Now I give you my word that that news was the first intimation we had ever had that the Quicks were in England!
But that was the only intimation he had of a musical performance proceeding.
I trusted to the little scene I had just contrived to prepare the mind of the Czaritza for this intimation.
This, says the sergeant-major, was the only intimation of the enemy's strength.
That was the first intimation I had of its suppression or of its production here by the Crown.
It would not be strange if this man had some intimation of the secret.
But no word, no breath of intimation, had ruffled the serenity of the cross-roads.
Up to this time there was no intimation that a terrible disaster was imminent.
The first intimation that we received of this determination was by a wooden rail being hurled against the window.
There was no intimation of coquetry in the remark; merely simple fact.
mid-15c., "action of making known," from Middle French intimation (late 14c.), from Late Latin intimationem (nominative intimatio) "an announcement" (in Medieval Latin "a judicial notification"), noun of action from past participle stem of intimare (see intimate). Meaning "suggestion, hint" is from 1530s.