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/ɪnˌsɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən/
an indirect or covert suggestion or hint, especially of a derogatory nature:
She made nasty insinuations about her rivals.
covert or artful suggestion or hinting, as of something implied:
His methods of insinuation are most ingenious.
subtle or artful instillment into the mind.
the art or power of stealing into the affections and pleasing; ingratiation:
He made his way by flattery and insinuation.
a slow winding, worming, or stealing in.
an ingratiating act or speech.
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that their looming extinction stems from internal rifts, not simply emigration, seems spurious.
The remark need not be construed into an
that the work of last evening does not deserve to have larger audiences.
Instead, the brain files away a sea of clues, alert to the subtlest
of a pattern.
that blame for this outcome should fall squarely on the shoulders of financiers alone is ludicrous.
goes beyond an error of omission: it involves intent.
The question is legitimate, but
itself is a bitter pill.
It plays on stereotypes and works by
Amid clouds of misstatements he relies almost wholly on
is true, as confirmed by your friends who are part of that scene.
There does seem to be the long term
that something could occur to the north of the railroad tracks.
British Dictionary definitions for
an indirect or devious hint or suggestion
the act or practice of insinuating
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