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Sinister

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Sinister, from a Latin term meaning left (not evil), refers to one of the many ways of classifying the astrological aspects. The antonym is dexter (right). A sinister aspect occurs when a faster-moving planet makes an aspect with a slower-moving one that is located counterclockwise from it (to its left) in the zodiac. Even though astrologers from Claudius Ptolemy onward have regarded sinister and dexter aspects as having somewhat different influences, the differences are comparatively minor. In most general chart readings, this distinction is ignored.

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Why are they compounding our systematic corruption in this very open and more sinisterly corrupt manner?
McNeil uses familiar tropes to create a unique (sometimes sinisterly humorous) story set in a chillingly realistic near-future world.
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Though digitized, the disembodied voice is unexpectedly calming, like that of a yoga or a meditation guide or, somewhat more sinisterly, of someone engaged in hypnosis or mind control.
The advert features a rap battle between actors Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman, with the 'Game of Thrones' star sinisterly lip-synching Busta Rhymes's verse on "Look At Me Now" and Freeman retorting with Missy Elliot's "Get Your Freak On."
Chief among them in more ignorant times were their links with bad luck and, more sinisterly, witchcraft.
That is to say not that Bannon was particularly smart but that he was sinisterly manipulative.
Looking dangerous and deranged, Rick listens to the recording, which says, "No, no, no, the deal was Lenny Murdoch, not the entire wedding party," before sinisterly leaning towards the camera and saying: "Time to finish what I started." Rick has been toying with the Murdochs and recently double-crossed Alex, forcing him to leave his family in order to protect them while he plans his ultimate revenge against Lenny - to get Alex to kill his own dad.
So by the time craggy old Gambon showed up as some shadowy eminence grise, whispering sinisterly about Banville down a secure phone line to some intelligence type in Washington DC, Fearless had capitulated and tossed the entire McCrory kitchen sink into the mix, only to then have it explode into a million porcelain pieces from a roundhouse kick delivered by Jason Bourne.
So by the time craggy old Gambon showed up as some shadowy eminence grise, whispering sinisterly about Banville down a secure phone line to some intelligence type in Washington DC, Fearless had capitulated and tossed the entire kitchen sink into the mix, only to then have it explode into a million porcelain pieces from a roundhouse kick delivered by Jason Bourne.
I walked up to these women at the bar and sinisterly asked, "Have you seen my husband?" I thought that was pretty funny.