INSIDIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INSIDIOUS
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insidious
 a.  spreading harmfully in a subtle manner; designed or adapted to entrap
Classic Sentence:
1  For, almost at once, she had felt the insidious charm of slipping back into a life where every material difficulty was smoothed away.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
2  They were designed for winter wear, when treacherous drafts came down chimneys and insidious currents of deadly cold found their way through key-holes.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IV
3  Heyward withdrew to the rampart, too uneasy and too little accustomed to the warfare of the woods to remain at ease under the possibility of such insidious attacks.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
4  There was a pause for a few moments, and then the low insidious sound was repeated.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
5  This was bullying of an insidious sort.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
6  There was scrub and long grass all about us, and I did not feel safe from their insidious approach.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IX
7  How insidious he could be, too, I was only to find out several months later and a thousand miles farther.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
8  Henry Jekyll stood at times aghast before the acts of Edward Hyde; but the situation was apart from ordinary laws, and insidiously relaxed the grasp of conscience.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
9  Within was a paddock in an uncultivated state, though bearing evidence of having once been tilled; but the heath and fern had insidiously crept in, and were reasserting their old supremacy.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
10  She understood that Rosedale was ready to lend her money; and the longing to take advantage of his offer began to haunt her insidiously.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
Example Sentence:
1  More insidious is the whole issue of the second amendment.
2  Some dangers are real and obvious; others are slow, insidious, frustrating hope, and causing keen disappointment.