The empiricists hold to the result, while they either weaken or completely misunderstand the rationalism of the method: the a priori factor, says Fries, was not reached by a priori, but by a posteriori, means, and there is no other way by which it could have been reached.
Our only fear with regard to the cup competition is that when you get two elevens on to a ground, and two umpires, none of whom know the rules (for cricket laws are the most "misunderstandable" things in creation), the final tie will degenerate into a free fight.
An' there's no misunderstandin' when you hear it.
In the sentence quoted from M. Serurier's letter no exception is taken to the assertion that the complaints of this Government are founded upon allegations entirely inexact, nor upon that which declares the explanations given here or in Paris appeared, not to have left even the possibility of a misunderstanding on such delicate points.
My lord, some strange, Some singular mistake--misunderstanding-- Hath without doubt arisen: thou hast been urged Thereby, in heat of anger, to address Some words most unaccountable, in writing, To me, Castiglione; the bearer being Baldazzar, Duke of Surrey.
"Upon which side, Sir, do you think there is usually the most misunderstanding,--on the part of the North concerning the South?
When this is the case, reaction is the natural consequence, and thus misunderstandings and complaints ensue.
Miriam," turning suddenly upon his sister, "can you suggest any reason for this terrible misunderstanding?--who could have intercepted all of our letters?--who could have conspired, for it seems like a conspiracy, to separate us?"
He shows us the woman, when she takes nor stand on the false masculine ground of intellect, working out her own moral punishment, by destroying in herself the tender heart of flesh: not even her vast purposes of philanthropy can preserve her, for they are built up, not on the womanhood which God has given her, but on her own self-will; they change, they fall, they become inconsistent, even as she does herself, till, at last, she loses all feminine sensibility; scornfully and stupidly she rejects and misunderstands the heart of man; and then falling from pride to sternness, from sternness to sheer inhumanity, she punishes sisterly love as a crime, robs the mother of her child, and becomes all but a vengeful fury, with all the peculiar faults of woman, and none of the peculiar excellences of man.
Oh, I see you don't nunderstand me, sir; I don't mean the 'air of the 'ed, but the hair hof the hatmosphere?"
What it should bee More then his Fathers death, that thus hath put him So much from th'understanding of himselfe, I cannot deeme of.
MADAME,--Understanding you have a parcel of heart, warranted sound, to be disposed of, shall be willing to treat for said commodity on reasonable terms; doubt not we shall agree for same; shall wait on you for further information when and where you shall appoint.
She couldn't understand it, an' there's a heap o' things women-folks never do an' never can understand,--jest because they air women-folks."
He'll understand--" "Alas, he will not understand.
What I can't understand"--looking from one to the other--"is what she's doing here."
With a trembling voice she used to say: 'The emotion I feel in the presence of a superior being does not permit me to express, as I should wish to do, all my admiration, all my sympathy;--but you can divine,--you can understand;--my emotion tells the rest!'
I am nearly desperate--do you understand?--nearly desperate.
"Now, say," retorted Westley, somewhat abashed, "I was thinking I answered all that by winding up the way like I did, asking him,--not mad-like, you understand,--'Now will you go or won't you?'
"I don't understand----" Gloria treated him to cool laughter.
No force-work, you understand,--only a speech or two, a hint to form themselves into a society, and a bit of red and blue bunting to make them a flag.
I cannot understand,--" And John Randolph answered with his strong, sweet faith. "
How anybody can have a long face because of the weather, I cannot understand,--or, indeed, why there should be long faces at all in the world, when everything is so gloriously full of life."
On her white bosom it was pressed, Who should have nursed--you understand;-- I never yet have named her name, Nor will I, till 'tis free from shame.
I have indorsed your Bill, Sir," said a pedagogue to a merchant, meaning he had flogged his son William.--My old master the Rev. James Bowyer, the 'Hercules furens' of the phlogistic sect, but else an incomparable teacher,--used to translate, 'Nihil in intellectu quod non prius in sensu',--first reciting the Latin words, and observing that they were the fundamental article of the Peripatetic school,--"You must flog a boy, before you can make him understand;"--or, "You must lay it in at the tail before you can get it into the head."
The woman's voice rose clear--so that the spectators might easily understand--"Remember, Mr. Lagrange--I shall expect you Thursday--day after to-morrow."
They are hunting the goals that they understand:-- San Francisco and the brown sea-sand.
God searcheth and understands the heart.
I've heard of you, certainly; but how did you--boys, I don't understand"-- "Oh!
How she ruthlessly perfects Whom she royally elects; How she hammers him and hurts him And with mighty blows converts him Into trial shapes of clay which only Nature understands-- While his tortured heart is crying and he lifts beseeching hands!-- How she bends, but never breaks, When his good she undertakes.... How she uses whom she chooses And with every purpose fuses him, By every art induces him To try his splendor out-- Nature knows what she's about.
It seemed to call up visibly a scene any one could understand,--a something shut out, restlessly wandering to and fro; sometimes the voice dropped, as if throwing itself down, sometimes wandered off a few paces, growing sharp and clear. "
"Being in prison is bad enough even with good health; but to be sick, wretched--the worst kind of sickness, because nobody understands!--and to grow old, too, grow old fast--oh, I wish God would let me die!"
,--words which everybody understands,--are scattered through all the literature of Shakespeare's time, and, indeed, of all time since there were courts and suits at law!
a language "The meaning of which," he says, "all the different animals perfectly understand?"--See his Gram.,
There were blanks, unsaid things, twists of phrase, eloquent nothings which, wonderfully understandable in themselves, do not report well.
Calm acquiescence he could understand,--serene endurance: he himself never chafed at the barriers, little or great, which kept him from Mercy.
Rachel Emmons,--she's the same woman that haunts me, you understand,--she was the girl o' one of our neighbors, an' poor enough he was.
I can understand"--she looked bravely up at him--"I can understand any man leaving it."
This, however, I did not then understand,--so completely were my eyes blinded!
Rapidly, and without noting the editor's growing impatience, Paul read the two descriptions, then ran on, breathlessly: "All we have to do is print ten or twenty thousand of these and mail them out with the morning edition--separate sheets, posters, you understand?--so they can be nailed up in every post-office within two hundred miles.
Thou understandst me?
Wheeling round It warbled, and did say: "As are my notes To thee, who understand'st them not, such is Th' eternal judgment unto mortal ken."
I propose showing our friends--how shall I put it so you'll understand?--that I don't care a damn for the whole pack."
The word "Courts" struck out twice, I wish reduced to "Court" and retained--"Court" as a collection more properly governs the plural "have" as I understand--"The" preceding "Court," in the latter case, must also be retained--The words "quite," "as," and "or" on the same page, I wish retained.
You understand?--the death of Sanchez would make Estada chief.
"My son," said Father Francesco, rising up with an air of authority, "you do not understand,--there is nothing in you by which you should understand.
Understandably, Goa's newspapers survive on a staple of political verbiage all generated from the safe confines of the Press Room.
From Original made by Miss Emma F. Brigham in 1877 "This ignorance of the masses leads to a misconception in two ways; the little that a scientist can do, they do not understand,--they suppose him to be godlike in his capacity, and they do not see results; they overrate him and they underrate him--they underrate his work.
He talks very simply and well on matters that he understands, and is silent on those that he does not understand,--affording in both respects an excellent example to the more important characters.