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comprehend
used in Middlemarch

5 uses
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Definition
to understand something — especially to understand it completely
  • Mr. Bulstrode, bending and looking intently, found the form which Lydgate had given to his agreement not quite suited to his comprehension.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (3% in)
  • A much more exemplary character with an infusion of sour dignity would not have furthered their comprehension of the Thirty-nine Articles, and would have been less socially uniting.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (40% in)
  • Then she went towards him, and might have represented a heaven-sent angel coming with a promise that the short hours remaining should yet be filled with that faithful love which clings the closer to a comprehended grief.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (97% in)
  • "Yes, Lydgate is bored," said Will, who had more comprehension of Lydgate than Rosamond had, and was not offended by his manner, easily imagining outdoor causes of annoyance.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (55% in)
  • "Oh, if it is Ladislaw's present," said Mr. Farebrother, in a deep tone of comprehension, getting up and hunting.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (54% in)

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