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derive
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

8 uses
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Definition
to get something from something else

(If the context doesn't otherwise indicate where something came from, it is generally from reasoning—especially deductive reasoning.)
  • You will accomplish what I was to have done, and derive all the honor and profit from it.'
    Chapters 7-8 (34% in)
  • "God forgive me," said the young man, "for rejoicing at happiness derived from the misery of others, but, Heaven knows, I did not seek this good fortune; it has happened, and I really cannot pretend to lament it.
    Chapters 1-2 (62% in)
  • Well, you know he reigned over a rich valley which was overhung by the mountain whence he derived his picturesque name.
    Chapters 31-32 (64% in)
  • "Talking of countries," replied Franz, "of what country is the count, what is his native tongue, whence does he derive his immense fortune, and what were those events of his early life—a life as marvellous as unknown—that have tinctured his succeeding years with so dark and gloomy a misanthropy?
    Chapters 37-38 (94% in)
  • "In the meanwhile," continued the magistrate, "our codes are in full force, with all their contradictory enactments derived from Gallic customs, Roman laws, and Frank usages; the knowledge of all which, you will agree, is not to be acquired without extended labor; it needs tedious study to acquire this knowledge, and, when acquired, a strong power of brain to retain it."
    Chapters 47-48 (72% in)
  • Our house transacts business to the amount of a million a year, from which we derive an income of 40,000 francs.
    Chapters 49-50 (58% in)
  • But whence does he derive the title of count?
    Chapters 69-70 (20% in)
  • Thus the terrible secret, which Beauchamp had so generously destroyed, appeared again like an armed phantom; and another paper, deriving its information from some malicious source, had published two days after Albert's departure for Normandy the few lines which had rendered the unfortunate young man almost crazy.
    Chapters 85-86 (42% in)

There are no more uses of "derive" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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