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Monday, November 10, 2008

Definitions for intimation

  1. an indirect or slight suggestion; hint

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Citations for intimation
She had always had an intimation of her destiny: all her senses would go on the alert, as if bracing her for a blow-a terrible, crushing, powerful blow-of luck, whether good or bad. Nina Berberova, Cape of Storms (translated by Marian Schwartz)
As it drew nearer he recognized it as a police car and some intimation of drama touched him, the prelude to some story, and he seated himself to watch. William Gay, The Long Home
Origin of intimation
by 1442, from Late Latin intimationem "action of intimating," from intimare "to impress (upon), make known"
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