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derive
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

2 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.)
  • He was a bright, handsome lad, nearly white; for he inherited the complexion my grandmother had derived from Anglo-Saxon ancestors.
    1 — Childhood (39% in)
  • The money for the freedom of myself and my children could be obtained; but I derived no advantage from that circumstance.
    15 — Continued Persecutions (3% in)

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