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Excuse me for insinuating by this expression, that there may yet be amongst you some novices.

The insinuating traveller complimented her on the justice of the distinction.

His manner towards the sex was remarkable for its insinuating character.

If he is of an insinuating address, he may get a glimpse of their daily life.

I can turn a deaf ear to enticements the most alluring, and sounds the most insinuating.

"And maybe you've got your reasons, Job," said the blacksmith with insinuating suavity.

I trust that you are not insinuating that it is I who am the traitor?

With soft words and insinuating promises he got me to tell him what had happened.

Joe was in his element, playing the bold yet insinuating cavalier.

This is said in such an insinuating tone, that it is impossible to resist him.

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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