slight indication

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Once or twice the eye of the aged chief, which was ordinarily fixed in the direction of the distant hills, turned toward the young pair, who seemed doomed to so early a death, with a slight indication of pity crossing his composed features, but it would immediately revert again to its former gaze, as if already looking into the womb of futurity.
As a rule, when I have heard some slight indication of the course of events, I am able to guide myself by the thousands of other similar cases which occur to my memory.
By slight indications the sisters could convey much to each other.
For him the plain duty is to fasten the guilt upon as many prominent anarchists as he can on some slight indications he had picked up in the course of his investigation on the spot; whereas I, he would say, am bent upon vindicating their innocence.
A few slight indications of a rather petted and capricious manner, which I observed in the Beauty, were manifestly considered, by Traddles and his wife, as her birthright and natural endowment.
Another slight indication that the Chevrolet Cruze is a driver's car is the fact that the rear row gets minimal additional features.
They are mainly for quick profits, and are quick to fly away even at the slight indication of possible losses.
There was a slight indication that the TCV and 1990s Primate groups performed better in some learning tests, and some of the experimental groups demonstrated fewer negative social behaviors than the control group.
Ellis noted there was a slight indication that the bioresorbable polymer may lead to a lower risk of bloot clot formation (a process known as thrombosis).
The players who are currently not producing the goods for Lambert cost just a fraction of the Frenchman's total package and that's just a slight indication of how times have changed.
He said: "There was a slight indication things weren't right when we brought the dog home.
There's a slight indication that they make love and, parting in the morning, promise to meet again in six months.