But they too, I conceive, can "multiply examples" for their side.
What her struggle is to be in life I cannot conceive, for not a morbid tendency is to be discerned.
I cannot conceive how he made such a mistake, for I said nothing of the kind.
I am an altered man, Margaret—you cannot conceive how altered since I began to know you.
The best, the very best I can conceive is what I must give to Marise.
It was difficult to conceive how they could be further injured.
I cannot conceive the reason of his delay in answering my letters.
A Zoroastrian could not conceive it possible that any one could eat dog's flesh.
Soon it took a certain measure of imagination to conceive of that darker spot in the mist of darkness as the form of a fellow man.
You may conceive the confusion and the difficulty of getting upon one's feet.
conceive late 13c., from stem of O.Fr. conceveir, from L. concipere (pp. conceptus) "to take in and hold," from com- intensive prefix + comb. form of capere "to take," from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). Originally "take (seed) into the womb, become pregnant;" sense of "take into the mind" is from mid-14c.