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  • It was deeper and more intimate than the fear of evil and capricious gods and of magic, the fear of the forest, and of the forces of nature, malevolent, red in tooth and claw.   (source)
    malevolent = causing harm
  • The place radiated something malevolent.   (source)
    malevolent = evil
  • He looked malevolently at Jack.   (source)
    malevolently = appearing to wish evil to others
  • A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it with diabolical malevolence.   (source)
    malevolence = an evil or harmful influence
  • Leo wasn't sure, but something about this storm seemed conscious, malevolent—like it was intentionally slamming them.   (source)
    malevolent = wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
  • Like some malevolent clockwork toy she had been wound up and set in motion...   (source)
    malevolent = exerting an evil or harmful influence
  • People are fascinated by it, even though it's an unhealthy and malevolent thing.   (source)
  • But this time there was no noise, just one brief second of silence in my mind, amid all the chaos and malevolence of this monstrous struggle for supremacy, apparently being conducted on behalf of His Holy Prophet Muhammad.   (source)
    malevolence = evilness
  • she shouted and gave him a look so malevolent Denver touched her arm.   (source)
    malevolent = evil
  • But from a modem standpoint, semen is just a carrier of information-both benevolent sperm and malevolent viruses.   (source)
    malevolent = exerting a harmful influence
  • ...the expression on the doll-like face of Capricorn's statue seemed even more malevolent than before, if that were possible.   (source)
    malevolent = evil
  • Lying still, she tried to expand her senses, but the blanket of malevolence and despair was too strong, and she found she couldn't use her magic.   (source)
    malevolence = evilness
  • Later, as he passed by, Miro had looked at her with such malevolence, such hate, that she had clutched the child to her chest.   (source)
    malevolence = appearing to wish evil or harm or evil to him
  • He caught Bolivar staring at him malevolently.   (source)
    malevolently = with the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • Hastings passed both speed and malevolence down to his son Fair Play, who in turn bequeathed it to his incomparable son, Man o' War.   (source)
    malevolence = the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • What if this otherworldly little girl is a malevolent spirit who means to do me harm?   (source)
    malevolent = evil
  • a red-eyed malevolent ghost   (source)
    malevolent = wishing evil or harm to others
  • And just as it seemed the travails could grow no worse, the telltale fog of the Gas came wafting malevolently through the shattered trees.   (source)
    malevolently = with the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • Her delicate voice broke, her eyes fixed on the tall, malevolent leader vampire, that demon trickster who now stepped out of the circle of the others towards her.   (source)
    malevolent = evil
  • She suddenly looked malevolent.   (source)
    malevolent = evil (dangerous)
  • "We inhabit the eye of the swamp, Ivanito," she warns, tightening the shutters against malevolent rays.   (source)
    malevolent = evil or harmful influence
  • This place was truly the highest and the lowest of all worlds–the most beautiful senses, the most  exquisite emotions… the most malevolent desires, the darkest deeds. Perhaps it was meant to be  so. Perhaps without the lows, the highs could not be reached.   (source)
    malevolent = wishing evil to others
  • He sensed that the world's troubles were stirred in secret by a greater mind and malevolence.   (source)
    malevolence = the desire to exert evil or harmful influence
  • So he called the man over for a chat, just to ease his own mind, just to make sure, I think, that this was merely a farmer and not a malevolent apparition.   (source)
    malevolent = evil
  • He pointed out how the "rescuing" of the Amistad, whether from pirates, a mutiny, or damage due to weather and malevolent seas, was covered under Articles 8, 9, and 10 of Pickney's Treaty.   (source)
    malevolent = harmful
  • She harbors some idiotic curiosity about our genealogy, as if dissecting the beast could help us escape its malevolence.   (source)
    malevolence = the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • Booth could have destroyed these items, but such is his malevolence that if he is ever apprehended or killed, he wants everyone else to go down as well.   (source)
    malevolence = evilness (desire to hurt others)
  • If he drew a quitter he asked for a reride on the same horse and came out of the chute raking and gouging in defiance of the rules, goading the horse to violent, malevolent action.   (source)
    malevolent = vicious (evil or harmful)
  • As she passed Rufus she gave him a glance filled with satisfaction, and he answered it with a glance of helpless malevolence.   (source)
    malevolence = the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • (His face stiff with malevolence) My lords, I wish to call (He raises his voice) Sir Richard Rich!   (source)
  • Tate smiled malevolently.   (source)
    malevolently = with the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • Mr. Justice Wargrave looked at him with active malevolence.   (source)
    malevolence = wishing evil to others
  • In spite of the wives' agreement that such malevolence was beyond credibility, the dispute ended in a short struggle, and both wives were lifted, kicking, into the night.   (source)
    malevolence = wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
  • how malevolent, how full of hatred.   (source)
  • She just had to endure, her eyes yellow and scared and malevolent shining back at him between the blows.   (source)
    malevolent = appearing to wish evil to others
  • Mysterious though the ghost may at first appear, he will always be more easily explained than the dismal story in which malevolent people have tried to picture two brothers killing each other who had worshiped each other all their lives.   (source)
    malevolent = evil
  • This matter cuts very deep, and though I have not finally made up my mind whether it is a benevolent or a malevolent agency which is in touch with us, I am conscious always of power and design.   (source)
    malevolent = exerting an evil or harmful influence
  • She looked at White Fang, who snarled and bristled and glared malevolently.   (source)
    malevolently = appearing to want to hurt others
  • Everything is connected with everything else and will continue without any change or else, which is quite probable, even more closed, more attentive, more strict, more malevolent.   (source)
    malevolent = exerting an evil or harmful influence
  • Bill Walker, a rough customer of about 25, appears at the yard gate and looks malevolently at Jenny.   (source)
    malevolently = with the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • They were the objects of her constant suspicion and malevolence.   (source)
    malevolence = the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • My original soul seemed, at once, to take its flight from my body and a more than fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame.   (source)
    malevolence = desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • Now when Dawn grew bright for the twelfth day, Phoibos Apollo spoke among the gods: "How heartless and how malevolent you are! Did Hektor never make burnt offering of bulls' thighbones to you, and unflawed goats?"   (source)
    malevolent = exerting an evil or harmful influence
  • Some malevolent grey-haired crone — wouldn't that match the lace curtains?†   (source)
  • He took an almost malevolent pleasure in tempting the dogs while she trained them.†   (source)
  • Scylla returned, heads weaving with malevolence.†   (source)
  • A dark, fanged creature lurked just behind the hero, glowering malevolently.†   (source)
  • No, her pants were solid blue, and as the other Messengers cheered and clapped, her face shone simultaneously with malevolence and triumph.†   (source)
  • The mothership would stare down at us, a pale green, malevolent eye.†   (source)
  • There was no time to dally in the house's feral yard and reflect upon its malevolent shape—the way the doorless doorway seemed to swallow me as I dove through it, the way the hall's rain-bloated floorboards gave a little beneath my shoes.†   (source)
  • He gave me a look that I knew wasn't as malevolent as it seemed.†   (source)
  • And he'd been given hoop, his own malevolent little puppet, his instrument to use and then dispose of.†   (source)
  • It was certainly a shark, it had its distinctive shape, its malevolent stare, but this was a new species, omnivorous and blind.†   (source)
  • Sometimes he had Abdullah and Pari sit raptly before him, as Parwana banged pots in the kitchen, and told them stories his grandmother had passed on to him when he had been a boy, sending them off to lands populated by sultans and jinns and malevolent divs and wise dervishes.†   (source)
  • On bad days the orange walls held hands and bent over him, inspecting him like malevolent doctors, slowly, deliberately, squeezing the breath out of him and making him scream.†   (source)
  • It felt ominous, malevolent.†   (source)
  • She re-entered the kitchen, Eric staring malevolently at her straight, chauvinistic back.†   (source)
  • But Marcus smells blood, and his malevolence taints the air.†   (source)
  • He tried to discern the peaks he felt hovering malevolently around him, but he couldn't make them out among the general blackness.†   (source)
  • They were codified words, nothing more, but the power afforded them now seemed almost malevolent.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She wondered if at its center the ocean had always been this way: smoking, malevolent, and restless.†   (source)
  • "What have I done, Mrs. Warren," he wrote, "to merit so much malevolence from a lady concerning whom I never in my life uttered an unkind word or disrespectful insinuation?"†   (source)
  • The huge one with the broad white face gave a malevolent hissssssssssssssss.†   (source)
  • Behind him, the building burns with malevolent flames against the smoke-blackened sky, shrouding his face in flickering shadows.†   (source)
  • Whose malevolence was it that crept through the world, struggling to break the two apart and set them against each other?†   (source)
  • He concentrated on watching the freshman, staring at the boy with intense, malevolent eyes.†   (source)
  • The air that flowed past the rim was sulfurous and unbreathable, and the malevolent lakes had been working through the night for many thousands of years, scouts in a war so great and so deep within the earth that the surface was held in contempt.†   (source)
  • Dominique, looking darkly malevolent for some reason, glares daggers at me.†   (source)
  • She watched the evening traffic moving in the avenue, and the hidden women chattering softly in Arabic, and the now-stoned teenage boys, who in turn were eyeing her malevolently, as though they could see the truth beneath her veil.†   (source)
  • He had managed to return in phantasmal silence and now glared at the two of us with a malevolent gleam, leaning forward with one arm outstretched against the frame of the door.†   (source)
  • He beamed malevolently.†   (source)
  • The malevolence was so strong that Tony was momentarily afraid.†   (source)
  • But Malfoy's eyes were shining malevolently, and they were fixed on Harry.   (source)
    malevolently = with evil intent
  • Stacey looked malevolently at T.J. and I knew that he was thinking of the coat.   (source)
    malevolently = with the desire to hurt
  • Other mothers who had defended their children from Sula's malevolence...   (source)
    malevolence = the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • The demon offered a modest, understanding smile, but his eyes gleamed with a lingering malevolence.   (source)
    malevolence = appearing to wish evil to others
  • Astaroth turned to gaze at them with his malevolent white face.   (source)
  • Now she saw a larger, more malevolent world outside her own.   (source)
    malevolent = evil or harmful
  • But he'd sensed malevolence in the skeleton.  It was no pet. It was a vicious, undead killing force,   (source)
    malevolence = the desire to do evil
  • Malfoy, whose pale eyes were still watering with pain and humiliation, looked malevolently up at Moody   (source)
    malevolently = wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
  • Sheer rock buttresses seamed with ice pressed in from both edges of the glacier, rising like the shoulders of a malevolent god.   (source)
    malevolent = exerting an evil or harmful influence
  • She scowled as she gulped down her food and every now and then she shot a malevolent glance up the table to where Dumbledore and McGonagall were talking so intently.   (source)
    malevolent = something of harmful influence
  • She would have lain awake at night, looking up at the ceiling of her bedroom ... imagining the people who must be thinking of her with either dislike or outright malevolence, ... people who might, any of them, at any time, take a notion to call her on the telephone and scream: You did it, Annie!   (source)
    malevolence = the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • But she had grown so bitter about her own chi that she could not rejoice with others over their good fortune. ... Her husband's wife took this for malevolence, as husbands' wives were wont to.   (source)
    malevolence = malice (appearing to wish evil to others)
  • Suddenly a cluster of his own memories burst through the dismal cloud left by the Shade's malevolent mind.   (source)
    malevolent = evil
  • Fittingly, the summit was a surreal, malevolent place, an improbably slender wedge of rock and rime no wider than a file cabinet.   (source)
    malevolent = dangerous
  • Mike's glare was malevolent.   (source)
    malevolent = wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
  • The ambassador regained his composure, easing back onto his cushions and regarding Ms. Richter and the Red Branch with brooding malevolence.   (source)
    malevolence = wishing evil to others
  • It would have left him as open as an unlocked door—open to any kind of demonic influence or malevolence.   (source)
    malevolence = evilness
  • "You come crying back soon enough," said Gabriel, with malevolence, "soon as they whip your butt up there four or five times."   (source)
    malevolence = with the desire to hurt another
  • a gossipy malevolent old woman
  • I think her intentions are malevolent.
  • failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful
  • ...the unpleasant shaking old man with the malevolent, mouthing jaw was removed.   (source)
    malevolent = exerting an evil or harmful influence
  • Outside, the wind howled malevolently, and the rain beat against the windows in great gusts.   (source)
    malevolently = in an evil or harmful manner
  • his gaze stopped on Poirot for a moment and just for that second there was a strange malevolence, an unnatural tensity in the glance.   (source)
    malevolence = malice (appearing to wish evil to others)
  • The Labyrinth is a malevolent sentient creation!†   (source)
  • His pale face split in a malevolent grin.†   (source)
  • "Its Peeves, Professor," Filch whispered malevolently.†   (source)
  • He had to give the Labyrinth a malevolent consciousness.†   (source)
  • Above, the comet blazed red and malevolent.†   (source)
  • The golden eyes looked out on him with cold malevolence.†   (source)
  • They advanced against us in a single collectively malevolent voice.†   (source)
  • The shadows shift, and within them, two malevolent eyes flash.†   (source)
  • A ball of muddy strings, but without weight, fluffy but terrible in its malevolence.†   (source)
  • Max thought of his mother and Cooper and Astaroth's white face and its malevolent smile.†   (source)
  • Bolton's silence was a hundred times more threatening than Vargo Hoat's slobbering malevolence.†   (source)
  • The model shoots him a malevolent look and clenches her jaw.†   (source)
  • "What did it say, I wonder?" said Prusias, a malevolent smile playing about his lips.†   (source)
  • "I guess you think," said Rufus, malevolently, "that it's time I started trying to be a new man."†   (source)
  • Do not pretend that a malevolent reality defeated you-you were defeated by your own evasions.†   (source)
  • Astaroth's eyes crinkled to slits; his aquiline features sharpened to a malevolent smile.†   (source)
  • His eyes glow, slitted suns filled with ancient malevolence.†   (source)
  • These were all my good friends; yet, on this night, their collective gaze was harsh and malevolent.†   (source)
  • He looked at me with a malevolent glance that could have melted a fishhook.†   (source)
  • He saw again the malevolence in Clumly's eyes.†   (source)
  • "I reckon," he said, malevolently, "you is just made up your mind to serve Satan all your days."†   (source)
  • He stared at me with malevolent, falcon-yellow eyes burning behind his brown half-glasses.†   (source)
  • In the doorway stood the boy, Moses, looking in at them both, his face wickedly malevolent.†   (source)
  • Miller looked at me with what I interpreted at first as malevolence.†   (source)
  • He was to be given a completely fake identity, and they were trusting to the malevolent aura cast by Bellatrix to protect him.†   (source)
  • They were all in league against her, they could get the number if they wanted, probably the lawyers who had been against her would be glad to pass it out to anyone who asked for it, and people would ask, oh yes , for she would see the world as a dark place full of moving human masses like seas, a malevolent universe surrounding a single small stage upon which a single savagely bright pinspot illuminated …. only her.†   (source)
  • In the valley below, the orchids glowed with pale malevolence in the moonlight, a frozen sea against the dark shore of the forest.†   (source)
  • Meggie suspected she was secretly toying with the idea of getting Darius to read aloud again, now that Capricorn's malevolent presence no longer left him tongue-tied.†   (source)
  • 'None at all,' said Umbridge, shooting a malevolent look at Harry, Ron and Hermione, who were now dawdling around the foot of the stairs as Ron pretended to do up his shoelace.†   (source)
  • Even the pagans of Wales and Ireland eventually decided that we were all malevolent faeries and shape-shifting ghosts.†   (source)
  • "Thank you, Severus," said Dumbledore firmly, and Snape went quiet, though his eyes still glinted malevolently through his curtain of greasy black hair.†   (source)
  • It wasn't so many centuries ago that the parents of peculiar children simply assumed that their 'real' sons or daughters had been made off with and replaced with changelings—that is, enchanted and malevolent, not to mention entirely fictitious, lookalikes—which in darker times was considered a license to abandon the poor children, if not kill them outright."†   (source)
  • They looked round at Harry as he browsed the shelves for the book he needed on Partial Vanishment: Goyle cracked his knuckles threateningly and Malfoy whispered something undoubtedly malevolent to Crabbe.†   (source)
  • The elf straightened up, eyeing them all malevolently, and apparently convinced that they could not hear him as he continued to mutter.†   (source)
  • The password had evidently changed, however, for the stone gargoyle did not spring to life and jump aside, but stood frozen, glaring at Harry malevolently.†   (source)
  • Kreacher was disappearing through the door to the hall, looking back at them malevolently as he hitched up his loincloth; Sirius was hurrying towards them all, looking anxious.†   (source)
  • This may not be an ordinary class, Potter,' said Snape, his eyes narrowed malevolently, 'but I am still your teacher and you will therefore call me "sir" or "Professor" at all times.'†   (source)
  • I mean,' said Malfoy, raising his voice a little more, his grey eyes glittering malevolently in Harry and Ron's direction, 'if it's a question of influence with the Ministry, I don't think they've got much chance… from what my father says, they've been looking for an excuse to sack Arthur Weasley for years… and as for Potter… my father says it's a matter of time before the Ministry has him carted off to St Mungo's… apparently they've got a special ward for people whose brains have been…†   (source)
  • As it was, the malevolence of its gaze was so intense, Eragon half expected the priest to wiggle off the pew and start biting at his ankles.†   (source)
  • The more he learned about his weapon, the more malevolent it seemed, as if the blade could cause misfortune of its own free will.†   (source)
  • For there are many tribes there, and some of them—the malevolent creatures of the Winterlands—would do anything to seize control of the magic, that they might rule the realms and perhaps our world as well.†   (source)
  • He didn't mention it to Annabeth, but he started to feel like something was watching them—something vast and malevolent.†   (source)
  • What he understood caused him to shudder, for the sermon spoke of things best left unknown, of a malevolent hate that had festered for centuries in the dark caverns of people's hearts before being allowed to flourish in the Riders' absence, of blood and madness, and of foul rituals performed underneath a black moon.†   (source)
  • When he grinned at her, there was a gleeful malevolence about it, like he couldn't decide whether to strangle her or kiss her, but thought that both would be equally fun.†   (source)
  • I have a denser, more malevolent little triumph to finger: energy has passed between us, and I am stronger.†   (source)
  • I tensed to get ready to either scream and run from a red-eyed malevolent ghost, or to scream and fight a red-eyed malevolent ghost.†   (source)
  • Will my grandmother really, truly appear on our doorstep, hugging malevolence, money her only motivation?†   (source)
  • The malevolence contained therein—the sheer hate and fury and frustration that he perceived in the creature's unblinking gaze—was enough to make Eragon shiver and wish he were in the center of the Hadarac Desert.†   (source)
  • There is nothing malevolent about it.†   (source)
  • Despite the fact that Mortenson's own childhood Christmases had been spent in Africa, and the closest he had ever come to a traditional tree had been a small artificial pine they dusted off each year, he clung to this lifesaver flung from the world he knew, the world that wasn't this kerosene-smelling room and these malevolent men.†   (source)
  • The being who appeared was so massive, radiating such pure malevolence, that Percy wanted to crawl away and hide.†   (source)
  • This giant was another child of Gaea—a creature of the earth so malevolent and powerful, he radiated his own gravitational field.†   (source)
  • It would have left him as open as an unlocked door—open to any kind of demonic influence or malevolence.†   (source)
  • Everyone on the quarterdeck gathered in a tight circle around Baldor, shielding him with their bodies from the Ra'zac's malevolent gaze.†   (source)
  • 'Let me handle him,' urged a hatchet-faced man with sunken acrimonious eyes and a thin, malevolent mouth.†   (source)
  • There were conditions of the mind, too, that made a body unusable: dangerous mental addictions, malevolent yearnings, things that could not be healed and made the body unsafe to others.†   (source)
  • The voices of the children from the playground below could be any children's voices, from any time, the light under the trees thickens, turns malevolent.†   (source)
  • Max saw that these were a variety of summoning circles—intricate, powerful diagrams used when summoning malevolent spirits.†   (source)
  • The teeth unrepaired, the coal credit cut off, the chest pains unattended, the school shoes unbought, the rush-stuffed mattresses, the broken toilets, the leaning porches, the slurred remarks and the staggering childish malevolence of their employers.†   (source)
  • There was great shouting and confusion all around them, and the train breathed over them like some unimaginably malevolent beetle.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The very nature of his search-looking for malevolent intent perhaps hidden somewhere in Garzhvog's past-meant Eragon had to examine years of memories.†   (source)
  • He chuckled abruptly-it sounded like a malevolent growl-either at the radio, or at those in the city, or at the sky.†   (source)
  • Those in the forefront could now be seen in detail: ships with tall masts and black sails and decks that teemed with malevolent life.†   (source)
  • Years ago, he had wondered with contemptuous incredulity about the fanatical sects that appeared among men in the dark corners of history, the sects who believed that man was trapped in a malevolent universe ruled by evil for the sole purpose of his torture.†   (source)
  • But then the wagon comes to a stop, and the creature gives me a last malevolent look before disappearing with a dissatisfied hiss.†   (source)
  • The only common denominator among the hideous diversity of faces was their calm, unflinching malevolence.†   (source)
  • His impassive black eyes had a slightly minted cast, but they registered more boredom than malevolence.†   (source)
  • The malevolent heat, now that they were trapped in this spot, began rising from the floor and descending from the ceiling.†   (source)
  • It was so swift, so uncontested, so simple, that Dr. Stadler felt no horror, he felt nothing, it was not the reality he had known, it was the realm of a child's nightmare where material objects could be dissolved by means of a single malevolent wish.†   (source)
  • The aura radiated by the undead blacksmith had been a far more malevolent force than the nausea-inducing presence of the woman's ghost.†   (source)
  • In the background was a figure estranged and disembodied from the others, the unmistakable figure of the Bear, smoking his cigar and overseeing the proceedings with a malevolently inappropriate grin.†   (source)
  • "Oh, I'm scuffling, man, got to keep scuffling, you know"—eyes seeming to press forward like two malevolent insects, hair flying, lips and forehead wet.†   (source)
  • -he cried soundlessly to someone at large, in protest and in demanding anger-in protest against whatever it was that kept forcing these thoughts into his mind-in anger at a universe where some malevolent power would not permit him to find enjoyment without the need to know what he wanted or why.†   (source)
  • He looked at the door with a sensation of malevolent triumph at the thought of all those voices being defeated by the innocuous figure of his secretary, a young man expert at nothing but the art of evasion, which he practiced with the gray, rubber limpness of the amoral.†   (source)
  • He was seeing the progression of the years, the monstrous extortions, the impossible demands, the inexplicable victories of evil, the preposterous plans and unintelligible goals proclaimed in volumes of muddy philosophy, the desperate wonder of the victims who thought that some complex, malevolent wisdom was moving the powers destroying the world-and all of it had rested on one tenet behind the shifty eyes of the victors: he'll do something!†   (source)
  • A pointless chuckle kept breaking his voice when he spoke, the sound of a static, unfocused malevolence, "It went bust, the great factory.†   (source)
  • She saw nothing in his face except the blind malevolence of pain, of some long-repressed anger that broke out upon the first object available, almost without consciousness of the object's identity.†   (source)
  • What I want you to understand, Miss Taggart, is the full evil of those who claim to have become convinced that this earth, by its nature, is a realm of malevolence where the good has no chance to win.†   (source)
  • But she would work, she thought, and the harder she worked, the more malevolence she would draw from the people around her, and she would not know when truth would be expected of her and when a lie, but the stricter her honesty, the greater the fraud she would be asked to suffer at their hands.†   (source)
  • The building had an air of silent malevolence, like a puffed, venomous mushroom; it was obviously modern, but its sloppy, rounded, ineptly unspecific lines made it look like a primitive structure unearthed in the heart of the jungle, devoted to some secret rites of savagery.†   (source)
  • …as innocent a trust in any stranger's ability to recognize it, they had the eager curiosity that would venture anywhere with the certainty that life held nothing unworthy of or closed to discovery, and they looked as if, should they encounter malevolence, they would reject it contemptuously, not as dangerous, but as stupid, they would not accept it in bruised resignation as the law of existence, "They represent my particular career, Miss Taggart," said the young mother in answer to her…†   (source)
  • Despite my lust, I returned to my writing desk and tried to scratch away for an hour or so, almost but not quite oblivious of the stirrings, the comings and goings of the other occupants of the house—Morris Fink muttering malevolently to himself as he swept the front porch, Yetta Zimmerman clumping down from her quarters on the third floor to give the place her morning once-over, the whalelike Moishe Muskatblit departing in a ponderous rush for his yeshiva, improbably whistling "The…†   (source)
  • Quizzard was a giant pulp-like man, fat, with flaming red beard, dead white skin, and malevolent dead white eyes.†   (source)
  • When he saw the white man standing there, staring at him incredulously, he hesitated for a moment and then came straight on, passing him on silent feet, but with a malevolent glare.†   (source)
  • A lean cat stalked the gutter and fled as they approached; turned to watch them, with yellow, malevolent eyes, from the ambush of a garbage can.†   (source)
  • But she had returned to the house, with her jaw set, and had found him asleep as if nothing had happened, and two or three days later she'd said with half-conscious malevolence that she would kill herself, she was a burden on him, and he had said "No!†   (source)
  • John thought for that moment that his father believed the words had come from him, his eyes were so wild and depthlessly malevolent, and his mouth was twisted into such a snarl of pain.†   (source)
  • Between these two extremes, the greeting cards, received year after year, on Christmas, or Easter, or birthdays, trumpeted their glad tidings; while the green metal serpent, perpetually malevolent, raised its head proudly in the midst of these trophies, biding the time to strike.†   (source)
  • "They took long enough," he said, casting a malevolent glance over his shoulder.†   (source)
  • Archie turned to her, his eye malevolent, and when he spoke there was cold anger in his rusty voice.†   (source)
  • He mailed the letter, with a sense of malevolent triumph.†   (source)
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