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Without comprehending the cause, their children detect the electricity in the air of their troubled home.Simon Han’s ‘Nights When Nothing Happened’ is a poignant study of the immigrant experience|Ron Charles|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.How Einstein Reconciled Religion to Science - Facts So Romantic|Brian Gallagher|November 25, 2020|Nautilus
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.Newton’s groundbreaking Principia may have been more popular than previously thought|Emily Conover|November 23, 2020|Science News
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.Why Physics Can’t Tell Us What Life Is - Issue 92: Frontiers|Jeremy England|October 21, 2020|Nautilus
I'm okay with people not comprehending or appreciating every single thing we did.
He stood as she had left him, not comprehending that she had gone.The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
And real coherence means precisely capacity to exist within the comprehending whole.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
We were aided by explanations from below, but without these we had no difficulty in comprehending all.The War Trail|Mayne Reid
The old man and the girl stared at each other, comprehending the tragedy in all its naked horror.A Traitor's Wooing|Headon Hill
"I don't understand you," he grumbled, comprehending only too well.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill