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inkling

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Definition a slight indication, suggestion, or understanding
  • he had no inkling what was about to happen
  • Can you give me an inkling of how much this will cost?
  • The Pole worked as fiercely as ever and seemed to have no inkling that he was about to be fired.
    Flannery O'Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • CHAPTER XLII When Charles left Ducie Street he had caught the first train home, but had no inkling of the newest development until late at night.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • If there had been anything particularly grand in his origin—if he were made of some superior clay—I presume I should have got some inkling of it.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • I sat there for several minutes with my head bowed before the inkling of a good idea came to me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • "I mean, don't you have any inkling of the reasons for all this?" asked Ford.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • But they should at least give him some inkling of just how hard a struggle it is and how much work it is for me to defend him.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • He had no inkling what this meant.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • It will take ages to restore, and they've no inkling that we're already making use of it.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Although she had some inkling of the course Stewart and his men were to pursue, she was not by any means prepared for the indifference she saw.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Right then, in that too-long beat of silence, I got the first inkling that something was wrong.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • Never, little Miles—no, never—have you given me an inkling of anything that MAY have happened there.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • When a poor man is to lose his only child, he likes to have an inkling of it beforehand.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • I don't think He has the least inkling of that high and austere mystery to which we rise in the Miserific Vision.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Few of us have any inkling of the sense of the rite of baptism, which was our initiation into our Church.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It isn't until later that night that Connor gets an inkling of how much Lev has truly changed.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Yet it was the French Revolution that gave us the first inklings of feminism.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • And nobody had an inkling about — about the other things, so you mustn't worry.'
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Dany had no inkling why anyone would call him Frog.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons

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