But there was a difference, for beneath Rhett’s seeming lightness there was something malicious, almost sinister in its suave brutality.
She would have to see it through, bear all the malice of the girls and her own humiliation and heartbreak.
Evidently he had overheard the whole conversation, for he grinned up at her as maliciously as a tomcat, and again his eyes went over her, in a gaze totally devoid of the deference she was accustomed to.
He had an air of utter assurance, of displeasing insolence about him, and there was a twinkle of malice in his bold eyes as he stared at Scarlett, until finally, feeling his gaze, she looked toward him.
"I suppose you understand him like a book," said Rhett maliciously.
There was a malicious tenderness in his voice.
"You forget Mrs. Wilkes," said Rhett and his eyes gleamed maliciously.
It was entirely personal, a malicious action aimed directly at her and hers.
There was a warm dancing malice in his eyes as he surveyed her.
The South had been tilted as by a giant malicious hand, and those who had once ruled were now more helpless than their former slaves had ever been.
Rhett could be grave of manner and charming when he chose to restrain his tongue and keep his black eyes from dancing maliciously.
He had died two months before and much of the bright malicious joy of life had gone from her old eyes.
A slow malicious smile went over his face as he read her eyes.
Once she had thought that if he ever spoke those words she would humble him and make him feel her power and take a malicious pleasure in doing it.
At the party tonight, women would gather in corners and whisper discreetly and with malicious pleasure.
India’s pale eyes blazed with insane malice as she crumpled and straightened the torn towel she had been mending.
But she did not possess his sense of humor which tempered his malice, nor his smile that jeered at himself even while he was jeering others.
She realized now that though he had infuriated her with his malicious comments and roused her to heated rejoinders, he had done it because he cared what she did and said.
He was not drinking as he had formerly, becoming increasingly more polished and biting as the liquor took hold of him, saying amusing, malicious things that made her laugh in spite of herself.
Of course he would hate her now—now that they had both been saved by the indignant squaring of Melanie’s thin shoulders and the love and outspoken trust which had been in her voice as she crossed the glassy floor to slip her arm through Scarlett’s and face the curious, malicious, covertly hostile crowd.
Thank you, but they may not hang you till it’s too late to pay the taxes," she said with a sudden malice that matched his own, and she meant it.
People will remember for years—" The hardness went out of his face and a malicious light danced in his eyes.
Then, that explains—" She broke off, disconcerted, expecting to see his eyes snap with malice.
To the credit of the negroes, including the least intelligent of them, few were actuated by malice and those few had usually been "mean niggers" even in slave days.
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I am not interested in hearing malicious gossip.
Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.