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used in The House of the Seven Gables

6 uses
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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.)
  • Our acquaintance with the whole subject is derived chiefly from tradition.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (8% in)
  • The favorable excitement derived from this little crimson rose afforded Clifford the brightest moment which he enjoyed at the breakfast-table.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (78% in)
  • Dispositions more boldly speculative may derive a stern enjoyment from the discovery, since there must be evil in the world, that a high man is as likely to grasp his share of it as a low one.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (98% in)
  • They probably embodied the traditionary peculiarities of their whole line of progenitors, derived through an unbroken succession of eggs; or else this individual Chanticleer and his two wives had grown to be humorists, and a little crack-brained withal, on account of their solitary way of life, and out of sympathy for Hepzibah, their lady-patroness.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (46% in)
  • If permitted to witness the close, I doubt not to derive a moral satisfaction from it, go matters how they may.
    Chapter 14 — Phoebe's Good-Bye (53% in)
  • First comes the ancestor himself, in his black cloak, steeple-hat, and trunk-breeches, girt about the waist with a leathern belt, in which hangs his steel-hilted sword; he has a long staff in his hand, such as gentlemen in advanced life used to carry, as much for the dignity of the thing as for the support to be derived from it.
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (72% in)

There are no more uses of "derive" in The House of the Seven Gables.

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