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  • Are you implying, sir, that the medical profession is corrupt?   (source)
    implying = suggesting or saying indirectly
  • "Make yourself beautiful," said Winifred gaily, implying that I wasn't.   (source)
    implying = saying indirectly
  • I didn't mean to imply you did something wrong.   (source)
    imply = suggest (say indirectly)
  • One implies choice; the other doesn't.   (source)
    implies = suggests
  • He will have implied that his father was lost in the war. That he came home changed, too soaked in death and grief to live as an ordinary man.   (source)
    implied = said indirectly
  • "Your maids?" he asked in a tone that implied I was an idiot.   (source)
    implied = said indirectly (said it without using such blunt words)
  • Because they imply very large consequences for human life.   (source)
    imply = suggest (through logic)
  • "Yeah, but you shouldn't have implied it," Ezra responded.   (source)
    implied = said indirectly
  • What are you implying, Gershom?   (source)
    implying = suggesting (saying indirectly)
  • I don't like what she's implying.   (source)
  • I don't add, "And you can't come because you're too loud." But it's implied. He would both scare off prey and endanger me with his heavy tread.   (source)
    implied = said indirectly
  • I don't mean to imply that women should stop having children; on the contrary, nature intended them to, and that's the way it should be.   (source)
    imply = suggest
  • He had seen what Ender was doing, but he had not understood the orientation that it implied.   (source)
    implied = showed indirectly
  • "Surely you're not implying …." said Mrs. Tickham.   (source)
    implying = suggesting (saying indirectly)
  • I guess technically it's not really a desert island. That would imply very little flora or fauna, which is obviously not the case here.   (source)
    imply = suggest (say indirectly)
  • Embarrassing as those moments were for me, I would not wish to imply that I in any way blame Mr Farraday, who is in no sense an unkind person; he was, I am sure, merely enjoying the sort of bantering which...   (source)
    imply = suggest
  • In another moment, a forefinger might thrust to the sidewalk grille, implying...   (source)
    implying = saying indirectly (by the gesture)
  • [Miss Ratched:]  "No, Billy, I wasn't implying anything."   (source)
    implying = saying indirectly
  • Sometimes he came across his photographs, in textbooks or hanging on the walls of private offices or homes, and he was startled by their cold beauty, their technical precision—sometimes, even, by the hungry searching that their emptiness implied.   (source)
    implied = showed indirectly
  • But how can it face the one sin that implies all others?   (source)
    implies = suggests
  • I mean, he used sexy and Duffy — implying I was fat and ugly — in the same sentence.   (source)
    implying = saying indirectly
  • Each time they refused me, they implied clearly that I had probably come by these checks dishonestly and they wanted nothing to do with them or me.   (source)
    implied = suggested (said indirectly)
  • Even the written instructions which Winston received, and which he invariably got rid of as soon as he had dealt with them, never stated or implied that an act of forgery was to be committed: always the reference was to slips, errors, misprints, or misquotations which it was necessary to put right in the interests of accuracy.   (source)
    implied = suggested
  • After that I felt a certain shame for Gatsby — one gentleman to whom I telephoned implied that he had got what he deserved.   (source)
    implied = said indirectly (in less blunt words)
  • Not without a sort of joy indeed he might have appreciated the brave opinion of him implied in his Captain's making such a confidant of him.   (source)
    implied = shown (indirectly as a logical consequence)
  • Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied.   (source)
    implied = said indirectly or demonstrated
  • You seemed to me to imply that with me you might have been quite another man.   (source)
    imply = suggest
  • he put out his hand, as if to imply that the conversation was closed.   (source)
    imply = communicate the idea without saying it directly that
  • A perfectly secure internet implies a trail of information somewhere, always tracking what you're doing."†   (source)
  • ?" wondered Andrey aloud, clearly implying to Emile that their friend may also have escaped into the night.†   (source)
  • The term necessarily implies a sort of movement—to a theoretically better life, yes, but also away from something.†   (source)
  • "And as for what you're implying, how could I waste money when I can't even set foot in my local bar?†   (source)
  • A combination of contradictory words The outcome of a sequence of events An implied reference to a literary or historical event A symbolic story or narrative.†   (source)
  • The cruciform on top implied the key belonged to some kind of Christian organization, and yet Sophie knew of no churches that used laser-tooled varying matrix keys.†   (source)
  • If he had worked at the mill or the factory or had had some other unskilled job—the kind that most poor black people in South Alabama worked—it would invariably mean working for white business owners and dealing with all the racial stress that that implied in Alabama in the 1970s and 1980s.†   (source)
  • She'd half expected, half hoped, that he would deny everything, feign surprise, maybe even outrage, at what she was implying.†   (source)
  • You weren't allowed to say anything like that in our house because, according to my mother, it was like implying that Thomas wasn't a blessing.†   (source)
  • Lynetta just shrugged, implying that my mom could draw her own conclusion.†   (source)
  • Luther Driggers was a friend of long standing, but Williams recalled how Driggers had ridiculed him for not being clever enough to dispose of Danny Hansford's body before the police had come, implying that Williams had been guilty of murder and therefore should have removed the evidence.†   (source)
  • It was potent, him telling me that he needed someone to talk to, implying that he hadn't gone first to Rose.†   (source)
  • His clothes weren't as ratty as the other competitors'; the mere fact that she'd actually heard his name implied he must have been a good thief in Perranth.†   (source)
  • Backstage, and all that this implies, is invisible.†   (source)
  • Forgiveness implies belief in an ultimate triumph.†   (source)
  • To call what he was doing cruel implied he had a choice.†   (source)
  • Finally, when it is obvious that none of her talking is working, the woman implies that force is an alternative.†   (source)
  • Was she a silly girl, their manner implied, who had wasted everybody's time?†   (source)
  • She hadn't realized how much of a toll the years of judgment and criticism, implied and expressed, have taken on her.†   (source)
  • "You're not implying …."†   (source)
  • I stared blankly at her, as if completely failing to grasp what she was passive-aggressively implying.†   (source)
  • The way she says this makes him wonder if she speaks from experience, if she's Russell's lover, or ex-lover, if that is what she is implying.†   (source)
  • As the name implies, these rolls are usually prepared around Christmas, but today they were being prepared in honor of Tita's birthday.†   (source)
  • To use the technical term, general intelligence and practical intelligence are "orthogonal": the presence of one doesn't imply the presence of the other.†   (source)
  • Catelyn ignored the implied question.†   (source)
  • Dunne loved the opportunity to be good in a crisis, so all Park had to do was imply that it was a emergency.†   (source)
  • It was a required course—easy even by the desultory standards of our school — but trying to get Boris to understand about the Bill of Rights, and the enumerated versus implied powers of the U.S. Congress, reminded me of the time I'd tried to explain to Mrs. Barbour what an Internet server was.†   (source)
  • DRACO: What are you implying, Potter?†   (source)
  • The invitation is implied, at best.†   (source)
  • Are you implying that being half-strangled was a … a fitting punishment for being off limits?†   (source)
  • Even with all the implied uncertainty, I found the realization comforting.†   (source)
  • Like everything else in life, if it contained the word free, it implied slow.†   (source)
  • I thought she was rude to imply that Alice didn't know how to say her own name.†   (source)
  • Each of us would put in just enough effort to be able to say we were trying—and imply that the other person was not.†   (source)
  • She always implies we have an accent, by repeating our words and expressions like little jokes.†   (source)
  • Not to imply that you're somehow at fault for what happened.†   (source)
  • "I thought that's what you were implying."†   (source)
  • One day in his office, studying ancient files from Old Earth, Sol was reading about the effect of Beatrice on the world view of Dante Alighieri when he was struck by a passage written by a critic from the twentieth or twenty-first century: She [Beatrice] alone was still real for him, still implied meaning in the world, and beauty.†   (source)
  • "No," she said in a voice that implied it should be obvious, even to a new arrival like me.†   (source)
  • There were tiny revelations that had Leigh Anne upset for days, for what they implied about his childhood.†   (source)
  • It implies protection for an individual, particularly in a situation where the tribe might be weaker than its enemies.†   (source)
  • Booth then threatened Atzerodt, implying that he might as well kill Johnson, because if he didn't, Booth would accuse him anyway and get him hanged.†   (source)
  • He agreed to serve as a director only out of fear that the exposition was indeed at risk of fulfilling the meager expectations of the East and becoming "simply a fair as the term generally implies."†   (source)
  • How can I be so sure that Irving means to imply all that?†   (source)
  • He seemed to be implying that the "or" could be far better.†   (source)
  • I tried to imply clandestine dealings with a high occupation official.†   (source)
  • In its intransitive form, to hump meant to walk, or to march, but it implied burdens far beyond the intransitive.†   (source)
  • Don't blame me, his tone implied.†   (source)
  • The stack contains a few newspaper stories to that effect, which, as I note from reading them, are all textually related-implying that they came from the same source.†   (source)
  • Speedy was the name of Alka-Seltzer's mascot, and it seemed unwise to imply any connection between the two brands.†   (source)
  • Adam has never met Mrs. Schein, so he doesn't get that implying that Kim is a worrywart is fighting words.†   (source)
  • I'm not interested in your personal thoughts about suicide, sir, and you have no right to imply that the responsibility for Mark Brittain's decision lay with members of this class.†   (source)
  • Nico whispered, and that hurt too, what he was implying.†   (source)
  • The question implies that if your internist's name is unfamiliar, you are certain to die of a mushroom-shaped tumor on your pancreas.†   (source)
  • I guess I was implying that the job was beneath me, too.†   (source)
  • "We found her," exclaimed Emil, his face lighting up, then turning somber as he realized what he had implied.†   (source)
  • Well, I have to say that to me, your behaviour suggests that as Mrs. Watson has implied-you are unwilling to move on, that you refuse to accept that your ex has a new family.†   (source)
  • And Skarpi's story implied that the Amyr had begun with Selitos, not with the Aturan Empire as I had always been taught.†   (source)
  • "When you say 'we," I say, "are you implying that—"†   (source)
  • Implies building up to an explosion.†   (source)
  • As if we could be bothered just because some stupid cub decided to splatter-paint himself all over your alley— And he used a word, a word for weres that they never used themselves, a filthily unpleasant word that implied an improper relationship between wolves and human women.†   (source)
  • The water-shipper asked in an angry voice: "Does the Duke imply criticism of our custom?"†   (source)
  • We never said that or implied any such statement.†   (source)
  • The operator's "exists," "equals," and "implies" produce still other structures.†   (source)
  • The estate was named Mar-a-Lago, meaning "Sea to Lake," and as the name implied, the property stretched for seventeen acres from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway and included a nine-hole golf course.†   (source)
  • A man of his size, Horace thought, must take it as a duty to imply no menace or risk that his neighbors will be wary of him.†   (source)
  • Nowadays the terms "cynical" and "cynicism" have come to mean a sneering disbelief in human sincerity, and they imply insensitivity to other people's suffering.†   (source)
  • The noises were hollow, but the threats they implied were not.†   (source)
  • Jaimito's no Trujillista, if that's what you're implying.†   (source)
  • But his way would be hard to share, because it implied such an extreme definition of a term like "doing one's best."†   (source)
  • Willoughby was rare—his preference to remain behind the scenes implied the absence of vast personal conceit, a trait essential for two-penny despots.†   (source)
  • Isabella, a note implied, had not been helpful and did not seem to be familiar with her daughter's wardrobe.†   (source)
  • In later years he would brag to us that he "went to law school" and imply that he held some kind of degree from a northern university.†   (source)
  • There was an implied Or else.†   (source)
  • If the land itself is at stake and this war is as hotly contested as you imply, then I say you cannot afford to let me sit idle.†   (source)
  • The parents accepted what Nye implied-that parole violation and financial fraud were all that motivated his pursuit of their son.†   (source)
  • 'Well, not this judge,' Patrick said, and then, realizing what he'd just implied, he blushed deep red.†   (source)
  • Both Mahtob and I hated the threat of permanence that school implied.†   (source)
  • His tone unconsciously implied that he had not been, and held an unconscious resentment.†   (source)
  • That is a misnomer in that no such title existed, but the role he played was not so different from what the designation implies.†   (source)
  • "Pardon me," insisted the Humbug, "but I in no way meant to imply that—"†   (source)
  • "I'm not implying anything," the clerk says.†   (source)
  • He said, "I can have anybody I want in my group"—implying that he didn't want her because she wasn't good enough—and he mentioned the great Thoroughbred stallion Secretariat.†   (source)
  • Another time, a referee implied that Luma had been cheating on her team's age requirements when he saw that so many of the Fugees shared a birthday on January first.†   (source)
  • But they were evidently up to something; and since Bigwig and Blackberry seemed to be confidently in on it, no one was ready to say that he would rather stay out; especially since Hazel had made it clear that anyone who wished could remain at home and welcome—implying that if he was so poor-spirited as to choose to miss the exploit, they could do without him.†   (source)
  • Was he really just 'whatever' about the group, like he told me, or was he into it more deeply than that, as Aphrodite implied?†   (source)
  • I didn't like to think of them as powers—that seemed to imply they were something to celebrate.†   (source)
  • Peculiar as was the attitude of all three, Johnnie felt a certain relief in the implied assurance that there had been no quarrel, that her uncle had not been struck or knocked down the steps.†   (source)
  • So she merely implies it—perhaps by telling you about the much bigger, nicer, newer house down the block that has sat unsold for six months.†   (source)
  • At first young Aureliano understood only the risk, the immense possibility of danger that his brother's adventures implied, and he could not understand the fascination of the subject.†   (source)
  • In his homeland, sexuality was implied, hinted at, not exactly concealed but delicately veiled.†   (source)
  • To imply that a cowboy's sister was a sporting woman might lead to prolonged fisticuffs, if not worse--and Dish Boggett looked to be a healthy specimen.†   (source)
  • The Toad—short and squat, as his nickname implied—bounded in and pushed his way past her, grabbing for the undies atop Darnell's head.†   (source)
  • In Afghanistan, washing with soap is often associated with post-coital activity, so the group was thought to be implying that the women were promiscuous.†   (source)
  • What are you implying?†   (source)
  • "I don't like what you're implying," she said.†   (source)
  • Kelley would never say or imply that, but I was mad it wasn't me.†   (source)
  • The way they all flashed dazzling smiles and leaned into each other implied levels of love and concern, the feelings he had for his Tara, the feelings no one here had for him.†   (source)
  • I look at Nick but he shrugs, implying he doesn't know what's going on, either.†   (source)
  • And the stealthy menace implied by the flares' eerie glow was real; not all the shadows were phantoms.†   (source)
  • Even John, who had seen combat, and the most terrible battlefields of war, was struck speechless by the implied violence and destructive force spread before them.†   (source)
  • The very form used implied that the Government approved and sought the signing of these forms.†   (source)
  • Hillary Bloom was the most direct, assuming, as Merrill had implied, that she was able to give us a name.†   (source)
  • To say there was nothing he could do would suggest he would do something if he could and imply the existence of an error of injustice in Colonel Korn's policy.†   (source)
  • I looked over at Beautiful Moon, and her face was as white as her name implied.†   (source)
  • Probation would imply a source of authority.†   (source)
  • About two hundred names are listed across three pages, each page carrying a small-print disclaimer: "The listing of names on the program does not imply that students have met all requirements for graduation."†   (source)
  • Let us therefore agree that the idea of eternal return implies a perspective from which things appear other than as we know them: they appear without the mitigating circumstance of their transitory nature.†   (source)
  • Defending my honor vigorously, while not realizing that she was implying that I might be capable of murder.†   (source)
  • It implied something ancient and elegant, and yet the adjective "bloodless" implied that there had to be a "bloody" variety.†   (source)
  • Clearly this information implied something significant, but Tom didn't have the foggiest notion what it could be.†   (source)
  • They can imply, infer, exaggerate, and use all manner of loose language.†   (source)
  • "Mexico City All-Stars," the older man answered after a pause, as if to imply that the answer was too obvious to merit the question.†   (source)
  • JAY ALLISON DANGLING AT THE END OF EACH ESSAY in this book is an implied question: "What would you say?"†   (source)
  • Beginnings imply and require endings.†   (source)
  • Perhaps to lose a sense of where you are implies the danger of losing a sense of who you are.†   (source)
  • Lord Howe also lamented "exceedingly that he was not here sooner," Brown added, implying that the admiral regretted not arriving in New York before the Declaration of Independence.†   (source)
  • He mentioned Saigon and implied that something terrible happened back then and repeated the name Snake Lady several times as if I should have run for cover.†   (source)
  • Elizabeth held my eye and nodded, implying that she knew my meaning very well.†   (source)
  • The tone usually worked with cops, respectful but fraternal, implying some working kinship of the road.†   (source)
  • Lately, when he gazed at a night sky, he saw only distant suns in a meaningless void, but he couldn't bear to voice his doubt, because to do so would be to imply that Michelle's and the girls' lives had been meaningless as well.†   (source)
  • I decided to ignore the implied insult.†   (source)
  • So his name implies.†   (source)
  • That was one of the parts of the journal that got Marther into a lot of trouble with orthodox people, for it implied that deviations, so far from being a curse, were performing, however slowly, a work of reclamation.†   (source)
  • She looked up at Nahuseresh, delighted to see him swallowing the implied flattery without a quiver.†   (source)
  • But these diagrams imply a different sort of operation.†   (source)
  • The civil rights leader ridiculed their fears, implying they were cowardly, thus shaming them into joining the fight.†   (source)
  • I don't believe for a second that it's a real angel feather, although that's clearly what's being implied.†   (source)
  • Dagny knew nothing about the field of "Washington ability" or what such an ability implied.†   (source)
  • I was implying that your wife is …. slim-hipped.†   (source)
  • We talk about "mere matters of words" in a tone which implies that we regard words as things beneath the notice of a serious-minded person.†   (source)
  • It had always been a notion of his that the kindness of dear Mr. Frodo was of such a high degree that it must imply a fair measure of blindness.†   (source)
  • I thought about the first fifteen days of my senior year and tried to consider all that was contained and implied in that period.†   (source)
  • Do you know what Lieutenant Meade may have been implying when he spoke about the blacks not knowing their names?†   (source)
  • It's not like dating is going to lead everyone right into having sex (like my dad used to imply), which, by the way, brings me to a very interesting point.†   (source)
  • I was simply shocked and outraged by what she had implied, but even more, if I'm to reflect fully, .†   (source)
  • Someone implied that she was amoral.†   (source)
  • They implied illustrious forebears, perhaps on the mother's side.†   (source)
  • The victim part of it implies they had no choice.†   (source)
  • Nothing changes goodwill more quickly than jealousies and insinuations, whether expressed or implied.†   (source)
  • Now, I don't mean to imply this command.†   (source)
  • I almost felt insulted that anyone would imply that he could do this.†   (source)
  • Just for company, no invitation implied.†   (source)
  • He closed the door behind him as tightly as possible, and with an expression implying that the absence of a key in the lock met with his disapproval.†   (source)
  • Of course, I redouble my efforts to look professional--cutting and snipping for all I'm worth: mainly because I know that if ever those two assistants so much as glimpse my distress--and the implied doubt that this repetitive and smelly work is doing any social good at all--I will be the next across the stone.†   (source)
  • "There's the General's transport right there," he said, and then, realizing that Mark had tactfully implied he wanted to be alone with his brother, added, "But I'll go along to the <> Club, and get the mess officer on the ball."†   (source)
  • Not until he had made his remark did George realize that it also implied a criticism of Rashaverak.†   (source)
  • As he scribbles he lets drop a few disordered and cryptic remarks about the ink he's using, implying it's a very special fluid indeed.†   (source)
  • As Sophie herself implied, it would perhaps add gloss to her image if one could say that her realization of the hatred she bore toward her father not only coincided with but was motivated by her realization that he was an aspiring Jew-killer.†   (source)
  • All my life I continued to feel that bliss for me would have to imply my mother's deprivation or sacrifice.†   (source)
  • I would not be an actor if I were not aware of the sincere flattery implied in your work.†   (source)
  • Of tacit blackmail in me implied imperative?†   (source)
  • Now she'd relinquished her leadership and all its implied responsibility, much of her keyed-up tension ebbed away.†   (source)
  • When they'd finished dinner Control pumped their hands again, nodded significantly and, implying that he had to go off and risk his life somewhere else, got back into his chauffeur-driven car.†   (source)
  • Today, 'bourgeois' and 'petty bourgeois' have become terms of abuse, but Pushkin forestalled the implied criticism in his 'Family Tree,' where he says proudly that he belongs to the middle class, and in 'Onegin's Travels' we read: 'Now my ideal is the housewife, My greatest wish, a quiet life And a big bowl of cabbage soup.'†   (source)
  • LOGICIAN: [enchanted with his discourse] That would imply one rhinoceros either Asiatic or African ….†   (source)
  • It implies a free mind, open to new ideas and willing to give attentive consideration…… When I say liberty, I mean liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts and live his own life as he desires to think and live.†   (source)
  • It is, as you imply, common practice, but a practice may be common and remain an offense; this offense could send a man to the Tower.†   (source)
  • But all women become conscious, sooner or later, of that impalpable, but steel-strong pressure to get married, and Mary, who was not at all susceptible to atmosphere, or the things people imply, was brought face to face with it suddenly, and most unpleasantly.†   (source)
  • The tone of his voice implied at once a complete admission of his guilt and a sort of incredulous horror that such a word could be applied to himself.   (source)
    implied = suggested
  • The aim of their debates she implied was Truth.   (source)
    implied = said indirectly
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