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malicious
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

24 uses
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Definition
wanting to see others suffer; or threatening evil
  • It was no longer the voice of the bald man; it was the voice of a woman, bigoted and malicious.
    1.2.3 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 3 — Kisses for Blows (42% in)
  • ...de Bourbon, the bailiff of the courts, Madame Marguerite of Austria, the sergeants with their rods, the cold, the heat, the bad weather, the Bishop of Paris, the Pope of the Fools, the pillars, the statues, that closed door, that open window; all to the vast amusement of a band of scholars and lackeys scattered through the mass, who mingled with all this discontent their teasing remarks, and their malicious suggestions, and pricked the general bad temper with a pin, so to speak.
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (51% in)
  • Then, while Guillaume Rym, a "sage and malicious man," as Philippe de Comines puts it, watched them both with a smile of raillery and superiority, each sought his place, the cardinal quite abashed and troubled, Coppenole tranquil and haughty, and thinking, no doubt, that his title of hosier was as good as any other, after all, and that Marie of Burgundy, mother to that Marguerite whom Coppenole was to-day bestowing in marriage, would have been less afraid of the cardinal than of the...
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (16% in)
  • ...tetrahedral nose, that horseshoe mouth; that little left eye obstructed with a red, bushy, bristling eyebrow, while the right eye disappeared entirely beneath an enormous wart; of those teeth in disarray, broken here and there, like the embattled parapet of a fortress; of that callous lip, upon which one of these teeth encroached, like the tusk of an elephant; of that forked chin; and above all, of the expression spread over the whole; of that mixture of malice, amazement, and sadness.
    1.1.5 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 5 — Quasimodo (60% in)
  • For the hunchback was robust; for the bandy-legged fellow was agile; for the deaf man was malicious: three qualities which temper ridicule.
    1.2.3 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 3 — Kisses for Blows (83% in)
  • ...and borne to the treasury of the church of Saint Opportune, where the sacristan, even as late as 1789, earned a tolerably handsome revenue out of the great miracle of the Statue of the Virgin at the corner of the Rue Mauconseil, which had, by its mere presence, on the memorable night between the sixth and seventh of January, 1482, exorcised the defunct Eustache Moubon, who, in order to play a trick on the devil, had at his death maliciously concealed his soul in his straw pallet.
    1.2.5 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 5 — Result of the Dangers (99% in)
  • The second effect of his misfortune was to render him malicious.
    1.4.3 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 3 — Immanis Pecoris Custos, Immanior Ipse (42% in)
  • He was malicious, in fact, because he was savage; he was savage because he was ugly.
    1.4.3 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 3 — Immanis Pecoris Custos, Immanior Ipse (42% in)
  • Nevertheless, there was one human creature whom Quasimodo excepted from his malice and from his hatred for others, and whom he loved even more, perhaps, than his cathedral: this was Claude Frollo.
    1.4.4 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 4 — The Dog and his Master (5% in)
  • Parisian malice, which thrusts its finger into everything, even into things which concern it the least, affirmed that it had beheld but few widows there.
    1.6.2 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 2 — The Rat-Hole (86% in)
  • Her white goat knows tricks that are too malicious for there not to be some impiety underneath it all.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (61% in)
  • The joy at seeing him appear thus in the pillory had been universal; and the harsh punishment which he had just suffered, and the pitiful condition in which it had left him, far from softening the populace had rendered its hatred more malicious by arming it with a touch of mirth.
    1.6.4 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 4 — A Tear for a Drop of Water (54% in)
  • All cherished some rancor against him, some for his malice, others for his ugliness.
    1.6.4 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 4 — A Tear for a Drop of Water (56% in)
  • They were cruel and graceful; they searched and rummaged maliciously in her poor and silly toilet of spangles and tinsel.
    2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (76% in)
  • A malicious page amused himself by splashing the scholars, by making his horse gallop through the mire!
    2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (67% in)
  • This quotation, which the scholar borrowed with malice, perchance, from the wall of the cell, produced a singular effect on the archdeacon.
    2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (83% in)
  • ...whistled an air, indulged in a sportive pirouette, looked about to see whether there were not something more in the cell to take, gathered up here and there on the furnace some amulet in glass which might serve to bestow, in the guise of a trinket, on Isabeau la Thierrye, finally pushed open the door which his brother had left unfastened, as a last indulgence, and which he, in his turn, left open as a last piece of malice, and descended the circular staircase, skipping like a bird.
    2.7.6 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 6 — The Effect Which Seven Oaths.... (12% in)
  • Meanwhile, all malice was not extinguished in the captain's heart.
    2.7.7 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 7 — The Mysterious Monk (39% in)
  • After all, nature was not dumb in the poor fellow, and his human sensibility, all maliciously contorted as it was, quivered no less than any other.
    2.9.4 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 4 — Earthenware and Crystal (60% in)
  • Vilify me, strike me, be malicious!
    2.9.6 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 6 — Continuation of the Key to.... (28% in)
  • Jehan gazed at him with a malicious, knowing look, and cracked his fingers like castanets.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (78% in)
  • "Sire," resumed Olivier le Daim, with the malicious air of a man who rejoices that he is about to deal a violent blow, " 'tis not against the bailiff of the courts that this popular sedition is directed."
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (91% in)
  • —'tis a villanous, malicious old king.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (15% in)
  • You thought me very malicious, did you not?
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (55% in)

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