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Definitionto get something from something else
(If the context doesn't otherwise indicate where something came from, it is generally from reasoning—especially deductive reasoning.)
- If she desired to go, she might: the nuisance of her presence outweighs the gratification to be derived from tormenting her!'Chapter 14 (63% in)
- Both doors and lattices were open; and yet, as is usually the case in a coal-district, a fine red fire illumined the chimney: the comfort which the eye derives from it renders the extra heat endurable.Chapter 32 (20% in)
There are no more uses of "derive" in Wuthering Heights.
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