And the whole thing has been unnatural because that cat and I are both able to talk your language, and to understand the words you say.
We all understand intuitively there is plenty of food in the world.
Now I understand why you were crying.
To understand this problem, consider our relationship with knowledge over the centuries.
I can't even understand it.
"You don't understand," she said, her voice breaking with emotion.
If he lived to be a hundred he'd never understand women.
I don't understand how we could have missed him.
We cannot understand it nor the reason of it.
If they cannot understand that, they cannot understand much that I have to say.
Alex was romantic enough to understand the sentimental significance of the home she had inherited.
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.
But you don't need those numbers; I understand you've done your homework searching public records.
Oh, I can understand why you would want to deceive people, I just don't understand how you can involve your family in such a thing – especially Tammy!
That wasn't the point she was trying to make, but maybe a man would never understand what she was talking about.
My mother, moreover, succeeded in making me understand a good deal.
I never did understand why Dad married her.
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.
When new technology comes out, we generally understand it in terms of what it displaces.
She did not understand who was to go or where to.
My dog friends seem to understand my limitations, and always keep close beside me when I am alone.
It's just that... well, she doesn't understand him, she stammered.
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.
I can understand you not wanting to invest the money for a car, but what's wrong with accepting a ride now and then?
As if that were important, and there were not enough to understand you without them.
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.
I understand you have a big ranch west of here.
"There ought to be several animals on the jury," said Ozma, "because animals understand each other better than we people understand 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...
No; just trying to understand a few things.
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.
Her words puzzled me very much because I did not then understand anything unless I touched it.
But if Quinn got drunk and slept with Betsy, like years ago, you'd understand and forgive her, wouldn't you?
All this was so terrible and unreal that he could not understand it at all, and so had good reason to be afraid.
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.
They all didn't understand that she couldn't simply run out and get a job like she had in Tulsa.
"I don't understand it," she ventured.
I'm trying to help you understand it.
I do not understand quite what that means.
But I cannot understand the cruelty...
I began to read the Bible long before I could understand it.
Princess Mary did not understand what he wanted of her or why he was asking to be discharged.
If only she could understand their words.
By doing this, we will come to understand those conditions better and perhaps prevent them.
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.
This disposition on the left flank increased Pierre's doubt of his own capacity to understand military matters.
I understand, young man.
I understand the owner is in California.
"I can understand him seeking revenge," she said.
So you understand the whole position of our troops?
Not being a military man I can't say I have understood it fully, but I understand the general position.
We do understand, or at least try to.
I understand you have good people on your payroll.
She did not understand what he was laughing at.
She could not understand them, but tried to guess what he was saying and inquiringly repeated the words he uttered.
He may understand you need the specific time of the incident.
A future without disease as we understand the term's meaning today.
It was quite impossible to understand these sounds.
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.
She felt that she could not understand them however much she might think about them.
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.
Once, when a question puzzled her very much, I suggested that we take a walk and then perhaps she would understand it.
Miss Fuller and Miss Sullivan could understand me, but most people would not have understood one word in a hundred.
She couldn't quite understand what the poison was; it wasn't a normal infection, and yet it couldn't be anything else.
Then we will come to understand the outliers better.
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.
"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 still didn't understand the depth of her talents or how to control the visions, and being alone and away from her mate made some days unbearable.
We simply don't understand how it can be so.
He couldn't understand why she would say that when she'd been living in his house so long.
You never did understand, Ben.
Do you understand? he asked.
Do you understand what I ask of you?
Some understand her readily; others do not.
I don't understand, said he.
I then thought that I did not understand her.
It's so pleasant when you understand your true talents and realize your superiority makes you capable of near impossible goals.
I don't understand what all you do, but he takes it very seriously.
This is a force for peace—to the extent that as we share the same set of cultural references, we understand each other better.
She could only understand Miss Rhoades when she talked about the simplest things.
"I don't understand what is meant by 'a skillful commander,'" replied Prince Andrew ironically.
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.
We understand that you can, in theory, save and save and save and then live off the interest of your savings forever.
I see that I have begun to understand too much.
"I understand," he said gently, "but try to keep your chin up."
Sarah couldn't understand her desire to be alone, but she accepted it.
Then again, maybe he figured she wouldn't understand them if she did look.
I understand that you could not, and cannot, think of yourself, but with my love for you I must do so....
Looking into that semi-sweet chocolate gaze, it was easy to understand why Dulce lost her composure.
I know, we've been all through this before - but I still don't understand.
He must understand what Alex had been through.
I don't want you to give that number to anyone unless it's an emergency, you understand?
There is one thing I still don't understand – it's out of character.
No, I don't understand.
Surely she would understand.
Why Pete hired you instead of a man, I'll never understand.
No, because men have needs and desires women couldn't understand.
I know, but there are a lot of people who don't understand.
That's true but the electrostatic attraction is something we're just beginning to understand.
I understand but I want to do it, in spite of the nightmares and the risks.
I'm sorry, I don't understand.
She seemed to understand and was off to walk Bumpus while I filled in Betsy on my conversation.
As I understand it, the so-called visions were perpetrated with the assistance of a second person, now dead.
But you understand that medical treatment isn't free?
She neared him, sensing a flood of raw emotion she didn't understand.
We've got patrols around-- " "Speck doesn't understand that if even a mosquito leaves the town, there's no way we can stop the spread!"
I don't understand all of it, though.
You will soon see for yourself, and you will understand everything.
Do you understand me? he asked.
She didn't fully understand what was going on between her father and these people.
Also understand that I'll kill anyone who comes between us and my plans, he warned.
Do you understand me?
"I don't understand any of what you said," she replied.
"I understand," he said and was quiet.
The kid was hard to read, and she guessed his anger had more to do with his struggle to understand his new role than the vamps who clearly had no respect for him.
But I don't understand it.
Sometimes, when he was afraid, he was easy for her to understand.
I understand what I'm doing, but I don't understand why.
What she didn't understand was why a vamp would consider it his job to remind her of her mission.
Jule's next words were low and in a tongue she didn't understand.
I'm beginning to understand why the … why your father wants you.
"Jule, you don't understand what—" "I'm starting to understand," Jule said, temper at its limit.
I don't understand what that means, Father.
I know you can't understand that.
He couldn't yet understand the magic in his veins, unleashed by the vamp without any explanation of its depths.
You Guardians don't understand how to bargain.
She was in pain she didn't understand.
Does she understand how important her gift is?
She hesitated, sensing that entering his domain would somehow seal her to a fate she didn't yet understand.
"I do not understand you," she whispered after him.
Tears began to spill again, and she began to understand how Darian felt, utterly alone and abandoned in the corner of her mind.
He didn't understand the ins and outs of their blood bond, but he knew how much she rocked his world when she drank from him earlier.
He began to understand why and couldn't help but feel frustrated at having to find a way to win her instead of command her.
I wanted to explain things to you in a way you'd be able to understand.
"I understand," the Watcher said.
Not the kind you'd understand.
"What do you mean not the kind I'd understand?" she persisted, standing.
Then again, he was a man, and he didn't pretend to understand a woman's mind.
"I do understand how frustrating this all seems when you first join," Linda went on.
"You'd never understand," she replied.
"I completely understand," Sofia said.
Awed by the power she had over him, she began to understand the extent of his solitary existence for the millennia of his life.
While she didn't yet understand the depths of her new world, she found peace in knowing this was indeed her world, too.
Like her other thoughts, this one escaped before she was able to understand its meaning.
You can never understand.
She didn't understand it.
Deidre couldn't understand the relationship and how permanent he claimed it was.
That's an emotion I do understand, she said.
She didn't fully understand the demon senses that Darkyn indicated were part of her now.
Her instincts were at full alarm, but she didn't understand what she had to fear from Gabriel's death dealers.
"I understand," she murmured.
You can't understand that or how I feel.
Not because you deserve it, but because I understand you had a weakness that consumed you.
I don't understand his motivation.
Darkyn is not an easy person to understand or live with, and I'm still not certain at all what to think of him at times.
I don't understand any of this.
I understand pleasure, not happiness.
I know there was more to why she sought me out but I don't understand what.
I do not understand how you feel as you do.
Trust us to understand and maybe help.
That's why it bothered me so much when Martha seemed to understand so quickly.
Only little Lydia—who I understand was Jill-on-the-job and busted you for racing on her first day on duty.
She stared at him, trying to understand.
I'm beginning to understand what you've gotten yourselves into.
He knew she'd understand.
Then, Fitzgerald added, I understand Mr. Dean was in the area, too, though I don't as yet know why.
I understand from Dawkins' son his old man was paying Josh pretty well to be his mine manager—up until August of 1961 when Josh disappeared.
I understand she slugged him.
"So I understand," Dean answered.
No, you don't understand.
After much discussion, they agreed on the wording: I understand you have an interest in the Lucky Pup mine in Ouray County, Colorado and may be anxious about what was found therein.
Wynn wasn't able to pity her, but he was able to understand the bigger picture.
She didn't understand how, when there was so much beauty around her.
The soft bed was warm from her body heat, and she found herself running a hand over the downy comforter while she tried to understand the emotions within her.
In her mind, she saw only them being happy, finally, after an eternity of struggling to understand one another.
She didn't understand what pain was at that point.
She doesn't understand the human world yet.
She didn't understand how humans could feel so much and still function when she was overwhelmed.
She doesn't understand how unlikely that is.
He wasn't going to understand what she'd done.
She didn't understand exactly why, except that Gabe was locked out of the underworld.
That issue, she should understand how to fix.
She didn't understand what her instincts were trying to tell her, but right now, they wanted her to climb a tree to see the lake from above.
"Cora, I think I understand," she said.
I realized then you'd never understand or accept me for who I was.
I wanted you to understand what it was like to be a deity.
You didn't have the ability to understand.
He didn't understand what.
Deidre glanced at Darkyn in puzzlement, and Gabriel realized she didn't yet understand the depth of the Dark One's obligation to her.
What he didn't understand: why.
Deidre didn't understand how that was possible.
I understand if you hate me.
Deidre held no warmth at all for Darkyn, but she could understand that the girl didn't belong in this mess.
He didn't understand it at the time.
I never could understand why she would want to give up her own child.
Maybe it was a relationship that was difficult for the modern wife to understand.
Even when they didn't understand the cause, they empathized with the emotion.
When they talked to him, he seemed to understand, but he didn't respond.
It was hard to believe he didn't understand the source of her distress, and yet he acted as though he was baffled.
He couldn't possibly know or understand, but he seemed to sense something was wrong between them.
Her sign language vocabulary had increased, but many things were still difficult to understand.
She'd been asked that question more than once while out and didn't understand it, unless it was some sort of odd Southern greeting.
"I understand," he managed.
She laughed, knowing he couldn't possibly understand why she found it funny.
"I didn't understand any of that," Logan said but returned her hug.
If you don't want to forgive me or can't, I understand, she started.
He cleared it, pushing aside the haze of alcohol and the pain he sensed but didn't understand the source of.
If you want me to get a hotel room, I totally understand.
Yes, but I don't understand how to use them yet.
In that case, I understand completely.
But past-Deidre had motivations deeper than anything I could understand.
She didn't understand it, not when he obviously had another woman.
No matter what he said, she'd heard enough about past-Deidre to understand there was much more to their relationship.
"I understand," she said at last.
She didn't understand him.
The power of an Ancient is beyond anything humans can understand.
He was too cagey for her to understand what he felt.
I don't expect a human to understand.
He spoke in tear-filled gibberish she didn't understand, and she moved away to the door.
Too surprised to understand what exactly was happening, she obeyed the police officer's instructions to sit down and shut up and sat in the quiet police station reception area.
Gabriel didn't need to understand modern science.
It's a long story, one you don't necessarily need to know to understand your circumstances.
Did humans understand both their universal significance and their individual insignificance?
Sasha was not a hard creature to understand.
He spoke a smattering of words she didn't understand.
He didn't understand why the self-proclaimed guardian of humans would drag such a helpless creature into this web of evil.
Would she ever understand him?
Nothing a blood monkey could understand.
"You don't seem to understand how important you are," he said at last with barely restrained impatience.
She didn't exactly understand the sensation except that she didn't ever want that feeling to end.
She didn't understand why he'd chosen her of all people.
She.d never understand how Kris could treat his own half-brother as he did.
You must understand there is a reason behind what I ask of you that will not become clear for some time.
She left him alone in the dark with his thoughts, and he began to understand more how his friend Rhyn felt in a world that was pitted against him.
You wouldn.t understand.
He knew Jared well enough after all their years in Hell together to understand the creature was too narcissistic to care about another.s issues.
The Council meeting was a bust, and there was more tension in the air than he could understand.
She didn.t understand much of the Immortal world, but she knew Death always won.
Someone like you could never understand.
You.re right, Kris, I can.t understand how you could turn your back on the person who needed you most and justify it with your shortsighted arrogance.
She.d never understand a man like Kris, who saw the world only in black and white!
"I don.t understand," Kris said with a frown.
I understand you want to go to the convent.
Fury she didn.t understand crossed his face.
I understand my fate is either bad or really bad.
If I get her help, she said everything would be okay, and everyone would understand Sasha killed the Immortals.
That he was troubled was no secret, though Rhyn didn.t understand why, aside from being a slave to Death.
Having spent enough time on the ship to understand the odd society, she knew better than to charge in and handle what he would consider his duty.
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