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malicious
used in Oliver Twist

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wanting to see others suffer; or threatening evil
  • That he had, from his birth, displayed no better qualities than treachery, ingratitude, and malice.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (84% in)
  • Intent upon this innocent amusement, Noah put his feet on the table-cloth; and pulled Oliver's hair; and twitched his ears; and expressed his opinion that he was a 'sneak'; and furthermore announced his intention of coming to see him hanged, whenever that desirable event should take place; and entered upon various topics of petty annoyance, like a malicious and ill-conditioned charity-boy as he was.
    Chapter 6 — Oliver, Being Goaded by the Taunts of Noah, Rouses into Action.... (39% in)
  • 'That's very likely,' returned Sikes with a malicious grin.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (38% in)
  • Every member of the respectable coterie appeared plunged in his own reflections; not excepting the dog, who by a certain malicious licking of his lips seemed to be meditating an attack upon the legs of the first gentleman or lady he might encounter in the streets when he went out.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (42% in)
  • When Mr. Brownlow admitted that on no one point of inquiry could he yet return a satisfactory answer; and that he had postponed any investigation into Oliver's previous history until he thought the boy was strong enough to hear it; Mr. Grimwig chuckled maliciously.
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (73% in)
  • The old gentleman was just going to say that Oliver should not go out on any account; when a most malicious cough from Mr. Grimwig determined him that he should; and that, by his prompt discharge of the commission, he should prove to him the injustice of his suspicions: on this head at least: at once.
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (86% in)
  • He talked of miseries which his wife had brought upon him; of the rebellious disposition, vice, malice, and premature bad passions of you his only son, who had been trained to hate him; and left you, and your mother, each an annuity of eight hundred pounds.
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (37% in)
  • As the villain folded his arms tight together, and muttered curses on himself in the impotence of baffled malice, Mr. Brownlow turned to the terrified group beside him, and explained that the Jew, who had been his old accomplice and confidant, had a large reward for keeping Oliver ensnared: of which some part was to be given up, in the event of his being rescued: and that a dispute on this head had led to their visit to the country house for the purpose of identifying him.
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (50% in)
  • I offer you, now, no distinction among a bustling crowd; no mingling with a world of malice and detraction, where the blood is called into honest cheeks by aught but real disgrace and shame; but a home—a heart and home—yes, dearest Rose, and those, and those alone, are all I have to offer.'
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (92% in)

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