n. slight hint or indication; slight understanding
His first inkling is when he tries to take a step forward and discovers that his legs are collapsing beneath him.
Sentence in Classic:
With Eduardo Lucas lies the solution of our problem, though I must admit that I have not an inkling as to what form it may take.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Put the case that he took her in, and that he kept down the old, wild, violent nature whenever he saw an inkling of its breaking out, by asserting his power over her in the old way.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
It may be that they had an inkling of the sentiments in which she had been brought up, for none of them manifested a very lively desire for her company; indeed, the question threatened to remain unsolved till Mrs.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
It will be remembered that already, during his preceding escape, he had made a mysterious trip thither, or somewhere in that neighborhood, of which the law had gathered an inkling.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
All these revolutions were accomplished within him, without his family obtaining an inkling of the case.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
But they should at least give him some inkling of just how hard a struggle it is and how much work it is for me to defend him.
Wildeve had not received an inkling of the fact before, and a sudden expression of pain overspread his face.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context