• (noun): The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.
  • (noun): Announcement; declaration.
  • (noun): A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design.

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  • (noun): a slight suggestion or vague understanding; "he had no inkling what was about to happen"
  • (noun): an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"

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  • This intimation is the proceed of mere love, which, whether you embrace or no, I shall still continue all those good wishes and offices of respect that may become

  • William Jefferson, known to be less than scrupulous (the FBI found $90,000 in cash in his freezer, and the intimation is that he is connected to some shady individuals from South America), re-elected to Congress in a landslide, primarily due the rantings of the autocratic sheriff of Jefferson Parish.

  • I have received intimation from the Editor that the record will appear in the 2007 issue of the Records Book under the category of ‘Communication’.

  • Q Did you get any readout on Vice President Mondale's meeting, and did he get any intimation from the Indonesians that they will stick with the IMF reforms?

  • It might be the handkerchief sent back to her, it might be some other plain intimation that he had changed his mind.

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