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They reason thus because, blinded by the gross illusion of the flesh and the darkness of human understanding, they are unable to comprehend the hideous malice of mortal sin.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Be that as it may, it did comprehend it; for in our souls there germinate far greater powers than we poor mortals, despite all our cleverness, have any notion of.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
He felt that Yashvin, in spite of his apparent contempt for every sort of feeling, was the only man who could, so he fancied, comprehend the intense passion which now filled his whole life.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Alexey Alexandrovitch was, however, so perturbed that he did not immediately comprehend all the good sense of adultery by mutual consent, and his eyes expressed this uncertainty; but the lawyer promptly came to his assistance.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
As long as he followed the fixed definition of obscure words such as spirit, will, freedom, essence, purposely letting himself go into the snare of words the philosophers set for him, he seemed to comprehend something.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He could not comprehend how anyone could wish to alter his life or introduce anything new into it, when his own life was already ending.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But there are laws directing events, and some of these laws are known to us while we are conscious of others we cannot comprehend.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I wrote her a long letter, in which I tried to make her comprehend how blest I was, and what a darling Dora was.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
That I sometimes struggled with real people, in the belief that they were murderers, and that I would all at once comprehend that they meant to do me good, and would then sink exhausted in their arms, and suffer them to lay me down, I also knew at the time.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
But the former could not comply with it, because, as a friar, he himself lacked the needful authority; while those of his followers who might have exercised that authority, did not rightly comprehend his teaching.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
They say much of blood and bloom, and of others which I comprehend not, though I guess what they mean; but nevertheless they tell us all things which we want to know.