Part of speech: noun

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Usage examples "intimation":

  1. The Reverend Arthur sighed, paused, and asked where was Miss Perowne; receiving for answer a shake of the head, and a fresh intimation that he should eat. - "One Maid's Mischief", George Manville Fenn.
  2. But after the passage of several weeks, in which came to him no intimation that he must give up the possession of his elegant home, he began to wonder what it could mean. - "The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now", T. S. Arthur.
  3. It would not do, I thought, to give any intimation to the men that I had been to the ravine; they were standing near me. - "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.