hint at

phrasal verb

hinted at; hinting at; hints at
: to talk about (something) in an indirect way
He's been hinting at the possibility of running for mayor.
The history textbook only hinted at the racial prejudice of that era.

Examples of hint at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Home Depot hinted at the July 18 arrival of Halloween products on Instagram recently. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 13 July 2024 And, with a 9-4 lead over Detroit’s light-weight offense, nothing hinted at a forthcoming implosion. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2024 Kazuhiro Nogi | Afp | Getty Images A fresh market projection by the Bank of Japan on Friday hints at a possible intervention of around $22 billion into the currency markets as the country tries to prop up the ailing yen. Matt Clinch, CNBC, 12 July 2024 While the first day of trial had few revelations, prosecutors hinted at more to come. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 11 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for hint at 

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“Hint at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hint%20at. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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