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hint
01. I don't know the answer; could you just give me a little [hint] to help me?
02. Jennifer gave no [hint] that anything was wrong, but apparently things are going quite badly between her and Ted.
03. What did you get me for Christmas? Come on, give me a [hint].
04. The government has been [hinting] that there will be a slight tax break in next week's budget.
05. There was a [hint] of sarcasm in his voice when he congratulated her.
06. With this computer program, if you have no idea what the answer is, you can click on the button and it will give you a [hint].
07. This delightful red wine has delicious tastes of fresh berries and chocolate, with a [hint] of spice.
08. Newspaper reports [hint] at a scandal involving the President himself.
09. My girlfriend has dropped a number of [hints] that she would like us to get married some time soon.
10. Did the victim ever give any [hints] as to who might have wanted to see him dead?
11. My parents have [hinted] that they might buy me a used car if I pass all my courses.
12. The Prime Minister has been [hinting] at an early election.
13. Robbie always gives students a number of helpful [hints] about how to study for the TOEFL test.
14. The oldest fossils [hint] that life on our planet began in the oceans.
15. The King of Castile, Alfonso the Wise, once said, "If I had been present at the creation, I would have given some useful [hints] for the better arrangement of the universe."
16. The Finance Minister has been [hinting] that there may be some increase in taxes for the wealthy in the upcoming budget.
17. There is a [hint] of scandal in the candidate's background which may endanger his run for leadership of the party.

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  • hint — [hint] n. [prob. var. of HENT] 1. a slight indication of a fact, wish, etc.; indirect suggestion or piece of advice; intimation; covert allusion [a hint that we should leave] 2. a very small amount or degree; trace [a hint of spice] 3. Obs. an… …   English World dictionary

  • hint at — To give a hint, suggestion, or indication of • • • Main Entry: ↑hint * * * hint at [phrasal verb] hint at (something) : to talk about (something) in an indirect way He s been hinting at the possibility of running for mayor. = He s been hinting at …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hint — (h[i^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hinted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hinting}.] [OE. henten, hinten, to seize, to catch, AS. hentan to pursue, take, seize; or Icel. ymta to mutter, ymtr a muttering, Dan. ymte to whisper. [root]36. Cf. {Hent}.] To bring to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hint — Hint, v. i. To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something. [1913 Webster] We whisper, and hint, and chuckle. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] {To hint at}, to allude to lightly, indirectly, or cautiously. Syn: To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hint — Hint, n. A remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a suggestion or reminder, without a full declaration or explanation; also, an occasion or motive. [1913 Webster] Our hint of woe Is common. Shak. [1913 Webster] The hint… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hint — can refer to: *Hardware Information Navigational Tool (HINT) *Hierarchical INTegration, a computer benchmark. *Hint (musician), musician Jonathan James, from Sussex, UK. *Font hinting, a process for optimizing the rasterization of vectors *Nord… …   Wikipedia

  • hint — hint·er; hint·ing·ly; hint; …   English syllables

  • hint — [n] indication; suggestion adumbration, advice, allusion, announcement, clue, communication, connotation, denotation, evidence, flea in ear*, glimmering, help, idea, implication, impression, inference, information, inkling, innuendo, insinuation …   New thesaurus

  • hint — sb. (itk.), s el. hint, ene (hentydning) …   Dansk ordbog

  • hint — ► NOUN 1) a slight or indirect indication. 2) a very small trace. 3) a small piece of practical information. ► VERB 1) indicate indirectly. 2) (hint at) be a slight indication of …   English terms dictionary

  • hint — I noun adumbration, allusion, clue, connotation, covert allusion, cue, faint outline, faint suggestion, foreshadowing, idea, implication, indication, indirect suggestion, inference, inkling, insinuation, intimation, significatio, slight… …   Law dictionary