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construe

v. to determine the meaning of the words of a written document, statute or legal decision, based upon rules of legal interpretation as well as normal meanings.

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Only the first one (warung; argument index of 0.14) is, however, easily recruitable as an argument; construable as being affected by the event of 'entering'.
However, contrary to Donaldson's assertions that only the English language remained construable to Aboriginal speakers in 1979, as a non-fluent contemporary student of Noongar language, born a few years after that time, I immediately recognise a range of terms in that particular song text.
It may be useful to observe that a gallery expansion only slightly lower than that of the LD/20A nanocomposite was also found by some of us (62) for an HDPF/20A nanocomposite prepared in the Brabender Plasticorder at 150[degrees]C and compression molded at 190[degrees]C, whereas severe contractions of the interlayer galleries (larger than those construable as due to the expulsion of the excess surfactant) were recorded for HDPE/15A composites prepared in a corotating intermeshing twin-screw extruder with a thermal profile of 140-200-240-240-240-220[degrees]C (43).
The introduction of innovations is influenced by a complexity of factors both construable and uncontrollable by the firm.
Barenboim immediately gets it, striking just the right note of unequal and near-equal modulations, of construable versus purely mechanical soundscapes--ensuring, as he says, that Bach's masterwork not only comes across as "the sum of everything that has preceded it, but also points the way ahead." Bach is indeed the Shakespeare of musical notation, insofar as both were situated at the hub of great techno-media innovations.
They are construable as uniform ("passions"), but they can also be seen to testify to singularity.
(70) In making this determination, the Commission cited dictionary definitions of "profanity" as "'vulgar, irreverent, or coarse language,'" (71) and a Seventh Circuit opinion stating that "profanity" is "'construable as denoting certain of those personally reviling epithets naturally tending to provoke violent resentment or denoting language so grossly offensive to members of the public who actually hear it as to amount to a nuisance.'" (72) The Commission acknowledged that its limited case law regarding profane speech has focused on profanity in the context of blasphemy, but stated that it would no longer limit its definition of profane speech in such manner.
That is, the performance of the tests is construed as evidence of his absolutely unconstrained power; the fact that he then chooses to be with her, and ultimately to restore her and her children, is then solely construable as evidence of love.
As an indication of the variation, an adverb modifying sneeze must be construable as modifying caused motion as a whole, as seen in the following contrast:
Although all of Erskine's words are construable as quoted from Hardy, Erskine also shows that Hardy's words are quotation.
But, McGinn holds, "the entities and relations that prompt philosophical perplexity are not construable in the CALM style" (p.
The alternative possibility that the female robot may serve as an outlet for Fredersen's repressed emotions helps to explain the otherwise self-destructive consequences arising from his use of the artificial Maria to direct his 'will' over the workers--the full-scale rebellion which she brings about thus construable (in addition to what I argued earlier in relation to Rotwang) as the unconsciously willed return of his disavowed feelings (rather than as simply the result of a political miscalculation on his part).