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used in The Fountainhead

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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.)
  • The white marbles, which are derived from the recrystallization of limestone, the onyx marbles which are chemical deposits of calcium carbonate, and the green marbles which consist mainly of hydrous magnesium silicate or serpentine.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (33% in)
  • He derived no pleasure from personal publicity; it was merely a matter of policy to which he submitted.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (82% in)
  • "A building creates its own beauty, and its ornament is derived from the rules of its theme and its structure," Cameron had said.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (70% in)
  • It was an expression of sensual pleasure derived from agony—the agony of his victim or his own, or both.
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (70% in)
  • He knows himself to be dishonest, but others think he's honest and he derives his self-respect from that, second-hand.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (60% in)
  • The creation, not the benefits others derived from it.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (38% in)

There are no more uses of "derive" in The Fountainhead.

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