Usage examples for sinister

  1. His nerves also were shaken by the news which he had just heard; but even as he spoke he saw that the sound which seemed so strange, so- so sinister, was caused by a tall figure only now coming out of the shadows away across the Market Place. – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  2. Nature is sometimes extremely arbitrary, and never did she show herself more so than in insisting that Mr Jolliffe should have the most sinister expression of countenance that ever had been looked upon. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  3. It seemed rather sinister. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  4. Or why was it that that name seemed to him sinister? – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  5. The danger, however, is more apparent than real, and nothing has ever happened to justify the sinister name. – Among the Canadian Alps by Lawrence J. Burpee
  6. " His Majesty commands," commented Jim, reading the sinister gesture as clearly as Denny had. – The Raid on the Termites by Paul Ernst
  7. He must follow the slender, sinister figure into dark places not knowing. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  8. Startled out of sleep by some inner torture, the man heard the sinister rattle he knew so well, and gazed paralysed. – Northern Lights, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  9. The wall of the V. A green rose dark and sinister. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  10. The man, as he revealed himself, had become at once more sinister and more fascinating. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  11. But at the beginning of February a sinister change came over the French camp. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  12. The young Englishman, invited to a game that he had never yet played, felt in it something sinister and bewildering. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  13. She had not come there with any sinister design of winning, by force as it were, a place in Sidney Hinchford's heart; she had never dreamed for an instant- she did not dream then! – Mattie:--A Stray (Vol 3 of 3) by Frederick William Robinson
  14. If there is any truth in Montgomery's statement it can only have the most sinister significance, for I don't need to tell you that some powerful motive must be back of Gilmore's activity. – The Just and the Unjust by Vaughan Kester
  15. And there was a sinister threat in them too which seemed to say: 'Require nothing of her that I do not approve of, or you will be turned into stone on the spot. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  16. Dubois smiled his sinister smile. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  17. It is obvious that her presence at the inn, and especially in the bedroom, on this occasion and in these strange, secret circumstances, has a rather sinister look; but yet I do not see in what way she could have been connected with the tragedy. – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  18. The darkness into which I stared seemed suddenly to grow threatening and sinister, full of vague terrors. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  19. The incidents recorded reveal, however, a most sinister character. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  20. Suddenly a remembrance flashed across him of the sinister face of the water as it had first looked up at him through the trees. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley