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used in Washington Square

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to imply (subtly suggest) something unpleasant
  • "I will tell her what you have said—when you go!" said Mrs. Penniman, with an insinuating laugh.
    Chapter 5 (76% in)
  • He is extremely insinuating; but it's a vulgar nature.
    Chapter 7 (93% in)
  • I see," added the Doctor, with his most insinuating, his most professional laugh, "you are already interested!"
    Chapter 14 (37% in)
  • He was in a state of irritation natural to a gentleman of fine parts who had been snubbed in a benevolent attempt to confer a distinction upon a young woman of inferior characteristics, and the insinuating sympathy of this somewhat desiccated matron appeared to offer him no practical relief.
    Chapter 15 (93% in)

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