CONSTRUE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONSTRUE
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construe
 v.  make sense of; assign a meaning to
Classic Sentence:
1  Heyward paused, for he knew not how to construe the remarkable expression that gleamed across the swarthy features of the attentive Indian.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
2  I construed this remark into an indication of a wish that he should have my place, so I blushingly offered to resign it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
3  Now as he heard her words, he construed them in his own fashion.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 7
4  Since the day when he gave her the green bonnet, Rhett had made no advances which could in any way be construed as those of a lover.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  Every line that could possibly be interpreted into a secret inclination for war, was carefully avoided; while, on the other hand, he studied those conceits that might be construed into amity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
Example Sentence:
1  We are taught to construe these terms in a particular way.
2  What may seem helpful behaviour to you can be construed as interference by others.