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infernal
used in Wuthering Heights

13 uses
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Definition
very bad; or very annoying; or characteristic of hell
  • I want you to be aware that I KNOW you have treated me infernally — infernally!
    Chapter 11 (36% in)
  • On coming up from dinner, however, (N.B. — I dine between twelve and one o'clock; the housekeeper, a matronly lady, taken as a fixture along with the house, could not, or would not, comprehend my request that I might be served at five) — on mounting the stairs with this lazy intention, and stepping into the room, I saw a servant-girl on her knees surrounded by brushes and coal-scuttles, and raising an infernal dust as she extinguished the flames with heaps of cinders.
    Chapter 2 (3% in)
  • I could not half tell what an infernal house we had.
    Chapter 8 (26% in)
  • Besides, it's infernal affectation — devilish conceit it is, to cherish our ears — we're asses enough without them.
    Chapter 9 (6% in)
  • I want you to be aware that I KNOW you have treated me infernally — infernally!
    Chapter 11 (36% in)
  • 'I've treated you infernally — and you'll take your revenge!
    Chapter 11 (38% in)
  • How have I treated you infernally?'
    Chapter 11 (39% in)
  • Is it not sufficient for your infernal selfishness, that while you are at peace I shall writhe in the torments of hell?'
    Chapter 15 (51% in)
  • And far rather would I be condemned to a perpetual dwelling in the infernal regions than, even for one night, abide beneath the roof of Wuthering Heights again.'
    Chapter 17 (70% in)
  • Hareton, you infernal calf, begone to your work.
    Chapter 20 (73% in)
  • Infernal! keeping my nerves at such a stretch that, if they had not resembled catgut, they would long ago have relaxed to the feebleness of Linton's.
    Chapter 29 (78% in)
  • I supposed I should be condemned in Hareton Earnshaw's heart, if not by his mouth, to the lowest pit in the infernal regions if I showed my unfortunate person in his neighbourhood then; and feeling very mean and malignant, I skulked round to seek refuge in the kitchen.
    Chapter 32 (28% in)
  • 'What fiend possesses you to stare back at me, continually, with those infernal eyes?
    Chapter 33 (15% in)

There are no more uses of "infernal" in Wuthering Heights.

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