|Source||Bain (1867) 61 ("innuendo"); De Mille (1882)|
1. "When a thing, instead of being plainly stated, is suggested or implied merely, the effect is sometimes much greater…. The omission of the direct statement makes the fact seem so notorious, that it can be assumed and proceeded on without that formality." (Bain)
2. 126. INNUENDO.
2. 457. INNUENDO.
1. "When it was said of a member of Parliament that 'he did his party all the harm in his power, he spoke for it and voted against it'--his unskilful oratory is denounced with a peculiar force." (Bain)
|Related Figures||irony, sarcasm|
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