A man went to the Police Station wishing to speak with the burglar who had broken into his house the night before.
"You"ll get your chance in court," said the sergeant.
"No, no no!" said the man. "I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I"ve been trying to do that for years!"
- (often refl.; usu. Foll. By into) a introduce (a person etc.) Into favour etc., by subtle manipulation. B introduce (a thing, oneself, etc.) Deviously into a place. insinuation n. [latin sinuo curve]
adj. - (often foll. By on) insisting.
- forcing itself on the attention. insistence n. Insistently adv.
adj. - incapable of being solved.
- incapable of being dissolved. insolubility n. Insolubly adv.
—adj. Unable to pay one's debts; bankrupt. —n. Insolvent person. insolvency n.
n. Person suffering from insomnia.
n. - person who inspects.
- official employed to supervise.
- police officer next above sergeant in rank. inspectorate n.
- of taxes n. Inland revenue official responsible for assessing taxes.
adv. Immediately; at once.
v. (-ting) 1 bring about by incitement or persuasion.
- urge on, incite. instigation n. Instigator n. [latin stigo prick]
—n. - society or organization for the promotion of science, education, etc.
- its premises. —v. (-ting) 1 establish; found.
- initiate (an inquiry etc.).
- (usu. Foll. By to, into) appoint (a person) as a cleric in a church etc. [latin statuo set up]
n. - insuring.
- a sum paid for this. B sum paid out as compensation for theft, damage, etc. [french: related to *ensure]