Example sentences for: intimations

How can you use “intimations” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • With its intimations of the system's decadence and inevitable disappearance, the label sounded both descriptive--these were the days of stagflation, skyrocketing interest rates, and high unemployment--and inspiring.

  • Caravaggio contributes a typically disturbing canvas, an ugly Sleeping Cupid with intimations of death (Hall 32, Education of Jupiter).

  • Reviewers say that sections are on par with Invisible Man --especially the set pieces, dialogue, and riffs--but the novel as a whole doesn't match up: It "provides the reader with intimations of the grand vision animating Ellison's 40-year project, but it also feels disappointingly provisional and incomplete" (Kakutani, the New York Times ). ( Slate 's Jacob Weisberg found the novel more satisfying than most critics.

  • Intimations of his own mortality turned out to be premature.

  • The story seems self-conscious, heavy-handed in its intimations of meaning via symbols, preoccupied not with its characters but with its intention of being larger than itself.


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