IMPLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IMPLY
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imply
 v.  express or indicate indirectly; signify
Classic Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
1  It was not very polite to herself, I thought, to imply that I should be told lies by her even if I did ask questions.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter II
2  This certainly had not a profitable appearance, and I shook my head as if I would imply that it would be difficult to lay by much accumulative capital from such a source of income.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
3  I resented it, because it seemed to imply that he expected me to respond to it.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIX
4  Told would seem to imply verbal communication.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL
5  And she had a disagreeable consciousness of not appearing to imply that it had been an overpowering pleasure.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. I AM BORN
6  in fact, he wasn't at all, well, what his appearance intended to imply.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
7  The latter recognition was uttered with just enough of embarrassment to imply a doubt of its reception; for Mr. Fagin and his young friend had not met, since she had interfered in behalf of Oliver.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
8  'There is something in your manner, which would almost imply that she will hear me coldly, mother,' said the young man.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
9  I could see by his manner that he had stronger reasons for satisfaction than his words alone would imply.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
10  I didn't mean to imply that you are as hard put to it as that.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
11  That's the next stage: the desire to imply that one has been to Europe, and has a standard.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
12  He smiled at Kennicott, to imply that whatever he might say in the stress of being witty was not to count against him in the commercio-medical warfare.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
13  Having said this, the abbe bowed to imply he wished to pursue his studies.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 69. The Inquiry.
14  This announcement, which implied or appeared to imply, the approval of all the persons concerned in this momentous affair, had been preceded by a scene to which our readers must be admitted.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
15  You seemed to me to imply that with me you might have been quite another man.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
Example Sentence:
1  This does not necessarily imply that children achieve better results in private schools.
2  Empathy for the criminal's childhood misery does not imply exoneration of the crimes he committed as an adult.
3  Their failure to reply to our letter seems to imply a lack of interest.
4  Why does the word imply male siblings and not female as well?
5  When he called his opponent a "bonehead," he implied that his adversary's brain might ossify to the point that he was incapable of clear thinking.
6  By declaring him sane, the jury implied that he had a moral sense.
7  Jiao Zi looks like gold coin, implying a wealthy year ahead.
8  That sort of private payment, and the two-tiered medicine it implies, is becoming common in supposedly universal systems.
9  Avenging someone implies that you have been a victim of outrages and vengeance is required.
10  That implies that whether or not it was testy is still a matter subject to dispute.
11  Wanting fidelity implies you're thinking about a major relationship.
12  A single nod implies an affirmation.