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nefarious

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Definition extremely wicked
  • His reputation was ruined; racing officials tailed him around after his reinstatement, trying to catch him in some nefarious act.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • His Holiness was the most nefarious deceiver the church had ever seen.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He has no certain knowledge of anything nefarious.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Each plane failed for a different reason, and none of them indicate any pattern of sabotage or nefarious activity.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • You see, my dear, I was engaged in some of my nefarious schemes here during the war and these people have devilish long memories!
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • What she had made was called a grappling hook, which is something used for climbing up the sides of buildings, usually for a nefarious purpose.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • A demon was reflected in its surface, a nefarious thing with curling horns and a cruel, pitiless face.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • "It's also said Sean na Sagart, who was a nefarious priest hunter, is buried in the cemetery here.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Kells must not use her for his nefarious schemes.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • One, that our memories were altered against our will and we are the pawns of some nefarious entity.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • He was stopped before he could do something more nefarious.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The Criminal Element spoke often, and passionately, about the nefarious activities that every human being is capable of.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • She trusted Kalden, and couldn't believe he had any nefarious intentions.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Even the doctor's and Ian's casual chatter seemed like a cover for some nefarious move.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Are you two boys plotting something nefarious?
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • "Whatever nefarious end the wights are seeking," Addison said, "it's clear that they need all the ymbrynes to accomplish it.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Words like: viscous, impunity, paroxysm, unctuous, nefarious, onanistic, perfidious, lugubrious.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Come, my faux juggernaut, my nefarious loins!
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Frau Diller was a sharp-edged woman with fat glasses and a nefarious glare.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • To nefarious practices, to illegalities, small and large, to the criminal mind.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death

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