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insinuate
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
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Definition
to imply (subtly suggest) something unpleasant
  • Yet, this wild hint seemed inferentially negatived, by what a grey Manxman insinuated, an old sepulchral man, who, having never before sailed out of Nantucket, had never ere this laid eye upon wild Ahab.
    Chapters 28-30 -- Ahab; (Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb); The Pipe (27% in)
  • "Avast!" cried a voice, whose owner at the same time coming close behind us, laid a hand upon both our shoulders, and then insinuating himself between us, stood stooping forward a little, in the uncertain twilight, strangely peering from Queequeg to me.
    Chapters 19-21 -- The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (68% in)
  • Gently he insinuates his vast bulk among them again and revels there awhile, still in tantalizing vicinity to young Lothario, like pious Solomon devoutly worshipping among his thousand concubines.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (15% in)

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