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intimation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intimation  \In`ti*ma"tion\,  n.  [L.  intimatio:  cf  F. 
  intimation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  intimating;  also  the  thing  intimated. 
 
  2.  Announcement;  declaration.  --Macaulay. 
 
  They  made  an  edict  with  an  intimation  that  whosoever 
  killed  a  stork,  should  be  banished.  --Holland. 
 
  3.  A  hint;  an  obscure  or  indirect  suggestion  or  notice;  a 
  remote  or  ambiguous  reference;  as  he  had  given  only 
  intimations  of  his  design. 
 
  Without  mentioning  the  king  of  England,  or  giving 
  the  least  intimation  that  he  was  sent  by  him  --Bp. 
  Burnet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intimation 
  n  1:  an  indirect  suggestion;  "not  a  breath  of  scandal  ever 
  touched  her"  [syn:  {hint},  {breath}] 
  2:  a  slight  suggestion;  "he  had  no  inkling  what  was  about  to 
  happen"  [syn:  {inkling}] 




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