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used in Middlemarch

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the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
  • The first part of this speech comprised his whole store of maledictory expression, and was uttered with a slight snarl easy to imagine.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (25% in)
  • But still the disappointed father held a strong lever; and Fred felt as if he were being banished with a malediction.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (33% in)

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