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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INFERRED

That this is wholly of recent growth, is not, of course, to be inferred.

Nothing as to the manners of the times can be inferred from this freak of an individual.

Mr. Galloway, at least, inferred this, and answered the look.

Tom inferred from these, and other expressions of the same nature, that he was jealous.

His industry may be inferred from the number of his engravings and etchings, of which he left not fewer than 1600.

Denial explicit or reserved, expressed or left to be inferred, is still a lie.

You observed this and inferred that the double experience was the single case possible.

The train of consequences which follows, is inferred by altering the predicate into 'not many.'

She paused, leaving the rest of the sentence to be inferred.

One might have inferred that, when his wife spoke like that, he usually came.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Latin inferre "bring into, carry in; deduce, infer, conclude, draw an inference; bring against," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + ferre "carry, bear," from PIE *bher- (1) "to bear, to carry, to take" (cf. Sanskrit bharati "carries;" Avestan baraiti "carries;" Old Persian barantiy "they carry;" Armenian berem "I carry;" Greek pherein "to carry;" Old Irish beru/berim "I catch, I bring forth;" Gothic bairan "to carry;" Old English and Old High German beran, Old Norse bera "barrow;" Old Church Slavonic birati "to take;" Russian brat' "to take," bremya "a burden"). Sense of "draw a conclusion" is first attested 1520s.

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