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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUGGESTIONS

And not one of their suggestions seems to go to the root of the matter.

Well pleased with these suggestions, the youth hastened to carry them out.

There were suggestions of triumph, relief, gratitude in the indefinable tone of these words.

I have acted on all his suggestions, and feel as proud as if I had originated them myself.

The committee adopted these suggestions after a short deliberation.

But the arguments of reason are not always in accordance with the suggestions of feeling.

I do not want to weary the reader with what can only be suggestions.

What suggestions and improvements and alterations they made!

I subscribe (most humbly) to his suggestions, especially his second.

I affect to be intoxicated with sights and suggestions, but I am not intoxicated.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.