make (any) sense of


: to understand (something)
We couldn't make (any) sense of the instructions.

Examples of make (any) sense of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But safer bridges could not bring back the dead, and long after the bodies were recovered and the wreckage cleared away, the damage of that day lingered, leaving the community looking for a way to make sense of the tragedy. Colin Dickey, Popular Mechanics, 31 Aug. 2023 As those in Maui attempt to make sense of the wildfires that left behind a trail of loss, experts and activists say that the devastation has highlighted the issue of Hawaiian sovereignty. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 24 Aug. 2023 Some people who know Musk well still struggle to make sense of his political shift. Ronan Farrow, The New Yorker, 21 Aug. 2023 Johnny Hollman’s family is still trying to make sense of how a minor car crash quickly took a turn for the worse. Caroline Silva, ajc, 19 Aug. 2023 Detectives couldn’t make sense of the Unique Harris mystery. Monica Hesse, Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2023 In Orange County to the north, residents were trying to make sense of the fact that a tropical storm was heading their way — a phenomenon that few Californians alive today have ever encountered. Aline Corpus, New York Times, 18 Aug. 2023 For an adolescent already struggling to make sense of the world, any one of these issues can be overwhelming. Steven Berkowitz, Scientific American, 18 Aug. 2023 This kind of thinking helps nobody make sense of the future that’s coming. Amy Dickinson, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Make (any) sense of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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