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comprehend
used in The Lords of Discipline

9 uses
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Definition
to understand something — especially to understand it completely
  • The frozen, unconvincing smile is an expression of almost incomprehensible melancholy.
    Prologue (86% in)
  • "I asked him if he got any pussy this summer," Gooch explained to me with penitent, uncomprehending eyes.
    Chapter 1.4 (79% in)
  • I could feel myself struggle with a game and ardent inarticulateness as I tried to explain the concept of honor to the staggered, uncomprehending mass of boys who shivered in the air conditioning below me.
    Chapter 1.9 (58% in)
  • I wanted to be winged and silver and unseen in the dizzying heights of the stratosphere, where I would drop from the safety of cumulus and prey on enemy fleets and cities whose surprised citizens would speak not a single word I could comprehend.
    Chapter 1.10 (11% in)
  • Cain and I looked at each other for a single uncomprehending moment before John Kinnell, the R Company commander, burst into the room.
    Chapter 1.14 (33% in)
  • It transformed you into something beyond the powers of men unseasoned by the Institute to comprehend.
    Chapter 3.26 (33% in)
  • You, of course, could not help the accident that selected you as a member of this contemptible race, but you must understand the significance of the fact and you must try to comprehend how the cards are stacked against you.
    Chapter 3.27 (23% in)
  • But they are a freedom-loving people, of that there can be no question, though they lack the mental capacity to comprehend what the essence of freedom truly means.
    Chapter 3.27 (31% in)
  • You have not fully comprehended my feelings for those godforsaken wretches.
    Chapter 4.34 (47% in)

There are no more uses of "comprehend" in The Lords of Discipline.

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