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 Meanings and Examples of INFERENCE
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inference
 n.  a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning; deduction
Classic Sentence: (55 in 4 pages)
1  On entering the house this last inference was confirmed.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
2  On being shown her chamber, she was so dreadfully sensible of its comforts as to suggest the inference that she would have preferred to pass the night on the mangle in the laundry.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
3  If Lady Bertram, with all her incompetency and languor, could feel this, the inference of what her niece, alive and enlightened as she was, must feel, was elevating.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
4  I only quote this as a trivial example of observation and inference.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
5  Once or twice we drifted into talk, and I can remember that more than once he expressed a keen interest in my methods of observation and inference.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
6  Pray interrupt me if there is any inference which is not perfectly clear to you.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
7  Holmes had shaken off his temporary ill-humour, and his characteristic talk, with its keen observance of detail and subtle power of inference held me amused and enthralled.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
8  It would be difficult to name any articles which afford a finer field for inference than a pair of glasses, especially so remarkable a pair as these.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
9  But, in that early severity of the Puritan character, an inference of this kind could not so indubitably be drawn.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
10  Knowing what I knew, I set up an inference of my own here.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVI
11  Now, if to this consideration you superadd the official supremacy of a ship-master, then, by inference, you will derive the cause of that peculiarity of sea-life just mentioned.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
12  Hence, by inference, it has been believed by some whalemen, that the Nor West Passage, so long a problem to man, was never a problem to the whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
13  These things are we told, and in this record of ours we have proof by inference.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
14  From this he had drawn the inference that this person, once in the forest, had dug a hole with his pick, buried the coffer, and reclosed the hole with his shovel.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
15  The inference from all which is, that there is no surer or more necessary restraint on the violence of an unruly multitude, than the presence of some one whose character and bearing command respect.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LIV.
Example Sentence:
1  If he is guilty, then by inference so is she; both should be in trouble.
2  You seemed to know about this book, and by inference I thought you had read it.
3  It is difficult to infer anything from such scanty evidence.
4  It is possible to infer two completely opposite conclusions from this set of facts.
5  He can logically infer that if the battery is dead then the horn will not sound.
6  From the students' glazed looks, it was easy for me to infer that they were bored out of their minds.
7  I inferred this fact from the evidence I have gathered.
8  The value of data depends on our skill in drawing inferences from it.
9  In the absence of detailed documentary evidence, we can only make inferences about Minoan religion.
10  In the former, the researcher can draw very strong inferences from comparisons between randomized groups.
11  After all, people with a naturalistic worldview make philosophical inferences about the world supposedly based on the scientific evidence.