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Do you understand the language of the Gillikins, my dear?
What a fine thing it is to understand two different languages," he said, with a perplexed sigh.
Are you quite certain you understand the languages of both the Gillikins and the Munchkins?
I understand, he replied, and give my assent, and accept your arrangement.
And the soul is like the eye: when resting upon that on which truth and being shine, the soul perceives and understands and is radiant with intelligence; but when turned towards the twilight of becoming and perishing, then she has opinion only, and goes blinking about, and is first of one opinion and then of another, and seems to have no intelligence?
To understand the function that words perform in what is called "thinking," we must understand both the causes and the effects of their occurrence.
When we understand a word, there is a reciprocal association between it and the images of what it "means.
If a word has the right associations with other objects, we shall be able to use it correctly, and understand its use by others, even if it evokes no image.
Then they won't dare say you have less understanding, because you understand as much as they do.
I want you clearly to understand how I am placed, supposing a distinguished member of my household--supposing even you, Prince Maiyo--were to come within the arm of the law.
I understand that your cruiser in Southampton Harbor is always under steam.
My dear friend," he said, and his voice had softened almost to affection, "you do not quite understand.