read between the lines

  1. read what is implied but not expressed on the surface
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How To Use read between the lines In A Sentence

  • The biographer must always be doubted, cross-questioned, read between the lines.
  • I read between the lines that our plot had been discovered, that we had been countermined. Chapter 22: The Chicago Commune
  • You will need to bring your own history and philosophy to the task, and don't forget to dip into the enemy's operational handbooks and read between the lines of their public pronouncements.
  • To understand poetry, one has to read between the lines.
  • 3. While there is a limited class of overlings in the military who will tell you explicitly what they want, and commit the same to writing when there are hazards in the execution, your typical overling expects underlings to be able to read between the lines. Awwwwwwkward.
  • If you read between the lines, you can detect his contrived explanation.
  • Naturally, I did not read between the lines of her letter, and did not detect the threatening undertone of what would happen if her request was not granted.
  • Some kinds of poetry made you read between the lines.
  • With some it's all there if you read between the lines, while others are deliberately obtuse to maintain an element of privacy.
  • If necessary, they'll read between the lines to winkle it out.
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