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She did not seem to hear at first, nor to comprehend when she went back over his words.

But her new theory of acceptance did not comprehend everything.

But we must not expect with our finite mind to comprehend the infinite God.

She did not comprehend that Martin definitely did not want it changed.

Any thing like a general argument Mr. Hardcastle could not comprehend.

His lordship stared, and could not comprehend our heroine's present meaning.

Possibly strangers may not comprehend all the bearings; but that is not your fault.

Once started upon this explanation, I began to comprehend the whole story.

I could not comprehend her; she had no designs on Clarence Hervey, she assured me.

To say that an officer is never, for any object, to alter his orders, is what I cannot comprehend.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "to understand," from Latin comprehendere "to take together, to unite; include; seize" (of catching fire or the arrest of criminals); also "to comprehend, perceive" (to seize or take in the mind), from com- "completely" (see com-) + prehendere "to catch hold of, seize" (see prehensile). Related: Comprehended; comprehending.

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