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comprehend
used in Catch-22

11 uses
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Definition
to understand something — especially to understand it completely
  • 7 McWATT Ordinarily, Yossarian's pilot was McWatt, who, shaving in loud red, clean pajamas outside his tent each morning, was one of the odd, ironic, incomprehensible things surrounding Yossarian.
    Chapter 7 — McWatt (1% in)
  • 'I don't know,' the chaplain wailed softly in a quavering voice, squinting with grotesque contortions of anguish and incomprehension.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (83% in)
  • Major — de Coverley was an ominous, incomprehensible presence who kept him constantly on edge and of whom even Colonel Korn tended to be wary.
    Chapter 21 — General Dreedle (20% in)
  • Comprehension dawned slowly on Colonel Cathcart; when it came, he was struck dumb.
    Chapter 21 — General Dreedle (96% in)
  • The chaplain would encourage Nately with nods of comprehension or assent, amused by his candor and immaturity.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (17% in)
  • The chaplain looked at him in an uncomprehending daze.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (50% in)
  • Yossarian was puzzled by Doc Daneeka's inability to comprehend.
    Chapter 27 — Nurse Duckett (99% in)
  • Colonel Scheisskopf, squinting, moved very close to the map, and for the first time since he entered the room a light of comprehension shed a dim glow over his stolid face.
    Chapter 29 — Peckem (40% in)
  • Yossarian squinted at her uncomprehendingly.
    Chapter 34 — Thanksgiving (95% in)
  • 'Yes, Sergeant,' he said slowly with an uncomprehending frown.
    Chapter 37 — General Scheisskopf (32% in)
  • He lost patience entirely with the whole grotesque and incomprehensible melee.
    Chapter 38 — Kid Sister (41% in)

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