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imply
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

6 uses
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Definition
to suggest or say indirectly — possibly as a logical consequence
  • The remark, singular for a dairy-yard, was murmured by the voice behind the dun cow; but as nobody understood the reference, no notice was taken, except that the narrator seemed to think it might imply scepticism as to his tale.
    3 — The Rally (21% in)
  • The eldest wore the white tie, high waistcoat, and thin-brimmed hat of the regulation curate; the second was the normal undergraduate; the appearance of the third and youngest would hardly have been sufficient to characterize him; there was an uncribbed, uncabined aspect in his eyes and attire, implying that he had hardly as yet found the entrance to his professional groove.
    1 — The Maiden (13% in)
  • Decrepit families imply decrepit wills, decrepit conduct.
    5 — The Woman Pays (7% in)
  • Why, you wicked man, a cloister implies a monk, and a monk Roman Catholicism.
    5 — The Woman Pays (51% in)
  • He had distinctly implied that he would at least let her know of the locality to which he had journeyed; but he had not sent a line to notify his address.
    5 — The Woman Pays (88% in)
  • He would wait till Mrs Durbeyfield could inform him of Tess's return, which her letter implied to be soon.
    7 — Fulfilment (10% in)

There are no more uses of "imply" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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