hint

英 [hɪnt] 美 [hɪnt]
  • n. 暗示;线索
  • vt. 暗示;示意
  • vi. 示意
  • n. (Hint)人名;(英)欣特;(法)安特
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hint 暗示

来自中古英语hinten,告知,通知,来自古英语hentan,抓住,词源同hunt.引申词义暗示。

hint (n.)
c. 1600, apparently from obsolete hent, from Middle English hinten "to tell, inform" (c. 1400), from Old English hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *hantijan (cognates: Gothic hinþan "to seize"), related to hunt (v.). Modern sense and spelling first attested in Shakespeare.
hint (v.)
1640s, from hint (n.). Related: Hinted; hinting.
1. "I think I hear the telephone ringing."—"Okay, I can take a hint."
“我想我听到电话铃在响。”——“好的,我明白你的意思了。”

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2. She'd never received the merest hint of any communication from him.
她从未得到他准备沟通的一丁点儿暗示。

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3. Diana took the hint and left them to it.
戴安娜会意,任由他们自己去解决。

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4. "What a pity," Graham said with a hint of sarcasm.
“太遗憾了,”格雷厄姆略带挖苦地说道。

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5. They neglect their duty at the least hint of fun elsewhere.
别处哪怕发生一丁点儿乐事,他们便会忘记自己的职责。

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