EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSINUATION
Again that distasteful expression fraught with distrust and insinuation.
De Naarboveck did not seem to understand the insinuation conveyed.
If she could repel Madame Beattie's insinuation, it must mean she had something on her side.
He was an adept in the art of insinuation; besides that, he knew "every one."
But she, too, was stung to wrath by the insinuation which his words contained.
She flushed with rage, exasperated by the insinuation she believed was intended.
An expressive look from the Nubian confirmed the insinuation.
She was thinking of his insinuation at Marshall Dean's expense.
And this insinuation embodies one of the main defects of the race.
"And I insist that you explain your insinuation," flung back Flora.
1520s, from Latin insinuationem (nominative insinuatio) "entrance through a narrow way; an ingratiating oneself," noun of action from past participle stem of insinuare (see insinuate).
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