Definition of Read between the lines

1. Verb. Read what is implied but not expressed on the surface.

Generic synonyms: Construe, Interpret, See

Definition of Read between the lines

1. Verb. (idiomatic) to infer a meaning that is not stated explicitly ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Read Between The Lines

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read-eval-print loops
read-only access
read-only file
read-only memory
read-only memory chip
read-only storage
read/write head
read/write memory
read between the lines (current term)
read dating
read datings
read head
read like a book
read lips
read me
read my lips
read off
read only memory
read out
read somebody's lips
read somebody the riot act
read someone's mind
read up

Literary usage of Read between the lines

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1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"The mind that is accustomed to read between the lines can trace, in their various changes and developments, similar changes and developments in habits, ..."

2. A History of the City of Newark, New Jersey, Embracing Practically Two and a by Frank John Urquhart, Lewis Historical Publishing Co (1913)
"... In the replacing of the old frame structure by modern and well-equipped buildings, an Internal and more vital development may be read between the lines. ..."

3. I Read It, But I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers by Cris Tovani (2000)
"She smiled and said, "Cris, you need to read between the lines. ... When teachers use phrases like read between the lines, make an inference, ..."

4. The Magazine of Poetry and Literary Review (1892)
"So do not heed these written signs, For you must read between the lines To gather all my meaning. LOVE'S RETURN. THEY had a quarrel, and she sent His ..."

5. Between the Lines by Boyd Cable (1915)
"BETWEEN THE LINES THE ADVANCED TRENCHES Being in some sort the fashion of story that may be read "Between the Lines" of the Official War Despatches. ..."

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