, which is to say in terms of sensation—†   (source)
  • RICH The doctrines of Machiavelli have been largely mistaken, I think; indeed, properly apprehended, he has no doctrine.†   (source)
  • That moment gave him, from that time on, if not a weapon at least a shield; he apprehended totally, without belief or understanding, that he had in himself a power that other people lacked; that he could use this to save himself, to raise himself; and that, perhaps, with this power he might one day win that love which he so longed for.†   (source)
  • Every individual in that great audience seemed distinctly visible, some with lips apart and bending forward in anxious expectancy, others with hand uplifted as if to ward off an apprehended blow ....and each peering with an intensity that was almost tragic upon the face of him who was about to cast the fateful vote...Every fan was folded, not a foot moved, not the rustle of a garment, not a whisper was heard...Hope and fear seemed blended inevery face, instantaneously alternating, some with revengeful hate ....others lighted wit†   (source)
  • Now, with regard to the party to be apprehended.   (source)
  • When doth it please you that I shall apprehend the little sorceress?   (source)
    apprehend = catch and arrest
  • One day he came up to the office, all in a hurry, and had a private interview with the magistrate, who, after a deal of talk, rings the bell, and orders Jem Spyers in (Jem was a active officer), and tells him to go and assist Mr. Chickweed in apprehending the man as robbed his house.   (source)
    apprehending = catching and arresting
  • Mr Squeers, still half stunned, was hurried off with a stolen deed in his possession, and Mrs Sliderskew was apprehended likewise.   (source)
    apprehended = arrested
  • If Caderousse had invented the story relative to the diamond, and there existed no such person as the Abbe Busoni, then, indeed, I was lost past redemption, or, at least, my life hung upon the feeble chance of Caderousse himself being apprehended and confessing the whole truth.   (source)
  • The monster having sasiated his thirst for blood ran away, taking with him a boy of desperate character that he had excited to rebellyon, and a garnet ring belonging to my ma, and not having been apprehended by the constables is supposed to have been took up by some stage-coach.   (source)
    apprehended = caught
  • "The party to be apprehended is now in this house," proceeds Mr. Bucket, putting up his watch with a steady hand and with rising spirits, "and I'm about to take her into custody in your presence."   (source)
    apprehended = arrested
  • This possessed him with the idea that, perhaps, Peg Sliderskew had been apprehended for the robbery, and that Mr Squeers, being with her at the time, had been apprehended also, on suspicion of being a confederate.   (source)
  • But one other day had intervened when, early in the morning as we were going to breakfast, Mr. Woodcourt came in haste with the astounding news that a terrible murder had been committed for which Mr. George had been apprehended and was in custody.   (source)
  • It's the locker room where Peter Houghton was apprehended.†   (source)
  • Patrick walked toward the wall where he'd apprehended Peter.†   (source)
  • If they are apprehended, the girl's offer of a handshake will be greeted by gunfire.†   (source)
  • I predict that when she is apprehended, she will not be given a prison sentence.†   (source)
  • If Niedermann were ever apprehended, Blomkvist would have to be a witness for the prosecution.†   (source)
  • Most of the Mexicans his department apprehended were, he said, "potential" swine-flu carriers.†   (source)
  • The black slaves were after all apprehended in command of the ship.†   (source)
  • "He was apprehended in the very act of stealing," Rowland said.†   (source)
  • All five were apprehended and put in handcuffs.†   (source)
  • As the elevator doors opened, he tensed, half expecting to be apprehended here in the alcove.†   (source)
  • When Mr. Pignetti was apprehended, he had no vegetables and no herbs and no gasoline.†   (source)
  • When did you discover that Mr. Pignetti was apprehended while taking the gas cap off your car?†   (source)
  • I will present the two witnesses who apprehended Cadet Pignetti.†   (source)
  • Talk turns to the possibilities that she has been apprehended and arrested, turned us in voluntarily, or simply been injured in the wave of refugees.†   (source)
  • Several patriots from the town were apprehended in the act of vandalizing her car and garage; she didn't press charges, but she was gossiped about as a corrupter of the morals of youth.†   (source)
  • Mr. Cruz, when you were apprehended, did you make a statement to the police about your part in this crime?†   (source)
  • Some of Enrique's campmates say they were apprehended when a rancher pointed a pistol at them, told them to freeze, and then dialed the U.S. immigration agents on his cell phone.†   (source)
  • Ministry blunders....culprits not apprehended....lax security....Dark wizards running unchecked...national disgrace....Who wrote this?†   (source)
  • Joe was not apprehended that day, but he voluntarily turned himself in the next day after learning that Gulley and McCants had implicated him.†   (source)
  • He stood where Peter had been apprehended and pointed the beam at the mirror, watched it bounce onto the far wall of the showers, where no bullet had left a mark.†   (source)
  • Unless Cooper was apprehended, there would be another attack and Max knew— with dreadful certainty—that it would be planned with chilling, lethal precision.†   (source)
  • Mandy eyed him narrowly to see if any of the looks she had apprehended as offensive to Miss Sessions went in Johnnie's direction.†   (source)
  • This could refer to Hale, although Frederick Mackenzie noted that "a person named Nathan Hales" was apprehended on Long Island on the night of September 21.†   (source)
  • Philosophical mysticism, the idea that truth is indefinable and can be apprehended only by nonrational means, has been with us since the beginning of history.†   (source)
  • What we see from the window of the train as it slowly alters our perspective and speeds across different registers of color and form; the light in this bottle of water; the rhythm of the engines; the way the clouds are pushed on waves of wind; you yourself, Nurse Janet, your entire body, apprehended in toto, part by part, in the light, in the dark; your smile, the way you move your eyes and lean upon your arm; the coincidence of colors in your dress and in your hair; the very angles of your teeth; that they glisten with moisture; your long fingers as they rest in your palms, like the radians of a nautilus; the pace of your breathing; th†   (source)
  • It was intolerable that they should have passed so close to Efrafa and gone their way without being apprehended.†   (source)
  • Nor was Washington to say anything about Captain Nathan Hale, who was "apprehended" by the British the day after the fire and, it appears, as part of the roundup of suspected incendiaries.†   (source)
  • Pony, restless, emotional, gifted and ambitious, craving his share of the joy of life and its opportunities, would never make a mill hand; but under the pressure of factory life his sister apprehended that he would make a criminal.†   (source)
  • Before the Washington's crew had apprehended the blacks in pitched battle, the AmistacTs buccaneers had spent the last three months on a pirating spree along the eastern seaboard, pillaging, murdering, and sinking unsuspecting ships.†   (source)
  • Herr Blomkvist, just between us and off the record, I hope you realize that Lisbeth Salander has to be apprehended.†   (source)
  • The story is that the Nikolich brothers were apprehended by sheer chance because you recognized them.†   (source)
  • There was no guarantee that the violence was at an end, and therefore it was in the public interest that she be named and apprehended as soon as possible.†   (source)
  • Here the properties were so large and the stately houses so solidly built, with thick walls, that the screams might not have penetrated to the attention of the neighbors, and even the single gunshot might have been apprehended only as a car door slamming or a truck backfiring.†   (source)
  • We would like you to say that Mr. Pignetti was apprehended in the parking lot the moment before it looked like he was going to steal.†   (source)
  • As apprehended by the mystic, it marks what has been termed "the awakening of the self.†   (source)
  • A few days later a letter came which said in part: Dear Sir: In reply to your letter of the _ _ _, we beg to inform you that Mr. Young, who was a patient in our institution and who escaped from our custody a few months ago, has been apprehended and returned to this institution for mental treatment.†   (source)
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apprehend as in:  apprehend misfortune

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  • I hope it is better than we apprehend.
    apprehend = fear
  • The wills thrust westward ahead of them, and fears that had once apprehended drought or flood now lingered with anything that might stop the westward crawling.   (source)
    apprehended = worried about
  • Is the danger you apprehended last night gone by now, sir?   (source)
    apprehended = feared
  • I trembled violently, apprehending some dreadful misfortune.   (source)
    apprehending = fearing
  • They agree with me in apprehending that this false step in one daughter will be injurious to the fortunes of all the others; for who, as Lady Catherine herself condescendingly says, will connect themselves with such a family?   (source)
  • With his heart beating violently, and apprehending he knew not what disaster, Nicholas returned to where he had left Smike.   (source)
  • We shall greatly miss Edmund in our small circle, but I trust and hope he will find the poor invalid in a less alarming state than might be apprehended, and that he will be able to bring him to Mansfield shortly,   (source)
    apprehended = feared
  • Seriously apprehending that his malady would increase, unless we put some innocent deception upon him and caused him to believe that he was useful, or unless we could put him in the way of being really useful (which would be better), I made up my mind to try if Traddles could help us.   (source)
    apprehending = fearing
  • True, the planks were not so closely adjusted but that a hasty peep might be obtained through their interstices; but the strict decorum and rigid propriety of the inhabitants of the house left no grounds for apprehending that advantage would be taken of that circumstance.   (source)
    apprehending = worrying
  • This taunt brought such an expression into the face of Nicholas, that Arthur Gride plainly apprehended it to be the forerunner of his putting his threat of throwing him into the street in immediate execution; for he thrust his head out of the window, and holding tight on with both hands, raised a pretty brisk alarm.   (source)
    apprehended = feared
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  • …and, though Kitty might in time regain her natural degree of sense, since the disturbers of her brain were removed, her other sister, from whose disposition greater evil might be apprehended, was likely to be hardened in all her folly and assurance by a situation of such double danger as a watering-place and a camp.   (source)
  • Mrs. R. knows a decline is apprehended;   (source)
  • He was doing all in his power to quiet everything, with the hope of Mrs. Rushworth's return, but was so much counteracted in Wimpole Street by the influence of Mr. Rushworth's mother, that the worst consequences might be apprehended.   (source)
  • Mr. Brownlow, seeming to apprehend that his singular friend was about to say something disagreeable, asked Oliver to step downstairs and tell Mrs. Bedwin they were ready for tea; which, as he did not half like the visitor's manner, he was very happy to do.   (source)
    apprehend = fear
  • Steerforth not yet appearing, which induced me to apprehend that he must be ill, I left the Commons early on the third day, and walked out to Highgate.   (source)
  • In every other respect, in looking around her, or penetrating forward, she saw more to distrust and to apprehend.   (source)
  • Besides, had not the deputy, who had been so kind to him, told him that provided he did not pronounce the dreaded name of Noirtier, he had nothing to apprehend?   (source)
  • The neglect had been visited on the head of the sinner; for when poor Lady Elliot died herself, no letter of condolence was received at Kellynch, and, consequently, there was but too much reason to apprehend that the Dalrymples considered the relationship as closed.   (source)
  • But as we drew nearer to the end of our journey, he had more to do and less time for gallantry; and when we got on Yarmouth pavement, we were all too much shaken and jolted, I apprehend, to have any leisure for anything else.   (source)
  • At the sight of this slaughter and devastation I became terrified, not for myself—for I, a simple Corsican fisherman, had nothing to fear; on the contrary, that time was most favorable for us smugglers—but for my brother, a soldier of the empire, returning from the army of the Loire, with his uniform and his epaulets, there was everything to apprehend.   (source)
  • A man that apprehends death no more dreadfully but as a drunken sleep; careless, reckless, and fearless, of what's past, present, or to come; insensible of mortality and desperately mortal.   (source)
    apprehends = fears
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  • These gentlemen are here to assist me in apprehending you and escorting you to your new place of employment.†   (source)
  • Volkheimer switches off the light, and Werner apprehends something excruciating held at bay there in the darkness.†   (source)
  • Um, well, sir, we're sure to comprehend ...I mean apprehend ...I mean we're sure to catch them soon.†   (source)
  • The med-droids had trouble apprehending her.†   (source)
  • The mind leaves its imprint on the way we apprehend the world.†   (source)
  • Besides the evil consequences inevitably resulting to the patients from the commingling of innocent with criminal lunatics, there is reason to apprehend a deteriorating influence on the tempers and habits of the Keepers and Officers of the Asylum, unfitting them for the humane and proper treatment of the former.†   (source)
  • During these three weeks a campaign to apprehend the followers of the Gang of Four started.†   (source)
  • Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) floated beside us carrying Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), the lead agency for apprehending drug traffickers on the high seas.†   (source)
  • You did, after all, apprehend a dangerous criminal.†   (source)
  • I stared at the peak for perhaps thirty minutes, trying to apprehend what it would be like to be standing on that gale-swept vertex.†   (source)
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  • It was a sound so large and pure I could almost listen to it, try consciously to apprehend it, as one sets up a mental register in a concert hall or theater.†   (source)
  • Therefore, it seems to me that the swiftest cure for the dispute that afflicts us is to allow Eragon to lay bare the facts of his trip that we may apprehend the full scope of this event and render judgment upon it.†   (source)
  • Here's the thing, Magnus: Gunilla made it clear that if we don't prove our loyalty to Valhalla by apprehending you, we will spend the next hundred years in the boiler room shoveling coal.†   (source)
  • Please understand that, whatever the cost, we have to apprehend her before she does harm to someone else or maybe to herself.†   (source)
  • In the rush of apprehending Jenks, it was the first time in the past few days that I had really thought about it.†   (source)
  • The form contained room for a description of the detained individual, in part to show that officers had probable cause for apprehending the person.†   (source)
  • Apprehend both subjects—use caution and do not harm them!†   (source)
  • When you spend your entire life in and around the city of Chicago, as it turns out, you fail to fully apprehend certain facets of rural life.†   (source)
  • You apprehend 'attacks.'†   (source)
  • Use all necessary force to apprehend.†   (source)
  • We were trying to increase our influence in this part of the world and wherever Americans were involved in criminal activities, I did my level best to help the authorities apprehend them or, at the least, force them out of Asia.†   (source)
  • But you were never formally ordered to track down pirates or apprehend a renegade slaver?†   (source)
  • Either you apprehend God, or you do not.†   (source)
  • "Since I appreciate your already having this man in custody when I arrived," said Jackson, "I am glad to tell you that under Appalachee law the apprehending officer is entitled to ten percent of the funds collected.†   (source)
  • A reward of fifteen hundred dollars will be given to any person who will apprehend the said Joe Bailey, and lodge him safely in the jail at Easton, Talbot Co., Md.†   (source)
  • Not rushing headlong, though I may have wantedto, but beginning to write stories about people, I drew near slowly; noting and guessing, apprehending, hoping, drawing my eventual conclusions out of my own heart, I did venture closer to where I wanted to go.†   (source)
  • How did you apprehend them?†   (source)
  • He spoke not another word to her informally, becoming all business again as he instructed her to write out a memorandum to SS Sturmbannfuhrer Fritz Hartjenstein, commanding officer of the SS garrison, directing that a search be made for the candlesticks in the enlisted barracks and that every effort be exerted to apprehend the culprits, who would then be placed in custody of the camp provost marshal for discipline.†   (source)
  • Randy shook his head, no, apprehending Paul's tragedy.†   (source)
  • She realized that nobody was speaking and it was at such times, ordinarily, that she felt sure that she could speak without interrupting anyone, but she feared that anything that she might say might brutally or even absurdly disrupt a weaving of thought and feeling whose motions within the room she could most faintly apprehend.†   (source)
  • Our orders are to apprehend you by force if necessary and return you to your legal guardian.†   (source)
  • "And your intent," Elaine Murphy went on, "was simply to apprehend him and let the law take its course?"†   (source)
  • Yes, yes, the perfumer is saying, his gaze flitting over von Rumpel's insignia, a few years ago he helped authorities apprehend an out-oftowner who was taking measurements of buildings.†   (source)
  • With her other hand, she carries a paper sack, and her eyes rapidly apprehend the boys' uniforms and the intense whiteness of Werner's hair and the livid bruises beneath Frederick's eyes.†   (source)
  • We would conduct Operation Gothic Serpent in three phases: First, deploy to Mogadishu and set up a base; Second, go after Aidid; and Third, if we didn't succeed in apprehending Aidid, go after his lieutenants.†   (source)
  • It's surely nonsense, yet something hangs inside it, some truth he does not want to allow himself to apprehend, and as she speaks, she ages, silver hair lays down on her head, her collar frays; she becomes an old woman—his understanding of who hovers at the rim of his consciousness.†   (source)
  • Just now she has pulled herself up onto the piano bench at the end of the attic and is running her hands over Etienne's transmitter, trying to apprehend its switches and coils—here the phonograph, here the microphone, here one of four leads connected to the pair of batteries—when she hears something below her.†   (source)
  • Even now Werner can hear a mechanical drumbeat thudding in the distance, first shift going down in the elevators as the owl shift comes up—all those boys with tired eyes and soot-stained faces rising in the elevators to meet the sun—and for a moment he apprehends a huge and terrible presence looming just beyond the morning.†   (source)
  • He then paused and began an impassioned description of the brave and daring actions of Gedney, Meade, and the crew of the Washington in apprehending the wild, dangerous, renegade blacks.†   (source)
  • I apprehend that he mistakes his ground, and that this court is to be treated with decency and delicacy.†   (source)
  • I don't want Lisbeth Salander to be harmed when you apprehend her ...but yes, in her case I would try to make sure the arrest is carried out with the utmost circumspection.†   (source)
  • Now he had the privilege of apprehending her beauty from afar, and though he had very little experience to tell him so, he felt that this was better because it was more likely to last into time.†   (source)
  • Jinny Love stopped short of apprehending this, and only took care to watch herself when Easter pitched the knife.†   (source)
  • Petty Officer Wasdin was the member of a security team in support of an assault force that conducted an air assault raid into an enemy compound and successfully apprehended two key militia officials and twenty-two others.†   (source)
  • You must apprehend the humor of life, its gallows-humor.†   (source)
  • "Every effort is being made to apprehend this fiend," he said.†   (source)
  • from the Tatler, as I turned the pages impatiently waiting for someone to come, but they and I had fallen apart, as one could in England and only there, into separate worlds, little spinning planets of personal relationship; there is probably a perfect metaphor for the process to be found in physics, from the way in which, I dimly apprehend, particles of energy group and regroup themselves in separate magnetic systems; a metaphor ready to hand for the man who can speak of these things with assurance; not for me, who can only say that England abounded in these small companies of intimate friends, so that, as in this case of Julia and myself, we could live in the same street in London†   (source)
  • Such being the normal life of Oran, it will be easily understood that our fellow citizens had not the faintest reason to apprehend the incidents that took place in the spring of the year in question and were (as we subsequently realized) premonitory signs of the grave events we are to chronicle.†   (source)
  • They are on the contrary far too few, and Harry does shocking violence to his poor soul when he endeavors to apprehend it by means of so primitive an image.†   (source)
  • And even of what he knew, how much could he make his untravelled friend either apprehend or believe?†   (source)
  • Their senses were sharpened, and they seemed to apprehend life.†   (source)
  • She was praising God without attributes— thus did she apprehend Him.†   (source)
  • He was conscious of, but could not apprehend, their wayward and flickering existence.†   (source)
  • Hence it was not unreasonable to apprehend some return of trouble, sporadic or general.†   (source)
  • 'Business-hours, I apprehend, are over for the day?'†   (source)
  • "It is a serious case, I apprehend," said the banker, before Lydgate began to speak.†   (source)
  • Indeed, every appearance warranted me in apprehending a Simoom.†   (source)
  • It was a rather cool evening, and some of his neighbors were apprehending a frost.†   (source)
  • The bucolic mind does not readily apprehend the refinements of good taste.†   (source)
  • From a soldier of his reputation we can have nothing to apprehend.†   (source)
  • We shall never trouble ourselves to apprehend you.†   (source)
  • He had seen the coachmen, and they both agreed with him in there being nothing to apprehend.†   (source)
  • I apprehend the entire animal is not here?†   (source)
  • If Jasper is truly coming, I shall apprehend but little.†   (source)
  • In such a case, your father, I apprehend, must find out Mr. — ' 'Thleary.†   (source)
  • Manifest no distrust, or you may invite the danger you appear to apprehend.†   (source)
  • There is so much more to apprehend from another quarter just now, that I scarcely think of it.†   (source)
  • 'I apprehend,' she said, 'that I know the cause of your favouring me with this visit.†   (source)
  • But all this love would turn to hatred, were I assured that what I so much apprehend is true.†   (source)
  • Later on, when he had travelled more and grown older and wiser and come to know more of trails and rivers, it might be that he could grasp and apprehend such a possibility.†   (source)
  • You apprehend its wholeness.†   (source)
  • To the aesthetic, sensuous, pagan pleasure in natural life and lush womanhood which his son Angel had lately been experiencing in Var Vale, his temper would have been antipathetic in a high degree, had he either by inquiry or imagination been able to apprehend it.†   (source)
  • No man—you apprehend me?†   (source)
  • You apprehend it as complex, multiple, divisible, separable, made up of its parts, the result of its parts and their sum, harmonious.†   (source)
  • With no power to annul the elemental evil in him, tho' readily enough he could hide it; apprehending the good, but powerless to be it; a nature like Claggart's surcharged with energy as such natures almost invariably are, what recourse is left to it but to recoil upon itself and like the scorpion for which the Creator alone is responsible, act out to the end the part allotted it.†   (source)
  • At such times as this, apprehending the grounds of her refusal to be her modest sense of incompetence in matters social and polite, he would say that she was wonderfully well-informed and versatile—which was certainly true, her natural quickness and her admiration for him having led her to pick up his vocabulary, his accent, and fragments of his knowledge, to a surprising extent.†   (source)
  • —Then, said Stephen, you pass from point to point, led by its formal lines; you apprehend it as balanced part against part within its limits; you feel the rhythm of its structure.†   (source)
  • The more truths of this kind a man apprehends, the more general ideas is he naturally led to conceive.†   (source)
  • Through this repulsive slang, Marius understood that gendarmes or the police had come near apprehending these two children, and that the latter had escaped.†   (source)
  • Miss Mills was more than usually pensive when Dora, going to find her, brought her back; — I apprehend, because there was a tendency in what had passed to awaken the slumbering echoes in the caverns of Memory.†   (source)
  • The inhabitants of the United States may retard the calamities which they apprehend, but they cannot now destroy their efficient cause.†   (source)
  • From all this testimony, I am led to apprehend—reluctantly, and with deep grief—that Clifford's misfortunes have so affected his intellect, never very strong, that he cannot safely remain at large.†   (source)
  • 'I—I apprehend it is not at all malignant in its operation?' said the Babu, watching the throat-muscles quiver and jerk as Huneefa spoke with tongues.†   (source)
  • "As if ghos'es 'ud want to be believed in by anybody so ignirant!" said Mr. Macey, in deep disgust at the farrier's crass incompetence to apprehend the conditions of ghostly phenomena.†   (source)
  • The people look for great things from you, apprehending that another year may come about and find their pastor gone.†   (source)
  • They next conferred in whispers, the Indian apprehending that they must have mistaken the place of rendezvous.†   (source)
  • Under cover of his character of singing-master, he made frequent visits at the farmhouse; not that he had anything to apprehend from the meddlesome interference of parents, which is so often a stumbling-block in the path of lovers.†   (source)
  • Indeed, the infirmity of Wamba's brain consisted chiefly in a kind of impatient irritability, which suffered him not long to remain quiet in any posture, or adhere to any certain train of ideas, although he was for a few minutes alert enough in performing any immediate task, or in apprehending any immediate topic.†   (source)
  • In the confusion attending my fall, I did not immediately apprehend a somewhat startling circumstance, which yet, in a few seconds afterward, and while I still lay prostrate, arrested my attention.†   (source)
  • The great problem of the shifting relation between passion and duty is clear to no man who is capable of apprehending it; the question whether the moment has come in which a man has fallen below the possibility of a renunciation that will carry any efficacy, and must accept the sway of a passion against which he had struggled as a trespass, is one for which we have no master-key that will fit all cases.†   (source)
  • —That she is a gentleman's daughter, is indubitable to me; that she associates with gentlemen's daughters, no one, I apprehend, will deny.†   (source)
  • It seemed as if their desolation and grief placed them above the danger of such an interruption, and when the sound of oars was at length heard, even Judith, who alone had any reason to apprehend the enemy, did not start, but at once understood that the Ark was near.†   (source)
  • And we are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality that surrounds us.†   (source)
  • I apprehend that such men are wasting their time and their strength in virtuous but unprofitable efforts.†   (source)
  • You need not apprehend any unkind treatment, as we have not put ourselves to any trouble or expense to get you.†   (source)
  • The order of arrest, signed by the district-attorney, was couched in these words: "Inspector Javert will apprehend the body of the Sieur Madeleine, mayor of M. sur M., who, in this day's session of the court, was recognized as the liberated convict, Jean Valjean.†   (source)
  • But his ruddy embrowned cheek-bones could be plainly seen, and the large and bright blue eyes, that flashed from under the dark shade of the raised visor; and the whole gesture and look of the champion expressed careless gaiety and fearless confidence—a mind which was unapt to apprehend danger, and prompt to defy it when most imminent—yet with whom danger was a familiar thought, as with one whose trade was war and adventure.†   (source)
  • The same abuses of power which still maintain slavery, would then become the source of the most alarming perils which the white population of the South might have to apprehend.†   (source)
  • As I shall remain in the room, you need apprehend no rude nor unbecoming deportment, on the young man's part; and, at your slightest wish, of course, the investigation, or whatever we may call it, shall immediately be broken off.†   (source)
  • A man will tell you that he has worked in a mine for forty years unhurt by an accident as a reason why he should apprehend no danger, though the roof is beginning to sink; and it is often observable, that the older a man gets, the more difficult it is to him to retain a believing conception of his own death.†   (source)
  • We have had, and may still have, worse things to tell of him; but none, we apprehend, so pitiably weak; no evidence, at once so slight and irrefragable, of a subtle disease that had long since begun to eat into the real substance of his character.†   (source)
  • When he thought the stranger began to apprehend some danger, he very deliberately presented the piece, and called aloud— "Now, friend, I am all for peace, or all for war, as you may say.†   (source)
  • I confess that I apprehend much less for democratic society from the boldness than from the mediocrity of desires.†   (source)
  • The future still conceals from us the ulterior consequences of this emigration of the Americans towards the West; but we can readily apprehend its more immediate results.†   (source)
  • Unlike the Serpent, whose imagination had acted through his traditions until he was ready to perceive an artificial, in a natural stillness, the others saw nothing to apprehend in a tranquility that, in truth, merely denoted the repose of inanimate objects.†   (source)
  • At length the old man, who had begun to betray some little uneasiness, which caused his followers to apprehend that even his acute faculties were beginning to be confused, in the mazes of the smoke, made a sudden pause, and dropping his rifle to the ground, he stood, apparently musing over some object at his feet.†   (source)
  • Javert had said all this to himself; he had wished to pass beyond, to act, to apprehend the man, and then, as at present, he had not been able to do it; and every time that his arm had been raised convulsively towards Jean Valjean's collar, his hand had fallen back again, as beneath an enormous weight, and in the depths of his thought he had heard a voice, a strange voice crying to him:—"It is well.†   (source)
  • I apprehend the girl's fortune will be very small; Henry might have done much better; there is scarcely anything to compensate for the connection: still, he acts for himself; and if I find no improvement within a short time, I see no other course than to resign myself and make the best of these people.†   (source)
  • As neither Muir nor Cap had anything to apprehend from the quarter in which the others were menaced, they kept their ground.†   (source)
  • For a little while Emma persevered in her silence; but beginning to apprehend the bewitching flattery of that letter might be too powerful, she thought it best to say, "I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him.†   (source)
  • Now to me nothing is plainer than that gore and that fish; and I must say, my honest friend, that in your place I should apprehend that my sight was beginning to fail.†   (source)
  • ] It is evident that the most Southern States of the Union cannot abolish slavery without incurring very great dangers, which the North had no reason to apprehend when it emancipated its black population.†   (source)
  • Wah-ta-Wah hesitated about rendering this speech as literally as had been desired, but detecting the intelligence of those who understood English, and apprehending even a greater knowledge than they actually possessed she found herself compelled to comply.†   (source)
  • As it lies within the reach of all capacities, everyone can without difficulty apprehend and retain it.†   (source)
  • Alice felt disposed to laugh, though she succeeded in suppressing her merriment, ere she answered: "I apprehend that he is rather addicted to profane song.†   (source)
  • Dinner-parties and evening-parties were made for him and his lady; and invitations flowed in so fast that she had soon the pleasure of apprehending they were never to have a disengaged day.†   (source)
  • They are moreover of opinion that courts of justice are unable to check the abuses of the press; and that as the subtilty of human language perpetually eludes the severity of judicial analysis, offences of this nature are apt to escape the hand which attempts to apprehend them.†   (source)
  • They know that the calamities they apprehend are remote, and flatter themselves that they will only fall upon future generations, for which the present generation takes but little thought.†   (source)
  • At least, so thought Duncan for many minutes; but, at length, he fancied he discovered several human forms advancing toward him on all fours, and apparently dragging in the train some heavy, and as he was quick to apprehend, some formidable engine.†   (source)
  • We are in the hands here of very considerate and gentlemanly pairsons, it must be acknowledged, and one has little occasion to apprehend disagreeable violence.†   (source)
  • It teaches men to practice equity, every man learns to judge his neighbor as he would himself be judged; and this is especially true of the jury in civil causes, for, whilst the number of persons who have reason to apprehend a criminal prosecution is small, every one is liable to have a civil action brought against him.†   (source)
  • In addition to this general usage, the tribes friendly to the French knew too well the weight of the blow that had just been struck, to apprehend any immediate danger from the hostile nations that were tributary to the crown of Britain.†   (source)
  • *a [Footnote a: It has often been remarked that manufacturers and mercantile men are inordinately addicted to physical gratifications, and this has been attributed to commerce and manufactures; but that is, I apprehend, to take the effect for the cause.†   (source)
  • She merely stated that she had detected some signs in walking about the island, which induced her to apprehend that the enemy had more knowledge of its position than had been previously believed, and that they two at least, would do well to be in readiness to seek a refuge at the shortest notice.†   (source)
  • At first it seemed as if the remembrance of the promised reward grew vivid in his mind, while he listened to the sources of parental feeling which were to assure its possession; but, as Duncan proceeded, the expression of joy became so fiercely malignant that it was impossible not to apprehend it proceeded from some passion more sinister than avarice.†   (source)
  • That his daughter could find any serious objections to the match the old soldier did not apprehend; while, on the other hand, he saw many advantages to himself in dim perspective, connected with the decline of his days, and an evening of life passed among descendants who were equally dear to him through both parents.†   (source)
  • But the nature of man is sufficiently disclosed for him to apprehend something of himself; and sufficiently obscure for all the rest to be plunged in thick darkness, in which he gropes forever—and forever in vain—to lay hold on some completer notion of his being.†   (source)
  • If they meet by accident, they neither seek nor avoid intercourse; their manner is therefore natural, frank, and open: it is easy to see that they hardly expect or apprehend anything from each other, and that they do not care to display, any more than to conceal, their position in the world.†   (source)
  • I do not fear that the poetry of democratic nations will prove too insipid, or that it will fly too near the ground; I rather apprehend that it will be forever losing itself in the clouds, and that it will range at last to purely imaginary regions.†   (source)
  • I believe that it will rarely happen to any man amongst a democratic community, suddenly to frame a system of notions very remote from that which his contemporaries have adopted; and if some such innovator appeared, I apprehend that he would have great difficulty in finding listeners, still more in finding believers.†   (source)
  • But, it being my intention to write a thing which shall be useful to him who apprehends it, it appears to me more appropriate to follow up the real truth of the matter than the imagination of it; for many have pictured republics and principalities which in fact have never been known or seen, because how one lives is so far distant from how one ought to live, that he who neglects what is done for what ought to be done, sooner effects his ruin than his preservation; for a man who wishes to act entirely up to his professions of virtue soon meets with what destroys him among so much that is evil.†   (source)
  • For the fear of death is indeed the pretence of wisdom, and not real wisdom, being a pretence of knowing the unknown; and no one knows whether death, which men in their fear apprehend to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.†   (source)
  • I was surprised to find it in so good a posture of defense; the destruction of Gnadenhut had made them apprehend danger.†   (source)
  • I continu'd this method some few years, but gradually left it, retaining only the habit of expressing myself in terms of modest diffidence; never using, when I advanced any thing that may possibly be disputed, the words certainly, undoubtedly, or any others that give the air of positiveness to an opinion; but rather say, I conceive or apprehend a thing to be so and so; it appears to me, or I should think it so or so, for such and such reasons; or I imagine it to be so; or it is so, if I am not mistaken.†   (source)
  • The only danger I apprehend of obstruction to your march is from ambuscades of Indians, who, by constant practice, are dexterous in laying and executing them; and the slender line, near four miles long, which your army must make, may expose it to be attack'd by surprise in its flanks, and to be cut like a thread into several pieces, which, from their distance, can not come up in time to support each other.†   (source)
  • I even forbid myself, agreeably to the old laws of our Junto, the use of every word or expression in the language that imported a fix'd opinion, such as certainly, undoubtedly, etc., and I adopted, instead of them, I conceive, I apprehend, or I imagine a thing to be so or so; or it so appears to me at present.†   (source)
  • I apprehend that this may partly be occasion'd by the different opinions of seamen respecting the modes of lading, rigging, and sailing of a ship; each has his system; and the same vessel, laden by the judgment and orders of one captain, shall sail better or worse than when by the orders of another.†   (source)
  • Our Assembly apprehending, from some information, that he had conceived violent prejudices against them, as averse to the service, wish'd me to wait upon him, not as from them, but as postmaster-general, under the guise of proposing to settle with him the mode of conducting with most celerity and certainty the despatches between him and the governors of the several provinces, with whom he must necessarily have continual correspondence, and of which they propos'd to pay the expense.†   (source)
  • But I found no vacancy there, and so remain'd idle a few days, when Keimer, on a prospect of being employ'd to print some paper money in New Jersey, which would require cuts and various types that I only could supply, and apprehending Bradford might engage me and get the jobb from him, sent me a very civil message, that old friends should not part for a few words, the effect of sudden passion, and wishing me to return.†   (source)
  • not even growing and developing, beloved by and loving light, but equipped only with that cunning, that inverted canker-growth of solitude which substitutes the omnivorous and unrational hearing-sense for all the others: so that instead of accomplishing the processional and measured milestones of the normal childhood's time I lurked, unapprehended as though, shod with the very damp and velvet silence of the womb, I displaced no air, gave off no betraying sound, from one closed forbidden door to the next and so acquired all I knew of that light and space in which people moved and breathed as I (that same child) might have gained conception of the sun from seeing it through a piece of smok†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unapprehended means not and reverses the meaning of apprehended. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • Through the window should come a hunting-song from some rapid unapprehended life—a sound that shouts among the hills and dies away.†   (source)
  • What selfinvolved enigma did Bloom risen, going, gathering multicoloured multiform multitudinous garments, voluntarily apprehending, not comprehend?†   (source)
  • The sounds of words are the most delicate, fleeting and inapprehensible things in nature....Moreover, the question arises as to the capability to apprehend and distinguish sounds on the part of the person whose evidence is given.†   (source)
  • —Go, sirrah, seek him; I'll apprehend him.†   (source)
  • He apprehends a world of figures here, But not the form of what he should attend.†   (source)
  • But here it was with the utmost difficulty that I brought him to apprehend what I meant.†   (source)
  • I hear some footing; officers, the saffi, Come to apprehend us!†   (source)
  • He did bewray his practice; and receiv'd This hurt you see, striving to apprehend him.†   (source)
  • Orsino, this is that Antonio That took the Phoenix and her fraught from Candy: And this is he that did the Tiger board When your young nephew Titus lost his leg: Here in the streets, desperate of shame and state, In private brabble did we apprehend him.†   (source)
  • to apprehend Christians, men and women, and to carry them bound to Jerusalem, by Commission from the High Priest.†   (source)
  • Apprehend Nothing but jollity.†   (source)
  • Can we want obedience then
    To him, or possibly his love desert,
    Who formed us from the dust and placed us here
    Full to the utmost measure of what bliss
    Human desires can seek or apprehend?†   (source)
  • Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends.†   (source)
  • Would there not be the greatest reason to apprehend, that error, in the first sentence, would be the parent of error in the second sentence?†   (source)
  • I apprehend no danger from Blifil.†   (source)
  • Cousin, you apprehend passing shrewdly.†   (source)
  • how deeply sir, you apprehend it?†   (source)
  • He combined a true judgment with simplicity of spirit, which was the reason, I apprehend, of his being called Candide.†   (source)
  • This I have the more reason to apprehend because, if I had not seen it myself, I could not have been easily persuaded to have believed it upon any man's report.†   (source)
  • There was a friar told me of this man:— Sirrah, thou art said to have a stubborn soul, That apprehends no further than this world, And squar'st thy life according.†   (source)
  • The number of souls in this kingdom being usually reckoned one million and a half, of these I calculate there may be about two hundred thousand couple whose wives are breeders; from which number I subtract thirty thousand couple, who are able to maintain their own children, (although I apprehend there cannot be so many, under the present distresses of the kingdom) but this being granted, there will remain an hundred and seventy thousand breeders.†   (source)
  • Don Quixote turned to Sancho and said, "If I could make use of my weapons, and my promise had not tied my hands, I would count this host that comes against us but cakes and fancy bread; but perhaps it may prove something different from what we apprehend."†   (source)
  • He looked a little disordered when he said this, but I did not apprehend anything from it at that time, believing, as it used to be said, that they who do those things never talk of them, or that they who talk of such things never do them.†   (source)
  • It is, I apprehend, to come at this latter pleasure, that we see both sexes often give up that ease in marriage which they might otherwise possess, though their mate was never so disagreeable to them.†   (source)
  • To reason from the past to the future, we shall have good ground to apprehend, that the sword would sometimes be appealed to as the arbiter of their differences.†   (source)
  • Such tricks hath strong imagination, That, if it would but apprehend some joy, It comprehends some bringer of that joy; Or in the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear?†   (source)
  • Nor is there any hazard of their falling back to their old customs; and so little do travellers apprehend mischief from them that they generally make use of them for guides from one jurisdiction to another; for there is nothing left them by which they can rob or be the better for it, since, as they are disarmed, so the very having of money is a sufficient conviction: and as they are certainly punished if discovered, so they cannot hope to escape; for their habit being in all the parts of it different from what is commonly worn, they cannot fly away, unless they would go naked, and even then their cropped ear would betray them.†   (source)
  • The cuadrillero on this let go Don Quixote's beard, and went out to look for a light to search for and apprehend the culprits; but not finding one, as the innkeeper had purposely extinguished the lantern on retreating to his room, he was compelled to have recourse to the hearth, where after much time and trouble he lit another lamp.†   (source)
  • He seemed to apprehend my meaning; for, lifting up the lappet of his coat, he put me gently into it, and immediately ran along with me to his master, who was a substantial farmer, and the same person I had first seen in the field.†   (source)
  • That he thought this would not be entire parting us, but we might love as friends all our days, and perhaps with more satisfaction than we should in the station we were now in, as things might happen; that he durst say, I could not apprehend anything from him as to betraying a secret, which could not but be the destruction of us both, if it came out; that he had but one question to ask of me that could lie in the way of it, and if that question was answered in the negative, he could not but think still it was the only step I could take.†   (source)
  • This yet I apprehend not, why to those
    Among whom God will deign to dwell on earth
    So many and so various laws are given;
    So many laws argue so many sins
    Among them; how can God with such reside?†   (source)
  • By which it is manifest, that Angel signifieth there, nothing but God himself, that caused Agar supernaturally to apprehend a voice supernaturall, testifying Gods speciall presence there.†   (source)
  • As, on the one hand, the form of the provision would not fulfil the intent of its proposers, so, on the other, if I apprehend that intent rightly, it would be in itself inexpedient.†   (source)
  • They had called a constable, and he stood in the shop as my jailer; and in talking with the constable I inquired where he lived, and what trade he was; the man not apprehending in the least what happened afterwards, readily told me his name, and trade, and where he lived; and told me as a jest, that I might be sure to hear of his name when I came to the Old Bailey.†   (source)
  • Publique Ministers are also all those, that have Authority from the Soveraign, to procure the Execution of Judgements given; to publish the Soveraigns Commands; to suppresse Tumults; to apprehend, and imprison Malefactors; and other acts tending to the conservation of the Peace.†   (source)
  • MOS: Marry, Where yet, if you make haste, you may apprehend, Rowing upon the water in a gondole, With the most cunning courtezan of Venice.†   (source)
  • Scared and confounded as I was, I could not forbear going on with these reflections, when one of the reapers, approaching within ten yards of the ridge where I lay, made me apprehend that with the next step I should be squashed to death under his foot, or cut in two with his reaping-hook.†   (source)
  • In reality, I apprehend every amorous widow on the stage would run the hazard of being condemned as a servile imitation of Dido, but that happily very few of our play-house critics understand enough of Latin to read Virgil.†   (source)
  • But the time appointed for labour is to be narrowly examined, otherwise you may imagine that since there are only six hours appointed for work, they may fall under a scarcity of necessary provisions: but it is so far from being true that this time is not sufficient for supplying them with plenty of all things, either necessary or convenient, that it is rather too much; and this you will easily apprehend if you consider how great a part of all other nations is quite idle.†   (source)
  • The conversation which passed between these ladies on the road was, I apprehend, little worth relating; and less certainly was that between the two waiting-women; for they likewise began to pay their compliments to each other.†   (source)
  • PER: For which, warrants are sign'd by this time, To apprehend you, and to search your study For papers— SIR P: Alas, sir, I have none, but notes Drawn out of play-books— PER: All the better, sir.†   (source)
  • For at this day, the ignorant People, where Images are worshipped, doe really beleeve there is a Divine Power in the Images; and are told by their Pastors, that some of them have spoken; and have bled; and that miracles have been done by them; which they apprehend as done by the Saint, which they think either is the Image it self, or in it.†   (source)
  • By a curious refinement upon the spirit of republican jealousy, we are even taught to apprehend danger from the militia itself, in the hands of the federal government.†   (source)
  • We apprehend his imperial highness, the heir to the crown, to have some tendency towards the high heels; at least we can plainly discover that one of his heels is higher than the other, which gives him a hobble in his gait.†   (source)
  • They also entertain themselves with the other delights let in at their eyes, their ears, and their nostrils as the pleasant relishes and seasoning of life, which Nature seems to have marked out peculiarly for man, since no other sort of animals contemplates the figure and beauty of the universe, nor is delighted with smells any further than as they distinguish meats by them; nor do they apprehend the concords or discords of sound.†   (source)
  • This volume would have been at least twice as large, if I had not made bold to strike out innumerable passages relating to the winds and tides, as well as to the variations and bearings in the several voyages, together with the minute descriptions of the management of the ship in storms, in the style of sailors; likewise the account of longitudes and latitudes; wherein I have reason to apprehend, that Mr. Gulliver may be a little dissatisfied.†   (source)
  • that if care is taken to keep the public stores full no private man can want anything; for among them there is no unequal distribution, so that no man is poor, none in necessity, and though no man has anything, yet they are all rich; for what can make a man so rich as to lead a serene and cheerful life, free from anxieties; neither apprehending want himself, nor vexed with the endless complaints of his wife?†   (source)
  • Or, if their reign was before thy times, at least thou hast seen their daughters, the no less dazzling beauties of the present age; whose names, should we here insert, we apprehend they would fill the whole volume.†   (source)
  • And in practice there is little reason to apprehend any inconvenience; because, in a short course of time, the wants of the States will naturally reduce themselves within A VERY NARROW COMPASS; and in the interim, the United States will, in all probability, find it convenient to abstain wholly from those objects to which the particular States would be inclined to resort.†   (source)
  • LADY P: Why, in this habit, sir; you apprehend me:— Well, master Would-be, this doth not become you; I had thought the odour, sir, of your good name, Had been more precious to you; that you would not Have done this dire massacre on your honour; One of your gravity and rank besides!†   (source)
  • He then put his fore-hoof to his mouth, at which I was much surprised, although he did it with ease, and with a motion that appeared perfectly natural, and made other signs, to know what I would eat; but I could not return him such an answer as he was able to apprehend; and if he had understood me, I did not see how it was possible to contrive any way for finding myself nourishment.†   (source)
  • But, in order to the apprehending this aright, take one instance:— "Consider any year, that has been so unfruitful that many thousands have died of hunger; and yet if, at the end of that year, a survey was made of the granaries of all the rich men that have hoarded up the corn, it would be found that there was enough among them to have prevented all that consumption of men tha†   (source)
  • Nor however difficult it may be supposed to unite two thirds or three fourths of the State legislatures, in amendments which may affect local interests, can there be any room to apprehend any such difficulty in a union on points which are merely relative to the general liberty or security of the people.†   (source)
  • MOS: I cannot choose, sir, when I apprehend What thoughts he has without now, as he walks: That this might be the last gift he should give; That this would fetch you; if you died to-day, And gave him all, what he should be to-morrow; What large return would come of all his ventures; How he should worship'd be, and reverenced; Ride with his furs, and foot-cloths; waited on By herds of fools, and clients; have clear way Made for his mule, as letter'd as himself; Be call'd the great and learned advocate: And then concludes, there's nought impossible.†   (source)
  • Perfect calms at sea are always suspected by the experienced mariner to be the forerunners of a storm, and I know some persons, who, without being generally the devotees of superstition, are apt to apprehend that great and unusual peace or tranquillity will be attended with its opposite.†   (source)
  • Though Jones was well satisfied with his deliverance from a thraldom which those who have ever experienced it will, I apprehend, allow to be none of the lightest, he was not, however, perfectly easy in his mind.†   (source)
  • no better than a beast's: thus they are far from looking on such men as fit for human society, or to be citizens of a well-ordered commonwealth; since a man of such principles must needs, as oft as he dares do it, despise all their laws and customs: for there is no doubt to be made, that a man who is afraid of nothing but the law, and apprehends nothing after death, will not scruple to break through all the laws of his country, either by fraud or force, when by this means he may satisfy his appetites.†   (source)
  • MOS: Best shew it, sir; Put it into his hand; 'tis only there He apprehends: he has his feeling, yet.†   (source)
  • Considering our distance from Europe, it would be more natural for these confederacies to apprehend danger from one another than from distant nations, and therefore that each of them should be more desirous to guard against the others by the aid of foreign alliances, than to guard against foreign dangers by alliances between themselves.†   (source)
  • The members of the legislature will rarely be chosen with a view to those qualifications which fit men for the stations of judges; and as, on this account, there will be great reason to apprehend all the ill consequences of defective information, so, on account of the natural propensity of such bodies to party divisions, there will be no less reason to fear that the pestilential breath of faction may poison the fountains of justice.†   (source)
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