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used in Metamorphosis

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to understand something — especially to understand it completely
  • But now that I see your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish whatsoever to intercede on your behalf.
    I (50% in)
incomprehensible = not understandable

(Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in incomprehensible means not and reverses the meaning of comprehensible. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • In her alarm, which was totally beyond Gregor's comprehension, his sister even abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her chair as if more willing to sacrifice her own mother than stay anywhere near Gregor.
    Iii (67% in)

There are no more uses of "comprehend" in Metamorphosis.

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