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malicious
used in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

10 uses
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Definition
wanting to see others suffer; or threatening evil
  • She was loaded to the eyelids with cold malice.
    Chapter 16 (63% in)
malice = the desire to hurt others or see them suffer
  • There was half a moment of silence, immediately interrupted by the droning voice of the salaried cicerone: "Ancient hauberk, date of the sixth century, time of King Arthur and the Round Table; said to have belonged to the knight Sir Sagramor le Desirous; observe the round hole through the chain-mail in the left breast; can't be accounted for; supposed to have been done with a bullet since invention of firearms—perhaps maliciously by Cromwell's soldiers."
    Preface (25% in)
  • Merlin, in his malice, has woven a spell about this dungeon, and there bides not the man in these kingdoms that would be desperate enough to essay to cross its lines with you!
    Chapter 5 (26% in)
  • I had always responded to his efforts as well as I could, and felt a very deep and real kindness for him, too, for the reason that if by malice of fate he knew the one particular anecdote which I had heard oftenest and had most hated and most loathed all my life, he had at least spared it me.
    Chapter 9 (76% in)
  • A master might kill his slave for nothing—for mere spite, malice, or to pass the time—just as we have seen that the crowned head could do it with his slave, that is to say, anybody.
    Chapter 18 (27% in)
  • However, it was not for that that I left him jailed, but for maliciously destroying the only public well in one of his wretched villages.
    Chapter 18 (65% in)
  • If he were persuaded against his will, he would load that well with a malicious enchantment which would balk me until I found out its secret.
    Chapter 22 (19% in)
  • I take it none of you are unpopular—by reason of pride or insolence, or conspicuous prosperity, or any of those things that excite envy and malice among the base scum of a village?
    Chapter 33 (86% in)
  • Merlin broke in, rubbing his hands and smiling his lowdownest smile of malicious gratification: " 'tis well said, right well said!
    Chapter 39 (80% in)
  • She halted, and said with an accent of malicious satisfaction: "Ye were conquerors; ye are conquered!
    Chapter 44 (71% in)

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