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sinister
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

4 uses
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Definition
evil or harmful; or making an evil or frightening impression
  • Was he the agent of others or had he some sinister design of his own?
    Chapter 7 — The Stapletons of Merripit House (17% in)
  • Rolling pasture lands curved upward on either side of us, and old gabled houses peeped out from amid the thick green foliage, but behind the peaceful and sunlit country-side there rose ever, dark against the evening sky, the long, gloomy curve of the moor, broken by the jagged and sinister hills.
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (37% in)
  • Consider the long sequence of incidents which have all pointed to some sinister influence which is at work around us.
    Chapter 10 — Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson (7% in)
  • He was a son of that Rodger Baskerville, the younger brother of Sir Charles, who fled with a sinister reputation to South America, where he was said to have died unmarried.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (14% in)

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