The inference that the child was treated as an equal in the community is unwarranted.
This is an example of abductive reasoning: an inference is made based on known facts, in an effort to explain them.
The inference of “it” is that Burns himself wandered a painful distance down a suicidal path after being bullied in school.
The reasoning task requires the mice to make an inference by exclusion.
Sen. Claire McCaskill said the “innuendo and inference” reminded her of Joe McCarthy.
The inference, on the broad principle, is that she stole it.
These inconsistencies made it hard to draw any inference from his behavior.
This inference may be objected to on account of the supposed anachronism, respecting which we shall make a short digression.
The inference is a correct one, but it is in no sense an obvious one.
Burrell made the best reply he could, without confirming or denying the inference drawn from his early rising.