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The Mill on the Floss
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  • It was always so with the things that Maggie made; and Tom had deduced the conclusion that no girls could ever make anything.
  • She could have informed you that there was such a word as "polygamy," and being also acquainted with "polysyllable," she had deduced the conclusion that "poly" mean "many"; but she had had no idea that gypsies were not well supplied with groceries, and her thoughts generally were the oddest mixture of clear-eyed acumen and blind dreams.
  • In other respects the true Dodson was partly latent in Tom, and he was as far from appreciating his "kin" on the mother’s side as Maggie herself, generally absconding for the day with a large supply of the most portable food, when he received timely warning that his aunts and uncles were coming,—a moral symptom from which his aunt Glegg deduced the gloomiest views of his future.

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  • She trusts only what she can measure or can deduce from measurement.
  • Now let us consider the situation and see what may be deduced from it.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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