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imply
used in Great Expectations

7 uses
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Definition
to suggest or say indirectly — possibly as a logical consequence
  • It was not very polite to herself, I thought, to imply that I should be told lies by her even if I did ask questions.
    Chapter 2 (73% in)
  • My father is Miss Havisham's cousin; not that that implies familiar intercourse between them, for he is a bad courtier and will not propitiate her."
    Chapter 22 (12% in)
  • This certainly had not a profitable appearance, and I shook my head as if I would imply that it would be difficult to lay by much accumulative capital from such a source of income.
    Chapter 22 (69% in)
  • "I don't mean to imply that he won't," said I, "but it might make you hold your tongue about us and our money, I should think."
    Chapter 26 (73% in)
  • All the children of the village, and most of the women, were admiring these sable warders and the closed windows of the house and forge; and as I came up, one of the two warders (the postboy) knocked at the door, —implying that I was far too much exhausted by grief to have strength remaining to knock for myself.
    Chapter 35 (17% in)
  • I resented it, because it seemed to imply that he expected me to respond to it.
    Chapter 39 (20% in)
  • Told would seem to imply verbal communication.
    Chapter 40 (65% in)

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