DEDUCTIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEDUCTIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
deductive
 a.  reaching an answer by thinking carefully about the known facts
 a.  involving inferences from general principles
Classic Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  Yes, I have a turn both for observation and for deduction.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  Those rules of deduction laid down in that article which aroused your scorn, are invaluable to me in practical work.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
3  I am simply applying to ordinary life a few of those precepts of observation and deduction which I advocated in that article.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
4  Hence, you see, my double deduction that you had been out in vile weather, and that you had a particularly malignant boot-slitting specimen of the London slavey.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
5  I could not help laughing at the ease with which he explained his process of deduction.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
6  Now, when you see that a young lady, otherwise neatly dressed, has come away from home with odd boots, half-buttoned, it is no great deduction to say that she came away in a hurry.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
7  For a Frenchman that deduction was indubitable.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVIII
8  He heard what they said, but did not understand the meaning of the words and made no kind of deduction from or application of them.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XII
9  This something was a most subtle spiritual deduction from a conversation with Karataev the day before.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XIII
10  My deduction is," replied Villefort, "that my father, led away by his passions, has committed some fault unknown to human justice, but marked by the justice of God.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
11  That is the deduction of reason.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 12
12  She leaned back, sipping her tea with an air so enchantingly judicial that, if they had been in her aunt's drawing-room, he might almost have tried to disprove her deduction.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
13  As will be seen, the proper deduction having been made, the King's charge is decreased.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—LOUIS PHILIPPE
14  Deducting from this the rent, interest, and installments on the furniture, they had left sixty dollars, and deducting the coal, they had fifty.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
15  From this they had to deduct their carfare, since the distance was so great; but after a while they made friends, and learned still more, and then they would save their carfare.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 12
Example Sentence:
1  The detective has to discover the murderer by logical deduction.
2  It was a pretty astute deduction.
3  He arrived at the solution by a simple process of deduction.
4  The interest I receive on my savings account is paid after the deduction of tax.
5  I will deduct tax from your salary.
6  The mistakes deduct from the value of his book.
7  What you actually receive is net of deductions for the airfare and administration.
8  Children will soon make deductions about the meaning of a word.
9  Businesses would lose a whole raft of deductions, including those for employee benefits such as health care.
10  We can examine the bones of dinosaurs and make deductions about how they lived.
11  Those workers earned less money because of deductions for medical insurance from their wages.
12  The brilliant lawyer was known for his perspicacious deductions.
13  Key senators reach bipartisan health-care subsidy deal; the compromise help offset deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers.