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A day's visit from Paris will give you an inkling of this, but only an inkling.

Then the parson had his first inkling that the strange visitor must be mad.

I should judge, from that, he has an inkling of its value, and wants merely to corroborate it.

When they had had sufficient to eat and drink he allowed them to get an inkling of what was in his mind.

Force was useless: in some trick lay the chance; and I had already an inkling of what we must do.

We had an inkling that we might be able to engage ourselves at some of the shows.

He appears to have an inkling of the truth that to the higher nature of man evil is involuntary.

That she has no inkling of our presence is proven, since she has cast anchor round the headland.

But there would be a tragedy if Jack got an inkling of this, she well knew.

In Africa, by some of my comrades who had an inkling of the story!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, apparently from the gerund of Middle English verb inclen "utter in an undertone, hint at, hint" (mid-14c.), which is of unknown origin; perhaps related to Old English inca "doubt, suspicion."

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