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intimation
used in David Copperfield

6 uses
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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
Definition a subtle hint or indirect suggestion
  • It was not long after that — not more than two or three days — when he gave me the first intimation of what I tell you.
    Chapters 25-27 (10% in)
  • It ran thus: — 'MY DEAR COPPERFIELD, 'You may possibly not be unprepared to receive the intimation that something has turned up.
    Chapters 34-36 (84% in)

There are no more uses of "intimation" flagged with this meaning in David Copperfield.

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • But, he intimated that when she came home he should hope to have the pleasure of entertaining me.
    Chapters 25-27 (49% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I intimated that I hoped I should be what she described.
    Chapters 19-21 (5% in)
  • Mrs. Crupp was to find linen, and to cook; every other necessary was already provided; and Mrs. Crupp expressly intimated that she should always yearn towards me as a son.
    Chapters 22-24 (80% in)
  • I intimated that my aunt would be proud and delighted to make their acquaintance; though I must say I was not quite sure of their getting on very satisfactorily together.
    Chapters 40-42 (44% in)

There are no more uses of "intimation" in David Copperfield.

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