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imply
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Great Expectations
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  • It was not very polite to herself, I thought, to imply that I should be told lies by her even if I did ask questions.
  • "I don’t mean to imply that he won’t," said I, "but it might make you hold your tongue about us and our money, I should think."
  • I resented it, because it seemed to imply that he expected me to respond to it.
  • This certainly had not a profitable appearance, and I shook my head as if I would imply that it would be difficult to lay by much accumulative capital from such a source of income.
  • Told would seem to imply verbal communication.
  • All the children of the village, and most of the women, were admiring these sable warders and the closed windows of the house and forge; and as I came up, one of the two warders (the postboy) knocked at the door, —implying that I was far too much exhausted by grief to have strength remaining to knock for myself.
  • My father is Miss Havisham’s cousin; not that that implies familiar intercourse between them, for he is a bad courtier and will not propitiate her."

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  • She wouldn’t make a direct statement, but she implied that she supported our position.
  • She implied that she would vote with us.

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