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pernicious
used in David Copperfield

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Definition harmful or something spreading harm — especially in a gradual or subtle way
  • That, perhaps, in short, this Prerogative Office of the diocese of Canterbury was altogether such a pestilent job, and such a pernicious absurdity, that but for its being squeezed away in a corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, which few people knew, it must have been turned completely inside out, and upside down, long ago.
    Chapters 31-33 (77% in)

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