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comprehend
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

4 uses
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Definition
to understand something — especially to understand it completely
  • Tess made no reply to this remark, of which, indeed, she did not quite comprehend the drift, unheeding the snub she had administered by her instinctive rub upon her cheek.
    1 — The Maiden (70% in)
  • A wet day was the expression of irremediable grief at her weakness in the mind of some vague ethical being whom she could not class definitely as the God of her childhood, and could not comprehend as any other.
    2 — Maiden No More (42% in)
  • His lips could not have pronounced more plainly, "It will soon be you and I." Her comprehension appeared in her face; she could not help it.
    3 — The Rally (85% in)
  • She reflected; and with her acute memory for the letter of Angel Clare's remarks, even when she did not comprehend their spirit, she recalled a merciless polemical syllogism that she had heard him use when, as it occasionally happened, he indulged in a species of thinking aloud with her at his side.
    6 — The Convert (27% in)

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