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  • Tears had been wetting her cheeks from the beginning, but they'd seemed to belong to somebody else, not a part of her, as if her body were responding to the horrific scene before her brain could comprehend it.   (source)
  • The others nodded in perfect comprehension.   (source)
    comprehension = understanding
  • It took several blinks of my eyes for me to comprehend that it was Lilian's face, and not Mother's, that I was gawking at.   (source)
    comprehend = understand -- especially to understand it completely
  • Orleanna, the human body is a sight
    more precious than a pair of khaki trousers from Sears and Roebuck. I'd expect you to comprehend the difference.   (source)
    comprehend = understand
  • The concept was so absolutely foreign that I couldn't comprehend what she was trying to say.   (source)
  • This would take some time to comprehend.   (source)
    comprehend = to fully understand
  • At last I began to comprehend what girls giggled about.   (source)
    comprehend = understand
  • Disoriented and confused though she may be, she is exerting all her strength to comprehend the logic underlying this place-the basis of its existence.   (source)
  • You must not have heard a word of Doctor Spivey's theory of the Therapeutic Community, or not have had the education to comprehend it if you did.   (source)
  • He is much fish still and I saw that the hook was in the corner of his mouth and he has kept his mouth tight shut. The punishment of the hook is nothing. The punishment of hunger, and that he is against something that he does not comprehend, is everything.   (source)
  • That was comprehensible.   (source)
    comprehensible = understandable
  • With one quick rush of comprehension he understood what she was doing.   (source)
    comprehension = understanding (especially complete understanding)
  • ...began to comprehend that the situation might become serious;   (source)
    comprehend = understand -- especially to understand it completely
  • I only half comprehend her.   (source)
    comprehend = completely understand
  • Everything that is unattainable now will some day be near at hand and comprehensible   (source)
    comprehensible = capable of being well understood
  • At last he spoke as if dimly comprehending.   (source)
    comprehending = understanding
  • It seems to me that there is in each of us a capacity to comprehend the impressions and emotions which have been experienced by mankind from the beginning.   (source)
    comprehend = understand
  • I could not comprehend why the watchmen had taken no alarm.   (source)
  • ...she knew by instinct that her grandmother did not comprehend the gravity of the situation.   (source)
    comprehend = understand -- especially to understand it completely
  • ...a listener, comprehending nothing of the language in which the preacher spoke, might still have been swayed to and fro by the mere tone and cadence.   (source)
    comprehending = understanding
  • I could not quite comprehend it   (source)
    comprehend = understand completely
  • He did not thoroughly comprehend the meaning of his father's speech,   (source)
    comprehend = understand
  • You do not comprehend?   (source)
  • She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her.   (source)
  • She, like most Americans, doesn't fully comprehend the American political system.†   (source)
  • Following the tiny light, I watched it begin to descend while my brain tried to comprehend what it was seeing.†   (source)
  • The Count expressed his comprehension and willingness to comply.†   (source)
  • Lale has stepped into a world beyond his comprehension.†   (source)
  • Thomas narrowed his eyes as they ran toward the wall of darkness, trying to comprehend what they were approaching.†   (source)
  • And still trying to comprehend why I was in so much trouble.†   (source)
  • His eyes read the words, but at first his brain could not comprehend them.†   (source)
  • The guttural eruptions and long flowing vowels rolled just beneath my comprehension like a beautiful brook.†   (source)
  • He wished he could comprehend the message, both for Sophie's well-being and for his own.†   (source)
  • That way, even as a pretty, unable to comprehend why she would ever want her brain fixed, Tally could at least read her own words and know what was about to happen.†   (source)
  • The moment after it happened, Anna slowly comprehended what she'd just done.†   (source)
  • Comprehension dawned suddenly on Bagman's round, shiny face; he looked up at the skull, down at Winky, and then at Mr. Crouch.†   (source)
  • Governments being overthrown, cities rioting—they were beyond his comprehension.†   (source)
  • Curtain's boosting the power," Reynie said gravely, and when Kate and Sticky looked at him, still not comprehending, he said, "It's the hidden messages.†   (source)
  • Even the fundamental distinction between an operating system and an application left him confused and disheartened, literally lost in a foreign geography he didn't begin to comprehend.†   (source)
  • More than that, I had no way of comprehending what she was saying to me.†   (source)
  • "I don't quite comprehend why you'd force someone to bow when the purpose of the gesture is to display allegiance and respect."†   (source)
  • I couldn't comprehend what or how I felt.†   (source)
  • Mom still did not seem to comprehend.†   (source)
  • Do you comprehend its uses?†   (source)
  • It pushes the limits of our ability to comprehend.†   (source)
  • What was less comprehensible, however, was how Robbie imperiously raised his hand now, as though issuing a command which Cecilia dared not disobey.†   (source)
  • Except that they don't need commandments: no thou shalt nots would be any good to them, or even comprehensible, because it's all built in.†   (source)
  • Gisa embroiders at the table, making something beautiful and exquisite and entirely beyond my comprehension.†   (source)
  • Women sometimes fixed him meals, and even the kidslooked up to the neighborhood boy who walked down the streets carrying thick books, well beyond their comprehension.†   (source)
  • He was being told something he could not comprehend.†   (source)
  • And when Gerta, the little milkmaid, made friends with the zombies and asked them to please stop eating the villagers, Sunny, who was of course scarcely old enough to comprehend the orphans' situation, tried to think up a way to defeat Stephano's plans, whatever they were.†   (source)
  • They were things for which it was impossible to prepare but which one spent a lifetime looking back at, trying to accept, interpret, comprehend.†   (source)
  • "Writing in a language—adulthood—you can't comprehend, using an alphabet—mature social interaction—you can't recognize."†   (source)
  • It wasn't easy for a person whose knowledge of life was based on the kitchen to comprehend the outside world.†   (source)
  • I have never met anybody like me or never seen even an indication that there is somebody who actually has better powers of comprehension.†   (source)
  • It took Ned a moment to comprehend her words, but when the understanding came, the darkness left his eyes.†   (source)
  • He disappears behind a copse of trees, and Josh and Rashmi are talking, but I don't comprehend their words.†   (source)
  • …. and I am but a poor woman, alone, my husband having fled for reasons I cannot comprehend.†   (source)
  • You people seem not to comprehend that a minister is the Lord's man in the parish; a minister is not to be so lightly crossed and contradicted—†   (source)
  • Even a twenty-year-old man would be unable to comprehend it.†   (source)
  • When I grab his wrists and lift upward, he pulls me to him in a move that happens faster than my mind can even comprehend.†   (source)
  • He found that although it did not comprehend words, he could communicate with it through images or emotions.†   (source)
  • His comprehension completely amazes me.†   (source)
  • On the first day he had not known if a four-year-old could truly comprehend the concept of death.†   (source)
  • He just looked at me, eyes full of some emotion I couldn't comprehend.†   (source)
  • "I had never encountered anybody at Michael's reading and comprehension level," she said.†   (source)
  • I did not entirely comprehend it at the time, but me and my 110 cohorts were witnessing the ruthless elimination process of a U.S. fighting force that cannot tolerate a suspect component.†   (source)
  • That split second as his hand moved toward me, too quickly for me to even comprehend what was about to happen.†   (source)
  • And that initial loss, which Burnham still found difficult to comprehend.†   (source)
  • She's flying in a way we don't need to know the underlying myth of the flying Africans to comprehend.†   (source)
  • It belonged to the world of adults, and adults often did things, sometimes ridiculous, sometimes beyond comprehension, but they were allowed to do them simply because they were adults.†   (source)
  • She looked from one face to another, until she came to mine and gave a little gasp of comprehension.†   (source)
  • I told Quentin my comprehension of it and he nodded.†   (source)
  • "Mikey," said Cade, "are you comprehending this guy's power?"†   (source)
  • They also could not comprehend the real purpose of commercials and trusted that advertising claims were true.†   (source)
  • Through the stark trees we saw it, the immense toxic cloud, lighted now by eighteen choppers-- immense almost beyond comprehension, beyond legend and rumor, a roiling bloated slug-shaped mass.†   (source)
  • The guardian of the realm raced about in happy puppy circles, too young as yet to comprehend the danger that surrounded them all.†   (source)
  • But none of them, may I say, has fully comprehended the reasons for the attitude France has adopted towards her neighbour.†   (source)
  • So many things have happened that's beyond my comprehension.†   (source)
  • When a simulation is running, your eyes still see and process the actual world, but your brain no longer comprehends them.†   (source)
  • In any event, it was difficult for him to comprehend that two free adults without a past and living on the fringes of a closed society's prejudices had chosen the hazards of illicit love.†   (source)
  • She almost couldn't comprehend the meaning of the word.†   (source)
  • The differences in the ways he comprehended the universe haunted him — accuracy matched with inaccuracy.†   (source)
  • By reading so much, my vocabulary automatically improved along with my comprehension.†   (source)
  • Also they spoke different variations of English, different Englishes, and so when Nadia gave voice to an idea or opinion among them, she did not need to fear that her views could not be comprehended, for her English was like theirs, one among many.†   (source)
  • As I stood at the door, not fully comprehending the sight, the trucks began to roll in.†   (source)
  • It also contained detailed observations and information, and he quite simply could not comprehend how she could have acquired such facts.†   (source)
  • The sheet of reading comprehension questions on the side table was just as white as it had been when Mrs. Lemon passed it out two days ago.†   (source)
  • Respect her limitations to comprehend your objectives, and remember that she is touchy towards criticism of your Dad.†   (source)
  • When she told him what she craved, though, he could not comprehend.†   (source)
  • It was difficult for me to comprehend this insistence upon propriety.†   (source)
  • My mom shakes her head, as if she can't comprehend why I'm making a big deal about this.†   (source)
  • They should, really, all of them, still be living in stables, with horses and cows, and should not be expected to tax themselves with matters beyond their comprehension.†   (source)
  • In a way I had never quite comprehended before, I realized the role I could play in court and the possibilities before me as a defendant.†   (source)
  • I stare, still trying to comprehend.†   (source)
  • What we do, we do for reasons beyond your comprehension.†   (source)
  • The classic Ebola face made the monkeys look as if they had seen something beyond comprehension.†   (source)
  • He saw her surprise and then her quick nod of comprehension as she complied.†   (source)
  • Similarly, simple African villagers who have never left their remote homes may not be particularly surprised by their first sight of an airplane: it is outside their comprehension.†   (source)
  • Cate stiffened beside me; I caught the sudden comprehension fall over her features, out of the corner of my eye.†   (source)
  • She is not to be blamed that the language was as absolutely above the comprehension of her hearers as though it had been Greek.†   (source)
  • Economic and social behaviors, Galbraith continued, are complex, and to comprehend their character is mentally tiring.†   (source)
  • What I had done was beyond their comprehension, and I sat in my grandparents' living room rigid with shame at the emergency family meeting, while they questioned me for hours, trying to make some sort of sense of what was happening.†   (source)
  • The incident brought home the extent of the task Edna has set for herself and how hard it is for us to comprehend fully what she is up against.†   (source)
  • We take this in, not quite comprehending it.†   (source)
  • He could see her wheels spinning, translating this to something comprehensible.†   (source)
  • He was driven in a way few of us can comprehend.†   (source)
  • The lessons were far beyond my comprehension.†   (source)
  • Great brown crenulated walls hemmed in the terraced patchwork of potato and wheat fields as they climbed, like the battlements of castles constructed beyond the scale of human comprehension.†   (source)
  • It would take them a moment to comprehend who I was and why I was calling.†   (source)
  • She closes the gap between us a moment later, and before I can comprehend what she's doing, she hugs me.†   (source)
  • Uncle Eddie says there is an unseen force at work of which we have no comprehension.†   (source)
  • Then the enchantment became more and more dreamlike, until he felt that an endless river of swelling gold and silver was flowing over him, too multitudinous for its pattern to be comprehended; it became part of the throbbing air about him, and it drenched and drowned him.†   (source)
  • A moment's glance and an instant of comprehension was all that they needed.†   (source)
  • I could hardly comprehend what he was saying; it was all crashing in my brain so fast.†   (source)
  • She was simply unlike Lestat and me to such an extent I couldn't comprehend her; for little child she was, but also fierce killer now capable of the ruthless pursuit of blood with all a child's demanding.†   (source)
  • He never comprehended, for example, the transparent nature of glass, and in moments of great emotion he would charge the windows at a gallop, with the innocent intention of catching a fly.†   (source)
  • The idea was beyond my comprehension.†   (source)
  • Page after page, there was nothing we could even begin to comprehend.†   (source)
  • She liked to hear me read the catechism in English, although she could not understand all I read, and I myself could not yet read with complete comprehension.†   (source)
  • He lowered his hand and stared at a tree without full comprehension.†   (source)
  • His frustration over it went,up and down like a barometer, the climate being the extent to which he was able to comprehend and resolve whatever mathematical problem preoccupied him at any given moment.†   (source)
  • "I can't begin to comprehend," Jake said.†   (source)
  • Moses looked Cesar up and down for a few moments and comprehended Cesar's predicament.†   (source)
  • The discovery is like that scene from The Matrix when Neo finally comprehends his identity.†   (source)
  • She frowned, not comprehending.†   (source)
  • "These people" were still beyond his comprehension.†   (source)
  • He yanked the drawer open and stared in equal parts of horror and comprehension at what he saw.†   (source)
  • He eats instinctively, without comprehension, and she reads him poetry from the clutter of books on her dresser, hoping to console him.†   (source)
  • The men I looked up to, the men I worked with, those men are the best in the world and have done more for this country than people will ever comprehend.†   (source)
  • And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.†   (source)
  • Richter was busy beyond all comprehension.†   (source)
  • Thanks a lot for your best comprehension.†   (source)
  • With blood running in the streets of Havana, it was only a matter of time before America comprehended the truth.†   (source)
  • MARTHA: …. who tolerates, which is intolerable; who is kind, which is cruel; who understands, which is beyond comprehension ….†   (source)
  • I know that's hard to comprehend, but you'll get it.†   (source)
  • They sounded sincere, and believed he had a fair comprehension of English.†   (source)
  • In split seconds, he tried to comprehend.†   (source)
  • That was it, really—the most a two-year-old would be able to comprehend.†   (source)
  • The leader of the group comprehended this.†   (source)
  • Yet this is no more comprehensible to common sense than religious mysteries that non-believers work so hard to debunk.†   (source)
  • He came to his senses groggily and, at first, could not comprehend his surroundings as he wriggled out of a blanket that he did not remember bringing.†   (source)
  • It is beyond comprehension!†   (source)
  • If the only thing we can rest on is how good life is here on Earth, then it may be comprehensible to think life ain't so bad.†   (source)
  • How it was possible to have built those things up there was beyond my comprehension, but there they were—luxurious villas built in trees.†   (source)
  • We civilized Westerners find this almost impossible to comprehend.†   (source)
  • I'm a more comprehensible evil—and it is viewed as evil—than the Horvath.†   (source)
  • This recalcitrant behavior seemed to mystify pilot and engineer alike, and it was not until some of the gentlemen from the beer parlor ran out, and stood shouting soundlessly against the roar and pointing at our skis, that we began to comprehend the nature of our dilemma.†   (source)
  • It was all too alien to comprehend, the mortars and big guns; and even if he could have taken the old man to see the target areas, even if he could have led him through the fallen jungle trees and muddy craters of torn earth to show him the dead, the old man would not have believed anything so monstrous.†   (source)
  • Most of the girls didn't seem to comprehend.†   (source)
  • Life is only comprehensible through a thousand local Gods.†   (source)
  • PLAYER: Well, it's a device, really-it makes the action that follows more or less comprehensible; you understand, we are tied down to a language which makes up in obscurity what it lacks in style.†   (source)
  • Comprehension seemed to come first to Elizabeth.†   (source)
  • Andrew Carson's intriguing volumes and curves changed slowly as one watched, according to complex patterns that the mind could appreciate, even if it could not fully comprehend them.†   (source)
  • KATE comprehends it, their first act of verbal communication, and she can hardly utter the word aloud, in wonder, gratitude, and deprivation; it is a moment in which she simultaneously finds and loses a child.†   (source)
  • I tell you that a clever, thoughtful, ambitious hairdresser wields a power beyond the comprehension of most men.†   (source)
  • That anyone should play senseless games with something like this was beyond my comprehension.†   (source)
  • Now, I'm recognising you, and don't comprehend any more how I couldn't recognise you right away.†   (source)
  • His face showed no comprehension.†   (source)
  • But she could see that he couldn't comprehend it.†   (source)
  • What is difficult to comprehend is that he saw no wrong in it—morally or otherwise.†   (source)
  • At last there came a flicker and then a flame of comprehension across her face, and she spoke.†   (source)
  • Any failure traceable to arrogance, or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt both at home and abroad.†   (source)
  • "Perhaps," he said, "some of you do not comprehend the size of the job and the importance of the job.†   (source)
  • I comprehend everything--everything, I tell you.   (source)
  • Many an evening I have worked over them—we all did something of the kind—but that has become so unreal to me I cannot comprehend it any more.   (source)
  • I look at him without comprehending.   (source)
    comprehending = understanding
  • And his opinion is quite typical, here one meets it time and again, and there is nothing with which one can properly counter it, because that is the limit of their comprehension of the factors involved.   (source)
  • to catch and comprehend the exact truth of the whole;   (source)
    comprehend = fully understand
  • In her own room, she tried to comprehend it.   (source)
    comprehend = understand or understand completely
  • Yet, for a wild moment, did my spirit refuse to comprehend the meaning of what I saw.   (source)
    comprehend = understand
  • "Dupin," said I, gravely, "this is beyond my comprehension."   (source)
    comprehension = understanding
  • The smile comprehended Montenegro's troubled history and sympathized with the brave struggles of the Montenegrin people.   (source)
    comprehended = understood
  • It followed my footsteps with a pertinacity which it would be difficult to make the reader comprehend.   (source)
    comprehend = to completely understand
  • I can perfectly comprehend your feelings.   (source)
    comprehend = understand
  • Maxon stared at his father, still not fully comprehending his words.†   (source)
  • She could not comprehend the attitudes of young people these days.†   (source)
  • Katherine was starting to comprehend the appeal of Pod 5.†   (source)
  • A second later, comprehension came and I gasped in horror.†   (source)
  • There were small noises of comprehension around the table.†   (source)
  • No one had shot me, which was well nigh beyond all comprehension.†   (source)
  • Connor just stares at her, not comprehending.†   (source)
  • I'm sure I have no in-depth comprehension of American villainy; yet I can't leave the news alone!†   (source)
  • Out of the corner of his eye, Harry saw comprehension dawn on a few of their faces.†   (source)
  • The existence of the Buddha is a kind of existence that you cannot comprehend.†   (source)
  • But when I looked inside, I didn't comprehend what I was seeing.†   (source)
  • It didn't take more than that for me to comprehend.†   (source)
  • She did not imagine it properly; she did not comprehend the scale.†   (source)
  • I think you will be able to comprehend far more than I. And Charles Wallace even more than you.†   (source)
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