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.
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.
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.
And thus was solved the mystery of the sinister house with the copper beeches in front of the door.
'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.
Their arms, the red bend sinister in the community’s coat of arms stands for Kaden, Elben and the von Brambach family.
He was one of the most loyal and sinister generals of Scorpius, having turned all the inhabitants of Mirinoi into stone.
The Secretariat had a major role in the film's plot, it was portrayed as containing very sinister and corrupt individuals for the most part.
The municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Per bend sinister wavy, Or seven lozenges gules, four and three, and gules three bezants, two in bend sinister and one in base sinister.
The line of partition, “per bend sinister wavy”, represents the river Elzbach.
It soon becomes evident that he has a sinister and mysterious past with another major character."
Heavily influenced by the French New Wave, it was the dreamlike story of a standup comedian (played by Warren Beatty) on the run from sinister, ambiguous forces.
In order to find their friends and set them free, they need to make it through cemeteries, haunted houses and sinister laboratories.
Crest, a demi-lion Gules grapsing in the dexter paw a battle axe in bend sinister Or and resting the sinister paw on an escallop also Gules.
Supporters, Dexter a buffalo, sinister a moose, both proper.
Roland ter Borcht is a brilliant, controversial German geneticist who was notorious for sinister experiments he performed on humans.
The tone changes and becomes more sinister.
The Law, according to him, was not of God, but of "the sinister power."
He is also intrigued by children's literature with a sinister or melancholy streak.
The series centered on a group of family and friends who gather on an island for a wedding on an island known for its sinister past full of gruesome murders.
Sinister Hands is a 1932 American film directed by Armand Schaefer.
A majority of the Morlocks were slaughtered by Mister Sinister's Marauders in the "Mutant Massacre".
It is later revealed that many of the Morlocks were actually failed experiments of the Dark Beast, which is why Mr. Sinister sought to destroy them.
The event resulted in the Marauders killing many of the Morlocks under orders of Mr. Sinister.
In #90 Mister Sinister finishes his 10 mutant kills at the Morlock base.
The adventures of Bunkle, his brother Robin and his sister Jill include hunting down spies, smugglers, poachers and sinister scientists.
Perhaps the decision was based on a far more sinister condition.
One night Londo has a disturbing dream in which he and G'Kar are rendered unconscious and he is taken by sinister, strange aliens and given a medical examination.
Some examples of these spheres are: the irrationality and the madness (in his book "Philosophy and carnival"); the mythical and magical thought (in his book "Methodology of magical thought"); the passionate love (in his book "Treaty on passion"); the Sinister (in his book "The beauty and the sinister") as a shade of the categories of beauty and the sublime which founded the traditional aesthetics; or the world of religions as the shadow of the modern Western reason (as shown in his "The age of the Spirit").
Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold bipartite scroll inscribed “EVER” to dexter and “FORWARD” to sinister in Black letters.
They were initially formed in the United Kingdom and are presently organized around clandestine cells (which it calls "traditional nexions") and around what it calls "sinister tribes".
They circulated quotes of Bradford calling Lincoln "a dangerous man," and saying, "The image of Lincoln rose to be very dark" and "indeed almost sinister."
Here, the title is given a sinister meaning not appearing in the original - with the victorious Nazis hunting humans as if they were foxes.
In the fifth book, "," the sinister children's book "Charlie the Choo Choo" is revealed to be written by "Claudia y Inez Bachman."
One of the sinister group is a woman with a mole on her exposed shoulder blade.
A strange and sinister man, Mr. Cato (Orson Welles), wields extraordinary power in the small town of Lilith.
Scott Meslow of "The Atlantic" suggested that because of his death, "The Walking Dead" embraced a more dark and sinister philosophy.
Tentaspina sinister is a moth of the Micronoctuidae family.
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levity - lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain
gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
bestow - confer
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
flowery - full of flowers; full of ornate expressions
promiscuous - mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular, particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity