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sinister

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Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.
Olive Schreiner
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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sinister (left hand) via Old French Sinistra (left), Middle English Sinistre (unlucky)

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Inauspicious, ominous, unlucky.
  2. Evil, seeming to be evil.
  3. Of the left side.
  4. (heraldry) The left side of a shield from the wearer's standpoint, and the right side to the viewer.

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