If he lived to be a hundred he'd never understand women.
"You don't understand," she said, her voice breaking with emotion.
They thought her too young to understand words like coma and deteriorating, and they accused her of lying when she said she could help him.
With these terms in mind, consider this observation: For the better part of human history, as people have sought to understand their world, an extensive amount of their time has been spent collecting or retrieving data.
But you don't need those numbers; I understand you've done your homework searching public records.
I can understand you not wanting to invest the money for a car, but what's wrong with accepting a ride now and then?
Alex was romantic enough to understand the sentimental significance of the home she had inherited.
That wasn't the point she was trying to make, but maybe a man would never understand what she was talking about.
"We are to understand that the Phrygian language was the first of all languages," was the answer.
My mother, moreover, succeeded in making me understand a good deal.
I can't understand why he wants to go to the war, replied Pierre, addressing the princess with none of the embarrassment so commonly shown by young men in their intercourse with young women.
If it were a war for freedom I could understand it and should be the first to enter the army; but to help England and Austria against the greatest man in the world is not right.
"There ought to be several animals on the jury," said Ozma, "because animals understand each other better than we people understand them.
As if that were important, and there were not enough to understand you without them.
Perhaps I don't understand things, but Austria never has wished, and does not wish, for war.
I could understand why he would be chasing her, but if I'd have known she'd go for a guy older than me...
It's just that... well, she doesn't understand him, she stammered.
They all didn't understand that she couldn't simply run out and get a job like she had in Tulsa.
I understand you have a big ranch west of here.
No; just trying to understand a few things.
But you understand that medical treatment isn't free?
All this was so terrible and unreal that he could not understand it at all, and so had good reason to be afraid.
We have a natural desire to make beautiful things and a bone-deep need to understand the world we live in and our place in it.
When we were fortunate enough to find a nest I never allowed her to carry the eggs home, making her understand by emphatic signs that she might fall and break them.
But if Quinn got drunk and slept with Betsy, like years ago, you'd understand and forgive her, wouldn't you?
When new technology comes out, we generally understand it in terms of what it displaces.
By doing this, we will come to understand those conditions better and perhaps prevent them.
Her words puzzled me very much because I did not then understand anything unless I touched it.
In the electrical building we examined the telephones, autophones, phonographs, and other inventions, and he made me understand how it is possible to send a message on wires that mock space and outrun time, and, like Prometheus, to draw fire from the sky.
I began to read the Bible long before I could understand it.
My dog friends seem to understand my limitations, and always keep close beside me when I am alone.
She feared for her brother who was in it, was horrified by and amazed at the strange cruelty that impels men to kill one another, but she did not understand the significance of this war, which seemed to her like all previous wars.
But he was kind and gentle only to those of his regiment, to Timokhin and the like--people quite new to him, belonging to a different world and who could not know and understand his past.
"Flesh, bodies, cannon fodder!" he thought, and he looked at his own naked body and shuddered, not from cold but from a sense of disgust and horror he did not himself understand, aroused by the sight of that immense number of bodies splashing about in the dirty pond.
She could not understand them, but tried to guess what he was saying and inquiringly repeated the words he uttered.
It was quite impossible to understand these sounds.
Then he again opened his eyes and said something none of them could understand for a long time, till at last Tikhon understood and repeated it.
She could understand nothing, think of nothing and feel nothing, except passionate love for her father, love such as she thought she had never felt till that moment.
Having wrung a submissive "I understand" from Dron, Alpatych contented himself with that, though he not only doubted but felt almost certain that without the help of troops the carts would not be forthcoming.
I understand that you could not, and cannot, think of yourself, but with my love for you I must do so....
She did not understand who was to go or where to.
Princess Mary did not understand what he wanted of her or why he was asking to be discharged.