faint suggestion

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But again silence reigned, except for the faint suggestion of the sound of naked feet moving stealthily in near-by places.
It chanced, however, that sitting over the fire on this particular occasion--perhaps because he was, as it were, done to a turn; perhaps because he was in an unusually bright state of mind; perhaps because he had considered the subject so long; perhaps because of all these favouring circumstances, taken together--it chanced that, sitting over the fire on this particular occasion, Mr Willet did, afar off and in the remotest depths of his intellect, perceive a kind of lurking hint or faint suggestion, that out of the public purse there might issue funds for the restoration of the Maypole to its former high place among the taverns of the earth.
Yes, there it was far in the north, dimly outlined against the dark void of space that stretched illimitably beyond it, the faint suggestion of a flier passing, unlighted, through the Barsoomian night.
In fact, I could have sworn that I caught the faint suggestion of taunting laughter from beyond the baffling panel.
There was no sense of present danger to check the outgoing of her mind to the old home; and she strained her eyes against the curtain of gloom that she might seize the first sight of her whereabout,--that she might catch some faint suggestion of the spot toward which all her anxieties tended.
Instead of the new white topper of Saradine, was a black one of antiquated or foreign shape; under it was a young and very solemn face, clean shaven, blue about its resolute chin, and carrying a faint suggestion of the young Napoleon.
A dim glimpse of a hand, and a faint suggestion of something like a brass washhand
At one point, a whiff of something unpleasant seeps into the proceedings: the faint suggestion that Viviane may be an adulteress.
Itself an extreme illustration of this practice, Black Mirror gives only a faint suggestion of the physical object it represents, but in doing so, underscores the real-world roots of Malek's geometric abstractions.
Served fresh, palm wine produces a taste with a faint suggestion of champagne--but without the sharp taste that champagne transmits into the inside parts of one's cheeks.
It pitted two male characters, both recognisable contemporary types, in a game of life and death involving all the favourites - class, money, adultery and even the faint suggestion of homo-erotic undertones.
There's a faint suggestion of lesbianism in Susann's relationship with Ethel Merman (there's a lot of name-dropping) and when Genelle as a prostitute-fan kisses Susann on the lips.