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suggest itself to someone

[for an idea] to seem to present itself to someone. A new scheme suggested itself to Alice as she looked at the records of the last attempt. As you read this, does anything suggest itself to you?
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suggest something to someone

to make a suggestion of something to someone. The waiter suggested the roast beef to all his customers. What did you suggest to the people at the other table? They look quite pleased with their meal.
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Treatment with arsenite to aortic rings without endothelium still resulted in a concentration-dependent increment of agonist-induced contraction in blood vessels (Figure 3), suggesting that the enhanced contraction by arsenite is primarily due to hypercontraction of smooth muscles.
In its original decision, the Tax Court (115 TC 478 (2000)) sided with the taxpayer as to all of the IRS claims, suggesting only that the IRS should have raised the Sec.
Steven Carter first examined Reed's treatment of the detective novel in 1976, suggesting that Mumbo Jumbo offers a "valuable extension" of the mystery form that is "after bigger game than individual evil-doers" (270, 266).
56) The Virgin, in fact, figures more frequently in the visions of Cistercian male saints than Cistercian female saints, suggesting a gendered approach to Marian piety within the Order.
We read proposals that suggested that our readers needed an agent; likewise, we read letters suggesting some of our readers needed a therapist.
The dollar was down considerably against the mark as data suggesting a pickup in German economic activity and inflation led to market speculation concerning a possible increase in short-term German interest rates.
Going beyond the typical product suggestion formula of "if you like book A, then you're simply going to love book B," The Bookulating Suggest-O-Mometer factors in gender, personality traits, hobbies, age, and even politics when suggesting the best reads for each individual.
5 square meter, suggesting that the youngsters were trapped together, he notes.
McGinness's painting is more systematically harmonious, suggesting a reduction in subjective engagement with the paint, but he is no mechanical copyist; he has his own recognizably flamboyant touch, however much of an impersonal designer he would like to appear.
This month, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health provide evidence suggesting that chickens raised without antibiotics are less likely to carry antibiotic-resistant strains of Campylobacter [EHP 113:557-560].
In Democracy and the News, Gans argues that we need a different kind of news, along with differently trained journalists, while simultaneously suggesting that journalism itself "can do little to reduce the political imbalance between citizens and the economic, political and other organizations that dominate America.
This conclusion is similar to research suggesting the difficulty of school transitions (Chung et al.
Yet, rather than launching a feminist critique based on a call for a return to the original ideal, Morrison deconstructs the original ideal, suggesting that it is inevitably entwined with a violent marginalization of its nonexceptionalist other.
By suggesting why, in the majority of cases, no currency adjustment has been required, the Report indirectly suggests ways to deal with currency issues.
Few writers, however, have risked suggesting what its mysterious subject might be.