toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

intimation
used in Jane Eyre

14 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
Definition
a subtle hint or indirect suggestion
  • Having given some further directions, and intimates that he should call again the next day, he departed; to my grief: I felt so sheltered and befriended while he sat in the chair near my pillow; and as he closed the door after him, all the room darkened and my heart again sank: inexpressible sadness weighed it down.
    Chapter 3 (10% in)
  • When your uncle received your letter intimating the contemplated union between yourself and Mr. Rochester, Mr. Mason, who was staying at Madeira to recruit his health, on his way back to Jamaica, happened to be with him.
    Chapter 26 (75% in)
  • Briggs intimates that the answer to his application was not from Mr. Rochester, but from a lady: it is signed 'Alice Fairfax.'
    Chapter 33 (33% in)
  • He gave each one quiet kiss, said in a low tone a few words of welcome, stood a while to be talked to, and then, intimating that he supposed they would soon rejoin him in the parlour, withdrew there as to a place of refuge.
    Chapter 34 (23% in)
  • Hannah entered with the intimation that "a poor lad was come, at that unlikely time, to fetch Mr. Rivers to see his mother, who was drawing away."
    Chapter 34 (25% in)

There are no more uses of "intimation" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
?  —9 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • I have intimated my view of the case: I am incapable of taking any other.
    Chapter 33 (81% in)
  • "I want you to come here;" and seating himself in an arm-chair, he intimated by a gesture that I was to approach and stand before him.
    Chapter 1 (57% in)
  • Brocklehurst, I believe I intimated in the letter which I wrote to you three weeks ago, that this little girl has not quite the character and disposition I could wish: should you admit her into Lowood school, I should be glad if the superintendent and teachers were requested to keep a strict eye on her, and, above all, to guard against her worst fault, a tendency to deceit.
    Chapter 4 (51% in)
  • I have again and again intimated that I desire the hair to be arranged closely, modestly, plainly.
    Chapter 7 (54% in)
  • ...to visit the library, where I knew she was not wanted; then, when I got a little angry, and made her sit still, she continued to talk incessantly of her "ami, Monsieur Edouard Fairfax DE Rochester," as she dubbed him (I had not before heard his prenomens), and to conjecture what presents he had brought her: for it appears he had intimated the night before, that when his luggage came from Millcote, there would be found amongst it a little box in whose contents she had an interest.
    Chapter 13 (6% in)
  • Only one thing, I know: you said you were not as good as you should like to be, and that you regretted your own imperfection; — one thing I can comprehend: you intimated that to have a sullied memory was a perpetual bane.
    Chapter 14 (78% in)
  • But the last singularity explains the first, as I intimated once before: you, with your gravity, considerateness, and caution were made to be the recipient of secrets.
    Chapter 15 (27% in)
  • "Very soon, my — that is, Miss Eyre: and you'll remember, Jane, the first time I, or Rumour, plainly intimated to you that it was my intention to put my old bachelor's neck into the sacred noose, to enter into the holy estate of matrimony — to take Miss Ingram to my bosom, in short (she's an extensive armful: but that's not to the point — one can't have too much of such a very excellent thing as my beautiful Blanche): well, as I was saying — listen to me, Jane!
    Chapter 23 (32% in)
  • Diana intimated that this would be a different parting from any they had ever yet known.
    Chapter 30 (82% in)

There are no more uses of "intimation" in Jane Eyre.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®