Uncomprehend

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Uncomprehend To fail to comprehend.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st un-, + comprehend,

Usage

In literature:

What stony, uncomprehending glances or what wild shrieks from the maniacal!
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
At first it was a vague, wavering, uncomprehending stare.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Ney stared at her uncomprehendingly.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Looking out from behind thick lenses set in his square-rimmed spectacles, the watery eyes seemed vacant; uncomprehending.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
She opened her eyes wide, and stared at him, confused and uncomprehending.
"The Happy Man" by Gerald Wilburn Page
The manager was staring at him with uncomprehending eyes, and Morgan's outward smile became genuine.
"Thin Edge" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Josip fidgeted, still uncomprehending.
"Expediter" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
He looked, uncomprehending, at the long light ulster she wore.
"The Strange Cases of Dr. Stanchon" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
Now Dan stared at the ship and shook his head, uncomprehending.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
Durant saw his eyes staring over her shoulder, in their profound stupidity helpless and uncomprehending.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
But Margot's outburst had worked off some of her own uncomprehended terror, and she grew calm again.
"A Daughter of the Forest" by Evelyn Raymond
She gazed at him dully, uncomprehendingly.
"The Bright Shawl" by Joseph Hergesheimer
She cried in uncomprehending shock as he swung her before him into the open doorway.
"World of the Drone" by Robert Abernathy
Hopper read it uncomprehendingly.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
The answer to her words was a vacant, uncomprehending stare.
"The Vision of Elijah Berl" by Frank Lewis Nason
Then he sat down, making hurt, uncomprehending noises.
"The Giants From Outer Space" by Geoff St. Reynard
Once or twice she spoke to him, and his answer was an uncomprehending but courteous inclination of the little head.
"Little Aliens" by Myra Kelly
He drew back, uncomprehending.
"Fly By Night" by Arthur Dekker Savage
He stared at her uncomprehendingly for an instant, as if he found her ignorance hard to understand.
"Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard
And the tall one was Polichinelle, the image of a gratuitous and uncomprehended wickedness.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
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In poetry:

O love of God, how strong and true!
Eternal, and yet ever new;
Uncomprehended and unbought,
Beyond all knowledge and all thought.
"O Love of God, How Strong and True!" by Horatius Bonar
Splendors of elemental strife;
Smit suns that startle back the gloom;
New light whose tale of stellar doom
Fares to uncomprehending life;
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
O who shall be in longing wise,
Skilled in refusal, in embracing free,
Glad with earth's innocent ecstasy,
Yet all the uncomprehended heaven in his eyes!
"The Fall" by John Freeman
Right poet! who thy rightness to approve,
Having all liberty, didst keep all measure,
And with a firmament for ranging, move
But at the heavens' uncomprehended pleasure.
"The Cloud's Swan-Song" by Francis Thompson
Dragging huge guns over rocks and through mire,
Trembling with weakness, yet straining each nerve,
Fated at last in despair to expire,
Uncomprehending, yet willing to serve!
"The Unforgotten Heroes" by John Lawson Stoddard
It harked all breaths of heaven, and did obey
With sweet peace their uncomprehended wills;
It knew the eyes of stars which made no stay,
And with the thunder walked upon the lonely hills.
"The Cloud's Swan-Song" by Francis Thompson

In news:

This window display in San Francisco, it seems, can bring even the non-stoned to a standstill, forcing them to experience a moment of sublime, uncomprehending fascination.
There is a scene in last year' s Moneyball in which Brad Pitt's Billy Beane is confronted by a long conference table of dreary-looking, uncomprehending, stick-in-the-mud veteran scouts.
No one is asking that now as the flag forlornly hangs over a heartbroken, uncomprehending town of 27,000.
His words fell on uncomprehending ears.
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