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- of a person: wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
- of a thing: exerting an evil or harmful influence
- To his feature as to all other objects, the meteoric light imparted a new expression; or it might well be that the physician was not careful then, as at all other times, to hide the malevolence with which he looked upon his victim.Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (79% in)
- Hester Prynne was now fully sensible of the deep injury for which she was responsible to this unhappy man, in permitting him to lie for so many years, or, indeed, for a single moment, at the mercy of one whose purposes could not be other than malevolent.Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (38% in)
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