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construe
used in The God of Small Things

2 uses
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Definition
to interpret (understand) something as have a specific meaning
  • While these were qualities that were perfectly acceptable, perhaps even desirable, in Touchables, Vellya Paapen thought that in a Paravan they could (and would, and indeed, should) be construed as insolence.
    Chapter 2 (80% in)
  • Mammachi knew this, but preferred to construe Margaret Kochamma's silence as a tacit acceptance of payment for the favors Mammachi imagined she bestowed on her son.
    Chapter 8 (22% in)

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