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insinuate
used in Gone with the Wind

7 uses
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Definition
to imply (subtly suggest) something unpleasant
  • Mammy brought up tempting trays, insinuating that now she was a widow she might eat as much as she pleased, but Scarlett had no appetite.
    1.7 (79% in)
  • Ashley knew that half the people present had never heard of Purgatory and those who had would take it as a personal affront, if he insinuated, even in prayer, that so fine a man as Mr. O'Hara had not gone straight to Heaven.
    4.40 (32% in)
  • How can you even insinuate such things?
    4.43 (14% in)
  • To insinuate that poor Frank would—
    4.43 (99% in)
  • Meade, you can't be insinuating that there's ever been anything between those two!"
    4.46 (53% in)
  • I—I've been insinuating that your husband is not a gentleman and my own words have proved that I'm not one.
    5.51 (48% in)
  • She'd insinuate the truth to Ashley somehow.
    5.51 (62% in)

There are no more uses of "insinuate" in Gone with the Wind.

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