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"Do you good," he insinuated, pushing the bottle gently over.

In secret he insinuated into the lady's ear that she was admired by the prince.

Yes; but she had not been his, insinuated vanity; another had whipped her off before his eyes.

"And get others to see it, too," I insinuated, with a glance at the bowed back by his side.

He felt Razumov's reluctance, and insinuated his hand under his arm caressingly.

"But a woman needs a man to protect and work for her," insinuated Crane.

Things were being said of him, charges were insinuated, which he declared to himself to be false.

But as time went on, he insinuated himself into everybody's bones.

But she gave him a glance which insinuated more than all she left unsaid.

If it was meant to be insinuated that he was untrue to her, she simply disbelieved it.

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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