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For your indisposition prevents us from deriving any pleasure from this and other news.

The foe were not slow in discovering this, and in deriving courage from their discovery.

Neither do they possess the faculty of deriving pleasure from kindness and generosity.

And deriving much comfort from this witticism, she went on her way.

I only feel some compunction in deriving that profit from it which you might yourself reap.

I do not think that he was deriving as much pleasure from the sight as he had expected.

It is necessary to our deriving the greatest amount of profit from them.

Already plans were mooted for deriving a revenue from the colonies.

Of late he had been deriving less satisfaction than of yore from his attire.

Here again there is no reason for deriving any of our ten special senses from any other.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French deriver "to flow, pour out; derive, originate," from Latin derivare "to lead or draw off (a stream of water) from its source" (in Late Latin also "to derive"), from phrase de rivo (de "from" + rivus "stream;" see rivulet). Etymological sense is 1550s. Related: Derived; deriving.

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