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deduce
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
conclude by reasoning — especially reasoning from the general to the particular
  • It was always so with the things that Maggie made; and Tom had deduced the conclusion that no girls could ever make anything.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (10% in)
  • In other respects the true Dodson was partly latent in Tom, and he was as far from appreciating his "kin" on the mother's side as Maggie herself, generally absconding for the day with a large supply of the most portable food, when he received timely warning that his aunts and uncles were coming,—a moral symptom from which his aunt Glegg deduced the gloomiest views of his future.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (24% in)
  • She could have informed you that there was such a word as "polygamy," and being also acquainted with "polysyllable," she had deduced the conclusion that "poly" mean "many"; but she had had no idea that gypsies were not well supplied with groceries, and her thoughts generally were the oddest mixture of clear-eyed acumen and blind dreams.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (72% in)

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