Usage examples for insinuation

  1. " Gentlemen and friends," said Heman, " my name has been brought into this controversy, by Mr. Simpson directly, and in insinuation by- er- another. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  2. This comes about through their own qualities, and is not affected by insinuation or by downright petting, such as we find in Dickens nearly always and in Thackeray too often. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  3. But that any one who knows me personally should listen one moment to such an insinuation, is what I did not expect. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  4. He repelled the insinuation. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  5. Doubtless she saw, and prepared for it, that after a certain point should be reached the very similarity of their designs must cause a rupture between her and Caley; neither could expect the other to endure such a rival near her hidden throne of influence; for the aim of both was power in a great family, with consequent money, and consideration, and midnight councils, and the wielding of all the weapons of hint and threat and insinuation. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  6. The girl had no thought of writing a love- letter, and she resented the insinuation. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  7. He flushed with angry shame, reading an insinuation into my careless remark, when I had not the remotest intention of reminding him that his customary object in coming down town was to play the parasite and the sponge at my expense. – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  8. " I catch your insinuation, but"- he received a warning glance from Peabody and broke into a pleasant smile calculated to deceive the old planter-" this once I will overlook it because of our old friendship and the old days in Mississippi." – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  9. You are right, Chief: I am getting old- but not so old as to venture upon so shocking an insinuation against a man of Mr. Roberts' repute and seeming honor, if I had not some very substantial proofs to offer in its support. – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  10. I make no account of the insinuation that he gave up music because it hindered his success in cherry- stealing. – Birds in the Bush by Bradford Torrey
  11. He turned to Watkins, speaking with broad insinuation: " Of course you are putting a charge against Greasy, Watkins?" – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  12. Elizabeth stood an instant, with hands depending as aforesaid, and then with a little inclination of her person, somewhat stately and more graceful, gave Rose to understand, that she had no contradiction to make to this insinuation. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  13. That was an unjust insinuation, and I know it. – The Mardi Gras Mystery by H. Bedford-Jones