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1In a way that is not directly expressed; tacitly.‘she implicitly suggested that he was responsible for the error’
- ‘She simply looked around her, implicitly inviting me to do the same.’
- ‘Giving him a platform seems to be a way of implicitly giving him the thumbs-up.’
- ‘The concept of the Way was probably entertained, explicitly or implicitly, by all vernacular societies.’
- ‘The issue of female spectatorship was, implicitly, present in feminist film theory from the start.’
- ‘Part of the deal, either explicitly or implicitly, was that her daughter, Princess Shahnaz, would stay with her father in Iran.’
- ‘Implicitly, they also claim that something akin to a level playing field is now in place.’
- ‘The theory was held, either explicitly or implicitly, by every thinker who believed in artistic truth.’
- ‘Firstly, we have to choose between living in the past or rebuilding the present and, implicitly the future.’
- ‘Generally they end up, at least implicitly, arguing for lower consumption for the mass of the population.’
- ‘Much of this research, either explicitly or implicitly, touches on the culturally constructed nature of infancy.’
- ‘Much of the analysis of graduate employment data explicitly or implicitly rests on assumptions of this sort.’
- ‘Life doesn't have to be a series of eliminations, reductions, and sacrifices, he is implicitly telling us.’
- ‘To clarify, I meant that, in associating the word man with these manly traits, maybe we implicitly exclude women.’
- ‘Whenever a policy change is enacted or whenever the status quo remains, life and limb are implicitly valued.’
- ‘By implicitly accepting ethnic racism, the Metropolitan Police tacitly legitimises white racism.’
- ‘This criterion implicitly requires a sound current account position.’
- ‘Frequently, near to total submission is implicitly or explicitly demanded by the leader/leadership.’
- ‘The writer is implicitly clearing Hodson of both crimes by showing that he was fulfilling his duty.’
- ‘The parallels to the US today are implicitly read between the lines.’
- ‘Their presence is implicitly accounted for in the equations describing complex reaction mechanisms.’
2Without qualification: absolutely.‘he trusted Sarah implicitly’
completely, absolutely, totally, wholeheartedly, utterly, unconditionally, unreservedly, without reservation, without reserve, without qualification, one hundred per centView synonyms
- ‘Kant holds - and Hegel obviously agrees - that reason is implicitly universal.’
- ‘At that level, both partners must use extreme caution and control, and each must implicitly trust the other.’
- ‘She trusted him implicitly.’
- ‘From the word go, they are implicitly generic.’
- ‘Attendants (even midwives) are notoriously resistant to trusting the body implicitly.’
- ‘I've taken a great deal of game with it and trust it implicitly.’
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