This garment, which appeared to be made for a person of prodigious size, had evidently seen long and hard wear, and its greenish-black folds gave out a moist sawdusty smell suggestive of prolonged sessions against bar-room walls.
He had been before in drawing-rooms hung with red damask, with pictures "of the Italian school"; what struck him was the way in which Medora Manson’s shabby hired house, with its blighted background of pampas grass and Rogers statuettes, had, by a turn of the hand, and the skilful use of a few properties, been transformed into something intimate, "foreign," subtly suggestive of old romantic scenes and sentiments.
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Faris leers, glancing between us suggestively.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
After that the boys stopped coming to our street, but one of the small boys who played with Atal would call out suggestively, "How is Haroon?" whenever I passed by.