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suggestion

noun admonitio, advancement, advice, allusion, breath, clue, consilium, counsel, cue, exhortation, glimmer, hint, idea, implication, indication, inference, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, lead, motion, outline, overtone, pointer, possibility, prompting, proposal, proposition, recommendation, reminder, representation, resolution, scheme, slight trace, statement, suggested plan, suspicion, symbol, tentative statement, thought, tip, touch, trace, whisper
Associated concepts: suggestion of error, suggestive interrogation
See also: advice, advocacy, clue, connotation, expedient, guidance, hint, hypothesis, implication, indicant, indication, inference, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, mention, notion, nuance, plan, possibility, postulate, proposal, proposition, recommendation, reference, reminder, request, suspicion, tip, uncertainty

SUGGESTION. In its literal sense this word signifies to inform, to insinuate, to instruct, to cause to be remembered, to counsel. In practice it is used to convey the idea of information; as, the defendant suggests the death of one of the plaintiffs. 2 Sell. Pr. 191.
     2. In wills, when suggestions are made to a testator for the purpose of procuring a devise of his property in a particular way, and when such suggestions are false, they generally amount to a fraud. Bac. Ab. Wills, G 3; 5 Toull. n. 706.

References in classic literature ?
It certainly had been very pleasant to enjoy the spontaneous and chivalrous homage of these men, with no further suggestion of recompense or responsibility than the permission to be worshipped; but beyond that she racked her brain in vain to recall any look or act that proclaimed the lover.
I then put it to Miss Mills, to say whether she considered that there was or was not any practical merit in the suggestion I had been anxious to make, concerning the accounts, the housekeeping, and the Cookery Book?
The circumstances of the body authorized to make the permanent appointments would, of course, have governed the modification of a power which related to the temporary appointments; and as the national Senate is the body, whose situation is alone contemplated in the clause upon which the suggestion under examination has been founded, the vacancies to which it alludes can only be deemed to respect those officers in whose appointment that body has a concurrent agency with the President.
It was greatly weather-worn, and that imparted an unpleasant suggestion of disease.
At this stage of the process, some one of the party suggested feathers; but the suggestion was at once overruled by the dwarf, who soon convinced the eight, by ocular demonstration, that the hair of such a brute as the ourang-outang was much more efficiently represented by flu.
All this is E PROPOS of a suggestion on my part that the well-hole was a way by which the White Worm (whatever it was) went and came.
When he made the suggestion, Miss Wilkinson did not speak for a moment, then shook her head.
Once that truth became implanted in their minds, it is the theory of many of us, no longer would they fall prey to the suggestion of the deadly arrows, for greater would be the suggestion of the truth, and the more powerful suggestion would prevail--it is law.
But when she put the suggestion to Usanga the black immediately suspected some plan to thwart him--possibly to carry him against his will back to the German masters he had traitorously deserted, and glowering at her savagely, he obstinately refused to entertain the suggestion.
Finding the ape-man made no attempt to harm him, the native at last recovered his grasp upon his courage, and, at Tarzan's suggestion, accompanied the white devil back to the village, calling as he went for his fellows to return also, as "the white devil has promised to do you no harm if you come back right away and answer his questions.
The guests arose; the two women inclined their heads; the guards fell back upon either side of the entrance-way; a number of nobles advanced to pay their respects; the laughing and the talking were resumed and Dejah Thoris and her daughter moved simply and naturally among their guests, no suggestion of differing rank apparent in the bearing of any who were there, though there was more than a single Jeddak and many common warriors whose only title lay in brave deeds, or noble patriotism.
This explanation the crew embraced willingly, and with it Bududreen's suggestion that Professor Maxon had power to transform them all into similar atrocities.