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The elder Milbrey, too, had met her at his son's suggestion.

At Percival's suggestion of a walk, Miss Milbrey was delighted.

There is one spot in Harrogate that has a suggestion of the early days of the town.

The main point is that I hoped she might have a suggestion to make about Hester.

Yet she wondered if the instinct were not dormant, needing but the suggestion.

The young man caught at the suggestion, and wanted to help carry it out.

The suggestion came first from Gracie Dennis, and sounded reasonable.

On the contrary, her voice was, if anything, even colder as she replied to his suggestion.

But they repulsed him rudely, and treated his suggestion with contempt.

She shrinks from her father's suggestion of a summer on the farm.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "a prompting to evil," from Anglo-French and Old French suggestioun, from Latin suggestionem (nominative suggestio) "an addition, intimation, suggestion," from suggestus, past participle of suggerere "suggest, supply, bring up," from sub "up" (see sub-) + gerere "bring, carry" (see gest). Sense evolution in Latin is from "heap up, build" to "bring forward an idea." Meaning "proposal" appeared by late 14c., but original English notion of "evil prompting" is preserved in suggestive (1630s, though the indecent aspect did not emerge until 1888). Hypnotism sense is from 1887.

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