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Which of the following facts can you infer from the first paragraph?
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infer inference inferred inferences inferring infers inferential inferable inferentially
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  • Which of the following facts can you infer from the first paragraph?
  • The meaning of the word can be inferred based on context clues.
  • We can infer her intent from her actions.
  • Pandora considers which music you like and infers other music you might like. Netflix does something similar with TV shows and movies.

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  • Then, pray tell me what it is that you can infer from this hat?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • "It is clearly inferred," replied the Prefect,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • Everything else—the unofficial rules—you learn by observation, inference, or very cautious questioning of people you hope you can trust.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • You inferred that from what I was saying?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • The wolves of Wolf House Bay, and, by inference at least, all the Barren Land wolves who were raising families outside the summer caribou range, were living largely, if not almost entirely, on mice.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • "Do I infer that you are willing to vouch for your niece’s good character, Matthew Wood?"
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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  • One of the inferences that could be drawn from the piece was that Bilbo had left to him very little time.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Given this background, one could infer, if one did not know it already, the general structure of Oceanic society.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I could only infer that for some people, particularly women, marriage—even an unhappy one such as this—is an escape from even greater unhappiness.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "Well, then, supposing that ’C.C.H.’ does stand for ’Charing Cross Hospital,’ what further inferences may we draw?"
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Another suggestion to explain the systematic campaign against Rebecca, and inferentially against Francis, is the land war he fought with his neighbors, one of whom was a Putnam.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • The qualitative analysis give a quite normal condition, and shows, I should infer, in itself a vigorous state of health.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I could see him moody, difficult, irritable perhaps, but not angry as she had inferred, not passionate.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • I thought at once that it would infer my presence from the mark of the blow I had given him.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • My mind seemed well adapted to inferring the true meanings from tones and inflections.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Mr. Pumblechook winked assent; from which I at once inferred that he had never seen Miss Havisham, for she was nothing of the kind.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Bonacieux inferred from this "Ah" that the affair grew more and more intricate.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • But, in that early severity of the Puritan character, an inference of this kind could not so indubitably be drawn.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • I inferred that Garrett had attempted a hunting trip vegetarian-style and found it difficult.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • No; to be once in doubt Is once to be resolv’d: exchange me for a goat When I shall turn the business of my soul To such exsufflicate and blown surmises, Matching thy inference.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • This preparation for bonds, and the additional ignominy it inferred, took a little of the excitement out of me.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The inference was allowed.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • It took no very great mental effort to infer that my Time Machine was inside that pedestal.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • "No more, Queequeg," said I, shuddering; "that will do;" for I knew the inferences without his further hinting them.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • But one phrase stuck in my memory and served as the nucleus about which I grouped my subsequent inferences: "Guess he’s been in Starkfield too many winters."
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • We’ve been wondering if anybody knows…… You see, if they found out about him —’ I let him draw the inference himself.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Something had gone wrong with him; at least, so Young Jerry inferred, from the circumstance of his holding Mrs. Cruncher by the ears, and knocking the back of her head against the head-board of the bed.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • This practice of inferring the motivations and intentions of others is classic thin-slicing.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The only thing which was clearly to be inferred from his attitude and his physiognomy was a strange indecision.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • 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
  • "It’s my job to infer," insisted Horace Whaley.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • From this, Charles and Melanie could only infer that she took a profound pleasure in this occasional excitement, the only excitement in her sheltered life.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • And the question is whether on the facts here proved an inference of that nature was rightly drawn.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • The natural inference was, that he had sent to Dr. Flint a copy of those fragments.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Clothing and some incidental expenses within the same dates, though little can be inferred from this item, amounted to $ 8.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • A dull mind, once arriving at an inference that flatters a desire, is rarely able to retain the impression that the notion from which the inference started was purely problematic.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • He had given me some reason to infer that it was his impatience of comparative poverty that drove him out there.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Such being my conjectures, any one acquainted with the appearance of New Bedford may very readily infer how palpably I must have seen my mistake.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • You see, you must not infer, from what I have told you, that Alfred is what is called a hard master; for he isn’t.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • This was a reasonable inference indeed; but something we must resolve on, and immediately, put in execution: we, therefore heaved the boat upon the beach so high that she could not shoot off at high water mark, and broke a hole in her not easily to be stopped; so that all the signals they gave for the boat to come on board were in vain.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Very likely he was as much surprised by his action and what it inferred and revealed as McEachern would have been.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • And we’ll make wrong assumptions, draw incorrect inferences.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Their road to this detached cottage was down Vicarage Lane, a lane leading at right angles from the broad, though irregular, main street of the place; and, as may be inferred, containing the blessed abode of Mr. Elton.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Besides, you’re inferring that’s the, Devil out there.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • High against it they hand in narrowing circles, like the smoke, with an outward semblance of from and purpose, but with no inference of motion, progress or retrograde, We mount the wagon again where Cash lies on the box, the Jagged shards of cement cracked about his leg.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • More than that he did not explain, but since then, I inferred much of what he just said.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
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