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  • They created a sinister plan to recruit terrorists.
  • In the movie, there was a sinister plot to kill people and harvest their organs.
  • The storm clouds look sinister.
  • And with this doubt, his whole statement fell to pieces, and I wondered if there wasn’t something a little sinister about him, after all.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • Speaking quietly so that no one else would hear, Harry told the other two about Snape’s sudden, sinister desire to be a Quidditch referee.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • I could see nothing sinister about him.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • I lived at West Egg, the — well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Blackcliff’s students are on leave, and the scrape of my sandals is the only sound to break the sinister quiet of the place.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Impossibly, he didn’t seem the least bit sinister at all anymore.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • "Shut your mouth, Munie," one of the guys said, his mechanized voice making his words all the more sinister.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • It was sinister.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Because the faint light of the ship was behind him, his face was hidden in shadow, but there was something sinister about it.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Unclear was whether this was because the place was a broken-down dump, or for some other, more sinister reason.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Whatever was going on here, it didn’t seem nearly as sinister as I had originally thought.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Or do I want something darker, more sinister, like the ability to kill without touching?
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • He no longer radiated a sinister heat, just the ordinary warmth of a body that had spent time under a duvet.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • His tone sounded even more sinister than usual.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The results will be annoying and maybe disbelieved by those who saw sinister forces conspiring to bring about the three crashes in rapid-fire succession.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The late afternoon light had a greenish cast which the blank windows reflected in a sinister way.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Encircled by an electric fence with imposing metal gates, Emalia now had a sinister look.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • But after only a few minutes of walking, my mind began to flash images that were much more sinister, the same images I was seeing when I tried to go to sleep night after night.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Around that corner, she thought, is a church, with a bench in front of it, and she turned a corner to see a church—much smaller than the one in her head, a sinister blocky little Gothic building of grey stone, with a jutting spire.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Thin-Face dashed into the room, his face lit with a sinister smile of victory.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The air swarms with it day and night, a great, sad, sinister Ukrainian static that seems to have been here long before humans figured out how to hear it.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • There are very few school dances because of that omnipresent southern fear that a sinister black male with an elongated, elephantine gland might approach a honey-vaginaed white maiden with a twinkle in his eye.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Nor was there any pathology here, anything to do with sinister psychic repression which might have driven me to seek medical care.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Inside those blank, sinister bundles of tissue paper piled up at the front of the church there could be anything.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • His nose had obviously been broken at least once, which made his smile look even more sinister.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • For a fleeting moment, the glassy stupor in his eyes disappeared, something twisted and sinister eclipsing it.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • As story after story of treachery, murder, and violence were recounted, it seemed as though the loch had earned its sinister reputation.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "Indonesian," he said, with a sinister smile.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • All this takes less than a minute, with Lord Provos transforming the Spiral Garden into something much more sinister.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • She stared down at the scar and nodded her head with this sinister, fascinated grin on her face.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • For me, the jungle has quickly evolved from a place of protection to a sinister trap.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • There was something sinister about it.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • It wasn’t until much later that I saw how sinister the nickname was.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Smiled, despite it all, despite the sinister sound of what he’d just announced.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • It has a sinister feeling to it.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Magnus’s voice rose and fell, the Latin words like a prayer, but one that was inverted and sinister.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • You can see that what we face is something far more sinister and powerful than we ever imagined.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • "We?" said Jace, with a sinister delicacy.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Dangerous animals became even more sinister and uncanny in the dark.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • It was around this time we first heard of the rise of this sinister group who called themselves al Qaeda in Iraq.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • All of these were sinister incidents; but they were trifles compared to what Jurgis saw with his own eyes before long.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • It did seem a little weird, but, I mean, donut shops weren’t real high on my list of sinister forces.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • In this sinister way I came into my inheritance.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • It had been simple and almost painless, like drowsiness carrying one down to nothing more sinister than a welcome sleep.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • In Miller’s aerial photo the mountain looked particularly sinister: a huge fin of exfoliated stone, dark and smeared with ice.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I couldn’t take my eyes off that sinister restlessness.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • This brought him back, more sinister than ever.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
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