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.
It ran thus: — ’MY DEAR COPPERFIELD, ’You may possibly not be unprepared to receive the intimation that something has turned up.
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I was pretty sure she wasn’t in prison for a drug crime, and I had a suspicion or intimation that she’d given the feds a bit of a chase before being taken into custody, which is probably why she’d ended up down the hill.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
I’ve never really liked this kind of thinking, either theirs or mine, and have always wished to be in a situation like the one I have steadily fashioned for myself in this town, where, if I don’t have many intimates or close friends, I’m at least a quantity known, somebody long ago counted.