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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUGGESTIVE

His whole appearance was suggestive of the shady side of life.

Applied to the literary history of a race, this principle is suggestive.

Such aberration can only be explained by suggestive influence on the part of men.

A hypnotizer may abuse his suggestive power to exploit the love of the hypnotized.

Its name is suggestive of Columbia, and our country is often called by that name.

All things in which there is opposition or proportion are suggestive of reflection.

Thrasymachus, I said to him, excellent man, how suggestive are your remarks!

But I will proceed to the other speech, which, as I think, is also suggestive to students of rhetoric.

I could feel its every motion with startling and suggestive distinctness.

So insatiable a thing it is and so suggestive of mad fantasy.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "conveying a hint," from suggest + -ive. Specifically as a faintly euphemistic reference to proposals of indecent behavior, from 1888. Related: Suggestively; suggestiveness.

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