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baleful
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Middlemarch
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  • Her temper was too sweet for her to show any anger, but she felt that her happiness had received a bruise, and for several days merely to look at Fred made her cry a little as if he were the subject of some baleful prophecy.

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  • She looked at him with two unblinking, baleful eyes.
  • The budget cuts had a baleful effect on education.

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