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.
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.
With a sudden expression of malevolence on his aged face, Adraksin shouted at Pierre:
Differing as they did in politics, Gibbon's testimony to the genius and character of the great statesman is highly honourable to both: " Perhaps no human being," he says, " was ever more perfectly exempt from the taint of malevolence, vanity, or falsehood."
He constantly speaks of the malevolence and detraction of an older poet, whose name is said to have been Luscius Lavinius or Lanuvinus.
The calamity of Jerusalem can only be the sack of the city by Nebuchadrezzar (586 B.C.); the malevolence and cruelty of Edom on this occasion are characterized in similar terms by several writers of the exile or subsequent periods, but by none with the same circumstance and vividness of detail as here (Ezek.
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.
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.
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.
There was a feeling of such malevolence that I feared for our lives.
Walk alone in the forest at night and the unruly subconscious will conjure a lurking malevolence.
This is all very dry stuff, but my hangover is kicking in with real malevolence now I'm afraid.
It sustains a mood of dark malevolence throughout and has some of the most original songs I have ever heard.
Its conservative and libertarian elements have already been purged by time and active malevolence to the outer limits of influence.
mercantile spirit has shown its profound malevolence.
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.
I mean, is it the scriptwriter's fault that Trevor can only do ominous malevolence or should they write him accordingly?
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.
It's full of great, memorable hooks, powerful choruses and dynamic riffs, whilst still reeking of pure malevolence.
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