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used in Lord of the Flies

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to understand something — especially to understand it completely
  • The others nodded in perfect comprehension.
    p. 129.8
comprehension = understanding

(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • He turned a half-concealed face up to Roger and answered the incomprehension of his gaze.
    p. 63.3
  • This wind pressed his grey shirt against his chest so that he noticed—in this new mood of comprehension—how the folds were stiff like cardboard, and unpleasant; noticed too how the frayed edges of his shorts were making an uncomfortable, pink area on the front of his thighs.
    p. 76.8
  • As an answer Jack dropped into the uncomprehending silence that followed it the one crude expressive syllable.
    p. 89.5
  • Simon broke off and turned to Piggy who was looking at him with an expression of derisive incomprehension.
    p. 128.9
  • From the top of the towering rock came the incomprehensible reply.
    p. 190.4

There are no more uses of "comprehend" in Lord of the Flies.

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