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comprehend
used in The Red Badge of Courage

11 uses
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Definition
to understand something — especially to understand it completely
  • At last he spoke as if dimly comprehending.
    Chapter 9 (56% in)
comprehending = understanding
  • He must look to the grave for comprehension.
    Chapter 3 (90% in)
  • Or else they didn't comprehend—the fools.
    Chapter 6 (76% in)
  • Perhaps the general, unable to comprehend chaos, might call upon him for information.
    Chapter 6 (85% in)
  • And it could always be seen that they were bewildered by the alleged news and could not fully comprehend a defeat.
    Chapter 16 (26% in)
  • "Oh," he said, comprehending.
    Chapter 17 (68% in)
  • Sometimes his voice could be heard in a wild, incomprehensible laugh.
    Chapter 17 (91% in)
  • From their position as they again faced toward the place of the fighting, they could of comprehend a greater amount of the battle than when their visions had been blurred by the hurling smoke of the line.
    Chapter 18 (20% in)
  • And the men of the regiment, with their starting eyes and sweating faces, running madly, or falling, as if thrown headlong, to queer, heaped-up corpses—all were comprehended.
    Chapter 19 (28% in)
  • The whole affair seemed incomprehensible to many of them.
    Chapter 19 (69% in)
  • Gradually his brain emerged from the clogged clouds, and at last he was enabled to more closely comprehend himself and circumstance.
    Chapter 24 (35% in)

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