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malicious
used in David Copperfield

6 uses
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Definition wanting to see others suffer; or threatening evil
  • The mild Mr. Chillip could not possibly bear malice at such a time, if at any time.
    Chapters 1-3 (25% in)
  • I heard that with the single exception of Mr. Creakle, Tungay considered the whole establishment, masters and boys, as his natural enemies, and that the only delight of his life was to be sour and malicious.
    Chapters 4-6 (96% in)
  • His creditors were not implacable; and Mrs. Micawber informed me that even the revengeful boot-maker had declared in open court that he bore him no malice, but that when money was owing to him he liked to be paid.
    Chapters 10-12 (80% in)
  • I had never doubted his meanness, his craft and malice; but I fully comprehended now, for the first time, what a base, unrelenting, and revengeful spirit, must have been engendered by this early, and this long, suppression.
    Chapters 37-39 (88% in)
  • The suddenness with which he dropped it, when he perceived that it was useless to him; the malice, insolence, and hatred, he revealed; the leer with which he exulted, even at this moment, in the evil he had done — all this time being desperate too, and at his wits' end for the means of getting the better of us — though perfectly consistent with the experience I had of him, at first took even me by surprise, who had known him so long, and disliked him so heartily.
    Chapters 52-54 (19% in)
  • It would ill become me to bear malice.
    Chapters 61-62 (51% in)

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