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diabolical
used in The Brothers Karamazov

4 uses
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Definition
evil; very bad; or cruel and clever (like something of the devil)
  • By some diabolical unseemly chance the case was brought into court.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (40% in)
  • Why should he know that diabolical good and evil when it costs so much?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (42% in)
  • Ah, he likes being always surrounded with company, and he likes to tell his companions everything, even his most diabolical and dangerous ideas; he likes to share every thought with others, and expects, for some reason, that those he confides in will meet him with perfect sympathy, enter into all his troubles and anxieties, take his part and not oppose him in anything.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (48% in)
  • On one point they will show diabolical cunning, while another will escape them altogether.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (60% in)

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