first hint‘Several weeks ago the first hint was given.
slightest hintThere was not the slightest hint of the surroundings.
just a hintHis voice was just a hint more than a whisper.
give no hint
merest hintThe weather was warm and sunny, with the merest hint of a breeze.
faintest hintAmong the latter was a letter for Silas, and as she lifted it she caught the faintest hint of perfume.
only hintIt was the only hint of emotion he showed.
detect a hint‘Do I detect a hint of criticism?
hint of laughterHis expression turned serious, although there was a hint of laughter in his eyes.
hint of amusementHe waited, and she saw a hint of amusement in his face.
take the hintSandra did not take the hint.