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sinister

 [sin´is-ter] (L.)
left; on the left side.

sin·is·ter

(sin-ĭs'tĕr), [TA] Avoid pronouncing this word sin'ister like its English derivative. This form of the adjective is used only with masculine nouns (ventriculus sinister, plural ventriculi sinistri). With feminine nouns the form sinistra is used (auricula sinistra, plural auriculae sinistrae), and with neuter nouns the form sinistrum (atrium sinistrum, plural atria sinistra).
Left.
[L.]

sinister

/si·nis·ter/ (sin´is-ter) [L.] left; on the left side.

sinister

[sin′istər]
Etymology: L
1 left, at the left side, at the left hand.
2 ominous, potentially dangerous; threatening.

sin·is·ter

(sin-is'tĕr) [TA]
Left.
[L.]

sinister

left

sin·is·ter

(s) (sin-is'tĕr) [TA]
Left.
[L.]

sinister

[L.] left; on the left side.
References in classic literature ?
She is "missing" now, after a sinister but, from the point of view of her owners, a useful career extending over many years, and, I should say, across every ocean of our globe.
Sinister design lurked in the woman's features, a concentrated purpose of revenge on the other sex--so it seemed to him then.
What his plans were I could only guess, but that they were sinister was evidenced by the fact that only his most trusted servitors accompanied us upon the flier to the Temple of Reward.
In the mind of the Belgian only the presence of a sinister and malevolent force could account for the phenomenon.
There was a shiftiness of his whole appearance that even found expression in the cat-like manner of his gait, and to it all a sinister suggestion was added by the long slim knife that always rested at his waist, slipped through the greasy cord that supported his soiled apron.
He stepped out from his hiding-place far enough to see what transpired when the door was opened, for he could not but recall the sinister words he had heard a few moments before upon the deck, "And if she screams you may choke her.
One was an old man whom I had not seen before; in the other three I recognized the workman-like footman, and the two sinister artisans whom I had met at the house-gate.
The cry of the Bete du Bon Dieu rang out with sinister loudness from the end of the park.
Verily, like a thousand peals of children's laughter cometh Zarathustra into all sepulchres, laughing at those night-watchmen and grave-guardians, and whoever else rattleth with sinister keys.
In the light of Claire's insinuations what had seemed coincidences took on a more sinister character.
In this connection I should like to confess my surprise on finding that notwithstanding all its apparatus of analysis the story consists for the most part of physical impressions; impressions of sound and sight, railway station, streets, a trotting horse, reflections in mirrors and so on, rendered as if for their own sake and combined with a sublimated description of a desirable middle-class town-residence which somehow manages to produce a sinister effect.
Lost in the crowd, miserable and undersized, he meditated confidently on his power, keeping his hand in the left pocket of his trousers, grasping lightly the india-rubber ball, the supreme guarantee of his sinister freedom; but after a while he became disagreeably affected by the sight of the roadway thronged with vehicles and of the pavement crowded with men and women.