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The reason is all mine, I do not insinuate that it is in any way yours.'

You must not think, as you seem to insinuate, that in my way of life I want exercise.

Do you mean to insinuate, you villain, that my wife stole her own diamonds?

I hope you don't mean to insinuate that I have but one friend!

Oh, there was no misunderstanding what he meant to insinuate.

Are you trying to insinuate that I had anything to do with these deaths?

Do you intend to insinuate that Sir Within Wardle is insane?

Why, you tried to insinuate something that surely was not a blessing, father.

Do you dare to insinuate—that I know more of this plot than yourself—if plot there be?

Do you insinuate that I am naturally an object for laughter?

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Latin insinuatus, past participle of insinuare "to throw in, push in, make a way; creep in, intrude, bring in by windings and curvings, wind one's way into," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + sinuare "to wind, bend, curve," from sinus "a curve, winding." Sense of "to introduce tortuously or indirectly" is from 1640s. Related: Insinuated; insinuating; insinuatingly.

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