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malignant
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Anna Karenina
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  • He laughed a cold and malignant laugh.
  • "Well, have you seen him?" said Alexey Alexandrovitch with a malignant smile.
  • Though they were divorced and lived apart, yet whenever the husband met the wife, he invariably behaved to her with the same malignant irony, the cause of which was incomprehensible.
  • Then Sviazhsky spoke, and then the malignant gentleman again.
  • He could only hear the soft voice of the marshal faintly, then the shrill voice of the malignant gentleman, and then the voice of Sviazhsky.
  • "I certainly shall not, under any circumstances," answered the malignant gentleman.
  • On the left hand sat Nevyedovsky with his youthful, stubborn, and malignant face.
  • "Certainly not I," said Sviazhsky, looking confused, and turning an alarmed glance at the malignant gentleman, who was standing beside Sergey Ivanovitch.
  • The lawyer’s gray eyes tried not to laugh, but they were dancing with irrepressible glee, and Alexey Alexandrovitch saw that it was not simply the delight of a man who has just got a profitable job: there was triumph and joy, there was a gleam like the malignant gleam he saw in his wife’s eyes.
  • Sergey Ivanovitch, waiting till the malignant gentleman had finished speaking, said that he thought the best solution would be to refer to the act itself, and asked the secretary to find the act.
  • The betrayed husband, who had figured till that time as a pitiful creature, an incidental and somewhat ludicrous obstacle to his happiness, had suddenly been summoned by her herself, elevated to an awe-inspiring pinnacle, and on the pinnacle that husband had shown himself, not malignant, not false, not ludicrous, but kind and straightforward and large.
  • Then a small gentleman, very young-looking but very malignant, began to say that it would probably be agreeable to the marshal of the province to give an account of his expenditures of the public moneys, and that the misplaced delicacy of the members of the committee was depriving him of this moral satisfaction.
  • "That, anyway," said Nikolay Levin, with an ironical smile, his eyes flashing malignantly, "has the charm of—what’s one to call it?
  • These gentlemen, now, what do they come for?" he said, pointing to the malignant gentleman, who was talking at the high table.

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  • Gey and his wife, Margaret, had spent the last three decades working to grow malignant cells outside the body, hoping to use them to find cancer’s cause and cure.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He hit it [the shark] without hope but with resolution and complete malignancy.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea

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