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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hint  \Hint\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hinted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hinting}.]  [OE.  henten,  hinten,  to  seize,  to  catch,  AS 
  hentan  to  pursue,  take  seize;  or  Icel.  ymta  to  mutter,  ymtr 
  a  muttering,  Dan.  ymte  to  whisper.  [root]36.  Cf  {Hent}.] 
  To  bring  to  mind  by  a  slight  mention  or  remote  allusion;  to 
  suggest  in  an  indirect  manner;  as  to  hint  a  suspicion. 
 
  Just  hint  a  fault  and  hesitate  dislike.  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  To  suggest;  intimate;  insinuate;  imply. 




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