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  • ’I inferred, from its being so miserable a marriage, that it was probably an unequal one in point of years.’
  • ’You must be very much bored here?’ was the inference he drew from the communication.
  • On being shown her chamber, she was so dreadfully sensible of its comforts as to suggest the inference that she would have preferred to pass the night on the mangle in the laundry.
  • ’Having made which bargain, Tom,’ said Harthouse, clapping him on the shoulder again, with an air which left him at liberty to infer — as he did, poor fool — that this condition was imposed upon him in mere careless good nature to lessen his sense of obligation, ’we will tear ourselves asunder until dinner-time.’

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  • Which of the following facts can you infer from the first paragraph?
  • The meaning of the word can be inferred based on context clues.

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