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She trusts only what she can measure or can deduce from measurement.
  conclude by reasoning — especially reasoning from the general to the particular
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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
  • He had borrowed Horace’s disguising-room overcoat to keep from freezing, and though Miss Wren didn’t seem surprised to see a coat hovering in the air, she was astonished when the invisible boy wearing it said, "I deduced your birds’ location from the Tales of the Peculiar, but we first heard of them in your mountaintop menagerie, from a pretentious dog."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • And she was no doubt intelligent, though he could have deduced that on the basis of her job.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice

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  • The cries were obviously those of a Husky, probably a young one, and I deduced that it must be one of Mike’s dogs (he owned three half-grown pups not yet trained to harness which ran loose after the team) that had got lost, retraced its way to the cabin, and was now begging for someone to come and be nice to it.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Miss Linh, from your blood samples I have deduced that you are, in fact, Lunar.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Across the table from her sat an older skinny boy with curly brown hair—Connor Stoll, I deduced, though I’d never been able to tell him apart from his older brother, Travis.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • But now she had it all diagnosed, deduced, clear.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • He’d never been so crass as to directly ask her late husband how he managed to accumulate such large amounts of cash, but it didn’t take a Rhodes scholar to deduce that Barlowe must have been doing something at least marginally illegal.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • So the killers might have just deduced what we did.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • Marie-Laure deduces what she can from the sounds of their shoes: those are small, those weigh a ton, those hardly exist at all.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I can deduce from his conversation with what’s-her-face from the grocery store that he’s my age, so I know he must live with his parents.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Several pairs of horn-rimmed glasses, the general drift of conversation and scattered books (among them The Function of the Orgasm) caused me to deduce that I was among scholastic types, and I was right.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I carried out a rapid inspection by touch, then rose on my knees and turned to a looming shape that I deduced from its size to be the leader, Dougal.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • ) and deducing that so many mice in a two-foot section of baseboard only meant more mice (and more chewed wires) elsewhere, I wondered if despite Hobie’s aversion to mousetraps I should set out some myself My suggestion that he get a cat—though welcomed enthusiastically by Hobie and cat-loving Mrs. DeFrees — was discussed with approval but not acted upon and soon sank from view.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • In those scenes, dialogue is either deduced from the written record or quoted verbatim as it was recounted to me in an interview.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Jeremiah had never shown much interest in the outcomes of the older boys’ games, so Luma rightly deduced that Mandela was putting his younger brother up to the calls.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I have deduced that there is a relationship between these two masses that must be within certain parameters.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Is it natural that he should stand for five or ten minutes, as Dr. Mortimer, with more practical sense than I should have given him credit for, deduced from the cigar ash?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • But a skeleton was a poor thing, really, from which to try and deduce the total behavior of an organism.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • But going through her bureau, they found the bottle of syrup of ipecac and they deduced that Mama Elena must have been taking it secretly.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • We won’t know exactly what occurred during that attack until Arya wakes, but I have deduced a few details from what you’ve said.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Elected officials deduced that a strong percentage of kids reading below their grade level by third grade would be needing a secure place to stay when they got older.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Would he have deduced the reason why I didn’t confide in him?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I wouldn’t think you’d find them hard to deduce.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Evidence of their Asiatic origin is deduced from the circumstances, though great uncertainty hangs over the whole history of the Indians.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Well, they try to deduce all of mathematics from simple logical principles and show that mathematics is really based on logic.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • What if he had deduced that the Weasleys, Lupin, Tonks and Moody knew where Sirius was hiding?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • I had no difficulty in deducing from your unreserved conversation, and the rumour openly going about among your admirers, the nature of your calling.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • And now what do you suppose they deduced from that?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • I brought to mind the inquisitorial proceedings, and attempted from that point to deduce my real condition.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • They’d seen each other only twice, and there wasn’t a chance that Thigh-bolt could have deduced the truth from those two meetings.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • I looked down at my hands, thinking again that I had to be awfully simple for him to deduce so much about me in less than a week.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • His 3,000 or so LPs spoke for the one and the other could be deduced from the fact of Martin’s stomach bulging over his belt.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • And what I deduce you marks need is a big fat pot to temptate you.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • He was smoking a cigarette, and from the evenness of his exhalations Nye deduced that he was still a "virgin"-that is, still uninformed about the real purpose of the interview.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • After his first summer at QuikCopy, Peter had deduced that this was because the jobs mostly sucked, and they couldn’t find anyone else to do them.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • From medical journals he deduced that he was suffering from a newly identified ailment known as post-polio syndrome.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Maybe guessing, maybe deducing.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Two inferences, however, were plainly deduced from the whole: one, that Elizabeth was the real cause of the mischief; and the other that she herself had been barbarously misused by them all; and on these two points she principally dwelt during the rest of the day.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • I went to my room and reread Joseph Alexeevich’s letters and recalled my conversations with him, and deduced from it all that I ought not to refuse a suppliant, and ought to reach a helping hand to everyone—especially to one so closely bound to me—and that I must bear my cross.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • These, and a thousand other reformations, I firmly counted upon by your encouragement; as indeed they were plainly deducible from the precepts delivered in my book.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Though she used many unfamiliar words in the ancient language, he deduced that she was explaining to their hosts how she had lost Saphira’s egg and the events since.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • And to this end they built themselves a stupendous super computer which was so amazingly intelligent that even before its data banks had been connected up it had started from I think therefore I am and got as far as deducing the existence of rice pudding and income tax before anyone managed to turn it off.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Naturally many people have deduced what has happened: There has been such a dramatic change in Ministry policy in the last few days, and many are whispering that Voldemort must be behind it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • "In fact," said Poirot, "she stabbed him in the dark, not realizing that he was dead already, but somehow deduced that he had a watch in his pyjama pocket, took it out, put back the hands blindly, and gave it the requisite dent."
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Exactly who or what the Weird Sisters were Harry didn’t know, never having had access to a wizard’s wireless, but he deduced from the wild excitement of those who had grown up listening to the WWN (Wizarding Wireless Network) that they were a very famous musical group.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • I deduced that they must be climbers from the Montenegrin expedition; if they succeeded they would be the first team to reach the top this year.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • What truth have you deduced, I will not say from medicine, which is too foolish a thing, but from astrology?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • ’What do I deduce from this?’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
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