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comprehend
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
to understand something — especially to understand it completely
  • Little Oliver's blood ran cold, as he listened to the Jew's words, and imperfectly comprehended the dark threats conveyed in them.
    Chapter 18 — How Oliver Passed His Time in the Improving Society of.... (10% in)
  • Oliver murmured his comprehension of the different bodies referred to; and Mr. Sikes proceeded to load the pistol, with great nicety and deliberation.
    Chapter 20 — Wherein Oliver is Delivered Over to Mr. William Sikes (73% in)
  • Mr. Giles was at a loss to comprehend what this outcry meant; but Harry Maylie, whose perceptions were something quicker, and who had heard Oliver's history from his mother, understood it at once.
    Chapter 35 — Containing the Unsatisfactory Result of Oliver's Adventure.... (3% in)
  • Mr. Bumble turned, and encountered the face of his interesting consort, who, imperfectly comprehending the few words she had overheard of his complaint, had hazarded the foregoing remark at a venture.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (14% in)
  • The girl clearly comprehended it.
    Chapter 44 — The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose.... (92% in)
  • CHAPTER LI AFFORDING AN EXPLANATION OF MORE MYSTERIES THAN ONE, AND COMPREHENDING A PROPOSAL OF MARRIAGE WITH NO WORD OF SETTLEMENT OR PIN-MONEY The events narrated in the last chapter were yet but two days old, when Oliver found himself, at three o'clock in the afternoon, in a travelling-carriage rolling fast towards his native town.
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (0% in)

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