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strongly suggestive of great harm, menace, or evil

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threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

stemming from evil characteristics or forces

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The strain upon her nerves was becoming so unbearable that she could scarcely restrain a growing desire to scream, when Numa deliberately turned back to the business of feeding; but his back-layed ears attested a sinister regard for the actions of the girl behind him.
The spy, who was there to pick up any crumbs he could find or make, did not allow his baffled state to express itself in his sinister face; but, stood with an air of gossiping gallantry, leaning his elbow on Madame Defarge's little counter, and occasionally sipping his cognac.
The resisting power of numbers, the unattackable stolidity of a great multitude, was the haunting fear of his sinister loneliness.
He walked with the nerveless gait of a tramp going on, still going on, indifferent to rain or sun in a sinister detachment from the aspects of sky and earth.
Verily, like a thousand peals of children's laughter cometh Zarathustra into all sepulchres, laughing at those night-watchmen and grave-guardians, and whoever else rattleth with sinister keys.
In this connection I should like to confess my surprise on finding that notwithstanding all its apparatus of analysis the story consists for the most part of physical impressions; impressions of sound and sight, railway station, streets, a trotting horse, reflections in mirrors and so on, rendered as if for their own sake and combined with a sublimated description of a desirable middle-class town-residence which somehow manages to produce a sinister effect.
And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed," she says.
I don't deny that we might have to beware of sinister tricks, plans and forces, on whatever side, and that attempts to manipulate our minds might be dangerous, in varying degrees.
As she waits for rescue she shares her story, including her fears about a sinister figure from the past who turned up at the home.
The MP's behaviour has been condemned for being "McCarthyite", while the tone of the letter has been described as both sinister and "Orwellian.
com)-- Sun Broadcast Group and Jett Media announced today that they have entered into a sales and affiliation partnership bringing the hit country music mix show, Country Fried Mix with DJ Sinister, to the network beginning September 1st.
The action in "Show Me the Sinister Snowman" zeroes in on a snow-bound estate to provide a new twist on the classic country house mystery.
After being teased during the post-credits scene of "X-Men: Apocalypse," there is now confirmation that the villain Mister Sinister will appear in "The Wolverine 3.
By boycotting these so-called elections, you will fail the sinister plans of these stooges, she added.
And will sinister Teaching Assistant Frances Drummond (Shirley Henderson) actually carry out her promise to Tommy and harm Catherine?