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Related to given to understand: defer to, give it a shot, come to fruition, in its entirety
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'Was you, ma'am--was you?' cried a shrill female voice, 'was you given to understand that I--I--was going to be engaged to an assassinating thief that shed the gore of my pa?
On inquiring what this appellation might be supposed to signify, I was given to understand that whatever was unintelligible would be certainly transcendental.
He could meet even Lady Russell in a discussion of her merits; and Anne could not be given to understand so much by her friend, could not know herself to be so highly rated by a sensible man, without many of those agreeable sensations which her friend meant to create.
All these friends and relations had been given to understand that the fate of the young girl would be decided that evening.
Thus I was given to understand that he was the captain, the "Old Man," in the cook's vernacular, the individual whom I must interview and put to the trouble of somehow getting me ashore.
Now, there's an incompatibility of some sort or another, I am given to understand by you, between your daughter and me.
I am given to understand that the Speaker of the House of Commons has specific duties.
MY current annual council tax bill included an additional PS54.84 mayoral general precept, some of which sum I was given to understand was to pay for the proposed bus pass for 16-25 year olds scheme.
I am given to understand that these 18 people are working in an EXIM company whose owner is reportedly from Chennai.
He said the state government was given to understand that the community would be offered a more conducive settlement where their health progress and living conditions could be easily monitored.
They actively decided not to because, I am given to understand, of an interdepartmental dispute as to which budget should pay 20% of the costs.
WITH all the trumpeting from Brexiteers about democratic voting, am I missing something mathematically when I'm given to understand that less than a third of eligible voters actually voted for Brexit?