He is well educated, understanding and intelligent.
His tone was kind, even understanding, yet it tore a sob from deep in her lungs.
She has great understanding of us.
"You have to be understanding," she reminded him again.
Cynthia and Fred began to nod their heads, understanding what Dean was saying.
He smiled at her, understanding her joke.
With not trusting her but wanting to without understanding why.
Children seldom have any difficulty in understanding her; which suggests that her deliberate measured speech is like theirs, before they come to the adult trick of running all the words of a phrase into one movement of the breath.
She held her head in her hands, tormented by his pain without understanding how she was supposed to help a dead man.
As the number of touch points with other countries rises, so must our shared understanding of acceptable conduct.
If your father is American and your mother Chinese, you will have a different understanding of differences between those countries, and, on balance, will be less amenable to war between those nations.
I don't confess to understanding what happened but it's fascinating.
I cannot tell exactly when I began Lamb's "Tales from Shakespeare"; but I know that I read them at first with a child's understanding and a child's wonder.
Can any one doubt after reading these questions that the child who was capable of asking them was also capable of understanding at least their elementary answers?
Sofia exchanged an understanding look with Traci.
Puzzled, she studied her finger, not understanding what was cutting it.
It was an understanding as old as the Dark One, who had stopped his demons once before when they launched attacks on humans.
She nodded, understanding it was his way of showing he trusted her, even if she was too furious to trust him.
He exchanged a look with her, and understanding crossed her face.
Any hope she'd had of them not understanding how different she was died.
Deidre gasped, understanding now how Darkyn planned on ensuring his mate didn't go anywhere, even after she won their deal.
Fine, they were very understanding, said to take all the time I need.
She scowled at him at first, but then understanding the generosity of his evidently out-of-character act, bowed politely in acknowledgment.
He had the right people helping him, a mate who reluctantly agreed to his plan to help her, a better understanding of when to break the Code and a plan to repair all that was broken within his domain on the mortal realm.
He smiled at her, understanding what it was to mourn the loss of a sibling. As much as he missed Jade, he was glad he at least had Hannah to fall back on. She had Katie's beauty – without the abrasive personality.
A person could dedicate his life to understanding just one suggestion and never even get close.
And Jenner had created this vaccine for smallpox without even understanding the basics of germ theory!
She studied him, not understanding why the necklace with his family's souls was worth killing her for one day and not a concern the next.
I am also a historian with a full understanding of how poverty, disease, ignorance, famine, and war have dominated life on this planet.
A stable vaccine was developed, our understanding of the disease expanded, and technology moved forward.
Additionally, we will at some point in the not-too-distant future have enough biological understanding of the genome and enough computer horsepower to model complex interactions in the body.
You need to have a basic understanding of how things work in biology.
The power of the Internet and associated technologies we have so far described, combined with our new understanding of the genome, dooms disease to eventual extinction.
In one understanding of economic history, the rich get ahead, and the gap between them and the poor widens.
He was delighted that I could pronounce the words so well, and said that he had no difficulty in understanding me.
Michael Ivanovich did not at all know when "you and I" had said such things about Bonaparte, but understanding that he was wanted as a peg on which to hang the prince's favorite topic, he looked inquiringly at the young prince, wondering what would follow.
The old prince stopped writing and, as if not understanding, fixed his stern eyes on his son.
Denisov paused, thought a moment, and, evidently understanding what Rostov hinted at, seized his arm.
Nurse Savishna, knitting in hand, was telling in low tones, scarcely hearing or understanding her own words, what she had told hundreds of times before: how the late princess had given birth to Princess Mary in Kishenev with only a Moldavian peasant woman to help instead of a midwife.
Everywhere preparations were made not for ceremonious welcomes (which he knew Pierre would not like), but for just such gratefully religious ones, with offerings of icons and the bread and salt of hospitality, as, according to his understanding of his master, would touch and delude him.
Flushed and agitated she went about the house all that day, dry-eyed, occupied with most trivial matters as if not understanding what awaited her.
Five years have passed since then, and already I, with my petty understanding, begin to see clearly why she had to die, and in what way that death was but an expression of the infinite goodness of the Creator, whose every action, though generally incomprehensible to us, is but a manifestation of His infinite love for His creatures.
The thin, hollow-cheeked Chekmar, having got everything ready, kept glancing at his master with whom he had lived on the best of terms for thirty years, and understanding the mood he was in expected a pleasant chat.
They stood or lay not seeing the wolf or understanding the situation.
Sonya listened silently with downcast eyes to the countess' cruel words, without understanding what was required of her.
Pierre looked at Rostopchin with naive astonishment, not understanding why he should be disturbed by the bad composition of the Note.
Having finished speaking to her, the Emperor looked inquiringly at Balashev and, evidently understanding that he only acted thus because there were important reasons for so doing, nodded slightly to the lady and turned to him.
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Understanding at once to whom she alluded, Prince Vasili said in a whisper:
His sobs ceased, he pointed to his eyes, and Tikhon, understanding him, wiped away the tears.
Princess Mary listened without understanding him; she led him to the house, offered him lunch, and sat down with him.
Princess Mary looked at her companion without understanding what she was talking about.
Kutuzov ceased chewing and fixed an astonished gaze on Wolzogen, as if not understanding what was said to him.
Rostopchin, though he had patriotic sentiments, was a sanguine and impulsive man who had always moved in the highest administrative circles and had no understanding at all of the people he supposed himself to be guiding.
"Ah!" cried Vereshchagin in meek surprise, looking round with a frightened glance as if not understanding why this was done to him.
But Natasha looked at her as if not understanding what was said to her and again fixed her eyes on the corner of the stove.
Everybody looked at him, understanding what he meant.
Nicholas also noticed that look and, as if understanding it, flushed with pleasure and began to kiss the boy with good natured playfulness.
Without understanding what was said to him, Pierre got up and went with the soldiers.
He looked at them without understanding who they were, why they were there, or what they wanted of him.
Princess Mary looked at him with frightened inquiry, not understanding why he did not reply to what she chiefly wanted to know: how was her brother?
He often surprised those he met by his significantly happy looks and smiles which seemed to express a secret understanding between him and them.
If that activity displeases somebody, this is only because it does not agree with his limited understanding of what is good.
Those words only denote a certain stage of understanding of phenomena.
Having sat awhile with her visitors without understanding anything of what they were saying, she softly left the room and went to the nursery.
Natasha and Pierre, left alone, also began to talk as only a husband and wife can talk, that is, with extraordinary clearness and rapidity, understanding and expressing each other's thoughts in ways contrary to all rules of logic, without premises, deductions, or conclusions, and in a quite peculiar way.
My mind wasn't close to understanding the ramifications.
Dusty twisted to look up at Darian, not understanding Darian's concern.
Her last hope for understanding what was wrong with her was someone she innately knew she didn't want to meet.
Her throat tightened, understanding the honor despite his nonchalant delivery.
"They are not of your understanding," he replied.
Maria, ever smiling, joined them at the table, looking from one to the other as they spoke, understanding little but enjoying their company and thrilled with their praise.
He surprised himself with his calmness, prompted by a total lack of understanding of the situation.
In the course of a few months, the old understanding between Immortals and demons – that humans were off-limits – crashed to the ground.
One such as you is not capable of understanding how …complex that relationship is.
We are so far from understanding the roadmaps of our DNA.
She watched in fascination, not understanding what it was until a floor several below hers exploded into flying stone and fire.
She shook her head, not understanding what it was.
Maybe I was more interested in detailing your human weakness than in understanding what your instincts told you.
He searched her features with his gaze, not understanding her strange insistence that she was really dead.
And as we have seen, understanding how we are made is certainly a huge advantage in our battle with disease.
Understanding the recipes that make our pathogenic enemies is a huge advantage.
The second way people choose a nutritional theory is to develop it from their overall social and political understanding of the world.
When one man has reduced a fact of the imagination to be a fact to his understanding, I foresee that all men at length establish their lives on that basis.
This simultaneous discussion of many topics did not prevent a clear understanding but on the contrary was the surest sign that they fully understood one another.
So the historians of this class, by mutually destroying one another's positions, destroy the understanding of the force which produces events, and furnish no reply to history's essential question.
And that is how power is understood by the science of jurisprudence, that exchange bank of history which offers to exchange history's understanding of power for true gold.
(3) However much the difficulty of understanding the causes may be increased, we never reach a conception of complete freedom, that is, an absence of cause.
In more serene surroundings perhaps we could come to some understanding and move forward in a mutually peaceful way.
He didn't like not understanding what to do.
He gave his youngest brother no credit for understanding either the importance of the Council or the good intentions behind bringing the Council back together, but Rhyn knew how to use brute violence when it was needed.
Evelyn had almost laughed when Lishana's eyebrows shot up in response gave but loved Romas so much more for understanding Kiera well enough to defend her.
Regardless of Weller's kind words, he realized deep down if he had been more understanding of the troubled woman, she might still be alive.
When she showed up at my door, I thought she came to kill me, but she was so understanding and sympathetic.
Jackson held her without speaking, understanding the depth of her emotion.
He chuckled, "Given your understanding at breakfast yesterday, I guess I am going to have to accept that."
Five men, from our unique pool of soldiers, Brady said, exchanging a look of understanding with the Undersecretary.
The web is a force for truth, connectedness, understanding, and communication—all things whose absence can trigger war.
Understanding they were for Elisabeth's protection comforted him.
They silently spooned up Italian ice cream, content in this measure of understanding that was growing between them.
His anger lessened without him understanding why.
The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!
They listened to the French sentences which to them were meaningless, with an air of understanding but not wishing to appear to do so.
By the look of understanding on his face, he knew what she expected to feel.
Lydia and I have an understanding, Cynthia was dabbing Mercurochrome on a cut knuckle.
How could she explain her mood to Katie when she had so little understanding of it herself?
Understanding crossed her features.
Even so, I don't know anyone who admits to understanding him - much less calling him a friend.
Understanding crossed his features, and he unwound it, ignoring her attempts to slap him away.
When they arrived in Ouray there was a mutual understanding all that lay between them had not been discussed.
More people using passports to travel internationally will increase understanding and help reduce touch points that could lead to war.