Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of understand

Etymologies

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understand + -est

Examples

  • And the Calvinist catechism "What understandest thou by the little word suffered?"

    Not Being Serious: Thomas Merton and Karl Barth

  • “Now I tell thee this that thou sayst get thy living by what way thou knowest and thoroughly understandest, lest peradventure greed enter into thee and thou lust after what is not of thy condition.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • If so be that thou understandest the mystery of the twelve ... moreover Moses wrote the law ...

    Theologico-Political Treatise

  • Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • The Friar being well contented with his words, said: It is not amisse that thou understandest it in this manner, and thy conscience thus purely cleared, is no little comfort to me.

    The Decameron

  • “Be quiet, Pearl — thou understandest not these things,” said her mother.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; thou understandest my thought afar off.

    Psalms 139.

  • "Thou understandest my thoughts afar off," said the psalmist, 139: 2.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.

    The Bible, King James version, Book 24: Jeremiah

  • Thou understandest not the feelings of a tradesman.

    Cromwell

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