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But you must not, my dearest friend, construe common gratitude into love.
CLARISSA, VOLUME 1 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
Ex vultibus hominum mores colligere—To construe men's characters by their looks.
One Gospel in many dialects,—that is the great Pentecost lesson, construe the miracle as we may.
The oath might, if needful, be construed very strictly, and William was disposed to construe it very strictly.
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROREDWARD AUGUSTUS FREEMAN
When he found the place in his book and began to construe, he floundered hopelessly.
MIKEP. G. WODEHOUSE
The words were here and I could construe them, but there was nothing in my mind which the words could have laid hold on.
MY AUTOBIOGRAPHYF. MAX MLLER
He never admitted so much, but we are free to construe these symptoms according to our lights.
I have spoken to Anna to-night, and I should be very foolish if I could not construe her answer rightly.
ALADDIN OF LONDONSIR MAX PEMBERTON
Richard Wattss anxiety to see her she could construe only as some desire that she should have news of her friend.
I must here mention a circumstance, which, however, I hope the reader will not construe into vanity on my part.

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