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used in Wuthering Heights

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evil; very bad; or cruel and clever (like something of the devil)
  • 'My amiable lady!' he interrupted, with an almost diabolical sneer on his face.
    Chapter 2 (43% in)
  • And, truly, it appeared as if the lad WERE possessed of something diabolical at that period.
    Chapter 8 (25% in)
  • I just hope, I pray, that he may forget his diabolical prudence and kill me!
    Chapter 14 (69% in)
  • That is the most diabolical deed that ever you did.
    Chapter 15 (90% in)
  • His forehead, that I once thought so manly, and that I now think so diabolical, was shaded with a heavy cloud; his basilisk eyes were nearly quenched by sleeplessness, and weeping, perhaps, for the lashes were wet then: his lips devoid of their ferocious sneer, and sealed in an expression of unspeakable sadness.
    Chapter 17 (55% in)
  • 'No, it was not because I disliked Mr. Heathcliff, but because Mr. Heathcliff dislikes me; and is a most diabolical man, delighting to wrong and ruin those he hates, if they give him the slightest opportunity.
    Chapter 21 (66% in)
  • At this diabolical violence I rushed on him furiously.
    Chapter 27 (48% in)
  • 'Master Linton,' I cried, seeing we were regularly imprisoned, 'you know what your diabolical father is after, and you shall tell us, or I'll box your ears, as he has done your cousin's.'
    Chapter 27 (55% in)

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