But Aarfy was already back in the apartment when Yossarian arrived, and Yossarian gaped at him with that same sense of persecuted astonishment he had suffered that same morning over Bologna at his malign and cabalistic and irremovable presence in the nose of the plane.
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I glared at her—the woman had maligned me—and then I noticed for the first time the swell in her belly and realized she was pregnant again.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
But to malign the good name of America’s greatest television judge—that’s below the belt."