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  • a sadist who maneuvered to get the job of disciplining the slaves
  • He’s a sadist."
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Then I hear him laughing, a sadistic chuckle that stokes my defiance.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • There was something sadistic in Red Shirt’s eyes, and he looked away, focused back on the infected man just as the blue gel reached his feet and solidified around them.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • So Nick Is a Lying Killer-slash-Sexual Sadist.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Sadistic, almost.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Reznik is an equal-opportunity sadist.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • —and Vosch standing over him, watching my father crawl the way a sadistic kid might a fly that he’s dewinged, grimly satisfied.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • She turned the page to reveal a photo of a sadistic-looking dentist.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • One of them, in an excess of infantile sadism, turned its back on him and pawed a shower of sand into his face.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • In fourteen days the summer hols will be over and then it will be back to Stalag 14 and Oberfuhrer Frau Simpson and her bunch of sadistic "teachers."
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • IT sometimes calls ITself the Happiest Sadist.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • I looked up at the high walls and saw that, with their flair for the sadistic, the Nazis, in the last few days, had topped the walls with rounded stones that resembled headstones on graves.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • I guess I could have confirmed your identity before I spilled to you the details of my evil, sadistic plan to take over the school with our two-person alliance.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Maybe I’m just not a sadist.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Each had a hurt he had to forgive: the neighbor who had reported him, the brutal guard, the sadistic soldier.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Hoss was hardly a sadist, nor was he a violent man or even particularly menacing.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The eyes of someone for whom God was a sadistic old man; the eyes of a small town threadbare decency.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • A sadist with a sense of humor was particularly dangerous.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I know you think it was some sign of her coldness or sadism, but….’
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Although we had both endured our share of bullying at school, Platt’s persecution of Andy—inventive, joyous, sadistic —had verged on outright torture: spitting in Andy’s food, yes, tearing up his toys, but also leaving dead guppies from the fish tank and autopsy photos from the Internet on his pillow, throwing back the covers and peeing on him while he was asleep (and then crying Android’s wet the bed!
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He’s what they call a sexual sadist.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • A sadist.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • I have a definite sadistic delight in seeing or causing death.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • That you’re sadistic, just like he is?
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Maybe if he knows I helped Rue, he won’t choose some slow, sadistic end for me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The guards stalked back and forth, snarling at the captives and drawing the sides of their hands across their necks with sadistic smiles.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Because I outsmarted his sadistic Hunger Games, made the Capitol look foolish, and consequently undermined his control.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • You almost died, a sadistic pansycake saved you, and now we’re all waging some serious war with the factionless as allies.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • There’s no need to be sadistic just because he isn’t one of you.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • I was pretty sadistic with him quite often.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Real sadism, he said.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • Sometimes they compared notes from their Hitler Youth divisions, Rudy mentioning for the first time a sadistic young leader named Franz Deutscher.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • His accent made him exotic and interesting; his broken arm made him a martyr; his sadism made him a natural focus for all those who loved pain in others.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • They’re sick, meaningless, sadistic
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Thus, typical endorsements on the official documents might read, ’John Milton is a sadist’ or ’Have you seen Milton, John?’
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Just my luck, my angel mentor was tilted a bit to the sadistic side.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Or to give myself some kind of sadistic catharsis.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • She spent that night on the Internet, reading articles and theses on the psychopathology of sadism.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Thus the conversion from pristine sadism to fabricated hatred, to fraudulent love.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Psychopath with definite sadistic tendencies, probably motivated by an unreasoning egomania.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • And out of her hysteria a sadistic devil peered.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The world was full of fathers–was therefore full of misery; full of mothers–therefore of every kind of perversion from sadism to chastity; full of brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts–full of madness and suicide.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • As the experiment progressed, the guards got systematically cruder and more sadistic.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • ’Whether harsh intolerance and bitter rectitude are the armour worn over fear and disappointment, or whether they are the festival-dress of the sadist, they cover an enemy of the life-force.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • I only had a sadistic vampire trying to avenge her mate’s death with my own, preferably through some slow and torturous method.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • … He said Brett was a sadist, … Mike said…. Brett’s not a sadist.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • One morning we found among them the man who was the bane of our lives: a sadist whose surname we did not know, but we had called him Thwick-Thwack.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Langdon looked down at Peter’s upstretched finger, again feeling repulsed by his captor’s sadistic play on words.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • But every time she stopped running, a sadistic whitecoat—Reilly—zapped her with a stick thing.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
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