How to use Malevolence in a sentence
The commanders met with polite bows but with secret malevolence in their hearts.
The ascription of malevolence to the world of spirits is by no means universal.
Walk alone in the forest at night and the unruly subconscious will conjure a lurking malevolence.
There was a feeling of such malevolence that I feared for our lives.
It sustains a mood of dark malevolence throughout and has some of the most original songs I have ever heard.Advertisement
Its conservative and libertarian elements have already been purged by time and active malevolence to the outer limits of influence.
It may be noted that the original sense of "demon" was a benevolent being; but in English the name now connotes malevolence; in German it has a neutral sense, e.g.
In many places streams or springs are credited with the power of removing barrenness which, in primitive thought, is often ascribed to supernatural malevolence.
Several readers agree that nothing tops Shellac's Prayer to God for sheer malevolence.
He then exhibits the unhappiness that results from any excess of the self-regarding impulses, bodily appetite, desire of wealth, emulation, resentment, even love of life itself; and ends by dwelling on the intrinsic painfulness of all malevolence .2 One more special impulse remains to be noticed.Advertisement
I mean, is it the scriptwriter's fault that Trevor can only do ominous malevolence or should they write him accordingly?
This is all very dry stuff, but my hangover is kicking in with real malevolence now I'm afraid.
It's full of great, memorable hooks, powerful choruses and dynamic riffs, whilst still reeking of pure malevolence.
She saw the coldness and malevolence with which the old prince received and dismissed the young men, possible suitors, who sometimes appeared at their house.
Every one, it would seem, can tell what value he sets on the pleasures of alimentation, sex, the senses generally, wealth, power, curiosity, sympathy, antipathy (malevolence), the goodwill of individuals or of society at large, and on the corresponding pains, as well as the pains of labour and organic disorders; 1 and can guess the rate at which they are valued by others; therefore if it be once granted that all actions are determined by pleasures and pains, and are to be tried by the same standard, the art of legislation and private conduct is apparently placed on an empirical basis.Advertisement
He constantly speaks of the malevolence and detraction of an older poet, whose name is said to have been Luscius Lavinius or Lanuvinus.
He conducted the trial with marked partiality and malevolence, condemned the maid to imprisonment for life, and then, under pressure from the populace and the English, had recourse to fresh perfidies, declared Joan a relapsed heretic, excommunicated her, and handed her over to the secular arm on the 30th of May 1431.