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implication -- as in: the implication is that...
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The House of Mirth
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  • Lily laughed, but her laugh faded into gravity under the prolonged implication of Mrs. Fisher's look.
  • Of course it was shocking for a married woman to borrow money—and Lily was expertly aware of the implication involved—but still, it was the mere MALUM PROHIBITUM which the world decries but condones, and which, though it may be punished by private vengeance, does not provoke the collective disapprobation of society.
  • Mrs. Fisher gathered up her floating implications in a resolute grasp.
  • Her colour rose a little at the implication, but she steeled herself with a light laugh.
  • The implication that such loyalty would meet with a direct reward had hastened her flight, and flung her back, ashamed and penitent, on the broad bosom of Gerty's sympathy.
  • Carry's vague presentment of Mrs. Norma Hatch (whose reversion to her Christian name was explained as the result of her latest divorce), left her under the implication of coming "from the West," with the not unusual extenuation of having brought a great deal of money with her.

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  • I object to her implication that my work was sub-standard.
  • The implication is pregnancy.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun

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