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Atlas Shrugged
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  • A rumor with some undesirable, unpatriotic implications.
  • When he had grasped the implications of his laughter, he had known that he was now condemned to constant vigilance against himself.

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  • Both of them had understood the implications of that cry.
  • Words were a commitment, carrying implications which they did not wish to face.
  • The implications of this knowledge were among the things he did not care to name.
  • She sat still, trying to grasp all the implications of what she now grasped only as the numbness of shock.
  • "You are a scab," he said, and chuckled, as if grasping all the implications of the problem.
  • The implications that struck her were more than she could bear to consider.
  • She was suddenly aware that they were alone; it was an awareness that stressed the fact, permitting no further implication, yet holding the full meaning of the unnamed in that special stress.
  • But this day had no ties to past or future-her thoughts were cut off from implications-she saw no further meaning, only the immediate intensity of the feeling that she was imprisoned with him, sealed together in the same cube of air, the closeness of his presence underscoring her awareness of this day, as his rails underscored the flight of the train.

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  • She asked, and it was the slowness, the sound of casual curiosity, the tone of taking the implications for granted, that gave to her voice the faintest sound of disdain, "How did you know what I look like in . my office?"

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as in: the implication is that... Define
Something that follows from something else. The thing that follows could be:
  • something suggested indirectly (not said directly)
  • something that can be concluded (often a logical consequence)
  • something that results from something else

as in: Her implication in the crime Define
involvement in or the suggestion that someone was involved in something -- especially a crime
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