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evil; very bad; or cruel and clever (like something of the devil)
  • There was something quite diabolical in not leaving him a farthing after all.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (79% in)
  • Plying among his recollections in this way, Mr. Brooke might have got along, easily to himself, and would have come back from the remotest seas without trouble; but a diabolical procedure had been set up by the enemy.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (73% in)

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