insinuation


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an artful, indirect, often derogatory hint

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an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

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the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments

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Yes, on foot," rejoined the doctor, without noticing the insinuation.
Sir," said he to Danglars, "understand that I do not take a final leave of you; I must ascertain if your insinuations are just, and am going now to inquire of the Count of Monte Cristo.
She had never found it so difficult to listen to him, though nothing could exceed his solicitude and care, and though his subjects were principally such as were wont to be always interesting: praise, warm, just, and discriminating, of Lady Russell, and insinuations highly rational against Mrs Clay.
always to [1315a] seem particularly attentive to the worship of the gods; for from persons of such a character men entertain less fears of suffering anything illegal while they suppose that he who governs them is religious and reverences the gods; and they will be less inclined to raise insinuations against such a one, as being peculiarly under their protection: but this must be so done as to give no occasion for any suspicion of hypocrisy.
And he rewards her by such smiles and glances, such whispered words, or boldly-spoken insinuations, indicative of his sense of her goodness and my neglect, as make the blood rush into my face, in spite of myself - for I would be utterly regardless of it all - deaf and blind to everything that passes between them, since the more I show myself sensible of their wickedness the more she triumphs in her victory, and the more he flatters himself that I love him devotedly still, in spite of my pretended indifference.
He could see that she was vastly impressed by this vague talk, so he endorsed his pose by random insinuations concerning great wealth, and mentioned familiarly a few names that are handled reverently by the proletariat.
My dear Muriel," she said, "I think that you are wrong to make such insinuations.
For the first time I appreciate your base insinuations, and I despise them and you.
Miss Crawford listened; and all her intended compliments and insinuations to Fanny were forgotten: she felt only one thing; and her eyes, bright as they had been before, shewing they could yet be brighter, she exclaimed with eager pleasure, "Did he?
Let me be very clear about this: the Philippine Rise is ours and any insinuation that it is open to everybody should end with this declaration,' Pinol added, quoting Duterte.
Summary: Just when we think the Free Patriotic Movement has exhausted every kind of innuendo, insinuation, misinformation and fabrication, it appears to have developed its tactics into a certain kind of culture, boasting a sophisticated art of spin.
Insinuation Earlier in a series of tweets, the Gujarat chief minister had hit out at Priyanka Gandhi saying, "As I belong to a socially backward caste, they consider my politics to be of a low level (neech rajneeti).
In a press statement, he said he did not mention unequivocally or by insinuation anything, following yesterday's closed door National Assembly meeting regarding the tape, against any particular person associated with the tape, either before or after the closed door meeting.
He''''s helped on by Plaid with the insinuation that David Cameron will be a meddling Englishman.
I HOPE all those folk who bemoan the fact the roads are busier when the children go back to school are hanging their heads in shame after seven road incidents involving children in recent days - their insinuation being that children should be made to either walk to school or use public transport.