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indicator indicate indicates indication indicative indicated indicating
Notes:
The meaning of suggest is less common, but not unusual—especially in the past tense in medicine. For example, "Medication is indicated for someone with her blood pressure."

The form, indicator can refer to many different kinds of things including intentional signals (such as a turn indicator), gauges (such as one that indicates pressure), or a measurement (such as an economic or chemical indicator).
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  • These maps are drawn with north to the top unless otherwise indicated.
  • She did not indicate which candidate she supports.
  • Did she give any indication of when she will be back?
  • She saw the police officer and was careful to use her turn indicator 100 feet before the corner.

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  • Experts think the economy will get worse because leading economic indicators are down.
  • That is to say that at that stage of the affair some hocus-pocus is clearly indicated-and that Armstrong was deceived by it and sent to his death.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • there is an accelerated loss of co-ordination. however, by all indications, my own mental deterioration will be very rapid.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • She nudges her head behind her, indicating she wants privacy.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • ’I wish I’d had a brother instead of two whiny little kiddy sisters,’ said Peter. This was always recognized as indicating the high-water mark of Peter’s rage.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • The earliest indication I had of this was a low moaning cry from the depth of the recess.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado

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  • Down beneath that were dials with lines that seemed to indicate what the wings were doing,
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • MARIA Down to here. [Indicates her waist.]
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • He indicates with his hands.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • I developed an eye for measuring how full a silver-looking ladle of flour, mash, meal, sugar or corn had to be to push the scale indicator over to eight ounces or one pound.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • All he has to do is admit he was wrong, to indicate, demonstrate rational contact, and the treatment would be canceled this time.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • the physical evidence seems to indicate that Margaret White was waiting for her....
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • ...as the general pressed a button, far out to sea Rainsford saw the flash of lights. The general chuckled. "They indicate a channel," he said, "where there’s none: giant rocks with razor edges crouch like a sea monster with wide-open jaws. They can crush a ship as easily as..."
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • I have been listening very closely, and it seems to me that this man—[he indicates the 8TH JUROR] has some very good points to make.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • The suspect showed violent tendencies and a nervous manner, indicative of drug use.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Shall we carry on? Hally? (He indicates the exercise book)
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • Sally Jean’s face, solemn and defeated, was indication enough that she had not heard what she wanted to hear.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • I strove to look stern, thoughtful, and noncommittal all at once. I pulled at my beard, which is said to indicate concentration.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • [Scotty re-enters from the bathroom and indicates to Tom Junior that Chance is not there.]
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Most houses on the connecting four blocks give little indication that anyone is awake inside.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • PARRIS: Why, sir—I discovered her—indicating Abigail—and my niece and ten or twelve of the other girls, dancing in the forest last night.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • There was only the faintest indication of a trail here; a cracked twig and what might be the impression of one side of a hoof.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • ...the numbers they had been given at birth. The numbers were rarely used after the Naming. But each child knew his number, of course. Sometimes parents used them in irritation at a child’s misbehavior, indicating that mischief made one unworthy of a name.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • "These people"—I indicate the wounded bodies on the square—"are not your enemy!"
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I could only hear his voice; it was the sole indication that he was alive.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The audience, who’s been stunned into silence, breaks into wild applause. I can barely hear the buzzer that indicates that my three minutes are up.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • He indicates one of the smaller hovercraft.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • His porter, staggering slightly under the weight of the solid leather suitcase, indicated Vera and Lombard.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Indicating Rebecca: I bought that tract from Goody Nurse’s husband five months ago.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • But I couldn’t argue with Beetee without indicating we were about to break away from the alliance.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • My phone sounds off, indicating a new text message.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I’m pretty sure it jumped out of my chest as soon as he indicated for me to follow him.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • My hands go out automatically, as if to indicate the whole horror around me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I look up and see that the sky is overcast, a perfect indicator of my mood.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • And speaking of not-so-subtle, the heap of dollar bills that just fell out of my locker, along with a note, were a good indicator that I may not be very welcome.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I sit patiently through the rest of the paint job and don my costume, which now includes a bloody bandage over the scar on my arm to indicate I’ve been in recent combat.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Back to me now, my hands lifting up to indicate the outrage around me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The mouth of the trumpet was against the wall, and Lombard, pushing it aside, indicated where two or three small holes had been unobtrusively bored through the wall.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • That the guiding hand behind the outcry was Putnam’s is indicated by the fact that, as soon as it began, this Topsfield-Nurse faction absented themselves from church in protest and disbelief.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • The Augurs will not interfere, for we found nothing to indicate that the Farrars cheated.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The indicator lights showed no impending disasters.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Elody shoves the indicator with two fingers.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • With a wave of his hand he indicated the gardens, the huge building of the Conditioning Centre, the naked children furtive in the undergrowth or running across the lawns.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • [Indicating the rackets] You going to play tennis there?
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • There was now an interest, however, in believing the housekeeper; and they soon became sensible that the authority of a servant who had known him since he was four years old, and whose own manners indicated respectability, was not to be hastily rejected.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • And Pyotr Petrovitch, judging by many indications, is a thoroughly estimable man.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
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