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intimation
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

8 uses
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?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
Definition
a subtle hint or indirect suggestion
  • The old man closed his eyes eagerly, thereby intimating that such was his wish.
    Chapters 57-58 (81% in)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo," continued the servant, "begs these gentlemen's permission to wait upon them as their neighbor, and he will be honored by an intimation of what time they will please to receive him."
    Chapters 33-34 (92% in)
  • It happened that on this particular night the minister's box was placed at the disposal of Lucien Debray, who offered it to the Comte de Morcerf, who again, upon his mother's rejection of it, sent it to Danglars, with an intimation that he should probably do himself the honor of joining the baroness and her daughter during the evening, in the event of their accepting the box in question.
    Chapters 53-54 (2% in)
  • The second act passed away during one continued buzz of voices—one deep whisper—intimating that some great and universally interesting event had occurred; all eyes, all thoughts, were occupied with the young and beautiful woman, whose gorgeous apparel and splendid jewels made a most extraordinary spectacle.
    Chapters 53-54 (31% in)
  • He entered without knocking, or giving any other intimation of his presence, as if he had been a friend or the master of the place.
    Chapters 111-112 (73% in)

There are no more uses of "intimation" flagged with this meaning in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Supposing this person, wearied at the inefficacy of the poison, should, as Monte Cristo intimated, have recourse to steel!
    Chapters 101-102 (4% in)
  • Upon this occasion an unmistakable sign from Madame Danglars intimated her desire to see Albert in her box directly the curtain fell on the second act, and neither the politeness nor good taste of Morcerf would permit his neglecting an invitation so unequivocally given.
    Chapters 53-54 (32% in)
  • The old man intimated that such was his meaning.
    Chapters 71-72 (61% in)

There are no more uses of "intimation" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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