suggestion


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at (one's) suggestion

Because one has proposed or suggested something. I went to that restaurant at Cathy's suggestion, but I wasn't impressed with it.
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on (one's) suggestion

Because one has proposed or suggested something. I went to that restaurant on Cathy's suggestion, but I wasn't impressed with it.
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at/on somebody’s sugˈgestion

because somebody suggested it: At his suggestion, I bought the more expensive printer.
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References in classic literature ?
I seemed able to capture new reactions, new suggestions, and even new rhythms for my paragraphs.
The next morning, as they were preparing to embark upon the cruiser, Tarzan ventured a suggestion to Jane Porter.
At his suggestion it was that, on this occasion, the chandelier was removed.
As it was, a general rush was made for the doors; but the king had ordered them to be locked immediately upon his entrance; and, at the dwarf's suggestion, the keys had been deposited with him.
To have the white giant sleeping peacefully in one of his own huts would greatly facilitate the matter of earning the reward, and so the chief was urgent in his suggestions that Tarzan, doubtless being very much fatigued after his travels, should retire early to the comforts of the anything but inviting palace.
She discovered an ingenious method of putting Cecilia's suggestion to the test.
The circumstances of the body authorized to make the permanent appointments would, of course, have governed the modification of a power which related to the temporary appointments; and as the national Senate is the body, whose situation is alone contemplated in the clause upon which the suggestion under examination has been founded, the vacancies to which it alludes can only be deemed to respect those officers in whose appointment that body has a concurrent agency with the President.
At another time Christie would have questioned the convincing quality of this proof, but she was too much shocked at her father's first suggestion, to think of anything else.
Christie shrugged her shoulders, with a suggestion of disgust.
Then he turned to me, and said, with a suggestion of severity in his tone:
Besides, I am proud to acknowledge that the books are partly yours, for your suggestions often guide me in telling the stories, and I am sure they would not be half so good without your clever and thoughtful assistance.
Sampson, an ignorant man conscious of his incompetence, but with a shrewdness that enabled him to combine other people's suggestions, constantly asked the opinion of the assistants in his department in making up new designs; and he had the quickness to see that Philip's criticisms were valuable.
at an early stage and helping me with many valuable suggestions; also to Mr.
The previous suggestions, carefully observed, will enable a new prince to appear well established, and render him at once more secure and fixed in the state than if he had been long seated there.
Frank Baum and his correspondents," for I have used many suggestions conveyed to me in letters from children.