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The Scarlet Letter
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  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • She tells vicious lies and spreads malevolent rumors.
  • My computer is so frustrating. Sometimes it seems alive and malevolent.

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