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Example sentences for "construe"

Lexicographically close words:
constructively; constructiveness; constructor; constructors; constructs; construed; construes; construing; construxit; consubstantial
  1. It is more natural to construe [Greek: epi te akatharsia k.

  2. And if he can, why all this frantic pain, } To construe what his clearest words contain,} And make a riddle what he made so plain?

  3. He could construe them no otherwise than as the breaking down of the inner rampart that defended the Commonwealth against Charles Stuart.

  4. It is at once a legislative and a judicial body; in the former capacity it makes law; in the latter capacity it has the power to construe law.

  5. The Supreme Court of the United States construes the Constitution, without any reference to the State Legislatures, and so we construe law without any reference to the Annual Conferences.

  6. Materialism, 25--"If it takes mind to construe the universe, how can the negation of mind constitute it?

  7. As Cicero says in the play, you construe things after your fashion, clean from the purpose of the things themselves.

  8. The astonishment which Waverley expressed at this communication was imputed by Major Melville to conscious guilt, while Mr. Morton was rather disposed to construe it into the surprise of innocence unjustly suspected.

  9. Nothing can so mislead as to construe together, and as a whole, the carefully separated clauses which define the different powers to be exercised over distinct subjects by the Congress.

  10. The new President, too, seizes the early occasion of the Silliman letter to indorse and strongly construe that decision, and to express his astonishment that any different view had ever been entertained.

  11. Your purpose then, plainly stated, is, that you will destroy the government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please on all points in dispute between you and us.

  12. It used to be said of the typical English gentleman that all he needed to know was to ride after the hounds and to construe Horace.

  13. To construe Horace, of course, meant that he should have at least a speaking acquaintance with one of the masterpieces of Roman literature, and this knowledge gave him a grip on the universal speech of all cultivated people.

  14. About his Greek I can't say much; but I will construe him in Latin any day.

  15. The subordinates of these staff-corps and departments are selected and chosen from the army itself, or fresh from West Point, and too commonly construe themselves into the elite, as made of better clay than the common soldier.

  16. This I construe as the end of my military career.

  17. The construction derived from the rules of Gibbs is as follows:--Construe the free energy at a constant temperature, i.

  18. When it is enacted "Thou shalt not steal," the Court knows where it stands, but that is a far more easy statute to construe than anything the parliamentary draftsman turns out to-day.

  19. There is the dramatic story, and no one can construe it into approval of any form of imprisonment for debt.

  20. Lord Davey said: "I entirely agree with what has been said by my noble and learned friend on the Woolsack that you ought to construe this Act so as, as far as possible, to give effect to the primary provisions of it.

  21. Some refer μιν to Minerva, and construe the passage with reference to the Panathenaic celebration.

  22. But if we construe the word as having a specific reference not only to the aggregate, but to the parts of which it is made up, then the prefix παν becomes abundantly charged with meaning.

  23. It is hardly possible here to construe the phrase without limiting it to the chiefs.

  24. Princeps regiorum atque pagorum' (which we may fairly construe the lords of hundreds and manors) 'inter suos jus dicunt, controversias que minuunt.

  25. Mr. MASON:--The Senator from Illinois and I construe our duties in a very different way.

  26. Will not those who have the power to construe, and carry out their construction, so construe it?

  27. Construe it as it best suits you," replied Fanny, with the most provoking nonchalance.

  28. Therefore I say that "patriotism" does not demand of me what I construe as a sacrifice of judgment, of inclination, and of self-interest.

  29. The new President, too, seizes the early occasion of the Silliman letter to indorse and strongly construe that decision, and to express his astonishment that any different view had ever been entertained!

  30. Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the government, unless you be allowed to construe and force the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us.

  31. I take the official oath to-day with no mental reservations, and with no purpose to construe the Constitution or laws by any hypercritical rules.

  32. It is easy to see how the astute Cecil would construe the dying Queen's movements into the right meaning for his own schemes.

  33. Ralegh's delay was the cause of much anxiety, and naturally there were not wanting men ready to construe that delay into treachery.

  34. This done, then let the child by and by both construe and parse it over again; so that it may appear that the child doubteth in nothing that his master has taught him before.

  35. By no mental juggling could he construe 'Gosh!

  36. I don't see how I could construe that into an invitation to go and sit on his lap and help myself out of his pockets.

  37. I construe it myself as I feel it, but I do not wish to urge upon any one else more than their feelings dictate as to what they should feel about the obligation.

  38. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "construe" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.