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non-comprehension

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  • As Robert Naylor argues, it is the non-comprehension of property in the Western sense that allows George and his family to become tools in a scheme that eventually will disappropriate them.

    The State of Things: Olaudah Equiano and the Volatile Politics of Heterocosmic Desire

  • I suspect that the blogger/jorno interaction is one of utter non-comprehension.

    Here they are, with laptops, salami, and crackers...

  • The most it can do is to allow for non-comprehension and enumerate non-anthropomorphic, non-elegiac, non-celebratory, non-lyrical, non-poetic, that is to say, prosaic, or, better, historical modes of language power.

    History against Historicism, Formal Matters, and the Event of the Text: De Man with Benjamin

  • Just today here in Shenandoah County I heard it twice in a half-hour conversation, once where it meant disbelief response to a joke - the ferrier didn't believe the horse-trainer feeds them mustard oil, and once where it meant non-comprehension.

    languagehat.com: DO WHAT?

  • “It was met with complete non-comprehension, like it was from outer space,” Hartley recalls, noting that Salzburg viewers are religiously and politically conservative.

    The Branch Davidian siege’s influence on popular culture

  • I lay in the pond and watched the football fans scurry about looking for free beer and turning violent when they couldn't find any, and I watched the police slapping handcuffs on everyone moving, including the four thugs, who had over-estimated the window of escape, and I watched Patsy's bewilderment and Surtees's swings from glee to non-comprehension and back.

    To The Hilt

  • In the Cameroon, (Ref. 38) testing materials found a nearly 25 percent rate of non-comprehension of visual images.

    Chapter 10

  • He gave me his usual lofty look of non-comprehension and decided Jenny needed him at once.

    Whip Hand

  • "It was for sale, you see," said Gwenda, and added in face of Dr. Kennedy's apparent non-comprehension, "It's the same house where we used to live long ago."

    Sleeping Murder

  • It was a cordiality based, apparently, on complete non-comprehension cemented by a deep mutual respect for the utterly unknown.

    The Tiger in the Smoke

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