As for the accused himself, many remembered him as being so amiable, so handsome, and so liberal, that they chose to think him the victim of some conspiracy, since in this world large fortunes frequently excite the malevolence and jealousy of some unknown enemy.
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She tells vicious lies and spreads malevolent rumors.
My computer is so frustrating. Sometimes it seems alive and malevolent.