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imply
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition to suggest or say indirectly — possibly as a logical consequence
  • Every gesture, every word, and even the silence of those with whom she came in contact, implied, and often expressed, that she was banished, and as much alone as if she inhabited another sphere, or communicated with the common nature by other organs and senses than the rest of human kind.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (62% in)
  • The minister—for, save the long-sought regards of woman, nothing is sweeter than these marks of childish preference, accorded spontaneously by a spiritual instinct, and therefore seeming to imply in us something truly worthy to be loved—the minister looked round, laid his hand on the child's head, hesitated an instant, and then kissed her brow.
    Chapter 8 -- The Elf-child and the Minister (86% in)
  • Neither, by their report, had his dying words acknowledged, nor even remotely implied, any—the slightest—connexion on his part, with the guilt for which Hester Prynne had so long worn the scarlet letter.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (16% in)

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