Usage examples for insidious

  1. His insidious praises of my genius made no impression. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  2. I closed my eyes and tried to review all the insidious things that had happened in the last twenty- four hours. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  3. The state of affairs which has come about was uncertain in origin, insidious in growth, and has developed over a wide field. – Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents The Mazengarb Report (1954) by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
  4. Joys were insidious dangerous things that might lead to the leaving undone of obvious duties. – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  5. The illness, whatever it was- and neither Mr. Sheldon nor the portly and venerable physician whom he called in could find a name for it- crept upon the patient with stealthy and insidious steps. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  6. As already stated, the disease is insidious and progressive, and it is hopeless to expect to arrest the growths once they are started. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  7. And was not the same ear lent, at most critical moment, to the insidious Alexander Farnese, with his whispers of peace, which were potent enough to drown all the preparations for the invincible Armada? – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  8. She had been coming to The Colonial only eleven years, so really, she should have been on the other side of the veranda, but Mrs. Stott had such an insidious way of getting where and what she wanted that she was " one of them" almost before they knew it. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  9. Well, that's the truth- and now you see that those statements made about me are the most insidious form of lying- with a good foundation of half- truths. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  10. Mary, who did not consider the extent of this insidious question, answered with fervor, " Never! – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  11. Maurice; with his " solemn, sly wit," also gave the Earl much trouble, saying little; but thinking much, and listening to the insidious Paul. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  12. There is an insidious yet irresistible, process of social degradation. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  13. The howling storm, the holy truce of night, High tossing ice- isles crashing round thy side, Insidious rocks that pierce the tumbling tide? – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow
  14. No influence so insidious as this, and none so fatal, has ever assailed the Christian church. – The Church and Modern Life by Washington Gladden
  15. In vain did Lady Mary cross- examine her daughter in the most insidious manner. – Belles and Ringers by Hawley Smart
  16. And Crawshay was capable of it- of perceiving the insidious revenge- of taking it without compunction or remorse. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  17. He was evidently afraid of her- afraid of himself, too- because of the evil impulses her insidious influence had aroused in him. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  18. Palpitation became more frequent and more violent, and then just as suddenly all this would stop again, as it happens sometimes with these insidious diseases which at intervals seem to entirely forget their victims. – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  19. The affection is of insidious development, and is usually ascribed to sinking of the transverse arch of the foot- pes transverso- planus- the result of weakness or of wearing badly fitting boots. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson