The girl understood and began to clear them.
But my teacher had been with me several weeks before I understood that everything has a name.
He stood at the back, and, though he had heard hardly anything, understood everything in his own way.
"I understood," he replied with a smile.
He didn't know if he understood what he was doing.
His sense of humor wasn't well understood by many.
I wasn't sure I understood what he was asking and said so.
They spread their wings and opened their mouths to show that they understood his words.
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 understood why he needed to defang Darkyn.
She'd stayed after she turned eighteen, because he was the only one who understood her strange gift.
He hated the idea but understood the necessity, especially after finding the second compass in the hands of demons within a week.
The only word she understood was Bordeaux.
If Sarah thought she understood Yancey's moods, she was mistaken.
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.
Jule understood the importance of her appearance, just as he knew all bets were off once she was revealed.
He understood that the Black God can never truly kill the White God for fear of unleashing the Original Beings, who would crush him.
There was passion and a deep longing she innately understood only she was able to fill.
And read I did, whether I understood one word in ten or two words on a page.
Suddenly, he understood why the Watcher couldn't find her.
Uncertain if she understood him or not, Deidre studied him.
Only now, she understood he was manipulating her.
He understood it was in their best interest to protect humanity.
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.
Gabriel understood why the old standard was gone.
Martha Washington understood my signs, and I seldom had any difficulty in making her do just as I wished.
It was helpful to know that he heard and understood what she was saying.
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.
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.
With a sinking feeling, Dusty understood Sofi's concern better.
It must not have been totally unheard of if they all understood what it was.
Deidre had the sense of speaking a different language, even though she understood his words.
That was understood from the beginning.
Deidre had the sense of speaking a different language, even though she understood his words.
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.
He understood my signs, and I knew it and loved him at once.
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.
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.
Pierre understood nothing of all this and coloring shyly looked in silence at Princess Anna Mikhaylovna.
The French colonel with difficulty repressed a yawn, but was polite and evidently understood Balashev's importance.
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.
The other generals, however, understood it and, leaving aside the question of Moscow, spoke of the direction the army should take in its retreat.
He understood that for him the storm had blown over, and that Kutuzov would content himself with that hint.
"It's not our call," Martha answered, though by her tone, I suspected she understood where I was coming from.
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 why she'd looked at Dusty before telling him about Claire.
While she indicated how saddened she was at the news she understood.
I tried to think calmly and finally understood.
She'd accepted her father, because there was no one else who understood her.
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.
He spoke in front of Maria's uncomprehending presence, although statements like "Martha, no" were readily understood.
Neither Deidre ever understood that.
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.
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.
It was also a warning, one Gabriel understood innately, that Deidre belonged to the Dark One.
The firm assertion of Darkyn's mate that she bore no one ill-will made more sense when he understood why she said it.
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.
She understood why Daniela kept feeding her brandy the night before.
She understood why he liked the spot; the scent of honeysuckle and herbs was thick in the air, the manicured gardens pleasant to look at and the awning providing the right amount of cool shade from the midmorning Georgia sun.
Deidre almost understood why the portals brought her wherever this was.
Deidre's gaze fell to the woman's protruding belly, and she suddenly understood.
"Yeah. That I understood," Gabe replied.
He'd been ignoring the extent of the power available from the souls for fear of violating the Code, which he now understood was not binding in the face of a threat like Darkyn.
Definitely some advice from someone who understood make-up better and a real hair stylist who could figure out how to un-pink hair.
The logical side of her understood that Darkyn's offer of fixing her was a better option than dying on the operating table.
She'd never understood his waffling.
But right now, Jade needed someone who understood him, as only Sasha always had.
She.d seen the acrimonious relationship between him and Kris and understood some of what made them enemies.
Rhyn understood without asking.
Tears began to spill down her face as she understood the depth of Gabriel.s pain.
It was a word Andre had used that Rhyn never understood.
Just when she thought she understood the rules of the Immortals, they changed.
Now he understood Rhyn.s powerful motivator, and he was both impressed and horrified.
She.d cheered Rhyn.s sudden appearance but then quickly understood what it meant: only one of them was going to walk away from this.
She couldn't help wondering if Evelyn really understood that going to his home country would mean she'd hear this kind of nonsense all the time.
From what I understood, that guy and Romas's eldest brother have personal issues with each other and are constantly hazing each other.
If only she understood our culture better.
I need you to take me to a spaceship so I can arrange to go home, she said with exaggerated slowness to make sure he understood despite her faulty translator.
They had looked so peaceful, so comfortable, and she never understood the appeal until this moment.
She understood him and obviously felt the same energy he did when they touched.
Having spent most of his years in battle, he understood when a traditional approach would not work with an unusual opponent.
He understood why Ne'Rin had refused to allow her to wear the translator with visitors.
He understood better the tension between Ne'Rin and nishani after several hesitant stories from Talal of their discussions.
Two moons rose, and the four warriors around her kept to a path only they understood.
"Just a little …" She didn't finished but sensed he understood.
She loved her friend but understood if Evelyn was there, it wasn't necessarily for her.
I understood you to say you'd be staying with us for some time.
Fred understood this and volunteered to ski with Donnie while the others took a couple of runs from the higher elevations.
Here, easy accessibility, great ice in a deep, narrow gorge, facilities close by and a park run by people who understood the sport and emphasized safety, made for an ideal package.
There was a moment of realization as he understood her brave actions, and then a snap as the line let loose and he tumbled backwards like some mortally wounded game bird shot from the sky, arms outstretched, scream muffled in his mask.
They understood each other in a way no one else ever could.
He wanted to scream at him; to demand an explanation, but understood how fruitless that would be and measured his best course to remain calm.
She acted graciously with all the guests, yet he could pick up subtle nuances that affirmed whether she was speaking to someone who genuinely understood art, or a snob who merely bought it to be in vogue.
She immediately understood where his mind had gone and chuckled wickedly.
He understood the pain of turning your back on your family.
He understood her anxiety stemmed mostly from worrying Connor would leave like Standish had.
He understood the pain it would bring.
No one here understood that they were surrounded by an enemy even Brady couldn't figure out yet.
For once, she almost understood Brady's ability to kill without regret.
Logically, he understood Mike's decision.
Andre always said Death was more dangerous than the Dark One, because he understood what the Dark One wanted.
Randy just smiled in a way that said he understood.
The young man said he understood but sounded confused at Dean's sudden absence from their lives, though he didn't press for an explanation.
He understood and accepted her.
He didn't take her up on the hill because he understood.
Josh was the only one who ever understood.
Certainly she understood his perspective better.
He understood the value of a gentle caress and a soft spoken word.
Surely he understood the importance – both to her and the church.
"Father was not a man easily understood," Claire said, darkness crossing her features.
Jenn pitied him but couldn't bring herself to speak, not when she, too, barely understood what was going on.
"Ikir Damian would've understood danger is part of my job," she said, rising.
I'm not sure I understood much of what you just said.
She was at war with herself, a war he understood too well.
"Understood. I stole your woman," Darian said.
He was a man who understood power.
You've used everyone to win a war that none of us understood.
He felt the uncanny sensation that she understood his tormented existence.
This danger Taran understood.
The emotions subsided as she understood her danger to be over.
Taran understood the look intimately.
Abruptly she understood the warning from Sami and Ledden.
He suspected Sirian was Memon's spy and couldn't help but wonder if Memon understood how deep ambition ran in a man like Sirian.
"You have never understood the danger in challenging me," he stated.
He understood the depth of her fear.
She understood his hatred for Memon, the man who had robbed him of more than his sight.
It was nice having someone who could talk knowledgably about the animals – someone who not only understood their interest, but shared it.
It was so nice having someone to talk to – someone who understood how I felt.
Unable to speak, she nodded to show she understood.
Sloping shoulders, huge biceps, wide chest, lean abdomen … Now she understood rule number three and why it had the most exclamation points.
Gerry was still wary, and Xander understood why.
Unable to read her mind, he almost understood what might be more than one night of fun about the woman.
He doesn't necessarily want to be understood.
Xander understood; it was the same reaction Ingrid gave him whenever he claimed he could cook.
She understood why the girls who left his bed were so dazed.
She understood why Jonny wanted it.
She'd warned them not to be freaked out but understood it wasn't possible.
Xander understood that some part of Jessi was stuck in hard core denial, the kind that needed irrefutable proof that she had no other alternatives.
Xander understood how dangerous of a weapon he was; Eden exploited it once before.
Of course, Xander now understood the frustration of knowing something was wrong without knowing exactly what.
She seemed proud of herself for outmaneuvering Xander, a sentiment Jessi readily understood.
Xander understood why it was that the Others were suddenly targeting him and the power of the gem.
Logically, he understood they were needed, but it didn't make things feel better.
She understood why Jonny might want it but not why he seemed so uncertain.
She hoped he understood this, if nothing else.
Xander understood the question Sofi wouldn't tell him, the one he had the answer to already.
It's universally understood that you're off-limits.
I understood that when I made my choice.
No one has better understood or more skilfully portrayed the artistic temperament - the musician, the actor, the poet - and no French writer before her had so divined and laid bare the heart of a girl.
No Englishman ever understood the native character so well as Hastings; none ever devoted himself more heartily to the promotion of every scheme, great and small, that could advance the prosperity of India.
The other parts of the instrument will be readily understood from the figure without further explanation.
The other members of the group are relative and dependent, and only to be understood as in various degrees subordinate to the primitive conception.
It proposes to set forth the genesis of the existing universe from principles which can be plainly Lh understood, and according to the acknowledged laws of the transmission of movement.
Revelation is a source of knowledge, rather than the manifestation in the world of a divine life, and its chief characteristic is that it presents men with mysteries, which are to be believed even when they cannot be understood.
The first book, after a short introduction upon the nature of theology as understood by Aquinas, proceeds in 119 questions to discuss the nature, attributes and relations of God; and this is not done as in a modern work on theology, but the questions raised in the physics of Aristotle find a place alongside of the statements of Scripture, while all subjects in any way related to the central theme are brought into the discourse.
The duties of the skip will already be understood by inference.
8 is not 'to be understood literally.
What followed in the second and third years of the Celman administration can only adequately be described as a debauchery of the national honour, of the national resources, of the rights of Argentines as citizens of the republic. Buenos Aires was still prostrate under the crushing blow of the misfortunes of 1880, and lacked strength and power of organization necessary to raise any effective protest against the proceedings of Celman and his friends when the true character of these proceedings was first understood.
Martyrer, 137), Kai is to be inserted before ll paacs, and this to be understood as the name of the metropolis.
Its most suggestive likenesses are indicated above, but further evidence may render the similarity less striking when the meaning of it is more fully understood.
The business of the scientist is to explain everything by the physical causes which are comparatively well understood and to exclude the interference of spiritual causes.
If, therefore, one understood the signs noted on a particular liver, one entered, as it were, into the mind - as one of the manifestations of soul-life of the deity who had assimilated the being of the animal to his own being.
It but remains to call attention to the fact that the earlier view of the liver as the seat of the soul gave way among many ancient nations to the theory which, reflecting the growth of anatomical knowledge, assigned that function to the heart, while, with the further change which led to placing the seat of soul-life in the brain, an attempt was made to partition the various functions of manifestations of personality among the three organs, brain, heart and liver, the intellectual activity being assigned to the first-named; the higher emotions, as love and courage, to the second; while the liver, once the master of the entire domain of soul-life as understood in antiquity, was degraded to serve as the seat of the lower emotions, such as jealousy, anger and the like.
His moderate and trimming attitude was understood neither by the extreme Independents nor by the Presbyterians.
But before long he came to understand, as no other commander of the age save Gustavus understood it, the value of true "shock-action."
He understood their problem and it helped galvanize him to volunteer to help them.
The speed of a cable is given in words per minute, the conventional number of five letters per word being understood, though in actual practice, owing to the extensive use of special codes, the number of letters per word is really between eight and nine; and this forms a considerable factor in lowering the earning capacity of a cable.
These distance effects were not understood at the time, or else were referred simply to ordinary induction.
The apparatus is exceedingly complicated and can only be understood by reference to very detailed diagrams.
This will be better understood if we consider shortly on what the chief characteristics of sound depend.
Considering the time at which he wrote, Reis seems to have understood very well the nature of the vibrations he had to reproduce, but he failed to comprehend how they could be reproduced by electricity.
His fundamental idea - the interruption of the current - was a fatal mistake, which was not at the time properly understood.
The plant generally understood by this name is Nepenthes, a genus containing nearly sixty species, natives of tropical Asia, north Australia and (one only) of Madagascar.
These conditions made a territorial system of recruiting or organization, as understood in Germany, practically impossible.
But Victor Emmanuel on this occasion proved the greater statesman of the two; he understood that, hard as it was, he must content himself with Lombardy for the present, lest all be lost.
2 Lotze is not to be understood as guaranteeing the actuality of Bible miracles.
It does not, as has been sometimes asserted, in any way establish a representative system, as this is understood to-day.
By budding is understood the formation of a new individual from a fresh growth of undifferentiated material.
Other variations in the mode of growth or budding bring about further differences in the building up of the colony, which are not in all cases properly understood and cannot be described in detail here.
It can only be understood by subordinating the mechanical conception to the vital, by conceiving the world as one organism animated by a spiritual principle or intelligence (Weltseele).
It would seem that up to the 4th century of our era the Sinhalese had written exclusively in their own tongue; that is to say that for six centuries they had studied and understood Pali as a dead language without using it as a means of literary expression.
At that date the science of chemistry was very imperfectly known, and the real constituents of ordinary remedies so little understood that different virtues were attributed to different products containing the same constituents.
The subject of patent medicines is but little understood by the general public. Any medicine, the composition of which is kept secret, but which is advertised on the label for the cure of diseases, must in Great Britain bear a patent medicine stamp equal to about one-ninth of its face value.
The significance of these phenomena, which present many minor modifications in different cases, is nol fully understood, but one purpose of the formation of phloem promontories and islands seems to be the protection of the sieve-tubes from crushing by the often considerable peripheral pressure that is e~ercised on the stems of these lianes.
The means by which such a supply is ensured are by no means clearly understood, but many agencies are probably at work.
The working of it is not at all completely understood at present, nor can we say exactly what is the part played by the pigment and what is the rfile of the protoplasm of the plastid.
More indirect methods, such as the grafting of less resistant scions on more vigorous stocks, of raising special late or early varieties by crossing or selection, and so on, have also met with success; but it must be understood that resistant in such cases usually means that some peculiarity of quick growth, early ripening or other life-feature in the plant is for the time being taken advantage of.
When the nature and effect of ecological factors have become more fully understood, it will be possible to dispense with the above artificial classification of factors, and to frame one depending on the action of the various factors; but such a classification is not possible in the present state of knowledge.
Even here, however, general agreement has not ~en reached; and the questions involved in relating the facts the distribution of plant communities to the factors of the tbitat are very imperfectly understood.
In the present state of knowledge, however, this can only be done in a very meagre fashion; as the effect of habitat factors on plants is but little understood as yet either by physiologists or ecologists.
The effect of common salt on the metabolism of plants is not understood.
The effect of lime on plants is less understood even than the effect of common salt.
Sahel thus understood comprises regions which form the inter mediate zone between the fertile lands of the Sudan and the desert.
is a flat disk, circular or elliptical in outline, had in the ideas time of Homer acquired a special definiteness by the introduction of the idea of the ocean river bounding the whole, an application of imperfectly understood observations.
Himilco, a contemporary of Hanno, was charged with an expedition along the west coast of Iberia northward, and as far as the uncertain references to this voyage can be understood, he seems to have passed the Bay of Biscay and possibly sighted the coast of England.
They felt they must resist him to the death, and with the troops scattered throughout Italy, and the newly enfranchised Italians, to whom it was understood that Sulla was bitterly hostile, they counted confidently on success.
These are instances, now well understood, that almost every organic system, even when studied by itself, may yield valuable indications as to the natural affinities of the various groups of birds.
At all stages of religious development, however, and more especially in the case of the more primitive types of cult, prayer as thus understood occurs together with, and shades off into, other varieties of observance that bear obvious marks of belonging to the same family.
When the rustic talks in the vernacular to his horse he is not much concerned to know whether he is heard and understood; still less when he mutters threats against an absent rival, or kicks the stool that has tripped him up with a vicious "Take that!"
The fact that many of the most important works were written in Arabic, the vernacular of the Spanish Jews under the Moors, which was not understood in France, gave rise to a number of translations into Hebrew, chiefly by the family of Ibn Tibbon (or Tabbon).
The montes, by which are understood plantations as well as native thickets, produce among other woods the algarrobo, a poor imitation of oak; the guayabo, a substitute for boxwood; the quebracho, of which the red kind is compared to sandalwood; and the urunday, black and white, not unlike rosewood.
This is not nobility in the true sense; it is not nobility as nobility was understood either in the French kingdom or in the Venetian commonwealth.
We have seen how much this takes away from the true notion of nobility as understood in the aristocratic commonwealths.
The language of government and trade is English, which is understood far and wide throughout Liberia.
The sacred literature of the Balinese is written in the ancient Javanese or Kawi language, which appears to be better understood here than it is in Java.
The laws and relations of the cyclones and anti-cyclones in Russia are not yet thoroughly understood.
Partly from disappointment and nervous exhaustion, and partly from a conviction that the country required rest in order to judge the practical results of the reforms already accomplished, the tsar refrained from further initiating new legislation, and the government gave it to be understood that the epoch of the great reforms was closed.
When the British government seemed disposed to use coercive measures for the protection of the Armenians, he gave it clearly to be understood that any such proceeding would be opposed by Russia.
The fundamental relation between the applied torque and the tractive force F will be understood from fig.
No adequate definition is to be found even in the British statute-book; for although g parliament has on different occasions passed acts dealing with such railways both in Great Britain and Ireland, it has not inserted in any of them a clear and sufficient statement of what it intends shall be understood by the term, as distinguished from an ordinary railway.
It must be understood that a railway described as " light " is not necessarily built of narrower gauge than the standard.
S5) that Elohim as a plural form for the name of the Hebrew deity " can hardly be understood otherwise than as a comprehensive expression for the multitude of gods embraced in the One God of Old Testament religion," in other words that it presupposes an original polytheism.
- What is commonly understood by thermochemistry is based entirely on the first law of thermodynamics, but of recent years great progress has been made in the study of chemical equilibrium by the application of the second law.
Hebrew religious institutions can be understood from the biblical evidence studied in the light of comparative religion; and without going afield to Babylonia, Assyria or Egypt, valuable data are furnished by the cults of Phoenicia, Syria and Arabia, and these in turn can be illustrated from excavation and from modern custom.
Their writings are to be understood in the light of their age and of the conditions which gave birth to them.
There were physicians who understood the use of herbs, and must be rewarded when their help was invited.
Agriculture, which is well understood, is the chief industry.
The distinguishing characteristic of scholasticism is the acceptance by reason of a given matter, the truth of which is independent of rational grounds, and which remains a presupposition even when it cannot be understood.
Stripped of its definitely miraculous character, the doctrine of the inner light may be regarded as the familiar mystical protest against formalism, literalism, and scripture-worship. Swedenborg, though selected by Emerson in his Representative Men as the typical mystic, belongs rather to the history of spiritualism than to that of mysticism as understood in this article.
This arrangement may be understood by reference to the following diagram, representing the relative position of the stamens in orchids generally and in Cypripedium.
(b) Indian influence may be defined as Buddhism, if it is understood that Buddhism is not at all periods clearly distinguishable from Hinduism.
It has been understood as if Reid had merely appealed from the reasoned conclusions of philosophers to the unreasoned beliefs of common life.
It is a remarkable fact, not yet understood, that in certain Enchytraeidae and Lumbriculidae the spermathecae open into the oesophagus as well as on to the exterior.
The latter became particularly attached to him, and really understood his character; and it is strange that his remarks upon Mirabeau in the fragment of autobiography which he left, and Mirabeau's letters to him, should have been neglected by French writers.
Such was Mirabeau's programme, from which he never diverged, but which was far too statesmanlike to be understood by the poor king, and far too positive regarding the altered condition of the monarchy to be palatable to the queen.
Luard supposes that Matthew never intended his work to see the light in its present form, and many passages of the autograph have against them the note offendiculum, which shows that the writer understood the danger which he ran.
Oriental pessimism, at least as understood by Europeans, is best exemplified in Buddhism, which finds in human life sorrow and pain.
With one symbol for an unknown, it will easily be understood what scope there is foradroit assumptions, for the required numbers, of expressions in the one unknown which are at once seen to satisfy some of the conditions, leaving only one or two to be satisfied by the particular value of x to be determined.
In the period 18 751905 the extreme areas returned as " permanent pasture "-a term which, it should be clearly understood, does not include heath or mountain land, of which there are in Great Britain alone about 13 million acres used for grazing-were 23,772,602 acres in 1875, and 28,865,373 acres in 1905.
Mill remarks that the uncertainty hanging over the very elements of moral and social philosophy proves that the means of arriving at the truth in those sciences are not yet properly understood.
The significance of the amount of money involved varies greatly for different trades, and can only be understood by reference to the character and habits of the people concerned.
" Unless this one matter," he says, " be thoroughly understood, it is to no purpose proceeding any further in our inquiry."
It may mean what is ordinarily understood by the word - climate, rainfall, railway rates or anything else except " indestructible powers of the soil."
It is now understood that they are Euthyneurous Gastropods adapted to natatory locomotion and pelagic life.
38, C, but may be better understood by a glance at the figures of the allied genus Umbrella (fig.
(1 5591 5.88), who understood but little of state affairs, Friis was well-nigh omnipotent.
Thereupon Napoleon, in order to grace the new regime by an act of clemency, pardoned Moreau, it being understood that he must leave France.
His was a mind that worked wonders in well-worn grooves and on facts that were well understood.
In 1756 he was asked by Newcastle to become prime minister as the alternative to Pitt, but Granville, who perfectly understood why the offer was made, declined and supported Pitt.
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