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adjective as in realizing

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Without comprehending the cause, their children detect the electricity in the air of their troubled home.

The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.

Likewise, historians have assumed that only a select few scientists and mathematicians were able to comprehend the highly technical book, which introduced game-changing physics concepts such as the universal law of gravitation.

Now I can fully comprehend the power that the president and people in congressional positions have over the citizens of the United States.

A great many people imagine that if we understand physics well enough, we will eventually comprehend what life is as a physical phenomenon in the same way we now understand how and why water freezes or boils.

Westerners can have difficulty comprehending a public figure so intensely private.

I'm okay with people not comprehending or appreciating every single thing we did.

Presented with victimized men, justices had a way of suddenly comprehending the perniciousness of sexism.

Of course, he couldn't think of telling Mrs. Pontellier all about it, she being a woman and not comprehending such things.

Arnold looked at her for a single comprehending instant, a pitying instant, then his lips compressed tightly as he turned away.

Resistance to it was almost universal, comprehending both Catholics and Protestants.

He demanded that the inquiry should be extensive and searching, comprehending the whole of the late general election.

She opened her eyes and watched me a few moments without comprehending where she was.


On this page you'll find 307 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to comprehending, such as: affectionate, amicable, cordial, fraternal, neighborly, and selfless.

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