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imply
used in In Cold Blood

4 uses
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Definition
to suggest or say indirectly — possibly as a logical consequence
  • The parents accepted what Nye implied-that parole violation and financial fraud were all that motivated his pursuit of their son.
    3 — Answer (11% in)
  • Your letter implies that the blame of all your problems is that of someone else, but never you.
    2 — Persons Unknown (82% in)
  • Cullivan was silent, and his silence upset Perry, who seemed to interpret it as implying disapproval.
    4 — The Corner (43% in)
  • But the bulkiest of Hickock's mud pies was aimed at the two defense attorneys, Arthur Fleming and Harrison Smith, whose "incompetence and inadequacy" were the chief cause of the correspondent's present predicament, for no real defense had been prepared or offered by them, and this lack of effort, it was implied, had been deliberate-an act of collusion between the defense and the prosecution.
    4 — The Corner (82% in)

There are no more uses of "imply" in In Cold Blood.

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