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imply
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
to suggest or say indirectly — possibly as a logical consequence
  • Wasn't it Hardy I had written about? she asked—implying "merely" Hardy!
    p. 540.3
  • Owen Meany used to say that we residents of Gravesend were sitting over a bona fide outcrop of intrusive igneous rock; he would say this with an implied reverence—as if the consensus of the Gravesend community was that the Exeter Pluton was as valuable as a mother lode of gold.
    p. 14.2
  • Perhaps an unwed mother sounded merely hapless; whereas a divorcée implied intent— a woman who was out to snare their dear underachiever, Dan.
    p. 112.9
  • Surely you're not going to make the poor boy feel self-conscious about his weight, the rector's glance toward his wife implied; surely the wires and the harness are strong enough.
    p. 167.1
  • Mary Beth Baird suggested that, as a helpful husband, I take turns with her in handling Owen Meany—if not exactly lifting him out of the hay, because Barb Wiggin was violently opposed to this, then at least, Mary Beth implied, we could fondle Owen, or tickle him, or pat him on the head.
    p. 172.0
  • He implied that a dead dog was highly prized, among serious gardeners; my grandmother wished to be brought into the discussion, and it was quickly agreed which rosebushes would be temporarily uprooted, and replanted, and Mr. Fish began with the spade.
    p. 184.4
  • Backstage, and all that this implies, is invisible.
    p. 245.9
  • Its value could have been only sentimental; Noah implied that the Tortola boatman had given it to her.
    p. 298.0
  • "You can't imply that someone is a racist or an anti-Semite, Owen," Dan told him.
    p. 324.6
  • It had been Owen, I remembered, who had said that Christ had been USED—when Barb Wiggin had implied that Christ had been "lucky," when the Rev. Dudley Wiggin had said that Christ, after all, had been "saved."
    p. 547.1

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