These after-the-fact authorizations cannot be construed to cover the earlier conduct.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
“Nothing I've done could be construed as sex,” she says, happily.
Disrobing, depending on how it is done, apparently might be construed as a promotion of gay sex.
Arguably under that logic, any action could be construed as “speech.”
In giving up Anne, when Anne had told him he might hope, he had construed all the sacrifice as his own.
The word has however been construed “chief spearmen,” and “of the stock of.”
Avoid carefully subjects which may be construed into personalities, and keep a strict reserve upon family matters.
I would not only shun every evil, but every appearance of evil, or what might be construed into an appearance.
Surely the change in both was great—a change which she construed as absolutely to her own disadvantage as it was to his advantage.