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  • "To all appearances a malicious soul, full of petty pride," thought Miuesov.
  • Standing in the doorway, he scanned the company, and laughing his prolonged, impudent, malicious chuckle, looked them all boldly in the face.
  • He had one characteristic which made all his schoolfellows from the bottom class to the top want to mock at him, not from malice but because it amused them.
  • He completely abandoned the child of his marriage with Adelaida Ivanovna, not from malice, nor because of his matrimonial grievances, but simply because he forgot him.
  • This was unmistakably said with some malice and obviously with intention; even perhaps with no desire to conceal that he spoke ironically and with intention.
  • "He abused the sacrament of confession," the fiercest opponents of the institution of elders added in a malicious whisper.
  • Grushenka finished with a malicious laugh.
  • Mitya winked at him with a malicious and mocking smile.
  • Yet, in spite of these edifying memories, it would be difficult to explain the frivolity, absurdity and malice that were manifested beside the coffin of Father Zossima.
  • Othello was incapable of making up his mind to faithlessness—not incapable of forgiving it, but of making up his mind to it—though his soul was as innocent and free from malice as a babe’s.
  • He laughed, so maliciously.
  • "I am glad to hear it," she snapped out maliciously, and she suddenly blushed.
  • "Ah, from that little demon!" he laughed maliciously, and, without opening the envelope, he tore it into bits and threw it in the air.
  • And she laughed in Alyosha’s face, a feverish malicious laugh.
  • His abject and servile characteristics disappeared, his malicious and sarcastic cynicism was all that remained.
  • His speech might be divided into two parts, the first consisting of criticism in refutation of the charge, sometimes malicious and sarcastic.
  • But there are things which are even worse, even more fatal in such cases, than the most malicious and consciously unfair attitude.
  • I said that malicious thing on purpose to wound him again.
  • After this sketch of her character it may well be understood that she might laugh at both of them simply from mischief, from malice.
  • All this struck Ivan instantly; he took it all in and noted it at once—most of all the look in Smerdyakov’s eyes, positively malicious, churlish and haughty.
  • And, what’s more, he went into psychological subtleties into which he could not have entered, if he had the least conscious and malicious prejudice against the prisoner.
  • There had been at one time malicious rumors which had even reached the Archbishop (not only regarding our monastery, but in others where the institution of elders existed) that too much respect was paid to the elders, even to the detriment of the authority of the Superior, that the elders abused the sacrament of confession and so on and so on—absurd charges which had died away of themselves everywhere.
  • That’s what he is staying here for," he added maliciously, and, twisting his mouth, looked at Alyosha.
  • Ah, Ivan has set you a problem!" cried Rakitin, with undisguised malice.
  • The Father Superior bowed his head at his malicious lie, and again spoke impressively: "It is written again, ’Bear circumspectly and gladly dishonor that cometh upon thee by no act of thine own, be not confounded and hate not him who hath dishonored thee.’

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  • Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.
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