Definition of Hinting

1. Verb. (present participle of hint) ¹



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Definition of Hinting

1. hint [v] - See also: hint

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hinting

hinny
hinnying
hins
hinsdalite
hint
hinted
hintend
hintends
hinter
hinterland
hinterlander
hinterlanders
hinterlands
hintermost
hinters
hinting (current term)
hintingly
hints
hioi
hiois
hip
hip-flask
hip-flasks
hip-flexion phenomenon
hip-hop
hip-hopper
hip-huggers
hip-length
hip-pocket flask
hip and shoulder

Literary usage of Hinting

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1855)
"THE hinting SLANDERER.—The individual who goes about giving mysterious hints, and darkly insinuating that there is something horrible in the character of ..."

2. The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses by George Washington (1847)
"For this and political reasons, and because I know it will be grateful to the French general and admiral, I take the liberty of hinting to you the propriety ..."

3. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"... to the persons to whom you will have letters directed, but on no other account, and avoid hinting your proceedings or views to any one. ..."

4. Benjamin Disraeli: An Unconventional Biography by Wilfrid Meynell (1903)
"... of romantic incidents, hinting at universal rather than official sympathies, and a disposition to make war, not on native races, but on Downing Street. ..."

5. Retrospective Reviews: A Literary Log by Richard Le Gallienne (1896)
"... will leave to Mr. Gosse himself your introduction to Lady Winchelsea, just hinting that Lady Winchelsea is Mr. Gosse's ' Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle. ..."

6. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1846)
"He could not get himself to say anything openly: the constant habit of hinting and alluding, of being vague, and hitting sideways, grew into a second nature ..."

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