But my teacher had been with me several weeks before I understood that everything has a name.
The girl understood and began to clear them.
He stood at the back, and, though he had heard hardly anything, understood everything in his own way.
He didn't know if he understood what he was doing.
"I understood," he replied with a smile.
They spread their wings and opened their mouths to show that they understood his words.
His sense of humor wasn't well understood by many.
She'd stayed after she turned eighteen, because he was the only one who understood her strange gift.
It was something her parents never understood... which was probably why they moved to Fayetteville.
By the end of their conversation, he understood why she laughed, too.
I wasn't sure I understood what he was asking and said so.
I understood why he needed to defang Darkyn.
Had she ever understood how honorable and good he was?
They could not see the speeding horse, but they heard the clatter of its hoofs far down the road, and they understood the cry, "Up! up! and defend yourselves!"
Her secret now revealed, Gabriel understood why she'd refused to tell him.
Now human, she understood what she had done.
If Sarah thought she understood Yancey's moods, she was mistaken.
The only word she understood was Bordeaux.
Jule understood the importance of her appearance, just as he knew all bets were off once she was revealed.
Only now, she understood he was manipulating her.
There was passion and a deep longing she innately understood only she was able to fill.
He hated the idea but understood the necessity, especially after finding the second compass in the hands of demons within a week.
And read I did, whether I understood one word in ten or two words on a page.
As soon as historians of different nationalities and tendencies begin to describe the same event, the replies they give immediately lose all meaning, for this force is understood by them all not only differently but often in quite contradictory ways.
With a sinking feeling, Dusty understood Sofi's concern better.
He understood it was in their best interest to protect humanity.
Suddenly, he understood why the Watcher couldn't find her.
It must not have been totally unheard of if they all understood what it was.
It was the first time he'd understood the words she spoke to him.
He understood that the Black God can never truly kill the White God for fear of unleashing the Original Beings, who would crush him.
Uncertain if she understood him or not, Deidre studied him.
Deidre had the sense of speaking a different language, even though she understood his words.
Deidre approached unbidden and stood before him, wishing she understood him and their bond better.
You and she never understood that, when it came to caring for someone else.
Dean quickly understood this was no social call.
Neither Deidre ever understood that.
Gabriel understood why the old standard was gone.
That he understood now how he needed to break rules from time-to-time to preserve his domain was gratifying after years of him judging her for it.
You and she never understood that, when it came to caring for someone else.
Before she became a human, she never understood him or what he felt and thought.
He had to remain a compassionate Death, one who understood what it was to live.
The firm assertion of Darkyn's mate that she bore no one ill-will made more sense when he understood why she said it.
The puzzled curiosity on the features of Darkyn's mate made Deidre wonder if the girl fully understood what had happened.
His eyes wandered over her face, but he gave no indication that he understood her, much less that he wanted to respond.
Something about him touched her on a level that left her feeling at peace, as if he, too, understood what it was to face death each day and struggle to see the light instead of the surrounding darkness.
He understood why Rhyn never let Katie out of arm's reach when they were in the same room.
Whether things in the future stay the same as they are today or change from what they are today, both are understood in terms of the current reality.
And it really is composed of two separate components that need to be understood in their own right.
That can best be understood by studying wealth and poverty in history.
Everything we understood about the world and politics changed.
When everyone, and every nation, and every organization, and every movement all have a presence on the web, they can be understood in terms of it.
In Montana, where 10 percent of residents spoke German and another 10 percent were of German descent, ministers weren't allowed to preach in German to congregants who understood no English, and one town publicly burned German textbooks, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported.
I understood a good deal of what was going on about me.
Martha Washington understood my signs, and I seldom had any difficulty in making her do just as I wished.
The few signs I used became less and less adequate, and my failures to make myself understood were invariably followed by outbursts of passion.
He understood my signs, and I knew it and loved him at once.
Miss Fuller and Miss Sullivan could understand me, but most people would not have understood one word in a hundred.
I often amused myself by reading Latin passages, picking up words I understood and trying to make sense.
She understood in a flash and ran downstairs to tell her mother, by means of emphatic signs, that there was some candy in a trunk for her.
I think she understood perfectly well; for she slapped her hand two or three times and shook her head.
She evidently understood that VERY was the name of the new thing that had come into her head; for all the way back to the house she used the word VERY correctly.
You must remember, dear teacher, that Greek parents were very particular with their children, and they used to let them listen to wise words, and I think they understood some of them.
The fact that sin exists, and that great misery results from it, dawned gradually upon her mind as she understood more and more clearly the lives and experiences of those around her.
She urged every one to speak to Helen naturally, to give her full sentences and intelligent ideas, never minding whether Helen understood or not.
At the time when I became her teacher, she had made for herself upward of sixty signs, all of which were imitative and were readily understood by those who knew her.
When I was a little older I felt the need of some means of communication with those around me, and I began to make simple signs which my parents and friends readily understood; but it often happened that I was unable to express my thoughts intelligibly, and at such times I would give way to my angry feelings utterly....
I was never angry after that because I understood what my friends said to me, and I was very busy learning many wonderful things.
Anatole did not release him, and though he kept nodding to show that he understood, Anatole went on translating Dolokhov's words into English.
The latter understood that she was being asked to entertain this young man, and sitting down beside him she began to speak about his father; but he answered her, as he had the countess, only in monosyllables.
It was plain that this "well?" referred to much that they both understood without naming.
Prince Vasili understood it as an expression of weariness.
The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.
When Pierre came up the count was gazing straight at him, but with a look the significance of which could not be understood by mortal man.
Pierre understood nothing of all this and coloring shyly looked in silence at Princess Anna Mikhaylovna.
Andrew understood, crossed himself and kissed the icon.
Andrew did not speak; he was both pleased and displeased that his father understood him.
"I will, your excellency," said Timokhin, showing by his smile that he understood his commander's wish.
When he saw Mack and heard the details of his disaster he understood that half the campaign was lost, understood all the difficulties of the Russian army's position, and vividly imagined what awaited it and the part he would have to play.
He asked, "Whose company?" but he really meant, "Are you frightened here?" and the artilleryman understood him.
He had merely understood that the woman he had known as a child, of whom when her beauty was mentioned he had said absent-mindedly: "Yes, she's good looking," he had understood that this woman might belong to him.
Every day he said to himself one and the same thing: It is time I understood her and made up my mind what she really is.
They looked at the beautiful, large, thoughtful eyes full of tears and of thoughts, gazing shiningly and imploringly at them, and understood that it was useless and even cruel to insist.
Boris smiled, as if he understood what Prince Andrew was alluding to as something generally known.
It's all up now! he was told in Russian, German, and Czech by the crowd of fugitives who understood what was happening as little as he did.
Prince Andrew understood that this was said of him and that it was Napoleon who said it.
Sitting on the sofa with the little cushions on its arms, in what used to be his old schoolroom, and looking into Natasha's wildly bright eyes, Rostov re-entered that world of home and childhood which had no meaning for anyone else, but gave him some of the best joys of his life; and the burning of an arm with a ruler as a proof of love did not seem to him senseless, he understood and was not surprised at it.
Nicholas understood that something must have happened between Sonya and Dolokhov before dinner, and with the kindly sensitiveness natural to him was very gentle and wary with them both at dinner.
To be in Anna Pavlovna's drawing room he considered an important step up in the service, and he at once understood his role, letting his hostess make use of whatever interest he had to offer.
And he began to explain Freemasonry as he understood it to Prince Andrew.
He could not now understand how he could ever even have doubted the necessity of taking an active share in life, just as a month before he had not understood how the idea of leaving the quiet country could ever enter his head.
Even those members who seemed to be on his side understood him in their own way with limitations and alterations he could not agree to, as what he always wanted most was to convey his thought to others just as he himself understood it.
She kept thinking that no one could understand all that she understood and all there was in her.
She understood all that awaited her only when, after stepping over the red baize at the entrance, she entered the hall, took off her fur cloak, and, beside Sonya and in front of her mother, mounted the brightly illuminated stairs between the flowers.
"No," she replied, but she had not understood his question.
"No, you have not understood me," said his mother, not knowing how to justify herself.
You have not understood me, Nikolenka.
"No, you have not understood me, don't let us talk about it," she replied, wiping away her tears.
Pierre now understood the count's dissatisfaction with the wording of the Note.
Princess Mary as she sat listening to the old men's talk and faultfinding, understood nothing of what she heard; she only wondered whether the guests had all observed her father's hostile attitude toward her.
Meeting at large gatherings Julie and Boris looked on one another as the only souls who understood one another in a world of indifferent people.
"Mais charmante!" said he, evidently referring to Natasha, who did not exactly hear his words but understood them from the movement of his lips.
Natasha looked at the fat actress, but neither saw nor heard nor understood anything of what went on before her.
She understood hardly anything that went on that evening.
Boris understood that this was meant for him and, closing his eyes, slightly bowed his head.
The French colonel with difficulty repressed a yawn, but was polite and evidently understood Balashev's importance.
She understood that when speaking of "trash" he referred not only to Mademoiselle Bourienne, the cause of her misery, but also to the man who had ruined his own happiness.
It will at any rate be understood all the sooner that things cannot go on like this.
When she understood them her personal feeling became interwoven in the prayers with shades of its own.
He muttered unceasingly, his eyebrows and lips twitching, and it was impossible to tell whether he understood what was going on around him or not.
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.
"But you can't have understood me," said Princess Mary with a sad smile.
Princess Mary understood this and appreciated his delicacy.
In spite of the obscurity of the soldier's words Pierre understood what he wanted to say and nodded approval.
On seeing these peasants, who were evidently still amused by the novelty of their position as soldiers, Pierre once more thought of the wounded men at Mozhaysk and understood what the soldier had meant when he said: "They want the whole nation to fall on them."
The officer appeared abashed, as though he understood that one might think of how many men would be missing tomorrow but ought not to speak of it.
Not being a military man I can't say I have understood it fully, but I understand the general position.
He now understood the whole meaning and importance of this war and of the impending battle.
He understood that latent heat (as they say in physics) of patriotism which was present in all these men he had seen, and this explained to him why they all prepared for death calmly, and as it were lightheartedly.
I'm not telling it right; no, you don't understand, though he encouraged her by saying that he did understand, and he really had understood all she wanted to say.
"I understood her," he thought.
"I not only understood her, but it was just that inner, spiritual force, that sincerity, that frankness of soul-- that very soul of hers which seemed to be fettered by her body--it was that soul I loved in her... loved so strongly and happily..." and suddenly he remembered how his love had ended.
He neither saw nor understood anything of the sort.
All their faces were now shining with that latent warmth of feeling Pierre had noticed the day before and had fully understood after his talk with Prince Andrew.
Napoleon did not notice that in regard to his army he was playing the part of a doctor who hinders by his medicines--a role he so justly understood and condemned.
The other generals, however, understood it and, leaving aside the question of Moscow, spoke of the direction the army should take in its retreat.
Malasha, who kept her eyes fixed on what was going on before her, understood the meaning of the council differently.
"I, I..." said Pierre, feeling it necessary to minimize his social position as much as possible so as to be nearer to the soldiers and better understood by them.
One second more and I should have understood it all!
She understood that he meant what were their parents quarreling about.
The countess glanced at her daughter, saw her face full of shame for her mother, saw her agitation, and understood why her husband did not turn to look at her now, and she glanced round quite disconcerted.
When they understood that order the servants set to work at this new task with pleasure and zeal.
At length when he had understood and looked in the direction the old man indicated, he recognized Natasha, and following his first impulse stepped instantly and rapidly toward the coach.
That speech was full of dignity and greatness as Napoleon understood it.
It was evident that no one had understood the last part.
One of the Russians understood what was asked and several voices at once began answering the interpreter.
He did not know how or when this thought had taken such possession of him, but he remembered nothing of the past, understood nothing of the present, and all he saw and heard appeared to him like a dream.
When I understood what he wanted--when I saw that he was preparing a bed of laurels for us, you know, I said to myself: 'That is a monarch,' and I devoted myself to him!
When he had understood what was said to him, the German submitted and took his men elsewhere.
He began to explain that he understood love for a women somewhat differently.
When he had reached this point, Pierre asked the captain whether he understood that.
Both the countess and Sonya understood that, naturally, neither Moscow nor the burning of Moscow nor anything else could seem of importance to Natasha.
The first time Prince Andrew understood where he was and what was the matter with him and remembered being wounded and how was when he asked to be carried into the hut after his caleche had stopped at Mytishchi.
And he understood her feelings, her sufferings, shame, and remorse.
He now understood for the first time all the cruelty of his rejection of her, the cruelty of his rupture with her.
"Anna Ignatyevna wants to see you, Nicholas," said she, pronouncing the name so that Nicholas at once understood that Anna Ignatyevna was a very important person.
They could not believe it because they alone knew what their life meant to them, and so they neither understood nor believed that it could be taken from them.
When they got him to the post he grew quiet, as if he suddenly understood something.
Karataev had no attachments, friendships, or love, as Pierre understood them, but loved and lived affectionately with everything life brought him in contact with, particularly with man--not any particular man, but those with whom he happened to be.
The princess understood what Natasha had meant by the words: "two days ago this suddenly happened."
She understood those words to mean that he had suddenly softened and that this softening and gentleness were signs of approaching death.
She now understood what had happened to him two days before.
When Princess Mary began to cry, he understood that she was crying at the thought that little Nicholas would be left without a father.
When Princess Mary had left Prince Andrew she fully understood what Natasha's face had told her.
Kutuzov's merit lay, not in any strategic maneuver of genius, as it is called, but in the fact that he alone understood the significance of what had happened.
He understood that for him the storm had blown over, and that Kutuzov would content himself with that hint.
"That's how everything is done with us, all topsy-turvy!" said the Russian officers and generals after the Tarutino battle, letting it be understood that some fool there is doing things all wrong but that we ourselves should not have done so, just as people speak today.
He now often remembered his conversation with Prince Andrew and quite agreed with him, though he understood Prince Andrew's thoughts somewhat differently.
"Dram-da-da-dam, dam-dam..." rattled the drums, and Pierre understood that this mysterious force completely controlled these men and that it was now useless to say any more.
Konovnitsyn had understood at once that the news brought was of great importance and that no time must be lost.
Of the Russian commanders Kutuzov alone understood this.
"Oh, yes," said Petya, nodding at the first words Denisov uttered as if he understood it all, though he really did not understand anything of it.
They understood that the saddles and Junot's spoon might be of some use, but that cold and hungry soldiers should have to stand and guard equally cold and hungry Russians who froze and lagged behind on the road (in which case the order was to shoot them) was not merely incomprehensible but revolting.
She recalled his long sad and severe look at those words and understood the meaning of the rebuke and despair in that protracted gaze.
I said it then only because it would have been dreadful for him, but he understood it differently.
She did not think of applying submission and self-abnegation to her own life, for she was accustomed to seek other joys, but she understood and loved in another those previously incomprehensible virtues.
What did it matter to him--who then alone amid a senseless crowd understood the whole tremendous significance of what was happening--what did it matter to him whether Rostopchin attributed the calamities of Moscow to him or to himself?
Nor do words alone prove that only he understood the meaning of the events.
Kutuzov's words were hardly understood by the troops.
And he understood this not merely from the attitude of the court.
When on the following morning the Emperor said to the officers assembled about him: "You have not only saved Russia, you have saved Europe!" they all understood that the war was not ended.
It was clear that she understood not only what he said but also what he wished to, but could not, express in words.
Princess Mary understood his story and sympathized with him, but she now saw something else that absorbed all her attention.
The change that took place in Natasha at first surprised Princess Mary; but when she understood its meaning it grieved her.
But dazed by the force of the movement, it was long before people understood this.
And remembering his former tenderness, and looking now at his kind, sorrowful face, she suddenly understood the cause of his coldness.
Only when he had understood the peasants' tastes and aspirations, had learned to talk their language, to grasp the hidden meaning of their words, and felt akin to them did he begin boldly to manage his serfs, that is, to perform toward them the duties demanded of him.
He understood what she was weeping about, but could not in his heart at once agree with her that what he had regarded from childhood as quite an everyday event was wrong.
The old lady's condition was understood by the whole household though no one ever spoke of it, and they all made every possible effort to satisfy her needs.
Countess Mary listened to her husband and understood all that he told her.
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.
He understood his wife's line of thought.
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.
In actual life each historic event, each human action, is very clearly and definitely understood without any sense of contradiction, although each event presents itself as partly free and partly compulsory.
However, my wife was far and away the most intelligent of the five of us and understood our success depended on strong leadership.
We each understood the drop-dead importance of absolute privacy.
They understood giving any credibility to a hint of the existence of a psychic tipster adversely affected their ultimate chance for a conviction.
"It's not our call," Martha answered, though by her tone, I suspected she understood where I was coming from.
He and I understood simultaneously.
He understood what it was to lose a sister and hoped the stupid kid before him never went through that pain.
The same part of her that recoiled at draining dead men's magic also understood one truth: she was no match for her father, if he decided to bury her with them.
He understood her fear.
He understood why she'd looked at Dusty before telling him about Claire.
That was understood from the beginning.
It was helpful to know that he heard and understood what she was saying.
Mr. Gilman sat beside me and read the paper through first, then sentence by sentence, while I repeated the words aloud, to make sure that I understood him perfectly.
Failing to make herself understood, she would become violent.
They said that a gentleman farmer, who was behind the scenes, wanted to double his money, which, as I understood, amounted to half a million already; but in order to cover each one of his dollars with another, he took off the only coat, ay, the skin itself, of Walden Pond in the midst of a hard winter.
Evidently the prince understood her, and also understood, as he had done at Anna Pavlovna's, that it would be difficult to get rid of Anna Mikhaylovna.
She was afraid that what she was writing would not be understood or approved by her husband.