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Sinister - See Also
... The Sinister Minister (disambiguation) Sinistral, a scientific term Synyster Gates, guitarist Dexter ...
Steiningen - Politics - Coat of Arms
... municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus Vert a bend sinister wavy, dexter a chapel, sinister a horseshoe between two ... The bend sinister wavy (the slanted stripe) symbolizes the Altbach, which lends character to the local scenery ...
Sinister Street
... Sinister Street is a 1913-14 novel by Compton Mackenzie ... and in the USA these appeared as two separate books - Youth's Encounter (1913) and Sinister Street (1914) ...
Sinister (album)
... Sinister is a studio album recorded by John Wetton ... It was re-released in 2001 under the title Sinister without the bonus tracks and with a different cover ...
Secrets Of Sinister House - Publication History
... After four issues as The Sinister House of Secret Love, which featured Gothic romance/horror stories written by Michael Fleisher, the title changed to Secrets of Sinister House, and the original format and romance ... Secrets of Haunted House), Secrets of Sinister House was "hosted" by Eve (the character debuted in issue #6) and included guest appearances by Eve's ... Harris — to focus on the concept of the "sinister houses." The following month, she began nudging Destiny out of Weird Mystery Tales ...

More definitions of "sinister":

  • (adj): Stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable.
    Example: "The scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy
    Synonyms: black, dark
  • (adj): On or starting from the wearer's left.
    Example: "Bar sinister"

Famous quotes containing the word sinister:

    Both of us felt more anxiety about the South—about the colored people especially—than about anything else sinister in the result. My hope of a sound currency will somehow be realized; civil service reform will be delayed; but the great injury is in the South. There the Amendments will be nullified, disorder will continue, prosperity to both whites and colored people will be pushed off for years.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Are you being sinister or is this some form of practical joke?
    I’m trying to come to the point.
    I refuse to give up my obsession.
    America stop pushing I know what I’m doing.
    America the plum blossoms are falling.
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    Calm fell. From Heaven distilled a clemency;
    There was peace on earth, and silence in the sky;
    Some could, some could not, shake off misery:
    The Sinister Spirit sneered: ‘It had to be!’
    And again the Spirit of Pity whispered, ‘Why?’
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)