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virulent
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
of disease:  very bad — perhaps very contagious

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harsh or hateful
  • He said, turning first toward Mr. Thesiger, and then looking at Mr. Hawley— "I protest before you, sir, as a Christian minister, against the sanction of proceedings towards me which are dictated by virulent hatred.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (97% in)

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