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Definition to imply (subtly suggest) something unpleasant
  • No one showed any interest in tracking me, no one pried, no one insinuated.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
insinuated = implied (subtly suggested) something unpleasant
  • What a case am I in, then, that am neither a good epilogue nor cannot insinuate with you in the behalf of a good play!
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • This man has insinuated himself into your confidence, and almost into your family under a false name.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And for you to insinuate that it did ...
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • "Well, what do you think of it?" inquired the cool, mocking, insinuating voice of Butler.
    Hamlin Garland  --  Under the Lion's Paw
  • Unlived children, of all ages, insinuate themselves Into spotlights and rotogravures.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • He is sneering at the Chairman and asking him sarcastic and insinuating questions.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • This was another strange question, but before I could answer, Miss Thomas said, "James, what are you insinuating?
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  Bud, Not Buddy
  • Let alone," quoth I, insinuatingly, "that anybody would be glad to row you."
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • It seems to me you insinuate things about her.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • "At least," thought he, "her poison has not yet insinuated itself into my system.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini's Daughter
  • Dog hair insinuated itself into every crevice of our home, every piece of our wardrobe, and more than a few of our meals.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The first is, to gain over my adversary's lawyer with a double fee, who will then betray his client by insinuating that he hath justice on his side.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • "We're not talking about it, so stop bringing up his name and trying to insinuate him into this conversation."
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Think'st thou, for that I insinuate, or toaze from thee thy business, I am therefore no courtier?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale
  • Bertha can already make her believe anything she pleases—and I'm afraid she's begun, my poor child, by insinuating horrors about you."
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • The squeal insinuated itself into the voice and subdued it.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • He insinuated that Gedney had perhaps run off with the chests of gold supposedly contained in the Amistad\ hold.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • When she was eight months pregnant, one of Enrique's uncles insinuated that the baby didn't belong to Enrique.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • "You're forgetting: We are not all English, and we are not all men," I say, insinuating myself into his chess game.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing

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