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malicious
used in King Lear

2 uses
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Definition
wanting to see others suffer; or threatening evil
  • How malicious is my fortune, that I must repent to be just!
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 — A Room in Gloster's Castle (36% in)
malicious = wanting to see others suffer; or threatening evil
  • Sir, I am too old to learn: Call not your stocks for me: I serve the king; On whose employment I was sent to you: You shall do small respect, show too bold malice Against the grace and person of my master, Stocking his messenger.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Before Gloster's Castle (74% in)

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