1 She did not appear to understand him, but smiled.
2 Many things I read surpassed my understanding and experience.
3 There is something at work in my soul which I do not understand.
4 I read merely to understand their meaning, and they well repaid my labours.
5 'No; but I was educated by a French family and understand that language only.
6 I ardently desired to understand them, and bent every faculty towards that purpose, but found it utterly impossible.
7 But I was bewildered, perplexed, and unable to arrange my ideas sufficiently to understand the full extent of his proposition.
8 Two days passed in this manner before he was able to speak, and I often feared that his sufferings had deprived him of understanding.
9 I did not pretend to enter into the merits of the case, yet I inclined towards the opinions of the hero, whose extinction I wept, without precisely understanding it.
10 Besides, I found that my understanding improved so much with every day's experience that I was unwilling to commence this undertaking until a few more months should have added to my sagacity.
11 In the evening the young girl and her companion were employed in various occupations which I did not understand; and the old man again took up the instrument which produced the divine sounds that had enchanted me in the morning.
12 Presently two countrymen passed by, but pausing near the cottage, they entered into conversation, using violent gesticulations; but I did not understand what they said, as they spoke the language of the country, which differed from that of my protectors.
13 It was morning, I remember, when I thus awoke to understanding; I had forgotten the particulars of what had happened and only felt as if some great misfortune had suddenly overwhelmed me; but when I looked around and saw the barred windows and the squalidness of the room in which I was, all flashed across my memory and I groaned bitterly.