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The Idiot
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  • You imply that the prince is after the seventy-five thousand roubles—I quite understand you.
  • That gloomy Parfen had implied that his faith was waning; he must suffer dreadfully.
  • But if you call society inhuman you imply that the young girl is made to suffer by its censure.
  • "She spoke of some bills of Evgenie Pavlovitch’s," said the prince, simply, "which Rogojin had bought up from someone; and implied that Rogojin would not press him."
  • You will remark, gentleman, that in saying that I could not recount the story of my theft so as to be believed, Afanasy Ivanovitch has very ingeniously implied that I am not capable of thieving—(it would have been bad taste to say so openly); and all the time he is probably firmly convinced, in his own mind, that I am very well capable of it!
  • Prince S. and Evgenie Pavlovitch only shrugged their shoulders, and implied that it was no business of theirs.
  • He always asked if the patient wanted anything, and when the latter replied that he only wanted to be left in peace, he would turn away obediently and make for the door on tip-toe, with deprecatory gestures to imply that he had only just looked in, that he would not speak a word, and would go away and not intrude again; which did not prevent him from reappearing in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour.
  • Warming up, however, she added that the prince was by no means a fool, and never had been; and that as to "place in the world," no one knew what the position of a respectable person in Russia would imply in a few years—whether it would depend on successes in the government service, on the old system, or what.

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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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