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implication as in:  the implication is that...

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  • The new policy has widespread legal and political implications.
    implications = results or effects
  • Some worried that if a Bill of Rights was listed there would be an implication that other, unlisted rights were unprotected.
    implication = indirect suggestion
  • I leave out everyone's name and I pause at the implication of this, knowing it's not good. Even though he is asking to be my husband, I don't know him enough to trust him completely.   (source)
    implication = something shown indirectly
  • When women command greater power, child health and nutrition improves. ... One implication is that donor countries should nudge poor countries to adjust their laws to give more economic power to women.   (source)
    implication = something suggested indirectly from what was just said
  • Perhaps more than any politician he understood the political implications if I did not survive.   (source)
    implications = consequences
  • Then her face reddened with a blush at what she had blurted, at the implication of her answer, that "Amir Conversations" took place between them when I wasn't there.   (source)
    implication = something shown indirectly
  • I was speaking slowly, because I wanted to make sure I understood the implications of what Mom had just told me.   (source)
    implications = things that can be concluded from knowing something else
  • The Anchorage couple had been too upset by the implication of the note and the overpowering odor of decay to examine the bus's interior, so Samel steeled himself to take a look.   (source)
    implication = something suggested indirectly
  • This enterprise has proceeded so rapidly—with so little outside commentary—that its dimensions and implications are hardly understood at all.   (source)
    implications = consequences or impact
  • We are free to choose whether or not to share our clues without any implication of guilt.   (source)
    implication = indirect suggestion
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  • Father wouldn't have left a note though. He would have been aware of the implications. He wouldn't have wanted a verdict of suicide, because...   (source)
    implications = consequences or impact
  • The name didn't bother him so much as the implication that he was clumsy or stupid.   (source)
    implication = suggestion (something suggested indirectly)
  • We argued that the ban on the death penalty had implications because a death-in-prison sentence is also a terminal, unchangeable, once-and-for-all judgment on the whole life of a human being that declares him or her forever unfit to be part of civil society.   (source)
    implications = consequences or impact
  • Once the implications of what I was seeing on Mayor Undersee's television hit me, I made for the door and started down the hall.   (source)
    implications = consequences; or knowledge learned indirectly from
  • "There was a ship."
    Jack, faced at once with too many awful implications, ducked away from them.
    "We might have gone home—"   (source)
    implications = things that can be concluded from knowing something else
  • If they hurt Velutha more than they intended to, it was only because any kinship, any connection between themselves and him, any implication that if nothing else, at least biologically he was a fellow creature—had been severed long ago.   (source)
    implication = something suggested indirectly
  • Just as I was processing the implications of my son's statement...   (source)
    implications = things that follow from (consequences; or things suggested indirectly; or things that can be concluded)
  • Ben's relationship with China mended after that trip and I was happy for him for that, but I still worried about the possible implications my defection might have had on my family and for several years I didn't write or call them, fearing I would get them into further trouble.   (source)
    implications = consequences or impact
  • The implication is pregnancy.   (source)
    implication = something said indirectly (not said, but implied)
  • What I do, even pouring the tea for you now …. it has …. implications.   (source)
    implications = things suggested indirectly
  • Not by word, or inference, or implication, not at any time whilst this remains to me!   (source)
    implication = something suggested indirectly
  • I was too exhausted to consider the implications.†   (source)
  • Thus, over the course of the morning, implications had slipped out and inferences had been made that Sofia had gone missing in Paris.†   (source)
  • This story carries extra bite because of the religious implications: Many believe that the End Times "mark of the beast" foretold in biblical prophecy will be an electronic device.†   (source)
  • Like the letters she left behind, the books Cassie studied with her youth group at their weekly reading session shed light on her search for life's meaning— in particular, the implications of living for God.†   (source)
  • I didn't like the implication.†   (source)
  • The implications chilled him.†   (source)
  • The implication was that if he was nervous, it meant that he had something to hide.†   (source)
  • The implication, I knew even then, was that my mother could do the same thing.†   (source)
  • "Inheritance Law and Its Implications?" he said sharply.†   (source)
  • Think of the implications!†   (source)
  • There was so much to think about; there were so many implications.†   (source)
  • And Rector Wiggin, and his wife, Barbara ...they had always been crazy; now they were claiming that God "supported" the U.S. troops in Vietnam—their implication being that to not support the presence of those troops was both anti-American and ungodly.†   (source)
  • "Of course I want her," Celaena said, then realized what the implications would be.†   (source)
  • I'm holding my breath and trying not to think about the seriousness or implications of what I'm doing.†   (source)
  • The metaphors have implications.†   (source)
  • HARRY hears the implication in her emphasis, he nods.†   (source)
  • In the months after that talk with Roger, I kept thinking about it a lot, about Hailsham closing and all the implications.†   (source)
  • Then —all at once—I did see, the implications slithering in on me with a chill.†   (source)
  • The second implication of the hockey example is that the systems we set up to determine who gets ahead aren't particularly efficient.†   (source)
  • Eragon twisted Cadoc's reins in his hands, considering the implications of what Brom had said.†   (source)
  • Her voice was thick with implications.†   (source)
  • I'm so busy celebrating Willow's arrival that the implication of her being here takes a few moments to sink in, but when it does, it hits me like a jolt of electricity.†   (source)
  • Then my vision from the Hall of Ages—the implications of what I'd seen—sank in.†   (source)
  • "After you recover," he paused and I heard the clear implication, if you recover, "you settle accounts.†   (source)
  • Perhaps the implications were too frightening.†   (source)
  • Mack sat back in his chair, staggered by the implications of what he was hearing.†   (source)
  • The survival of these characters demands that we consider the implications.†   (source)
  • The implications are stunning.†   (source)
  • When Michael came through their door to have his brain examined, they were shocked by the implications.†   (source)
  • Commentators mused on the likely implications of the tact that neither Megan's phone nor her hank cards had been used for more than a week.†   (source)
  • The implications were terrible.†   (source)
  • Not, the implication was clear, genuine ones.†   (source)
  • You apparently haven't realized all the implications of in loco parentis in this matter, Mr. Hargensen.†   (source)
  • I did not yet comprehend the full implications of lokhay but I knew it was important and that I would not be surrendered.†   (source)
  • Suddenly the true implication of what Holmes had done became clear to him.†   (source)
  • The tactical situation was becoming clearer, though its strategic implications were beyond his ability to judge.†   (source)
  • The media attention had other implications.†   (source)
  • 'But he'll never let us leave,' I whispered, though I'd caught the implication of her words; her vampire sense was keen.†   (source)
  • Theresa pondered the question and its implications.†   (source)
  • For half a year he had been working alone on Harriet's disappearance, and here was another person—an experienced researcher—who grasped the implications.†   (source)
  • His—the way that he spoke about them left no doubt in my mind what the implication was there.†   (source)
  • She weighed the implications.†   (source)
  • I was listening, but also distracted by the implications of what she was telling me about her life.†   (source)
  • I considered the implication of what O'Dell was saying.†   (source)
  • Xa, it has many implications.†   (source)
  • Then we exchanged a look fraught with implication.†   (source)
  • This question, and even more her way of asking it, seemed to contain implications he scarcely dared to trust.†   (source)
  • Poultry consumption in the United States was growing, a trend with alarming implications for a fast food chain that only sold hamburgers.†   (source)
  • "Stimela" is not a political song, but in the context, it became one, for the implication was that the train contained guerrillas coming down to fight the South African army.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Breedlove yanked her up by the arm, slapped her again, and in a voice thin with anger, abused Pecola directly and Frieda and me by implication.†   (source)
  • Nor the implications of my father's sundry addictions.†   (source)
  • Bellamy thrashed against the arms holding him, unable to quell his rage as the implication of Wells's words sank in.†   (source)
  • The implication was clear in the snap itself.†   (source)
  • Only hints, and suggestions, and implications, but no proof because it never happened.†   (source)
  • She had to forget the implications of the pregnancy.†   (source)
  • I bristle at the implication.†   (source)
  • Slowly, Susan grasped the implication, but it was ludicrous.†   (source)
  • They looked at one another, considering the implications of this.†   (source)
  • I've talked to the district attorney, and they won't push too heavily on the assault charge if we drop the implications of undue force in the arrest.†   (source)
  • Call didn't like the implication.†   (source)
  • The implication is that black-sounding names carry an economic penalty.†   (source)
  • The implication being, I guess, that I was supposed to know they thought I was beautiful.†   (source)
  • Still to come on Sunday night, "Community Values: Sex without Consent— Implications for Brown Students."†   (source)
  • But for that very reason I feel his gesture has broad implications: Nietzsche was trying to apologize to the horse for Descartes.†   (source)
  • Now everything they could think of carried an implication simply through not being to do with riding.†   (source)
  • I swallow nervously as the implications of his words sink in.†   (source)
  • The implication was clear.†   (source)
  • But he hadn't considered all of the implications.†   (source)
  • And not all of us have had the opportunity to refill our coffers with the plunder of Maidenpool and Dragon-stone "I resent your implication, Swyft," Mace Tyrell said, bristling.†   (source)
  • What's more, there was the implication that the same sort of people described by White also caused the rioting in all parts of the city.†   (source)
  • And the implication, of course, was that you weren't one of those.†   (source)
  • But the implication is beautiful.†   (source)
  • But after God had not intervened, Harlon made up his mind that it was his fate to do his duty—never mind the torment he felt over the moral implications of battle.†   (source)
  • You realize the full implications of the word 'backward,' don't you?†   (source)
  • Do you understand the implications?†   (source)
  • A horrified expression crossed John's features as the implications of this settled in.†   (source)
  • Dear Mr. Smeath, I was a little surprised at your recent implication that I have insufficient funds to cover my overdraft.†   (source)
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implication as in:  Her implication in the crime

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  • The fault clearly lies with the manufacturer, but we were implicated in the lawsuit because our company installed their equipment.
    implicated = involved
  • She implicated three additional classmates in the cheating scandal.
    implicated = involved or accused of involvement
  • The case took a new turn with her implication of her boyfriend in the theft.
    implication = accusation (suggestion that someone was involved in a crime)
  • During that era, my deeds would certainly have implicated my husband if revealed, regardless of whether he had anything to do with them.   (source)
    implicated = caused to be accused of a crime
  • We are all implicated when we allow other people to be mistreated.   (source)
    implicated = guilty of wrongdoing
  • Thus Mr. Curtain must know that Sticky lied, and no doubt Reynie had been implicated as his accomplice.   (source)
    implicated = accused of involvement
  • I don't intend to implicate myself.   (source)
    implicate = suggest involvement in a crime by
  • Comrade K. N. M. Pillai claimed that the Management had implicated the Paravan in a false police case because he was an active member of the Communist Party.   (source)
    implicated = accused of being involved
  • Not only did she dupe me into believing she still loved me, she actually forced me to implicate myself.   (source)
    implicate = suggest guilt of a crime
  • He implicated Mary Surratt and Dr. Mudd.   (source)
    implicated = caused to be accused of involvement in a crime
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  • I couldn't implicate my family in all of this.   (source)
    implicate = involve
  • One of the warlords whose troops have been implicated in the rapes is Laurent Nkunda, a tall, genial man who served us dinner in his comfortable mountain lair.   (source)
    implicated = involved or accused of involvement
  • He'd toss Redford to the wolves in a heartbeat, but not if it implicated Jerry.   (source)
    implicated = caused to be accused of a crime
  • It was easier to confess everything and implicate everybody.   (source)
    implicate = suggest involvement in a crime by
  • He was implicated in that share-pushing fraud of Bennito's three years ago-we're sure of that though we can't prove it.   (source)
    implicated = involved or accused of involvement
  • Maria and Julia, and especially Maria, were so closely implicated in Mr. Crawford's misconduct, that she could not give his character, such as she believed it, without betraying them.   (source)
    implicated = involved
  • I was unable to answer these questions in a way that didn't implicate something deep within the place I called home.†   (source)
  • Nobody could implicate the Teacher unless Rémy talked, and that was no longer a concern.†   (source)
  • They both understand that the deal they get depends on their convincing you that other people are implicated.†   (source)
  • This doesn't implicate you, or the other maids, or the book at all.†   (source)
  • Walsh will talk, she'll implicate us all, she'll ruin us.†   (source)
  • Briony was more than implicated in this union.†   (source)
  • The last thing I needed was to somehow implicate Denna in all this.†   (source)
  • Thankfully, she pointed in the correct direction and did not implicate me†   (source)
  • Once again I had no way of determining who had left them, or when, though Denz Ay's oblique statements, careful not to implicate the fishermen I knew usually poached in those areas, implied that they must have arrived some time in the past month or two.†   (source)
  • I wondered whether Dede would be implicated now that I had dragged her with me to Monte Cristi.†   (source)
  • Almost all of the sons of the founders were implicated, although none of them knew concretely what action they were plotting.†   (source)
  • And I'm quite certain that you would have exposed us if Harriet had turned out in some way to have been implicated, or if you thought I was a cretin.†   (source)
  • On the stand, he went out of his way to implicate people who were not even mentioned in the case.†   (source)
  • But now the reporters interrogate me and the band separately, as though they're cops and they have me and my accomplices in adjacent cells and are trying to get us to implicate one another.†   (source)
  • If the conspiracy that the opening words announce is entered into by the reader, then the book can be seen to open with its close: a speculation on the disruption of "nature" as being a social disruption with tragic individual consequences in which the reader, as part of the population of the text, is implicated.†   (source)
  • For the Government, which through its agents obtained and sought the signing of these forms, to claim now that they indicated disloyalty, would be to implicate the Government itself in the encouragement of a disloyal attitude.†   (source)
  • The intent of the killers, according to that same Mafia legend, was to implicate Bobby in the murder.†   (source)
  • Is there anything we might have missed that could implicate Joanna?†   (source)
  • You said he was welcomed back to Paris because he was never directly implicated in the terrorism.†   (source)
  • I condemn and affirm, say no and say yes, say yes and say no. I denounce because though implicated and partially responsible, I have been hurt to the point of abysmal pain, hurt to the point of invisibility.†   (source)
  • After eight days back on the case, intuition was telling Ricki Valentine that her failure to produce new evidence that would implicate Phil Switzer in the BoneMan case wasn't necessarily a bad thing.†   (source)
  • Well, if they ever get to trying to implicate you in what happened.†   (source)
  • I don't want to be implicated.†   (source)
  • Some said he left because he felt ashamed that he had implicated his classmates in his predicament.†   (source)
  • It was Comrade Mundt himself who authorized the approach that was made to Leamas in England: do you think he would have taken such an insane risk if he were himself to be implicated?†   (source)
  • We must understan' that there are situations which entail commitment, and there are situations in which no commitment is implicated.†   (source)
  • You are implicated already by the very fact of talking to me now.†   (source)
  • He was feeling nothing that they were feeling: he was an outsider in this tragedy, although both the Sergeant and Charlie Slatter seemed to feel personally implicated, for they had unconsciously assumed poses of weary dignity, appearing bowed down with unutterable burdens, because of poor Dick Turner and his sufferings.†   (source)
  • Some of my relatives and friends had distanced themselves from my family, for fear of being implicated in my defection, but the officials never contacted my family again.   (source)
    implicated = accused of involvement
  • Could Blomkvist have implicated himself in some form of abuse by exploiting a person in a position of dependency?   (source)
    implicated = involved
  • The Bank had been implicated in shady financial deals with the Masonic Lodge ….   (source)
    implicated = involved or accused of involvement
  • Why did each of those places end up including clues that implicated me in your murder?   (source)
    implicated = indicated involvement
  • She simply endured silently, and would never consider implicating others.   (source)
    implicating = cause to be accused of a crime
  • None of Booth's conspirators knew it, but Booth had already implicated all of them!   (source)
    implicated = caused to be accused of involvement in a crime
  • But if he gave the information to Bublanski or Ekström, he would implicate himself.   (source)
    implicate = cause to be accused of a crime
  • Diane had been wrongly implicated in a drug-trafficking operation that involved her former boyfriend.   (source)
    implicated = accused of involvement
  • After months in the county jail, away from death row, Myers again realized he didn't want to implicate himself in a murder he had not committed.   (source)
    implicate = suggest involvement of
  • By the time Tanner Bolt was done, everyone—the police department, two West Side Chicago gang members, a disgruntled club bouncer—was implicated except Cody Olsen, who walked out of the courtroom and bought cocktails all around.   (source)
    implicated = accused of being involved
  • If Booth talked, too, he might reveal valuable information that implicated the highest officials in the Confederacy.   (source)
    implicated = caused to be accused of involvement in a crime
  • There is evidence that implicates Walter McMillian for this murder, and my job is to defend this conviction.   (source)
    implicates = suggests involvement of
  • Joe was not apprehended that day, but he voluntarily turned himself in the next day after learning that Gulley and McCants had implicated him.   (source)
    implicated = accused of a crime
  • The only physical evidence to implicate Joe was a latent partial palm-print that the state's examiner testified matched him.   (source)
    implicate = suggest guilt of a crime by
  • After implicating Joe, McCants was sentenced as an adult to four-and-one-half years and served just six months.   (source)
    implicating = accusing of a crime
  • Officials began to suspect that Myers was the sole killer and was desperately trying to implicate others to minimize his culpability.   (source)
    implicate = accuse (of  a crime)
  • He was in the public dock, confessing everything, implicating everybody.   (source)
    implicating = suggesting involvement (in a crime) by
  • Whilst probability in some cases is against certain people being implicated, yet we cannot say definitely that any one person can be considered as cleared of all complicity.   (source)
    implicated = involved or accused of involvement
  • Very occasionally some person whom you had believed dead long since would make a ghostly reappearance at some public trial where he would implicate hundreds of others by his testimony before vanishing, this time forever.   (source)
    implicate = suggest involvement in a crime by
  • Now, eyeing the bewildered Langdon and Neveu, Teabing resisted the urge to reveal how he had brilliantly implicated Opus Dei in the plot that would soon bring about the demise of the entire Church.†   (source)
  • We had learned from some of the early police reports that the father of Vickie Pittman, Vic Pittman, had been implicated as a suspect in her death.†   (source)
  • As soon as my old colleagues at Millennium saw how you were implicated in the story, Blomkvist stopped its publication.†   (source)
  • Only three other people would ever know I was lying, and according to the honor code they too would be implicated in the lie by their toleration of it.†   (source)
  • You, Pierre Trignon, and your current employer, Madame Jacqueline Lavier, are directly implicated in financing the most sought-after killer in Europe.†   (source)
  • By giving her a name, she had implicated me, made me responsible, guilty When we exited the tent, the air of North Charleston was posi-tively exhilarating and we breathed the tangy, phosphorous-scented night air with relief.†   (source)
  • There was a reconciliation of sorts with De Gaulle; Villiers was never directly implicated in the terrorism, and his military record demanded it.†   (source)
  • The chief priest had agreed to bring Thomas, but he refused to implicate himself in any way.†   (source)
  • Even if I take away the cameras, the guards' memories, anything that could implicate either of us, the queen will know.†   (source)
  • But he ignored his duty as guardian: he said nothing to America Vicuna's parents, restrained by a sense of guilt that he tried to elude, and he did not discuss it with her because of a well-founded fear that she would try to implicate him in her failure.†   (source)
  • It's a petty and spiteful trick, designed to implicate Matthews, who will be onstage in the role of Richard Coyle during Our American Cousin.†   (source)
  • I won't implicate you.†   (source)
  • He asks Dr. Mudd to loan them his, but the doctor is reluctant; secretly harboring fugitives is one thing, but allowing the two most wanted men in America to ride through southern Maryland in his personal carriage would surely implicate Mudd and his wife in the conspiracy.†   (source)
  • It is, in my view, essential that the scandal should not implicate the government—which is what would happen if the government tried to suppress the story.†   (source)
  • On Lindsay's urging, I spent all last night going through the three case files; I was looking for anything that would implicate Joanna.†   (source)
  • We would readily admit what was known by the state to be true but refuse to give away any information we thought might implicate others.†   (source)
  • Surely the unfortunate coincidence of my client's taste in champagne doesn't implicate him in this act.†   (source)
  • Probables that fall into the same pattern where highly protected figures were killed, and sources came forward to implicate Cain.†   (source)
  • And once again I felt implicated, because he had been tamed on my arm.†   (source)
  • One of the servants was implicated-of that I was sure.†   (source)
  • So you do not think that she is likely to be implicated in this crime?†   (source)
  • He is suspected of being implicated in this murder!†   (source)
  • He's implicated in this and is probably explaining to the Yankees at this very minute.†   (source)
  • At the moment there seemed little doubt that if either of the two was implicated, Dyer was the man.†   (source)
  • (2) The excitement of their art seems to lie most of all in its pure preoccupation with the invention and arrangement of spaces, surfaces, shapes, colors, etc., to the exclusion of whatever is not necessarily implicated in these factors†   (source)
  • If a woman is concerned, as you seem to think (to my mind without any evidence but on a mere assumption), I can assure you that Miss Debenham could not possibly be implicated.†   (source)
  • We are all implicated in that sense, but not an atom of blame attaches to you personally.†   (source)
  • If I let smuggling go on here I'd be implicated myself.†   (source)
  • She thought over all his reply implicated, and she reddened.†   (source)
  • Remember, Lucy, I alone am implicated in this.†   (source)
  • Your name was implicated in the most terrible confession I ever read.†   (source)
  • And now as to the villains who seemed to be immediately implicated in the matter.†   (source)
  • It will not do, however, to deny that you are in some measure implicated in them.†   (source)
  • 'Tom, do you believe the man I gave the money to, is really implicated in this crime?'†   (source)
  • No implicated man or woman took untimely courage, or made a self-betraying step.†   (source)
  • They were all still intensely excited, and all overflowing with noisy expressions of their loyalty to the Law; yet I felt an absolute assurance in my own mind that the Hyena-swine was implicated in the rabbit-killing.†   (source)
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