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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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References in classic literature ?
You might make a resolution not to eat poison berries," suggested Felicity.
You might resolve not to quarrel any time," suggested Sara Ray.
But maybe it means that we're to weep cheerfully," suggested Cecily.
It was she, though, who suggested that arms, ammunition, supplies and comforts be left behind in the cabin, ostensibly for that intangible personality who had signed himself Tarzan of the Apes, and for D'Arnot should he still be living, but really, she hoped, for her forest god--even though his feet should prove of clay.
The famous dactylism, therefore, of the Odyssean line was probably suggested by that of the Ileadic rather than by a desire to accommodate sound to sense.
If you are right, it might account for much of the deviation of the compass during the past two days," I suggested.
It may have been carried down to the ocean by a river," he suggested.
As we watched the face of the waters and searched the cliff's high face, Olson suggested that the fresh water might come from a submarine geyser.
Flowering shrubs don't thrive in the subterranean caverns from which geysers spring," suggested Bradley.
He could defend many institutions better than any philosopher, because, in describing them as they concerned him, he gave the true reason for their prevalence, and speculation had not suggested to him any other.
He suggested that there might be men of genius in the lowest grades of life, however permanently humble and illiterate, who take their own view always, or do not pretend to see at all; who are as bottomless even as Walden Pond was thought to be, though they may be dark and muddy.
The available information suggested that economic activity expanded further in recent months in all the major foreign industrial countries except Japan.
Suggested opening bid for the property is $700,000.
Suggested retail prices are approximate and are for 6-foot by-9-foot size, except where noted.
Recent research has suggested that a protein called amyloid-beta is a likely culprit in causing the disease.