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derive
used in The Mill on the Floss

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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.)
  • It would have been much clearer if the lawyer's son had not been deformed, for then Tom would have had the prospect of pitching into him with all that freedom which is derived from a high moral sanction.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Christmas Holidays (**% in)
  • There had arisen in Tom a repulsion toward Maggie that derived its very intensity from their early childish love in the time when they had clasped tiny fingers together, and their later sense of nearness in a common duty and a common sorrow; the sight of her, as he had told her, was hateful to him.
    7.3 -- Book 7 Chapter 3 -- Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable…. (26% in)

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