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comprehend
used in The War of the Worlds

4 uses
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Definition
to understand something — especially to understand it completely
  • Our situation was so strange and incomprehensible that for three or four hours, until the dawn came, we scarcely moved.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Under Foot (80% in)
  • For a long time my brother stared out of the window in blank astonishment, watching the policemen hammering at door after door, and delivering their incomprehensible message.
    1.14 — Book 1 Chapter 14 — In London (83% in)
  • Here and there they were scattered, nearly fifty altogether, in that great gulf they had made, overtaken by a death that must have seemed to them as incomprehensible as any death could be.
    2.8 — Book 2 Chapter 8 — Dead London (75% in)
  • To me also at that time this death was incomprehensible.
    2.8 — Book 2 Chapter 8 — Dead London (76% in)

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