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derive
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

3 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.)
  • It is probable that the craft of building, as many other crafts beside, was derived from the Dunedain.
    Prologue (40% in)
  • That story was derived from the earlier chapters of the Red Book, composed by Bilbo himself, the first Hobbit to become famous in the world at large, and called by him There and Back Again, since they told of his journey into the East and his return: an adventure which later involved all the Hobbits in the great events of that Age that are here related.
    Prologue (1% in)
  • But many copies contain the true account (as an alternative), derived no doubt from notes by Frodo or Samwise, both of whom learned the truth, though they seem to have been unwilling to delete anything actually written by the old hobbit himself.
    Prologue (82% in)

There are no more uses of "derive" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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