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  • of a person — wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
  • of a thing — exerting an evil or harmful influence
  • The commanders met with polite bows but with secret malevolence in their hearts.
    Book Two — 1805 (84% in)
  • Seeing him, Kutuzov's malevolent and caustic expression softened, as if admitting that what was being done was not his adjutant's fault, and still not answering the Austrian adjutant, he addressed Bolkonski.
    Book Three — 1805 (79% in)
  • Now I recalled every detail of that meeting and in my mind gave him the most malevolent and bitter replies.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (36% in)
  • She saw the coldness and malevolence with which the old prince received and dismissed the young men, possible suitors, who sometimes appeared at their house.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (7% in)
  • When the count came to see her she turned anxiously round at the sound of a man's footstep, and then her face resumed its cold and malevolent expression.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (83% in)
  • He became still more absorbed in his task when the Russian general entered, and after glancing over his spectacles at Balashev's face, which was animated by the beauty of the morning and by his talk with Murat, he did not rise or even stir, but scowled still more and sneered malevolently.
    Book Nine — 1812 (17% in)
  • With a sudden expression of malevolence on his aged face, Adraksin shouted at Pierre: "In the first place, I tell you we have no right to question the Emperor about that, and secondly, if the Russian nobility had that right, the Emperor could not answer such a question.
    Book Nine — 1812 (96% in)
  • "Oh, that count of yours!" said the princess malevolently.
    Book Ten — 1812 (50% in)
  • There was something horrible and bestial in the fleeting glance they threw at the riders and in the malevolent expression with which, after a glance at Kutuzov, the soldier with the sores immediately turned away and went on with what he was doing.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (9% in)

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