Definitions

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  • adv. In a hinting manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a hinting manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a hinting manner; suggestingly.

Etymologies

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hinting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Bit by bit they began making small exploratory comments to one another — first about the train, then about the coach or about each other’s clothing, and finally, hintingly, at their destination.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • A compassionate white steward, wanting to admit him, hintingly said, “You’re an Indian, aren’t you?”

    World’s Great Men of Color

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