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Definition tending to bring to mind

(When the thing brought to mind is not clear from context, it is often sex.)
  • He was walking up a cobbled street of little two-story houses with battered doorways which gave straight on the pavement and which were somehow curiously suggestive of ratholes.
    George Orwell  --  1984
suggestive = tending to bring to mind
  • A short, suggestive silence follows, and then the connection is cut.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • The picture you have just drawn is suggestive of a rather too overwhelming contrast.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "What—" said Dawes, suggestively.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Oh, I admit that the chain of evidence—the coincidences—are really suggestive.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • George showed up in the Health Room, and Sukeena immediately began dancing in a most fluid, provocative and suggestive manner.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • They lack suggestive power.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • Suggestively, I lifted my hands, bound together at the wrists.
    Louis L'Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • The guy eyes me up and down suggestively before opening the door.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Despite his best efforts, he couldn't stop thinking about Katie's earlier suggestive remark.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • But there is one analogy which is-well, suggestive and helpful.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • To Philip her smile was an abominable leer, and the suggestive glitter of her eyes filled him with horror.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Officers leered at the naked women and made crude comments and suggestive threats.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • A hint of a shared conspiracy touched the corners of his lips, something too suggestive to go unnoticed by Pearl.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Now the look the guard gave Zeitoun was suggestive, even lewd.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • A more suggestive comment could hardly have been made.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • High sprays of foam tossed into the air and the wind was heavy with the damp, suggestive smell offish.
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • They saw the robin carry food to his mate two or three times, and it was so suggestive of afternoon tea that Colin felt they must have some.
    Frances Hodgson Burnett  --  The Secret Garden
  • Again that chuckle, more defined and louder but still somehow intimate and suggestive, a chuckle that said, I know something you don't know.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • The archers grinned suggestively; the men laughed again.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon

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