suggest itself

idiom

somewhat formal, of an idea, plan, etc.
: to be thought of : to seem or become obvious
No good solution suggested itself.

Examples of suggest itself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Friday seemed to suggest itself as a counter example. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2024 This is a continuing argument in the novel—a novel that seems at first to suggest itself as a parable of America’s destructive miscalculations in Vietnam (what is Satan doing in there?) but ultimately edges toward the messiness of realism. Joan Silber, The New York Review of Books, 16 Dec. 2021 Combine that with the fact that virtually every digital image file is compressed to save space, and a solution to the mystery begins to suggest itself. Ted Chiang, The New Yorker, 9 Feb. 2023 The idea began to suggest itself when the Trump administration was cracking down on migrants. New York Times, 1 Dec. 2021 All of this helps to explain why the link hasn’t previously been explored—the pool of venomous animals was just too big for a link to suggest itself at first glance. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 30 Mar. 2021

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“Suggest itself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suggest%20itself. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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