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understanding

Philosophy archaic the mind, esp the faculty of reason
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understanding

see MEANINGFUL UNDERSTANDING AND EXPLANATION, VERSTEHEN.
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The most idealistic conceptions of love and forbearance must be clothed in flesh as it were before they can be made understandable."
I declare it looked as though he would presently put to us some question in an understandable language; but he died without utter- ing a sound, without moving a limb, without twitching a muscle.
For understandable reasons, this item found little favor among my female readers.
It is understandable that Pelosi and Dean want to focus on constructive activity, considering the six long years of neglect by the do-nothing Republican Congress.
Paul Strathern has ably put Borges's life and work in a clear and understandable context.
Coming, as it did, with an explosion in consumer electronics, the expectation that rapid change would flow through the auto industry was both understandable and wrong.
Compact, comprehensive, "user friendly", and providing a narrative history along with a complete cartographic display of the famed American Civil War battle of Gettysburg, this 103-pages (plus an additional page offering author biographical synopses) battlefield atlas is a superb supplement for students of the battle rendering the events of the engagement both vividly depicted and comprehensibly understandable. Another very high recommended atlas for personal, academic, and community library American Civil War History reference collections from the team of Symonds and Clipson is A Battlefield Atlas Of The Civil War, Third Edition, (1877853259, $26.95, 128 pages, 51 two-color maps, 32 photos).
In The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner, the dialect is enjoyable, understandable and believable.
His poetry is understandable and not filled with verbal imagery beyond the average person's ability to grasp.
103 specifies they should document their work in such a way that it is understandable to experienced auditors not previously involved in the audit.
The 6ft placards will remind Katie that in the throes of labour she must "Be silent and make all physical movements slow and understandable".
The authors are both professional chemists as well as educators, and here provide easy illustrations of basic chemistry using everyday experience as the foundation for understandable examples.