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intimation
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Definition
a subtle hint or indirect suggestion
  • Catherine uttered no intimation that she measured the influence of her words; and he presently went on, "You have not changed—the years have passed happily for you."
    Chapter 35 (60% in)
  • Virtually, he had made known as much already— his visits had been a series of eloquent intimations of it.
    Chapter 10 (29% in)
  • He closed with an intimation that his professional pursuits might compel him to travel for some months, and with the hope that when they should each have accommodated themselves to what was sternly involved in their respective positions—even should this result not be reached for years—they should meet as friends, as fellow-sufferers, as innocent but philosophic victims of a great social law.
    Chapter 31 (43% in)

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  • CHAPTER XIII It may be thought the Doctor was too positive, and Mrs. Almond intimated as much.
    Chapter 13 (2% in)
  • Mrs. Penniman did not tell her brother, on the drive home, that she had intimated to this agreeable young man, whose name she did not know, that, with her niece, she should be very glad to see him; but she was greatly pleased, and even a little flattered, when, late on a Sunday afternoon, the two gentlemen made their appearance.
    Chapter 5 (2% in)
  • Morris, indeed, needed all the satisfaction that stewed oysters could give him, for it may be intimated to the reader that he regarded Mrs. Penniman in the light of a fifth wheel to his coach.
    Chapter 15 (90% in)

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