Definition: evil; ominous
Definition: evil; ominous
Sentences Containing 'sinister'
They had a sinister expression, under an old cocked hat like a three cornered spittoon, and over a great muffler for the chin and throat, which descended nearly to the wearer's knees.
But,''pursued Danglars with one of his sinister smiles,``an order for unlimited credit calls for something like caution on the part of the banker to whom that order is given.
Many observations were made, the import of which was a unanimous opinion that there was something sinister about the room.
His misery was depicted in sinister lines on his countenance.
``Yes,''replied Noirtier with an expression of sinister joy.
The millers belonging to the mills, when they saw the boat coming down the river, and on the point of being sucked in by the draught of the wheels, ran out in haste, several of them, with long poles to stop it, and being all mealy, with faces and garments covered with flour, they presented a sinister appearance.
I could not restrain my eye from resting for an instant on a red spot upon it; but it was not so red as I turned, when I met that sinister expression in his face.
Then there are successive entries that A and B cleared, or left the country, and finally that C was visited, with, I fear, a sinister result for C.
Now for the sinister cripple who lives upon the second floor of the opium den, and who was certainly the last human being whose eyes rested upon Neville St. Clair.
To me at least there was a strange contrast between the sweet promise of the spring and this sinister quest upon which we were engaged.
And Holmes' fears came to be realised, for from that day to this no word has ever been heard either of the beautiful woman, the sinister German, or the morose Englishman.
As I stood in the passage gazing at the sinister door and wondering what secret it might veil, I suddenly heard the sound of steps within the room and saw a shadow pass backward and forward against the little slit of dim light which shone out from under the door.
And thus was solved the mystery of the sinister house with the copper beeches in front of the door.
He says: "On the scutcheon we'll have a bend OR in the dexter base, a saltire MURREY in the fess, with a dog, couchant, for common charge, and under his foot a chain embattled, for slavery, with a chevron VERT in a chief engrailed, and three invected lines on a field AZURE, with the nombril points rampant on a dancette indented; crest, a runaway nigger, SABLE, with his bundle over his shoulder on a bar sinister; and a couple of gules for supporters, which is you and me; motto, MAGGIORE FRETTA, MINORE OTTO.
'As I stared at this sinister apparition crawling towards me, I felt a tickling on my cheek as though a fly had lighted there.
He gave me a sidelong glance out of his sinister red eyes, and laughed.
There was something in the tone of this reply, which made Uriah look at the speaker again, with a very sinister and suspicious expression.
Whether they were always so free from avarice, partialities, or want, that a bribe, or some other sinister view, could have no place among them?
The author clears himself from any sinister ends in writing.
I looked through the key-hole; but the door opening into an odd corner of the room, the key-hole prospect was but a crooked and sinister one.
But it is only found on the sinister side, which has an ill effect, giving its owner something analogous to the aspect of a clumsy left-handed man.
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