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 Meanings and Examples of HINT
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hint
 n.  allusion; clue; brief or indirect suggestion
Classic Sentence: (201 in 14 pages)
1  Already summer was in the air, the first hint of Georgia summer when the high tide of spring gives way reluctantly before a fiercer heat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  "I'd like to learn it," replied his companion, a hint of buried laughter in his flat drawling voice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  His dress was as debonaire as if he were going to a ball, well-tailored white linen coat and trousers, embroidered gray watered-silk waistcoat and a hint of ruffle on his shirt bosom.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  For a moment she looked at it as if she had never seen it before and then she began to laugh, peal on peal of mirth that had in it no hint of hysteria.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
5  "Free darkies are certainly worthless," Scarlett agreed, completely ignoring his hint that she should sell.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  There was a hint of acid in the old voice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
7  Pitty, for once, took a hint, although with none too good grace.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
8  She maintained an air of cool indifference that could speedily change to icy formality if anyone even dared hint about the matter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
9  In consequence of this hint, Lily found herself the centre of that feminine solicitude which envelops a young woman in the mating season.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
10  But now the hint of this weakness had become the most interesting thing about her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
11  It was her exquisite inaccessibleness, the sense of distance she could convey without a hint of disdain, that made it most difficult for him to give her up.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
12  The other plan depended for its success on the infliction of an open injury, while this reduced the transaction to a private understanding, of which no third person need have the remotest hint.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
13  She was still in a state of highly-wrought impressionability, and every hint of the past sent a lingering tremor along her nerves.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
14  A black thunder-shower was followed by a dust storm which turned the sky yellow with the hint of a coming tornado.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
15  Daily she passed a dark square house with a hint of magnolias and a courtyard behind it, and a tall curtained second-story window through which a woman was always peering.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  His suggestion regarding business would hint that he isn't a supporter of small business.
2  Don't just hint around that you're dissatisfied: be explicit about what's bugging you.
3  Give me a hint about the big news.
4  The negotiating team had not expected such intransigence from the striking workers, who rejected any hint of a compromise.
5  You'd only have to whisper a hint to Time, and round goes the clock in a twinkling! Half-past one, time for dinner!
6  Fairfax had said so; but I thought the continent of Europe had bounded his wanderings; till now I had never heard a hint given of visits to more distant shores.
7  Alice glanced rather anxiously at the cook, to see if she meant to take the hint; but the cook was busily stirring the soup, and seemed not to be listening.
8  There was not the slightest hint of trouble.
9  The Minister gave a strong hint that the government were thinking of introducing tax concessions for mothers.
10  Looking as frail as eggshells, she deflected questions with a hint of asperity, as any woman of her upbringing might have done.
11  He clearly hinted that he wanted me not to get in.
12  The possibility of an early election has been hinted at.
13  And, because the comic strips take place in superhero land, there are hints of the super-human.
14  It also had hints for making snow forts, including "make sure to include an icy compartment to store your vodka."
15  She's been dropping subtle hints about what she'd like as a present.