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insinuate

verb allude to, curry favor with, hint, imply, impress, indicate, infer, infuse, inject, insert, instill, interject, intimate, introduce, involve, mention, point to indirectly, presume, refer, suggest
Associated concepts: sexual harassment
See also: allude, connote, hint, imply, impose, incriminate, indicate, infer, intrude, mention, purport
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As such, Ernie's rhetorical question is insinuatingly strategic in simultaneously denying and affirming the values of hetero-normative masculinity.
Be thankful for what you've got is the basic message of this album, and what you've got here is one of the most insinuatingly catchy albums of the summer.
no illustrated paper worth its salt but carried a photograph of some picture of mine or of my "school", as I have said, or one of myself, smiling insinuatingly from its pages.
This question, insinuatingly put, neglects the fact that within the very week the composer was taken ill, two of the thirty-two deaths from cholera reported in St.
Production is limited on this ripe, insinuatingly tropical wine.
In the essay containing the Colbert makeover (which is insinuatingly titled "What I'd Do to the Stars"), we are exposed to a more chillingly careless observation about Paul Muni: "Probably I should cast him as a Jew in some subject dealing with the problems of his race.
The sacrifice of the "Homme-Dieu' will not put an end to the story of this arriviste, as the final pages make abundantly clear: the service terminated, Du Roy bumps into his long-time mistress, Mme de Marelle, and insinuatingly squeezes her hand; as he walks down the steps of the church, and toward a promising career in politics, it is her image that floats in front of him, "rajustant en face de la glace les petits cheveux frises de ses tempes, touj ours defaits au sortir du lit" (413).
She and Oroszko have a deliciously amusing exchange in which Carroll is countering Oroszko's sublimely arrogant Julia with insinuatingly delivered sarcasm.
Older, grayer and perhaps a touch less snakelike, Douglas is still insinuatingly good, and his performance lays the groundwork for the film's one spectacularly cynical twist--one that proves too much for the film's crowd-pleasing instincts to bean Suffice to say that, in dramatic terms, Stone winds up bailing out his characters.
We should also note that the address is not peremptory, but rather gently, insinuatingly suggestive, with just the slightest hint of possible obligation, perhaps a moral one.
The black comedy thread that his smug, superior viewpoint imposes on horrific content doesn't distance us, but rather makes evil seem all the more insinuatingly palpable.