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Crime and Punishment
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vindictive
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Crime and Punishment
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  • "She is lying," he thought to himself, biting his nails vindictively.
  • Raskolnikov could not help glancing at him with a flash of vindictive anger in his black eyes, but immediately recollected himself.
  • "Yes, I am certainly a louse," he went on, clutching at the idea, gloating over it and playing with it with vindictive pleasure.
  • Pyotr Petrovitch gazed at him for some seconds with a pale face that worked with anger, then he turned, went out, and rarely has any man carried away in his heart such vindictive hatred as he felt against Raskolnikov.
  • Better…. imagine—yes, it’s certainly better—imagine that I am vain, envious, malicious, base, vindictive and…. well, perhaps with a tendency to insanity.
  • I am broken!" she cried with vindictive despair, and her head fell heavily back on the pillow.

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  • punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature
  • more vindictive than jealous love

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