To read between the lines


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What a starved, unloved life she had had--a life of drudgery and poverty and neglect; for Marilla was shrewd enough to read between the lines of Anne's history and divine the truth.
Not sure if they want you to read between the lines and give up.
Parents don't expect to have to read between the lines of memos from teachers or statements by administrators.
It doesn't take an expert to read between the lines as to what happened.
With minimal character development and no real backstory, you are forced to read between the lines and never get to know the characters deeply.