hint (n.)
opportunity, moment, chance
AC III.iv.9[Antony to Octavia, of Caesar] When the best hint was given him, he not took't
AC III.xi.18[Antony to attendants] take the hint / Which my despair proclaims [or: suggestion]
Cym V.v.172[Iachimo to Cymbeline] This Posthumus ... took his hint
Oth I.iii.141[Othello to all] of antres vast and deserts idle ... / It was my hint to speak
Oth I.iii.165[Othello to all] Upon this hint I spake
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