Sentence Examples


  • Victor's sinister laugh cut through him.
  • There was a moment of sinister silence, then a multitudinous stirring of the leaves.
  • The Law, according to him, was not of God, but of " the sinister power."2 The same was the case with the prophets, and it was death to believe in the Old Testament.
  • Flattered and adored at the outset, she very soon furnished a sinister illustration to Beaumarchais Basile; for evil tongues began to calumniate the queen: those of her brothers-in-law, the duc dAiguillon (protector of Madame du Barry and dismissed from the ministry), and the Cardinal de Rohan, recalled from his embassy in Vienna.
  • He officiated at the coronation of the boy king Edward VI., and is supposed to have instituted a sinister change in the order of the ceremony, by which the right of the monarch to reign was made to appear to depend upon inheritance alone, without the concurrent consent of the people.