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Usage examples for insinuate

  1. He tried to insinuate himself between the horse and the fence, but the horse did not seem inclined to move. – Aladdin O'Brien by Gouverneur Morris
  2. " Again I beg of you," she said in excitement, " not to let a thought of pity for him insinuate itself in your brain- not the finest point of it! – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  3. What you have to learn is to insinuate yourself into life, like ivy, but without spoiling other people's pleasure. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  4. Do you insinuate that- Not me, says I. I'm too polite. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
  5. Caleb Hunter, wondering after Steve had gone just how much he might have seemed to insinuate, regretted that he had spoken at all. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  6. Anyhow, they've argued and scrapped about their felons so that Clara's aunt's gone off for a visit to Ioway, and Mat says that there sure is a recompense for everything in this world, even felons and domestic misery, and Clara wants to know if he's meaning to insinuate that her aunt is a nuisance, because if he is she ain't going to send his aunt the Christmas present that she's got half done for her. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  7. Why should you think it so strange that in some countries there are monkeys which insinuate themselves into the good graces of the ladies; they are a fourth part human, as I am a fourth part Spaniard. – Candide by Voltaire Commentator: Philip Littell
  8. Real good This is one of those good- natured expressions that insinuate themselves into the speech of even cultured people. – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  9. He was at some trouble to make it seem casual and insignificant, and he wondered if the conductor meant to insinuate anything by saying in return that it was a pretty brisk day to be knocking round much in a stone quarry. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  10. He would now and then insinuate slyly what a clever circumstance it would be to have such a wife, with her fortune. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  11. In referring to Boer deeds of bravery I do not mean to insinuate that all British soldiers were cowards any more than I mean to imply that all Boers were brave, but any man who has been with armies will acknowledge that bravery is not the exclusive property of the peoples of one nation. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  12. Do you insinuate that I murdered my own brother? – The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
  13. Do you mean to insinuate that I would? – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  14. Nellie Travers, be careful what you say, or what you insinuate. – The Deserter by Charles King
  15. Do you mean to insinuate- I don't mean to insinuate anything. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  16. Ormsby has dared to insinuate that I'm a coward. – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  17. Lord Mountclere was dressed with all the cunning that could be drawn from the metropolis by money and reiterated dissatisfaction; he prided himself on his upright carriage; his stick was so thin that the most malevolent could not insinuate that it was of any possible use in walking; his teeth had put on all the vigour and freshness of a second spring. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  18. Let not the writer be so far misunderstood, as to be supposed to insinuate that Religion is an enemy to the pursuits of taste, much less to those of learning and of science. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  19. " Some one has been mean enough, so a very dear friend told us, to insinuate that- that father knew of it in time to have prevented it," she said. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  20. He had taste in the art of writing, a fine literary tact, a sense of proportion, a perception of delicate shades of expression, an instinct that told him what to say and what to suppress, to insinuate, or to be left to the understanding. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
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