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could someone tell me if i used intimation in the following sentence correctly:

The intimation that came over the loudspeaker reminded the students of the upcoming dance.

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    intimation? Do you mean information?

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    no, intimation is the word

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    Intimation means a "suggestion", usually done quietly. I don't believe I have ever heard an imtimation over a loudspeaker.

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    Then it is not used correctly.

    It means to make clear without being direct.

    Papa's intimation was that if I applied to Vassar, he would fund it, although he never actually said that, I understood him clearly. I am going to Vassar.

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    my dictionary said to announce or notify.

    what if i said:

    The intimation from Billy's mood made Susy think he was mad at her.

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    That's closer but still not right. Read the definitions and example sentences here and let us know what you think.
    http://www.answers.com/intimation

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    I would say Billy's actions instead of mood... it would make the meaning clearer.

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    ok...what about this:

    My mother gave me the intimation that I would be able drive to school if the weather was good; though, she didn't tell that to me directly, it was hidden under her words.

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    You should use GuruBlue's suggestion and write this:

    "The intimation from Billy's actions made Susy think he was mad at her."

    It's better than your last sentence, which is really a couple of run-ons!

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