I don't understand

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I don't understand (it).

 and I can't understand (it).
I am confused and bewildered (by what has happened). Bill: Everyone is leaving the party. Mary: I don't understand. It's still so early. Bob: The very idea, Sue and Tom doing something like that! Alice: It's very strange. I can't understand it.
See also: understand
References in classic literature ?
I can't understand why he wants to go to the war," replied Pierre, addressing the princess with none of the embarrassment so commonly shown by young men in their intercourse with young women.
I can't understand why Pyotr Petrovitch has not come?
I'm afraid I can't put it more clearly,' Alice replied very politely, `for I can't understand it myself to begin with; and being so many different sizes in a day is very confusing.
There's so much in the history I can't understand, and it is so dreadful to read of people being burned to death.
He sat down and puzzled over these things a good while, but kept muttering, "It's no use; I can't understand it.
What I can't understand," I insisted subtly, "is how on earth, with this wind, she has managed to be just where she was when we first made her out.
I can't understand how she did it, because Olimpia didn't help her.
I must say, again, I can't understand how you can expect anyone to tell you stories straight away, so," said Adelaida.
There are a great many things in this world that I can't understand very well, Matthew.
I look back at my own infatuation--and I can't account for it; I can't understand myself.
I know; but I can't understand how you can abide her.
Few young men have less against them, although he couldn't take his degree--I'm sure I can't understand why, for he seems to me most clever.
I can't understand a spry man of the union finding no work to do in Chicago.
I want to understand it, and I can't understand it at all.