Definition of read between the lines in English:
Look for or discover a meaning that is hidden or implied rather than explicitly stated.
- One rather gathers, reading between the lines, that he dismissed Piggy as a fool.
- Even so, one must read between the lines to discover the full impact on her of the long joyless union with Thomas.
- However, reading between the lines, one can discover criticism of army doctors and the army authorities in general, who above all wanted to maintain discipline and return soldiers to the battlefield.
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