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sinister
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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Definition threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
  • I could not restrain my eye from resting for an instant on a red spot upon it; but it was not so red as I turned, when I met that sinister expression in his face.
    Chapters 7-9 (61% in)
  • He gave me a sidelong glance out of his sinister red eyes, and laughed.
    Chapters 40-42 (59% in)
  • There was something in the tone of this reply, which made Uriah look at the speaker again, with a very sinister and suspicious expression.
    Chapters 52-54 (13% in)

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