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vindictive
used in Anna Karenina

4 uses
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Definition
desirous of seeking revenge or wanting to hurt someone
  • To all inquiries made him as to how he felt, he made the same answer with an expression of vindictive reproachfulness, "I'm suffering horribly, intolerably!"
    Part Five (58% in)
  • He was shouting for the very course Sergey Ivanovitch had proposed; but it was evident that he hated him and all his party, and this feeling of hatred spread through the whole party and roused in opposition to it the same vindictiveness, though in a more seemly form, on the other side.
    Part Six (85% in)
  • Then recalling all the excitement and vindictiveness he had seen on all the faces, he felt sad; he made up his mind to go, and went downstairs.
    Part Six (94% in)
  • But as he said these words there gleamed in his eyes not merely a cold look, but the vindictive look of a man persecuted and made cruel.
    Part Six (**% in)

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