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Usage examples for comprehensible

  1. The spoken dialogue in Mignon simply had to be made comprehensible and therefore I had mastered it, as I thought, quite acceptably enough. – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  2. There everything was simple and comprehensible, but here it is all a mad nightmare, a dark and foreboding storm!" – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  3. It was as the son of a yeoman, showing comprehensible accomplishments, that Robert took his lead. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. Either the dog had outsped them or had deserted them temporarily for some reason canine and less comprehensible. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  5. It is comprehensible that a person could not have arrived at such a far- reaching change of view by continuing to follow the old beaten paths, but only by introducing some sort of new idea. – The Einstein Theory of Relativity by H.A. Lorentz
  6. They feel that because one incomprehensible thing constantly follows another incomprehensible thing the two together somehow make up a comprehensible thing. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  7. Nick's sufferings became more comprehensible. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  8. Your annoyance at the delay of the performance of " Tannhauser" is quite comprehensible; and, in my opinion, you were right in demanding back the score. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  9. Yet I think his portrayal of Swift has seemed to most readers a clear presentation of a real and comprehensible character. – Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature by Margaret Ball
  10. The harmony and balance of the scenery, so varied in its details and yet so comprehensible, are sympathetic to the temperance of Greek morality, the moderation of Greek art. – Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III. by John Symonds
  11. Fanny began to find her position more and more natural; every day she began to gain a greater command over her tender emotions, and indeed life, practical life, makes possible and comprehensible much which poetical logic and the imagination label- absurd. – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  12. If Mrs. Haxton had given the true version of the finding of the papyrus, the Austrian's methods were comprehensible. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  13. As the scientist and the statesmen take, respectively, the great laws of nature and society and reduce them to rules and codes, yet without adding or taking away from these facts, that are true whether they are popularly recognized or not- and all with the purpose not of diminishing but of increasing the general liberty- so the Church, divinely safeguarded too in the process, takes the Revelation of Christ and by her dogma and her discipline popularizes it, so to speak, and makes it at once comprehensible and effective. – Paradoxes of Catholicism by Robert Hugh Benson
  14. Each one entering the astral life has, of course, a fullness of liberty and freedom from responsibility that is not instantly comprehensible to the physical mind. – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
  15. " To Gaston's health," said Pontcalec, exchanging a meaning glance with his friends, to whom alone this toast was comprehensible. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  16. The situation had now taken a comprehensible turn for him. – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  17. It makes it all the more comprehensible. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  18. In a way, that's comprehensible. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  19. 7. The process of evolution, as the play of natural selection upon these variations, becomes comprehensible from a new standpoint. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
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