Definitions for intimation
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hint, intimation, breath(noun)
an indirect suggestion
"not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
inkling, intimation, glimmering, glimmer(noun)
a slight suggestion or vague understanding
"he had no inkling what was about to happen"
The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.
A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design.
Origin: From intimatio (Compare intimation)
the act of intimating; also, the thing intimated
a hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design
Origin: [L. intimatio: cf. F. intimation.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To reduce the imagination to a state of slavery --even though it would mean the elimination of what is commonly called happiness --is to betray all sense of absolute justice within oneself. Imagination alone offers me some intimation of what can be.
We are seeing and hearing that increasing numbers of girls are getting married and coupled to seek protection from gang violence and intimation from gangs, being in a couple with a gang member may give the girl and her family some level of protection from one gang, but may leave them more vulnerable to rival gangs.
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