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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.
And this is especially painful for law-and-Humanities scholars because it nastily and insinuatingly reminds them that they have sacrificed real knowledge for the cheap rewards of dilettantish, posturing skepticism.
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 year of this article was 1939.
Still ashamed of him?'" Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird 101-02 (1960); cf Thurber, supra note 135, at 77 ("`You are a crack shot with any sort of firearms, I believe?' said the District Attorney, insinuatingly [to mitty].").
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).
The Times man smiled insinuatingly. "Granados took a number of young women under his wing."
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.