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imply
used in War and Peace

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Definition
to suggest or say indirectly — possibly as a logical consequence
  • "You absolutely must come and see me," she said in a tone that implied that, for certain considerations he could not know of, this was absolutely necessary.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (29% in)
  • The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.
    Book One — 1805 (73% in)
  • Prince Bagration bent his head in sign of agreement with what Prince Andrew told him, and said, "Very good!" in a tone that seemed to imply that everything that took place and was reported to him was exactly what he had foreseen.
    Book Two — 1805 (75% in)
  • Helene smiled, with a look implying that she did not admit the possibility of anyone seeing her without being enchanted.
    Book Three — 1805 (5% in)
  • "Oh, Denisov is quite different," replied Nicholas, implying that even Denisov was nothing compared to Dolokhov—"you must understand what a soul there is in Dolokhov, you should see him with his mother.
    Book Four — 1806 (69% in)
  • Then he approached Lazarev (who rolled his eyes and persistently gazed at his own monarch), looked round at the Emperor Alexander to imply that what he was now doing was done for the sake of his ally, and the small white hand holding the Order touched one of Lazarev's buttons.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (96% in)
  • And also from my husband's friend Bolkonski, Prince Andrew Bolkonski," she went on with special emphasis, implying that she knew of his relation to Natasha.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (45% in)
  • "But it's impossible...." declared the gentlemen of the suite, shrugging their shoulders but not venturing to utter the implied word—le ridicule....
    Book Eleven — 1812 (48% in)
  • You mean to imply that I have nothing to eat out of....
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (18% in)
  • But the word always seemed to her to imply: "Yes, I am angry but I won't tell you why."
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (53% in)

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