UNDERSTAND in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNDERSTAND
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
understand
 v.  perceive the meaning of
 v.  have knowledge as on a particular subject
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Madam," he said, "either you are declining to understand what I say or you are talking for the mere sake of talking.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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2  Once upon a time I believed you to be a good fellow, but now I see that you don't understand civility.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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3  "I cannot understand it," said Chichikov to himself.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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4  Consequently things resulted, not in master and men failing to understand one another, but in their not singing together, in their not producing the very same note.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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5  Pardon me," went on his interlocutor, "but I do not quite understand you.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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6  "I quite understand," Chichikov thought to himself.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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7  I, too, cannot understand," remarked Chichikov, "how a man of your appearance can find things wearisome.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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8  Yes, but, pardon me, I still fail to understand why you should find life wearisome.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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9  "Yet I cannot understand WHY he should fall asleep and grow mouldy in that fashion," said Platon.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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10  I will send corn to the localities where famine is worst," said Murazov, "for I understand that sort of work better than do the tchinovniks, and will personally see to the needs of each person.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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11  I make it to those of you who understand wherein lies nobility of thought.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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12  'The curtains here,' he explained, seeing she did not understand him.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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13  Nature, too, is foolery in the sense you understand it.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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14  And he looked round, as though trying to understand how it was possible to have no feeling for nature.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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15  The following means, among others, is in great vogue, 'is quite a favourite,' as the English say; a high official suddenly ceases to understand the simplest words, assuming total deafness.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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Example Sentence: (191 in 13 pages)
16  He cannot understand why she's constantly carping at him.
17  I don't understand his enmity towards his parents.
18  I can never understand why Mary said nothing about her wrongs.
19  She did not understand the relevance of his remarks.
20  I can understand why astronauts find it difficult to readjust to life on earth.
21  Nobody can understand you if you keep jabbering away like that.
22  Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the dumb understand.
23  He gesticulated wildly as he tried to make her understand.
24  The teacher wants the children to feel confident about asking questions when they don't understand.
25  Few ministers have the nous or the instinct required to understand the ramifications.
26  Bianguai people suddenly started a gentle love, love when people understand the deterioration of the niggling over.
27  You will never understand love if you are always sane.
28  His glance gave me to understand that he agreed with me.
29  I don't understand what he's saying.
30  Shakespeare's plays are often elaborately annotated to make them easier to understand.