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This petition does not imply, therefore, that we are to make God's name holy.

Nevertheless it was his pose to imply that for him no other sort of reputation was desirable.

How sad that the word "giddy" is used to imply wantonness or levity!

I quite understand that what you mean to imply is a return to early Christianity.

If mutual, does it not imply mutual trust, mutual confidence?

Gaspare's emphasis seemed to imply where they were just then standing.

Line 18 seems to imply that the poem was not written in England.

I don't want to imply that Baroja writes with his social conscience.

You imply that the two questions must be combined, I replied.

Did it imply that Richard was in any way involved—but that was preposterous.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to enfold, enwrap, entangle" (the classical Latin sense), from Old French emplier, from Latin implicare "involve" (see implication). Meaning "to involve something unstated as a logical consequence" first recorded c.1400; that of "to hint at" from 1580s. Related: Implied; implying. The distinction between imply and infer is in "What do you imply by that remark?" But, "What am I to infer from that remark?"

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