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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Imply  \Im*ply"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Implied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Implying}.]  [From  the  same  source  as  employ.  See  {Employ}, 
  {Ply},  and  cf  {Implicate},  {Apply}.] 
  1.  To  infold  or  involve;  to  wrap  up  [Obs.]  ``His  head  in 
  curls  implied.''  --Chapman. 
 
  2.  To  involve  in  substance  or  essence,  or  by  fair  inference, 
  or  by  construction  of  law,  when  not  include  virtually;  as 
  war  implies  fighting. 
 
  Where  a  mulicious  act  is  proved,  a  mulicious 
  intention  is  implied.  --Bp. 
  Sherlock. 
 
  When  a  man  employs  a  laborer  to  work  for  him  .  .  . 
  the  act  of  hiring  implies  an  obligation  and  a 
  promise  that  he  shall  pay  him  a  reasonable  reward 
  for  his  services.  --Blackstone. 
 
  3.  To  refer,  ascribe,  or  attribute.  [Obs.] 
 
  Whence  might  this  distaste  arise? 
 
  If  [from]  neither  your  perverse  and  peevish  will  To 
  which  I  most  imply  it  --J.  Webster. 
 
  Syn:  To  involve;  include;  comprise;  import;  mean  denote; 
  signify;  betoken.  See  {Involve}. 




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