intimation


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Synonyms for intimation

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an indirect suggestion

a slight suggestion or vague understanding

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On being favoured with an intimation to that effect, Miss C.
The first intimation the black man had that he was in danger was the crash of twigs as Numa charged through the bushes into the game trail not twenty yards behind him.
And so of the other senses; do they give perfect intimations of such matters?
Yes, he said, these intimations which the soul receives are very curious and require to be explained.
The other was serious enough; my letters from home gave intimation that my father's health was worse.
The first intimation the watch had that there was another craft within a thousand miles of the Cowrie came when he saw the head and shoulders of a man poked over the ship's side.
But there is no reason to suppose that he is deriding them, any more than he is deriding the phenomena of love or of enthusiasm in the Symposium, or of oracles in the Apology, or of divine intimations when he is speaking of the daemonium of Socrates.
I did not reflect that a man who could fail in his duty to his King, his father-in-law, and his benefactor, might, without scruple, do the same to a stranger, though distinguished as his friend; and thus sanguine and unsuspecting continued my journey, still receiving intimation from all parts to take care of myself.
In the First Part of this history we left the valiant Biscayan and the renowned Don Quixote with drawn swords uplifted, ready to deliver two such furious slashing blows that if they had fallen full and fair they would at least have split and cleft them asunder from top to toe and laid them open like a pomegranate; and at this so critical point the delightful history came to a stop and stood cut short without any intimation from the author where what was missing was to be found.
So the chill hours wear on, and the long suspense is horribly trying to the paleface who has to live through it for the first time; but to the trained hand those ghastly calls and still ghastlier silences are but an intimation of how the night is marching.
Very well," I said, "you may come with us, Hooja; but at the first intimation of treachery I shall run my sword through you.
On the following morning I received a few lines from him myself, confirming Hargrave's intimations respecting his approaching return.
On that and every subsequent occasion his presence served rather as a check upon his host, than an incitement to further acts of intemperance; and he always succeeded in bringing him from the dining-room in good time, and in tolerably good condition; for if Arthur disregarded such intimations as 'Well, I must not detain you from your lady,' or 'We must not forget that Mrs.
Of a previous existence I know no more than others, for all have stammering intimations that may be memories and may be dreams.
His mind was full of dismal presentiments, whether from mysterious dreams, or the intimations of the medicine wolf, does not appear.