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diabolical
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Moby Dick
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  • This was strangely heightened at times by the ragged Elijah’s diabolical incoherences uninvitedly recurring to me, with a subtle energy I could not have before conceived of.
  • He flies into diabolical passions sometimes.
  • "Oh, no," said he, looking a sort of diabolically funny, "the harpooneer is a dark complexioned chap.

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  • As part of her diabolical plan, she spent the first year gaining their trust.
  • She was frightened by the diabolical expression on his face.

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