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sinister
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
evil or harmful; or making an evil or frightening impression
  • Is there nothing dark or sinister anywhere?
    Chapter 6 — Maule's Well (64% in)
  • Nevertheless, in the artist's deep, thoughtful, all-observant eyes, there was, now and then, an expression, not sinister, but questionable; as if he had some other interest in the scene than a stranger, a youthful and unconnected adventurer, might be supposed to have.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (89% in)
  • She instinctively knew, it may be, that some sinister or evil potency was now striving to pass her barriers; nor would she decline the contest.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (69% in)
  • But before retiring, Jaffrey bethought himself of the evidence, in these ransacked drawers, that some one had visited the chamber with sinister purposes.
    Chapter 21 — The Departure (28% in)

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