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sadist

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Definition someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others
  • a sadist who maneuvered to get the job of disciplining the slaves
  • 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
  • Man was forced to accept masochism as his ideal—under the threat that sadism was his only alternative.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • 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
  • I have a definite sadistic delight in seeing or causing death.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Oh, a sadistic vampire, intent on torturing her to death, sure, no problem, she runs off to meet him.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • Handing down bad decisions through sadistic spite, that's the one She dare not indulge.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • An act of madness, partly—of monstrous sadism.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I think it's crazy and sadistic," I said bitterly.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • So Nick Is a Lying Killer-slash-Sexual Sadist.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • He was — is a messianic sadist, a butcher.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Just my luck, my angel mentor was tilted a bit to the sadistic side.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Mademoiselle LeFarge has a particularly sadistic smile on her face when we arrive.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • "I'm not sadistic about it," she assured me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • 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
  • Maybe if he knows I helped Rue, he won't choose some slow, sadistic end for me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • What a sadistic thing to tell a kid.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Or was I a sadist, someone who secretly enjoyed their torment and wanted to witness it firsthand?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • She turned the page to reveal a photo of a sadistic-looking dentist.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Then I hear him laughing, a sadistic chuckle that stokes my defiance.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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