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  • They gathered soberly in the farthest recess of the ward and gossiped about him in malicious, offended undertones, rebelling against his presence as a ghastly imposition and resenting him malevolently for the nauseating truth of which he was bright reminder.
  • ’Let me handle him,’ urged a hatchet-faced man with sunken acrimonious eyes and a thin, malevolent mouth.
  • He cursed himself for his gullibility and wished in panic for something like a mask or a pair of dark glasses and a false mustache to disguise him, or for a forceful, deep voice like Colonel Cathcart’s and broad, muscular shoulders and biceps to enable him to step outside fearlessly and vanquish his malevolent persecutors with an overbearing authority and self-confidence that would make them all quail and slink away cravenly in repentance.

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  • She tells vicious lies and spreads malevolent rumors.
  • My computer is so frustrating. Sometimes it seems alive and malevolent.

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