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imply
used in Nine Stories

5 uses
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Definition
to suggest or say indirectly — possibly as a logical consequence
  • his inflection implying that the answer to that question was hopelessly obscure.
    3 — Just Before the War with the Eskimos (27% in)
implying = saying indirectly
  • He shrugged slightly, as much as to imply, it seemed to me, that the picture had more or less been planted on him.
    4 — The Laughing Man (38% in)
  • I hadn't said or implied a word to him about my recent, extracurricular doings, and I was dying to make this final news-break—to scoop him thoroughly—when we were alone.
    8 — De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period (21% in)
  • She was an altogether charming person whose every attempt to be friendly to me, to gently persuade me to take off my armor, or at least my helmet, I chose to interpret as an implied invitation to join her in bed at my earliest convenience—that is, as soon as Bobby, who clearly was too old for her, could be given the slip.
    8 — De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period (22% in)
  • To do otherwise, I feel, would be tantamount to implying or stating that the difference in spiritual sorties between St. Francis and the average, highstrung, Sunday leper-kisser is only a vertical one.
    8 — De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period (94% in)

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