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implication
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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.

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  • 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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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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