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intimation
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
a subtle hint or indirect suggestion
  • The muddy lanes, green or clayey, that seemed to the unaccustomed eye to lead nowhere but into each other, did really lead, with patience, to a distant high-road; but there were many feet in Basset which they led more frequently to a centre of dissipation, spoken of formerly as the "Markis o' Granby," but among intimates as "Dickison's."
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (36% in)
  • As for Maggie, this intimation of a possibility she had not thought of before affected her as a new trouble; the bare idea of Tom's being always lame overpowered the assurance that such a misfortune was not likely to befall him, and she clung to him and cried afresh.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- A Love-Scene (26% in)

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  • Here Mrs. Glegg's voice intimated that she was going to cry, and breaking off from speech, she rang the bell violently.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (87% in)
  • It was the plunging of some small body in the water from among the neighboring bulrushes; if it was not a water-rat, Bob intimated that he was ready to undergo the most unpleasant consequences.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (68% in)

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