I only quote this as a trivial example of observation and inference
I think that I am fairly justified in my inferences
Before deciding that question I had grasped the significance of the silence of the dog, for one true inference
invariably suggests others.
,--that your brother was often at low water.
Now, if we may trust these facts and inferences
, and therefore conclude that varieties linking two other varieties together have generally existed in lesser numbers than the forms which they connect, then, I think, we can understand why intermediate varieties should not endure for very long periods;--why as a general rule they should be exterminated and disappear, sooner than the forms which they originally linked together.
A soldier possessed by Genestas' passion for domestic economy could not help at once drawing inferences
as to the life and character of its owner from the gateway before him; and this, in spite of his habits of circumspection, he in nowise failed to do.
He was impervious to words, to facts, to inferences
Do not be alarmed,' said he: 'what I wish to say is nothing in itself; and I will leave you to draw your own inferences
The more such inferences
are examined, the more precarious they are seen to be.
And even as to me,' continued Jasper, still pursuing the new track, with ardour, and, as he did so, brightening with hope: 'he knew that you were coming to me; he knew that you were intrusted to tell me what you have told me; if your doing so has awakened a new train of thought in my perplexed mind, it reasonably follows that, from the same premises, he might have foreseen the inferences
that I should draw.
I propose to tell you--in the first place--what is known of the manner in which your cousin met his death; appending to the statement such inferences
and conclusions as we are justified (according to my opinion) in drawing from the facts.
There are a few of the serious inferences
which we are led by the hand to in this book, and these are fully sufficient to justify any man in recommending it to the world, and much more to justify the publication of it.