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baleful
used in Catch-22

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Definition
threatening or harmful
  • General Dreedle ignored him completely, turning away from him in baleful scorn to hand Yossarian his medal in its case.
    Chapter 21 — General Dreedle (66% in)
  • Then, just when that was blowing over, there was the matter of Clevinger's plane disappearing so mysteriously in thin air with every member of the crew, and blame for the strange mishap centering balefully on him because he had never signed any of the loyalty oaths.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (75% in)
  • But that was the law, Sergeant Towser explained, and all Yossarian could do was glare at them in baleful apology as he made room for them and volunteer helpful penitent hints as they moved inside his privacy and made themselves at home.
    Chapter 32 — Yo-Yo's Roomies (43% in)

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