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The Fountainhead
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  • It had human appeal and social implications.
  • That’s not very complimentary—by implication.

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  • A man braver than his brothers insults them by implication.
  • For the first time this implication of marriage occurred to him fully and consciously.
  • Then he knew that all the implications of the unbelievable were understood by everyone on his paper.
  • Not to move, to guess by hints, to see everything through the greater intensity of implication.
  • In form and in implication.
  • They were permitted to do it by the general implication that the altruistic purpose of the building superseded all rights and that I had no claim to stand against it.
  • A SIGN hung over the entrance door, a reproduction of the paper’s masthead: # THE NEW YORK BANNER # The sign was small, a statement of fame and power that needed no emphasis; it was like a fine, mocking smile that justified the building’s bare ugliness; the building was a factory scornful of all ornament save the implications of that masthead.
  • It was not the sight, but the greater terror of an implication grasped by his instinct: this civilized building—secure in the neatness of waxed floors, respectable with the strict grooming of modern business, a place where one dealt in such rational matters as written words and trade contracts, where one accepted ads for baby garments and chatted about golf—had become, in the span of a few days, a place where one carried bloody refuse through the halls.

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  • His figure always carried with it all the implications of his position; the quiet elegance of his overcoat, the angle of his hat, the confidence of his posture, tense and casual together, made one think of the Wynand empire; of the presses thundering from ocean to ocean, of the papers, the lustrous magazine covers, the light rays trembling through newsreels, the wires coiling over the world, the power flowing into every palace, every capital, every secret, crucial room, day and night,…
  • Toohey continued, and his voice had grown softer, as if Keating were a fellow conspirator who would know that the words used were to be, from now on, a code for a private meaning, "you might thank me for understanding the symbolic implications of your building and for stating them in words as you stated them in marble.
  • "The only thing wrong with that old cliché," said Toohey, "is the erroneous implication that ’a crowd’ is a term of opprobrium.

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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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