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1. Provoking gradual doubt or suspicion; suggestive: insinuating remarks.
2. Artfully contrived to gain favor or confidence; ingratiating.

in·sin′u·at′ing·ly adv.


in an insinuating manner
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Adv.1.insinuatingly - in an insinuating manner; "the art book has art to sell, insinuatingly, and for a purpose, like the American muse, which has in fact a tradition to sell, and one which doesn't exist, in painting"
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I know Meg would wet-blanket such a proposal, but I thought you had more spirit," began Laurie insinuatingly.
If he slap you, we ain't got no pig for pay the fine,' she said insinuatingly.
His not ignoble ambition seems always to have been to be wrecked upon an island, indeed I am told that he mentioned it insinuatingly in his prayers, and it was perhaps inevitable that a boy with such an outlook should fascinate David.
You'll treat us well, I hope," he said insinuatingly.
Mugridge grinned insinuatingly in my face as I shoved him out and ordered him back to his galley work; and he won his revenge by spreading glowing reports among the hunters as to what an excellent "lydy's- myde" I was proving myself to be.
Mrs Merdle,' Mr Dorrit insinuatingly pursued, 'I left, as you will be prepared to hear, the--ha--observed of all observers, the--hum-- admired of all admirers, the leading fascination and charm of Society in Rome.
Partner,' said Wegg, even more insinuatingly than before, 'I propose that we cut it in half, and each keep a half.